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9 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE FLINTSTONES

December 1, 2023

Hey there, fellow Bedrock enthusiasts! Ever find yourself wondering what’s the real scoop behind The Flintstones? Well, grab a seat on your favorite dino sofa because today, we’re uncovering 9 facts you didn’t know about The Flintstones. Yep, you heard it right—nine jaw-dropping, Bedrock-shaking facts about our favorite prehistoric family.

Yabba Dabba Doo! let’s dive into the cartoon time capsule and uncover these 9 Stone Age secrets you probably never knew about our favorite Bedrock gang!

1. Original title was not “The Flintstones”

The original working title for The Flintstones was “The Flagstones,” but it was later changed to avoid confusion with another comic strip.

2. They were prime time animation pioneers

 Premiering in 1960, The Flintstones was the first animated series to air during primetime, paving the way for other animated shows.

3. They were created by Hanna-Barbera

The Flintstones was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, founders of Hanna-Barbera Productions, a powerhouse in animated entertainment

4. Dino’s vocal origin was created by a saxophone player

The sound effects for Dino, the Flintstone family’s pet dinosaur, were created by a saxophone player, mimicking a tuba-like sound.

5. They had a pet saber-toothed cat named “Baby Puss”

The Flintstones’ pet saber-toothed cat was named Baby Puss. It was rarely seen in the series but is seen throwing Fred out of the house during the end credits

6.  The Flintstones were Emmy award nominees

At the 13th Primetime Emmy Awards, A milestone was set by The Flintstones, it became the first-ever animated show to be nominated in one of the main series categories.

(Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor)

 

7. Pebbles Flintstone was introduced in the 3rd season of the original series

Pebbles was introduced to the Flintstone family in the third season of the original series, during the episode titled “The Blessed Event,” which originally aired on February 22, 1963

Pebbles is often credited as one of the first animated infants on a prime-time television series, contributing to a trend of introducing babies in TV shows during the 1960s.

8. Fred and Barney’s voice actors worked in radio shows together

Alan Reed, who voiced Fred Flintstone and Mel Blanc, who voiced Barney Rubble, previously worked together on radio shows, establishing a dynamic chemistry together

9. Fred Flintstone’s catchphrase was not scripted

 Fred Flintstone’s famous catchphrase, “Yabba-Dabba-Doo!” was not scripted. The phrase was an improvised exclamation by Alan Reed, the voice actor for Fred, during a recording session. Reed wanted to come up with something unique and catchy for Fred’s victory cry, and “Yabba-Dabba-Doo!” was the result.

And that wraps up our journey through “The Flintstones”! Hopefully, these 9 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE FLINTSTONES added a dash of Bedrock brilliance to your day. From being animation trailblazers to catchy catchphrases, this Stone Age crew has a whole lot more going on than meets the eye. Stay tuned for more fun facts and until then, keep it yabba-dabba-awesome! 🦴📺✨

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