Jealous of celebrity hypnotist Mesmo (who sounds like Ed Wynn)(voiced by Jerry Mann), Fred takes Betty on a dare to hypnotically change her (so why not Wilma?) into a dog, but only succeeds in to working it on Barney, so Fred winds up at the vet talking to a absentminded doctor (voiced by Howard MacNear of the "Andy Griffith show" and old time raido fame), who then sends a cat out to "prove" Barney's new doggy instinct which then results in a dogcatcher catching Barney, then Fred winds up at Mesmo's television studio. Mesmo's willing to help (though he more than admits that he unintentionally transformed at entire audience, and he's got a few unexpecting "Subjects" right in the studio to provie it!) and he and Fred trace Barney to the dog pounder where Barney is and meet up with the dog catcher (voiced by series regular and Barney/Dino voice in the series Mel Blanc) who agrees to bet on the un-hypnosis now done by The great Mesmo, which is successful."Either way, I'm outta a job", figures the dogcatcher who then sees...THE DOGSnow into humans acting like typical TV/movie old-time prisoners! ("This just isn't my day"). Both men get back home to their wives totally human, or are they (Barney,anyway.)
The Hypnotist
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The Flintstones (1960)



Episode number


Original airdate

February 10, 1961

Animated by

Ed Love

Written by

Warren Foster
Michael Maltese
Arthur Phillips

"The Hypnotist" is the twentieth episode of the first season of The Flintstones. It first aired on February 10, 1961.

Season 1 of The Flintstones (1960)
"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"