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The Flintstones

Season 1 Episode 3

The Swimming Pool

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 14, 1960 on ABC
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Fred and Barney jointly build a swimming pool, but Barney hogs the pool time, angering Fred. To get even, Fred hires a pal to pose as a police officer and break up one of his neighbor's pool parties.

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  • The swimming pool built between the Flintstones' and Rubbles' yards becomes a source of contention for them.

    7.9
    Originally recorded April 1, 1960, and aired Oct. 14, 1960. The actual pilot episode of the series, shown to network executives to sell the series.

    1. The 1960 theme song is played and the original opening is shown.

    2. You learn that Barney can play the bongo drums.

    3. Since this is from 1960, the old-style form of resuscitation is used.

    4. Fred works for the Rockhead & Quarry Cave Construction Co.

    5. The YCMA is mentioned, as are Halloween and Brigitte Bardot.

    6. This is the first of Fred's numerous birthday episodes.

    7. In this episode, the Flintstones' house is at the corner of Fifth and Stone Canyon.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

Michael Rye

Michael Rye

Charlie/Police Announcer/1st Guy/2nd Guy

Guest Star

Alan Reed

Alan Reed

Sergeant

Recurring Role

Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

Cop/Clerk

Recurring Role

Daws Butler

Daws Butler

Cop

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Fred: (shouting) Wilma!
      Wilma: Sounds like the call of the male gripe-o-saurus.

    • (Wilma and Betty are talking)
      Fred: (floating on an inner tube in the pool) Wilma!
      Wilma: I'll be right back. I gotta go feed the fish.
      Wilma: Where do you want it, Fred?
      Fred: Set it down where I can reach it.
      Wilma: (sets the plate on Fred's stomach) And remember, if you sink don't let my best dishes go down with the ship.

    • Wilma: What did you buy?
      Fred: A couple of dinosaur steaks, New York cut, two inches thick. (pokes his hand through the bag and comes out empty) Huh?
      Wilma: They look a little stringy to me.
      Fred: Don't be a wise guy, they're gone!

    • Barney: I'm gonna practise spear fishing.
      Fred: You can't lose. You'll spear them or they'll die laughing.

    • (Fred argues with Barney because of two missing steaks)
      Wilma: Fred. I found your steaks right here on the wall. You owe Barney an apology.
      Barney: Yeah, say you're sorry and let me have them. (refers to his own steaks)
      Fred: I'm sorry and I let you have both of them. (he crashes Barney's steaks onto his head)
      Barney: What's that for?
      Fred: That's for the next thing you do wrong.

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