History WesternAnimation / TheFlintstones

23rd Jun '16 5:53:28 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''The Flintstone Comedy Show'' (19801981 NBC)- A 90-minute series featuring six segments, including [[SelfPlagiarism ripoff]] of TomAndJerry and Franchise/ScoobyDoo, and a [=Superman=] parody with CaptainCaveman. 2 seasons, 18 episodes.

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** ''The Flintstone Comedy Show'' (19801981 NBC)- A 90-minute series featuring six segments, including [[SelfPlagiarism ripoff]] of TomAndJerry and Franchise/ScoobyDoo, and a [=Superman=] parody with CaptainCaveman.WesternAnimation/CaptainCaveman. 2 seasons, 18 episodes.
13th Jun '16 3:28:57 AM Morgenthaler
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Similar shows to this have been made by Hanna-Barbera, such as ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (''The Flintstones'' [[RecycledInSpace in the future]]), ''Where's Huddles'' (''The Flintstones'' with football players), ''WesternAnimation/WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome'' (''The Flintstones'' meets ''Series/AllInTheFamily''), and ''TheRomanHolidays'' (''The Flintstones'' in the era of the Roman empire).

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Similar shows to this have been made by Hanna-Barbera, such as ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' (''The Flintstones'' [[RecycledInSpace in the future]]), ''Where's Huddles'' (''The Flintstones'' with football players), ''WesternAnimation/WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome'' (''The Flintstones'' meets ''Series/AllInTheFamily''), and ''TheRomanHolidays'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays'' (''The Flintstones'' in the era of the Roman empire).
1st Jun '16 3:11:45 AM foxley
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* pendulumOfDeath: In "Dr. Sinister", Fred and Barney are caught in a situation like this one. Fred asks Barney what James Bondrock would do in such a situation. Barney remembers him [[spoiler:using the pendulum to cut his hand bonds]] - which he does and it works!

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* pendulumOfDeath: PendulumOfDeath: In "Dr. Sinister", Fred and Barney are caught in a situation like this one. Fred asks Barney what James Bondrock would do in such a situation. Barney remembers him [[spoiler:using the pendulum to cut his hand bonds]] - which he does and it works!
1st Jun '16 3:10:49 AM foxley
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* pendulumOfDeath: In "Dr. Sinister", Fred and Barney are caught in a situation like this one. Fred asks Barney what James Bondrock would do in such a situation. Barney remembers him [[spoiler:using the pendulum to cut his hand bonds]] - which he does and it works!
26th May '16 5:51:43 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted in the first live action movie with regards to Betty. It is played straight with Barney and Wilma's mother.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: AdaptationalAttractiveness:
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Inverted in the first live action movie with regards to Betty. It is played Betty.
** Played
straight with Barney and Wilma's mother.



* BambooTechnology:
** What makes ''The Flintstones'' any different from just setting it in 1960s America, this trope provides much of the humor after the standard sitcom plots and all the silly names. Cars? Telephones? Airplanes? They had 'em. Radio? Television? The only reason they didn't have any electronics more advanced than that was because of when the show was made. If one takes the Fruity Pebbles commercials as {{canon}}, then they actually have not only computers and robots, but HumongousMecha.
** Later spinoffs and TV movies usually update the technology equivalents to match when the spinoff/movie was made. Thus the late 1970s ''The New Fred and Barney Show'' featured CB radios, 80s spinoff ''The Flintstone Kids'' featured video games, while the 90s TV movies ''I Yabba Dabba Do'' and ''Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby'' feature desktop computers, [=VCRs=], [=CDs=] and car alarms.

