troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Western Animation: The Flintstone Kids

The Flintstone Kids was a Saturday Morning Cartoon on ABC that reimagined the main characters of The Flintstones—Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty—as schoolchildren. A supporting segment, Captain Caveman and Son, was presented as a television program enjoyed by the children of Bedrock, contrary to a previous Flintstones series in which Captain Caveman interacted with the grown-up Flintstones and Rubbles.


Tropes:

  • Alliterative Name: Fred Flintstone, Captain Caveman and Rockfort "Rocky" Ratrock.
  • Call Back: One episode was about Freddy and Barney arguing about which one really deserves to appear on The Captain Caveman Show. (They had won it as a contest prize.) Then it was revealed the prize was for two. The episode "Grime and Punishment" was the one where they appeared.
  • The Cameo: Basically all Freddy and Barney got in the above mentioned contest.
  • Continuity Snarl: Not that continuity was the Flintstones' strong point, but the entire series' premise (like those of most Spinoff Babies series) of the leads having known each other as children contradicts the original series, where Fred and Barney first met Betty and Wilma as teenagers or young adults.
  • Cosmetically Advanced Prequel: The characters here enjoy 1980s-equivalent technology, social roles (including a strong presence of females and minorities in various roles) and pop culture, versus the 1960s-equivalent tech, social roles, and culture of the original series.
  • Crossover: An in-universe case took place when the host of a science show went into Captain Caveman's show to trick him into drinking a youth elixir. Later, Cavey and his son went into the science show to force the host into giving the antidote. Freddy and Co. had to change channels to see how that story ended.
  • Does Not Wear Shoes: As usual for the Flintstones franchise, the entire cast is constantly barefoot.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: Apparently Fred, Barney, Betty, and Wilma, as well as Fred's future boss, Mr. Slate (or "Nate Slate" here), all went to Bedrock Elementary.
  • Gotta Have It Gonna Steal It: Subverted in one episode where Freddy is about to steal from his mother to get a new Captain Caveman gizmo. But after watching a Captain Caveman and Son cartoon titled "Greed It and Weep", he decides not to go through with it.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: For the Captain Caveman segments, the narrator is King Triton and Cavey Jr. is Charlie Adler.
  • Lightbulb Joke: Captain Caveman asked how many of him were needed to change a light bulb. He said none of him because the light bulb hasn't been invented yet.
  • No Fourth Wall: In-universe. Captain Caveman not only acknowledges that he's in a TV show watched by the kids but also has some awareness to what his viewers do.
  • Opposing Sports Team: Rocky's baseball team, the Bedrottens, featured in the baseball episode.
  • Rich Bitch: Dreamchip has moments of these.
  • Shout-Out: A pink version of the Bouldermobile briefly appeared at the beginning of "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Betty".
  • Show Within a Show: The Captain Caveman Show. Also Bedrock Bunny and an educational show whose host once tried to get rid of Cavey to increase ratings.
  • Spinoff Babies: Despite the continuity snarls and overall feeling of We're Still Relevant, Dammit, this is actually one of the better done examples of a Spinoff Babies series (well, this and Muppet Babies).
  • The Television Talks Back: In the Captain Caveman segments. The narrator responded to Wilma's protests when The Captain Caveman Show wouldn't be broadcast in favor of a game, and Cavey himself would talk to some viewers. (Examples: Freddy's mom when she thanked Cavey for teaching Freddy An Aesop about greed; and Rocky when Freddy and his friends had no way to watch an episode other than watching it ar Rocky's. Rocky would only allow Wilma, but Cavey threatened not to broadcast his show unless he allowed all of them.)


Fillmore!Saturday Morning CartoonThe Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
Dungeons & DragonsCreator/Toei AnimationG.I. Joe
Felix the CatThe Renaissance Age of AnimationFreakazoid!

alternative title(s): The Flintstone Kids
random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
12352
40