The BEST Episodes of The Flintstones

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 2, 2021

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.

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Son of Rockzilla

#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.

star 9.49
77 votes
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer

#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.

star 9.40
42 votes
Ladies' Night at the Lodge

#3 - 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.

star 9.33
49 votes
Writers: Herbert Finn
Fred Meets Hercurock

#4 - 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.

star 9.32
47 votes
Surfin' Fred

#5 - 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.

star 9.30
44 votes
Fred el Terrifico

#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!

star 9.27
48 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
Cave Scout Jamboree

#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.

star 9.26
78 votes
Writers: Warren Foster
Reel Trouble

#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!

star 9.13
52 votes
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer
Old Lady Betty

#9 - 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.

star 9.04
57 votes
Writers: Walter Black
The Great Gazoo

#10 - 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.

star 8.98
56 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
Monster Fred

#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.

star 8.90
59 votes
Barney the Invisible

#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.

star 8.90
68 votes
Writers: Warren Foster
Hop Happy

#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.

star 8.85
61 votes
Writers: Warren Foster
Glue for Two

#14 - 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.

star 8.76
58 votes
Writers: Tony Benedict

#15 - 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.

star 8.75
57 votes
Writers: R. Allen
Little Bamm-Bamm

#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.

star 8.74
134 votes
Writers: Warren Foster
The Story of Rocky's Raiders

#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.

star 8.71
52 votes
Dino Disappears

#18 - 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.

star 8.68
62 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
The Flintstone Canaries

#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.

star 8.65
62 votes
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer
Operation Switchover

#20 - 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.

star 8.61
49 votes
Writers: Joanna Lee
Fred's New Boss

#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!

star 8.56
66 votes
Writers: Warren Foster

#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.

star 8.49
47 votes
Bowling Ballet

#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.

star 8.41
61 votes
Writers: Warren Foster
Fred's Island

#24 - Fred's Island

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 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.

star 8.30
76 votes
Fred Flintstone: Before and After

#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.

star 8.29
68 votes
Writers: Warren Foster