On September 30 The Flintstones made their debut…

On September 30, 1960, the Flintstones made their debut on ABC with their self-titled show, “The Flintstones.” The show was inspired by “The Honeymooners” and created, as well as produced, by Hanna-Barbera. The Flintstones focused on a working class Stone Age family in the town of Bedrock, the Flintstones themselves (Fred and Wilma Flintstone, their daughter Pebbles, and their pets Dino and Baby Puss),  and their neighbors, the Rubbles (Barney and Betty Rubble, their son Bamm-Bamm, and their pet Hoppy). The show lasted six seasons, and produced various spinoffs, as well as two live-action films. 

The Flintstones Hanna Barbera/ Warner Brothers

The Flintstones
Hanna Barbera/ Warner Brothers

“The Flintstones” opening theme:

Some spin offs have often focused on the teenage and adult lives of Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble, who eventually get married and have two children (Chip and Roxy).

Bamm-Bamm Rubble and Pebbles Flintstone Hanna-Barbera/ Warner Brothers

Bamm-Bamm Rubble and Pebbles Flintstone
Hanna-Barbera/ Warner Brothers

In a recent 2013 list, TvGuide listed “The Flintstones” as the second Greatest TV Cartoon Of All time, behind “The Simpsons.”

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