The Flintstones

The Snorkasaurus Hunter

Season 1, Ep 18, Aired 1/27/61
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  • Episode Description
  • Would-be hunter Fred convinces Wilma and the Rubbles to spend their vacation time in the mountains, hunting for snorkasaurus. Fred is successful in his hunt, but he gets more than he bargained for when the wives insist that the snorkasaurus be taken home as their new pet, Dino.

  • 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

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • (Fred is getting a ticket) Police Officer: "Faulty trailer hitch. Obstructing traffic. Creating a hazard." What's your name? Fred: Flintstone. Police Officer: How do you spell it? Fred: F-A-T-H-E-A-D.

    Notes (1)

    • This marks Dino's first official appearance in the series (despite him having appeared in the opening credits since the series' beginning!)

    Trivia (3)

    • The Rubbles have a pet turkey.

    • Fred works at Rockhead & Quarry.

    • How did Dino suddenly emerge from a snorkasaurus who talks like Phil Silvers, to a barking house pet?

    Allusions (2)

    • The music at the picnic, is, of course, the "Colonel Bogey March" from The Bridge on the River Kwai.

    • Only in this episode Dino has a speaking voice and mannerisms reminiscent of Phil Silvers' Sergeant Bilko.

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