History Trivia / TheFlintstones

1st Feb '17 8:48:46 AM NWolfman
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* PromotedFanboy: Director Brian Levant reportedly had the world's biggest collection of ''Flintstones'' memorabilia when he took the directing job.
31st Jan '17 4:09:23 AM NWolfman
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** Creator/SethMacFarlane was originally going to revive the show for FOX, possibly as a replacement for ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which was about to be canceled in the middle of season 23 due to money issues.[[note]]the last episode would have been the ChristmasEpisode in the future where Bart tries to bond with his kids while divorced from Jenda while Lisa tries to bond with her teenaged daughter and Maggie is pregnant[[/note]] Fortunately (or not, depending on who you ask), [=MacFarlane=] shelved the show after the cast and crew of ''The Simpsons'' took a pay cut to keep the show afloat, and FOX and Warner Bros. could not agree on profit negotiations.

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** Hanna and Barbera tried to get one of the original staff writers from ''Series/TheHoneymooners'' to write for them, but his scripts were reportedly too dialogue-heavy (which, by [=HB=] standards, is saying something).
** Creator/SethMacFarlane was originally going to revive the show for FOX, possibly as a replacement for ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which was about to be canceled in the middle of season 23 due to money issues.[[note]]the last episode would have been the ChristmasEpisode in the future where Bart tries to bond with his kids while divorced from Jenda while Lisa tries to bond with her teenaged daughter and Maggie is pregnant[[/note]] Fortunately (or not, depending on who you ask), For better or worse, [=MacFarlane=] shelved the show after the cast and crew of ''The Simpsons'' took a pay cut to keep the show afloat, and FOX and Warner Bros. could not agree on profit negotiations.
31st Jan '17 4:06:33 AM NWolfman
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** Fred and Wilma were originally to have had a son, Fred, Jr. He was cut from the show's final series' bible, but a Golden Book that was based on the original ideas was released just as the show debuted. Maybe Pebbles' older brother ran off with the original, intelligent Dino?

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** Fred and Wilma were originally to have had a son, Fred, Jr. He was cut from the show's final series' bible, but a Golden Book that was based on the original ideas was released just as the show debuted. Maybe Pebbles' older brother ran off with Then when the original, intelligent Dino?character that'd become Pebbles was [[JustForPun conceived]], Barbera once again wanted it to be a boy, but a phone call form a toy company in New York convinced him to change it to a girl.
11th Jan '17 8:23:42 AM thevisualboy37
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* {{Defictionalization}}: The 1963 episode "Dino Disappears" has a scene where Barney tries to cheer Pebbles up by getting her to eat Pebbles cereal. In 1971, Post created two actual Pebbles cereals, Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles.
6th Jan '17 10:29:07 AM tropower
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* RoleReprisal: In the Latin American Spanish dub, Fred and Barney's Mexican voice actors from many of their animated works in the 80s (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, CA, and they brought them out straight from Mexico precisly for this in mind.

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* RoleReprisal: In the Latin American Spanish dub, Fred and Barney's Mexican voice actors from many of their animated works in the 80s (Arturo Mercado and Francisco Colmenero respectively), respectively[[note]]Who had taken over for original voice actors Jorge Arvizu and Julio Lucena (Lucena lost his life in a plane crash in the mid-1980s).[[/note]]), 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, CA, and they brought them out straight from Mexico precisly for this in mind.
5th Jan '17 10:04:22 AM luisedgarf
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* RoleReprisal: In the Latin American Spanish dub, Fred and Barney's Mexican voice actors from many of their animated works in the 80s (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, CA, and they brought them out straight from Mexico precisly for this in mind.
29th Dec '16 10:06:58 AM 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 [[CartoonNetwork Cartoon Network]].

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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 [[CartoonNetwork Cartoon Network]].Creator/CartoonNetwork.
9th Nov '16 11:22:37 AM nombretomado
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** In "Christmas Flintstone," Creator/MelBlanc voices Fred's easily irritated boss that fires him and immediately hires him back. Blanc even uses the same voice as [[TheJetsons Mr. Spacely]].

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** In "Christmas Flintstone," Creator/MelBlanc voices Fred's easily irritated boss that fires him and immediately hires him back. Blanc even uses the same voice as [[TheJetsons [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Mr. Spacely]].
5th Nov '16 4:21:33 PM BatmanKalEl
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* OutlivedItsCreator: ''The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age [=SmackDown=]'' (2015) is the first original Flintstones production since ''On The Rocks'' in 2001... and the first to not involve the original creators (who passed away in 2001 [Hanna] and 2006 [Barbera]). The film marked also the first time the character of Mr. Slate was voiced by someone other than John Stephenson.

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* OutlivedItsCreator: ''The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age [=SmackDown=]'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstonesStoneAgeSmackDown'' (2015) is the first original Flintstones production since ''On The Rocks'' in 2001... and the first to not involve the original creators (who passed away in 2001 [Hanna] and 2006 [Barbera]). The film marked also the first time the character of Mr. Slate was voiced by someone other than John Stephenson.
5th Nov '16 6:10:02 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* AbilityOverAppearance:
** Rosie O'Donnell, though not the immediate choice for Betty, mastered her laugh and other mannerisms in her audition.
** Jane Krakowski's Betty in the prequel was slightly more well-received.

