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The Flintstones
The Flintstones.jpg
Title screen from Seasons 1 – 3 in color.
Format Animated sitcom
Created by William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Sam Ellison
Starring Alan Reed
Jean Vander Pyl
Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet (Seasons 1–4)
Gerry Johnson (Seasons 5–6)
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 166 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera
Screen Gems
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original run September 30, 1960 (1960-09-30) – April 1, 1966 (1966-04-01)
Chronology
Followed by The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
.The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC.^ American animated television series .
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^ The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions (H-B) and celebrating 50 years on the air in 2010, The Flintstones is about a working class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend.
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^ Broadcast Original channel ABC Original run September 30, 1960 – April 1, 1966 Chronology Preceded by Snagglepuss Followed by The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (1971-1972) The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions (H-B), The Flintstones is about a working class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend.
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.Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Flintstones is about a working class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend.^ It was Hanna-Barbera's space age counterpart to The Flintstones.
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^ The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions (H-B) and celebrating 50 years on the air in 2010, The Flintstones is about a working class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend.
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^ Man and man's best friend.
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It has since been re-released on both DVD and VHS.
.This show played like a prehistoric Honeymooners, and its popularity rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern-day concerns in the Stone Age setting.^ This show played like a prehistoric Honeymooners and its popularity rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern-day concerns in the Stone Age setting.CD liner notes: Saturday Mornings: Cartoons' Greatest Hits, 1995 MCA Records .
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^ The show is also a fan favorite because of it's hilarious portrayals of Stone Age versions of modern conveniences.
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^ Product Description The modern stone-age family rocks again in 6 stone-age adventures for over 2 hours of prehistoric fun!
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Contents

Overview

.The show is set in the town of Bedrock (in some of the earlier episodes, it was also referred to as "Rockville") in the Stone Age era.^ Fred Flintstone is a working class, stone age caveman that lives in the town of Bedrock next to his good friends, the Rubbles, in the hit 1960's animated television series, the Flintstones.
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^ This show played like a prehistoric Honeymooners and its popularity rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern-day concerns in the Stone Age setting.
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^ She later appeared in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.The Stone Age setting allowed for gags and puns involving rocks; the names of the various characters being "rock" puns.
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.The show is an allegory to American society of the mid-20th century; in the Flintstones' fantasy version of the past, dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, and other long extinct animals co-exist with barefoot cavemen, who use technology very similar to that of the mid-20th century, although made entirely from pre-industrial materials and largely powered through the use of various animals.^ The show is an allegory to American society of the mid-20th century; in the Flintstones' fantasy version of the past, dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, and other long extinct animals co-exist with barefoot cavemen, who use .
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^ The Flintstones was the first American animated show to depict two people of the opposite sex (Fred and Wilma; Barney and Betty) sleeping together in one bed, although Fred and Wilma are sometimes depicted as sleeping in separate beds.
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^ In a running gag, the animals powering such technology would, breaking the fourth wall, look directly into the camera at the audience, shrug, and remark, "It's a living," or some similar phrase.
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.For example, the characters drive cars made out of stone or wood and animal skins and powered by foot.^ As "The End" appears on the drive-in screen, cars are streaming out of the drive-in theatre.
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Model of Flintstones car at 2008 New York International Auto Show.

Technology

.The show's character and uniqueness was embodied in the use of prehistoric animals as devices of technology.^ Model of Flintstones car at 2008 New York International Auto Show.One source of the show's humor was the ways animals were used for technology.
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.For example, when the characters took photographs with an instant camera, the inside of the camera box would be shown to contain a bird carving the picture on a stone tablet with its bill.^ For example, when the characters took photographs with an instant camera, the inside of the camera box would be shown to contain a bird carving the picture on a stone tablet with its bill.
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.In a running gag, the animals powering such technology would, breaking the fourth wall, look directly into the camera at the audience, shrug, and remark, "It's a living," or some similar phrase.^ In a running gag, the animals powering such technology would, breaking the fourth wall, look directly into the camera at the audience, shrug, and remark, "It's a living," or some similar phrase.
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^ Really, would it have worked if the old hag had turned into an “old hag looking enchantress”?
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^ Product Features * Draws powers directly from your wall outlet * Extra-long polarized cable .
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Other commonly seen gadgets in the series included:
  • a baby woolly mammoth being used as a vacuum cleaner
  • an adult woolly mammoth would act as a shower by spraying water with its trunk
  • lifts being raised and lowered by ropes around brontosauruses' necks
  • "automatic" windows are powered by monkeys that dwell on the outside
  • birds configured as "car horns" and activated by pulling on their tails or squeezing their bodies
  • an electric razor is depicted as a clam shell housing a honey-bee vibrating it as the edges are rubbed against the character's face.
  • a pelican with a beakful of soapy water is used as a washing machine.
  • a woodpecker, whose beak is used to play a gramophone record,
  • a woodpecker that lives in a box and uses its beak to draw a picture of whatever is in front of it, thus being the equivalent of a photocamera

