Cave Kids is an animated Spinoff Babies series of The Flintstones featuring Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, in baby form. It first aired in 1996 on Cartoon Network, and only eight episodes were made. Of these eight, only six were initially released onto home video, with the other two showing up when the entire series received a digital download-to-own release.
Cave Kids contains examples of the following tropes:
- Foreshadowing: In a sense. "Cave Kids" was a feature in the Gold Key Flintstones comic book which featured an entirely different cast of children and none of the show's regulars.
- Imagine Spot: It can be argued that an entire episode of the show is one long imagine spot.
- Invisible Parents: Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty are never seen in the episodes. Only the babies. You'd think the main adult cast of The Flintstones are horrible parents for leaving both Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles in the bathtub or backyard on their own with only Dino.
- Literal-Minded: The babies seems to think that China is populated by porcelain plates and bowls.
- The Power of Friendship: Exaggerated in that it's the center of every aesop.
- Sewer Gator: The babies encounter an alligator in one adventure where they go retrieve their rubber duck when it accidentally gets flushed down the drain.
- Short-Runner: Only eight episodes. Yeah, technically, it was royally screwed by Cartoon Network, who probably didn't like how saccharine the show was.
- Spinoff Babies: The show spun off from The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show and, by extension, The Flintstones.
- Suddenly Speaking: Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm speak coherent English in the fantasy sequences. Justified, since they "magically age up" from toddlers to preschoolers while in these segments.
- That Reminds Me of a Song: At the end of every episode, and it's usually combined with a heaping dose of Disney Acid Sequence for good measure.
- Whole-Plot Reference: One episode takes the plot of Jack and the Beanstalk.