Yabba-Dabba-Doo! (known as "Yabba-Dabba-Dabba-Dabba-Doo!") is a song featured in the episode, "The Hit Songwriter" in the second season of the original series, The Flintstones.

Premise

After Barney wrote the song based on Fred's idea, Hoagy Carmichael performed it on the show at the Pilton Hotel to a receptive audience including Wilma and Betty who also contributed to the lyrics.

Lyrics

Boy do we know how to bust Monte Carlo
And to never be blue
It's a lot like prayin'
Just keep a-sayin'
Yabba-Dabba-Dabba-Dabba-Doo!

If ya think your sweetie's left for Tahiti
We can give you a clue
There's no need for cryin'
Roar like a lion
Yabba-Dabba-Dabba-Dabba-Doo!

B-A-D-D-A means bad
D-A-B-B-A means good
Oh what magic in a word we've found
By switchin' the letters around

So if someday the bases are loaded
And they're countin' on you
You just can't strike out
You fuel up and shout,
Yabba-Dabba-Dabba
Yabba-Dabba-Dabba
Yabba-Dabba-Dabba-Dabba-Doo!

Betty and Wilma: B-A-D-D-A means bad
D-A-B-B-A means good
Oh what magic in a word we've found
By switchin' the letters around

(instrumental break)

Betty and Wilma: B-A-D-D-A means bad
D-A-B-B-A means good
Oh what magic in a word we've found
By switchin' the letters around

So if someday the bases are loaded
And they're countin' on you
You just can't strike out
You fuel up and shout

All:
Yabba-Dabba-Dabba
Yabba-Dabba-Dabba
(with Hoagy) Yabba-Dabba-Dabba-Dabba-Doo!

Yabba-Dabba-Dabba-Dabba-Doo!

Notes/Trivia

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