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"Curtain Call at Bedrock" is the twentieth episode of the sixth season of The Flintstones. It aired on February 18, 1966.

Synopsis

Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty put on the play, Romeorock & Julietstone.

Plot

As appointed leader of the Bedrock P.T.A., Wilma must cast acting roles for the P.T.A.'s fund-raising performance of Romeorock and Julietstone, which is fraught with problems. Wilma is slated to play Julietstone, and Barney and Betty are selected to be the Capuletslates. Fred is offered the part of the lead character.

He has learned all of Romeorock's lines in the play but balks at appearing in tights on a stage and "acts" instead as understudy to Barney, who is reluctantly given the Romeorock part by Wilma. Gazoo uses his magic to instill full knowledge of the play's dialogue into Barney, but Barney is still too inept at acting to convincingly speak Romeorock's words and knows that Fred really wants to play the part of the tragic hero despite all of Fred's pronouncements to the contrary.

So, fifteen minutes before the curtain is to rise for the show, Barney feigns mumps so that Fred is obliged to portray Romeorock. At the last minute before play time, Wilma has laryngitis, and as an impromptu measure, Barney "recovers" from his "illness" to be Julietstone (with a blond wig) to Fred's Romeorock. Fred and Barney both fumble their lines in embarrassment, the ladder on which Fred stands tumbles backwards, and Barney and Betty's effort to stop Fred's fall causes the Capuletslate balcony set to collapse. Gazoo joins the audience in rollicking laughter, and reviews for the play are surprisingly positive- because everyone attending it believed it to be an intentional lampoon of the prehistoric bard's work.

Characters

Locations

Objects

  • Romeorock and Julietstone script (only appearance)

Animals

Vehicles

Cast

Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Pebbles Flintstone
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Dino
Gerry Johnson Betty Rubble
Don Messick Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Hoppy
Joe Rockhead
John Stephenson Sandford
Harvey Korman The Great Gazoo

Notes/Trivia

Errors

  • None known.


Season 6 of The Flintstones
"No Biz Like Show Biz" • "The House That Fred Built" • "The Return of Stony Curtis" • "Disorder in the Court" • "Circus Business" • "Samantha" • "The Great Gazoo" • "Rip Van Flintstone" • "The Gravelberry Pie King" • "The Stonefinger Caper" • "The Masquerade Party" • "Shinrock A Go-Go" • "Royal Rubble" • "Seeing Doubles" • "How to Pick a Fight with Your Wife Without Really Trying" • "Fred Goes Ape" • "The Long, Long, Long Weekend" • "Two Men on a Dinosaur" • "The Treasure of Sierra Madrock" • "Curtain Call at Bedrock" • "Boss for a Day" • "Fred's Island" • "Jealousy" • "Dripper" • "My Fair Freddy" • "The Story of Rocky's Raiders"
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