The Flintstones

The Flintstones was a parody on modern suburban life, set in the Stone Age. The characters in the cartoon series all behaved and spoke in a contemporary manner, though they lived in the prehistoric city of Bedrock. Fred worked as operator of a dinosaur-powered crane at Rock Hard & Quarry Cave Construction Co. (slogan: “Own Your Own Cave and Be Secure”). Around their split-level cave the Flintstones enjoyed such conveniences as Wilma’s Stoneway piano, a hi-fi on which Fred could play his “rock” music (it consisted of a turntable and a bird with a long beak to serve as a needle), a vacuum cleaner (a baby elephant with a long trunk), and an automatic garbage disposal unit (a famished buzzard stashed under the sink). Their car, which sported tail fins, also
came equipped with steamroller wheels—to smooth out the rocky road.


Daily 8:00 PM ABC
First Aired On:
Animation, Children
Alan Reed, Bea Benaderet, Daws Butler, Don Messick, Gerry Johnson, Jean Vander Pyl, Mel Blanc


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