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* BambooTechnology:
**
BambooTechnology: What makes ''The Flintstones'' any different from just setting it in 1960s America, this trope provides much of the humor after the standard sitcom plots and all the silly names. Cars? Telephones? Airplanes? They had 'em. Radio? Television? The only reason they didn't have any electronics more advanced than that was because of when the show was made. If one takes the Fruity Pebbles commercials as {{canon}}, then they actually have not only computers and robots, but HumongousMecha.
**
Later spinoffs and TV movies usually update the technology equivalents to match when the spinoff/movie was made. Thus the late 1970s ''The New Fred and Barney Show'' featured CB radios, 80s spinoff ''The Flintstone Kids'' featured video games, while the 90s TV movies ''I Yabba Dabba Do'' and ''Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby'' feature desktop computers, [=VCRs=], [=CDs=] and car alarms.alarms, and if one takes the Fruity Pebbles commercials as {{canon}}, then they actually have not only all that, but also HumongousMecha.



* InexplicablyAwesome: It's never explained why Bamm-Bamm has super strength. TheMovie with John Goodman explained it as a [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Mastadons]] situation.

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* InexplicablyAwesome: It's never explained why Bamm-Bamm has super strength. TheMovie strength--at least, not in any of the animations (TheMovie with John Goodman explained it as a [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Mastadons]] situation.situation).
26th May '16 1:41:56 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* HorseOfADifferentColor: Dino is just like a dog, except he's a sauropod dinosaur; Hoppy is a kangaroo-like "hopparoo". Dino's official species is "snorkasaurus".

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* HorseOfADifferentColor: Dino is just like a dog, except he's a sauropod dinosaur; dinosaur (or, as it's known InUniverse, a "snorkasaurus"); Hoppy is a kangaroo-like "hopparoo". Dino's official species is "snorkasaurus"."hopparoo".



** In the live-action movie, Fred is mistakenly named as "Flagstone" a couple times. ''The Flagstones'' was the original planned name for the series. It was changed to "Flintstones" because there was [[PrintLongRunners and still is]] a comic strip called ''Hi And Lois'' (co-drawn by Mort Walker) whose family was named the Flagstons.

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** In the live-action movie, Fred is mistakenly named as "Flagstone" a couple times. ''The Flagstones'' was the original planned name for the series. It was series, being changed to "Flintstones" because there was [[PrintLongRunners and still is]] a comic strip called ''Hi And Lois'' (co-drawn by Mort Walker) whose family was named the Flagstons.



* TheThemeParkVersion: It's [[TheSixties early-1960s suburban America]] transposed into the Stone Age, with [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]. Later, in a more literal sense, a number of actual Flintstones-based theme parks opened around North America.

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* TheThemeParkVersion: It's [[TheSixties early-1960s suburban America]] transposed into the Stone Age, with [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]. Later, in a more literal sense, a number of actual Flintstones-based theme parks opened around North America.
26th May '16 1:23:36 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* LaughTrack:
** As was typical of 60's-era Hanna-Barbera. Notably edited out in the syndicated airings on Creator/{{Boomerang}}.
** Notably absent from ''The Man Called Flintstone'', which made it a surreal viewing experience for those used to watching the show with canned laughter.

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* LaughTrack:
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LaughTrack: As was typical of 60's-era Hanna-Barbera. Notably edited out in the syndicated airings on Creator/{{Boomerang}}.
** Notably
Creator/{{Boomerang}}, and also absent from ''The Man Called Flintstone'', which made it a surreal viewing experience for those used to watching the show with canned laughter.



* RunningGag: A number of them, such as Fred going "Bet-bet-bet-bet-bet!" whenever gambling is mentioned, or the image of a shoe heel being superimposed over various characters' heads if they feel guilty or remorseful about something they've said or done. Also a recurring gag/theme involving Fred's often fruitless attempts at inventing things.

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* RunningGag: A number of them, such as as:
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Fred going "Bet-bet-bet-bet-bet!" whenever gambling is mentioned, or the mentioned;
** The
image of a shoe heel being superimposed over various characters' heads if they feel guilty or remorseful about something they've said or done. Also a recurring gag/theme involving done; or
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Fred's often fruitless attempts at inventing things.
25th May '16 5:20:57 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Often played straight throughout the series. Especially in first episode "The Flintstone Flyer" when Wilma and Betty find out about their husbands feigning illness to avoid going to the opera, in order so they can sneak off and go bowling. What's worse is that Fred and Barney's scheme got surely blown at home in the Flintstone's house, where the two wives became domestically abusive. Wife beater may be considered a serious term, but not sure to say the same for husband beater.

