The Best Episodes of The Flintstones

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2018

The Flinstones 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.

Indianrockolis 500

#1 - Indianrockolis 500

Season 5 - Episode 13

Fred and Barney enter Barney's home-built car in the Indianrockolis 500, with Fred driving under the name ""Googles Pisanno."" They are disqualified when the car's tires disintegrate during the race, but gain a quick $5,000 for making a television commercial for Flintrock Wheels.

star 8.85
13 votes
Writers: Rance Howard
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Cave Scout Jamboree

#2 - Cave Scout Jamboree

Season 4 - Episode 20

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.

star 8.69
13 votes
Writers: Warren Foster
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Fred Meets Hercurock

#3 - Fred Meets Hercurock

Season 5 - Episode 25

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.

star 8.62
13 votes
Writers:
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Ladies' Night at the Lodge

#4 - Ladies' Night at the Lodge

Season 4 - Episode 22

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.

star 8.54
13 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn
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Moonlight and Maintenance

#5 - Moonlight and Maintenance

Season 5 - Episode 20

Tired of household chores, Fred moves his family to the fully automated Bedrock Towers, taking on the job of building custodian to help pay the rent. Problems result from the discovery that his own apartment is in the sub-basement, while his daytime boss, Mr. Slate, occupies the penthouse.

star 8.50
10 votes
Writers: Alan Dinehart, Herbert Finn
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Kleptomaniac Caper

#6 - Kleptomaniac Caper

Season 2 - Episode 30

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.

star 8.50
14 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
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Son of Rockzilla

#7 - Son of Rockzilla

Season 4 - Episode 24

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.

star 8.50
12 votes
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer
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Fred el Terrifico

#8 - Fred el Terrifico

Season 4 - Episode 17

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!

star 8.46
13 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
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The Hypnotist

#9 - The Hypnotist

Season 1 - Episode 20

While attempting to demonstrate his skill as a hypnotist to his wife and the Rubbles, Fred manages to hypnotize Barney into thinking that he is a frisky puppy, and is then unable to bring him back.

star 8.45
22 votes
Writers: Warren Foster
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Sleep On, Sweet Fred

#10 - Sleep On, Sweet Fred

Season 4 - Episode 10

Betty and Wilma employ a ""sleep-teaching"" method to try and turn Fred and Barney into perfect spouses. The plan goes awry, and the foursome are ultimately arrested as thieves. After pleading their cases in court, the wives are sentenced by the judge to twenty days of serving their ""victimized spouses"" breakfast in bed.

star 8.43
21 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
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The Little White Lie

#11 - The Little White Lie

Season 2 - Episode 9

After telling Wilma that he is going to visit a sick friend, Fred runs off to a poker game, where he wins $200. To explain the money, he tells Wilma that he found the cash, and is dismayed when she places an ad in the newspaper to locate the owner.

star 8.43
28 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn
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Adobe Dick

#12 - Adobe Dick

Season 5 - Episode 14

A Water Buffalo fishing trip turns exciting when Fred and Barney are swallowed by the feared whalesaurus Adobe Dick. They escape by tickling the beast until it laughs itself to sleep, and Barney photographs Fred standing next to it. But when they use the picture to prove their fish story, they discover that Barney has taken a great shot of his own finger.

star 8.40
10 votes
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer
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Ventriloquist Barney

#13 - Ventriloquist Barney

Season 3 - Episode 25

Barney learns how to throw his voice and can't resist having some fun at Fred's expense. He leads Fred to believe that his newborn daughter Pebbles has miraculously learned to talk.

star 8.36
14 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn
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Dripper

#14 - Dripper

Season 6 - Episode 24

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.

star 8.33
9 votes
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Surfin' Fred

#15 - Surfin' Fred

Season 5 - Episode 26

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.

star 8.33
9 votes
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In the Dough

#16 - In the Dough

Season 1 - Episode 25

Wilma and Betty are finalists in a television bake-off, but on the eve of the event, they contract measles. Donning wigs and dresses, Fred and Barney take their places in the contest.

star 8.33
21 votes
Writers: Arthur Phillips
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Reel Trouble

#17 - Reel Trouble

Season 4 - Episode 23

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!

star 8.31
16 votes
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer
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The Gruesomes

#18 - The Gruesomes

Season 5 - Episode 9

Weirdly and Creepella Gruesome, along with their son Gobby, move into Tombstone Manor, next door to the Flintstones. Trying to be neighborly, Fred and Barney agree to babysit Gobby, whose strange pets make for a tortuously eventful evening.

star 8.31
16 votes
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Bedrock Hillbillies

#19 - Bedrock Hillbillies

Season 4 - Episode 18

Fred inherits a shack in the hills from his hillbilly relatives, and with it a hundred-year-old feud with the Hatrock clan. Fred settles the feud by rescuing a Hatrock baby, by then starts it anew by insulting the Hatrock matriarch.

star 8.31
13 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn
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The Blessed Event

#20 - The Blessed Event

Season 3 - Episode 23

Wilma is still pregnant and Fred is trying to be calm. This shatters when the docter tells him the blessed event could happen any day now. When Betty suggests a rehersal, it turns out fine - until it turns into the real thing!

star 8.31
13 votes
Writers: Harvey Bullock, R. Saffian
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Operation Switchover

#21 - Operation Switchover

Season 4 - Episode 26

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.

star 8.29
14 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

#22 - Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Season 2 - Episode 32

Fred is chosen by PeeWee League players (including Arnold and Mr. Slate's son) to umpire a playoff game. His troubles mount when he must call the game honestly despite the pressures from friends, employers, and big league baseball scouts, who are observing Fred in action.

star 8.27
11 votes
Writers: Larry Markes
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The Surprise

#23 - The Surprise

Season 3 - Episode 19

The appearance of Barney's nephew, baby Marblehead, causes a rift between him and Fred. Fred just can't understand Barney's devotion to the visiting baby, but his attitude changes when Wilma informs him that they are going to have a baby of their own.

star 8.24
17 votes
Writers: Warren Foster
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Flintstone of Prinstone

#24 - Flintstone of Prinstone

Season 2 - Episode 8

Determined to rise above manual labor, Fred attends night class at Prinstone University and is drafted as a quarterback on the varsity team. But during the big game against Shale U., and exhausted Fred creates problems when he confuses his football signals with his accounting course figures.

star 8.24
17 votes
Writers: Larry Markes
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The Great Gazoo

#25 - The Great Gazoo

Season 6 - Episode 7

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.

star 8.23
22 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
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