"Baby Barney" is the ninth episode of the third season and the sixty-ninth overall episode of the original series, The Flintstones. It aired on November 9, 1962.


Fred's rich Uncle Tex is coming for a visit, and to stay on Tex's short list of inheriting his uncle's money, Fred had told Tex that Wilma had a baby boy and named him after his uncle.


Fred's wealthy Texan uncle, Uncle Tex) wishes to have a nephew and pledges an inheritance to Fred's family if Fred has an heir. So, Fred tells Tex that he and Wilma have a son, named Little Tex, to ingratiate Fred with "Big Tex" and assure the Bedrock Flintstones a favorable bequest in Tex's will. A telegram announcement by Uncle Tex that he will come to Bedrock to visit Fred, Wilma, and Little Tex complicates Fred's scheme, as Fred must find a baby to be Little Tex.

Unable to adopt an infant for the time period of Uncle Tex's stay, Fred seizes upon the ridiculous idea of dressing Barney in a baby bonnet and diapers so that Barney is a somehow passable Little Tex. Betty and Wilma urge Barney to cooperate and be Little Tex, but when Uncle Tex arrives at the Flintstone home and plays rough with his baby-babbling namesake, Barney's tolerance of the Texan's affection is short-lived, and he scrambles- still in his baby clothes- to his car to flee from Tex, who drives his elongated limousine in pursuit of the prodigious "infant", and Fred, Wilma, and Betty, in Fred's car, chase Tex.

All are arrested by police for driving too fast, and at a police station, Fred is forced to confess his deception to Tex, who is surprisingly understanding of Fred's motives and forgives Fred. After Uncle Tex leaves the Flintstones for his return to Texarock, Fred finds some baby booties partly knitted by Wilma for Betty's sister's baby, assumes that Wilma is expecting a child, and scurries onto Tex's trail to tell Tex the good news.




  • Flintstone home
  • Rubble home
  • Toy store (only appearance)
  • Foundling home (only appearance)
  • Costume shop (only appearance)
  • Main Street
  • Freeway entrance



  • Broom
  • Comb


  • Armadillo


  • Baby stroller
  • Uncle Tex's limousine (first appearance)


Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Bea Benaderet Betty Rubble
2nd Lady
Old Maid
Hal Smith Tex Hardrock
Telegram Boy
Toy Store Clerk


  • None known.

Season 3 of The Flintstones
"Dino Goes Hollyrock" • "Fred's New Boss" • "Barney the Invisible" • "Bowling Ballet" • "The Twitch" • "Here's Snow in Your Eyes" • "The Buffalo Convention" • "The Little Stranger" • "Baby Barney" • "Hawaiian Escapade" • "Ladies' Day" • "Nuthin' But the Tooth" • "High School Fred" • "Dial 'S' for Suspicion" • "Flash Gun Freddie" • "The Kissing Burglar" • "Wilma the Maid" • "The Hero" • "The Surprise" • "Mother-in-Law's Visit" • "Foxy Grandma" • "Fred's New Job" • "The Dress Rehearsal" • "Carry On, Nurse Fred" • "Ventriloquist Barney" • "The Big Move" • "Swedish Visitors" • "The Birthday Party"
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