The Flintstones

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ABC (ended 2001)

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The Flintstones

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The Flintstones was a parody on modern suburban life, set in the Stone Age. The characters in the cartoon series all behaved and spoke in a contemporary manner, though they lived in the prehistoric city of Bedrock. Fred worked as operator of a dinosaur-powered crane at Rock Hard & Quarry Cave Construction Co. (slogan: "Own Your Own Cave and Be Secure"). Around their split-level cave the Flintstones enjoyed such conveniences as Wilma's Stoneway piano, a hi-fi on which Fred could play his "rock" music (it consisted of a turntable and a bird with a long beak to serve as a needle), a vacuum cleaner (a baby elephant with a long trunk), and an automatic garbage disposal unit (a famished buzzard stashed under the sink). Their car, which sported tail fins, also came equipped with steamroller wheels--to smooth out the rocky road. Then one day in 1963 they were blessed with a baby daughter, whom they named Pebbles. Not to be outdone, their neighbors the Rubbles adopted an orphan boy named Bamm Bamm. (The two kids later had a Saturday morning cartoon series of their own, Pebbles and Bamm Bamm.) The Flintstones was always as much adult satire as children's fun. In many respects it resembled Jackie Gleason's popular Honeymooners, especially in the relationships of the principals. A wide range of caricatures passed through the stories: Lollobrickida, a pretty cook; Ann-Margrock, whose voice was supplied by Ann-Margret; attorney Perry Masonry (he never lost a case); Ed Sullystone, a TV host; Eppy Brianstone, a teenage impresario; and Weirdly and Creepella Gruesome, the strange couple who with their son Goblin moved into a cave nearby (this was a parody on The Addams Family and The Munsters, then popular). The Gruesomes thought that they were normal, and everyone else in Bedrock was odd. The Flintstones and its spin-offs had a highly successful run on Saturday mornings--on NBC from January 1967-September 1970, on CBS from September 1972-January 1974, back on NBC from February 1979-September 1984, and on ABC with The Flintstone Kids from September 1986-September 1989. This series has also many movies and specials (about 10 specials). Some of them are:"A Flintstones Christmas Carol", a flintstones version of the famous Charles Dickens book, "A Flintstones Christmas" where Fred replaces Santa Claus (Pebbles and Bamm Bamm are speaking now), "I Yabba Dabba Do" where Pebbles and Bamm Bamm are grown up and get married, and "Holly-Rock-a-bye Baby" where Pebbles gives birth.moreless
Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

(voice) Barney Rubble/Dino

Alan Reed

Alan Reed

(voice) Fred Flintstone

Don Messick

Don Messick

(voice) Bamm-Bamm Rubble

Bea Benaderet

Bea Benaderet

(voice) Betty Rubble (1960-1964)

Jean Vander Pyl

Jean Vander Pyl

(voice) Wilma Flintstone/Pebbles Flintstone

Gerry Johnson

Gerry Johnson

(voice) Betty Rubble (1964-1966)

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  • Maybe too adult for me

    8.0
    Few ep (04)
  • CLASSIC!

    10
    CLASSIC JUST CLASSIC!
  • Another Classic memory that will last for a lifetime.

    9.5
    This show is almost perfect. The only issue I have to address is Bam-Bam's Hair. Why is the hair white? I feel like he is a old man. Everything else is excellent and cool. 98/100 Awesome.
  • My favorite cartoon of my childhood

    9.5
    Love it.GREAT!
  • Childhood memories.

    10
    Ahh, yes! This cartoon made a huge mark in my memories! Family oriented too. Fred Flinstone, a man that lives in the cretaceous period, always sets adventures on a different astonishing places, along with his wife, Wilma, and his friend, Barney Rubble. Rubble has a wife Betty. Their wives, most of the time, likes to drag them back home because of unfinished errands, too dangerous places, and if they have something in command. He has a pet dino, which sometimes causes trouble in an funny way. Their silly nature results in more craziness! Their voice acting is nice, art is retro, good. Overall: 10. Perfect show, cartoon. A legend for my childhood. "YABBADABBADOO!"moreless
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    • in need of finding an episode!
      I AM I NEED OF FINDING AN EPISODE!!!!!the episode is where the flintstones and rubbles go to the grand canyon but since it was onl...
      01/17/14
      5
    • Best Pet
      vote away. i choose Dino, since he's the orginial.
      12/28/13
      12
    • My Favorite Episode
      hasta be Where that UFO land's in Bedrock with all them Robotic Fred Flintstone clone's that keep saying: Yabba..Dabba..Doo
      12/28/13
      24
    • Favourite Character!
      Who was your favourite character on the show? I always liked Fred the best!
      10/31/12
      41
    • Recipes?
      Are there books or other sources withrecipes for Bedrock quisine,like brontoburgers or baked cactus apple? Using modern ingredient...
      04/24/12
      1
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    Animation, Comedy, Kids

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    for the child in you, buddies and gal pals, for the nostalgic, Classics, Saturday Morning