The Flintstone Comedy Show

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The Flintstone Comedy Show
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Genre Animation
Comedy
Directed by Ray Patterson
George Gordon
Rudy Zamora
Voices of Henry Corden
Mel Blanc
Jean Vander Pyl
Gay Autterson
Russi Taylor
Charles Nelson Reilly
Ruta Lee
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18
Production
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Alex Lovy
Carl Urbano
Running time 90 minutes (1980–81)
60 minutes (1981)
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions
Distributor Turner Program Services (1992–96)
Release
Original network NBC
Audio format Monaural
Original release November 22, 1980 (1980-11-22) – September 11, 1982 (1982-09-11)
Chronology
Preceded by Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo
Followed by The Flintstone Funnies

The Flintstone Comedy Show (not to be confused with the shortened, re-titled 1973 version of CBS's The Flintstone Comedy Hour) is a Saturday morning animated series revival and spin-off of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera which aired on NBC from November 22, 1980 to September 11, 1982. Outside North America, the show was released under title of Flintstone Frolics. The show contained six segments: The Flintstone Family Adventures, Bedrock Cops, Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm, Captain Caveman, Dino and Cavemouse and The Frankenstones.

Overview[edit]

The series featured new characters (The Frankenstones, Cavemouse) as well as older characters (Penny, Wiggy, Moonrock and Schleprock of 1971's The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show and 1972's The Flintstone Comedy Hour on CBS, Al Capp's the Shmoo from his show The New Shmoo which also aired on NBC in 1979, Captain Caveman from his own series on ABC in 1977 which lasted 3 seasons).

A series of gags, educational spots, games, how-to-draw and a dance-of-the-week were featured in-between the six segments every week. In 1982, reruns of the show were repackaged for two seasons under the title The Flintstone Funnies. Reruns of Dino and Cavemouse aired on the Disney Channel adaption of Wake, Rattle, and Roll.

The Flintstone Family Adventures[edit]

This segment featured the traditional antics and adventures of The Flintstones and The Rubbles.

Season 1 (1980–81)[edit]

  1. R.V. Fever (November 22, 1980) - The Flintstones and the Rubbles buy a camper so they can take a much needed vacation.
  2. Sands of the Saharastone (November 29, 1980) - The Flintstones and the Rubbles take a trip to Algeristone.
  3. Gold Fever (December 6, 1980) - Fred and Barney go on a trip to search for gold until some claim jumpers try to capture them.
  4. Bogged Down (December 13, 1980) - Barney gets his car stuck in a tar pit and has a devil of a time getting it out.
  5. Be Patient, Fred (December 20, 1980) - Fred goes to the hospital to get his tonsils removed, but things go awry when Fred is mixed up with another patient who is scheduled to have surgery.
  6. Country Club Clods (December 27, 1980) - Fred and Barney join the country club but they just don't fit in with the crowd.
  7. The Rockdale Diet (January 3, 1981) - Fred decides to go on a diet so he tries the new Rockdale Diet with less than satisfactory results.
  8. Dino's Girl (January 10, 1981) - Fred is upset with Dino's disappearance until he finds out that Dino is in love with Dina, the pet dinosaur of Fred's boss.
  9. The Gourmet Dinner (January 17, 1981) - Fred and Barney are put up to the challenge of cooking a meal for their wives.
  10. The Stand-In (January 24, 1981) - Fred's strong resemblance to a movie star gets him hired as his stand-in for a movie being filmed in Bedrock.
  11. Go Take a Hike (January 31, 1981) - Fred and Barney make a turbulent trip to the mountains with the children.

Season 2 (1981–82)[edit]

  1. The Great Bedrock Air Race (September 12, 1981) - Fred and Barney learn to fly so they can participate in the Bedrock Air Race.
  2. Fred's Last Resort (September 19, 1981) -
  3. The Not-Such-A-Pleasure Cruise (September 26, 1981) - Fred is looking forward to a peaceful cruise, but the trip turns out differently than he expected.
  4. Fred's Big Top Flop (October 3, 1981) - The Flintstones and the Rubbles appear in the circus.
  5. In a Stew (October 10, 1981) -
  6. Fred vs. the Energy Crisis (October 17, 1981) -
  7. Fred's Friend in Need (October 24, 1981) - A mysterious guest appears on the scene, and Fred goes overboard as usual.

Bedrock Cops[edit]

Fred and Barney as part-time police officers assisted by the Shmoo as a trainee under the direction of Sgt. Boulder. The trio fought crime in the city of Bedrock, most of the time chasing after Rockjaw, The Frankenstones' pet monster.

