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The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show is a 30-minute Saturday morning [[File:1207270523_1-1-.jpg|thumb]]animated series spin-off of [[The Flintstones|The Flintstones produced]] by [[Hanna-Barbera Productions]], which ran for 16 half-hour episodes from September 11, 1971, to September 2, 1972, and four 8-minute episodes (as part of [[The Flintstone Comedy Hour]]) from September 9, 1972, to September 1, 1973, on CBS.
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|image = The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show.jpg
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|genre = Animation
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|director = Charles A. Nichols (animation director)<br>[[William Hanna]]<br>[[Joseph Barbera]]
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|voices = Sally Struthers<br>Jay North<br>Mitzi McCall<br>Gay Autterson<br>Carl Esser<br>
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Lennie Weinrib<br>[[Alan Reed]]<br>[[Mel Blanc]]<br>[[Jean Vander Pyl]]
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|composer = [[Hoyt Curtin]]
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|country = United States
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|language = English
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|num_seasons = 1
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|num_episodes = 16
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|executive_producer = [[William Hanna]]<br>[[Joseph Barbera]]
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|producer = [[Iwao Takamoto]] (creative producer/production design)<br>[[William Hanna]]<br>[[Joseph Barbera]]
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|runtime = 30 minutes
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|company = [[Hanna-Barbera Productions]]
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|distributor = [[Wikipedia:Claster Television Productions|Claster Television Productions]]
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|channel = CBS
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|release = September 11, 1971 - January 1, 1972
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|preceded_by = ''[[The Flintstones (TV series)|The Flintstones]]''
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|followed_by = ''[[The Flintstone Comedy Hour]]''
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}}'''''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show''''' is a 30-minute [[Wikipedia:Saturday-morning cartoon|Saturday morning animated series]] produced by [[Hanna-Barbera]] that originally aired for one season on CBS from September 11, 1971, to January 1, 1972. With an ensemble voice cast of Sally Struthers, Jay North, Mitzi McCall, Gay Autterson, Carl Esser and Lennie Weinrib, the show follows teenage [[Pebbles Flintstone]] and [[Bamm-Bamm Rubble]] as they encounter problems with growing up in the fictional town of [[Bedrock]]. ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' is the first [[Wikipedia:Spin-off (media)|spin-off]] of the original series, ''[[The Flintstones (TV series)|The Flintstones]]''. After its cancellation in 1972, various segments sharing the same title were broadcast on ''[[The Flintstone Comedy Hour]]'', serving as a continuation of the show.
   
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Similar to Hanna-Barbera's ''[[Wikipedia:Josie and the Pussycats (TV series)|Josie and the Pussycats]]'', it used [[Wikipedia:Adult contemporary music|contemporary rock music]] to attract more viewers. The 16 episodes have since had reruns broadcast on [[Boomerang]] often surrounded by interstitial cartoons and shorts. Critical response was mixed; although noted for its popularity, it was also described as one of the worst moments of the ''Flintstones'' franchise. It has since been released on DVD as part of [[Wikipedia:Warner Home Video|Warner Home Video]]'s "Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection" on a two disc set.
   
