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"Samantha" is the sixth episode of the sixth season and the one hundred and forty-sixth overall episode of the original series, The Flintstones. It aired on October 22, 1965.

Synopsis

Darrin goes boating, while Samantha joins the Flintstones and the Rubbles for a camping trip, which ends up pitting the men against the women.

Plot

When her husband, Darren, travels for business purposes and leaves her at home, Samantha befriends Wilma and Betty, who are also alone at home, while Fred and Barney are on a camping expedition. Samantha suggests that Wilma and Betty join their husbands in the wilderness, but establish their own campsite. The Flintstone and Rubble wives like this idea, though they admit to having no experience at camping by themselves. Samantha secretly uses her "hocus-pocus" to enable Wilma and Betty to better their husbands in the forest, with Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm accompanying their mothers.

While Wilma and Betty establish the ladies' campground, Samantha assists the babies in procuring fish from a river, at the same time as Fred and Barney are casting their fishing poles there. When Samantha asks of Fred and Barney what bait is required to catch fish, they deviously advise her to use rocks! Not one to argue with the men, Samantha does exactly this, tying rocks to the strings of her and the babies' fishing poles, and through her magic, she, Pebbles, and Bamm-Bamm catch a total of six fish for Wilma and Betty to cook with a fire, while Fred and Barney are denied even a minnow's nibble on their fishing pole hooks.

She then materializes a huge, ferocious dinosaur and a flying carnivore and transforms a kitten into a roaring tigersaurus to terrorize the men, who are trying to filch some food from their wives. Wilma and Betty of course see no frightening beasts, only the kitten, and Fred and Barney are disgraced. Fred and Barney finally humble themselves to admit that their wives are proficient campers, and Samantha is pleased to have benignly used her nose-twitching witchcraft. Darren would approve, but she is not going to tell him!

Characters

Locations

Bedrock

Objects

  • Tent
  • Fishing poles
  • Samantha's moving stuff (only appearance)

Animals

Vehicles

  • Flintmobile
  • Samantha's car (only appearance)
  • Topaz Moving truck (only appearance)

Cast

Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Pebbles Flintstone
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Dino
Bird
Lew
Lizard
Tigersaurus
Brontosaurus
Kitten
Gerry Johnson Betty Rubble
Don Messick Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Paul
Octopus
Elizabeth Montgomery Samantha Stephens
Dick York Darrin Stephens

Notes/Trivia

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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