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The Flintstones 

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The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jean Vander Pyl ...  Wilma Flintstone / ... 167 episodes, 1960-1966
Alan Reed ...  Fred Flintstone / ... 166 episodes, 1960-1966
Mel Blanc ...  Barney Rubble / ... 164 episodes, 1960-1966
Bea Benaderet ...  Betty Rubble / ... 112 episodes, 1960-1964
Don Messick ...  Bamm-Bamm Rubble / ... 86 episodes, 1961-1966
John Stephenson ...  Mr. Slate / ... 73 episodes, 1960-1966
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This popular animated television cartoon featured two Stone Age families, the Flintstones and their neighbors, the Rubbles. Much of the humor was based on its comic portrayals of modern conveniences, reinterpreted using Stone Age 'technology.' Most notably were their cars, complete with absence of floorboards to allow them to be 'foot-powered.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Something old - Something new! But nothing borrowed and nothing blue! A brand new idea - an adult cartoon series! THE FLINTSTONES!...a couple just like the folks you know - except they live in the Stone Age!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flagstones See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(166 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For almost all of season two, after Mel Blanc's near-fatal automobile accident on Tuesday, January 24th, 1961, the show was taped in his bedroom where he lay in a full-body cast. Daws Butler, who had voiced both Fred and Barney in the original pilot The Flintstones: The Flagstones (1960) filled in as the voice of Barney Rubble for five episodes. The titles & address links, (where Daws Butler filled in for the recovering 'Mel Blanc' are 1st: The Flintstones: The Hit Song Writers (1961). 2nd: The Flintstones: Droop Along Flintstone (1961). 3rd: The Flintstones: Fred Flintstone Woos Again (1961). 4th: The Flintstones: The Rock Quarry Story (1961). & 5th, The Flintstones: The Little White Lie (1961).Executive Producer, Joseph Barbera did say that as many as 16 people, along with recording equipment, speakers and other items crowded into Mel Blanc's bedroom, as he was recovering. See more »

Goofs

The bosses of Fred and Barney, both have first name, of George. But their last name keeps changing from Slate to Granite, back & forth, (most like a light switch, turned on or off) throughout season one. See more »

Quotes

Fred Flintstone: I love my dear sweet mother in-law. My mother in-law is a doll.
Attendant: Are you feeling alright, mister?
Fred Flintstone: Huh? Yeah. Yeah, I'm okay.
Attendant: Good. Good. You just stay in here and rest. That hot sun out there is a killer.
Fred Flintstone: Poor guy, he must have been standing in it for hours.
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Crazy Credits

First season episodes incorporated an ad for Winston Cigarettes into the opening credits (this version of the opening was removed for syndication). Due to the decision to use a standard opening and closing for syndicated versions of the episodes, numerous episodes have incorrect closing credits. Sixth & last season episode debuted with, The Flintstones: No Biz Like Show Biz (1965) dropped the "Meet the Flintstones" closing credit song, in favor of footage of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm singing "Let the Sunshine In." (a reminder of Fred Flintstone's dream, earlier in the musical program). See more »

Alternate Versions

The original closing credits to the first two seasons of the show are similar, but not identical, to the more familiar version. After turning off the TV from the opening credits, Fred goes off to his room (and Dino hops back into the chair). Quietly walking into his room so as not to wake the sleeping Wilma, Fred closes the cover on the bird's cage in the bedroom and yawns, cross-fading to a shot of lights going off one-by-one around Bedrock as everyone turns in for the night. Fred sets the milk bottles out for the milkman, then puts the cat out, who, instead of sneaking back into the house and putting *Fred* out as in the more familiar version, simply slips back into the house and locks the door before Fred can get in. Fred starts pounding on the door, screaming "Wilma!" "Wilma, open this door," louder and louder as he does, causing all those lights that went out around town to all come back one again, one by one. This sequence, like the original opening, was scored with "Rise and Shine." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Rubble Gotta Get Rich
Performed by Barney Rubble
Written by A. Smith, D. Caddell and T. Barreca
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Probably the most enduring of all cartoons!
22 March 2002 | by uds3See all my reviews

THE FLINTSTONES hold a special place in my memory, as I'm sure they do for many people the world over. The series started in Britain in 1960, the year I had my very first job - babysitting for a neighbor. I was just 15. The two kids were total brats, screaming, spoilt, mashed potato slam-dunked over the wallpaper...but I didn't care, I was watching Fred and Barney live out there lives of near-perfection in a world that was starting to move away from near perfection! "Yabba Dabba Doo" must surely be one of the most recognizable cries on earth - WHO would not know its origins from 4 to 90?

The success of this animated icon probably lies in the simplicity of the Flintstone and Rubble clans. Everyone on this planet is part Fred, Barney, Betty or Wilmer at some time in their lives. Events depicted in each and every episode were things that everyone can, did (and will continue) to identify with. They are Mr and Mrs Average and if we all lived our lives and never achieved anything more than the Flintstones we could justifiably be happy. The show supported family values, decency, togetherness, love, friendship, clean living, laughter and it was environmentally aware, socially responsible and able STILL to reach children.

The lives of everyone in the Western World would have been that much poorer had it not been for THE FLINTSTONES. I can't say as much for the two appalling movie spin-offs!


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