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** There's also a Family Guy cutaway with the Flintstones' toilet, the pelican. After the character uses the toilet, the pelican squawks and says "And YOU think you have a crap job!".

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** This troper could have sworn that he saw at least a couple of episodes depicting a small creature inside the TV (a bird or monkey) rapidly chiseling images on rock tablets and switching them, creating the "moving pictures" effect, and doing the sounds as well. As for the "glass" screen? I don't think there was glass, or anything like that in the sets- but if there were, it could be clear quartz?

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** The window looked big enough for Fred to fit through.
** Fred's just [[WhatAnIdiot an idiot]].



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** Its one the technologies they dont bother to come up an explanation for, like the refridgerators, they just work. For example, there should be no glass for the screen, but apparently there is.

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** Its one the technologies they dont don't bother to come up an explanation for, like the refridgerators, refrigerators, they just work. For example, there should be no glass for the screen, but apparently there is.



** I don't know if he can fit through the window.
** Fred is just not too smart.

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** I don't know if he can fit through the window.
** Fred
window, he is just not too smart.a tub of lard after all, to say nothing of stubborn.



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** Barney's allowed to be a bit mean to Fred after all the crap Fred puts him through.


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** A Robot Chicken sketch had a turtle as a bidet, it was begging for suicide.


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** Showing a man and a woman in bed together was controversial at the time. However, Fred and Wilma are actually seen sharing the same bed in later seasons, and are considered the first couple in animated history to do so.

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** Showing a man and a woman in bed together was controversial at the time. However, Fred and Wilma are actually seen sharing the same bed in later seasons, and are considered the first couple in animated history to do so.so.
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** You mean, SleepingSingle?

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** You mean, SleepingSingle?SleepingSingle?
** Showing a man and a woman in bed together was controversial at the time. However, Fred and Wilma are actually seen sharing the same bed in later seasons, and are considered the first couple in animated history to do so.


*** Or that it takes place in the present (or the recent past).

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*** Or that it takes place in the present (or the recent past).



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*** Or that it takes place in the present (or the recent past).



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** I think Iíve read somewhere that Barney actually had asked Fred to share his Pebbles with him, but Fred refused to. So Barney resorted to stealing them.



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** It doesn't normally cost that much to buy a box of cereal.



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** Because it's cheaper to steal Fred's.




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** Hopefully they have stone toilets or something, and they don't just do the "animals serve as an excuse for appliances" thing and have them going to the bathroom in the beak of a pelican...


** The closest thing to canon that I can contribute is the cover of the first issue of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids'', in which he says that while riding a smallish alligator/crocodile/caiman like a skateboard; Wilma does a forehead slap and repeats the phrase, and Barney assures her that "[[ItWillNeverCatchOn he'll forget that stupid expression in a week]]". Anyway, I don't think he'd need to tell anyone it he's saying it because he's happy, unless they can't read context, facial expressions, and vocal inflections (which is entirely possible, either because they didn't see the first two and only heard him through audio distortion, or due to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social-emotional_agnosia social-emotional agnosia] or something), so I guess you mean he'd be waiting for someone to ask him where he got the phrase, or how he came up with it.

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** The closest thing to canon that I can contribute is the cover of the first issue of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids'', in which he says that while riding a smallish alligator/crocodile/caiman like a skateboard; Wilma does a forehead slap and repeats the phrase, and Barney assures her that "[[ItWillNeverCatchOn he'll forget that stupid expression in a week]]". Anyway, I don't think he'd need to tell anyone it he's saying it because he's happy, unless they can't read context, facial expressions, and vocal inflections (which is entirely possible, either because they didn't see the first two and only heard him through audio distortion, or due to [https://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social-emotional_agnosia social-emotional agnosia] agnosia]] or something), so I guess you mean he'd be waiting for someone to ask him where he got the phrase, or how he came up with it.



* Why do Fred and Wilma sleep in different beds? That seems odd for a married couple.

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\n** The closest thing to canon that I can contribute is the cover of the first issue of the ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstoneKids'', in which he says that while riding a smallish alligator/crocodile/caiman like a skateboard; Wilma does a forehead slap and repeats the phrase, and Barney assures her that "[[ItWillNeverCatchOn he'll forget that stupid expression in a week]]". Anyway, I don't think he'd need to tell anyone it he's saying it because he's happy, unless they can't read context, facial expressions, and vocal inflections (which is entirely possible, either because they didn't see the first two and only heard him through audio distortion, or due to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social-emotional_agnosia social-emotional agnosia] or something), so I guess you mean he'd be waiting for someone to ask him where he got the phrase, or how he came up with it.

* Why do Fred and Wilma sleep in different beds? That seems odd for a married couple.couple.
** You mean, SleepingSingle?


** Fred must be crazy if he seriously thinks a box of pebbles that Barney bought is ''his''.

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** *** Fred must be crazy if he seriously thinks a box of pebbles that Barney bought is ''his''.

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