The Flintstone Comedy Show (1980 TV series)

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The Flintstone Comedy Show
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Genre Animation
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
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)
Original network NBC
Audio format Monaural
Original release November 22, 1980 (1980-11-22) – September 11, 1982 (1982-09-11)
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 of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera and aired from November 22, 1980 to September 11, 1982 on NBC. 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
  • The Frankenstones


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 Rubbles buy a camper so they can take a much needed vacation.
  2. Sands of the Saharastone (November 29, 1980) - The Flintstones and 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) -
  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) -
  9. The Gourmet Dinner (January 17, 1981) -
  10. The Stand-In (January 24, 1981) -
  11. Go Take a Hike (January 31, 1981) -

Season 2 (1981–82)[edit]

  1. The Great Bedrock Air Race (September 12, 1981) -
  2. Fred's Last Resort (September 19, 1981) -
  3. The Not-Such-A-Pleasure Cruise (September 26, 1981) -
  4. Fred's Big Top Flop (October 3, 1981) -
  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) -

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) -
  2. Off the Beaten Track (November 29, 1980) -
  3. A Bad Case of Rockjaw (December 6, 1980) -
  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 Sergeant 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) -
  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) -
  2. On the Ball (September 19, 1981) -
  3. Shop Treatment (September 26, 1981) -
  4. Country Clubbed (October 3, 1981) -
  5. Barney and the Bandit (October 10, 1981) -
  6. Shore Thing (October 17, 1981) -
  7. Rotten Actors (October 24, 1981) -

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. Ghost Sitters (November 22, 1980) - Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino have to babysit a kid in a house that is supposed to be haunted.
  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) -
  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) -
  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) -

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 series of shorts 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) -
  3. The Animal Master (December 6, 1980) -
  4. The Mole (December 13, 1980) -
  5. Rollerman (December 20, 1980) -
  6. Vulcan (December 27, 1980) -
  7. Punk Rock (January 3, 1981) -
  8. Braino (January 10, 1981) -
  9. The Incredible Hunk (January 17, 1981) -
  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 Worse (January 31, 1981) -

Season 2 (1981–82)[edit]

  1. Pinkbeard (September 12, 1981) -
  2. The Blimp (September 19, 1981) -
  3. Futuro (September 26, 1981) -
  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) -

Dino and Cavemouse[edit]

The segment featured The Flintstones’ pet dinosaur 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.

Season 1 (1980–81)[edit]

  1. Mouse Cleaning / Quiet Please (November 22, 1980)
  2. Camp-Out Mouse / Piece O'Cake (November 29, 1980)
  3. Beach Party / Ghost Mouse (December 6, 1980)
  4. Disco Dino / Going Ape (December 13, 1980)
  5. Finger Lick'n Bad / Wet Paint (December 20, 1980)
  6. Flying Mouse / Rocko Socko (December 27, 1980)
  7. Aloha Mouse / Arcade Antics (January 3, 1981)
  8. Dino Comes Home / Robin Mouse (January 10, 1981)
  9. A Fool for Pool / L'il Orphan Alphie (January 17, 1981)
  10. Abra-Ca-Dino / The Bedrock 500 (January 24, 1981)
  11. Double Trouble / Pow-Pow the Dyno-Mite (January 31, 1981)

Season 2 (1981–82)[edit]

  1. Goofed Up Golf / Sleepy Time Trouble (September 12, 1981)
  2. S'No Place Like Home / Super-Dupes (September 19, 1981)
  3. Dinner for Two / Invasion of the Cheese Snatchers (September 26, 1981)
  4. Handle With Scare / The World's Strongest Mouse (October 3, 1981)
  5. Bats All / Trick or Treat (October 10, 1981)
  6. Do or Diet / Mouse for Sale (October 17, 1981)
  7. Maltcheese Falcon / 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 Star is Born (December 27, 1980) -
  7. A Rock-Pox on You (January 3, 1981) -
  8. The Luck Stops Here (January 10, 1981) -
  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) -

Season 2 (1981–82)[edit]