Season 1 (1980–81)[edit]

  1. Fred Goes Ape (November 22, 1980) - Fred and Barney are assigned to guard the zoo, but a gorillasaurus escapes.
  2. Off the Beaten Track (November 29, 1980) -
  3. A Bad Case of Rockjaw (December 6, 1980) - Fred and Barney must guard the city park, but the task is exhausting with Rockjaw causing mischief.
  4. Follow That Dogasaurus (December 13, 1980) - Fred and Barney must save Sgt. Boulder's dog from dognappers with the help of the Shmoo.
  5. Mountain Frustration (December 20, 1980) - Fred and Barney are asked by Sgt. Boulder to stop Rockjaw who is causing trouble on a local mountain.
  6. Bedlam on the Bedrock Express (December 27, 1980) -
  7. Hot Air to Spare (January 3, 1981) -
  8. Rockjaw Rides Again (January 10, 1981) - Fred and Barney discover oil while chasing Rockjaw.
  9. Pretty Kitty (January 17, 1981) -
  10. The Roller Robber (January 24, 1981) -
  11. Put Up Your Duke (January 31, 1981) -

Season 2 (1981–82)[edit]

  1. Undercover Shmoo (September 12, 1981) - Fred, Barney and Shmoo go undercover to capture a notorious gang of thieves and save a famous work of art.
  2. On the Ball (September 19, 1981) - Fred and Barney miss the police ball to catch a jewel thief – Rockjaw.
  3. Shop Treatment (September 26, 1981) - Fred and Barney chase Rockjaw through Bloomingrock's department store.
  4. Country Clubbed (October 3, 1981) - Fred and Barney pursue a thief who stole the prize money from a golf tournament.
  5. Barney and the Bandit (October 10, 1981) - Fred and Barney go western to deal with car thieves.
  6. Shore Thing (October 17, 1981) - Beach patrol pits Fred and Barney against a hungry Rockjaw who is terrorizing the beach.
  7. Rotten Actors (October 24, 1981) - Fred and Barney are assigned to guard a movie set which is a cover for a robbery.

Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm[edit]

This was a Flintstones-themed adaptation of the "mystery-solving teens and a pet" format popularized by Scooby-Doo and its various spin-offs in the 1970s (including Captain Caveman's original show on ABC). In this series, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (similar, yet aged down a little, from their appearance in The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show) with pet dinosaur Dino solve mysteries in the city of Bedrock. They would sometimes be accompanied by pals Penny, Wiggy and Moonrock.

Season 1 (1980–81)[edit]

  1. The Ghost Sitters (November 22, 1980) - Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino have to babysit little Bratrock in a house that is haunted by the ghost of Bronco Billy.
  2. The Secret of Scary Valley (November 29, 1980) -
  3. The Witch of the Wardrobe (December 6, 1980) -
  4. Monster Madness (December 13, 1980) - When their baseball goes into an abandoned house, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino try to get it back. Along the way, they have to dodge Count Rockula and his monsters, who want to be rid of them.
  5. The Show Must Go On (December 20, 1980) - Pebbles plans to put on their class show in a haunted theatre.
  6. The Beast of Muscle Rock Beach (December 27, 1980) -
  7. In Tune With Terror (January 3, 1981) -
  8. The Curse of Tutrockmen (January 10, 1981) - Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino meet with a mysterious mummy while at an Egyptian museum.
  9. The Hideous Hiss of the Lizard Monster (January 17, 1981) - On a visit to a candy factory, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino get lost and end up asking for directions at a mine. When Dino goes into the mine by accident, the two teens must find him while dodging a hissing lizard monster.
  10. The Legend of Haunted Forest (January 24, 1981) -
  11. Double Trouble with Little John Silverock (January 31, 1981) - Pebbles, Dino and Bamm-Bamm meet two ghosts in the villa of a travelling acquaintance.

Season 2 (1981–82)[edit]

  1. A Night of Fright (September 12, 1981) -
  2. The Dust Devil of Palm Rock Springs (September 19, 1981) -
  3. Dino and the Zombies (September 26, 1981) -
  4. The Ghost of the Neanderthal Giant (October 3, 1981) -
  5. Creature From the Rock Lagoon (October 10, 1981) -
  6. Dino and the Giant Spiders (October 17, 1981) -
  7. The Ghastly Gatorsaurus (October 24, 1981) -

Captain Caveman[edit]

This segment serves as a prequel to the earlier series Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, focusing on Captain Caveman's time in Bedrock before he was frozen in ice. Captain Caveman (under his "secret identity" of Chester the office boy), Betty and Wilma work for Lou Granite (based on Lou Grant) at The Daily Granite. To disguise himself as Chester, Captain Caveman wore a pair of glasses and a tie (similar to the Clark Kent persona used by Superman). Despite the simplicity of his disguise, he required a coat rack and an elaborate transformation sequence to become Captain Caveman.

