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The show is set in the town of Bedrock in the Stone Age era. The show is an allegory to American society of the mid-20th century; in the Flintstones' fantasy version of the past, dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, and other long extinct animals co-exist with barefoot cavemen, who use technology very similar to that of the mid-20th century, although made entirely from pre-industrial materials and largely powered through the use of various animals.

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1 The Great Gazoo Stone Age Alien
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2 Never Boned Still rocks.
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3 Death of Alan Reed There's only one Fred.
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4 Coffin Nails for Cavemen Only Adults Watching Would Smoke,Too. Yeah Right!
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5 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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6 Same Character Different Actor Mr. Slate, Barney Rubble
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1 Pelirojo, of course (I'm the "()") I admire Mr.Blanc efforts----pre-1970s,anyway when everything about cartoons went downhill, and not counting the disastrous things at WB at the time, like that inexplicable Daffy/Speedy G. team up. BTW regarding one of my comments, the singing babies episode which wound up a nightmare that we didn't Fred have at first (Season 6, Episode 1, "No Biz Like Show Biz"), was flawed,m definitely, but it's somewhat better than others make it out to be. I have to confess that I am also a closet Gazoo fan... The 'Stones had their various mixed results in those last several seasons (Season 5 had a number of clunkers though also had some experimental and interesting adventure episodes including gangsters stealing a very expensive car (this episode had the ring leader using one of his goons as target practice!), the famous (and SCARY!) encounter with the FUGLY Doctor Sinister (in that 1964-65 title episode, with Madame "I'm MUCH too IMPORTANT to be CAPTGURED" yes, one of the several J.Bond spoofs during the early films's era), "A Haunted House is not a Home" which followed it (the one with Uncle Giggles, to use "Friends's" dialect) and the one that I think is either Season 5 or 4 (it's from 1964) where Fred is not only clocked on the head making him talk like a kid (a rehash of a classic Season 1 episode, "The Split Personality") but the doctor hired is a Ben Casey like evil doctor (complete with "Dr.Zorba" like short size superior) who transers Fred and Dino...okay, you know that plot device (this being "Monster Fred"). -- Submitted By: (PokeyJHorse) on September 19, 2013, 1:57 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 OK, (), I didn't say that Mel Blanc voiced Barney in every single episode. However; for a time after his horrible accident, he DID voice Barney flat on his back from a hospital bed. I'd think with a moniker like (), you'd be more admiring of the late Mr. Blanc's efforts! LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on January 14, 2012, 4:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm being born. Okay, so some great episodes like when they become singing babies [it's all just a dream] or the can can girls and clown getting mixed up so Pebbles has her own Rocxdkettes and The Water Buffalo Lodge can have their own clown LOL [with Doug "Doggie Daddy" Young gloing form Jimmy Durante to Frank Nelson from "Jack Benny" and "Lucy"], but the show jumped when the kids appeared-no longer was it just the Honeymooners..-but now we get: Sammantha from HB's sister studio Screen Gems [through COlumbia Pictures] "Bewitched" and Darrin [how thoughtful--Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York reprising the superioir live action show's characters], the famous jealousy cowboy episode where a cowboy rodeo star comes over and Pebbles admires him..double jealousy as Fred resents it,and need I start on fairy tale and TV show elements in there? Hoyt Curtin [who went to score "Linus the Lionhearted"] being replaced by Ted Nichols could be called a isher boner by some. BY the way, BrianBuck and Pelirojo, Mel Blanc was NOT even CONCIOUS in 1961 in hospital, so wasn't Blanc. Listen to such episodes as the Barney in drag "Tilly Shimmoshone" or the re-marriage with Frank "Yesssss" Nelson as the clerk--that's NOT Blanc--it's Daws Butler. He did that voice at first for Yogi Bear, and before that for Looney Tunes [a Bugs short "Half-Fare Hare" as the male characters of the Honeymooners, and also as Ralph and Ed in the similiar "Honeymousers" also as WB.Of course with that exception Mel Blanc resumed the voice and DID change it to match..funny thing is Barney didn't really sound like Ed Norton [Art Carney], ["Honeymooners" being the idea for the show] in the first seasons..] -- Submitted By: () on January 12, 2012, 8:44 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I never liked laugh tracks in cartoons. And I'm no fan of canned laughter. It makes the jokes fake. More or less, you're being told when to laugh. A live audience laughs on their own, and you can't help but join in sometimes. It's impossible to film a cartoon in front of a live audience (I'd love to see THAT). And Shanequia, if you're here under a different name, tell us! We still miss you! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 21, 2011, 11:02 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I can never understood that is why add a laugh track to a cartoon? That always confusing to me as a kid. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 20, 2011, 7:41 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Two thoughts: One, the only complaint I ever had with The Flintstones was its use of the most annoyingly phony laugh track ever recorded. Two, is it possible Shanequia is still here under a different persona? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:21 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
