The Flintstones

The Flintstones

  • Dates: September 30, 1960 - April 1966
  • Type: Television Series
  • Genres: Animation, Child/Family
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The show is set in the town of Bedrock in the Stone Age era. The show is an allegory to American society of the mid-20th century; in the Flintstones' fantasy version of the past, dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, and other long extinct animals co-exist with barefoot cavemen, who use technology very similar to that of the mid-20th century, although made entirely from pre-industrial materials and largely powered through the use of various animals. The characters drive cars made out of stone or wood and animal skins and powered by foot.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It is inspired by these television series...

The Honeymooners

This Television Series inspired The Flintstones
The Honeymooners was used as a basis for the concept of The Flintstones.
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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television episodes...

The Simpsons:
Season:  26  / Episode:  11 
Bart's New Friend

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
When Homer asks the retiring safety inspector to leave he responds by saying that if he was Fred Flintstone, he would already be at the end of the dinosaur's tail. This is a reference to the opening credits scene of this old cartoon.

The Office:
Season:  3  / Episode:  22 
Beach Games

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
The whole group sing the theme song to 'The Flintstones' together.

Fargo:
Season:  2  / Episode:  2 
Before the Law

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
Rock County. It's like, what's that town on The Flintstones? Is that where we are?

Family Guy:
Season:  10  / Episode:  15 
Burning Down the Bayit

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
Stewie tells Brian that he was at a baby rave the previous night and was flying high after taking a purple Flintstones vitamin.

Wilfred:
Season:  4  / Episode:  8 
Courage

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
Flintstones style xylophone

Futurama:
Season:  9  / Episode:  8 
Fun on a Bun

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
The ribs tipping the table over is a reference to the closing credits of The Flintstones where a set of dinosaur ribs tips over the family car.

The Simpsons:
Season:  11  / Episode:  6 
Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
The news program, Access Springfield, calls Homer Simpson a washed up Fred Flintstone.

Entourage:
Season:  8  / Episode:  5 
Motherf*cker

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
Drama is trying to get Andrew Dice Clay back on the show Johnny's Bananas. He asks Phil if he can imagine 'The Flintstones' without Barney, or 'The Honeymooners' without Ed Norton.

Justified:
Season:  6  / Episode:  3 
Noblesse Oblige

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
When that Flintstone whistle blows

The King of Queens:
Season:  4  / Episode:  19 
Screwed Driver

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
While Doug is pretending to be sick so he can stay home from work, he is watching a marathon of The Flintstones, and says, "Yabba dabba delightful".

Raising Hope:
Season:  2  / Episode:  15 
Sheer Madness

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
Burt and Virginia find things for which they can make fun of Sabrina. They make fun of her for riding a scooter, and Burt adds that when Sabrina wears her helmet, she looks like Gazoo from The Flintstones.

Mad Men:
Season:  7  / Episode:  5 
The Runaways

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones

Family Guy:
Season:  13  / Episode:  1 
The Simpsons Guy

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
Fred Flintstone is the judge in the beer trial.

The Simpsons:
Season:  23  / Episode:  8 
The Ten-Per-Cent Solution

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
Marge tells Homer that many television shows are rip offs of the series 'The Honeymooners'. She lists the names, Ralph, Fred (from 'The Flintstones'), Archie and King of Queens as examples of other shows that have the same kind of plot as 'The Honeymooners'.

Lost:
Season:  2  / Episode:  20 
Two for the Road

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
Libby asks Hurley if he's ever watched The Flintstones

Archer:
Season:  4  / Episode:  5 
Viscous Coupling

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
While surrounded by the enemy, Archer says, "Hey, check it out Fred and Barney. We're at the Water Buffalo Lodge."

Family Guy:
Season:  2  / Episode:  20 
Wasted Talent

This Television Episode refers to The Flintstones
When Peter thinks the last scroll is gone, The Great Gazoo (short floating green alien) appears and calls him a dum-dum.

It is the basis of these movies...

Clueless

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie is based on The Flintstones
Many people are referenced as Bettys or Barneys, a reference to these Flintstone characters
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It is referred to by these books...

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
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  • Type: Book
This Book refers to The Flintstones
Trevor writes about as a kid, being so poor that his mother often didn't have money to fill the car with gas. So in rush hour traffic, his mother would turn the engine off and Trevor would have the push the car. He likens it to 'The Flintstones' (p. 136).

The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
written by

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  • Type: Book
This Book refers to The Flintstones
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching TV with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, the TV was his, and he loved to watch cartoons such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'Looney Tunes', 'The Flintstones', 'Super Friends', 'ThunderCats', 'G.I. Joe' and 'Voltron'. He notes that he did not care of 'Transformers' however. (p. 27)

It is parodied by these songs...

It is referred to by these songs...

BedRock
performed by Young Money; features Lloyd

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  • Type: Song
This Song refers to The Flintstones
The chorus includes the line, "call Me Mr. Flintstone, I can make your bed rock" which is a reference to Fred Flintson and the fictional town he lives in called Bedrock.

It is referred to by these television commercials...

Google Chromebook Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Flintstones

HomeGoods Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Flintstones
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Longhorn Steakhouse Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Flintstones
Wilma Flintstone is shown carrying a huge steak
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Samsung Galaxy Gear Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Flintstones

Volkswagen Up! Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Flintstones

It inspired these television series...

The Flintstone Kids

This Television Series is inspired by The Flintstones
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