‘The Flintstones’ Pictures
The Flintstones Car
Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty
The Flintstones pictures are a fun look back at the first major primetime animated series, which was created by the legendary team of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The Flintstones premiered in ABC on September 30, 1960. Originally titled The Flagstones, The Flintstones was the first cartoon made for television and made for an adult audience. Alan Reed provided the iconic voice of Fred Flintstone, while veteran voice actors Daws Butler, Mel Blanc and Hal Smith were the voice of Barney Rubble.
The Flintstones was modeled after the most popular TV show on the air at the time: The Honeymooners. You might notice that Fred Flintstone bears a striking resemblance to Jackie Gleason, and that Barney Rubble is the same kind of sidekick that Art Carney played.
Guest stars came and went, including the Gruesomes, a family based on The Addams Family, another popular TV show. They even earned their own specials: “The Flintstones: The Gruesomes” in 1964; and “The Flintstones: The Hatrocks and the Gruesomes” in 1965.
Hard to believe, but The Flintstones never won an Emmy award. In 1961, The Flintstones was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor. However, the series held the record for the longest running prime-time animated series, before The Simpsons took the honor.
Several The Flintstones specials have aired since the show’s premiere, including “A Flintstone Christmas” in 1977; “A Flintstone Family Christmas” in 1993; “The Flintstones Kids’ ‘Just Say No’ Special” in 1988; “A Flintstones Christmas Carol” in 1994; “The Flintstones: Fred’s Final Fling” in 1981; “The Flintstones Jogging Fever” in 1981; “The Flintstones Little Big League” in 1976; “The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone” in 1980; “The Flintstones’ New Neighbors” in 1980; “The Flintstones on the Rocks” in 2001; “The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma” in 1981.
A picture of The Flintstones characters in Fred Flintstone’s car. Bamm Bamm Rubble is on top, then (L-R) Pebbles Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Fred Flintstone, Betty Rubble and Barney Rubble. The Flintstones car is sometimes parodied in other cartoons, TV shows and movies, when people use their feet to propel a car.
The Flintstones pictures from the original classic cartoon and Christmas specials. See pictures of Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Barney, Dino and more.
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