The Flintstones
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Count Rockula is a vampire and a recurring character of the franchise of The Flintstones.

Background

Rockula is a campy and not-so-bloodthirsty vampire who lives in his creepy and scary castle in Rocksylvania with a lust for women including Wilma and a fear of werewolves.

Physical Appearance

Count Rockula is a tall and slender vampire with pale gray skin, thin eyebrows, yellow eyes, a long nose and bloodthirsty fangs. He wears a red vest loin-cloth with a black button and a white inside loin-cloth, a black loin-cloth cape with a purple bow-tie and black sandals.

Character History

In the Halloween special, The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone, after having been asleep for five hundred years, Rockula was awakened by Frankenstone and set out to clear his castle of the guests and take Wilma, whom he thought of was his bride, for himself, even if it meant killing Fred and Barney.

Count Rockula also appeared in the episodes "Blood Brothers" and "Fred and Barney Meet the Frankenstones" of The New Fred and Barney Show, again voiced by Stephenson, albeit in a completely different continuity because Rockula then had a bride, slightly different garments, and a pet werewolf despite having a fear for them from the special. He was also depicted as much friendlier and with a desire to be best friends and "blood brothers" with Fred and Barney, even moving next door to them for a bit before eventually settling down in Frank Frankenstone's estate on the other side of Bedrock. He made his last animated appearance in the episode, "Monster Madness" from The Flintstone Comedy Show, however the Rockula seen in the episode was a robot that was recently invented by an eccentric inventor hoping to start his own haunted house rather than the actual Count Rockula from past appearances.

His final appearance in the franchise overall would be on promotional sericel art for I Yabba-Dabba Do! where, despite not having appeared in the movie itself, he was revealed to have been invited to Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm's wedding party and helped with serving the food.

Rockula's name would occasionally still be mentioned in some Flintstones comics over the years after that but with them mostly referring to more generic depictions of Dracula rather than the original Rockula himself.

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Notes/Trivia

  • The character was inspired and based on a spoof of Bram Stoker's classic and iconic vampire, Dracula.
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