"The Masquerade Party" is the eleventh episode of the sixth season and the one hundred and fifty-first overall episode of the original series, The Flintstones. It aired on November 26, 1965.

Synopsis

Fred and Barney fight, when they have the same costume for a masquerade party. Fred decides to get another costume, but causes panic with his realistic alien mask.

Plot

Fred and Barney are rivals for the new bowling ball prize for best costume at the Water Buffalo Lodge's masquerade party. Both choose the same red Devil costume (pitchfork and all) and fight over who selected the costume first. Fred decides to try another costume, which he intends to keep secret until he arrives at the party.

His spaceman costume coincides with Flippo Records and radio station KNBD's promotion of a musical group, the sandwich-like Way-Outs, in which a bogus report of an alien invasion is transmitted, and everyone thinks that Fred, solo-driving his car to the party and beset with a flat tire, is one of the invaders! Fred meets the Way-Outs, rides with them on their tour bus, and invites them to join him at the masquerade party.

But the masquerade party attendees react violently to the arrival of the presumed hostile "space aliens", before Fred's exasperated growl from inside of his costume is recognised by Wilma. Fred and the Way-Outs perform a song at the party.

Characters

Locations

Bedrock

Objects

Animals

Vehicles

Songs

Cast

Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
Guy #1
Crowd #2
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Pebbles Flintstone
Dame #1
Voice #1
Dame #2
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Dino
Bird
Boss
Gerry Johnson Betty Rubble
Voice #3
Jill
Girl
Don Messick Bamm-Bamm Rubble
Hoppy
Eddie
Jack
Way-Out #1
Cop #1
Man
Beeasaurus
Scoop
Way-Out #4
Allan Melvin Sam Sandstone
Cop #2
Beast Leader
Man #1
Cabbie
Chef
Guy #2
Way-Out #2
Sports Announcer
Guard
Crowd #1
John Stephenson Sam Slagheap
Sergeant
Man #2
Voice #2
Way-Out #3
Crowd #3
Janet Waldo Jamie
Woman

Notes/Trivia

  • The storyline was inspired by Orson Welles' infamous War of the Worlds radio broadcast of 1938.
  • This time, the Flintstones' address is 342 Gravelpit Terrace, and they have a huge front gate and address marker.
  • Liberocki is a spoof of American pianist, Liberace.

Allusions

  • This episode is a remake of The Honeymooners episode, "The Man from Space".
  • The song, "My Broken Heart Will Never Mend" sung by The Beasties and used at the Flintmobile's radio was an allusion to the song that was sung by the band, The Gruesomes.

Errors

  • When we first see Eddie, the radio announcer, his hair is blond. But in the second shot of him, a minute later, his hair is a reddish color.
  • Outside the windows of the house of Julia's friend it is daytime, but outside her front door it is night.
  • When the Way-Outs arrive at the radio station, their manager states that the station name is 'KFWB' while the sign above the door clearly shows the letters 'KNBD'.


Season 6 of The Flintstones
"No Biz Like Show Biz" • "The House That Fred Built" • "The Return of Stony Curtis" • "Disorder in the Court" • "Circus Business" • "Samantha" • "The Great Gazoo" • "Rip Van Flintstone" • "The Gravelberry Pie King" • "The Stonefinger Caper" • "The Masquerade Party" • "Shinrock A Go-Go" • "Royal Rubble" • "Seeing Doubles" • "How to Pick a Fight with Your Wife Without Really Trying" • "Fred Goes Ape" • "The Long, Long, Long Weekend" • "Two Men on a Dinosaur" • "The Treasure of Sierra Madrock" • "Curtain Call at Bedrock" • "Boss for a Day" • "Fred's Island" • "Jealousy" • "Dripper" • "My Fair Freddy" • "The Story of Rocky's Raiders"
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