The Flintstones - The Complete Fourth Season
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Join the fun in the town of Bedrock with the this fabulously famous modern Stone-Age family. Mowing the lawn with a saw-toothed dinosaur, showering with water sprayed from a woolly mammoth's trunk and eating brontosaurus burgers are everyday events for the lovable Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble. Living in prehistoric times has its drawbacks, but the Flintstones and their neighbors survive in style. So have a yabba-dabba-doo time with the The Flintstones.]]>
Ann-Margaret's appearance led to a spate of celebrity caricatures and spoofs of other TV shows, including Candid Camera ("Peek-A-Boo Camera") and Sing Along with Mitch ("Hum Along with Herman" in "The Flintstone Canaries"). "Ladies Night at the Lodge" feels like an old I Love Lucy episode, as Betty and Wilma sneak into the Water Buffalo Lodge and get paddled for their pains. Many observers noted The Flintstones was essentially Jackie Gleason's The Honeymooners in caveman costume, but the TV parodies and the reliance on such gimmicks as aliens producing robotic versions of Fred in "Ten Little Flintstones" make it clear that the show was running out of gas. (Unrated, suitable for ages 7 and older: cartoon violence) --Charles Solomon
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Season 4 has 26 episodes on three single sided discs and one double sided disc. The following is a brief summary of each episode and DVD extras:
Ann-Margrock Presents - I just want to start by saying this is my favorite episode and made me fall in love with guest star Ann-Margret (why couldn't she be my babysitter?). Ann-Margrock is in town to open the Bedrock Bowl but she needs to escape the fans. Fred and Barney want to try out for the show but have to baby-sit. A-M's car breaks down in front of Fred's house. The gang don't recognize her and offer her shelter if she baby-sits Pebbles. Ann-Margret sings "The Little Lamb Song".
Groom Gloom - Fred's frustration with Arnold the paper boy continues and dreams that Arnold marries Pebbles (Fred don't worry her dream boy arrives next episode.)
Little Bamm Bamm - The Rubbles wish on a falling star for a baby and the next morning they find Bamm Bamm on the front door step. They want to adopt him but find out that a millionaire has a prior claim for the next boy adoptee. In the end, the Rubbles get Bamm Bamm.
Dino Disappears - Fred is giving all is attention to Pebbles and Dino gets jealous and runs away.
Fred's Monkeyshines - Fred doesn't think he needs to get his eyes checked until he sees a monkey in Pebble's crib. Then he gets the wrong glasses. This is a Mr. Magoo like episode with Fred at the Circus.
The Flintstone Canaries - A TV show is holding a Barber Shop Quartet contest and Fred decides to enter. (Check out the TV's rabbit ears) Of course Fred cannot sing and Barney can only sing in the bath tub.Read more ›
This show just got better and better, with the addition of Bam Bam, ofcourse Pebbles needed a playmate. I just adored the episode of Ann-Madrock, she will be immortalized forever! I still laugh out loud at the episode about PEEK-A-BOO CAMERA!!! Everytime Fred and Barney get busted it's hilarious!!!
Hey, this entire set is filled with fantastic episodes but, I would have to say my all-time favorite from the fourth season would have to be when Fred joins the CaveScout/Boyscout Jamboree!!! When the boyscouts from all different countries sing Old Mac Donald in their native tongue it's just pure magic!!! This is a dvd set that I will be watching over and over!!! Thank you Warner Bros!!! Keep em coming!!!
The sound quality is very good.
The images appear to be tired and worn. Like the way the old educational movies that got played to death in grade school would look.
Sadly some of the color is faded and fades in and out. (No, it's not my T.V. or DVD player) There are lines and scratchy spots through out all of the episodes. Watch the characters and you will see blotchy dirty looking spots appear and disappear on them over and over again.
I'm supprised that Hanna-Barbera allowed this to be released in this condition. The images could have been restored digitaly back to the way the shows appeared when they first aired on television.
You will get a "nostalgic T.V. feel" when you watch them due to the condidtion of the images. (If worn out things make you feel nostalgic.)
Sort of the same way adding scratchy needle sound effects to a CD will make you remember vinyl records. Brand new records never sounded scratchy. (And new shows never looked worn or faded.)
These shows did not look this rough back in the 60's, even with the lo-fi televisions that we had. There is no need for them to look this way now. I don't own a high definition T.V. I don't need them to have been re-done in super high definition quality. It just would have been nice if they had cleaned up the original prints before they mass produced them for the fans of the show.
OK boys and girls, name the episode!
Back when I was a kid, I spent too many afternoons watching reruns of the Flintstones, Warner Brothers Cartoons, and the Jetsons on the Boston UHF stations. Even as I grew older, I never stopped enjoying these episodes when I happened to find them while channel surfing. It seems incredible, but these half-hour programs aged better than a fine bottle of Burgundy.
Kids could enjoy them on a primary level, while adults could pull the most amazing collection of complex and intricate jokes, sly inuendos and inside references to modern culture out of every half hour showing. I probably learned more about modern culture and 20th century history from watching these cartoons than from any other source. What kid could identify Hoagy Carmichael? Well I could, because I caught a reference to him on a Flintstones cartoon, and started asking questions. Arthur Murray? I knew him too as the Flintstones dance instructor Arthur Quarry. I even knew more about Hollywood "in spots" like the Cafè Trocadero (Café Rockadero) than I did about those in my own city thanks to Flintstone references. They were as intellectual as a college classroom lecture.
It was obvious that some very talented, passionate people had a hand in bringing this creative concept to life. And to think, these cartoons are still beloved today, even though they are about as G-rated as you can get.
I'll probably never meet a single person who was involved in this particular project, but I hope that they'll somehow find out just how much pleasure that they've brought to me all of these years. Thanks, from the bottom of my heart.
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Yabba dabba fabulous series. This season introduces Pebbles and Bam Bam.Published 26 days ago by Luna
I was asked how could I watch something so silly, well I will tell you. When you have had one of those hectic, not so good days, sit in your easy chair or wherever you watch TV,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Frankie
My six year loves the Flintstones....great old cartoon. Several episodes.Published 2 months ago by JB
I saw, The Flintstones in syndication, as a young kid.....50 years later, I'm still enjoying this series.Published 3 months ago by Kimi