The Flintstones

Sheriff for a Day

Season 5, Ep 21, Aired 2/5/65
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  • Episode Description
  • While hunting out west for uranium, Fred and Barney manage to get themselves appointed sheriff and deputy in a town terrorized by an outlaw band. They (and the town) are saved through the intervention of the famous television western family, the Cartrocks, westerners from the Rockerosa.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alan Reed

    (voice) Fred Flintstone

  • Mel Blanc

    (voice) Barney Rubble/Dino

  • Don Messick

    (voice) Bamm-Bamm Rubble

  • Gerry Johnson

    (voice) Betty Rubble

  • Jean Vander Pyl

    (voice) Wilma Flintstone/Pebbles Flintstone

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Guns don't usually killed Cartoon characters!

    By GeorgeJobson, Jun 07, 2007

  • An affectionate spoof of TV and movie-Western cliches.

    By Carycomic, Jun 29, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • (After their car stopped) Fred: No gas. Lucky thing you filled that emergency can at the last town. Barney: Uh, Fred, uh... Fred: Boy, I'd hate to be stuck out here without any gas. Barney: Uh, Fred, uh... (Fred gets out the car) Fred: Where is it, Barney? Barney: You mean the gas can? Fred: Yeah. Barney: On the lunch counter with the extra peanut butter sandwiches. Fred: Oh, good. Well, let's have--lunch counter? That town's 50 miles back!

    • (After Sheriff Craig finished telling how he became sheriff) Sheriff Craig: How about you, Fred? Bet you had yourself some real rootin'-tootin' times. Fred: Well, now that you mention it, I've had a few adventures, yes. Later Fred: So, there I was, just me and the five desperadoes. Barney: Here we go again, Wilma. Fred: They were comin' at me all at once. Luckily, I learned this trick from an old Indian on the reservation. Wilma: Luckily, he learned this story from an old Western on television.

    • Barney: (imitating Chester) Hey, Mr. Flintstone, have you noticed that everyone around here seems scared of something? Fred: Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I'm scared. Barney: You are? Why? Fred: Why else? The girls have gone shopping.

    • Kitty: (singing) Now you put your foot when you do-si-di and I hug you, and around we go. Fred: (singing) This may be dancin' Western-Style... Barney: (singing) But if, by chance, your wife comes by... Fred: (singing) It'll be murder Wilma-Style.

    Notes (2)

    • This episode was recorded on 8-10-64.

    • This is the only episode in the series to air without a laugh track. In 1991, syndicated reruns of this episode featured an 'older' laugh track from around 1961. This occurred on other Season 5 and 6 episodes around this time as well. In 1998, Cartoon Network dubbed a 'generic' laugh track onto this episode.

    Trivia (2)

    • Digger's last name is Stone, the barber's name is Bodee, and the brontosaurus is Killer.

    • When the man gives Sheriff Craig back his badge, his mustache disappears while Craig is talking to him, but comes back when Craig runs away to pack up his bags.

    Allusions (1)

    • Characters: Ben, Joe, and Hoss Cartrock The day is saved by the arrival of a Stone Age version of the cast of Bonanza.

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