  1. Pet Peeves (September 12, 1981) -
  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.


Production credits[edit]

  • Executive Producers: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
  • Producers: Alex Lovy, Carl Urbano
  • Directors: Ray Patterson, George Gordon, Rudy Zamora
  • Story Supervisor: Ray Parker
  • Story Editors: Tex Avery, Doug Booth, Chuck Couch, Chuck Menville, Ray Parker, Duane Poole, Dick Robbins, Cliff Roberts, Tom Swale
  • Story: Gene Ayres, Haskell Barkin, Anthony Bonaduce, Celia Bonaduce, Doug Booth, John Bradford, Don Christensen, Nancy Clements, Tom Dagenais, Don Dougherty, Diane Duane, John Dunn, Carl Fallberg, Donald F. Glut, Ralph Goodman, Gary Greenfield, Dale Hale, Orville Hampton, Len Janson, Jack Kinney, Dale Kirby, Earl Kress, Glenn Leopold, Chuck Menville, Jack Mendelsohn, Ron Michaelson, Charles Mulholland, Bob Ogle, Ray Parker, Ria Parody, Vip Partch, Duane Poole, Paul Pumpian, Laine Raichert, Dick Robbins, Reed Robbins, Misty Stewart, Tom Swale, Ernest Terrazas, Warren Taylor, Len Udes, Tom Yakutis
  • Story Direction: Tom Dagenais, Bob Dranko, Carl Fallberg, John Freeman, Gary Goldstein, Dale Hale, Gary Hoffman, Cullen Houghtaling, Chris Jenkyns, Emilie Kong, Larry Latham, Lew Marshall, Hal Mason, Bill Perez, Don Ruch, George Singer, Tom Yakutis
  • Recording Directors: Gordon Hunt, Alex Lovy
  • Assistant to the Recording Director: Ginny McSwain
  • Voices: Rene Auberjonois, Gay Autterson, Joe Baker, Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, Buster Jones, Ruta Lee, Larry D. Mann, Ken Mars, Don Messick, Mitzi McCall, Frank Nelson, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Reubens, Zelda Rubinstein, Beverly Sanders, Marilyn Schreffler, Michael Sheehan, John Stephenson, Russi Taylor, Lurene Tuttle, Jean Vander Pyl, Janet Waldo, Lennie Weinrib, Frank Welker, Paul Winchell
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Title Design: Bill Perez
  • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
  • Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
  • Design Supervisor: Bob Singer
  • Character Design: Dick Bickenbach, Jaime Diaz, Jim Franzen, Dave Hanan, Willie Ito, Scott Shaw
  • Layout Supervisor: Don Morgan
  • Key Layout: John Tucker
  • Layout: Kurt Anderson, Ed Benedict, Dick Bickenbach, Brad Case, Jaime Diaz, Owen Fitzgerald, Drew Gentle, Dave Hanan, Dave Hilberman, Mike Hodgson, Ken Landau, Jack Manning, Hal Mason, Judy Niver, Rosemary O'Connor, Dave O'Day, Mike O'Mara, Lee Orr, Rebecca Price, Jesse Santos, Glenn Schmitz, Mike Sekowsky, Martin Strudler, Gary Terry, Dean Thompson, Sherry Wheeler, Roy Wilson
  • Animation Supervisors: Jay Sarbry, Bob Hathcock, Terry Harrison
  • Animation: Donald Albrecht, Robert Alvarez, Frank Andrina, Danny Antonucci, Ed Barge, Colin Baker, Warren Batchelder, Carol Beers, Bob Bemiller, Bob Bransford, Oliver Callahan, Lars Calonius, Rudy Cataldi, Roger Chiasson, Jim Davis, Ed DeMattia, Xenia DeMattia, Daniel De La Vega, Joan Drake, Judith Drake, Malcolm Draper, Lillian Evans, Thomas Farish, Michael Felber, Hugh Fraser, Bob Goe, Al Giavoto, John Gibbs, Fred Grable, Carol Greenwald, Jeffery Hale, Lee Halpern, Terry Harrison, Chuck Harvey, Fred Hellmich, Barrie Helmer, Bill Hutten, Volus Jones, Mario Julio, Samuel Kai, Kenneth Kessel, Bob Kirk, Rick Leon, Hicks