Thursday, September 30, 2010

Celebrating 50 Years of Yabba Dabba Dooo!!!

On September 30, 1960 The Flintstones premired on ABC and for 6 years entertained America with the hijinks of Fred Flinstone and his buddy Barney Rubble. For most of us we saw these iconic characters in eternal re-runs but needless to say they have been a constant companion every afternoon and on Saturday mornings.

Critics and fans alike drew comparisons between the The Flintstones and The Honeymooners. Creators of the cartoon family are conflicted - William Hanna said that The Honeymooners were an influence on the show where as Joseph Barbera didn't think so but thought being compared to The Honeymooners was "a great complement." Either way, The Flintstones had a big effect on our culture: Flinstone shaped chewable vitamins, breakfast cereals, theme parks to say the least.

On this 50th anniversary of this "bedrock" program take some time today a relive your childhood and watch a couple of episodes of The Flintstones.

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