Results for - 55 Years Since 'The Flintstones' Premiered...Yabba Dabba Do!!

1,627 voters participated in this survey
On September 30th, 1960, TV viewers sat down to watch the premiere of a prime-time animated series called The Flintstones. 55 years later, Fred and his gang are remembered as our favorite cavemen. The Hanna-Barbera production ran only for six seasons and is still a part of our pop culture landscape. Was 'The Flintstones' one of your favorite TV shows?

1. On September 30th, 1960, TV viewers sat down to watch the premiere of a prime-time animated series called The Flintstones. 55 years later, Fred and his gang are remembered as our favorite cavemen. The Hanna-Barbera production ran only for six seasons and is still a part of our pop culture landscape. Was 'The Flintstones' one of your favorite TV shows?

Loved it!
51%
836 votes
It was OK
30%
486 votes
Didn't care for it
6%
104 votes
Do not know it
5%
77 votes
Know about it, but wasn't watching it back then/haven't actually seen any episodes
7%
115 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
9 votes

2. Whether you watched the TV show or not, how many of these fun facts about the show do you know?

'The Flintstones' was influenced by 'The Honeymooners' the 1954-1956 sitcom, with all four lead characters resembling their 'Honeymooner' counterparts
33%
540 votes
Originally slated (no pun intended) to be called 'The Flagstones' and then "The Gladstones'
12%
193 votes
Was the very first prime time animated series on American TV
21%
342 votes
Strangely enough, it was one of the first TV shows to address the issue of infertility -- Betty couldn't conceive and they adopted
15%
246 votes
In the first two seasons the theme song was 'Rise and Shine' and not 'Meet the Flintstones'
5%
82 votes
Much of the series humor came from puns about rocks, including the names of almost everyone on the series
29%
472 votes
Flintstones Vitamins were introduced in 1960, and are still sold today--at first they were sold in all the characters' shapes, except Betty--who was added in 1995
34%
556 votes
Did not know any of these facts
36%
587 votes

3. The role of Fred was voiced by Alan Reed and the role of his wife Wilma was voiced by Jean Vander Pyl. Some pretty famous names voiced some of the other characters in the show. How many of these did you know?

Mel Blanc -- Barney and Dino
24%
389 votes
Harvey Korman -- The Great Gazoo
16%
258 votes
Bea Benedaret (from Petticoat Junction fame) -- Betty
9%
149 votes
Tony Curtis -- Stony Curtis
20%
332 votes
Ann Margaret -- Ann Margrock
22%
351 votes
James Darren -- Jimmy Darrock
11%
179 votes
Both Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York -- playing their Bewitched characters
21%
340 votes
Don Messick (legendary voice over actor and announcer) -- Bamm Bamm
5%
82 votes
Pebbles was voiced by the actress playing her own mother Wilma
7%
111 votes
None of them
53%
862 votes
One of the gimmicks of the show was the modern conveniences re-imagined as prehistoric. How many of these did you wish you could have owned in real life?

4. One of the gimmicks of the show was the modern conveniences re-imagined as prehistoric. How many of these did you wish you could have owned in real life?

The 'foot pedaled' car
9%
146 votes
The camera with the bird inside creating the pictures
4%
66 votes
The phone (pictured above)
6%
101 votes
The record player turntable with bird beak needle
4%
73 votes
Elephant vacuum cleaner
10%
159 votes
Famished buzzard garage disposal
4%
70 votes
I wanted them all
14%
231 votes
No idea what you're talking about
7%
113 votes
Thanks, I'll stick to my modern conveniences
41%
668 votes
10/06/2015 TV 1627 33 By: Harriet56

Comments

Load more comments...
Loading...
Harriet56 profile photo
By: Harriet56