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.
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.
- 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.
- Hoppy, the pet Hopparoo 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.
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Barney Rubble
- Grey DeLisle as Betty Rubble
- Tress MacNeille as Wilma Flintstone
|Episode||Synopsis||Characters (in order of appearance)||Episode Airdate|
|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|
The music of the theme song is based on "Rise and Shine", the original opening and closing theme of The Flintstones during the first two seasons plus two episodes of the third season which was played by Hoyt Curtin.
The series was produced by Cartoon Network, with creative direction by Fernando Semenzato, screenplays by Manoela Muraro, producer in the channel's creative department, and directed in two countries, Brazil and Argentina. The acclaimed Brazilian production company Lobo Filmes animated the opening and closing sequences of the vignettes, and Hook Up Animation was responsible for animation of the episodes.
The show was criticised by YouTuber RebelTaxi claiming that they took Barney's happy and cheerful personality and turned him into a "complete jerk".
- 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.