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* AbilityOverAppearance:
** Rosie O'Donnell, though not the immediate choice for Betty, mastered her laugh and other mannerisms in her audition.
** Jane Krakowski's Betty in the prequel was slightly more well-received.
!![[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones The cartoon]]



* AllStarCast: In the first live-action film: John Goodman, Creator/RickMoranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Elizabeth Perkins, Creator/HalleBerry, Kyle [=MacLachlan=], and Creator/ElizabethTaylor (in what turned out to be her final big-screen movie).[[note]]and other than the 2001 MadeForTVMovie ''These Old Broads'', her final movie full stop.[[/note]]
* AwesomeDearBoy: John Goodman on playing Fred Flintstone.
* CastingGag:
** The Dictabird is voiced by Harvey Korman, who voiced the Great Gazoo in the original cartoon. He was also in the second movie as Colonel Slaghoople.
** John Stephenson, who voiced Mr. Slate in the cartoon, appears as the minister who marries Fred and Wilma at the end of ''Viva Rock Vegas.''
** Rosie O'Donnell, who plays Betty in the original film, makes a cameo as the voice of a masseuse octopus in ''Viva Rock Vegas.''



* DoingItForTheArt: As hard as it is to imagine, the first live action movie. For starters, unless they got John Goodman to play Fred, they wouldn't have even bothered trying to make a movie.
* 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 [[CartoonNetwork Cartoon Network]].

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* DoingItForTheArt: As hard as it is to imagine, the first live action movie. For starters, unless they got John Goodman to play Fred, they wouldn't have even bothered trying to make a movie.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The ''The Flintstones: On the Rocks 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 [[CartoonNetwork Cartoon Network]].



** The 2nd movie recasts all the characters due to taking place before Fred and Barney were married to Wilma and Betty.



** At one point, Creator/RichardDonner was attached to direct, Joel Silver was going to produce and Jim Belushi was going to play Fred. When the movie went from Warner Bros. to Universal, Donner stayed around but had to pull out due to conflicting schedules with ''Film/{{Maverick}}''.
** Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/JamesBelushi, Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/BillMurray, and Creator/ChevyChase were all considered for the role of Fred, but they were all deemed too skinny, and putting any of them in a fat suit would look too inappropriate for use in the movie.
** George Wendt was also for the role of Fred at one point.
** Geena Davis, Faith Ford, and Creator/CatherineOHara were all considered for the role of Wilma.
** Creator/DannyDeVito was the original first choice for the role of Barney, but he turned down the role as he felt he was too gruff to do the character properly, and recommended Rick Moranis for the part. [=DeVito=] was also considered for the role of Fred.
** Janine Turner, Tracey Ullman, and Daphne Zuniga were all considered for the role of Betty.
** The role of Sharon Stone the secretary was written for...Sharon Stone, but due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TheSpecialist'', she dropped out and Halle Berry signed on.
*** They tried to change her name to Rosetta Stone, but [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio thought]] people wouldn't get the reference.


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!![[Film/TheFlintstones The film version]]
* AbilityOverAppearance:
** Rosie O'Donnell, though not the immediate choice for Betty, mastered her laugh and other mannerisms in her audition.
** Jane Krakowski's Betty in the prequel was slightly more well-received.
* AllStarCast: In the first live-action film: John Goodman, Creator/RickMoranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Elizabeth Perkins, Creator/HalleBerry, Kyle [=MacLachlan=], and Creator/ElizabethTaylor (in what turned out to be her final big-screen movie).[[note]]and other than the 2001 MadeForTVMovie ''These Old Broads'', her final movie full stop.[[/note]]
* AwesomeDearBoy: John Goodman on playing Fred Flintstone.
* CastingGag:
** The Dictabird is voiced by Harvey Korman, who voiced The Great Gazoo in the original cartoon. He was also in the prequel as Colonel Slaghoople.
** John Stephenson, who voiced Mr. Slate in the cartoon, appears as the minister who marries Fred and Wilma at the end of ''Viva Rock Vegas''.
** Rosie O'Donnell, who plays Betty in the original film, makes a cameo as the voice of a masseuse octopus in ''Viva Rock Vegas''.
* DoingItForTheArt: As hard as it is to imagine, the first live action movie. For starters, unless they got John Goodman to play Fred, they wouldn't have even bothered trying to make a movie.
* TheOtherDarrin: The prequel ''Viva Rock Vegas'' recasts all the characters due to taking place before Fred and Barney were married to Wilma and Betty.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** At one point, Creator/RichardDonner was attached to direct, Joel Silver was going to produce and Jim Belushi was going to play Fred. When the movie went from Warner Bros. to Universal, Donner stayed around but had to pull out due to conflicting schedules with ''Film/{{Maverick}}''.
** Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/JamesBelushi, Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/BillMurray, and Creator/ChevyChase were all considered for the role of Fred, but they were all deemed too skinny, and putting any of them in a fat suit would look too inappropriate for use in the movie.
** George Wendt was also for the role of Fred at one point.
** Geena Davis, Faith Ford, and Creator/CatherineOHara were all considered for the role of Wilma.
** Creator/DannyDeVito was the original first choice for the role of Barney, but he turned down the role as he felt he was too gruff to do the character properly, and recommended Rick Moranis for the part. [=DeVito=] was also considered for the role of Fred.
** Janine Turner, Tracey Ullman, and Daphne Zuniga were all considered for the role of Betty.
** The role of Sharon Stone the secretary was written for...Sharon Stone, but due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/TheSpecialist'', she dropped out and Halle Berry signed on.
*** They tried to change her name to Rosetta Stone, but [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio thought]] people wouldn't get the reference.
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