The Flintstones - The Complete Third 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.]]>
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For that reason I highly recommend the Flintstones.
Season 3 also marks a turning point for the series in 3 significant ways:
1. Rather than focusing on just Honeymooners-style episodes, Season 3 delves more into parodies and references to then-current pop culture. Some of these episodes became classics. Who would ever forget Rock Roll singing "There's a Town I Know Where the Hipsters Go Called Bedrock! (Twitch! Twitch)" or Wilma punching an oversized dinosaur that was chasing Fred, telling it to "Beat it, Buster!"? Or Doozy Dodo saying "Squawk! Frantic City!"? Or Barney playing an infant in order for the Flintstones to collect Uncle Tex's inheritance money? Or the "Everybody into the pyool" remark in "The Big Move." Even a couple of classic Hanna-Barbera characters make a cameo on "Swedish Visitors"! The Flintstones even parody themselves with Barney's nephew Marblehead Sandstone imitating his Uncle's silly laugh!
2. Season 3 also marks the proper debut of the "Meet the Flintstones" theme, although -- oddly enough -- it doesn't appear until Episode 3! The "Rise and Shine" instrumental theme that was used for Seasons 1 & 2 is still heard on "Dino Goes Hollyrock" and "Fred's New Boss," but then the "Meet the Flintstones" theme is introduced for the first time on "Invisible Barney"-- and is used for the rest of the series and then later in syndication for all 6 seasons (probably to maintain a more family-friendly environment).
3. Probably the most significant turning point for the series was when the Flintstones grew from a family of 2 to a family of 3! And even Pebbles' birth broke new ground in cartoonland! For one, Wilma is the first visibly pregnant cartoon character ever. Secondly, Pebbles is the first baby GIRL to be born in a then-predominantly male cartoon world! Pebbles' birth -- on "The Blessed Event" -- was the most-watched Flintstones episode ever. Even though Pebbles seems unusually alert and well-developed for a newborn baby, it still provided Fred & Wilma with one of their most tender, poignant moments yet! Ironically, Hanna-Barbera were originally going to make Fred & Wilma's baby a boy (Fred Jr.), but opted for a girl as they felt baby girl products would sell easier. Smart move on their part!
Once again, even though the print quality is superb, there is one episode ("The Big Move") that is missing a few minutes (maybe the original master tape of that episode was damaged?), but that's minor compared to the rest of the set. The packaging is also top-notch, with 3 single-sided and 1 double-sided DVDs in individual holders instead of layered one atop the other. It also contains some trivia notes and a couple of extras (although not as many as in previous sets).
Overall, highly recommended for your Flintstones' library.
There aren't as many bonus features in this set, unlike the first two season sets. This has a mini-documentary on Flintstones collectibles & one on The First Families of the Stone Age. It's a very enjoyable set & highly recommended as family entertainment