The Flintstones

The BEST episodes of The Flintstones

Every episode of The Flintstones ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Flintstones!

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.

Last Updated: 6/29/2022Network: ABC (US)
Son of Rockzilla
83 votes

#1 - Son of Rockzilla

Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired 2/27/1964

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.

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Fred Meets Hercurock
50 votes

#2 - Fred Meets Hercurock

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/5/1965

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.

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Ladies' Night at the Lodge
54 votes

#3 - Ladies' Night at the Lodge

Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/13/1964

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.

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Fred el Terrifico
53 votes

#4 - Fred el Terrifico

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/9/1964

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!

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46 votes

#5 - Dripper

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/18/1966

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.

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Surfin' Fred
48 votes

#6 - Surfin' Fred

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/12/1965

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.

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Cave Scout Jamboree
83 votes

#7 - Cave Scout Jamboree

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/30/1964

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.

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Reel Trouble
57 votes

#8 - Reel Trouble

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/20/1964

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!

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The Great Gazoo
60 votes

#9 - The Great Gazoo

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/29/1965

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.

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Monster Fred
64 votes

#10 - Monster Fred

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/1964

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.

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Barney the Invisible
75 votes

#11 - Barney the Invisible

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/1962

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.

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Old Lady Betty
62 votes

#12 - Old Lady Betty

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/14/1963

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.

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Moonlight and Maintenance
17 votes

#13 - Moonlight and Maintenance

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/29/1965

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.

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Operation Switchover
54 votes

#14 - Operation Switchover

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired 3/12/1964

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.

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59 votes

#15 - Samantha

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/22/1965

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.

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Little Bamm-Bamm
139 votes

#16 - Little Bamm-Bamm

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/3/1963

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.

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Hop Happy
66 votes

#17 - Hop Happy

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/17/1964

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.

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Glue for Two
63 votes

#18 - Glue for Two

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/31/1963

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.

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Fred's New Boss
74 votes

#19 - Fred's New Boss

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/1962

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!

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The Story of Rocky's Raiders
56 votes

#20 - The Story of Rocky's Raiders

Season 6 - Episode 26 - Aired 4/1/1966

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.

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51 votes

#21 - Jealousy

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/11/1966

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.

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Dino Disappears
67 votes

#22 - Dino Disappears

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/10/1963

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.

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The Long, Long, Long Weekend
16 votes

#23 - The Long, Long, Long Weekend

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/21/1966

Gazoo takes Fred on a trip to the twenty-first century, including a stop at Slate Rock and Gravel Company, where Fred learns that the interest on a $4.00 loan he took from Mr. Slate comes to more than $23-million! Upon returning to the Stone Age, Fred vows to repay the loan immediately.

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The Flintstone Canaries
66 votes

#24 - The Flintstone Canaries

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/24/1963

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.

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Fred's Island
80 votes

#25 - Fred's Island

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/4/1966

Fred is delighted to be invited onto Mr. Slate's yacht, until he learns that he is there to paint it. Asking the Rubbles to join them, the couples start having so much fun on board that they forget the paint job and fail to notice the yacht has broken free and is drifting. Slate charges Fred with mutiny and piracy, but Fred redeems himself when he rescues the visitors to an island (including Slate) from a volcano.

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