7 They FINALLY have black characters...and it's for the lousy spinoffs. What a gyp! I too miss Shanequia. Where are you, Shanequia?! You were one of the best commentators on BTF! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 19, 2011, 11:28 am - (-1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 So is this going to be a brand-new cartoon with Seth McFarlane voicing it OR will it be live action. Robert, my guess is that shanequia may have not bothered with the "Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show" -and I wouldn't blame her in the least. I wish I'd never seen it. BTW, where has shanequia been? I miss her! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 18, 2011, 8:25 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
9 By the way, in response to Shanequia: yes, there have been black people in Bedrock, but only for the spinoff (Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm) and the movies. I recently saw part of the movie, Hollyrock-a-bye baby, and there were black characters in it, one of whom was the doctor. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 3:16 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 It's bad enough they're remaking The Flintstones, but hiring Seth MacFarlane to do it? Seth MacFarlane, of all people?! Ugh! The remake's not even out, and it's boned already! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 17, 2011, 1:55 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Seth McFarlane to do a reboot of The Flintstones? Hanna and Barbera are turning over in their graves with that bit of news. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on May 16, 2011, 5:31 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Seth McFarlane hired to "reboot" The Flintstones for 2013. I'm now hoping that 2012 Mayan apocalypse turns out to be real. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 16, 2011, 4:51 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
13 you crack me up pelirojo i think you right. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on August 6, 2009, 5:30 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Good question, shanequia! I guess the best answer to that would that Africans knew better than to live in caves back then! Still, the ONLY good thing in the live-action movie version was Halle Berry playing the sneaky receptionist called 'Sharon Stone'. Believe it or not, they'd originally considered calling her 'Rosetta Stone' but the dorks thought that too few folks would 'get' it! Come on! I mean, Sharon Stone's nowadays is hardly headline news anymore- whereas the Rosetta Stone language software's making a killing! Considering that Miss Berry's character was the ONLY multifaceted character in the entire movie (and someone whose dialogue had more than one meaning), naming her after the discarded piece of rock that proved to be the key to unlocking Ancient Egyptian heiroglyphics would have been PERFECT! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 6, 2009, 5:08 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
15 how come no one black ever live in bedrock? this cartoon need some soul. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on August 6, 2009, 11:45 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
16 Little Green Alien back in the Stone Age that only Fred can see? Nope, that little gem sure doesn't scream "We're Out Of Ideas"! Riiight. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on July 13, 2009, 10:07 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
17 Yeah, I know that Barney was voiced by Mel Blanc throughout the original series. I was bringing up the fact that he voiced it even while flat on his back after that horrible accident! That's a trouper! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 20, 2009, 6:37 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
18 Barney Rubble was played by Mel Blanc through the entire run of the series. He simply changed the type of voice for Barney. -- Submitted By: (BrianBuck) on June 15, 2009, 9:30 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
19 Although it was often compared to 'The Honeymooners', there was no real angst for any of the characters here. Fred was no tragic clown like Ralph. Still, it was fun watching these grown cavemen Fred and Barney trying so hard not to get nailed by Wilma or Mr. Slate like they were small children. And, of course, we kids watching could easily call out the dumb moves Fred made long before Fred would get burned. Everyone knows that Mel Blanc voiced Barney Rubble but what wasn't well known was that he did about a year of dubbing flat on his back from his bedroom while he was recoupering from a horrible car accident at Deadman's Curve (yes, the very same spot immortalized by Jan+Dean)- and they set up a microphone above his bed for him to do Barney with the other voice cast members joining in! Having Baby Pebbles be born and Bamm-Bamm adopted didn't hurt the cartoon any- and even its many spin offs seemed to only bring in new generations. However; I think something died in the 70's when they changed a line of the immortal theme from 'We'll have a gay old time!' to 'We'll have a GREAT old time!'. Yes, folks even the ivory tower of Hanna Barbera proved it wasn't immune to derision over the changing mainstream definition of gay! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 8, 2009, 2:14 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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