Pebbles Wilma Flintstone-Rubble is the daughter of Fred Flintstone and Wilma Flintstone, granddaughter to Pearl Slaghoople, goddaughter/daughter-in-law to Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble, wife to Bamm-Bamm Rubble and mother to Chip and Roxy Rubble and a fictional character of the original series, The Flintstones and the rest of the franchise.
- 1 Background
- 2 Appearances (in chronological order)
- 3 Portrayals
- 4 Character marketing
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Notes/Trivia
According to the February 22, 1963, edition of TV Guide, Pebbles was born at the Bedrock Rockopedic Hospital on February 22, 10,000 B.C. That particular year was never actually cited within the show itself; most versions of the show put the Flintstones' era as circa 1,000,000 B.C.
As a preteen, Pebbles was an excellent baseball player, which led to a misadventure involving her father, as seen in the prime-time special, The Flintstones: Little Big League.
By the time she was a teenager, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm had fallen in love and began dating each other. She was noted for getting Bamm-Bamm and their friends into various misadventures, mostly due to sharing her dad's penchant for schemes that would inevitably backfire. She and her friends, Moonrock Crater, Wiggy Rockstone and Penny Pillar attended Bedrock High School; Pebbles had a catchphrase, "Yabba-Dabba-Doozie!" similar to her father's iconic catchphrase, "Yabba-Dabba-Doo!".
As an adult, Pebbles pursued a career in advertising and married Bamm-Bamm. After this, the newly married couple moved to Hollyrock and eventually had fraternal twins, Chip and Roxy.
In her famous form as a toddler, Pebbles is short with fair skin and red hair and a trademark white bone in her pony-tail hair.
In the original series, The Flintstones, she wears a loin cloth with black spots in various colors, including tan in the third through fifth seasons and green in the sixth and final season, and a diaper in various colors including black in the third through fifth seasons and white in the sixth and final season. Also, she mostly wears a green and black-spotted loin cloth and teal diaper for the rest of the franchise.
As a 9 year-old child in A Flintstone Christmas, The Flintstones: Little Big League and a 14 year-old preteen in The Flintstone Comedy Show she is growing and is slender, plus her hair style is a little bit larger.
As a toddler in her most famous form and unlike typical cave-babies, Pebbles is cute, kind, sweet, adorable, innocent, pure, precious, playful, energetic and fickle, but even though she loves her father, she'll easily replace him with someone she likes including Wilma's old cowboy friend, Bony Hurdle who comes for a visit which Pebbles prefers him and calls him "Dada" in the episode, "Bedrock Rodeo Round-Up" for example.
As a little girl, Pebbles developed a bit of a tomboy streak and was willing to go out for baseball.
As a teenager, Pebbles became more ditzy and energetic, gaining her father’s knack for harebrained schemes and dragging her friends into trouble because of it.
As an adult, she became a working woman with a career in marketing and advertising all sorts of properties and media. Sometimes, she tended to jump to conclusions and was prone to mood swings (e.g. Thinking Bamm-Bamm was writing a 'Dear John’ letter without actually reading it). Regardless, she still was a devoted wife and fell in love with her children from the minute they were born.
Appearances (in chronological order)
In 1963, when Hanna-Barbera decided to add a baby to the show, their first choice was a boy. When Ideal Toy Company heard this, company executives approached Hanna-Barbera with a proposal to change the baby character to a girl for which the toymaker could create a doll, and Hanna-Barbera agreed.
Pebbles originally being intended as a boy reflected Mel Crawford's original conception of The Flintstones for Hanna-Barbera which was later published as a Little Golden Book before the original series was released, wherein Fred had a son named Freddy Jr. and a pet Brontosaurus named Harvey.
Pebbles, in her conventional toddler incarnation, is sometimes seen in the various Pebbles Cereal commercials. Pebbles also appears on the packages of "Flintstones" children's vitamins and with Bamm-Bamm on the packages of "Flintstones" toddler vitamins, which are manufactured by Bayer Healthcare.
- In the TV film, Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby, Pebbles' daughter, Roxy, has Bamm-Bamm's strength and her son Chip has his grandfather Fred Flintstone's big mouth.
- Despite appearing before Bamm-Bamm did, she still crawls while he can walk. This could mean that Bamm-Bamm is older than Pebbles or it's due to his strength.
- Pebbles' pet name for Bamm-Bamm as an adult is "Bammer".
- Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm appeared as supporting characters with their modern teenage designs in the 1995 series, Johnny Bravo, in the 2004 episode "A Page Right Out of History", where Johnny became smitten with Pebbles and was exploited by Fred for his idiocy. Teenage Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm would also go on to make a cameo as background characters in the 2010 series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, in the episode "Revenge of the Man Crab".