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Often played straight throughout the series. Especially series, especially in first episode "The Flintstone Flyer" when Wilma and Betty find out about their husbands feigning illness to avoid going to the opera, in order so they can sneak off and go bowling. What's worse is that Fred and Barney's scheme got surely blown at home in the Flintstone's house, where the two wives became domestically abusive. Wife beater may be considered a serious term, but not sure to say the same for husband beater. Downplayed later on thanks to CharacterDevelopment as they both became more sweet-natured, although Wilma isn't above hitting Fred whenever he behaves in an exceptionally bad way.



* ExpositoryThemeTune:
** "Meet the Flintstones", beginning in the third season.
** ''"They're the modern Stone Age family..."''

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* ExpositoryThemeTune:
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ExpositoryThemeTune: "Meet the Flintstones", beginning in the third season.
** ''"They're -->''They're the modern Stone Age family..."''''



* TheOnlyOne: Fred and Barney in ''The Man Called Flintstone'', when Rock Slag and the Chief were incapacitated, and their double agent XXX is really [[spoiler:The Green Goose]].

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* TheOnlyOne: {{The Only One}}s: Fred and Barney in ''The Man Called Flintstone'', when Rock Slag and the Chief were incapacitated, and their double agent XXX is really [[spoiler:The Green Goose]].



* SincerestFormOfFlattery:
** Creator/HannaBarbera openly admitted that the show was inspired by ''Series/TheHoneymooners''.
** Jackie Gleason, who starred in ''The Honeymooners,'' thought the resemblance was too close for comfort so he [[YouWannaGetSued almost filed a plagiarism suit]] against Hanna-Barbera. His lawyers actually talked him out of it, knowing that he'd win and fearing Gleason would thereafter be known only as "the guy who killed ''The Flintstones''".

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* SincerestFormOfFlattery:
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SincerestFormOfFlattery: Creator/HannaBarbera openly admitted that the show was inspired by ''Series/TheHoneymooners''.
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''Series/TheHoneymooners''. Naturally, Jackie Gleason, who starred in ''The Honeymooners,'' Honeymooners'', thought the resemblance was too close for comfort so he [[YouWannaGetSued almost filed a plagiarism suit]] against Hanna-Barbera. His lawyers actually talked him out of it, knowing that he'd win and fearing Gleason would thereafter be known only as "the guy who killed ''The Flintstones''".
24th May '16 8:55:07 AM MyFinalEdits
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->''"[[SayMyName Wiiiiiiiilllmaaaaaaa!!!]]"''
-->-- '''Fred Flintstone''', [[OncePerEpisode every single episode]], ever.



Like many very popular shows from the 1960s and 1970s, ''The Flintstones'' just would not die. It survived cancellation in any number of subsequent forms, from Saturday morning cartoons featuring teenaged versions of Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles (the latter voiced by Sally Struthers) through a pair of live-action motion pictures, all the way to a breakfast cereal which is still marketed in the early 21st century (and which is the occasion for continuous ''new'' Flintstones animation), not to mention the chewable vitamins.

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Like many very popular shows from the 1960s and 1970s, ''The Flintstones'' just would not die. It survived cancellation in any number of subsequent forms, from Saturday morning cartoons featuring teenaged versions of Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles (the latter voiced by Sally Struthers) through a pair of live-action motion pictures, all the way to a breakfast cereal which is still marketed in the early 21st century (and which is the occasion for continuous ''new'' Flintstones animation), not to mention plus the chewable vitamins.



* AccidentalDanceCraze: Twice...

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* AccidentalDanceCraze: Twice...Twice:



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Very, '''very''' much inverted in the first live action movie with regards to Betty.
** Played straight with Barney and Wilma's mother.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Very, '''very''' much inverted Inverted in the first live action movie with regards to Betty.
** Played
Betty. It is played straight with Barney and Wilma's mother.



