Flintstones 50th Anniversary Sep 30, 2010

 

 Video and Theme Song Below

The Flintstones was originally aimed at an adult audience and the first two seasons were co-sponsored by Winston cigarettes.  But by the third season it was being written for children and was sponsored by Welch’s, who produced grape juice and jellies.  The show’s famous theme tune, “Meet The Flintstones”, was not used until the third series.  The musical theme for the first two seasons was called “Rise and Shine”.  Fred and Wilma Flintstone were the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime-time television when the show first aired on ABC between 1960 and 1966.

The show is set in the Stone Age town of Bedrock.  In this fantasy version of the past, dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, and other long-extinct animals co-exist with barefoot cavemen.  Like their 20th-century peers, these cavemen listen to records, live in split-level homes, the furniture in the Flintstones’ house changed in almost every episode and eating out at restaurants, yet their technology is made entirely from pre-industrial materials and largely powered through the use of various animals.  For example, the cars are made out of stone, wood, and animal skins, and powered by the passengers’ feet.

Several popular celebrities took residence in the showbiz quarter of Bedrock – Hollyrock.Cary Granite, Alvin Brickrock and Stony Curtis were the biggest stars.  Mick Jadestone and the Rolling Boulders were Fred and Barney’s favorite band.

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