Season 1 (1980–81)[edit]

  1. Clownfoot (November 22, 1980) - Clownfoot and his strongman henchman Samson have robbed the First National Bank and it's up to Captain Caveman to stop them.
  2. The Masquerader (November 29, 1980) - The Masquerader steals paintings from the Vanderslate Art Museum disguised as Captain Caveman.
  3. The Animal Master (December 6, 1980) -
  4. The Mole (December 13, 1980) -
  5. Rollerman (December 20, 1980) -
  6. Vulcan (December 27, 1980) - The evil Vulcan uses a volcano to hold Bedrock hostage.
  7. Punk Rock (January 3, 1981) -
  8. Braino (January 10, 1981) - Braino wants to conquer the whole world with the help of a cannon.
  9. The Incredible Hunk (January 17, 1981) - Captain Caveman must fight the huge Incredible Hunk which has kidnapped Wilma.
  10. The Ice Man (January 24, 1981) - Ice Man and his sidekick Snow Bunny are freezing all of Bedrock in order to steal every diamond in Bedrock.
  11. The Mummy's Worse (January 31, 1981) - Captain Caveman must save Betty from a living mummy left over from a long-gone kingdom.

Season 2 (1981–82)[edit]

  1. Pinkbeard (September 12, 1981) - Betty and Wilma investigate the disappearance of ships in the Bedrock Triangle.
  2. The Blimp (September 19, 1981) - The Blimp has kidnapped a collection of entertainers, but Captain Caveman, Wilma and Betty must stop him from kidnapping more stars from the air.
  3. Futuro (September 26, 1981) - In his hunt for a crook from the future, Captain Caveman leaves the Stone Age and finds his way in the future.
  4. Mr. Big (October 3, 1981) -
  5. Stormfront and Weathergirl (October 10, 1981) - Stormfront and Weathergirl break into the Roxagon to steal the top secret plans for a weather satellite.
  6. Crypto (October 17, 1981) -
  7. Presto (October 24, 1981) - Captain Caveman must redirect Presto the sorcerer's magic beam and break his power forever.

Dino and Cavemouse[edit]

The segment featured Dino pitted against a pesky little cavemouse in chase sequences similar to Tom and Jerry (there were 2 segments per show). These sequences were supervised by notable animation director Tex Avery. Two segments aired per episode.

Season 1 (1980–81)[edit]

  1. Mouse Cleaning (November 22, 1980) - Wilma is fed up and moves in with Betty until the cavemouse is chased away.
  2. Quiet Please! (November 22, 1980) - Dino cannot manage to silence the cavemouse at night.
  3. Camp-Out Mouse (November 29, 1980) - Fred and Dino go on a camping trip, but the pesky cavemouse follows them.
  4. Piece O'Cake (November 29, 1980) - Dino is to guard a birthday cake for Barney from the cavemouse.
  5. Beach Party (December 6, 1980) - The cavemouse rescues Dino from a shark.
  6. Ghost Mouse (December 6, 1980) - When the cavemouse jumps into a flour barrel, he pretends to be a ghost mouse.
  7. Disco Dino (December 13, 1980) -
  8. Going Ape (December 13, 1980) - An escaped gorilla finds refuge in the Flintstones house.
  9. Finger Lick'n Bad (December 20, 1980) - The cavemouse uses the Flintstones' food supplies to outsmart Dino.
  10. Wet Paint (December 20, 1980) -
  11. Flying Mouse (December 27, 1980) - Dino is to guard the picnic supplies from the cavemouse.
  12. Rocko Socko (December 27, 1980) - Fred hires Rocko Socko to eliminate the cavemouse.
  13. Aloha Mouse (January 3, 1981) - Dino and the cavemouse encounter a shark on a trip to Hawaii.
  14. Arcade Antics (January 3, 1981) - Dino and the cavemouse confront a burglar while on night watch in a penny arcade.
  15. Dino Comes Home (January 10, 1981) -
  16. Robin Mouse (January 10, 1981) -
  17. A Fool for Pool (January 17, 1981) - Dino and the cavemouse chase each other on Fred's new pool table.
  18. L'il Orphan Alphie (January 17, 1981) - Alphie the mouse plays the poor orphan who desperately needs something to eat.
  19. Abra-Ca-Dino (January 24, 1981) - Dino tries to capture the cavemouse with magic tricks.
  20. The Bedrock 500 (January 24, 1981) -
  21. Double Trouble (January 31, 1981) - Fred disguises himself as a dinosaur to drive the cavemouse out of the house.
  22. Pow-Pow the Dyno-Mite (January 31, 1981) - Dino's cousin Pow-Pow wants to help him capture the cavemouse.