== Synopsis ==
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== Overview ==
The show followed neighbors [[Pebbles]] Flintstone (voiced by Sally Struthers and in Season 2 by Mickey Stevens) and [[Bamm-Bamm]] Rubble (voiced by Jay North) as teen sweethearts. The episodes were set mainly in the duo's activities at Bedrock High School in the prehistoric town of [[Bedrock]] with their friends Moonrock (the school genius and resident inventor), Penny (a slightly overweight girl obsessed with being thin), Wiggy (who planned her day according to what it said in the daily horoscope and has big feet), snobby Cindy (Pebbles's rival) and her equally snobby boyfriend Fabian, Bad Luck Schleprock (whose favorite catchphrase was, "Oh wowsie wowsie woo woo. Miserable day, isn't it?"), and a motorcycle gang called the Bronto Bunch (Bronto, Noodles, Stub, and Zonk). Bronto's favorite catchphrase was, "Wait for your leader, you dummies!" (said whenever his gang took off without him). [[Fred Flintstone|Fred]], [[Wilma Flintstone|Wilma]], [[Barney Rubble|Barney]], and [[Betty Rubble|Betty were]] also featured on the show in supporting roles. Their favorite hangout was a fast food joint called Brontoburgers'.
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Set in the [[Wikipedia:Prehistory|prehistoric time period]], the series follows [[Pebbles Flintstone]] and [[Bamm-Bamm Rubble]] as they face problems with growing up in the town of [[Bedrock]]. No longer toddlers, the two were now teenagers attending Bedrock High School and also getting their first jobs. Together, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm formed a musical band called the Bedrock Rockers, which was considered an attempt to be the "Stone Age" version of [[Wikipedia:The Archies|the Archies]] by one critic. Unlike ''[[The Flintstones (TV series)|The Flintstones]]'', it centered on the children of the family, rather than parents [[Wilma Flintstone|Wilma]] and [[Fred Flintstone]], and [[Betty Rubble|Betty]] and [[Barney Rubble]]. These characters would continue to appear in the series, albeit in reduced roles.
   
A running gag that occurred throughout the run of the series was whenever Pebbles came up with an idea (good or not-so-good), she would say, "Yabba Dabba Dooozie!" (a play on her father's, "Yabba Dabba Doo!" from the earlier series) and Bamm Bamm would become exasperated with Pebbles' "crazy hair-brained schemes". Among Bamm Bamm's favorite catchphrases was, "Oh no! She's got that look in her eye!" (said whenever Pebbles came up with one of her nutty ideas). The series was produced and directed by [[William Hanna]] and [[Joseph Barbera]], animation directed by Charles A. Nichols, and written by Neal Barbera, Walter Black, Larz Bourne, Tom Dagenais, Bob Ogle, Larry Rhine, Richard Robbins, Joe Ruby and Ken Spears. The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin. A second season of four new 8-minute episodes aired as part of The Flintstone Comedy Hour in 1972; episodes from both seasons were later featured as segments on the syndicated weekday series [[Fred Flintstone and Friends]] in 1977.
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== Cast and characters ==
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*Sally Struthers - [[Pebbles Flintstone]]
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*Jay North - [[Bamm-Bamm Rubble]]
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*[[Mel Blanc]] - [[Barney Rubble]], [[Snoots]], [[Wooly]], Zonk and Stub
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*Carl Esser - [[Fabian Fabquartz]]
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*[[Gay Autterson]] - [[Betty Rubble]], [[Wiggy Rockstone]], [[Cindy Curbstone]]
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*Mitzi McCall - [[Penny Pillar]]
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*[[Don Messick]] - [[Schleprock]]
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*[[Alan Reed]] - [[Fred Flintstone]]
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*[[John Stephenson]] - [[Mr. Slate]] and Noodles
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*[[Jean Vander Pyl]] - [[Wilma Flintstone]]
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*[[Lennie Weinrib]] - [[Moonrock Crater]] and Bronto
   
In the late 1980s, repeats were shown on USA Cartoon Express and later resurfaced on Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained an abridged, inferior laugh track created by the studio.
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== Production and continuation ==
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''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' was the first spin-off series derived from ''The Flintstones'', minus the theatrical film ''[[The Man Called Flintstone]]'' in 1966. Several individuals wrote episodes for the series, including Joel Kane, Woody Kling, Howard Morganstern, Joe Ruby, and Ken Spears. Executively produced by [[William Hanna]] and [[Joseph Barbera]]'s [[Hanna-Barbera|Hanna-Barbera Productions]], Charles A. Nichols served as the director and [[Iwao Takamoto]] was an additional producer. The main title theme and musical directors for ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' were made by [[Hoyt Curtin]] and Ted Nichols. Along with the music composer and conductor for the series was made by Elliot Lawrence, and the music arrangements was made by Lanny Meyers, the music was recorded by Regent Sound Studios.
   
