History Trivia / TheFlintstones

23rd Jun '16 8:01:14 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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** George Wendt was also for the role of Fred at one point.
5th May '16 3:20:59 PM kablammin45
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* ColbertBump: The LicensedGame based on ''The Flintstones'' for NES called ''The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy'' was a relatively obscure game until Joel of ''WebVideo/{{Vinesacue}}'' stumbled upon a Mario-themed bootleg of the game during one of his videos. As a result, the game (though particularly the bootleg version of it, known as "7 Grand Dad") and the 8-bit version of the theme song it featured became a [[MemeticMutation meme]] almost overnight.

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* ColbertBump: The LicensedGame based on ''The Flintstones'' for NES called ''The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy'' was a relatively obscure game until Joel of ''WebVideo/{{Vinesacue}}'' ''WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}}'' stumbled upon a Mario-themed bootleg of the game during one of his videos. As a result, the game (though particularly the bootleg version of it, known as "7 Grand Dad") and the 8-bit version of the theme song it featured became a [[MemeticMutation meme]] almost overnight.
5th May '16 3:17:09 PM kablammin45
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* ColbertBump: The LicensedGame based on ''The Flintstones'' for NES called ''The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy'' was a relatively obscure game until Joel of ''WebVideo/{{Vinesacue}}'' stumbled upon a Mario-themed bootleg of the game during one of his videos. As a result, the game (though particularly the bootleg version of it, known as "7 Grand Dad") and the 8-bit version of the theme song it featured became a [[MemeticMutation meme]] almost overnight.
2nd May '16 6:04:04 PM Kartoonkid95
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** Wilma's mother was voiced at first by Verna Felton, but was later replaced by Janet Waldo.
25th Mar '16 1:43:03 PM Prfnoff
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** Betty Rubble was voiced by Bea Benaderet (1960-1964) and Gerry Johnson (1964-1966).
25th Mar '16 1:42:41 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Fred Flintstone was voiced by Alan Reed. He is also known to Disney fans for playing Boris in ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''.
** Wilma Flintstone was voiced by Jean Vander Pyl. She also played Winsome Witch, Maw & Floral Rugg, and [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Rosie the Robot Maid]].
** Barney Rubble was voiced by Creator/MelBlanc, except for part of the 1961/62 season, when Creator/DawsButler substituted (see TheOtherDarrin below).
** Betty Rubble was voiced by Bea Benaderet (1960-1964) and Gerry Johnson (1964-1966). Benaderet is also known for playing [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Gertrude Gearshift]], [[Series/PetticoatJunction Kate Bradley]], and [[Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies Pearl Bodine]]. Johnson was better known for theatrical roles in the Dallas Theater Center.
** Comedienne Mitzi [=McCall=] (who with husband Charlie Brill were game show staples of the 1970s) voiced Penny on ''WesternAnimation/ThePebblesAndBammBammShow.'' Mitzi and Charlie had the bad fortune to be the act following Music/TheBeatles on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'' on February 9, 1964 (the boys' first appearance on American TV).
** [[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Harvey]] [[Film/BlazingSaddles Korman]] played the Great Gazoo in the series, and Chief Boulder in ''The Man Called Flintstone''. He later voiced the Dictabird in ''Film/TheFlintstones'' and played Colonel Slaghoople in ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas''.
** Also from TheMovie, Creator/PaulFrees as Rock Slag and Triple X, and Creator/JuneForay as Tanya, the Green Goose's #2.
** The Mexican Spanish dub deserves an special mention: Fred (and also Barney for a few episodes) in the original TV series was dubbed by Mexican comedian and actor Jorge Arvizu, who also voiced WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]] and he's maybe the most iconical of all the voice actors who voiced Fred in Mexico. In other animated incarnations, he's voiced by Arturo Mercado (Anime/SpeedRacer and [[Disney/TheLionKing Simba]]) who was the second most know voice actor for Fred in Spanish and he also reprised that role in the live-action film. Creator/HumbertoVelez ([[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]) also voiced Fred in the ''I Yabba-Dabba Do!'' direct-to-video film. Barney was voiced by Julio Lucena (who voiced WesternAnimation/TopCat, [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces Dick Dastardly]], and WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey), in other animated adaptations and in the film, he's voiced by Francisco Colmenero (who voiced [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]]) and in the ''I Yabba-Dabba Do!'' direct-to-video film, Alfonso Obregon ([[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kakashi Hatake]] and WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}) voice him too.
** In Japan, [[Creator/ToruOhira Fred]] is [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Dr. Nanbu]] and curiously enough, [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] in the TV series. In the film, [[Creator/TesshoGenda he's]] [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kurama]] and [[VideoGame/SengokuBasara Takeda Shingen]]. Barney was [[Manga/GeGeGeNoKitaro Medama Oyaji]] in one of the TV series and in the film, [[Creator/KeiTomiyama he's]] [[Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes Yang Wenli]]. Wilma is [[Anime/{{Doraemon}} Nobita Nobi]] and [[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Claudia LaSalle]] and in the film, she is [[Anime/CowboyBebop Julia]].