Hollyrock

.Travel to "Hollyrock," a parody of Hollywood, California, usually involved an "airplane" flight—the "plane" in this case often shown as a giant pterodactyl.^ Travel to "Hollyrock," a parody of Hollywood, California, usually involved an "airplane" flight—the "plane" in this case often shown as a giant pterodactyl.
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.(Other familiar place names are similarly contorted: San Antonio becomes Sand-and-Stony-o; the country to the south of Bedrock's land is called Mexirock; and so forth.^ Christmas in Bedrock finds Fred befriending an orphaned street boy named Stony.
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)
.
Ann-Margret as "Ann Margrock" was one of many famous names who lent their likenesses and voices to the series.
^ Ann-Margret as "Ann Margrock" was one of many famous names who lent their likenesses and voices to the series.
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^ The guy who took away a show that so many kids love, and so many parents love, too?” Henry Corden handled the voice responsibilities of Fred after Reed's death in 1977.
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^ Like the famous Wizard of Oz’s many controversies, or better yet the Alice in Wonderland movie, that movie is riddled with drug references.
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She later appeared in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.
.The Stone Age setting allowed for gags and puns involving rocks; the names of the various characters being "rock" puns.^ Product Description The modern stone-age family rocks again in 6 stone-age adventures for over 2 hours of prehistoric fun!
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These included celebrities of the 1960s such as:
Johnny Rivers once appeared on an episode of The Flintstones.[citation needed]

The characters

The Flintstones

.
  • Frederick Joseph "Fred" Flintstone – The main character.^ The Flintstones Frederick Joseph "Fred" Flintstone - The main character of the show.
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    .Fred is an accident-prone quarry worker and head of the Flintstone clan.^ [Fred Flintstone, Quarry VP! Fred's finally make it to the top of the rock pile.
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    ^ Fred Flintstone Mask - Flintstones Costume Accessories - This is a full over-the-head latex or vinyl mask.
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    .He is quick to anger (usually over inconsequential matters) but a very loving husband and father.
  • Wilma Pebble Slaghoople Flintstone (née Pebble or Slaghoople, later Flintstone) – Fred's wife.^ Pearl Pebbles-Pebbles Slaghoople - Wilma's mother.
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    ^ Wilma Pebbles Slaghoople (née Pebble, later Slaghoople) - (Fred's wife.
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    ^ Wilma Flintstone is the wife of Fred Flintstone and mother to Pebbles.
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    She is clearly more intelligent and level-headed than her husband.
  • Pebbles Flintstone – The Flintstones' infant daughter.
  • Dino – The Flintstones' pet dinosaur, who barks like a puppy
  • Baby Puss – The Flintstones' pet saber toothed cat.
  • Pearl Pebbles-Pebbles Slaghoople – Wilma's mother.
  • Tex Hardrock – Fred's uncle on his mother's side.
  • Jemina Hardrock – Fred's uncle's sister.
  • Eddy Alfaro – Fred's Butler.
  • Zeke Flintstone – Fred's uncle, who owned Sandstone Cemente, a pun on the California town, San Clemente, that was the site of Richard Nixon's "Western White House."
  • Ed Flintstone – Fred's Father.
  • Edna Hardrock – Fred's Mother.

The Rubbles

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  • Barney Rubble – Fred's best friend and next door neighbor.^ Cover title: Fred and Barney, Best Friends.
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    ^ The Gruesomes - the Flintstone's strange next-door neighbors (inspired by the then-popular monster sitcoms The Addams Family and The Munsters) Uncle Giggles - Fred's eccentric uncle who lived on nightmare hill.
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    ^ The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions (H-B) and celebrating 50 years on the air in 2010, The Flintstones is about a working class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend.
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    He and Fred are both members of the fictional "Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes" (Lodge No. .26), a men-only club paralleling real-life fraternities such as the Freemasons.
  • Betty Rubble (Elizabeth Jean née McBricker) – Barney's wife and best friend of Wilma.
  • Bamm-Bamm Rubble – the Rubbles' abnormally strong adopted son.^ Ed Flintstone (Fred's Father) Edna Hardrock (Fred's Mother) [edit] The Rubbles Barney Rubble - Fred's best friend and next door neighbor Betty Rubble (née Elizabeth Jean McBricker) - Barney's wife.
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    ^ Bamm-Bamm Rubble - the Rubbles' abnormally strong adopted son.
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    ^ Flintstones Costumes for Men - Funny Costumes - Adult Halloween Costumes - This funny Barney Rubble costume includes the coat with collar, cuffs, wig and shoe covers.
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    His name comes from the only phrase he ever speaks: "Bamm, Bamm!".
  • Hoppy – The Rubbles' pet Hopparoo (a kangaroo/dinosaur combination creature)

Other characters

  • Mr. Slate – Fred Flintstone's hot tempered boss at the stone quarry.
  • Arnold – the paper boy. .A running gag is Fred being outsmarted by Arnold.
  • Joe Rockhead – a friend of Fred.
  • Sam Slagheap – the Grand Poobah of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes.
  • The Great Gazoo – an alien exiled to Earth who helps Fred and Barney, often against their will.
  • The Gruesomes – the Flintstones' strange next-door neighbors (inspired by the then-popular monster sitcoms The Addams Family and The Munsters).
  • Uncle Giggles – Fred's eccentric uncle who lived on Nightmare Hill.^ The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions (H-B) and celebrating 50 years on the air in 2010, The Flintstones is about a working class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend.
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    ^ Fred Flintstone is a working class, stone age caveman that lives in the town of Bedrock next to his good friends, the Rubbles, in the hit 1960's animated television series, the Flintstones.
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    ^ Barney and Fred joking about 3 heads…who’da thunk?
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    (A spoof of House on Haunted Hill)