== Episodes (The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show) ==
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Author Christopher P. Lehman wrote that the success of ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' inspired Hanna-Barbera to create ''[[The Flintstone Comedy Hour]]'' in 1972. It combined previously broadcast episodes alongside new cartoons and shorts. Serving as a continuation, the new series featured [[Wikipedia:Sketch comedy|vignettes]] titled "''The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show''" during each of its eighteen episodes; it also included musical interludes performed by The Bedrock Rockers, similar to the original series. ''[[Fred Flintstone and Friends]]'' (1977) followed a similar setup by borrowing elements from the previous spin-offs, including both ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' and ''The Flintstone Comedy Hour''.
   
'''Season 1 (1971–1972)'''
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''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' was one of the first shows to use Hanna-Barbera's [[Wikipedia:Laugh track#Making their own|limited laugh track]], as they stopped using a full laugh track by the fall of 1971.
{| class="wikitable"
 
|- bgcolor="#cccccc"
 
!'''#'''
 
!'''Episode title'''
 
!'''Original airdate'''
 
|-
 
|PEB-1
 
|"Gridiron Girl Trouble"
 
|September 11, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-2
 
|"Putty in Her Hands"
 
|September 18, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-3
 
|"Frog for A Day"
 
|September 25, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-4
 
|"The Golden Voice"
 
|October 2, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-5
 
|"Daddy's Little Helper"
 
|October 9, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-6
 
|"Focus Foolery"
 
|October 16, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-7
 
|"Pebbles' Big Boast"
 
|October 23, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-8
 
|"The Grand Prix Pebbles"
 
|October 30, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-9
 
|"The Terrible Snorkosaurus"
 
|November 6, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-10
 
|"Schleprock's New Image"
 
|November 13, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-11
 
|"Coach Pebbles"
 
|November 20, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-12
 
|"No Cash and Carry"
 
|November 27, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-13
 
|"Wooly the Great"
 
|December 4, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-14
 
|"Mayor May Not"
 
|December 11, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-15
 
|"They Went That Away"
 
|December 18, 1971
 
|-
 
|PEB-16
 
|"The Birthday Present"
 
|January 1, 1972
 
|}
 
   
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==Episodes==
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{{Main|The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show episode list}}
   
== Episodes (The Flintstone Comedy Hour) ==
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==DVD release==
'''Season 2 (1972–1973) '''
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On March 18, 2008, as part of the [[Wikipedia:Warner Bros. Family Entertainment|Warner Bros. Family Entertainment]] and [[Wikipedia:Warner Bros. Television|Warner Bros. Television Distribution]]'s "Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection", the complete series was made available on DVD as a two-disc set that includes four bonus episodes from ''[[The Flintstone Comedy Hour]]''.
{| class="wikitable"
 
|- bgcolor="#cccccc"
 
!'''#'''
 
!'''Episode title'''
 
!'''Original airdate'''
 
|-
 
|FCH-1
 
|"Squawkie Talkies"
 
|September 9, 1972
 
|-
 
|FCH-2
 
|"The Suitor Computer"
 
|September 9, 1972
 
|-
 
|FCH-3
 
|"Beauty and the Beast"
 
|September 16, 1972
 
|-
 
|FCH-4
 
|"Bedlam in Bedrock"
 
|September 16, 1972
 
|}
 
These 4 new episodes of ''Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm'' aired during the second half of ''The Flintstone Comedy Hour''. Mickey Stevens replaced Sally Struthers as the voice of Pebbles on these episodes.
 
   
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== Reception ==
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==='''Broadcast history'''===
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''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' was broadcast on CBS as part of their Saturday morning children's lineup between September 11, 1971 and January 1, 1972. Reruns of the series would later air again during 1975 and 1976.
   
