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Happy 50th to the Flinstones

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 30th, 2010

50 years ago today, The Flinstones debuted on television.  For a few years after the show debuted, everyone thought it was an animated imitation of “The Honeymooners.”


Not necessarily a kids show, but a cartoon for adults.


The Flintsones paved the way for The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Family Guy, and many others.


Some Stone Age Flintstones trivia:

  • “The Flintstones: was the first American animated show to depict two people of the opposite sex (Fred and Wilma; Barney and Betty) sleeping together in one bed.
  • The popular closing credits theme “Meet the Flintstones” did not start until season three.
  • The fact that the Rubbles adopted superstrong Bamm-Bamm (they could not have children on their own) made “The Flintstones” the first animated series in history to address the issue of infertility.

So if you can, watch an episode of The Flintstones today and enjoy.

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