Fred and Barney respond to Wilma and Betty's complaint that Flintstone and Rubble wives are constantly housebound by escorting them to an amusement park, where Fred leisurely produces a vinyl record of his voice as a souvenir of the occasion. On the record is Fred's A-Capella rendition of "Listen to the Rocking Bird". Wilma scolds Fred for his self-indulgence and demands an end to the tiresome amusement park visit, with Fred leaving his vinyl record in the booth where it was pressed (by a bird's beak).
A teenager discovers the record, plays it for his friends, to whom Fred's tuneful prattle in the song appeals, and soon it is played on the radio with a plea for the "unknown troubadour" to reveal himself to his legions of admirers. Wilma telephones Keen-Teen Records as per the company's request, and a Southern Colonel (Keen-Teen's talent promoter) bestows to Fred a "make-over" to a hair and dress style that causes youth to swoon with irrational adoration at "the world's oldest teenager", "Hi-Fye".
Long travels in a tour bus on bumpy roads with Fred and the Colonel cause Wilma and Betty to despair of Fred's fame, which inflates Fred's ego, and the wives decide to scuttle Fred's singing career by spreading an ugly rumor that, "Hi-Fye is really a square." Teenagers cannot abide the thought of their idol being a stodgy, four-sided bore, and it is back to Bedrock for the disgraced and abandoned "Hi-Fye".
- Wilma Flintstone
- Fred Flintstone
- Barney Rubble
- Betty Rubble
- Hot Lips Hannigan (mentioned)
- Colonel (only appearance)
- Colonel's boss (only appearance)
- Melvis (only appearance; photograph)
- Tony (only time mentioned)
- Georgia (only time mentioned)
- Record discs
- Pterodactyl (as a drumstick)
- Bird (as a record player)
|Alan Reed||Fred Flintstone|
|Jean Vander Pyl||Wilma Flintstone|
|Mel Blanc|| Barney Rubble|
|Bea Benaderet|| Betty Rubble|
|Jerry Mann|| Boss|
|Nancy Russell|| Girl #1|
- Hot Lips Hannigan was mentioned from the episode of the same name.
- In this episode, people are described as being a square by drawing a four sided figure with index fingers and leaving a dotted line outline of a square hanging in midair. Uma Thurman later replicates this action in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction.
- The Colonel frequently refers to a "Georgia boy" with long sideburns, but never mentions his name. This could be a veiled reference to Elvis Presley, however Elvis was from Mississippi, not Georgia.
|Season 1 of The Flintstones|
|"The Flagstones" • "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"|