Voices

.It has been noted that Fred Flintstone physically resembled voice actor Alan Reed, and also Jackie Gleason.^ LAVA (giving Fred a playful punch) You're too kind, Flintstone, that's what I like about you.
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.The voice of Barney was provided by legendary voice actor Mel Blanc, though five episodes during the second season employed Hanna-Barbera regular Daws Butler while Blanc was incapacitated by a near-fatal car accident.^ Now this beloved series teletransports onto DVD, all 24 hilarious Season-One episodes - plus Soaring Extras, both newly-made and vintage rarities drawn from the Hanna-Barbera vaults.
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^ Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones / story and pictures by Mel Crawford.
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^ Other title: Hanna-Barbera's Fred and Barney's Crazy Mixed-Up Mazes.
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Blanc was able to return to the series much sooner than expected, by virtue of a temporary recording studio for the entire cast set up at Blanc's bedside. It should be noted, however, that Blanc's portrayal of Barney Rubble had changed considerably after the accident. In the earliest episodes, Blanc had used a much higher pitch. After his recovery from the accident, Blanc used a deeper voice.
.Additional similarities with The Honeymooners included the fact that Reed based Fred's voice upon Jackie Gleason's interpretation of Ralph Kramden, while Blanc, after a season of using a nasal, high-pitched voice for Barney, eventually adopted a style of voice similar to that used by Art Carney in his portrayal of Ed Norton.^ Fred's been treating you lately -- BARNEY Fred's in a high-powered executive job, Betty.
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^ FRED & BARNEY 'Now it's time to do or die, grab that rock and kick it high, let's fight, fight, fight for Bedrock High!'
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^ BARNEY They're mad at you, Fred...
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.The first time that the Art Carney-like voice was used was for a few seconds in "The Prowler" (the third episode produced).^ More THE FLINTSTONES -- which holds the distinction of being the first prime-time animated series -- takes place in prehistoric Bedrock and comically explores what Stone Age life might have been like with a few "modern" conveniences.

^ THE FLINTSTONES -- which holds the distinction of being the first prime-time animated series -- takes place in prehistoric Bedrock and comically explores what Stone Age life might have been like with a few "modern" conveniences.

In a 1986 Playboy interview, Jackie Gleason said that Alan Reed had done voice-overs for Gleason in his early movies, and that he (Gleason) considered suing Hanna-Barbera for copying The Honeymooners but decided to let it pass.[2] Another version of Jackie Gleason's view of the situation was that he fully intended to sue Hanna-Barbera for plagiarizing his program..December 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] According to Henry Corden, who took over as the voice of Fred Flintstone after Alan Reed died, and was a friend of Gleason’s, “Jackie’s lawyers told him that he could probably have The Flintstones pulled right off the air.^ Fred seems oblivious to the fact that they're oblivious to him.
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^ "Status Report"* (The Flintstones, May 3, 1974) -- Summary: Wilma and Fred visit Mr. Granite in the hospital, and when they ask him how he is he calls a nurse to ask.
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^ Fred tosses the cheerleader sweater to Barney, who grins, pulls it on.
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.But they also told him, “Do you want to be known as the guy who yanked Fred Flintstone off the air?^ Who are you kidding, Flintstone?
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^ BARNEY I told you that, Fred.
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^ SLATE Flintstone, Lava, here, recommended that you be in charge of public relations to get Fibrerock off to a good start.
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The guy who took away a show that so many kids love, and so many parents love, too?”[citation needed]
.Henry Corden handled the voice responsibilities of Fred after Reed's death in 1977. Corden had previously provided Fred's singing voice in The Man Called Flintstone and later on Flintstones children's records.^ "Status Report"* (The Flintstones, May 3, 1974) -- Summary: Wilma and Fred visit Mr. Granite in the hospital, and when they ask him how he is he calls a nurse to ask.
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^ Adult Plus Size Fred Flintstone Costume - The Flintstones Costumes - Adult Plus Size Fred Flintstone - The Flintstones - Cave man fun is just around the pre-historic corner with this officially licensed Fred Flintstone Costume.
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^ Adult Plus Size Fred Flintstone - The Flintstones - Cave man fun is just around the pre-historic corner with this officially licensed Fred Flintstone Costume.
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.After 1999, Jeff Bergman performed the voice of Fred.^ After 1999, Jeff Bergman performed the voice of Fred.
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.Since Mel Blanc's death in 1989, Barney has been voiced by both Frank Welker and Kevin Richardson.^ Since Mel Blanc's death in 1989, Barney has been voiced by both Frank Welker and Kevin Richardson.
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^ The voice of Barney was provided by legendary voice actor Mel Blanc, though five episodes during the second season employed Hanna-Barbera regular Daws Butler while Blanc was incapacitated by a near-fatal car accident.
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.Various additional character voices were created by Hal Smith, Allan Melvin, Janet Waldo, Daws Butler and Howard Morris, among others.^ Various additional character voices were created by Hal Smith, Allan Melvin, Janet Waldo, Daws Butler, Howard Morris, among others.
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Voice cast

