The BEST Episodes of The Flintstones
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 7, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
The Flintstones is about a modern stone-age family, set in the prehistoric times. There's Fred, the meat-loving, bowling-playing fat man, Wilma, his wife who loves to cook and Pebbles, their cute baby daughter. Their next door neighbors are Barney, Fred's best friend, Betty, Barney's wife who always loves to hang out with Wilma, and their baby son Bamm-Bamm who is incredibly strong. The two families risk prehistoric danger or wild antics as they struggle to live normal lives.
#1 - Son of Rockzilla
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 27, 1964
Thinking he will be discovered, Fred takes a job wearing a monster costume in a publicity stunt for a new horror movie. He creates the desired effect, frightens the townspeople, and falls into his own monstrous dilemma.
#2 - Dripper
Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 18, 1966
Performing seal dripper takes a liking to Barney, who soon finds himself involved in a plot to steal the aquatic attraction. The leader of the gang of thieves turns out to be Dripper's trainer, who is tired of the seal getting all the attention.
#3 - Fred Meets Hercurock
Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 5, 1965
Impressed by Fred's physical strength, movie producer Go-Go Ravine hires him to play "Hercurock" in a new movie. After braving pterodactyls, charging mastodons, and a three-headed brontosaurus, though, Fred retires back to the safety of his day job at the rock quarry.
#4 - Surfin' Fred
Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 12, 1965
The quiet of the families' seaside weekend is shattered by a national surfing contest. Fred, however, gets caught up in surfin' fever, and ultimately has to be saved by Jimmy Darrock (voiced by James Darren), a surf music idol posing as a lifeguard.
#5 - Ladies' Night at the Lodge
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Feb 13, 1964
Disguising themselves to gain entry into the all-male Water Buffalo Lodge meeting, Wilma and Betty argue that wives should be allowed to attend the meetings. But after going through painful initiation ceremonies as new members, they decide they are better off staying home.
#6 - Fred el Terrifico
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 9, 1964
Vacationing in Rockapulco, Fred encounters international jewel thieves who plant a million dollars' worth of stolen diamonds on him to carry across the border. The deception is detected and Fred is offered a reward, and is subsequently arrested back home for failing to declare the reward money!
#7 - Cave Scout Jamboree
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 30, 1964
After stumbling upon an international gathering of scouts during a camping trip, Fred and Barney become the hit of the scout encampment, much to the dismay of Wilma and Betty when the boys visit them later in Bedrock.
#8 - Reel Trouble
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 20, 1964
Proud papa Fred shows his home movies of Pebbles to everyone, including two criminals who discover that he has captured them on film. But rather than sit through the films again, the criminals turn themselves in!
#9 - The Great Gazoo
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 1965
Fred and Barney discover a visitor from another planet, the two-foot high, green Gazoo, who becomes their servant. An evening out at an expensive restaurant, supposedly with Gazoo treating, becomes a nightmare as the alien disappears, leaving the Flintstones and the Rubbles to wash dishes to pay for the food.
#10 - Old Lady Betty
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 14, 1963
To earn enough money to buy Barney a surprise gift, Betty answers an ad for a job which specifies an elderly lady. Disguising herself, Betty gets the job, but discovers that her employers are counterfeiters.
#11 - Monster Fred
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 1964
Conked on the head by a bowling ball, Fred awakens believing he is a baby. Barney then takes Fred to see Dr. Frankenstone, who has been experimenting with switching personalities in animals.
#12 - Barney the Invisible
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 28, 1962
In an attempt to cure Barney's hiccups, Fred offers his friend a swig from an experimental soft drink he has formulated. The brew turns Barney invisible, and Fred's elaborate attempts to hide the fact make Wilma wonder about her husband's sanity.
#13 - Hop Happy
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 1964
Barney and Fred get a Hopparoo (a Stone Age kangaroo) for Bamm-Bamm as a pet. After causing momentary chaos for Fred, Hoppy is accepted and invited along on a picnic with the group, where he and Dino end up saving the families from near catastrophe.
#14 - Samantha
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 1965
Samantha and Darrin Stephens guest star from television's "Bewitched" (voiced by series star Elizabeth Montgomery and Dick York). Darrin goes boating, while Samantha joins the Flintstones and the Rubbles for a camping trip, which ends up pitting the men against the women. Aided by Samantha's witchcraft, the women manage to out-do the men at every turn.
#15 - Glue for Two
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 31, 1963
Fred's formula for a new soft drink, which he hopes will make him rich, instead acts as a kind of glue. Not only does Fred get stuck to Barney, but both of them become affixed to Barney's bowling ball.
#16 - Little Bamm-Bamm
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 3, 1963
Betty and Barney discover a foundling named Bamm-Bamm on their doorstep and become smitten with the child. They set out to adopt him, but discover that the Welfare Bureau has promised the boy to wealthy Pronto Berger, who is being represented by attorney Perry Masonry. When Berger learns that his wife is pregnant, however, the Rubbles are free to adopt the baby.
#17 - The Story of Rocky's Raiders
Season 6 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 1, 1966
Fred relives the exciting adventures of his grandfather, flying ace Lt. Rocky Flintstone, and his sidekick Lt. Reggie Vanderrock, whose mission is to rescue the famous spy Mata Harrock from the clutches of Baron Von Rickenrock.
#18 - Operation Switchover
Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 12, 1964
After mocking Wilma's housekeeping efforts, Fred accepts her challenge to swap jobs for one day. He soon learns that a housewife's labors are tougher than he thought.
#19 - The Flintstone Canaries
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 24, 1963
Fred forms a barbershop quartet to compete on the "Hum Along With Herman" television show, and in the process discovers that Barney is a natural lead tenor. The catch is that Barney can sing only when he's in the bathtub.
#20 - Dino Disappears
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 10, 1963
Upset that Fred has forgotten the anniversary of his joining the household, Dino runs away in a sulk. The next morning Fred and Barney seach for him, bringing home a look-alike pet that they assume to be Dino.
#21 - Fred's New Boss
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 1962
When Barney loses his job, Fred approaches Mr. Slate about hiring his friend for the quarry. He is mortified, however, when Barney lands the position of vice president, and becomes Fred's boss!
#22 - Jealousy
Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 11, 1966
When Fred feigns a headache to get out of violin recital, Wilma invites her old flame Wilbur, who still carries a torch for her. Jealous Fred follows them to a dance, along with Barney and Gazoo. Fred asks Gazoo to change Barney into a dance partner, so he can make Wilma jealous in return.
#23 - Bowling Ballet
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 5, 1962
Fred discovers he is off his game right before the big bowling match. After hearing in a television commercial that rhythm is "the secret of success in many activities, including bowling," he rushes off to the Bedrock Dance Academy to sign up for ballet lessons.
#24 - Kleptomaniac Caper
Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 13, 1962
Wilma secretly empties Fred's closet of mementos for a rummage sale, including his old football uniform. But when Fred finds the goods in the Rubbles' car, where Wilma put them, he suspects Barney of being a thief.
#25 - Fred Flintstone: Before and After
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 7, 1961
Fred agrees to appear in a before-and-after weight reduction commercial, but is humiliated to learn that he is the before example. An offer of $1,000 if he can drop twenty-five pounds in a month fails miserably, as does every other diet plan, until an overeaters group takes him on as a challenge.