* TheOtherDarrin: Hanna-Barbera voice actor Daws Butler replaced Mel Blanc as Barney Rubble for a few episodes in 1961 while Blanc was hospitalized after a near-fatal car accident. Hanna-Barbera, however, did not publicly acknowledge this, and Blanc was still listed in the closing credits. There was one episode where it started with Daws Butler as the voice of Barney and right in the middle of the episode, he's replaced with Mel Blanc (and, unlike most modern shows where there would be a fourth wall-breaking joke about it, this mistake slipped by completely unnoticed).

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* TheOtherDarrin: TheOtherDarrin:
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Hanna-Barbera voice actor Daws Butler Creator/DawsButler replaced Mel Blanc Creator/MelBlanc as Barney Rubble for a few episodes in 1961 while Blanc was hospitalized after a near-fatal car accident. Hanna-Barbera, however, did not publicly acknowledge this, and Blanc was still listed in the closing credits. There was one episode where it started with Daws Butler as the voice of Barney and right in the middle of the episode, he's replaced with Mel Blanc (and, unlike most modern shows where there would be a fourth wall-breaking joke about it, this mistake slipped by completely unnoticed).unnoticed).
** Betty Rubble was voiced by Bea Benaderet (1960-1964) and Gerry Johnson (1964-1966).
15th Mar '16 3:44:56 PM smalltime
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** There's also [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6TI2dkk2MA this not-as-well-known ad for Busch Beer]].
9th Feb '16 7:43:30 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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** Former ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' cast members Creator/BillMurray, Creator/DanAykroyd, 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.
** Creator/JohnCandy audtioned for the role of Fred.
** Creator/DannyDeVito was Spielberg's original choice for the role of Barney. [=DeVito=] refused and recommended Rick Moranis for the part.

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** Former ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' cast members Creator/JohnCandy, Creator/JamesBelushi, Creator/DanAykroyd, Creator/BillMurray, Creator/DanAykroyd, 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.
inappropriate for use in the movie.
** Creator/JohnCandy audtioned Geena Davis, Faith Ford, and Creator/CatherineOHara were all considered for the role of Fred.
Wilma.
** Creator/DannyDeVito was Spielberg's the original first choice for the role of Barney. [=DeVito=] refused 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.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.



** Janine Turner was considered for the role of Betty.
15th Jan '16 3:01:26 AM Anddrix
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*** They tried to change her name to Rosetta Stone, but [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio thought]] [[ViewersAreMorons people wouldn't get the reference]].

