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"The Hatrocks and the Gruesomes" is the nineteenth episode of the fifth season of The Flintstones. It aired on January 22, 1965.

Synopsis

The Flintstones need to get rid of their house guests, the hillbilly Hatrocks, and hope that their creepy and sinister neighbors, the Gruesomes, can be of help.

Plot

The Hatrocks have declared a truce with the Flintstones and come to Bedrock and Flintstone home territory to visit, and Fred does not dare to offend his irritating guests, whose extended stay is crowding the Flintstones out of their own house, not to mention skyrocketing Fred's food bill.

Fred asks the Gruesomes to scare the irritating Hatrocks into leaving his property, but the Hatrocks are anything but frightened by the Gruesomes. Fred's last hope involves bombarding the Hatrocks' ears with detested "bug music". The backwoods Hatrocks cannot abide the Beatles-like singing of Flintstones, Rubbles, and Gruesomes, and depart Fred's abode in haste to attend Bedrock's World's Fair.

Characters

Families

The Hatrocks

  • Jethro Hatrock
  • Granny Hatrock
  • Zack Hatrock
  • Slab Hatrock
  • Percy Hatrock
  • Porker

The Gruesomes

  • Weirdly Gruesome
  • Creepella Gruesome
  • Gobby Gruesome
  • Occy
  • Schneider
  • Uncle Ghastly

Locations

  • Bedrock
    • Flintstone home
    • Tombstone Manor
    • Dinosaur's Club Cafe (only appearance)
  • Arkanstone (mentioned)

Objects

  • Helmets
  • Slingshot rifles
  • TV
  • Brontosaurus burgers
  • Grape juice (mentioned)
  • Radio

Vehicles

  • Hatrock's family trailer (only appearance)

Cast

Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
Ghastly
Porker
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Pebbles Flintstone
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Dino
Zack Hatrock
Gerry Johnson Betty Rubble
Granny Hatrock
Don Messick Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Telegram Delivery Boy
Hoppy
Turtle
Gobby
Howard Morris Jethro Hatrock
Weidly Gruesome
Slab Hatrock
Waiter
Percy Hatrock

Notes/Trivia

  • This is the second and final appearances of both the Hatrocks and the Gruesomes.
  • Clem Kadiddlerock is a spoof of Clem Kadiddlehopper, whose name is based upon a Red Skelton character.
  • Although the Four Insects and their "bug" music are supposed to be a parody of the Beatles, the style of guitar playing is actually surf guitar.

Errors

  • None known.

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