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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.