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*** They tried to change her name to Rosetta Stone, but [[ExecutiveMeddling the studio thought]] [[ViewersAreMorons people wouldn't get the reference]].reference.
4th Dec '15 12:48:43 PM JamesAustin
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Rosie O'Donnell, though not the immediate choice for Betty, mastered her laugh and other mannerisms in her audition.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: AbilityOverAppearance:
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Rosie O'Donnell, though not the immediate choice for Betty, mastered her laugh and other mannerisms in her audition.



* ActorAllusion: 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]].
-->"FLINTSTONE! You're fired!"

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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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]].
-->"FLINTSTONE! --->"FLINTSTONE! You're fired!"



* AllStarCast: John Goodman, Creator/RickMoranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Elizabeth Perkins, Creator/HalleBerry, and Kyle [=MacLachlan=] to name a few for the live-action film.
** Not to mention 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]]).

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* AllStarCast: In the first live-action film: John Goodman, Creator/RickMoranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Elizabeth Perkins, Creator/HalleBerry, and Kyle [=MacLachlan=] to name a few for the live-action film.
** Not to mention
[=MacLachlan=], and Creator/ElizabethTaylor (in what turned out to be her final big-screen movie[[note]]and movie).[[note]]and other than the 2001 MadeForTVMovie ''These Old Broads'', her final movie full stop[[/note]]).stop.[[/note]]



* 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.

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* CastingGag: CastingGag:
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The Dictabird is voiced by Harvey Korman, who voiced the Great Gazoo in the original cartoon.
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cartoon. He was also in the second movie as Colonel Slaghoople.



** [[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Harvey]] [[Film/BlazingSaddles Korman]] played the Great Gazoo in the series, and Chief Boulder in ''The Man Called Flintstone''.
*** Korman voiced the Dictabird in ''Film/TheFlintstones'' and played Colonel Slaghoople in ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas''.

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** [[Series/TheCarolBurnettShow Harvey]] [[Film/BlazingSaddles Korman]] played the Great Gazoo in the series, and Chief Boulder in ''The Man Called Flintstone''.
*** Korman
Flintstone''. He later voiced the Dictabird in ''Film/TheFlintstones'' and played Colonel Slaghoople in ''Film/TheFlintstonesInVivaRockVegas''.



*** In ''The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown'', John O'Hurley replaced John Stephenson as the voice of Mr. Slate.

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*** In ''The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown'', [=SmackDown=]'', John O'Hurley replaced John Stephenson as the voice of Mr. Slate.



* 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]). This was also the first time in nearly 50 years that Mr. Slate was voiced by someone other than John Stephenson.

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* OutlivedItsCreator: ''The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown'' [=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]). This was also the first time in nearly 50 years that Mr. Slate was voiced by someone other than John Stephenson.



* RecycledSoundtrack: In a sense. Mel Blanc's previously-recorded yaps for Dino from the original series were re-used for the films. Blanc himself had been dead for five years by the time the first film was released, and his voice was initially used without a screen credit, prompting his estate to slap the studio with a lawsuit before one was put in for the home video release.
** Several Hanna-Barbera series from around the same time used the show's stock music, most notably ''The Yogi Bear Show''[[note]]A couple episodes of which even have what would later become "Meet The Flintstones" snuck into the music.[[/note]]

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* RecycledSoundtrack: RecycledSoundtrack:
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In a sense. Mel Blanc's previously-recorded yaps for Dino from the original series were re-used for the films. Blanc himself had been dead for five years by the time the first film was released, and his voice was initially used without a screen credit, prompting his estate to slap the studio with a lawsuit before one was put in for the home video release.
** Several Hanna-Barbera series from around the same time used the show's stock music, most notably ''The Yogi Bear Show''[[note]]A Show''.[[note]]A couple episodes of which even have what would later become "Meet The Flintstones" snuck into the music.[[/note]]



** 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.
*** The ''real'' reason this Flintstones project got shelved is because FOX and Warner Bros. could not agree on profit negotiations.

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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 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]]. 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.
*** The ''real'' reason this Flintstones project got shelved is because
afloat, and FOX and Warner Bros. could not agree on profit negotiations.
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