History WesternAnimation / TheFlintstones

11th Jul '17 2:49:55 AM foxley
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* HoodHornament: One episode has a character who's a Western-stereotype rich cattle guy, and his stone-age car sports a pair.
5th Jul '17 9:14:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AccidentalPervert: No, really. A particularly [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar radar-dodging]] moment from an early episode featured Fred (needing to meet Wilma at a dress-making store she's currently visiting) borrowing a trampoline from Barney to play a joke on Wilma by bouncing through a window on the upper level of the store when he gets there. Unfortunately, when he gets there with the trampoline he bounces up to the window he thinks Wilma is standing at....and instead sees a (fortunately still clothed) woman in a dressing room. (Much to his and said woman's horror.) Wilma is most displeased once she finds out that the "[[PeepingTom man in the window]]" is Fred, even after he explains himself.

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* AccidentalPervert: No, really. A particularly [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar radar-dodging]] moment from an early episode featured Fred (needing to meet Wilma at a dress-making store she's currently visiting) borrowing a trampoline from Barney to play a joke on Wilma by bouncing through a window on the upper level of the store when he gets there. Unfortunately, when he gets there with the trampoline he bounces up to the window he thinks Wilma is standing at....and instead sees a (fortunately still clothed) woman in a dressing room. (Much to his and said woman's horror.) Wilma is most displeased once she finds out that the "[[PeepingTom "[[ThePeepingTom man in the window]]" is Fred, even after he explains himself.
30th Jun '17 9:48:04 AM ninjacreeper48
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Like many very popular shows from the 1960s and 1970s, ''The Flintstones'' just [[LongRunners 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. 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.

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Like many very popular shows from the 1960s and 1970s, ''The Flintstones'' just [[LongRunners 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. 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.Music/SiIvaGunner. Unrelated to that, the series also got the same year a DarkerAndEdgier reboot as [[ComicBook/TheFlintstones comic book]] published by Creator/DCComics.
10th Jun '17 1:38:58 AM NightShade96
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* LessonsInSophistication: Fred goes through one of these to become "Frederick J. Mumblemumble" so he can hang out with the snooty wealthy of Bedrock on their own territory.
22nd May '17 1:05:41 AM foxley
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* ShearMenace: In "A Haunted House is Not a Home", Fred and Barney [[OnOneCondition have to spend a night in Fred's uncle's mansion in order to inherit his fortune]]. Also in the house are three servants who will inherit if Fred fails to do so. All of them are carrying weapons, with the gardener carrying a huge pair of hedge clippers that he wields with ghoulish abandon.
29th Apr '17 7:14:31 PM nombretomado
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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 WesternAnimation/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 WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry and Franchise/ScoobyDoo, and a [=Superman=] parody with WesternAnimation/CaptainCaveman. 2 seasons, 18 episodes.
21st Apr '17 7:04:29 PM Brainbin
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* SincerestFormOfFlattery: Creator/HannaBarbera openly admitted that the show was inspired by ''Series/TheHoneymooners''. Naturally, 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: Creator/HannaBarbera openly admitted that the show was inspired by ''Series/TheHoneymooners''. Naturally, Jackie Gleason, who created, produced, and 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''".
21st Apr '17 7:03:25 PM Brainbin
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The most famous and beloved of Creator/HannaBarbera's cartoons that isn't ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', this one was set in the Stone Age -- [[TheThemeParkVersion sort of]] -- and based about half its humor on [[FlintstoneTheming prehistoric versions of modern technology and culture]]. Usually an animal was shown rigged to perform some menial task, e.g. a baby mammoth used as a vacuum cleaner, a parrot used as a recording device, etc. Said animal usually makes an AsideComment about their lot in life.

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The most famous and beloved of Creator/HannaBarbera's cartoons that isn't ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', this one was set in the Stone Age -- [[TheThemeParkVersion sort of]] -- and based about half its humor on [[FlintstoneTheming prehistoric versions of modern technology and culture]]. Usually an animal was shown rigged to perform some menial task, e.g. a baby mammoth used as a vacuum cleaner, a parrot used as a recording device, etc. Said animal usually makes an AsideComment about their lot in life.
life.[[note]]Said comment is usually either a bad pun or some variation on the phrase "It's a living!"[[/note]]
21st Apr '17 1:47:00 PM Berrenta
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10th Apr '17 5:07:36 PM Hedging
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* LimitedAnimation: Though it improved to a degree in the third season.
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