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I Yabba-Dabba Do! is a 1993 American animated made-for-telefilm based on the original series, The Flintstones and its spin-off, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show. It premiered on ABC on February 7, 1993.

Plot

Pebbles (who now works for an ad agency) and Bamm-Bamm (who works in a car repair shop) are now all grown up and decide to get married after Bamm Bamm proposes with a poem, in the middle of the street (after Pebbles mistakenly thinks he was trying to dump her when Bamm Bamm read her a letter that started "Dear Pebbles"). However, Fred loses the family savings when he bet it on his team, the Bedrock Brontos. Fred tries asking for a raise from Mr. Slate, but is dismissed from his job because of his violent temper and getting his boss injured the other day. He looks for another job at a department store, but he gets himself fired after damaging some fragile things.

Fred enlists Barney's help in bringing more money for the wedding, but they fail, losing Barney's money to a real estate con artist. The con man is caught, but Barney's money is taken to the station for evidence, leaving Barney broke as well. Meanwhile, Wilma's mother Pearl Slaghoople arrives to help with the wedding. Pebbles and Bamm Bamm decide to elope in Rock Vegas because of their parents' arguing and fighting. Wilma and Betty discover the truth about Fred and Wilma's nest egg, and Fred is kicked out of the house. Even Dino is mad at him. Guilty and realizing this is all his fault, Fred apologizes to Barney, Wilma, Pearl and Betty, and asks Barney to help him search for Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm to save the wedding. Barney forgives Fred and they proceed to save the wedding.

Fred and Barney travel to Rock Vegas looking for Pebbles and Bamm Bamm. They stop at a casino where Barney wins more money. They are attacked by the Wedding Whackers gang after mistaking them for Pebbles and Bamm Bamm getting married and took a photo of them robbing a newlywed couple. Shortly afterwards they are rescued by Pebbles and Bamm Bamm. During the chase, the photo of the Wedding Whackers is destroyed, so the four are captured as suspects of being the marriage whackers, along with the real marriage whackers.

While in detainment, Fred reveals all the trouble he has gone through to try to help Pebbles with her wedding ceremony which leads the marriage whackers to reveal to their crimes, to the dismay of the Whackers' mother. Since Barney made a lot of money on his casino wins on the big wheel, they can use it to pay for the wedding, replace Fred and Wilma’s nest egg, and pay off their debts. Fred, Barney, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm finally reunite with Wilma, Betty and the others. Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm get married, with Fred, Barney, Dino, Wilma, Betty and Pearl as the happy ones seeing them getting married. Fred gets his job back from Mr Slate, who, after coming to the wedding, realizes why Fred needed the raise. At the end, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm reveal they are moving to Hollyrock to start Bamm-Bamm’s career of filmmaking with Barney paying their way with his share of the Rock Vegas winnings, at which Fred gets angry with Barney and they start to fight again.

Characters

Locations

Bedrock

  • Flintstone home
  • Rubble home
  • Slaghoople home (last appearance, in a flashback)
  • Slate Rock and Gravel Company
  • Water Buffalo Lodge
  • Rockendales' Club (only appearance)
  • Gravel Ave. Garage (only appearance)
  • Bronto Bistro (only appearance)
  • Piltdown Palace (only appearance)
  • Suits and Clubs (only appearance)
  • Stoner and Stoner and Pyrite Ad Agency (only appearance)
  • The Very First National Bank of Bedrock (only appearance)
  • Nordstone's (only appearance)
  • Bedrock Convention Center
  • The Rocksy (only appearance)
  • Tommy Pterodactyl's Tuxedo Emporium (only appearance)
  • Bedrock Pawn Shop (only appearance)
  • First Church of Bedrock (only appearance)
  • Bone Appetite (only mentioned)

Rock Vegas

  • Rock Vegas Sign
  • Jade Palace Casino (only appeared in a flashback)
  • The Sandstone Hotel (last appearance)
  • The Golden Cactus (last appearance)
  • The Blue Suede Heaven Chapel of Love (only appearance)
  • Rock Vegas Police Station and Jail (only appearance)
  • The Lava-Side Wedding Chapel (only appearance)
  • Volcano (only appearance)

