"King for a Night" is the twelfth episode of the fifth season of The Flintstones. It aired on December 3, 1964.


When the king of Stonesylvania visits Bedrock, he decides he wants to rub shoulders with the common people, dead-ringer look alike Fred is hired to fill in for him for appearances. The plan begins to unravel when the king demonstrates little tolerance for the outside world and Fred does not like being a king much better. When Wilma mistakes the king for Fred, more troubles begin for both the king and Fred but in the end both men come clean and all is forgiven.



  • Bedrock
    • Flintstone home
    • Rock Towers Hotel
    • Cactus La Go Go
    • Bowling alley
    • Drive-In Restaurant
    • Bedrock Roller Rink
  • Stonesylvania (mentioned)


  • Bowling ball


  • Fred's car


Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
King of Stonesylvania
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Pebbles Flintstone
Gerry Johnson Betty Rubble
Don Messick Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Nancy Wible Wednesday
Henry Corden Gildenstone


  • This episode is a reworking of the twenty-second episode "The Tycoon", featured in the first season.
  • Stonesylvania is a spoof of Pennsylvania.
  • Doris Stone and Rock Boulder is a spoof of Doris Day and Rock Hudson.
  • Gildenstone and Rosencave are spoofs of Gildenstern and Rosencrantz from Shakespeare's play, Hamlet.

Season 5 of The Flintstones
"Hop Happy" • "Monster Fred" • "Itty Bitty Fred" • "Pebbles' Birthday Party" • "Bedrock Rodeo Round-Up" • "Cinderellastone" • "A Haunted House is Not a Home" • "Dr. Sinister" • "The Gruesomes" • "The Most Beautiful Baby in Bedrock" • "Dino and Juliet" • "King for a Night" • "Indianrockolis 500" • "Adobe Dick" • "Christmas Flintstone" • "Fred's Flying Lesson" • "Fred's Second Car" • "Time Machine" • "The Hatrocks and the Gruesomes" • "Moonlight and Maintenance" • "Sheriff for a Day" • "Deep in the Heart of Texarock" • "The Rolls Rock Caper" • "Superstone" • "Fred Meets Hercurock" • "Surfin' Fred"
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