The Flintstones

Season 5 Episode 21

Sheriff for a Day

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Feb 05, 1965 on ABC
8.6
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Sheriff for a Day
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While hunting out west for uranium, Fred and Barney manage to get themselves appointed sheriff and deputy in a town terrorized by an outlaw band. They (and the town) are saved through the intervention of the famous television western family, the Cartrocks, westerners from the Rockerosa.

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  • Guns don't usually killed Cartoon characters!

    9.5
    The flintstones and the Rubbles are out west searching for Uraniun where they come to this town where Fred was made Sheriff by the guy who wanted to get out of town. The reason is that a gang of desperado is coming to town to kill the sheriff, they don't care who is Sheriff. I like this episode, not the best, but I like it neverless. I was on the edge of my seat as a kid as the gang is walking down the street, looking for the Sheriff. There were some surprises at the end, but I don't mind.moreless
  • An affectionate spoof of TV and movie-Western cliches.

    10
    First of all, this is a direct send-up of "High Noon" (the unsurpassable Gary Cooper version). Right down to the surprisingly catchy "show-down" music!



    Then, there's Mel Blanc's falsetto deputy voice. It's the same one he used as Droop Along, the coyote-like deputy of Sheriff Riccochet Rabbit, on the old "Magilla Gorilla Show." And, in both cases, it was a parody/exaggeration of Dennis Weaver's voice, from way back when _he_ played Deputy Marshal Chester on "Gunsmoke!"



    I also loved the clever dialogue. For example; as Fred goes off, to face the consequences of his bragging, Barney (looking at the home-viewing audience) remarks that such bravery is "the stuff legends are made of."



    To which, Betty and Wilma reply (in tearful unison): "And, widows, too!"



    Of course, shortly afterward, comes the nick-of-time arrival of the Cartrocks (Stone Age versions of the "Bonanza" Bunch).



    Yessiree, Bob! This episode is a series classic, in every sense of the word.moreless
Alan Reed

Alan Reed

(voice) Fred Flintstone

Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

(voice) Barney Rubble/Dino

Don Messick

Don Messick

(voice) Bamm-Bamm Rubble

Gerry Johnson

Gerry Johnson

(voice) Betty Rubble

Jean Vander Pyl

Jean Vander Pyl

(voice) Wilma Flintstone/Pebbles Flintstone

Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

Bronto

Recurring Role

Don Messick

Don Messick

Hoppy/Barber/Announcer/Bird #2

Recurring Role

Gerry Johnson

Gerry Johnson

Kitty

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (After their car stopped)
      Fred: No gas. Lucky thing you filled that emergency can at the last town.
      Barney: Uh, Fred, uh...
      Fred: Boy, I'd hate to be stuck out here without any gas.
      Barney: Uh, Fred, uh...
      (Fred gets out the car)
      Fred: Where is it, Barney?
      Barney: You mean the gas can?
      Fred: Yeah.
      Barney: On the lunch counter with the extra peanut butter sandwiches.
      Fred: Oh, good. Well, let's have--lunch counter? That town's 50 miles back!

    • (After Sheriff Craig finished telling how he became sheriff)
      Sheriff Craig: How about you, Fred? Bet you had yourself some real rootin'-tootin' times.
      Fred: Well, now that you mention it, I've had a few adventures, yes.
      Later
      Fred: So, there I was, just me and the five desperadoes.
      Barney: Here we go again, Wilma.
      Fred: They were comin' at me all at once. Luckily, I learned this trick from an old Indian on the reservation.
      Wilma: Luckily, he learned this story from an old Western on television.

    • Barney: (imitating Chester) Hey, Mr. Flintstone, have you noticed that everyone around here seems scared of something?
      Fred: Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I'm scared.
      Barney: You are? Why?
      Fred: Why else? The girls have gone shopping.

    • Kitty: (singing) Now you put your foot when you do-si-di and I hug you, and around we go.
      Fred: (singing) This may be dancin' Western-Style...
      Barney: (singing) But if, by chance, your wife comes by...
      Fred: (singing) It'll be murder Wilma-Style.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode was recorded on 8-10-64.

    • This is the only episode in the series to air without a laugh track. In 1991, syndicated reruns of this episode featured an 'older' laugh track from around 1961. This occurred on other Season 5 and 6 episodes around this time as well. In 1998, Cartoon Network dubbed a 'generic' laugh track onto this episode.

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