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{{Infobox_television|image = The Flintstone Comedy Hour title screen.png|genre = Animation|director = [[William Hanna]]<br>[[Joseph Barbera]]|voices = [[Alan Reed]]<br>
'''''The Flintstone Comedy Hour''''' is a one-hour anthology series. The first half-hour follows adventures with [[Fred Flintstone (The Flintstone Comedy Hour)|Fred]] and [[Barney Rubble (The Flintstone Comedy Hour)|Barney]], with the second half containing a continuation of ''[[The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show]]''. It ran for 16 episodes from September 9, 1972 till September 1, 1973.
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[[Mel Blanc]]<br>
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[[Gay Autterson|Gay Hartwig]]<br>Jay North<br>Mickey Stevens|composer = [[Hoyt Curtin]]|country = United States|language = English|num_episodes = 18|executive_producer = William Hanna<br>Joseph Barbera|producer = William Hanna<br>Joseph Barbera|camera = Dick Blundell<br>Tom Barnes<br>Ralph Migliori<br>Roy Wade<br>George Epperson|runtime = 60 minutes (1972–73)<br>30 minutes (1973–74)|studio = [[Hanna-Barbera]]|distributor = Screen Gems|channel = CBS|release = September 9, 1972 – January 26, 1974|preceded_by = ''[[The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show]]''|followed_by = ''[[Fred Flintstone and Friends]]''}}'''''The Flintstone Comedy Hour''''' is a 60-minute Saturday morning animated series and spin-offs of the original series, ''[[The Flintstones (TV series)|The Flintstones]]'' and ''[[The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show]]'' produced by [[Hanna-Barbera]] which aired on CBS from September 9, 1972, to September 1, 1973, and re-titled '''''The Flintstone Comedy Show''''' for a second season of reruns as a half-hour show from September 8, 1973, to January 26, 1974.
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==Overview==
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The show's first half-hour featured two shorts with [[Fred Flintstone|Fred]] and [[Barney Rubble|Barney]], one short with the cast of ''[[The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show]]'', short jokes and two songs performed by the new Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm band called The Bedrock Rockers; the second half-hour featured four new episodes and reruns of ''[[The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show]]''. The show also featured [[Moonrock Crater|Moonrock]], [[Penny Pillar|Penny]], [[Wiggy Rockstone|Wiggy]], [[Schleprock]], [[Cindy Curbstone|Cindy]] and [[Fabian Fabquartz|Fabian]], and the Bronto Bunch (Bronto, Noodles, Stub and Zonk) from ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show''.
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Mickey Stevens replaced Sally Struthers as the voice of [[Pebbles Flintstone|Pebbles]] in four new episodes of ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' and in brief in-between segments, Struthers at the time being fully committed to her role as Gloria Stivic on the sitcom, ''[[Wikipedia:All in the Family|All in the Family]]''. This was the final spin-off to feature [[Alan Reed]] as the voice of [[Fred Flintstone]] before his death in 1977.
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For the 1973–74 television season, CBS dropped ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' episodes and repackaged the first half-hour segments of ''The Flintstone Comedy Hour'' for a second season of reruns under the new title ''The Flintstone Comedy Show'' from September 8, 1973, to January 26, 1974. The "Fred & Barney" shorts and "The Bedrock Rockers" segments were later featured on the syndicated weekday series ''[[Fred Flintstone and Friends]]'' in 1977–78. The program continued to air in rebroadcasts under ''The Flintstone Comedy Show'' title on USA Cartoon Express, Cartoon Network and [[Boomerang]].
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Like many animated series created by [[Hanna-Barbera]] in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio.
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==Voices==
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*[[Alan Reed]] – [[Fred Flintstone]]
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*[[Mel Blanc]] – [[Barney Rubble]], [[Dino]], Zonk, Stub
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*Carl Esser – [[Fabian Fabquartz]]
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*[[Gay Autterson|Gay Hartwig]] – [[Betty Rubble]], [[Wiggy Rockstone]], [[Cindy Curbstone]]
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*[[Don Messick]] – [[Schleprock]]
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*Mitzi McCall – [[Penny Pillar]]
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*Jay North – [[Bamm-Bamm Rubble]]
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*[[John Stephenson]] – [[Mr. Slate]], Noodles
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*Mickey Stevens – [[Pebbles Flintstone]]
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*[[Jean Vander Pyl]] – [[Wilma Flintstone]]
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*[[Lennie Weinrib]] – [[Moonrock Crater]], Bronto
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==Episodes==
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{{Main|The Flintstone Comedy Hour episode list}}
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==Home media==
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The four Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm episodes ("[[Squawkie Talkies]]", "[[The Suitor Computer]]", "[[Beauty and the Beast]]" and "[[Bedlam in Bedrock]]") were released as bonus episodes on the 2-disc DVD set ''[[The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show]]'': The Complete Series by Warner Home Video (via [[Hanna-Barbera]] and Warner Bros. Family Entertainment) on March 18, 2008. Note that these were simply the shows, they did not feature the musical selections of The Bedrock Rockers, which they had not been released in any commercial form, due to music licensing issues.
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==Notes/Trivia==
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*These four episodes of the show ("[[Squawkie Talkies]]", "[[The Suitor Computer]]", "[[Beauty and the Beast]]" and "[[Bedlam in Bedrock]]") are currently streaming on [[Boomerang]].
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Latest revision as of 07:47, March 9, 2020

The Flintstone Comedy Hour is a 60-minute Saturday morning animated series and spin-offs of the original series, The Flintstones and The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show produced by Hanna-Barbera which aired on CBS from September 9, 1972, to September 1, 1973, and re-titled The Flintstone Comedy Show for a second season of reruns as a half-hour show from September 8, 1973, to January 26, 1974.

OverviewEdit

The show's first half-hour featured two shorts with Fred and Barney, one short with the cast of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, short jokes and two songs performed by the new Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm band called The Bedrock Rockers; the second half-hour featured four new episodes and reruns of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show. The show also featured Moonrock, Penny, Wiggy, Schleprock, Cindy and Fabian, and the Bronto Bunch (Bronto, Noodles, Stub and Zonk) from The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show.

Mickey Stevens replaced Sally Struthers as the voice of Pebbles in four new episodes of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show and in brief in-between segments, Struthers at the time being fully committed to her role as Gloria Stivic on the sitcom, All in the Family. This was the final spin-off to feature Alan Reed as the voice of Fred Flintstone before his death in 1977.

For the 1973–74 television season, CBS dropped The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show episodes and repackaged the first half-hour segments of The Flintstone Comedy Hour for a second season of reruns under the new title The Flintstone Comedy Show from September 8, 1973, to January 26, 1974. The "Fred & Barney" shorts and "The Bedrock Rockers" segments were later featured on the syndicated weekday series Fred Flintstone and Friends in 1977–78. The program continued to air in rebroadcasts under The Flintstone Comedy Show title on USA Cartoon Express, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio.

VoicesEdit

EpisodesEdit

Main article: The Flintstone Comedy Hour episode list

Home mediaEdit

The four Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm episodes ("Squawkie Talkies", "The Suitor Computer", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Bedlam in Bedrock") were released as bonus episodes on the 2-disc DVD set The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show: The Complete Series by Warner Home Video (via Hanna-Barbera and Warner Bros. Family Entertainment) on March 18, 2008. Note that these were simply the shows, they did not feature the musical selections of The Bedrock Rockers, which they had not been released in any commercial form, due to music licensing issues.

Notes/TriviaEdit

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