Music

.The opening and closing credits theme during the first two seasons was called "Rise and Shine", a lively instrumental underscore accompanying Fred on his drive home from work.^ Fred Flintstone's exclamation 'Yabba Dabba Dooo!', shouted in the opening credits as well as any time Fred became happy or excited, is widely known and repeated.
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^ The original music for the opening credits was not Meet the Flintstones of the subsequent seasons, but an instrumental number called "Rise and Shine," which sounded quite similar to This Is It, the theme of The Bugs Bunny Show.
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^ Fred and Wilma advertising Winston Cigarettes at the closing credits.The series was initially aimed at adult audiences; the first season was sponsored by Winston cigarettes and the characters appeared in several black and white television commercials for Winston.
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The tune resembled "The Bugs Bunny Overture (This is It!)," the theme song of ."The Bugs Bunny Show," also airing on ABC at the time, and may have been the reason the theme was changed in the third season.^ Beginning with the episode "The Surprise", aired midway through the third season, in which Wilma reveals her pregnancy to Fred, the arc continued through the trials and tribulations leading up to Pebbles' birth, and then continued with several episodes showing Fred and Wilma adjusting to the world of parenthood.
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^ Currently, the shows airing on Boomerang and the DVD releases have the original laugh track restored to most episodes (a number of episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 still lack them).
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^ The original music for the opening credits was not Meet the Flintstones of the subsequent seasons, but an instrumental number called "Rise and Shine," which sounded quite similar to This Is It, the theme of The Bugs Bunny Show.
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For the third season and beyond, the opening and closing credits theme was the familiar vocal, "Meet the Flintstones".

Production history

.Originally, the series was to have been titled The Flagstones, and a brief demonstration film was created to sell the idea of a "modern stone age family" to sponsors and the network.^ Voice cast Fred Flintstone - Alan Reed Wilma Flintstone - Jean Vander Pyl Pebbles Flintstone - Jean Vander Pyl (1963-1966) Barney Rubble/Dino - Mel Blanc Betty Rubble - Bea Benaderet (seasons 1-4/1960-1964) Betty Rubble - Gerry Johnson (seasons 5-6/1964-1966) Bamm-Bamm Rubble/Hoppy/Arnold - Don Messick (1963-1966) Mrs. Slate - Jean Vander Pyl and Bea Benaderet The Great Gazoo - Harvey Korman Mr. Slate - John Stephenson [edit] Production history Originally, the series was to have been titled The Flagstones, and a brief demonstration film was created to sell the idea of a "modern stone age family" to sponsors and the network.
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^ This show played like a prehistoric Honeymooners and its popularity rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern-day concerns in the Stone Age setting.
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^ Films and subsequent TV series Following the show's cancellation in 1966, a film based upon the series was created.
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[3]:3 .When the series itself was commissioned, the title was changed, possibly to avoid confusion with the Flagstons, characters in the comic strip Hi and Lois.^ Characters from the Flintstones in comic strip form.
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.After spending a brief period in development as The Gladstones (Gladstone being a Los Angeles telephone exchange at the time),[4] Hanna-Barbera settled upon The Flintstones.^ After spending a brief period in development as The Gladstones (GLadstone being a Los Angeles telephone exchange at the time),[3] Hanna-Barbera settled upon The Flintstones.
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^ Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstones : the mystery of the many missing things / by Paul S. Newman.
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^ It was Hanna-Barbera's space age counterpart to The Flintstones.
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.Aside from the animation and fantasy setting, the show's scripts and format are typical of 1950s and 1960s American situation comedies, with the usual family issues resolved with a laugh at the end of each episode.^ Aside from the animation and fantasy setting, the show's scripts and format are typical of 1950s and 1960s American situation comedies, with the usual family issues resolved with a laugh at the end of each episode.
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^ Currently, the shows airing on Boomerang and the DVD releases have the original laugh track restored to most episodes (a number of episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 still lack them).
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^ Writers :    Steven E. De Souza Genres :    Comedy    Family    Fantasy User Comments .
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.Although most Flintstones episodes are stand-alone storylines, the series did have a few story arcs.^ Although most Flintstones episodes are standalone storylines, the series did have a few story arcs.
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^ Although the cat, Baby Puss, was seen in the closing credits of every episode, it was rarely actually seen in any of the storylines.
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^ Opening teasers Each episode of The Flintstones opened with a short scene, lasting from a few seconds to a few minutes prior to the main titles.
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.The most notable example was a series of episodes surrounding the birth of Pebbles.^ The most notable example was a series of episodes surrounding the birth of Pebbles.
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^ Although most Flintstones episodes are standalone storylines, the series did have a few story arcs.
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.Beginning with the episode "The Surprise", aired midway through the third season (1/25/63), in which Wilma reveals her pregnancy to Fred, the arc continued through the trials and tribulations leading up to Pebbles' birth in the episode "Dress Rehearsal" (2/22/63), and then continued with several episodes showing Fred and Wilma adjusting to the world of parenthood.^ Fred takes it, continues up to the podium.
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^ Fred hustles up a ladder to a ramp which leads him up to the level of Piltdown's cab.
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^ Barney pushes his way through the seats, catches up to Fred and hands him the document.
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.In Australia, the NINE Network ran a "Name the Flintstones' baby" competition during the 'pregnancy' episodes – few Australian viewers were considered sophisticated enough to have a USA connection giving them information about past 'Flintstone' shows.^ Flintstones My Child is a Picky Eater This article contains information and suggestions about children who are very selective in their eating habits.