== Voices ==
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The reruns of ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' were incorporated into the 1972 hour-long show ''[[The Flintstone Comedy Hour]]'' as the second half-hour of the show. However, when the ''Comedy Hour'' first started airing, a few new Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm half-hour cartoons were produced for this position. After a few weeks, the new episodes stopped and the reruns of the original series began. Those new episodes were included in ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' DVD as bonus episodes. The noticeable difference is Mickey Stevens as Pebbles' voice in the new episodes, concurrent with Stevens' voice appearing as Pebbles anytime Pebbles is seen in the shorter cartoons that comprised the first half of ''The Flintstone Comedy Hour''.
*Sally Struthers- Pebbles Flintstone (Season 1)
 
*Mickey Stevens - Pebbles Flintstone (Season 2)
 
*Jay North - Bamm-Bamm Rubble
 
*Mel Blanc - Barney Rubble, Zonk, Stub
 
*Carl Esser - Fabian Fabquartz
 
*Gay Hartwig (Autterson<u>)</u> - Betty Rubble, Wiggy Rockstone, Cindy Curbstone
 
*Mitzi McCall- Penny Pillar
 
*Don Messick - Schleprock
 
*Alan Reed - Fred Flintstone
 
*John Stephenson - Mr. Slate, Noodles
 
*Jean Vander Pyl - Wilma Flintstone
 
*Lenny Weinrib - Moonrock Crater, Bronto
 
   
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[[Boomerang]] has broadcast ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' on several occasions since its initial launch in 1992. Reruns on the network would occasionally air alongside interstitial cartoons, such as [[Wikipedia:Barney Bear|Barney Bear]]'s ''The Unwelcome Guest'' or [[Wikipedia:Tex Avery|Tex Avery]]'s ''Hound Hunters'' for example.
   
== DVD release ==
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==='''Critical reception'''===
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Author Derek Tait wrote in his book ''1970s Childhood: From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing'' that the cartoon was one of the popular Hanna-Barbera productions of the 1970s. In a retrospective view of older cartoons, the staff at [[Wikipedia:MeTV|MeTV]] included the show on their list of "15 Forgotten Cartoons from the Early 1970s You Used to Love". Regarding the musical aspects, Tom and Sara Pendergast felt that both ''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'' and ''[[Wikipedia:Josie and the Pussycats (TV series)|Josie and the Pussycats]]'' incorporated [[Wikipedia:Adult contemporary music|contemporary rock music]] to attract a larger audience. On ''[[Wikipedia:The Christian Science Monitor|The Christian Science Monitor's]]'' list of "the five dumbest moments" of ''The Flintstones'', writer Chris Gaylord listed the series at number two. He called it "the most curious" of the various spin-offs and wrote, "Mercifully, these misadventures at Bedrock High School only lasted one season".
   
On March 18, 2008, Warner Home Video released The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show: The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1. The 2-disc set also includes four bonus episodes of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm from [[The Flintstone Comedy Hour]].
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==Later appearances==
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In the episode, ''[[w:c:scoobydoo:Revenge of the Man Crab|Revenge of the Man Crab]]'' from ''[http://scoobydoo.wikia.com/wiki/Scooby-Doo!_Mystery_Incorporated Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated]'', Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm made a short cameo appearance as background characters.
   
[[File:PebblesAndBammBammShow-1-.jpg|thumb]]
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{{Wikipedia}}
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, The}}
!DVD Name
 
!No. of Episodes
 
!Release Date
 
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|''The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show'': The Complete Series
 
| align="middle"|16 + 4 bonus episodes
 
|March 18, 2008
 
|}
 
 
 
 
 
== Later appearances ==
 
 
In the episode Revenge of the Man Crab from [[Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated]], Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm make a short appearance.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 19:52, March 17, 2020

The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera that originally aired for one season on CBS from September 11, 1971, to January 1, 1972. With an ensemble voice cast of Sally Struthers, Jay North, Mitzi McCall, Gay Autterson, Carl Esser and Lennie Weinrib, the show follows teenage Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble as they encounter problems with growing up in the fictional town of Bedrock. The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show is the first spin-off of the original series, The Flintstones. After its cancellation in 1972, various segments sharing the same title were broadcast on The Flintstone Comedy Hour, serving as a continuation of the show.

Similar to Hanna-Barbera's Josie and the Pussycats, it used contemporary rock music to attract more viewers. The 16 episodes have since had reruns broadcast on Boomerang often surrounded by interstitial cartoons and shorts. Critical response was mixed; although noted for its popularity, it was also described as one of the worst moments of the Flintstones franchise. It has since been released on DVD as part of Warner Home Video's "Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection" on a two disc set.

