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.

By Bryan Kluger

Former husky model, real-life Comic Book Guy, genre-bending screenwriter, nude filmmaker, hairy podcaster, pro-wrestling idiot-savant, who has a penchant for solving Rubik's Cubes and rolling candy cigarettes on unreleased bootlegs of Frank Zappa records.

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