The Snorkasaurus Hunter
The Snorkasaurus Hunter
Episode information

The Flintstones (1960)



Episode number


Original airdate

January 27, 1961

Animated by

Ed Love

Written by

Warren Foster
Michael Maltese
Arthur Phillips

"The Snorkasaurus Hunter" is the eighteenth episode of the first season of The Flintstones. It first aired on January 27, 1961.


To save money on meat, Fred and Barney go out hunting where they meet a purple dinosaur who Wilma and Betty become very fond of. Wilma even adopts him as a pet. 


  • In this episode, Dino talks like a human and the other animals and is purple with black spots, who sounds like Top Cat. But for the rest of the series and onwards, he is strangely the dog-like pet we know and love.

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"