The Flintstones

Season 3 Episode 20

Mother-In-Law's Visit

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 01, 1963 on ABC
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With fatherhood impending, Fred promises to become more kind, considerate, and thoughtful. His willingness to change is strechted practically beyond endurance when his mother-in-law shows up to help Wilma during her pregnancy.

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  • I Love My Mother-In-Law! I Love My Mother-In-Law!

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    Fred promises to be kinder and more considerate now that Wilma is expecting a baby, but things to the extreme when the mother-in-law, something that Fred doesn't stand at all, comes to visit. This was one of my favorite Flintstones episodes as a kid, and it still is extremely memorable to this day. What makes this episode extremely funny is the smart slapstick humor between Fred and the mother-in-law. Verna Felton, a veteran voice actress who did a ton of voice roles in Disney cartoons (such as The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella), is really awesome in this role. It's really entertaining to see her in a Flintstones cartoon. My favorite moment in this has got to be Fred's cab-driving scheme to finally get even at her. All in all, this is The Flintstones' finest episode, and it's one of my favorites.moreless
Alan Reed

Alan Reed

(voice) Fred Flintstone

Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

(voice) Barney Rubble/Dino

Bea Benaderet

Bea Benaderet

(voice) Betty Rubble

Jean Vander Pyl

Jean Vander Pyl

(voice) Wilma Flintstone

Verna Felton

Verna Felton

Mother (Mrs. Slaghoople)

Guest Star

Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

Cop/Alligator/White Lamb

Recurring Role

Jean Vander Pyl

Jean Vander Pyl

Nurse

Recurring Role

Howard Morris

Howard Morris

Guard/Announcer/Pilot/Traffic Cop/Black Lamb

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Fred is being especially nice to Wilma's mother)
      Wilma: Fred, I wanna thank you for being so nice to Mother.
      Fred: I'm tryin', Wilma, I'm tryin' hard.
      Wilma: I know, dear, and I think you're winning her over.
      Fred: I sure hope so.
      (Fred stumbles and falls over Wilma's mother's foot)
      Wilma's Mother: Why don't you look where you goin', Clumsy?
      Fred: I'm sorry, mother-in-law dear, I didn't expect you to stick your foot out. (mumbles) I love my mother-in-law. I love my mother-in-law.

    • Barney: What's all the rush to get home, Fred?
      Fred: Well, Wilma's gonna be a mother soon. It's my duty as the daddy to be home with her as much as possible.
      (Barney stares at him in surprise)
      Fred: What are you starin' at me for?
      Barney: Well, Fred, I, uh, I was just tryin' to picture you as a daddy, but it's no use. You're just not the type.
      (he laughs)
      Fred: Whattaya mean I'm not the type?!
      Barney: Well, uh, gee, Fred, uh, no offense, but fathers are supposed to be kind, considerate, thoughtful, and you strike out on all 3, Freddy-boy.
      (Fred angrily stops the car)
      Barney: Whatcha stop here for, Fred?!
      Fred: Get outta this car!
      Barney: You're kiddin', Fred.
      Fred: OUT! OUT!! OUT!!!
      Barney: See? That's just what I mean, Fred. You're not kind, considerate, thoughtful, you're just not the daddy type. I'll tell ya what I'll do, Fred. I'll help ya. You can practice being nice on me.
      Fred: Uh, yeah. Yeah. Oh, okay, Barney. I'm sorry. I'll be kind, considerate, and thoughtful of you.
      (a police officer walks up to them)
      Officer: Now, if you 2 have patched up your little spat, would ya please move on?
      (there's loads of traffic behind Fred and Barney)
      Officer: YOU'RE BLOCKING TRAFFIC!!!!
      Fred: Uh, y-yes, sir! Officer, sir! Yes, sir!
      (he and Barney skid away)

    • Fred: Hey, Mother-in-Law! Here I am, sweetie.
      Wilma's mother: Oh, no! He's been dippin' into the cactus juice.
      Fred: (walks up to her) My, you're looking beautiful.
      (he gives Wilma's mother a kiss on the cheek, but she whups him out of the way with her purse, and he hits the luggage)
      Wilma's mother: All right, sneaky. Whatta you been up to?
      Fred: (to himself) I love my Mother-in-Law. Let's hold that thought. I love my Mother-in-Law.
      Wilma's mother: Aw, stop mumblin'! And put my luggage in the car, if ya think ya can stagger that far.
      Fred: (helps carry the luggage) Coming, Mother!

    • Barney: (wearing Fred's mustache and cap in his disguise as a taxi driver) Can I drive the taxi tonight, Fred? I wonder if I can get a rich pigeon like you got last night.
      (Wilma's mother puts the mustache and cap on Fred and discovers she is tricked)
      Wilma's Mother: So it was you!
      (Wilma's mother chases and hits Fred with a broom)
      Wilma: Oh,no! They're at it again.

    • Fred: I love my dear sweet mother-law! My mother-in-law is a doll...

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