Lokey, Ernesto Lopez, Ed Love, Tony Love, Mircea Mantta, Catherine Margerin, Bob Matz, Lenny Meyer, Ken Muse, Constantin Mustatea, Randy Myers, Ron Myrick, Bob Nesler, Margaret Nichols, Wilbert Noble, Marcy Page, Margaret Parkes, Don Patterson, David Pettigrew, Barney Posner, Tom Ray, Morey Reden, Bob Richardson, Joanna Romersa, Mitchell Rose, Joel Seibel, Kunio Shimamura, Nelson Shin, Ken Southworth, Leo Sullivan, Dave Tendlar, Dick Thompson, Linn Trochim, Robert Trochim, Richard Trueblood, Bonita Versh, Art Vitello, John Walker, Don Williams, Woody Yocum
  • Assistant Animation Supervisors: John Boersema, Sandi Hathcock, Lee Crowe
  • Background Supervisor: Al Gmuer
  • Backgrounds: Lorraine Andrina, Fernando Arce, Susan Broadhurst, Dario Campanile, Gil DiCicco, Dennis Durrell, Flamarion Ferreira, Martin Forte, Andrea Freeman, Bob Gentle, James Hegedus, Eric Heschong, Jim Hickey, Paro Hozumi, Mike Humphries, Brian Karwan, Phil Lewis, Jeffrey Long, Michele Moen, Michael Morgan, Bill Proctor, Andy Phillipson, Phil Phillipson, Jeff Richards, Jeff Riche, Ron Roesch, Richard H. Thomas, Dennis Venizelos
  • Checking and Scene Planning: Jackie Banks, Debra Smith, James Finch
  • Xerography: Star Wirth, Dan Forster, Gary Fishbaugh
  • Ink and Paint Supervision: Alison Victory, Margaret Hale, Pamela Heiter
  • Ink and Paint: Mary Cain, Jay Davis, Hem Goel, Celine Miles, Marion O'Callahan Jeffess, Louise Padden
  • Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Joe Citarella
  • Technical Supervision: Jerry Mills, Robert Mills
  • Camera: Thomas Baker, Allen Childs, John Cunningham, Candace Edwards, Gary Gunther, Curt Hall, Mark Henley, Ron Jackson, Robert Jacobs, Raymond Lee, Spencer McDonald, Ralph Migliori, Bob Mills, Joe Ponticelle, Sherry Popovich, Terry Smith, Warren Taylor, Neil Viker, Roy Wade, Steven Wilzbach
  • Camera Services: Nick Vasu, Inc.
  • Supervising Film Editor: Larry C. Cowan
  • Film Editor: Robert Gillis
  • Dubbing Supervisor: Pat Foley
  • Music Editors: Joe Sandusky, Terry Moore, Daniels McLean, Robert Talboy, Joe Siracusa
  • Sound Effects Editors: Sue Brown, Michael Bradley, Cecil Broughton, Katherine MacKenzie, Joseph Reitano, Kerry Williams, Kevin D. Spears, John O. Robinson III, Brian F. Mars, Carol Lewis, Terence Thomas
  • Sound Effects Edited by: Horta Editorial and Sound, Inc.
  • Show Editor: Gil Iverson
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Production Supervisor: Lucy Benson
  • Production Manager: Jeffrey Kahan
  • Production Assistant: Valerie Gifford
  • Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
  • Executives in Charge of Production: Jayne Barbera and Margaret Loesch
  • A Hanna-Barbera Production
  • This Picture Made Under the Jurisdiction of IATSE-IA Affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.
Copyright ©1980 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. "The Shmoo" based on the character created by Al Capp. All Rights Reserved

Home media releases[edit]

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

  • The Flintstone Comedy Show: 25th Anniversary Special, a 60-minute cassette containing six episodes ("Mountain Frustration", "Potion Problems", "Camp-Out Mouse", "Clownfoot", "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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