The Flintstones

The Babysitters

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 11/11/60
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  • Episode Description
  • Roped into babysitting little Egbert, the child of a friend, Fred and Barney take the tot over to the pal Joe Rockhead's house to watch the fights on television. Egbert befriends Joe's pet runtosaurus and dresses the creature up in his baby clothes, which results in chaos when the pet--whom Fred and Barney mistake for the baby--escapes from the house and dashes up a tree.

  • 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)
  • Fred and Barney babysit little Egbert, and then confuse him with a baby dinosaur.

    By skippercollecto, Sep 15, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Fred: Women. (grimaces) Barney: Yeah. Fred: You can't beat 'em. Barney: And you can't join 'em.

    • Mr. Granite: Too late for the coffee break again this morning,eh Rubble? Barney: Oh...Uh...I can explain, sir. Mr. Granite: I've been looking for you all morning. Sit down! (Barney sits on the floor) Not on the floor, dumbbell. In the chair. Barney: Oh..Uh...Uh...Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir.

    • Wilma: (after giving Fred the news) Fred? Fred, you're turning red as a lobster. Now don't blow your top. Fred: It's my top and I'll blow it if I want to. (literally blows his top)

    • Wilma: Alright let's hear it. Betty: It better be good, Barney. Fred: (behind iron bars) Well, well... it all started when the TV was blacked out and... Barney: (behind iron bars, continues) ...And I tore up the tickets and the baby jumped out of the window and... Fred: (impatient, to Barney) Oh...stop it. (to the wives) We'll see you in 30 days. It'll take longer than that to explain the whole story.

    • Fred: (Little Egbert is crying) What's wrong with little Egbert? Barney: Search me? Fred: Why don't you try singing to him? Barney: Singing? Okay. (sings) Rock-a-bye baby. In the tree tap. When the wind blows the cradle will rock. When the bough breaks... Fred: (doesn't like the song) Quiet!!! (Barney stops singing, Egberts starts crying again) That's better.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode was recorded on 4-6-60.

    • Veteran voice-over artist Paul Frees provides the voice of Barney's boss (the only time we ever catch a glimpse of Barney's workplace), the TV announcer giving the boys the news that the fight's blacked out, and the TV newscaster revealing the baby-in-the-tree story was a hoax..

    Trivia (1)

    • Barney asks to go to the fifth floor, but when the elevator stops, it's on the seventh floor.

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