The Flintstones

Season 4 Episode 3

Little Bamm-Bamm

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 03, 1963 on ABC
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Betty and Barney discover a foundling named Bamm-Bamm on their doorstep and become smitten with the child. They set out to adopt him, but discover that the Welfare Bureau has promised the boy to wealthy Pronto Berger, who is being represented by attorney Perry Masonry. When Berger learns that his wife is pregnant, however, the Rubbles are free to adopt the baby.moreless

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  • First Pebbles, Now Bamm-Bamm!

    8.0
    The Rubbles find an orphaned baby outside their door named Bamm-Bamm, who's super strong and can carry tall human beings. Barney and Betty want to adopt him legally so they take him to the Welfare Authority, but they give him over to the wealthy Stoneyfeller (an obvious reference to the Rockefeller empire). The Rubbles, with help from The Flintstones, decide to take it to court.



    I don't think it's as entertaining as the Pebbles introduction episode, as this was a little serious, dealing with issues like adoption, suicide, and legal battles, but it still manages to be a good Flintstones episode due to it being the introduction of Bamm-Bamm.moreless
  • Wake Me Up Before You Bamm-Bamm!

    7.0
    This epiosde is the first appreance of Bamm-Bamm. Well, if the Flintstones can have a kid, why not the Rubbles? Bamm-Bamm is a kid who got the strength and the wooden club. But someone who is a rich person, claims Bamm-Bamm. That mostly is a rip off of "the Jetson" epiosde where the family got into a dispute with a rich man over Astro. When it came to the court battle, the rich has a lawyer who always wins and Barney is stuck with someone who always losses. I like Bamm-Bamm. He's fun to see him yelling "Bamm-Bamm." Not a bad episode.moreless
Alan Reed

Alan Reed

(voice) Fred Flintstone

Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

(voice) Barney Rubble/Dino

Bea Benaderet

Bea Benaderet

(voice) Betty Rubble

Don Messick

Don Messick

(voice) Bamm-Bamm Rubble

Jean Vander Pyl

Jean Vander Pyl

(voice) Wilma Flintstone/Pebbles Flintstone

Alan Reed

Alan Reed

Turtle

Recurring Role

Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

Stony

Recurring Role

Bea Benaderet

Bea Benaderet

Old Lady

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Judge Stonyfeller gets his name from the Rockefellers. Bronto Berger is based on Perry Mason's nemesis Hamilton "Ham" Burger.

    • The Stonyfellers' butler is named George.

    • The commentary on the DVD points out that this episode talks about two surprisingly serious subjects for a 1963 cartoon -adoption and suicide.

    • Bamm-Bamm was based upon a Ruff & Reddy character named Ubble Ubble, a very strong Neanderthal boy.

    • Although Bamm-Bamm is introduced in this episode, he will not become a regular character until much later in the season. In some episodes, he is only seen in trailers preceding the opening credits which don't appear in the actual episode.

    • Goof: Notice at the end of the episode, Bamm-Bamm's hair is red like Pebbles, then changes to white when the gang starts laughing.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode was recorded on 6-12-63.

    • This episode was redone as part of the 1994 movie adaptation of the series.

    • Barney and Betty's adoptive son, Bamm-Bamm, is introduced in this episode. Even though this episode introduces the character, he is actually seen first in episode P-98, with no explanation. This is obviously why the network chose to air this episode before P-98, "Daddies Anonymous."

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Characters: Perry Masonry, Bronto Burger

      The two lawyer characters in this episode are spoofs of heroic defending attorney Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) and his constant prosecutorial adversary Hamilton Burger (William Talman). Unfortunately Barney is represented by the one who always loses.

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