Season 2 (1981–82)[edit]

  1. Goofed Up Golf (September 12, 1981) - Dino pursues the cavemouse on a golf course.
  2. Sleepy Time Trouble (September 12, 1981) - Dino wants to sleep, but the cavemouse keeps him awake at night.
  3. S'No Place Like Home (September 19, 1981) - Dino chases after the cavemouse on a ski slope.
  4. Super-Dupes (September 19, 1981) - Dino and the cavemouse go against each other disguised as Super Dino and Super Mouse.
  5. Dinner for Two (September 26, 1981) - The cavemouse falls in love.
  6. Invasion of the Cheese Snatchers (September 26, 1981) - Fred is visited by aliens.
  7. Handle With Scare (October 3, 1981) -
  8. The World's Strongest Mouse (October 3, 1981) - With the help of a relaxation technique, the cavemouse becomes the strongest mouse in the world.
  9. Bats All (October 10, 1981) - A vampire mouse visits the cavemouse.
  10. Trick or Treat (October 10, 1981) - Dino and the cavemouse fight over the Halloween candy.
  11. Do or Diet (October 17, 1981) - Fred decides to lose weight again, however, this costs more strength than he thought.
  12. Mouse for Sale (October 17, 1981) - Fred and Dino want to sell the cavemouse to a laboratory.
  13. Maltcheese Falcon (October 24, 1981) -
  14. The Invisible Mouse (October 24, 1981) -

The Frankenstones[edit]

This segment featured the Flintstones' neighbors, The Frankenstones: Frank, his wife Hidea, their kooky daughter Atrocia and Freaky, their teenage son who is friends with fellow teenager Pebbles Flintstone.

Season 1 (1980–81)[edit]

  1. Birthday Boy (November 22, 1980) - Despite objections, Freaky tries to sneak Pebbles into his birthday party.
  2. Potion Problems (November 29, 1980) - Atrocia creates a potion that makes everybody hate each other.
  3. A Night on the Town (December 6, 1980) - The Flintstones and the Frankenstones have a night on the town that soon turns into a disaster.
  4. Out of Their League (December 13, 1980) -
  5. Clone for a Day (December 20, 1980) - Atrocia clones a "nice" Fred to keep her dad from getting angry.
  6. A Stone is Born (December 27, 1980) - Fred and Frank work involuntarily together on Fred's first TV appearance and, as expected, the whole thing turns into a mess.
  7. A Rock-Pox on You (January 3, 1981) -
  8. The Luck Stops Here (January 10, 1981) - When Frank breaks a mirror, the Frankenstone family is cursed only with bad luck.
  9. The Monster of Invention (January 17, 1981) - Fred and Frank both go to great lengths to out-invent each other for an invention competition, but the result surprises both of them.
  10. Rock and Rolling Frankenstone (January 24, 1981) -
  11. Sand Doom (January 31, 1981) - By coincidence, the Flintstones and the Frankenstones rent a shared holiday home.

Season 2 (1981–82)[edit]

  1. Pet Peeves (September 12, 1981) - Dino and Rockjaw want to be movie stars.
  2. The Charity Bizarre (September 19, 1981) - The Frankenstones open a carnival to prevent foreclosure of their home.
  3. Getting the Business (September 26, 1981) - Fred is forced to accept Frank as a business partner in his lunch truck.
  4. Ugly is Only Skin Deep (October 3, 1981) -
  5. Three Days of the Mastodon (October 10, 1981) - The best practical jokes win Frank or Fred lodge membership.
  6. First Family Fiasco (October 17, 1981) - The Frankenstones and the Flintstones compete for the First Family of Bedrock award.
  7. House Wars (October 24, 1981) - With the wives away, Fred and Frank wage a war to make each other move.

Voices[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Home media releases[edit]

In the 1980s, two videocassette editions of The Flintstone Comedy Show were released:

  • The Flintstone Comedy Show: 25th Silver Anniversary Special, a 60-minute cassette containing six episodes ("Mountain Frustration", "Potion Problems", "Camp-Out Mouse", "Clownfoot", "The Ghost Sitters", "Sands of the Saharastone"), was released by Worldvision Home Video in 1985;
  • The Flintstone Comedy Show 2: Curtain Call, a 60-minute cassette containing six episodes ("Gold Fever", "Night on the Town", "Monster Madness", "Arcade Antics", "Follow That Dogosaurus", "Be Patient, Fred"), was released by Worldvision Home Video in 1986.

To date, The Flintstone Comedy Show has not been released on DVD.

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