^ Opening teasers Each episode of The Flintstones opened with a short scene, lasting from a few seconds to a few minutes prior to the main titles.
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^ HannaBarbera.com is the official online destination for information about Hanna-Barbera cartoons and cartoon characters, television shows, music, dvd...
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The Flintstones also became the first primetime animated series to last more than two seasons;[5] this record wasn't surpassed by another primetime animated TV series until the third season of The Simpsons in 1992.[5]
.A postscript to the arc occurred in the third episode of the fourth season, in which the Rubbles, depressed over being unable to have children of their own (making The Flintstones the first animated series in history to address the issue of infertility, though subtly), adopt Bamm-Bamm.^ A postscript to the arc occurred in the third episode of the fourth season, in which the Rubbles, depressed over being unable to have children of their own (making The Flintstones the first animated series in history to address the issue of infertility, though subtly), adopt Bamm-Bamm.
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^ An enduring license has been a line of children's multivitamins called "Flintstones Complete" (more popularly known as Flintstones Vitamins); the first seasons of the series were, in part, sponsored by Miles Laboratories.
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^ The most successful animated series in the history of television was made into a major motion picture.
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.The 100th episode made (but the 90th to air), Little Bamm-Bamm (10/3/63), established how Bamm-Bamm was adopted.^ The 100th episode made (but the 90th to air), Little Bamm-Bamm, established how Bamm-Bamm was adopted.
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.About nine episodes were made before it, but shown after, which explains why Bamm-Bamm would not be seen again until episode 101, Daddy's Anonymous (Bamm-Bamm was in a teaser on episode 98, Kleptomaniac Pebbles).^ It probably also explains why I taught my neices to do “rockhands” before the insidious conditioning of Disney got to work on them.
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.Another story arc, occurring in the final season, centered on Fred and Barney's dealings with The Great Gazoo (voiced by Harvey Korman).^ Another story arc, occurring in the final season, centered on Fred and Barney's dealings with The Great Gazoo (voiced by Harvey Korman).
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^ Barney scrambles up Fred's back, shoving a foot in Fred's face, but finally snatching the rope.
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^ The Great Gazoo - an alien exiled to Earth who helps Fred and Barney, often against their will.
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Fred and Wilma advertising Winston Cigarettes at the closing credits.
.The series was initially aimed at adult audiences; the first two seasons were co-sponsored by Winston cigarettes and the characters appeared in several black and white television commercials for Winston (dictated by the custom, at that time, that the star{s} of a TV series often "pitched" their sponsor's product in an "integrated commercial" at the end of the episode).^ At the time of its debut, it was the first program ever to be broadcast in color on ABC-TV (as The Flintstones, while always filmed in color, was broadcast in black-and-white for its first two seasons).
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^ Flinstones Winston Cigarettes Commercial 0 points .
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^ Product Description Popular animated TV series based on the Honeymooners.
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.The Flintstones was the first American animated show to depict two people of the opposite sex (Fred and Wilma; Barney and Betty) sleeping together in one bed, although Fred and Wilma are sometimes depicted as sleeping in separate beds.^ The Flintstones was the first American animated show to depict two people of the opposite sex (Fred and Wilma; Barney and Betty) sleeping together in one bed, although Fred and Wilma are sometimes depicted as sleeping in separate beds.
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^ [Fred & Wilma and Barney and Betty go to Dino Shores on vacation.
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^ The story consists with Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty heading for "Hollyrock".
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For comparison, the first live-action depiction of this in American TV history was in television's first-ever sitcom: 1947's Mary Kay and Johnny.[6]
.The show also contained a laugh track, common to most other sitcoms of the period.^ The show also contained a laugh track, common to most other sitcoms of the period.
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^ Currently, the shows airing on Boomerang and the DVD releases have the original laugh track restored to most episodes (a number of episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 still lack them).
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.In the mid-1990s, when Turner Networks remastered the episodes, the original laugh track was removed.^ In the mid-1990s, when Turner Networks remastered the episodes, the original laugh track was removed.
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^ Currently, the shows airing on Boomerang and the DVD releases have the original laugh track restored to most episodes (a number of episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 still lack them).
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^ Some episodes, however, have a newer laugh track dubbed in, apparently replacing the old one.
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Currently, the shows airing on Boomerang and the DVD releases have the original laugh track restored to most episodes (a number of episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 still lack them). .Some episodes, however, have a newer laugh track dubbed in, apparently replacing the old one.^ Some episodes, however, have a newer laugh track dubbed in, apparently replacing the old one.
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^ Currently, the shows airing on Boomerang and the DVD releases have the original laugh track restored to most episodes (a number of episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 still lack them).
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^ In the mid-1990s, when Turner Networks remastered the episodes, the original laugh track was removed.
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.Because of this practice, the only episode to originally air without a laugh track ("Sheriff For a Day" in 1965) now has one.^ Because of this practice, the only episode to originally air without a laugh track ("Sheriff For a Day" in 1965) now has one.
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^ Currently, the shows airing on Boomerang and the DVD releases have the original laugh track restored to most episodes (a number of episodes from Seasons 1 and 2 still lack them).
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^ Some episodes, however, have a newer laugh track dubbed in, apparently replacing the old one.
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Reception