Other

Objects

  • Bamm-Bamm's poem (only appearance)
  • Brontos Sport Caps (only appearance)
  • Barney's Number 13 Jersey (only appearance)
  • Pebbles' skates (only appearance)
  • Pebbles' doll
  • Baseball
  • Fred's bowling ball
  • Baseball bat
  • Baseball glove
  • Stegosaurus toy (only appearance)
  • Pebbles' marriage ring (only appearance)
  • Catalogs (only appearance)
  • News-slab
  • Pebbles' wedding dress (only appearance)
  • Bamm-Bamm's tuxedo (only appearance)
  • Featherduster (only appearance)
  • Nest Egg (Bank Book) (only appearance)
  • Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm's wedding invitations (only appearance)
  • Cactus Juicers (only appearance)
  • Money bag
  • Deed (only appearance)
  • Recipe slab (only appearance)
  • Flowers
  • Barney's suitcase (only appearance)
  • Rock Vegas winnings (only appearance)
  • Dice
  • Pebbles' and Bamm-Bamm's gold rings (only appearance)
  • Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm's wedding album (only appeared at the end of the special)
  • Bouldermobile Account (only appearance)
  • Rock Vegas tour map (only appearance)
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Fred's old bowling trophy (only appearance)
  • Water Buffalo hats
  • Sundial

Musical Instruments

  • Storkasaurus Cello
  • Turtlesaurus Drums
  • Stoneway Piano (only appearance)
  • Mammoth Flutes
  • Tuba horns
  • Multi-Instrument Set (only appearance)

Food

  • Pancakes
  • Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm's wedding cake (only appearance)
  • Chopped Liversaurus (only mentioned)
  • Apatosaurus Pâté Topped with Crustacean Caviar (only appearance)
  • Cactus Rumaki (only appearance)
  • Bronto-Sausages
  • Steamed Mollusk (only appearance)
  • Braised Parasaurus (only appearance)
  • Fossil Flambe (only appearance)
  • Bronto-Ribs
  • Rocky Road Ice Cream cones (only appearance)
  • Pterodactyl Drumstick

Animals

Vehicles

  • Flintmobile
  • Cavemobiles
  • Police rock-cycles
  • Rock-Away Trucking Co. moving truck (only appearance)
  • Bedrock Water Department Truck (only appearance)
  • Rocky Pops Truck (only appearance)
  • Granite Furniture Co. moving truck (only appearance)
  • Rockbottom Estates trailer (only appearance)
  • Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm's car (only appearance)
  • Ice Cream truck
  • Bouldermobile (only appearance)
  • Tex Hardrock's limousine (last appearance)

Songs

Cast

Henry Corden Fred Flintstone
Frank Welker Dino
Barney Rubble
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Martha Slate
B.J. Ward Betty Rubble
Janet Waldo Pearl Slaghoople
Additional Voices
Megan Mullally Pebbles Flintstone-Rubble
Russi Taylor Baby Pebbles Flintstone
Jerry Houser Bamm-Bamm Flintstone-Rubble
John Stephenson George Slate
Sam Slagheap
William Hanna Himself
Joseph Barbera Himself
Darryl Phinnessee Daryl Phinnestone
Randy Crenshaw Lodge Patron #2
Mammoth
Henry Polic II Seagull Writer
Michael Bell Mr. Pyrite
Don Messick Joe Rockhead

Additional Voices (in alphabetical order)

  • Charlie Brill
  • Greg Burson
  • Ruth Buzzi
  • June Foray
  • Joan Gerber
  • Pat Harrington
  • Nick Jameson
  • Kip King
  • Howard Morris
  • Alan Oppenheimer
  • Don Reed
  • Roger Rose
  • Ronnie Schell

Nielsen ratings

The film brought in a 12.4/19 rating/share in its original airing and was watched by 22 million viewers. The film came in second place in its time-slot, and ranking 35th out of 94 programs that week.

Sequel

Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby was released in 1993.

Gallery

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Notes/Trivia

  • In promotional art for the special, most of the characters from the franchise such as Gazoo, Wiggy, Penny, Moonrock, Schleprock, Count Rockula, Baby Puss and Captain Caveman appeared at the wedding, despite not appearing in the special itself.
  • William Hanna and Joseph Barbera appear as guests at the wedding, happy that Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm got together.

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