* AnachronismStew: We have dinosaurs and large mammals living at the same time, along with modern-esque technology and culture. And they celebrate Christmas thousands of years ''before Christ''.

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* AnachronismStew: We have AnachronismStew:
** There are
dinosaurs and large mammals living at the same time, along with modern-esque technology and culture. And they celebrate Christmas thousands of years ''before Christ''.



* BambooTechnology: Pretty much the main thing that makes ''The Flintstones'' any different from just setting it in 1960s America, this trope provides much of the humor after the standard sitcom plots and all the silly names. Cars? Telephones? Airplanes? They had 'em. Radio? Television? The only reason they didn't have any electronics more advanced than that was because of when the show was made. If one takes the Fruity Pebbles commercials as {{canon}}, then they actually have not only computers and robots, but HumongousMecha.

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* BambooTechnology: Pretty much the main thing that BambooTechnology:
** What
makes ''The Flintstones'' any different from just setting it in 1960s America, this trope provides much of the humor after the standard sitcom plots and all the silly names. Cars? Telephones? Airplanes? They had 'em. Radio? Television? The only reason they didn't have any electronics more advanced than that was because of when the show was made. If one takes the Fruity Pebbles commercials as {{canon}}, then they actually have not only computers and robots, but HumongousMecha.



* [[BigDamnMovie Big Darn Movie]]: ''The Man Called Flintstone'' made at the same time as the Original Series. Originally intended as a multipart season premire, it was adapted instead into a movie parodying the hot Secret Agent genre.

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* [[BigDamnMovie Big Darn Movie]]: BigDamnMovie: ''The Man Called Flintstone'' made at the same time as the Original Series. Originally intended as a multipart season premire, it was adapted instead into a movie parodying the hot Secret Agent genre.



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* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Gazoo.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Dino is a pretty startling example. In his debut episode, he has a different colour (blue instead of magenta), usually walks on his hind legs, and can not only talk but can act and fast-talk people with a vocabulary to match. At the end of the episode, he goes home with the Flintstones... and then turns into a [[AllAnimalsAreDogs dog]] with only the usual level of cartoon animal intelligence (in that he can understand the exact sentences people say and act upon them, but is never seen to be able to talk).
** How about Barney being Mister Slate's long-lost nephew? Didn't last past the end of the episode that used it.
* CatchPhrase: "Yabba-dabba-doo!"

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* %%* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Gazoo.
* CanonDiscontinuity: CanonDiscontinuity:
**
Dino is a pretty startling example. In his debut episode, he has a different colour (blue instead of magenta), usually walks on his hind legs, and can not only talk but can act and fast-talk people with a vocabulary to match. At the end of the episode, he goes home with the Flintstones... and then turns into a [[AllAnimalsAreDogs dog]] with only the usual level of cartoon animal intelligence (in that he can understand the exact sentences people say and act upon them, but is never seen to be able to talk).
** How about Barney being Mister Slate's long-lost nephew? nephew. Didn't last past the end of the episode that used it.
* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
** Fred's iconic phrase
"Yabba-dabba-doo!"



* CelebrityIsOverrated
* TheCelebrityLie

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* %%* CelebrityIsOverrated
* %%* TheCelebrityLie



* ConspicuouslyLightPatch

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* %%* ConspicuouslyLightPatch



* DarkerAndEdgier: The animated movie ''Flintstones on the Rocks''. Fred and Wilma's silly cartoon fighting turned into them being a genuinely unhappy married couple, and the opening scene is them fighting in a marriage counseling session.
** At least one episode of the original series - a parody of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' - goes this direction unexpectedly when a mook is actually ''killed'' by the villain. OK, he's dropped down a bottomless pit so technically he isn't dead-dead, but still, this is ''The Flintstones''.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: DarkerAndEdgier:
**
The animated movie ''Flintstones on the Rocks''. Fred and Wilma's silly cartoon fighting turned into them being a genuinely unhappy married couple, and the opening scene is them fighting in a marriage counseling session.
** At least one episode of the original series - a parody of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' - goes this direction unexpectedly when a mook is actually ''killed'' by the villain. OK, he's dropped down a bottomless pit so technically he isn't dead-dead, but still, this is ''The Flintstones''.



* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Often played straight throughout the series.
** Especially in first episode "The Flintstone Flyer" when Wilma and Betty find out about their husbands feigning illness to avoid going to the opera, in order so they can sneak off and go bowling. What's worse is that Fred and Barney's scheme got surely blown at home in the Flintstone's house, where the two wives became domestically abusive. Wife beater may be considered a serious term, but not sure to say the same for husband beater.
*** Thanks to CharacterDevelopment, they both became more sweet-natured, although Wilma isn't above hitting Fred whenever he behaves in an exceptionally bad way.

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Often played straight throughout the series.
**
series. Especially in first episode "The Flintstone Flyer" when Wilma and Betty find out about their husbands feigning illness to avoid going to the opera, in order so they can sneak off and go bowling. What's worse is that Fred and Barney's scheme got surely blown at home in the Flintstone's house, where the two wives became domestically abusive. Wife beater may be considered a serious term, but not sure to say the same for husband beater.
*** Thanks to CharacterDevelopment, they both became more sweet-natured, although Wilma isn't above hitting Fred whenever he behaves in an exceptionally bad way.
beater.



* DoorstopBaby: Bamm-Bamm
* DreamSequence

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* %%* DoorstopBaby: Bamm-Bamm
* %%* DreamSequence



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The show in its original run did not feature its famous "Meet the Flintstones" theme song until the third season. Instead, it used an instrumental piece of music that sounded very much like the theme from the concurrent ''WesternAnimation/TheBugsBunnyRoadRunnerShow''. Which may explain why for decades the syndicated version of the series transplanted the later theme song.
** Dino, as mentioned above.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness:
**
The show in its original run did not feature its famous "Meet the Flintstones" theme song until the third season. Instead, it used an instrumental piece of music that sounded very much like the theme from the concurrent ''WesternAnimation/TheBugsBunnyRoadRunnerShow''. Which may explain why for decades the syndicated version of the series transplanted the later theme song.
** Dino, as mentioned above.
song.



* ExpositoryThemeTune: "Meet the Flintstones", beginning in the third season.

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: ExpositoryThemeTune:
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"Meet the Flintstones", beginning in the third season.



* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five-Temperament Ensemble]]: Wilma Flintstone (melancholic), Betty (phlegmatic), Fred Flintstone (sanguine), and Barney Rubble (leukine).

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* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five-Temperament Ensemble]]: FourTemperamentEnsemble: Wilma Flintstone (melancholic), Betty (phlegmatic), Fred Flintstone (sanguine), and Barney Rubble (leukine).



** Speaking of Wilma's pregnancy, the very fact the Flintstones procreated was a case of this trope, given that this was the early 1960s. The fact they even slept together in the same bedroom was groundbreaking enough; the fact it is implied they had a sex life was unheard of. (Remember, when ''Series/ILoveLucy'' had Lucy Ricardo become pregnant, this was only due to the fact that Lucy herself was pregnant and they couldn't stop the show for several months. With an animated series, there was no need other than for story reasons to have Wilma become pregnant).

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** Speaking of Wilma's pregnancy, the The very fact the Flintstones procreated was a case of this trope, given that this was the early 1960s. The fact they even slept together in the same bedroom was groundbreaking enough; the fact it is implied they had a sex life was unheard of. (Remember, Remember, when ''Series/ILoveLucy'' had Lucy Ricardo become pregnant, this was only due to the fact that because Lucy herself was pregnant and they couldn't stop the show for several months. With an animated series, there was no need other than for story reasons to have Wilma become pregnant).pregnant.



* HenpeckedHusband: Put it this way: ''don't'' make Wilma and Betty (or pretty much every other wife on the show) angry!

