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This popular animated television cartoon featured two Stone Age families, the Flintstones and their neighbors, the Rubbles. Much of the humor was based on its comic portrayals of modern conveniences, reinterpreted using Stone Age 'technology.' Most notably were their cars, complete with absence of floorboards to allow them to be 'foot-powered.'Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Something old - Something new! But nothing borrowed and nothing blue! A brand new idea - an adult cartoon series! THE FLINTSTONES!...a couple just like the folks you know - except they live in the Stone Age!
Despite later versions and spin-offs, including both of the live action films, showing that he did, Barney Rubble was never once shown to have worked for the Slate & Co. quarry along side Fred in the original series. However, Barney did have leadership over Fred, just once, after Mr. Slate realized they were very closely blood related but unknown to each other for a long time, (like uncle & nephew) in The Flintstones: Fred's New Boss (1962). See more »
All throughout the series, the cars are run by foot. If this is the case, why do the gas stations exist? Often the only thing their feet do is get the car going. See more »
First season episodes incorporated an ad for Winston Cigarettes into the opening credits (this version of the opening was removed for syndication). Due to the decision to use a standard opening and closing for syndicated versions of the episodes, numerous episodes have incorrect closing credits. Sixth & last season episode debuted with, The Flintstones: No Biz Like Show Biz (1965) dropped the "Meet the Flintstones" closing credit song, in favor of footage of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm singing "Let the Sunshine In." (a reminder of Fred Flintstone's dream, earlier in the musical program). See more »
The 2004 Region 1 DVD release of Season 1 restores the original opening and closing credits, but omits the Winston Cigarettes portion. The DVD set also includes alternate versions of the opening and closing credits featuring ads for One-a-Day Vitamins. These shorter opening credits omit the scenes showing Fred taking his dinner from Wilma and kissing her and Dino hopping out of the chair. The only difference in the closing credits is the presence of a One-a-Day billboard which is visible on Bedrock's skyline. See more »
None of the other Hanna-Barbera cartoons were this funny--or this smart
"The Flintstones" was so dead-on satirical in its view of a prehistoric suburban world that I don't really understand it when people tell me they liked "The Jetsons" better. There's nobody I can relate to on "The Jetsons", no character who exudes any warmth or wit. The characters here (Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty, Dino, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm, Mr. Slate, Mrs. Slaghoople, etc.) have expressions and personalities which are instantly recognizable to an audience. They're a very funny bunch, and they often find each other greatly amusing as well (each character has a sense of humor--and their friendships really do seem like a bond). I don't know why the Hanna-Barbera team weren't able to duplicate the quality of this show in terms of its writing and voice-casting (perhaps it was all a fluke?), but "The Flintstones" has it all: great writing and voices which bring one-dimensional drawings to life, terrific plots, fantastic music by Hoyt Curtin. Not a kiddie show...not a sitcom...not a child-pacifier. "The Flintstones" is a minor miracle.
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