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{{Episode
 
{{Episode
 
|name= The Flintstone Flyer
 
|name= The Flintstone Flyer
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|airdate= September 30, [[1960]]
 
|airdate= September 30, [[1960]]
 
|animator= Carlo Vinci
 
|animator= Carlo Vinci
|writer= [[Warren Foster]]<br/>[[Michael Maltese]]<br/>Arthur Phillips
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|writer= [[Michael Maltese]]
|next = "[[Hot Lips Hannigan]]"
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|next = "''[[Hot Lips Hannigan]]''"
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}}"'''The Flintstone Flyer'''" is the first episode of the [[The Flintstones episode list|first season]] of the original series, [[The Flintstones (TV series)|''The Flintstones'']]. It premiered and aired on September 30, [[1960]].
"'''The Flintstone Flyer'''" is the first episode of the [[The Flintstones episode list|first season]] of [[The Flintstones (TV series)|''The Flintstones'']]. It premiered and aired on September 30, [[1960]].
 
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
Fred wants to use Barney's [[Flintstone Flyer|newest invention]] to be able to go bowling while their wives are out at the opera.
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[[Fred Flintstone|Fred]] wants to use [[Barney Rubble|Barney's]] [[Flintstone Flyer|newest invention]] to be able to go bowling while their wives are out at the opera.
   
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
 
It's Sunday, and [[Fred Flintstone]] is looking to spend the day relaxing, but the chances of that are slim due to the noises being made by his next-door neighbor [[Barney Rubble]], who is playing golf at first, and then inventing a prehistoric helicopter. Fred doubts the machine will fly until Barney proves him wrong. When Fred tries to fly it, he ends up falling off a cliff because of his weight. Despite his injuries, Fred is still determined to compete in the Bowling Championships that evening. However, he discovers from his wife, [[Wilma Flintstone|Wilma]], that they are going to the opera with Barney and his wife [[Betty Rubble|Betty]] that night. However, Fred devises a plan.
 
It's Sunday, and [[Fred Flintstone]] is looking to spend the day relaxing, but the chances of that are slim due to the noises being made by his next-door neighbor [[Barney Rubble]], who is playing golf at first, and then inventing a prehistoric helicopter. Fred doubts the machine will fly until Barney proves him wrong. When Fred tries to fly it, he ends up falling off a cliff because of his weight. Despite his injuries, Fred is still determined to compete in the Bowling Championships that evening. However, he discovers from his wife, [[Wilma Flintstone|Wilma]], that they are going to the opera with Barney and his wife [[Betty Rubble|Betty]] that night. However, Fred devises a plan.
   
That night, just as the Flintstones and the Rubbles are leaving, Fred suddenly goes into "a state of shock" supposedly from Fred's crash. Barney offers to stay and look after Fred while Wilma and Betty go to the opera. Once the women are gone, Fred and Barney sneak off to the bowling alley on Barney's helicopter which Barney has fixed and made stronger than before in order to carry the extra weight (namely Fred and the bowling balls). While Fred and Barney are bowling, Wilma and Betty are enjoying the opera. Once the intermission comes, Wilma and Betty decide to ring Fred and Barney. They find a phone in the bowling alley, which is just across the street from the theater. Wilma rings the home number, but when nobody answers, she gets worried. Betty then spots Fred and Barney. Realizing they've been spotted, Fred and Barney each don a fake moustache using bristles from a broom, and succeed in fooling their wives, who decide to head home. However, Wilma and Betty are suspicious.
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That night, just as the Flintstones and the Rubbles are leaving, Fred suddenly goes into "a state of shock" supposedly from Fred's crash. Barney offers to stay and look after Fred while Wilma and Betty go to the opera. Once the women are gone, Fred and Barney sneak off to the bowling alley on Barney's helicopter which Barney has fixed and made stronger than before in order to carry the extra weight (namely Fred and the bowling balls). While Fred and Barney are bowling, Wilma and Betty are enjoying the opera. Once the intermission comes, Wilma and Betty decide to ring Fred and Barney. They find a phone in the bowling alley, which is just across the street from the theater. Wilma rings the home number, but when nobody answers, she gets worried. Betty then spots Fred and Barney. Realizing they've been spotted, Fred and Barney each don a fake mustache using bristles from a broom, and succeed in fooling their wives, who decide to head home. However, Wilma and Betty are suspicious.
   
Fred and Barney manage to reach the house before Wilma and Betty who look into the bedroom and see Barney reading to Fred. Fred thinks he and Barney have gotten away with their little scheme, but when Barney turns to face the wives, he forgets to take off his fake moustache. Wilma and Betty, realizing they've been tricked, start to attack their husbands, off-screen, even though objects are seen being tossed out of the window. Fred and Barney run for their lives and take off on the copter. Some hours later, Wilma and Betty are seen playing a card game with Fred and Barney still up in the air, but not for much longer as Barney is getting tired.
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Fred and Barney manage to reach the house before Wilma and Betty who look into the bedroom and see Barney reading to Fred. Fred thinks he and Barney have gotten away with their little scheme, but when Barney turns to face the wives, he forgets to take off his fake mustache. Wilma and Betty, realizing they've been tricked, start to attack their husbands, off-screen, even though objects are seen being tossed out of the window. Fred and Barney run for their lives and take off on the copter. Some hours later, Wilma and Betty are seen playing a card game with Fred and Barney still up in the air, but not for much longer as Barney is getting tired.
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
* [[Fred Flintstone]] ''(first appearance)''
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* [[Fred Flintstone]] <small>(first appearance)</small>
* [[Wilma Flintstone]] ''(first appearance)''
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* [[Wilma Flintstone]] <small>(first appearance)</small>
* Paper boy ''(only appearance)''
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* Paper boy <small>(only appearance)</small>
* Dodgers ''(mentioned)''
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* Dodgers <small>(mentioned)</small>
* [[Barney Rubble]] ''(first appearance)''
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* [[Barney Rubble]] <small>(first appearance)</small>
* [[Betty Rubble]] ''(first appearance)''
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* [[Betty Rubble]] <small>(first appearance)</small>
* Opera singer ''(only appearance)''
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* [[Opera singer]] <small>(only appearance)</small>
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
 