In January 2009, IGN named The Flintstones as the ninth best in its "Top 100 Animated TV Shows". [7]

Nielsen ratings

The show was a top 30 hit for its first three seasons according to ClassicTVHits.com
  • 1960–1961: #18 (24.3 rating)
  • 1961–1962: #21 (22.9 rating)
  • 1962–1963: #30 (20.5 rating)

Films and subsequent TV series

.Following the show's cancellation in 1966, a film based upon the series was created.^ Films and subsequent TV series Following the show's cancellation in 1966, a film based upon the series was created.
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^ The first prime-time animated series geared for adults, the show originally aired from 1960 to 1966 on the ABC network.
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^ The original show also was adapted into a live-action film in 1994, and a prequel The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, which followed in 2000.
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.The Man Called Flintstone was a musical spy caper that parodied James Bond and other secret agents.^ The Man Called Flintstone was a musical spy caper that parodied James Bond and other secret agents.
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^ Corden had previously provided Fred's singing voice in The Man Called Flintstone and later on Flintstones' children's records.
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^ The Man Called Flintstone.
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The movie was released to theaters on August 3, 1966 by Columbia Pictures. It was released on DVD in Canada in March 2005 and in United States in December 2008.
.The show was revived in the early 1970s with Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm having grown into teenagers, and several different series and made-for-TV movies (broadcast mainly on Saturday mornings, with a few shown in prime time); including a series depicting Fred and Barney as police officers, another depicting the characters as children, and yet others featuring Fred and Barney encountering Marvel Comics superhero The Thing and comic strip character The Shmoo — have appeared over the years.^ Characters from the Flintstones in comic strip form.
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^ Fred and Barney look at them, look at each other...
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^ Fred and Barney cross over into the Fibresphere.
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The original show also was adapted into a live-action film in 1994, and a prequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, which followed in 2000.

Theme parks

.At least two Flintstones-themed amusement parks exist in the United States, one in Custer, South Dakota and another in Arizona.^ Theme Parks At least two Flintstones-themed amusement parks exist in the United States, one in Custer, South Dakota and another in Arizona.
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^ Witty Flintstones Bedrock City Campground and Theme Park in Custer, South Dakota If you love camping and the Flintstones you need to camp at Flintstones Bedrock City Campground in Custer, South Dakota!

Both have been in operation for decades. .One previously existed in Australia at Australia's Wonderland as a Hanna Barbera theme, dominated by small children's rides, from 1985 up until the late '90s.^ Vote Up Vote Down Webrock - The Flintstones and Hanna-Barbera Page .
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^ Vote Up Vote Down Hanna-Barbera.com - The Official Hanna-Barbera Destination .
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^ (The Flintstones) -- "Authorized editions of Hanna-Barbera pop-up books."
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Another existed until the 1990s at Carowinds in Charlotte, NC.
.A stage production opened at Universal Studios Hollywood in 1994 (the year the live action film was released), developed by Universal and Hanna-Barbera Productions.^ The Flintstones Show The popularity of The Flintstones spawned a staged production which opened at Universal Studios Hollywood in 1994 (the year the live action film was released), developed by Universal and Hanna-Barbera Productions.
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^ It also was rereleased on the soundtrack album of the 1994 live action film The Flintstones.
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^ Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network Studios series and characters .
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.It opened at the Panasonic Theatre replacing the Star Trek Show.^ It opened at the Panasonic Theatre replacing the Star Trek Show.
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The story consists of Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty heading for "Hollyrock". The show ran until January 2, 1997.

Broadcast history

  • United States USA
  • Australia Australia
    • GO! (2009–Present)

Flintstones series and spin-offs

Television series

Theatrical animated feature

Television specials

Television movies

Live action films

Other media

For a list of DVDs, video games, comic books, and VHS releases, see List of The Flintstones media.

Awards for The Flintstones

."The Flintstones" was nominated for an Emmy in 1961 for "Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor."^ Awards for The Flintstones "The Flintstones" was nominated for an Emmy in 1961 for "Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor."
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.They lost to "The Jack Benny Show."^ They lost to "The Jack Benny Show."
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Popular culture

