The BEST Episodes of The Flintstones

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2019

Network: ABC (US)

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 8.92
12 votes
Writers: Rance Howard
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 8.58
12 votes
Writers: Warren Foster
Adobe Dick

#3 - 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 8.55
11 votes
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer
Fred Meets Hercurock

#4 - 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 8.50
12 votes
Ladies' Night at the Lodge

#5 - 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 8.46
13 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn
Moonlight and Maintenance

#6 - 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 8.45
11 votes
Writers: Alan Dinehart, Herbert Finn
The Gruesomes

#7 - 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 8.40
15 votes
The Hypnotist

#8 - 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 8.37
27 votes
Writers: Warren Foster
Operation Switchover

#9 - 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 8.36
14 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
The Little White Lie

#10 - 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 8.33
30 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn
Fred el Terrifico

#11 - 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 8.33
12 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
Kleptomaniac Caper

#12 - 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 8.31
16 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
Bedrock Hillbillies

#13 - 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
Sleep on, Sweet Fred

#14 - 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 8.30
23 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
Son of Rockzilla

#15 - 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 8.27
11 votes
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer
Bachelor Daze

#16 - Bachelor Daze

Season 4 - Episode 25

The razing of the Honeyrock Hotel reminds Wilma and Betty of their courtships while working as hotel waitresses, at which time they mistook hellhops Fred and Barney for young millionaires.

star 8.27
15 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn
Ten Little Flintstones

#17 - Ten Little Flintstones

Season 4 - Episode 16

Chaos reigns supreme when ten androids from another planet--all whom are dead-ringers for Fred--land in Bedrock causing havoc in an attempt to conquer the earth. When the alien master admits failure and recalls the androids, Fred is left to explain his odd behavior.

star 8.26
19 votes
Writers: Tony Benedict
Deep in the Heart of Texarock

#18 - Deep in the Heart of Texarock

Season 5 - Episode 22

In order to help Fred's rich Uncle Tex (whose ranch is so large it has its own ocean) capture some rustlers, Fred and Barney dress up as a cowasaurus. The only problem is they attract the attentions of Carmen, a real female cowasaurus.

star 8.25
12 votes
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer
Royal Rubble

#19 - Royal Rubble

Season 6 - Episode 13

Barney is mistaken for the long lost Prince of Rockabia, which seems like good fortune until he learns that the sentence for abdication from the throne is death. The appearance of the real prince releases Barney from his royal ordeal.

star 8.23
13 votes
Ventriloquist Barney

#20 - 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 8.22
18 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn
Fred's Second Car

#21 - Fred's Second Car

Season 5 - Episode 17

Fred buys a second car at a police auction, unaware that the vehicle is also being sought by a gang of jewel thieves, who think stolen jewels are hidden inside. Fred is captured by the gang and sends Dino for help, then manages to escape. Wilma, Betty, and the police arrive on the scene just as the gang catches up with him a second time.

star 8.22
9 votes
Writers: Rance Howard
The Blessed Event

#22 - 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 8.19
16 votes
Writers: Harvey Bullock, R. Saffian
Seeing Doubles

#23 - Seeing Doubles

Season 6 - Episode 14

Wanting to sneak out of a dinner date with their wives in order to bowl, Fred and Barney ask Gazoo for help. The little green alien creates clones of the boys, so that they can be in two places at once, resulting in the inevitable mix-ups.

star 8.18
11 votes
Fred Goes Ape

#24 - Fred Goes Ape

Season 6 - Episode 16

A mix-up at the pharmacy gives Fred pills that turn him into an ape. Barney is the only one to see this short-lived effect, which makes him wonder about his own health. But when the two dads take their kids to the zoo and Fred ends up in the monkey cage after taking another pill, his problem becomes apparent to all.

star 8.17
12 votes
In the Dough

#25 - 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 8.15
26 votes
Writers: Arthur Phillips