* [[Bedrock]]
 
* [[Bedrock]]
** Flintstone home
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** [[Flintstone home]] <small>(first appearance)</small>
** Bowling alley
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** Bowling alley <small>(first appearance)</small>
 
** Opera house
 
** Opera house
   
 
==Objects==
 
==Objects==
* ''[[Sunday News]]''
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* ''[[News-slabs|Sunday News]]''
 
* [[Coco-nut Koola]]
 
* [[Coco-nut Koola]]
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==Animals==
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*[[Monkeysaurus]] <small>(as pinsetters)</small>
   
 
==Vehicles==
 
==Vehicles==
* [[Flintstone Flyer]]
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* [[Flintstone Flyer]] <small>(only appearance)</small>
* Wilma's car
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* [[Loggin Continental]] <small>(first appearance)</small>
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
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|-
 
|-
 
! [[Jean Vander Pyl]]
 
! [[Jean Vander Pyl]]
| [[Wilma Flintstone]]
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| [[Wilma Flintstone]]<br />Paper Boy
 
|-
 
|-
 
! [[Mel Blanc]]
 
! [[Mel Blanc]]
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==Notes/Trivia==
 
==Notes/Trivia==
 
* This episode is possibly the only time we see Betty without her trademark blue bow in her hair. Instead, she wears a white bone in her hair.
 
* This episode is possibly the only time we see Betty without her trademark blue bow in her hair. Instead, she wears a white bone in her hair.
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==='''Allusions'''===
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*This episode appears to be a variation of Laurel & Hardy's 1931 film ''[[Wikipedia:Be Big|Be Big]]''.
   
 
{{Season 1 (The Flintstones (1960))}}
 
{{Season 1 (The Flintstones (1960))}}

Latest revision as of 23:53, May 11, 2020

"The Flintstone Flyer" is the first episode of the first season of the original series, The Flintstones. It premiered and aired on September 30, 1960.

SynopsisEdit

Fred wants to use Barney's newest invention to be able to go bowling while their wives are out at the opera.

PlotEdit

It's Sunday, and Fred Flintstone is looking to spend the day relaxing, but the chances of that are slim due to the noises being made by his next-door neighbor Barney Rubble, who is playing golf at first, and then inventing a prehistoric helicopter. Fred doubts the machine will fly until Barney proves him wrong. When Fred tries to fly it, he ends up falling off a cliff because of his weight. Despite his injuries, Fred is still determined to compete in the Bowling Championships that evening. However, he discovers from his wife, Wilma, that they are going to the opera with Barney and his wife Betty that night. However, Fred devises a plan.

That night, just as the Flintstones and the Rubbles are leaving, Fred suddenly goes into "a state of shock" supposedly from Fred's crash. Barney offers to stay and look after Fred while Wilma and Betty go to the opera. Once the women are gone, Fred and Barney sneak off to the bowling alley on Barney's helicopter which Barney has fixed and made stronger than before in order to carry the extra weight (namely Fred and the bowling balls). While Fred and Barney are bowling, Wilma and Betty are enjoying the opera. Once the intermission comes, Wilma and Betty decide to ring Fred and Barney. They find a phone in the bowling alley, which is just across the street from the theater. Wilma rings the home number, but when nobody answers, she gets worried. Betty then spots Fred and Barney. Realizing they've been spotted, Fred and Barney each don a fake mustache using bristles from a broom, and succeed in fooling their wives, who decide to head home. However, Wilma and Betty are suspicious.

Fred and Barney manage to reach the house before Wilma and Betty who look into the bedroom and see Barney reading to Fred. Fred thinks he and Barney have gotten away with their little scheme, but when Barney turns to face the wives, he forgets to take off his fake mustache. Wilma and Betty, realizing they've been tricked, start to attack their husbands, off-screen, even though objects are seen being tossed out of the window. Fred and Barney run for their lives and take off on the copter. Some hours later, Wilma and Betty are seen playing a card game with Fred and Barney still up in the air, but not for much longer as Barney is getting tired.

CharactersEdit

LocationsEdit

ObjectsEdit

AnimalsEdit

VehiclesEdit

CastEdit

Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Paper Boy
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Bea Benaderet Betty Rubble

Notes/TriviaEdit

  • This episode is possibly the only time we see Betty without her trademark blue bow in her hair. Instead, she wears a white bone in her hair.

AllusionsEdit

  • This episode appears to be a variation of Laurel & Hardy's 1931 film Be Big.


Season 1 of The Flintstones
"The Flintstone Flyer" • "Hot Lips Hannigan" • "The Swimming Pool" • "No Help Wanted" • "The Split Personality" • "The Monster from the Tar Pits" • "The Babysitters" • "At the Races" • "The Engagement Ring" • "Hollyrock, Here I Come" • "The Golf Champion" • "The Sweepstakes Ticket" • "The Drive-In" • "The Prowler" • "The Girls' Night Out" • "Arthur Quarry's Dance Class" • "The Big Bank Robbery" • "The Snorkasaurus Hunter" • "The Hot Piano" • "The Hypnotist" • "Love Letters on the Rocks" • "The Tycoon" • "The Astra' Nuts" • "The Long, Long Weekend" • "In the Dough" • "The Good Scout" • "Rooms for Rent" • "Fred Flintstone: Before and After"
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