Flintstones 6 Seasons 1962

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Season 3
(76) IMDb 7.2/10

15. Flashgun Freddie TV-NR CC

Fred invests Barney's funds in an instant camera for their new business venture.

Starring:
Alan Reed, Jean Vander Pyl
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
December 21, 1962

Flashgun Freddie

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Season 3

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Starring Alan Reed, Jean Vander Pyl
Supporting actors Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Howard Morris, John Stephenson
Season year 1963
Network Warner Bros.
Producers Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, Alex Lovy
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Picture and color looks great.
J.P. Hunter
Can't go wrong with Fred, Barney and the gang.
Jackie from Los Angeles
I'm so happy my kids love the Flintstones.
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78 of 84 people found the following review helpful By W. Langan on January 12, 2005
Format: DVD
At this writing, I couldn't tell you about the extra's included in this volume. However, as I recall, The Flintstones' 3rd season (1962-63) is perhaps their most transitional, as Fred (Alan Reed) and Wilma (Jean Vanderpyl) give birth to a little cavegirl named Pebbles (also voiced by Vanderpyl, she would make her debut towards the end of season 3 in Dress Rehearsal (aka The Blessed Event), at the end of the show; her 1st words are "Abba dabba goo goo!"). Many of the cartoons featured Wilma expecting, with the announcement of Wilma's pregnancy at the end of one particular episode appropriately entitled The Surprise (ironically, this episode had more to deal with Barney's nephew Marblehead, whom Fred grows to love, though he won't admit it! Listen for Marblehead's imitation of Uncle Barney's hiccupy laugh). Barney (Mel Blanc) and Betty (Bea Benederet) are the godparents. Also, the familiar theme "Meet the Flintstones" also makes it proper debut in this season (it was featured in background music in Seasons 1 and 2).

Highlights include a performance by Rock Roll, who looks and sings a little like Elvis ("There's a town I know where the hipsters go called Bedrock, twitch, twitch!"), Wilma and Betty enter a Rock Toasties contest and win a trip to Hawaii (Wilma saves Fred's life by punching out a ferocious dinosaur chasing him, "Beat it, buster!"), Barney plans a surprise birthday party for Fred and spends most of the episode trying to get a fast asleep Fred home to the party, Fred takes ballet lessons to improve his bowling, Barney saves a baby but Fred unintentionally takes the credit, Fred goes back to high school for his diploma in order to avoid termination from Mr. Slate and becomes a football hero ("Flintstone! Flintstone! Rah, rah, rah!
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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful By MarkD on May 17, 2005
Format: DVD
The first three discs were excellent with unedited episodes of the series. All were between 25 and 26 minutes long. Disc 4 starts out the same. Then I approach the third to last episode "THE BIG MOVE"..with the opening credits and NO PREVIEW footage the others have. Then I time the episode and its shy of 23 minutes. I then compare with a VHS tape taped with the first 5 minutes from a syndicated DFS print as it aired on broadcast TV in the 80's, TBS, etc, and the remaining was from Screen Gems prints which ran on Channel 5 WNEW TV (prior to 1988). 5 in New York ran older prints that they simply edited the first 4 minutes out of all the episodes. The edit I ran combined the first 5 minutes on 5 New York and the last 21 minutes from Channel 17 in Philadelphia.

I find about 2 to 3 minutes of footage is missing. The DVD shows Wilma making the statement "The Freeloaders are here" and the DVD skips the next part was when Fred was coming in from work and nieghbors were crowding Fred's home thinking he was a servant. Fred then proceeded to walk into his house looking for Wilma. Then the DVD picks up when Fred is waiting for dinner and Wilma says "You Have To Wait Your Turn".

Then after Fred was thrown in the Pool The DVD shows Fred coming home with very bad thoughts about the big move up in the world. It skips the scene where Fred was at The Gravelpit sulking about being thrown into the pool and then Barney showing up to visit him where Fred sort of apologizes to Barney for being rude to him the week before (which prompted the move)and this gives Fred thoughts that maybe he wants out of his new living situation.

Still I would have bought this DVD because I was anxious to have all the other episodes which were fine. But i am very unhappy about losing one episode.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Britt Gillette on April 21, 2005
Format: DVD
Turning the television world flat on its head, The Flintstones became the first animated hit series in prime time history. Set in the Stone Age town of Bedrock, the show explored the lives of ancient cave dwellers through the lens of a modern lifestyle, with bird beaks acting as phonograph needles, elephant trunks as vacuum cleaners, and fireflies as light bulbs. With its measured use of top-grade humor and clever visuals, The Flintstones became an instant smash hit - spawning decades of syndicated re-runs, spin-offs, and thousands of derivative products...

Loosely modeled after the hit show The Honeymooners, The Flintstones follows the lives of burly loudmouth Fred Flintstone (who has a heart of gold) and his wife Wilma (who puts up with him). The couple lives next door to best friends Barney and Betty Rubble, and they have a dog (a dinosaur) named Dino to keep them company. Following in the footsteps of shows such as I Love Lucy, the show's characters are always inventing hair-brained schemes, attempting to cover up little white lies, or engaging in some other form of behavior bound to get them in trouble. The Flintstones also features numerous cameo appearances parodying famous personalities from the early-sixties... In the show's later years, each couple would add a child to the mix with Fred & Wilma having Pebbles (a little girl) and Barney & Betty adopting Bamm-Bamm (a little boy)...

The Flintstones (Season 3) DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere "Dino Goes Hollyrock" in which Fred hears about a tryout for a new animal star on a hit TV show. He trains Dino for the part, but gets more than he bargained for when the director gives Dino the lead...
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