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"The Girls' Night Out" is the fifteenth episode of the first season of The Flintstones. It aired on January 6, 1961.

Synopsis

Wilma & Betty complain about never getting out of the house, but they get more than they bargained for when they follow Fred & Barney cross-country after Fred gets an unexpected record deal.

Plot

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".

Characters

Locations

Objects

  • Record discs

Animals

  • Pterodactyl (as a drumstick)
  • Bird (as a record player)

Vehicles

Cast

Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Colonel
Bea Benaderet Betty Rubble
Girl #2
Jerry Mann Boss
Announcer
Boy #2
Nancy Russell Girl #1
Girl #3
Kid
Bird

Notes/Trivia

Errors

  • The Colonel keeps on mentioning Georgia, but without it being a Stone-Age analogue.


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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