Overview Edit

Set in the prehistoric time period, the series follows Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble as they face problems with growing up in the town of Bedrock. No longer toddlers, the two were now teenagers attending Bedrock High School and also getting their first jobs. Together, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm formed a musical band called the Bedrock Rockers, which was considered an attempt to be the "Stone Age" version of the Archies by one critic. Unlike The Flintstones, it centered on the children of the family, rather than parents Wilma and Fred Flintstone, and Betty and Barney Rubble. These characters would continue to appear in the series, albeit in reduced roles.

Cast and characters Edit

Production and continuation Edit

The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show was the first spin-off series derived from The Flintstones, minus the theatrical film The Man Called Flintstone in 1966. Several individuals wrote episodes for the series, including Joel Kane, Woody Kling, Howard Morganstern, Joe Ruby, and Ken Spears. Executively produced by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's Hanna-Barbera Productions, Charles A. Nichols served as the director and Iwao Takamoto was an additional producer. The main title theme and musical directors for The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show were made by Hoyt Curtin and Ted Nichols. Along with the music composer and conductor for the series was made by Elliot Lawrence, and the music arrangements was made by Lanny Meyers, the music was recorded by Regent Sound Studios.

Author Christopher P. Lehman wrote that the success of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show inspired Hanna-Barbera to create The Flintstone Comedy Hour in 1972. It combined previously broadcast episodes alongside new cartoons and shorts. Serving as a continuation, the new series featured vignettes titled "The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show" during each of its eighteen episodes; it also included musical interludes performed by The Bedrock Rockers, similar to the original series. Fred Flintstone and Friends (1977) followed a similar setup by borrowing elements from the previous spin-offs, including both The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show and The Flintstone Comedy Hour.

The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show was one of the first shows to use Hanna-Barbera's limited laugh track, as they stopped using a full laugh track by the fall of 1971.

EpisodesEdit

Main article: The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show episode list

DVD releaseEdit

On March 18, 2008, as part of the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Distribution's "Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection", the complete series was made available on DVD as a two-disc set that includes four bonus episodes from The Flintstone Comedy Hour.

Reception Edit

Broadcast historyEdit

The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show was broadcast on CBS as part of their Saturday morning children's lineup between September 11, 1971 and January 1, 1972. Reruns of the series would later air again during 1975 and 1976.

The reruns of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show were incorporated into the 1972 hour-long show The Flintstone Comedy Hour as the second half-hour of the show. However, when the Comedy Hour first started airing, a few new Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm half-hour cartoons were produced for this position. After a few weeks, the new episodes stopped and the reruns of the original series began. Those new episodes were included in The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show DVD as bonus episodes. The noticeable difference is Mickey Stevens as Pebbles' voice in the new episodes, concurrent with Stevens' voice appearing as Pebbles anytime Pebbles is seen in the shorter cartoons that comprised the first half of The Flintstone Comedy Hour.

Boomerang has broadcast The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show on several occasions since its initial launch in 1992. Reruns on the network would occasionally air alongside interstitial cartoons, such as Barney Bear's The Unwelcome Guest or Tex Avery's Hound Hunters for example.

Critical receptionEdit

Author Derek Tait wrote in his book 1970s Childhood: From Bell-Bottoms to Disco Dancing that the cartoon was one of the popular Hanna-Barbera productions of the 1970s. In a retrospective view of older cartoons, the staff at MeTV included the show on their list of "15 Forgotten Cartoons from the Early 1970s You Used to Love". Regarding the musical aspects, Tom and Sara Pendergast felt that both The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show and Josie and the Pussycats incorporated contemporary rock music to attract a larger audience. On The Christian Science Monitor's list of "the five dumbest moments" of The Flintstones, writer Chris Gaylord listed the series at number two. He called it "the most curious" of the various spin-offs and wrote, "Mercifully, these misadventures at Bedrock High School only lasted one season".

Later appearancesEdit

In the episode, Revenge of the Man Crab from Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm made a short cameo appearance as background characters.

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