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 Flintstones Music & More

"The Flintstones" featured some great music.  From the theme song "Meet the Flintstones" to "Bug Music", and from the "Way-Outs" to the Swedish visitors Ingmar, Ole, and Sven Erocksen, who sang "I Love my Vilma".  Then there was the time Fred sang with "Hot Lips Hannigan" who nick-named Fred the "Golden Smog", and course, the episode based on the "Shindig" TV series where there was a version of the band "The Beau Brummels" singing their hit "Laugh Laugh".  This episode also had a great dream sequence with Fred teaching his dance to stone-age caricatures of President Lyndon B. Johnson and French President Charles De Gaulle.

The Theme Song

The "Meet the Flintstones" theme song was not included in the opening and closing sequences until the third season.  The lyrics were written by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, with music by Hoyt Curtin, who also composed the theme and background music for every episode of The Flintstones, as well as around 300 Hanna Barbera cartoons.  The song was actually a reworking of sad music already composed for one of the episodes and was recorded with a 22-man jazz band and five singers.

OPENING LYRICS:

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
They're the modern stone-age family
From the town of Bedrock
They're a page right out of history
Let's ride with the family down the street
Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet
When you're with the Flintstones
Have a yabba-dabba-doo time
A dabba-doo time
You'll have a gay old time

CLOSING LYRICS:

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
They're the modern stone-age family
From the town of Bedrock
They're a page right out of history
Some day, maybe Fred will win the fight
And that cat will stay out for the night
When you're with the Flintstones
Have a yabba-dabba-doo time
A dabba-doo time
You'll have a gay old time

"The Flintstones" inspired many modern day cartoons such as "The Simpsons".  The episode entitled "Marge vs. the Monorail", featured Homer singing a parody of the classic "Meet the Flintstones" theme.

"Simpson! Homer Simpson!
He's the greatest guy in history!
From the town of Springfield!
He's about to hit a chestnut tree!"

 

'Bug Music'

The only way to get rid of the Hatrocks (a parody of the Beverly Hillbillies) was to play 'Bug Music' (a parody of the Beatles). The Flintstones, the Rubbles, and even the Gruesomes (a parody of the Munsters/Adam's Family) helped pipe in 'Bug Music' just about everywhere including the phone and fridge, and dressed up like the band to drive the Hatrocks back home.

'Bug Music' Lyrics

"I said ya ya ya, She said ya ya ya, We said ya ya ya, AAAHHHH" (repeat forever)

 

The Drive-in Song

Remember this one?

From Episode #13 "The Drive Inn"

Here we come on the run,
with a burger on a bun,
and a dab of coleslaw on the side.

Your taste we will tickle,
with a cold dill pickle,
all of our potatoes are french fried, fried , fried.

Our burgers can't be beat,
because we grind our own meat,
grind, grind, grind, grind grind.

And when you drive away,
a tip upon our tray,
we hope to find, find, find, find, find,
we hope to find, find, find, find, find.

 

Fred the Poet

Remember the episode where Fred and Barney find a poem written to Wilm?  Fred thinks Wilma is seeing someone else and hires private investigator, Perry Gunite.  Fred thinks the "other guy" is Barney, until he is reminded that he wrote the poem to Wilma when they were dating.

I love thee Wilma, with hair like silk,
Lips like cherries, skin like milk,
Your shell-like ears, your dainty hands,
And eyes so black, like frying pans

And when you in my arms are in,
My love how can you doubt?
I quiver just like geletin,
And sometimes even break out.

You're a perfect peach, my love,
Together we're a pear (pair),
You're sweet, you're nice, you're paradise,
And all kinna stuff like that there.

 

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