Happy Birthday Flintstones
Flintstones; the animated sitcom which soon became famous when it was aired on ABC on September 30, 1960 is celebrating its 50th birthday today. The famous cartoon series which was produced by Hanna-Barbera Production is about a working class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next door neighbour and best friend.
The last episode of the show was aired on April 1, 1966. According to critics and audiences the show was an animated imitation of The Honeymooners. In the Flintstones the wide usage of gags and puns was seen.
Very few people know that the animated series was the first to show two people of opposite sex sharing the same bed. Fred and Wilma and Barney and Betty were shown sleeping in the same bed which made them the first cartoon characters to do so.
The voice over for Fred Flintstone character was done by Alan Reed but after his death Henry Corden took the charge. The impressive voice of Dino was provided by Mel Blanc.
Happy Birthday Flintstones!!!!