Happy 50th Anniversary To The Flintstones

The world is celebrating a great milestone in popular culture today, and the Google Doodle proves it. Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Flintstones.

The animated  sitcom ran from September 30 1960 to April 1 1966 on the ABC channel and became a favorite of children around the world.

Centered on the comical happenings in the life of a Stone Age man, Fred Flintstone, and his family, the show is set in the fictional town of Bedrock.

Fred and his best friend Barney Rubble get into entertaining scrapes while dinosaurs, sabre-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths roam freely among the barefoot cavemen.

The Stone Age setting paved the way for constant puns involving rocks. As well as the surnames – Flintstone and Rubble – the town of San Antonio becomes Sand-and-Stony-o and Bedrock’s showbiz centre is called Hollyrock.

The celebrities idolizsed by Flintstone and family include Cary Granite and Stony Curtis. Mick Jadestone and the Rolling Boulders is Fred’s favorite band.

The Flintstones is also famous for Fred’s catchphrase, “Yaba Daba Doo!”, and for its catchy themetune. It inspired the nickname “Freddie” for the England cricketer Andrew Flintoff.

Last year, two couples of die-hard fans got married dressed as Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble.

The show was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. Despite ending its run on ABC 1966, it continues to be shown on television channels around the world.

A Flintstones film called Viva Rock Vegas was released in 2000.

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9 years ago

yaba daba doo!

Mae Buzen
9 years ago

Can't imagine it had been 50 years! I love this show. And speaking of which, I just learned that there's a Wilma Flintstone song. Just downloaded it and quite a good tune to jam with while reading articles.

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