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The Ultimate Flintstones Site

 FYI, Poll & Extras

There are a lot of interesting facts about the "Flintstones".  For instance, certain characters changed in physical appearance over the years, and it seems to be a mystery where Barney works for regular employment.   And of course, there were all of those great celebrity cameos!  But what was your favorite thing about the Flintstones?  And what's your favorite cartoon? Take the poll below.

Did You Know?

- A boy named Junior was included in the series' press release and in a Little Golden Book adventure (as well as on some advance merchandise related to the program), but never on the actual show.

- When the decision was made in 1962 that the Flintstones would have a baby, the child was going to be a boy.  Then they decided that a girl would make for better merchandising like dolls, etc.

- Joe Rockhead has had several different physical appearances, as did Arnold the Paper Boy.

- Mr. Slate is originally a short, dark-haired man with a mustache; then was replaced by Fred's more familiar, taller, bald boss who also went by the familiar name Joe Rockhead in one episode.

- Mr. Slate's first name has been either "Sam," "George," or "Nate," depending on the episode.

- Fred's regular place of employment has been identified by at least 18 different names.

- They never specifically said what Barney's regular work was.  He would get laid off occasionally, and worked various places, such as for a Repossession firm, and in one episode he worked at a competing quarry, until a brief period of employment at Fred's Quarry.

- The Flintstones car, if indeed it is the same car from one episode to the next, is sometimes a two seater or four seater, a topped car or convertible, and left side steering or right side steering.

- The Flintstones house changes size, design, and furniture in nearly every episode.

Celebrity Appearances

An astonishing number of famous individuals visited Bedrock throughout the years.  Some were voiced by real-life celebrities, some impersonated, some based on combinations of star "types," and some were only famous in the Flintstone's World.  Just look at the amazing list of Movie Stars, TV Stars and Musical Artists who appeared on "The Flintstones".

Movie Stars

Rock Quarry, Gary Granite, Stony Curtis, Ann-Margrock, and Jimmy Darrock


TV Stars

Ed Sullystone, Jimmy O'Neill-stone, Rocky Genial, (Hum Along With) Herman, Perry Masonry, Perry Gunite, Aaron Boulder, Alvin Brickrock, Larry Lava, the Cartrocks, the Great Mesmo, Superstone, the Gruesomes, Samantha and Darrin Stephens, and Sassie


Musical Artists

Hoagy Carmichael, the Way Outs, Hot Lips Hannigan, Scat Von Rocktoven, and Rock Rol

As well as boxer Sonny Dempstone as well as an assortment of producers, directors, managers, and other behind-the-scenes types, including Norman Rockbind, Roland Rockwell, and Go Go Ravine.  Even Yogi Bear and Boo Boo make an appearance, stealing the Flintstones' picnic basket ("Swedish Visitors," P-88).

 

Take the "Flintstones" Poll

The "Flintstones" was the greatest cartoon ever! Of course, that's just my opinion, but I truly believe that it has stood the test of time better than any other cartoon. "The "Simpsons" is great and the only cartoon to succeed the "Flintstones" as the longest running animated series.  But like many other cartoons, I have grown tired of it. 

The Hanna-Barbera team has produced the greatest collective group of cartoon shows. Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Hokey Wolf, Snagglepuss, Lippy the Lion and Hardy Har Har, Touche Turtle, Wally Gator, The Jetsons, Atom Ant, Scooby-Doo, Two Stupid Dogs, and among hundreds more are all Hanna-Barbera toons.

Another "great" that could be considered in the Hanna-Barbera league is Tex Avery.  Avery created Droopy, Bugs Bunny, and the great one-shot cartoons like "The Home of the Future" and "The Car of Tomorrow".

The best NEW cartoon is definitely "SpongeBob Squarepants" ("Ohhh...who lives in a pineapple under the sea....Mighty, yellow and porous is he!")  which is a Viacom production for Nickelodeon.

What are your favorites?  click on the button below to take the Ultimate Flintstones Site Poll.

 

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Special Thanks to Cassie Veselovsky at The Unofficial Flintstones and Hanna-Barbera Homepage for information used in developing this site.  Be sure to visit this site too!
*The Unofficial Flintstones and Hanna-Barbera Homepage*

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Learn more about "SpongeBob Squarepants" at "Nick.com".

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