The Flintstones

American cartoon series

The Flintstones (1960-1966) is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series takes place in a romanticized Stone Age setting and follows the activities of the titular family, the Flintstones, and their next-door neighbors, the Rubbles (who are also their best friends).


  • [when Barney suggests he tell the truth about a crazy situation] What is this mania you have with telling the truth? You must have been weaned on sodium pentathol or something.


  • I work hard all day, too, and what do I get? A lot of yak from you. You at least get out everyday, see things, talk to people. I never get out of this cave.


  • Frederick! Frederick! I HATE FREDERICK!!!!


Wilma and Betty: Melville J. Muchrocks is a crook.
Fred: Muchrocks a crook? Are you sure?
Wilma: Absolutely, he's wanted by the police.
Betty: We heard him described to a T.
Fred: Wilma, do you know where they went?
Wilma: They said they were going to the amusement park and then to dinner. Oh my poor mother.
Fred: Don't you worry sweetheart, you leave it to me. Barney.
Barney: Yeah Fred?
Fred: C'mon, let's go.
Barney: Right Fred.
Fred: You ever play football, Barney?
Barney: Yeah Fred, why?
Fred: Because you're going to run interference while I intercept a proposal.

Fred: Where's your get up and go?
Barney: It just got up and went.

Fred: I love my dear sweet mother in-law. My mother in-law is a doll.
Attendant: Are you feeling alright, mister?
Fred: Huh? Yeah. Yeah, I'm okay.
Attendant: Good. Good. You just stay in here and rest. That hot sun out there is a killer.
Fred: Poor guy, he must have been standing in it for hours.

Fred: Yeah, you laugh. You'll see, Barn, they know me in this bank, they'll help me right a way.
Bank Clerk: Look, pals, it's Fred Flintstone.
Fred: Yeah, hi. I'd like to lent some money here.
Bank Clerk: Ha ha ha ha! See that, pals? Fred Flintstone wants money. Ha ha ha ha ha!

Betty: Sometimes I just don't know what's the matter with men.
Barney: That's easy - you women!

Fred: How can you be so stupid?
Barney: Hey, that's not very nice. Say you're sorry.
Fred: I'm sorry you're stupid.

Wilma: Barney hasn't hit him yet.
Betty: Barney couldn't hit the floor with his hat!

2.4 Alvin Brickrock PresentsEdit

Barney: Say, Fred, ain't it time for the big fight?
Fred: Hey-hey, I'm glad you remembered! You fix the chairs. I'll get the soda and popcorn.
Wilma: I didn't know there was a fight scheduled.
Barney: [while moving two chairs over to the window looking into the neighbors' home] You kiddin'? Tonight's for the championship. Oh, it should be a real grudge bout.
Betty: Heavyweight or lightweight?
Barney: Both. A heavyweight versus a lightweight.
Wilma: Why are you putting the chairs over there by the window? The TV set is here.
Fred: This is not on TV. It's a closed-circuit.
Betty: But who's fighting?
Barney: The new neighbors - Mrs. and Mr. Brickrock.
Wilma: Fred! You don't intend to eavespeep?
Fred: Ho-ho-hoooo, I wouldn't miss tonight's bout for anything. Those two have been putting on the greatest fight of the century. Last night's bout was a doozy. Did you ever hear such hysterics? All that screaming and shrieking in that high voice?
Barney: Yeah, I thought he'd never stop!
Betty: Oh, that's terrible! You mean that meek little man hit's his wife?
Fred: No-o-o, in the last three bouts, he didn't even lay a glove on her. He's strictly a defensive fighter.
Barney: You'd think she'd let him win once in a while just to keep up his interest.
  • [Fred while reading from an issue of "Weird Detective" magazine to Wilma] Hmmmm, here's the "Crook of the Month" - "Fifteen thousand reward for information leading to apprehension of Albert Bonehart - wanted for questioning in disappearance of three former wives - Bonehart's fourth wife was last seen in a railroad station - in a valise, a ladies hat box and an executive's brief case." Well, that's one way of sending your wife to the country.
Barney: [upon seeing an assembled mastodon skeleton after sneaking into the Brickrock home] Your suspicions were correct, Fred. There she is - Agatha Brickrock with her outside removed.
Fred: That's not Agatha; that's a mastodon.
Barney: A whats-a-don?
Fred: A big thing with a lumpy body, thick legs, a long nose, floppy ears, and tusks.
Barney: Sounds like Agatha to me.

[Fred to neighbor Alvin Brickrock on using the telephone:]

Fred: Okay but don't forget to reverse the charges on your alabi
Alvin: Of Course.

2.25 This is Your Life SaverEdit

− [Fred and Wilma are not seen; only a sundial with a moving shadow of the days of the week Mon-Thursday

Fred: Wilma, where is the missing sports section of the newspaper?
Wilma: Montague has it.
Fred: Wilma, where is the last bottle of Rocky cola?
Wilma: Montague has it.
Fred: Wilma, where are my smokes?
Wilma: Montague has them.
Wilma: FRED!
Fred: WELL He'S TAKEN Everything ELSE!!!!


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