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The Rubbles (known as Los Mármol in Spanish and Os Rubbles in Portuguese) is a series of six short episodes that aired during commercial breaks on the Latin American Cartoon Network, based on the original series, The Flintstones and animated by Hook Up Animation.

Overview

The show parodies the format of reality shows including the constant moving of the camera and swearing which it is censored and bleeped out. It is focused on the Rubbles and their everyday life.

Characters

Main characters

  • Barney Rubble, the main character who mostly seems annoyed and constantly swears which it's censored and bleeped out.
  • Betty Rubble, wife of Barney, she is always there to help her husband, however seen in many occasions fighting with him.
  • Bamm-Bamm Rubble, Barney and Betty's son (featured with the name "The Son" in the theme), he is a young adult. He is unemployed as his father wants him to look for a job and move out. He has a crush on Pebbles which is not well-received by his mother saying that they are a family.

Other characters

  • Hoppy, the pet of the Rubbles, he is shown to be playful and mischievous.
  • Fred Flintstone, Barney's best friend, they are seen bowling together.
  • Wilma Flintstone, Fred's wife and Betty's best friend, when Betty's not with Barney, she is mostly with Wilma.
  • Pebbles Flintstone, the daughter of Fred and Wilma. She doesn't seem to share the feelings of Bamm-Bamm.

Voice Cast

Episodes

 
Episode Plot Characters (in order of appearance) Date
Nr. 1 The remote is out of battery, Betty is concerned about her weight and Barney has a problem. Barney, Hoppy, Betty, Wilma, Bamm-Bamm July 12, 2002
Nr. 2 Barney has an accident with Bamm-Bamm's weights. Meanwhile, Betty has the pie for the charity fair safely stored, that is until Barney gets his hands on it. Barney, Betty, Bamm-Bamm (mentioned), Wilma, Fred (no lines) September 9, 2002
Nr. 3 Barney and Bamm-Bamm are about to fix the fence when they get invited inside for lunch. Betty accuses Bamm-Bamm of creating havoc around the house. Barney, Bamm-Bamm, Betty, Hoppy October 24, 2002
Nr. 4 Hoppy doesn't like bathing time. Meanwhile, Bamm-Bamm has a fever. Barney, Hoppy, Betty, Wilma, Bamm-Bamm December 6, 2002
Nr. 5 Barney is having trouble with sleeping. The Rubbles and the Flintstones are having a BBQ. Barney, Betty, Bamm-Bamm, Fred, Pebbles, Wilma, Hoppy March 12, 2003
Nr. 6 In the series finale, Barney tells the viewers about his life as a celebrity. Barney, Betty, Betty's mother (mentioned), Bamm-Bamm, Wilma, several background characters, Hoppy May 15, 2003

Theme song

The music of the theme song is based on "Rise and Shine", the original theme of The Flintstones which it was played by Hoyt Curtin.

Criticism

The show was criticised by YouTube user RebelTaxi claiming that they took Barney's happy and cheerful personality and turned him into a "complete jerk".

Notes/Trivia

  • It is a parody of The Osbournes, a reality show that aired on MTV.
  • The titles have been changed to Spanish and Portuguese but all the episodes are in English.
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