The Flintstones

related topics
{film, series, show}
{album, band, music}
{system, computer, user}
{@card@, make, design}
{specie, animal, plant}
{ship, engine, design}
{day, year, event}
{food, make, wine}
{build, building, house}
{car, race, vehicle}
{woman, child, man}
{service, military, aircraft}
{land, century, early}
{town, population, incorporate}

The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom that ran from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Flintstones is about a working class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend. It has since been re-released on both DVD and VHS. The show celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 30, 2010.

Critics and fans alike agree that the show was an animated imitation of The Honeymooners. William Hanna admitted that "At that time The Honeymooners was the most popular show on the air, and for my bill, it was the funniest show on the air. The characters, I thought, were terrific. Now, that influenced greatly what we did with The Flintstones....The Honeymooners was there, and we used that as a kind of basis for the concept."[citation needed]

However Joseph Barbera disavowed these claims in a separate interview, stating that "I don't remember mentioning The Honeymooners when I sold the show, but if people want to compare The Flintstones to The Honeymooners, then great. It's a total compliment. The Honeymooners was one of the greatest shows ever written."[4] Its popularity rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern-day concerns in the Stone Age setting.[5][6]

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Woody Allen
Peanuts
Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner
Clint Eastwood
Late Show with David Letterman
The Simpsons
Dallas (TV series)
The Beverly Hillbillies
Claudette Colbert
The Addams Family
Friends
Cult film
Citizen Kane
Stand-up comedy
Fourth wall
Pinky and the Brain
The Avengers (TV series)
Mickey Mouse
Fawlty Towers
Superman
Babylon 5
Scream (film)
Hanna-Barbera
Film
Halloween (1978 film)
Peter Cook
Calvin and Hobbes
Blade Runner
Coronation Street
Modern animation in the United States