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Executive Meddling: Oirginally, The Great Gazoo was going to cameo at the end of the film and transport the Flintstones back to their own time. The ending was changed when Joe Barbara found out how unpopular that character was, and demanded a rewrite. Considering how many fans have criticized how stupid the finalized ending is, this is probably an instance where Gazoo's appearance wouldn't have been so bad.