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* HenpeckedHusband: Put it this way: ''don't'' make Wilma and Betty (or pretty much every other wife on the show) angry!



* HorseOfADifferentColor: Dino is just like a dog, except he's a sauropod dinosaur; Hoppy is a kangaroo-like "hopparoo".
** Dino's official species is "snorkasaurus".

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* HorseOfADifferentColor: Dino is just like a dog, except he's a sauropod dinosaur; Hoppy is a kangaroo-like "hopparoo".
**
"hopparoo". Dino's official species is "snorkasaurus".



* HypocriticalHumor: "Wilma, I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate!"

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
**
"Wilma, I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate!"



* IdenticalStranger: Fred's lookalikes J.L. Gotrocks (in "The Tycoon") and Rock Slag (in ''The Man Called Flintstone'' movie). Not to mention his robot doppelgangers in "Ten Little Flintstones".

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* IdenticalStranger: Fred's lookalikes J.L. Gotrocks (in "The Tycoon") and Rock Slag (in ''The Man Called Flintstone'' movie). Not to mention Plus there's his robot doppelgangers in "Ten Little Flintstones".



* InexplicablyAwesome: It's never explained why Bamm-Bamm has super strength.
** Possibly a sendup of the sort of people who coo over babies and find their every smelly fart to be evidence of what an exceptional child they have on their hands. "Oooh, look at him grip my finger! Feel how strong he is!" Well, this kid really is.
** TheMovie with John Goodman explained it as a [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Mastadons]] situation.

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* InexplicablyAwesome: It's never explained why Bamm-Bamm has super strength.
** Possibly a sendup of the sort of people who coo over babies and find their every smelly fart to be evidence of what an exceptional child they have on their hands. "Oooh, look at him grip my finger! Feel how strong he is!" Well, this kid really is.
**
strength. TheMovie with John Goodman explained it as a [[RaisedByWolves Raised By Mastadons]] situation.



* JumpingOutOfACake: In "Frantic City", the cake at the Water Buffalos' convention was supposed to have showgirls inside. It had their angry wives instead, rolling pins in hand.

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* JumpingOutOfACake: JumpingOutOfACake:
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In "Frantic City", the cake at the Water Buffalos' convention was supposed to have showgirls inside. It had their angry wives instead, rolling pins in hand.



* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Pebbles doesn't get named until she's born. Ditto for her own children Chip and Roxy.
* LaughTrack: As was typical of 60's-era Hanna-Barbera. Notably edited out in the syndicated airings on Creator/{{Boomerang}}.

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* LastMinuteBabyNaming: Pebbles doesn't get named until she's born. Ditto Same for her own children Chip and Roxy.
* LaughTrack: LaughTrack:
**
As was typical of 60's-era Hanna-Barbera. Notably edited out in the syndicated airings on Creator/{{Boomerang}}.



* ManInAKilt: Pretty much every male character wears a prehistoric man-kilt.

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* ManInAKilt: Pretty much every Every male character wears a prehistoric man-kilt.



* MistakenForDying

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* MythologyGag: In the live-action movie, Fred is mistakenly named as "Flagstone" a couple times. ''The Flagstones'' was the original planned name for the series.
** It was changed to "Flintstones" because there was [[PrintLongRunners and still is]] a comic strip called ''Hi And Lois'' (co-drawn by Mort Walker) whose family was named the Flagstons.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
**
In the live-action movie, Fred is mistakenly named as "Flagstone" a couple times. ''The Flagstones'' was the original planned name for the series.
**
series. It was changed to "Flintstones" because there was [[PrintLongRunners and still is]] a comic strip called ''Hi And Lois'' (co-drawn by Mort Walker) whose family was named the Flagstons.



* [[TheOnlyOne The Only Ones]]: Fred and Barney in ''The Man Called Flintstone'', when Rock Slag and the Chief were incapacitated, and their double agent XXX is really [[spoiler:The Green Goose]].

