History WesternAnimation / TheFlintstones

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.
10th Apr '17 5:06:54 PM Hedging
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* AnimationBump: In Season 3, the animation quality got somewhat better. But unfortunately, that's ''also'' when the quality of the writing began to drop.
4th Apr '17 12:36:38 PM MoPete
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* {{Angrish}}: You know Fred's had a really bad day when he only speaks in angry growls.
18th Mar '17 4:41:02 PM JohnnyNevada
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** The 2015 WWE crossover movie shows Bedrock now has flat-screen TV sets, cell phones, and tablets.
15th Mar '17 6:45:25 PM nombretomado
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** ''The Flintstones'' - {{MSX}}

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** ''The Flintstones'' - {{MSX}}{{UsefulNotes/MSX}}
1st Feb '17 5:25:40 PM Ccook1956
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* ADayInTheLimelight: Betty gets her own (and only) episode, "Old Lady Betty." She disguises herself as a little old lady running errands to raise money for Barney's birthday present, but she doesn't know her employer is really a counterfeiter.
31st Jan '17 4:17:15 PM Ccook1956
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** ''The Flintstones On Ice'' (1973, CBS) - 60-minute live-action special with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ice skaters in Flintstones costumes]] performing in an exhibition.
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