History WesternAnimation / TheFlintstones

18th Jan '17 3:53:40 AM StFan
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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, 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.
** It has been said that Bamm-Bamm was inspired from Ubble-Ubble, the cave boy in the [[TheRuffAndReddyShow Ruff & Reddy]] story arc "The Chickosaurus Caper."

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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, being changed to "Flintstones" because there was -- [[PrintLongRunners and still is]] -- a comic strip called ''Hi And Lois'' ''ComicStrip/HiAndLois'' (co-drawn by Mort Walker) whose family was is named the Flagstons.
** It has been said that Bamm-Bamm was inspired from Ubble-Ubble, the cave boy in the [[TheRuffAndReddyShow Ruff & Reddy]] ''WesternAnimation/TheRuffAndReddyShow'' story arc "The Chickosaurus Caper."Caper".
8th Dec '16 9:06:20 PM TomServo3000
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5th Dec '16 12:23:12 PM rafi
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* AttractiveBentGender: There are at least two episodes where Fred dresses as a woman, and in both someone inexplicably finds him irresistably attractive. (Well, inexplicably if you discount "because it complicates the plot" as a viable reason.)
5th Dec '16 2:09:58 AM MoPete
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[[caption-width-right:350:The modern Stone Age family.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The modern Stone Age family.]]
[[note]]From left to right, Dino, Wilma Flintstone, Pebbles Flintstone, Betty Rubble, Fred Flintstone, Bamm-Bamm Rubble, Barney Rubble[[/note]]]]
27th Nov '16 1:12:00 AM rafi
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* FrenchMaid: Parodies in an episode where Wilma had Betty pretend to be a French maid to impress Stony Curtis.
26th Nov '16 2:59:18 PM fruitstripegum
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** 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).

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** 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...Flintstones and becomes theit butler... 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).
18th Nov '16 8:47:52 PM BatmanKalEl
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* OutOfFocus: Betty has the less amount of screentime of the four main characters and possibly she has the weakest characterization of all them.

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* OutOfFocus: Betty has the less least amount of screentime of among the four main characters and possibly she has the weakest characterization of all them.them all.
16th Nov '16 5:14:15 AM Waddle
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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), plus the chewable vitamins.

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Like many very popular shows from the 1960s and 1970s, ''The Flintstones'' just [[LongRunners would not die. 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), plus the chewable vitamins.
vitamins. The year 2016 in particular saw a resurgence of the franchise in multiple media: first, a Chinese bootleg of the NES game ''VideoGame/TheFlintstonesTheRescueOfDinoAndHoppy'' received MemeticMutation on the Internet (especially the theme song) thanks to the works of WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} and Music/GiIvaSunner. Unrelated to that, the series also got the same year a DarkerAndEdgier reboot as [[ComicBook/TheFlintstones comic book]] published by Creator/DCComics.
9th Nov '16 11:22:23 AM nombretomado
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** ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones'' (1987, Syndication)- As the title implies, TheJetsons meet the Flintstones (and the Rubbles).

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** ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsonsMeetTheFlintstones'' (1987, Syndication)- As the title implies, TheJetsons WesternAnimation/TheJetsons meet the Flintstones (and the Rubbles).
2nd Nov '16 3:17:14 PM skidoo23
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** The episode in which Bamm-Bamm is adopted by the Rubbles all but explicitly indicates that either Barney is impotent/sterile, or Betty is unable to conceive children. Try to name one other animated TV series ever that addressed this issue, and this was at a time when discussing such topics in live-action programs was simply not allowed.

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** The episode in which Bamm-Bamm is adopted by the Rubbles all but explicitly indicates that either Barney is impotent/sterile, or Betty is unable to conceive children. Try to name one other animated TV series ever that addressed this issue, and this was at a time when discussing such topics in live-action programs was simply not allowed.allowed so don't go looking for a live-action example of such a storyline in this era, either.



** And probably the most baffling, blatant and awesome moment ever: Fred and Barney enter a costume store to look for costumes. Fred asks Barney what costume he's gonna get, in which he replies he wants something to make him look tall. Fred suggests another head, cue audience laughing. Barney answers: [[DoubleTake "A head? What do I need THREE of them for?"]] Cue audience laughing louder.
** When Fred and Barney accidentally enlist in the army, Wilma asks "How do they always manage to bollocks things up?"

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** And probably the most baffling, blatant and awesome moment ever: Fred and Barney enter a costume store to look for costumes. Fred asks Barney what costume he's gonna get, in which he replies he wants something to make him look tall. Fred suggests another head, cue audience laughing. Barney answers: [[DoubleTake "A head? What do I need THREE of them for?"]] Cue (canned) audience laughing louder.
** When Fred and Barney accidentally enlist in the army, Wilma asks "How do they always manage to bollocks things up?"up?" ''(Note: this one is an error. In US slang the word "bollox" - note spelling - meant "mess". It is not related to the later slang term for testicles.)''
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