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"Disorder in the Court" is the fourth episode of the sixth season and the one hundred and forty-fourth overall episode of the original series, The Flintstones. It aired on October 8, 1965.

Synopsis

Fred and Barney are forced to serve on the jury of a notorious criminal, Elroy Quartzstone. However, when he is convicted he vows to take deadly revenge on Fred.

Plot

Fred is a reluctant jury foreman who must deliver a guilty verdict in the criminal trial of the bulky Elroy Quartzstone. Mangler's offenses against the society of Bedrock include assault and battery, aggravated assault upon a police officer, and driving a stolen car without rear licence plate away from his robbery of jewels.

Vowing deadly revenge upon Fred, the Mangler promptly escapes jail and terrorizes the Flintstones and Rubbles. Fred is especially fearful, of course, and when police detective Shale, secretly observing the two families at Barney's Echorock Lake retreat to insure their safety, is mistaken by Fred for the murderous malefactor, he is stricken unconscious by Fred and Barney, who are horrified to find that they have incapacitated the wrong man.

The Mangler arrives for real at the Echorock Lake Flintstone/Rubble hideaway and steps by accident on Bamm-Bamm's miniature choo-choo, which sends the brawny desperado reeling into a wall. Fred is deemed a hero for facilitating the recapture of the menacing Mangler.

Characters

Locations

Bedrock

Objects

  • Court summons (only appearance)
  • Radio
  • Bamm-Bamm's miniature choo-choo train (only appearance)

Animals

Vehicles

Cast

Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Pebbles Flintstone
Mrs. Quartzstone
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Dino
Judge
Gerry Johnson Betty Rubble
Phone Operator
Don Messick Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Bird
Juryman #1
Brush
Radio
Cop
Daws Butler Detective Shale
Defense Attorney
Bailiff
Henry Corden Elroy Quartzstone
Juryman #2
Chief

Notes/Trivia

  • The title of this episode was based on the 1936 film of the same name that featured the vaudeville comedian trio, The Three Stooges.

Allusions

Errors

  • When Detective Shale knocks at Fred's door, he is wearing a blue suit. As he enters the door, he now wears a yellow suit.


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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