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The Flintstones

Meet The Flintstones in this prehistoric Hanna-Barbera production. Primetime's first animated series was also the longest running until The Simpsons came along. Not so coincidentally, the two shows aren't all that different--even if the former emerged in the sixties, the latter in the eighties. Fred (Alan Reed), patriarch of the cave-dwelling clan, may be marginally more intelligent than the similarly blue collar Homer, but most storylines still revolve around his more dunderheaded moves.
Fortunately, wife Wilma (Jean Vander Pyl) and Barney (Mel Blanc) and Betty Rubble (Bea Benaderet), their neighbors, are usually able to set things right. That was also true for Ralph Cramden of The Honeymooners, a direct influence (Reed even sounds like Jackie Gleason). But Ralph didn't have a pet dinosaur and he did live in the Modern Age--if you can call the fifties "modern"--rather than the Stone Age.

The Flintstones

Cast and Characters


    Voices
  • Alan Reed as Fred
  • Jean Vander Pyl as Wilma
  • Mel Blanc as Barney and Dino
  • Bea Benaderet as Betty - Seasons 1-4
  • Gerry Johnson as Betty - Seasons 5-6
    The Flintstones
  • Fred Flintstone
  • Wilma Flintstone
  • Pebbles Flintstone
  • Dino
  • Baby Puss (pet saber toothed cat)
  • Pearl Slaghoople (Wilma's mother)
  • Tex Hardrock (Fred's uncle on his mother's side)
  • Jemina Hardrock (Fred's uncle's sister)
  • Eddy Alfaro (Fred's Butler)
  • Zeke Flintstone (Fred's uncle)
    The Rubbles
  • Barney Rubble
  • Betty Rubble
  • Bamm-Bamm Rubble
  • Hoppy (pet Hopparoo - a kangaroo/dinosaur combination creature)
    Other characters
  • Mr. Slate (Fred Flintstone's hot tempered boss at the stone quarry)
  • Joe Rockhead (a friend of Fred's)
  • Arnold (the paper boy)
  • Sam Slagheap (the Grand Poobah of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes)
  • The Great Gazoo (an alien exiled to Earth who helps Fred and Barney, often against their will)
  • The Gruesomes (Flintstone's next-door neighbors - inspired by the then-popular shows The Addams Family and The Munsters)
  • Uncle Giggles (Fred's eccentric uncle who lived on nightmare hill)

Broadcast History The Flintstones
First Telecast:September 30, 1960
Last Telecast: September 2, 1966
Number of Episodes: 166
Number of Seasons: 6
Original Network: ABC

  • September 1960 - Septrmber 1963, ABC, Friday 8:30-9:00pm
  • September 1963 - December 1964, ABC, Thursday 7:30-8:00pm
  • December 1964 - September 1966, ABC, Friday 7:30-8:00pm

Theme Song and Opening Credits

Theme by Hoyt Curtin

Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones.
They're the modern stone age family.
From the town of Bedrock,
They're a page right out of history.
Let's ride with the family down the street.
Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet.
When you're with the Flintstones
you'll have a yabba dabba doo time.
A dabba doo time.
You'll have a gay old time.


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