This popular animated television cartoon featured two Stone Age families, the Flintstones and their neighbors, the Rubbles. Much of the humor was based on its comic portrayals of modern conveniences, reinterpreted using Stone Age 'technology.' Most notably were their cars, complete with absence of floorboards to allow them to be 'foot-powered.'
Last Episode06x26 The Story of Rocky's Raiders Aired: Apr. 01, 1966
Fred learns about his Grandfather's World War I adventures, through his grandfather's diary.
Series Fun Facts
- There are two episodes in the series that have the same title " The Masquerade Ball " but have completely different story lines.
- The Flintstone's top two characters, "Fred Flintstone", (voice of Alan Reed) "Wilma Flintstone" (voice of Jean Vander Pyl) and their nearby neighbors, the Rubble's, "Barney Rubble" (voices of…
[show]The Flintstone's top two characters, "Fred Flintstone", (voice of Alan Reed) "Wilma Flintstone" (voice of Jean Vander Pyl) and their nearby neighbors, the Rubble's, "Barney Rubble" (voices of Mel Blanc & Daws Butler and "Betty Rubble" (voices of Bea Benaderet, in first four seasons & Gerry Johnson, in seasons five and six) were originated from the four main characters and with extremely identical personalities, from The Honeymooners. Jackie Gleason was heavily tempted to sue the Hanna & Barbera studio, over The Flintstones's resemblances, (in animation) to The Honeymooners until friends pointed out to him that it might be bad for his current acting career image and heavily tarnish his acting career (from then on), if he became known as "the man who killed Fred Flintstone" & deeply weaken his popularity & acting career, with a negative note. If Gleason did go through,with his extremely heavy thought & temptation of suing Hanna & Barbera, he most likely would have been given the role of Sheriff, Buford T. Justice, in 1977's top theatrical comedy role in theatrical movies, Smokey and the Bandit & its sequel Smokey and the Bandit II. A Warner Brothers cartoon, Wild Wild World (1960) was also been cited as an additional influence, as a "trouble maker".
- Lost, or it was mis-placed, for several years. This clip was found in a warehouse in 1993. (32 or 33 years after it was originally created and first seen, by the longtime animation team…
[show]Lost, or it was mis-placed, for several years. This clip was found in a warehouse in 1993. (32 or 33 years after it was originally created and first seen, by the longtime animation team mates, (they met at MGM studio & immediately knew they could trust each other). The duo of co-producers & co-directors, William Hanna & Joseph Barbera created their most popular program ever, of The Flintstones.