The Flintstones

Season 6 Episode 12


Aired Friday 8:30 PM Dec 03, 1965 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Fred's hopping around and howling in pain after dropping a bowling ball on his foot is mistaken for a new hit dance, the Frantic. Invited on the television music show "Shinrock," Fred comes down with stage fright, until a jab from a misplaced pin gets him hopping and howling again.moreless

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  • Dancing with the Star!

    Fred learned how to dance by dropping a bowling ball on his foot to dance. that has created a dance craze. You know the dance craz that only get much fame as 15 minutes and it become history. fred's dance has made him a star and had to dance on a TV dance show patterned atfer the ABC series "Shindig." That show didn't last long. ABC canned the series in January 1966 and five months later "The Flintstones" has followed "Shinding" into cancallation heaven. I love the ending when Fred created another dance craze where he keeps falling to the floor.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

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Fred mentions Santa Barbararock. Although their names are not mentioned in Fred's dream, the men he is talking to were real people, US President Lyndon Johnson, French premiere Charles DeGaulle, and dance instructor Arthur Murray.

    • The Beau Brummelstones are, from left to right, Declan Mulligan, Ron Elliott, Ron Meagher and Sal Valentino. On the drums is John Peterson.

    • Note the reference to the Abba Dabba Broadcasting Co., which manages to be both a parody of ABC and Fred's trademark 'Yabba-Dabba-Do'.

    • The BeauBremellstones were named after the real life group The BeauBremells. The song in the episode "Laugh, Laugh" was a real life hit by the real group in February 1965 going to number 15 on the pop charts.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Wilma: Hear that, Betty? Free tickets to Shinrock.
      Betty: What's the good? By the time we can get downtown, they'll all be gone.
      Barney: Fred and I can pick'em up for you on our way home from bowling.
      Fred: Oh, no, you don't. I'm not going anywhere near that Shinrock studio. Those kids might stampede and we'd be trampled.
      Wilma: O.k., Fred. If that's the way you feel. Come on, Betty.
      Fred: Hey, wait a minute. What about our dinner?
      Wilma: Sorry, Fred. We're not going anywhere near the kitchen.
      Betty: When you smell food, you and Barney might stampede and we'd be trampled.

    • Jimmy O'Neillstone: That new dance of yours. We'll call it 'The Frantic'. It'll sweep the country!
      McShale: 'The Frantic'. It'll be bigger than the Jerk!
      Barney: Hey, you hear that, Fred? You'll be bigger than a jerk!

    • Barney: You really got to hand it to Fred.
      Betty: What do you mean?
      Barney: Every time he hurts himself, it's a new dance. He'll make a fortune if he lives.

  • NOTES (1)


    • The music group was the Beau Brummerlstones were actually a 1960s group called the Beau Brummels. They had hits like 'Laugh Laugh, Just A Little' amung others.

    • :
      The whole show is a parody of the then current SHINDIG TV show. The voice of the host is Jimmy O'Neil, and for that matter the character's called Jimmy O'Neilstone!