.In the 1960s the series had strong ties to a sponsor, Winston cigarettes, with the characters shown smoking the product during commercial breaks.^ Flinstones Winston Cigarettes Commercial 0 points .
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^ Vote Up Vote Down YouTube - Flinstones Winston cigarettes commercial .
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^ I like that Flinstones did a commercial for Winston cigarettes, but recently they've got caught up with that Geico - and that lizard creeps me out!
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.This approach was not unusual for television at that time, either with tobacco or any other product.^ This approach was not unusual for television at that time, either with tobacco or any other product.
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In one memorable advertisement, Fred and Barney relaxed while their wives did housework, smoking Winstons and reciting Winston's jingle, "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should!"[8] In 1963, Winston pulled their sponsorship from the show when Wilma became pregnant;[citation needed] after that point, the main sponsor was Welch's Grape Juice.
.Welch's advertised their product with animated commercials featuring the cartoon cast and they were often pictured in print ads and on grape juice containers.^ Welch's advertised their product with animated commercials featuring the cartoon cast and they were often pictured in print ads and on grape juice containers.
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^ In 1963, Winston pulled their sponsorship from the show when Wilma became pregnant;[citation needed] after that point, the main sponsor was Welch's Grape Juice.
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.In a few episodes, Pebbles is given grape juice as a treat.^ In a few episodes, Pebbles is given grape juice as a treat.
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.The characters from the series were used in an industrial film designed to promote the 1967 beer advertising campaigns for Anheuser-Busch.^ Uses characters from the Flintstones series.
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^ The characters from the series were used in an industrial film designed to promote the 1967 beer advertising campaigns for Anheuser-Busch.
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^ This film was released to the Anheuser-Busch distributors, and it was not seen by the general public until years later when bootleg copies began to circulate.
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.This film was released to the Anheuser-Busch distributors, and it was not seen by the general public until years later when bootleg copies began to circulate.^ This film was released to the Anheuser-Busch distributors, and it was not seen by the general public until years later when bootleg copies began to circulate.
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^ The characters from the series were used in an industrial film designed to promote the 1967 beer advertising campaigns for Anheuser-Busch.
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[9]
.The series spawned three breakfast cereals: Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles, and the discontinued Dino Pebbles (later revived as "Marshmallow Mania Pebbles").^ The series spawned three breakfast cereals: Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles, and the discontinued Dino Pebbles (later revived as "Marshmallow Mania Pebbles").
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^ I didn't like the later series when Pebbles and Bam-Bam were teenagers though, the earlier seasons were best.
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.An enduring license has been a line of children's multivitamins called "Flintstones Complete" (more popularly known as Flintstones Vitamins); the first seasons of the series were, in part, sponsored by Miles Laboratories.^ An enduring license has been a line of children's multivitamins called "Flintstones Complete" (more popularly known as Flintstones Vitamins); the first seasons of the series were, in part, sponsored by Miles Laboratories.
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^ A postscript to the arc occurred in the third episode of the fourth season, in which the Rubbles, depressed over being unable to have children of their own (making The Flintstones the first animated series in history to address the issue of infertility, though subtly), adopt Bamm-Bamm.
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^ Fred and Wilma advertising Winston Cigarettes at the closing credits.The series was initially aimed at adult audiences; the first season was sponsored by Winston cigarettes and the characters appeared in several black and white television commercials for Winston.
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[10] .Miles's corporate successor, Bayer Corporation, continues to market Flintstones vitamins.^ Miles' corporate successor, Bayer Corporation, continues to market Flintstones vitamins.
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More recently, the Flintstones have been seen in commercials for GEICO automotive insurance and Midas auto repair shops.
.Fred Flintstone's exclamation 'Yabba Dabba Dooo!', shouted in the opening credits as well as any time Fred became happy or excited, is widely known and repeated.^ Fred Flintstone's exclamation 'Yabba Dabba Dooo!', shouted in the opening credits as well as any time Fred became happy or excited, is widely known and repeated.
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^ But they also told him, “Do you want to be known as the guy who yanked Fred Flintstone off the air?
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^ By the time the theme song "Meet the Flintstones" was used as background, Fred cut the yelling to: "Willllll-ma!"
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.The Screaming Blue Messiahs had a song called I Wanna Be a Flintstone on their album Bikini Red.^ The Screaming Blue Messiahs had a song called I Wanna Be a Flintstone on their album Bikini Red.
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.It was later rereleased on the soundtrack album of the 1994 live action film The Flintstones.^ It was later rereleased on the soundtrack album of the 1994 live action film The Flintstones.
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^ It also was rereleased on the soundtrack album of the 1994 live action film The Flintstones.
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^ The Flintstones Show The popularity of The Flintstones spawned a staged production which opened at Universal Studios Hollywood in 1994 (the year the live action film was released), developed by Universal and Hanna-Barbera Productions.
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."Weird Al" Yankovic paid homage to the Flintstones in his song "Bedrock Anthem", a combined parody of "Under the Bridge" and "Give it Away", both by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, that even featured Flintstones voices and sound effects.^ "Weird Al" Yankovic paid homage to the Flintstones in "Bedrock Anthem", a combined parody of "Under the Bridge" and "Give it Away", both by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, that even featured Flintstones voices and sound effects.
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^ YouTube Chili!-The BEATLES! YouTube T.I. ReD HoT ChiLi PePpers!
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^ The Screaming Blue Messiahs had a song called I Wanna Be a Flintstone on their album Bikini Red.
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.It also was rereleased on the soundtrack album of the 1994 live action film The Flintstones.^ It was later rereleased on the soundtrack album of the 1994 live action film The Flintstones.
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^ It also was rereleased on the soundtrack album of the 1994 live action film The Flintstones.
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^ The Flintstones Show The popularity of The Flintstones spawned a staged production which opened at Universal Studios Hollywood in 1994 (the year the live action film was released), developed by Universal and Hanna-Barbera Productions.
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Episodes

See also

References

  1. ^ CD liner notes: Saturday Mornings: Cartoons’ Greatest Hits, 1995 MCA Records
  2. ^ Zehme, Bill (interviewer) (August 1986). "Jackie Gleason – Playboy Interview – Life History". http://www.playboy.com/articles/jackie-gleason-1986-interview/index.html?page=2. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
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  5. ^ a b Cartoons
  6. ^ http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/marykay.htm
  7. ^ http://tv.ign.com/top-100-animated-tv-series/9.html
  8. ^ Video of the commercial on YouTube
  9. ^ Phil Hall (August 27, 2004). "The Bootleg Files: Busch Advertising 1967". Film Threat. http://www.filmthreat.com/index.php?section=features&Id=1187. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  10. ^ Advertisements for the product are included in the DVD release for season 1.