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* [[TheOnlyOne The Only Ones]]: TheOnlyOne: Fred and Barney in ''The Man Called Flintstone'', when Rock Slag and the Chief were incapacitated, and their double agent XXX is really [[spoiler:The Green Goose]].



* PantyShot: Pebbles in a couple of viewer participation segments of the NBC ''Flintstone Comedy Hour'' (it is important to note this refers to the ''teenage'' version of Pebbles!).
** Wilma had a panty shot in a one-page comic in an issue of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' (Archie series). She's wearing a fancy new dress that subsequently gets eaten by moths.

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* PantyShot: PantyShot:
**
Pebbles in a couple of viewer participation segments of the NBC ''Flintstone Comedy Hour'' (it is important to note this refers to the ''teenage'' version of Pebbles!).
Pebbles).
** Wilma had has a panty shot in a one-page comic in an issue of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' (Archie series). She's wearing a fancy new dress that subsequently gets eaten by moths.



* PunnyName: Pretty much every character or locale on the show has one, based on some variant of "rock" or "stone." Also, "Barney Rubble" (nearly always shortened to "barney") was Cockney rhyming-slang for "trouble" long before movies were invented.
** The Latin-American Spanish dub version changed everyone's names for no apparent reason, but still followed this trope. The Flintstones (who should have been called Los Pedernal) were instead called Los Picapiedra (the Stonecutters). Made even stranger because occasional characters with the last name Pedernal DID appear in this version!

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* PunnyName: Pretty much every PunnyName:
** Every
character or locale on the show has one, based on some variant of "rock" or "stone." Also, "Barney Rubble" (nearly always shortened to "barney") was Cockney rhyming-slang for "trouble" long before movies were invented.
** The Latin-American Spanish dub version changed everyone's names for no apparent reason, names, but still followed this trope. The Flintstones (who should have been called Los Pedernal) were instead called Los Picapiedra (the Stonecutters). Made even stranger because occasional characters with the last name Pedernal DID appear in this version!



** A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch parodied this when a deliveryman rattles off a long, awkward URL mishmashing Amazon.com and at least three shoehorned rock puns. Fred looks at him for a minute and he says, "Look, not all of these rock puns are easy."
*** Later in that sketch, Barney finally gets fed up with the puns, and in his rage redoubles his efforts to brutally murder every single appliance in Fred's house.
* PurelyAestheticEra
** The show is a {{Retool}} of a concept for an animated version of ''Series/TheHoneymooners''. Not ''The Honeymooners'' with any sort of gimmick, just vanilla ''The Honeymooners''.

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** A ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sketch parodied this when a deliveryman rattles off a long, awkward URL mishmashing Amazon.com and at least three shoehorned rock puns. Fred looks at him for a minute and he says, "Look, not all of these rock puns are easy."
***
" Later in that sketch, Barney finally gets fed up with the puns, and in his rage redoubles his efforts to brutally murder every single appliance in Fred's house.
* PurelyAestheticEra
**
PurelyAestheticEra: The show is a {{Retool}} of a concept for an animated version of ''Series/TheHoneymooners''. Not ''The Honeymooners'' with any sort of gimmick, just vanilla ''The Honeymooners''.



* ReplacedTheThemeTune: They used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zbrO3LKxgk an orchestral theme (and completely different opening sequence)]] early on before switching to the iconic "Flintstones, meet the Flintstones..." This first opening directly influenced that of ''The Simpsons'' (Fred drives home from work through town and ends up in front of the TV).
** That first theme sounded eerily like "This Is It", the theme to ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes The Bugs Bunny Show]]'', which premiered the same season on ABC.
*** Possibly due to this - or in order to simply standardize the opening credits - the syndicated version of the series used only the second opening for decades until the original opening was restored in the 2000s for cable TV broadcast and later DVD release.

