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Meet the Flintstones (also worded as (Meet) the Flintstones) is the iconic theme song featured in the third through sixth seasons of the original series, The Flintstones.

Premise

In the opening version, Fred comes home from work at the Slate Rock and Gravel Company, happily and excitedly saying his most iconic catchphrase, "Yabba-Dabba-Doo!", slides on a dinosaur's back and tail with his feet and drives his car on the way to pick up Wilma, Dino and Baby Puss (in the third season), Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, Barney, and Betty (in the fourth through sixth seasons), plus he goes to a drive-in theater to see a movie.

In the closing version with the ending credits, after they see a movie in a drive-in theater, Fred and the whole gang goes to the Bronto Burgers and Ribs Drive-in Restaurant and a waitress serves them some huge Brontosaurus ribs, causing his car to tilt. When Fred tries to put Baby Puss outside for the night after Wilma, Pebbles and Dino are in the house, the saber-toothed cat shuts the door on him. After that, Fred furiously and angrily pounds on the front door so many times, shouting, "WILMA!"

Lyrics

Chorus: Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
They're the modern stone age family
Hello, Fred and Wilma
They're a couple just like you and me

Fred: Dino is our little dinosaur
He's good, but nobody knows what for
Chorus: When you meet the Flintstones
Have a...
Fred: Yabba-Dabba-Doo time
A Dabba-Doo time
Chorus: You'll have a gay old time!

(instrumental break)

Chorus: Rubbles, meet the Rubbles
That's the other stone age family
Barney, and his Betty
They're as neighborly as they can be
Barney: Barney, I'm Fred's bosom buddy friend
Betty: As long as he has a buck to lend
Chorus: When you're with the Rubbles
Have a...
Barney: Scooba-Dooba-Doo time
A Dooba-Doo time
Chorus: You'll have a gay old time!

Fred Flintstone: Yabba-Dabba-Doo!

The Randy Van Horne Singers:
Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
There the modern stone age family
From the town of Bedrock
There a page right out of history

Let's ride with the family down the street
Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet
When you're with the Flintstones
Have a yabba-dabba-doo time, a dabba-doo time
You'll have a gay old time

The Randy Van Horne Singers:
Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
There the modern stone age family
From the town of Bedrock
There a page right out of history

Someday, maybe Fred will win the fight
Then the cat will stay out for the night
When you're with the Flintstones
Have a yabba-dabba-doo time, a dabba-doo time
You'll have a gay old time

You'll have a gay old time

Fred Flintstone: WILMA!

Notes/Trivia

  • This song with the sing-along lyrics also appeared in the teaser trailer of the 1994 live-action film, The Flintstones.
  • Due to its controversies over the word "gay" in the lyrics, which it was drawn for its perceived intolerance and insensitivity towards homosexuals and their LGBTQ lifestyles, it was replaced with a new word, "great" in The New Fred and Barney Show and other releases.
  • In addition to the 1961 album, Songs of the Flintstones, it also featured a version of the song with completely different lyrics.
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