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.The Flintstones, a Hanna-Barbera animated series, is one of the most successful animated television series of all time, originally running in American prime time for six seasons, from 1960 to 1966, on the ABC network.^ Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network Studios series and characters .
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^ The Flintstones is a 1994 live-action film based on the prime time Hanna-Barbera .
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^ "The was a Hanna-Barbera Production that originally aired on ABC-TV in prime time from 1960-1966.
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Original Series

Wilma and Betty: Melville J. Muchrocks is a crook.
Fred: Muchrocks a crook? Are you sure?
Wilma: Absolutely, he's wanted by the police.
Betty: We heard him described to a T.
.Fred: Wilma, do you know where they went?^ But Fred wanted to surprise Wilma and Pebbles with his prize if he won, and he didn't know how to tell his boss he needed the day off.
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^ BARNEY They're mad at you, Fred...
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^ WILMA Fred, is there something you want to tell me about the lodge meeting?
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Wilma: They said they were going to the amusement park and then to dinner. Oh my poor mother.
.Fred: Don't you worry sweetheart, you leave it to me.^ FRED Pebbles, don't worry.
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^ If you are worried about it, then just don’t give them Disney movies until they’re a bit older, that’s all.
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^ WILMA Fred, this was supposed to be a 'typical evening' at the Flintstones, and you invited fifty people I don't even know.
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Barney.
Barney: Yeah Fred?
Fred: C'mon, let's go.
.Barney: Right Fred.^ CONTINUED: (2) 71 BARNEY (reluctant) Sure, Fred, right, right.
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^ Barney, Fred and Piltdown roll right into the cops, who go flying like (what else?
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^ FRED Oh, it's ah, just something I whipped up in the old garage workshop -- (quickly) -- with a little help from my buddy Barney, right, Barn?
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.Fred: You ever play football, Barney?^ Summary: Fred and Barney wonder why their wives don't want to play golf, and Pebbles knows why.
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^ And to really get you into THE FLINTSTONES spirit, youll be treated to intermission screens that really bring Fred, Barney, and the rest of the gang to life.
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.Barney: Yeah Fred, why?^ FRED Why, yeah, sure, Jerry.
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^ Summary: Fred and Barney wonder why their wives don't want to play golf, and Pebbles knows why.
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^ FRED Barney, why don't you try inventing a brain for yourself!
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.Fred: Because you're going to run interference while I intercept a proposal.^ FRED Hey, when you're hot you're hot...
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^ BARNEY They're mad at you, Fred...
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^ Just set up an account and you're good to go.
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.Wilma: I work hard all day, too, and what do I get?^ (Originally published: Ottenheimer Publishers, c1976) [Wilma spends all day trying to take a bath, but keeps being interrupted.
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^ "T h anks, Tony , for helping us all have such a special day," said Wilma.
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A lot of yak from you. .You at least get out everyday, see things, talk to people.^ In other words, criddlers pop out when you least expect them.
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I never get out of this cave.

.Fred: Where's your get up and go?^ FRED If you ask me, pal, you're just blowing smoke up your own volcano...
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.Barney: It just got up and went.^ FRED Oh, it's ah, just something I whipped up in the old garage workshop -- (quickly) -- with a little help from my buddy Barney, right, Barn?
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.Fred: I love my dear sweet mother in-law.^ Trouble-In-Law: Fred introduces his mother-in-law to rich rancher Melville J. Muchrocks, then tries to thwart the budding romance when it appears Muchrocks may be a con man.
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^ The Flintstones: Fearless Fred Strikes Again (Buffalo Convention, Mother-In-Law's Visit) .
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My mother in-law is a doll.
Attendant: Are you feeling alright, mister?
Fred: Huh? Yeah. Yeah, I'm okay.
Attendant: Good. Good. .You just stay in here and rest.^ It’s just a bit of fun You’d think people had never heard of the word, the way some are reacting on here.
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That hot sun out there is a killer.
Fred: Poor guy, he must have been standing in it for hours.

Fred: Yeah, you laugh. .You'll see, Barn, they know me in this bank, they'll help me right a way.^ WILMA I'll let you know when I see some.
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^ If you're ready to help George fight the pirates and save Spacely Sprockets, then you'll love this space age, arcade-action adventure.
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^ FRED Oh, it's ah, just something I whipped up in the old garage workshop -- (quickly) -- with a little help from my buddy Barney, right, Barn?
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Bank Clerk: Look, pals, it's Fred Flintstone.
Fred: Yeah, hi. .I'd like to lent some money here.^ Click here for some ideas for $ Making Money $ on your Web Site .
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Bank Clerk: Ha ha ha ha! See that, pals? .Fred Flintstone wants money.^ But they also told him, “Do you want to be known as the guy who yanked Fred Flintstone off the air?
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^ Fred Flintstone and the Marvelous Money Machine.
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Ha ha ha ha ha!

.Betty: Sometimes I just don't know what's the matter with men.^ WILMA Betty, sometimes you're a little too gullible -- BETTY Don't tell me.
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^ CONTINUED: 179 BETTY I don't know why you want to go to this thing...
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Barney: That's easy - you women!

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