History Trivia / TheFlintstones

30th Nov '17 11:27:35 AM fruitstripegum
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** The name of the series in its pilot was originally ''The Flagstones''. An early model sheet of Fred also showed after early name for the series, ''The Gladstones''.

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** The name of the series in its pilot was originally ''The Flagstones''. An early model sheet of Fred also showed after another early name for the series, ''The Gladstones''.
26th Nov '17 2:09:19 AM jormis29
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*** Alan Reed lent his voice to Fred for the final time in the debut episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/LaffALympics Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics]]'' in 1977. He died soon after and would be replaced by Henry Corden. Corden died in 2005 and was replaced by Jeff Bergman, although Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor voices him in commercials. (who, according to the documentary, ''Film/IKnowThatVoice''[[note]]centered on the past and present voice actors a lot of cartoon, anime, and video game fans are familiar with, like Creator/JohnDiMaggio, Creator/MelBlanc, Creator/JimCummings, Creator/TressMacNeille, Creator/CharlieAdler, Creator/CarlosAlazraqui, Creator/CreeSummer, Creator/TaraStrong, Creator/TomKenny and Music/GreyDeLisle[[/note]], almost wasn't chosen because he didn't look like someone who'd be able to do an accurate Fred Flintstone impression. Henry Corden urged the producers to give Taylor a chance, and that's how he was picked).
*** Aside from the aforementioned period of recuperating from his car wreck, Mel Blanc voiced Barney up to his death in 1989. Since then, Barney has been played variously by Creator/FrankWelker and Jeff Bergman (and Creator/SethMacFarlane in parodies shown on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'').

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*** Alan Reed lent his voice to Fred for the final time in the debut episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/LaffALympics Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics]]'' in 1977. He died soon after and would be replaced by Henry Corden. Corden died in 2005 and was replaced by Jeff Bergman, Creator/JeffBergman, although Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor voices him in commercials. (who, according to the documentary, ''Film/IKnowThatVoice''[[note]]centered on the past and present voice actors a lot of cartoon, anime, and video game fans are familiar with, like Creator/JohnDiMaggio, Creator/MelBlanc, Creator/JimCummings, Creator/TressMacNeille, Creator/CharlieAdler, Creator/CarlosAlazraqui, Creator/CreeSummer, Creator/TaraStrong, Creator/TomKenny and Music/GreyDeLisle[[/note]], almost wasn't chosen because he didn't look like someone who'd be able to do an accurate Fred Flintstone impression. Henry Corden urged the producers to give Taylor a chance, and that's how he was picked).
*** Aside from the aforementioned period of recuperating from his car wreck, Mel Blanc voiced Barney up to his death in 1989. Since then, Barney has been played variously by Creator/FrankWelker and Jeff Bergman Creator/JeffBergman (and Creator/SethMacFarlane in parodies shown on ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'').
8th Oct '17 1:03:55 PM nombretomado
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''The Flintstones: On the Rocks'' has never been officially released on home video in any format. A small clip of it does exist on [[YouTube You Tube]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOP76UyeDJM which proves of its existence]], but good luck trying to find the full special online since it aired only once on Creator/CartoonNetwork.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''The Flintstones: On the Rocks'' has never been officially released on home video in any format. A small clip of it does exist on [[YouTube You Tube]], Website/YouTube, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOP76UyeDJM which proves of its existence]], but good luck trying to find the full special online since it aired only once on Creator/CartoonNetwork.



* SerendipityWritesThePlot: Hanna and Barbera originally wanted to do a straight-up cartoon version of ''TheHoneymooners'', but couldn't agree on a wardrobe. Finally, Hanna proposed making them into cavemen so they'd just wear animal skins.

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* SerendipityWritesThePlot: Hanna and Barbera originally wanted to do a straight-up cartoon version of ''TheHoneymooners'', ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', but couldn't agree on a wardrobe. Finally, Hanna proposed making them into cavemen so they'd just wear animal skins.
25th Sep '17 3:47:28 PM Prinzenick
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** The name of the series in its pilot was originally ''The Flagstones''. An early model sheet of Fred also showed after early name for the series, ''The Gladstones''.
9th Jul '17 12:16:56 PM glickmam
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* FollowTheLeader: The Gruesomes were created to cash in on the then mega popularity of ghoul comedies such as ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' and ''Series/TheMunsters''.
9th Jul '17 12:10:22 PM glickmam
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* DevelopmentHell: No less than 35 writers contributed to the first film's screenplay.



* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: No less than 35 writers contributed to the first film's screenplay.
9th Jul '17 12:08:21 PM glickmam
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* TooManyCooksSpoilTheSoup: No less than 35 writers contributed to the first film's screenplay.
18th May '17 4:10:07 PM gjjones
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* RoleReprisal: In the Latin American Spanish dub, Fred and Barney's Mexican voice actors from many of their animated works since the 70's (Arturo Mercado and Francisco Colmenero respectively, reprised their roles in the movie. This is especially relevant because the dub of the film was made in a Spanish-speaking studio in Los Angeles, and they brought them out straight from Mexico precisly for this in mind. The Los Angeles casting directors assumed that Jorge Arvizu (Fred) and Julio Lucena (Barney) had both passed away (in truth, Arvizu was semi-retired, but Lucena had died in 1985 from cardiac arrest).

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* RealLifeRelative: Javier Pontón, who voiced Cliff Vandercave in the Latin American Spanish dub, is the brother of Carlos Pontón, who was the ADR Director for that dub.
* RoleReprisal: In the Latin American Spanish dub, Fred and Barney's Mexican voice actors from many of their animated works since the 70's (Arturo 70's, Arturo Mercado and Francisco Colmenero respectively, Colmenero, respectively reprised their roles in the movie. This is especially relevant because the dub of the film was made in recorded at Ultra Video, a Spanish-speaking studio in Los Angeles, and they brought them out straight from Mexico precisly for this in mind. The Los Angeles casting directors assumed that Jorge Arvizu (Fred) and Julio Lucena (Barney) had both passed away (in truth, Arvizu was semi-retired, but Lucena had died in 1985 from cardiac arrest).
23rd Apr '17 12:15:41 AM MelancholyUtopia
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** [[https://badazzmofo.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/2679/ There were plans]] to make a SpinOff called ''The Blackstones'' about an African-American family that moved in next to the Flintstones.

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** [[https://badazzmofo.wordpress.com/2011/02/22/2679/ There were plans]] to make a SpinOff called ''The Blackstones'' about an African-American family that moved in next to the Flintstones.
Flintstones. It goes without saying why it didn't make the cut.
28th Mar '17 9:16:39 AM elenaisabel722
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*** Alan Reed lent his voice to Fred for the final time in the debut episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/LaffALympics Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics]]'' in 1977. He died soon after and would be replaced by Henry Corden. Corden died in 2005 and was replaced by Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor (who, according to the documentary, ''Film/IKnowThatVoice''[[note]]centered on the past and present voice actors a lot of cartoon, anime, and video game fans are familiar with, like Creator/JohnDiMaggio, Creator/MelBlanc, Creator/JimCummings, Creator/TressMacNeille, Creator/CharlieAdler, Creator/CarlosAlazraqui, Creator/CreeSummer, Creator/TaraStrong, Creator/TomKenny and Music/GreyDeLisle[[/note]], almost wasn't chosen because he didn't look like someone who'd be able to do an accurate Fred Flintstone impression. Henry Corden urged the producers to give Taylor a chance, and that's how he was picked).

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*** Alan Reed lent his voice to Fred for the final time in the debut episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/LaffALympics Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics]]'' in 1977. He died soon after and would be replaced by Henry Corden. Corden died in 2005 and was replaced by Jeff Bergman, although Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor voices him in commercials. (who, according to the documentary, ''Film/IKnowThatVoice''[[note]]centered on the past and present voice actors a lot of cartoon, anime, and video game fans are familiar with, like Creator/JohnDiMaggio, Creator/MelBlanc, Creator/JimCummings, Creator/TressMacNeille, Creator/CharlieAdler, Creator/CarlosAlazraqui, Creator/CreeSummer, Creator/TaraStrong, Creator/TomKenny and Music/GreyDeLisle[[/note]], almost wasn't chosen because he didn't look like someone who'd be able to do an accurate Fred Flintstone impression. Henry Corden urged the producers to give Taylor a chance, and that's how he was picked).
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