The Flintstones

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The Flintstones
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Created byWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Directed byWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Voices ofAlan Reed
Jean Vander Pyl
Mel Blanc
Bea Benaderet
Gerry Johnson
Don Messick
John Stephenson
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasonsOriginal series: 6
Revived series: 1
No. of episodes166 (list of episodes)
Producer(s)William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Hanna–Barbera
DistributorScreen Gems
Original networkABC[2]
Original releaseOriginal series:
September 30, 1960 (1960-09-30) – April 11, 1966 (1966-04-11)
Followed byThe Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
Other websites
Official website

The Flintstones was an animated sitcom directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. There were six seasons consisting of 166 episodes. Each episode was 25 minutes long. A pilot episode was released in 1959 and the show aired between September 30, 1960 and April 1, 1966.

Characters[change | change source]

  • Frederick "Fred" J. Flintstone. The main and title character of the series.
  • Barney Rubble. Fred best friend. A running gag is that Barney is the recipient of Fred idiotic schemes; In episode 63 1/3 "Barney the Invisible" Fred's 404 attempt to invent a better soft drink results in Barney becoming invisible; in episode 95 4/7 "Glue For Two" Fred 787th attempt to invent a better soft drink results in Both Fred and Barney Hands being glued to Barney Bowling bowl.

New Version[change | change source]

A new version of The Flintstones was scheduled to air in 2013 on Fox and was to be created by Seth MacFarlane.[3] However, the show never made it past production.

References[change | change source]

  1. Doll, Pancho (1994-06-02). "Reel Life/Film & Video File: Music Helped 'Flintstones' on Way to Fame: In 1960, Hoyt Curtin created the lively theme for the Stone Age family. The show's producers say it may be the most frequently broadcast song on TV". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  2. "Top 100 animated series". IGN. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
  3. "Flintstones! Meet 'The Flintstones' on Fox; New Animated Series from Seth MacFarlane". 16 May 2011.