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* ReplacedTheThemeTune: They used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zbrO3LKxgk an orchestral theme (and completely different opening sequence)]] early on before switching to the iconic "Flintstones, meet the Flintstones..." This first opening directly influenced that of ''The Simpsons'' (Fred drives home from work through town and ends up in front of the TV).
**
TV). That first theme sounded eerily like "This Is It", the theme to ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes The Bugs Bunny Show]]'', which premiered the same season on ABC.
*** Possibly due to this - or in order to simply standardize the opening credits - the syndicated version of the series used only the second opening for decades until the original opening was restored in the 2000s for cable TV broadcast and later DVD release.
ABC.



* RunningGag: A number of them, such as Fred going "Bet-bet-bet-bet-bet!" whenever gambling is mentioned, or the image of a shoe heel being superimposed over various characters' heads if they feel guilty or remorseful about something they've said or done.
** Also a recurring gag/theme involving Fred's often fruitless attempts at inventing things.

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* RunningGag: A number of them, such as Fred going "Bet-bet-bet-bet-bet!" whenever gambling is mentioned, or the image of a shoe heel being superimposed over various characters' heads if they feel guilty or remorseful about something they've said or done.
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done. Also a recurring gag/theme involving Fred's often fruitless attempts at inventing things.



* SincerestFormOfFlattery: Creator/HannaBarbera openly admitted that the show was inspired by ''Series/TheHoneymooners''.

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* SincerestFormOfFlattery: SincerestFormOfFlattery:
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Creator/HannaBarbera openly admitted that the show was inspired by ''Series/TheHoneymooners''.



* SoundEffectBleep
* SpecialGuest: Several.
* {{Spinoff}}: Several.
** SpinoffBabies: ''The Flintstones Kids'', the largely forgotten ''Cave Kids''
** SpinOffspring: ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show''.

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* %%* SoundEffectBleep
* %%* SpecialGuest: Several.
* {{Spinoff}}: Several.
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SpinoffBabies: ''The Flintstones Kids'', the largely forgotten ''Cave Kids''
** * SpinOffspring: ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show''.



* SpringtimeForHitler
* SpySpeak

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* %%* SpringtimeForHitler
* %%* SpySpeak



* [[{{Steampunk}} Stonepunk]]: You can't miss this, it's all over the place.

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* [[{{Steampunk}} Stonepunk]]: %%* {{Steampunk}}: You can't miss this, it's all over the place.



* TheThemeParkVersion: It's [[TheSixties early-1960s suburban America]] transposed into the Stone Age, with [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]].
** Later, in a more literal sense, a number of actual Flintstones-based theme parks opened around North America.

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* TheThemeParkVersion: It's [[TheSixties early-1960s suburban America]] transposed into the Stone Age, with [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]].
**
dinosaurs]]. Later, in a more literal sense, a number of actual Flintstones-based theme parks opened around North America.



* TitleSequenceReplacement: The famous "Meet the Flintstones" theme song and title sequence was not introduced until the third season. Early seasons featured an instrumental theme called "Rise and Shine". In syndication, the opening and closing credits were standardized to "Meet the Flintstones" -- even if the actual credits themselves were erroneous. The original TitleSequence was not widely circulated again until it appeared on the Creator/CartoonNetwork reruns and the series was subsequently released on DVD.

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* TitleSequenceReplacement: TitleSequenceReplacement:
**
The famous "Meet the Flintstones" theme song and title sequence was not introduced until the third season. Early seasons featured an instrumental theme called "Rise and Shine". In syndication, the opening and closing credits were standardized to "Meet the Flintstones" -- even if the actual credits themselves were erroneous. The original TitleSequence was not widely circulated again until it appeared on the Creator/CartoonNetwork reruns and the series was subsequently released on DVD.
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* WebGames: A Flash-based game was released in 1998 on Cartoon Network's site called ''Fred's Bowling Nightmare'', a ''VideoGame/PacMan'' clone.

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* WebGames: A Flash-based game was released in 1998 on Cartoon Network's site called ''Fred's ''[[https://archive.org/details/fredbowl95 Fred's Bowling Nightmare'', Nightmare]]'', a ''VideoGame/PacMan'' clone.
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