The Flintstones

Mother-In-Law's Visit

Season 3, Ep 20, Aired 2/1/63
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  • Episode Description
  • With fatherhood impending, Fred promises to become more kind, considerate, and thoughtful. His willingness to change is strechted practically beyond endurance when his mother-in-law shows up to help Wilma during her pregnancy.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alan Reed

    (voice) Fred Flintstone

  • Mel Blanc

    (voice) Barney Rubble/Dino

  • Bea Benaderet

    (voice) Betty Rubble

  • Jean Vander Pyl

    (voice) Wilma Flintstone

  • Warren Foster

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • I Love My Mother-In-Law! I Love My Mother-In-Law!

    By cooltvperson, Feb 04, 2014

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • (Fred is being especially nice to Wilma's mother) Wilma: Fred, I wanna thank you for being so nice to Mother. Fred: I'm tryin', Wilma, I'm tryin' hard. Wilma: I know, dear, and I think you're winning her over. Fred: I sure hope so. (Fred stumbles and falls over Wilma's mother's foot) Wilma's Mother: Why don't you look where you goin', Clumsy? Fred: I'm sorry, mother-in-law dear, I didn't expect you to stick your foot out. (mumbles) I love my mother-in-law. I love my mother-in-law.

    • Barney: What's all the rush to get home, Fred? Fred: Well, Wilma's gonna be a mother soon. It's my duty as the daddy to be home with her as much as possible. (Barney stares at him in surprise) Fred: What are you starin' at me for? Barney: Well, Fred, I, uh, I was just tryin' to picture you as a daddy, but it's no use. You're just not the type. (he laughs) Fred: Whattaya mean I'm not the type?! Barney: Well, uh, gee, Fred, uh, no offense, but fathers are supposed to be kind, considerate, thoughtful, and you strike out on all 3, Freddy-boy. (Fred angrily stops the car) Barney: Whatcha stop here for, Fred?! Fred: Get outta this car! Barney: You're kiddin', Fred. Fred: OUT! OUT!! OUT!!! Barney: See? That's just what I mean, Fred. You're not kind, considerate, thoughtful, you're just not the daddy type. I'll tell ya what I'll do, Fred. I'll help ya. You can practice being nice on me. Fred: Uh, yeah. Yeah. Oh, okay, Barney. I'm sorry. I'll be kind, considerate, and thoughtful of you. (a police officer walks up to them) Officer: Now, if you 2 have patched up your little spat, would ya please move on? (there's loads of traffic behind Fred and Barney) Officer: YOU'RE BLOCKING TRAFFIC!!!! Fred: Uh, y-yes, sir! Officer, sir! Yes, sir! (he and Barney skid away)

    • Fred: Hey, Mother-in-Law! Here I am, sweetie. Wilma's mother: Oh, no! He's been dippin' into the cactus juice. Fred: (walks up to her) My, you're looking beautiful. (he gives Wilma's mother a kiss on the cheek, but she whups him out of the way with her purse, and he hits the luggage) Wilma's mother: All right, sneaky. Whatta you been up to? Fred: (to himself) I love my Mother-in-Law. Let's hold that thought. I love my Mother-in-Law. Wilma's mother: Aw, stop mumblin'! And put my luggage in the car, if ya think ya can stagger that far. Fred: (helps carry the luggage) Coming, Mother!

    • Barney: (wearing Fred's mustache and cap in his disguise as a taxi driver) Can I drive the taxi tonight, Fred? I wonder if I can get a rich pigeon like you got last night. (Wilma's mother puts the mustache and cap on Fred and discovers she is tricked) Wilma's Mother: So it was you! (Wilma's mother chases and hits Fred with a broom) Wilma: Oh,no! They're at it again.

    • Fred: I love my dear sweet mother-law! My mother-in-law is a doll...

    Notes (1)

    • This episode was recorded on 9-07-62.

    Trivia (3)

    • Fred takes Pearl to the Bedrock Maternity Hospital (which is not the same place where Pebbles will be born).

    • The cab driver is named Charlie Boulder and one of the airline pilots is named Bill.

    • Bedrock now has its own airport. Some of the other cities are Rock Creek, Arrowhead and Stone Axe.

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