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"Fred's Island" is the twenty-second episode of the sixth season and the one hundred and sixty-second overall episode of the original series, The Flintstones. It aired on March 4, 1966.

Synopsis

After Fred is conned into painting Mr. Slate's huge yacht, the boat drifts away from the dock and they drift to what Fred believes is an unexplored island.

Plot

Fred is overjoyed when Mr. Slate invites him and his family to spend a Sunday on the Slate yacht. Slate urges Fred to telephone Wilma to relay the good news, and once Wilma and Pebbles are both jubilant with anticipation, Slate informs Fred that there is a condition involved; He must paint the hull of the yacht.

Unable to disappoint Wilma and Pebbles, Fred reluctantly agrees to Slate's proviso and uses the same tactic to secure Barney's help in the job! Although expected to do the painting work, Fred procrastinates and, as self-pronounced Captain, dines with Wilma and the Rubbles (with soup poured out of a window by Barney boomeranging through another window and splashing Captain Flintstone in the face).

While all aboard are napping, the yacht comes loose from its moorings and drifts to an island, where Fred and Barney disembark the yacht and meet a noble savage named Saturday. Also on the island are Mr. and Mrs. Slate, who are attending an outdoor amusement park there. Fred and Barney disguise themselves as primitive kin of Saturday's to avoid being discovered on the island by Slate, but Slate is not fooled for long.

Suddenly, a volcanic eruption forces evacuation from the island by everyone at the amusement park, and those in attendance are shocked to find that a lava flow blocks their escape by the standard route, and Slate's yacht is the only other vehicle for departing the island.

Though Slate is furious with Fred for letting the yacht drift, it was a fortuitous error, and apart from Saturday, who elects to stay on the lava-inundated island, everyone else boards Slate's yacht. Slate decides not to terminate Fred's employment but orders Fred to begin the job that he agreed to do, and Fred starts painting. Back in Bedrock, Fred receives a surprise visit by Saturday and his enormous family!

Characters

Locations

Bedrock

Objects

  • Paint cans (only appearance)
  • Paint brushes (only appearance)

Animals

Vehicles

  • Flintmobile
  • S.S. Mogulrock (only appearance)
  • Bedrock Land Tour Bus (only appearance)

Cast

Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Pebbles Flintstone
Mrs. Slate
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Dino
Gerry Johnson Betty Rubble
Additional voices
Don Messick Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Hoppy
Henry Corden Saturday
John Stephenson Mr. Slate

Notes/Trivia

  • The songs in this episode are 'The Bounding Main', 'Hail Brittania' and 'For He's a Jolly Good Fellow'.
  • No one can escape the volcano because we see "the tracks" are blocked with boiling lava. But the tour tram was just shown traveling on the ground without any tracks!
  • King Kongasaurus is a spoof of the iconic giant gorilla, King Kong.

Allusions

  • This episode basically alludes to the show, Gilligan's Island in that Fred crashes Mr. Slate's boat on a deserted island.

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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