The Flintstone Comedy Hour

Infobox Television
show_name = The Flintstone Comedy Hour


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genre = Animation
camera = Dick Blundell,
Tom Barnes,
Ralph Migliori,
Roy Wade,
George Epperson
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runtime = 60 minutes
creator =
director = William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
producer = William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
executive_producer =
starring =
voices = Alan Reed
Mel Blanc
Jean Vander Pyl
Gay Hartwig
Jay North
Mickey Stevens
narrated =
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country = flagcountry|USA
location =
language = English
network = CBS
first_aired = September 9, 1972
last_aired = September 1, 1973
num_series =
num_episodes = 16
list_episodes =
preceded_by = "The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show" (1971-72)
followed_by = "Fred Flintstone and Friends" (1977-78)
related =
website =
imdb_id = 0068073

"The Flintstone Comedy Hour" is a one-hour Saturday morning cartoon anthology series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The program originally aired on CBS as an hour-long show from September 9, 1972 to September 1, 1973 on CBS. The show's first half-hour included new segments with Fred and Barney, short gags, a dance-of-the-week and songs performed by the Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm band called "The Bedrock Rockers", followed by new episodes and reruns of "The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show" in the second half-hour. The show also featured bad-luck Schleprock, Moonrock, Penny, Wiggy and the Bronto Bunch (Bronto, Noodles, Stub and Zonk) from "The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show".

Mickey Stevens replaced Sally Struthers as the voice of Pebbles in four new episodes of "The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show" and in brief in-between segments, Struthers at the time being fully committed to her role as Gloria Stivic on "All in the Family".

The Flintstone Comedy Show (1973-74)

For the 1973-74 season, CBS dropped "The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show" episodes and repackaged the first half-hour segments of "The Flintstone Comedy Hour" in reruns under the new title "The Flintstone Comedy Show" from September 8, 1973 to January 26, 1974; these segments were later featured on the syndicated weekday series "Fred Flintstone and Friends" in 1977. The program continued to air in rebroadcasts under "The Flintstone Comedy Show" title on USA Cartoon Express, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Episodes (The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show) and Fred & Barney

#Squawkie Talkies (September 9, 1972)
#The Suitor Computer (September 9, 1972)
#Beauty and the Beast (September 16, 1972)
#Bedlam in Bedrock (September 23, 1972)
#The Crush Documentary
#The White Hair
#Barney the Medium
#Candid Camerock

The Bedrock Rockers

The Bedrock Rockers were Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble and their friends Moonrock, Penny and Wiggy. They performed two songs per episode which included "And I Love You", "Sunshine Man", "Summertime Girl", "Yabba Dabba Doosie", "Being With You", "Singing Song", "What's Your Sign?", "Hop, Skip and a Jump", "Oh, How I Love You", "Sunny Sun Day", "Keep in Time", "Flying So High", "It Should Always Be A Saturday", "Shadow Shadow" and "Rock N Roll Circus."

Voices

*Alan Reed - Fred Flintstone
*Mel Blanc - Barney Rubble, Dino, Zonk, Stub
*Carl Esser - Fabian
*Gay Hartwig - Betty Rubble, Wiggy, Cindy
*Don Messick - Schleprock
*Mitzi McCall - Penny
*Jay North - Bamm-Bamm Rubble
*John Stephenson - Mr. Slate, Noodles
*Mickey Stevens - Pebbles Flintstone
*Jean Vander Pyl - Wilma Flintstone
*Len Weinrib - Moonrock, Bronto

Production credits

*Produced and Directed by: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
*Associate Producer: Alex Lovy
*Story: Dick Robbins, Tom Dagenais, Jack Hanrahan, Len Janson, Bob Ogle, Sheldon Mann, Jack Mendelsohn, Charles Menville, Howard Morganstern
*Story Direction: Jim Carmichael, Carl Fallberg, George Jorgensen, Jim Mueller, Steve Clark, Jan Green, Earl Klein, Bill Perez, Paul Sommer
*Voices: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Tom Bahler, Carl Esser, Gay Hartwig, Ron Hicklin, Mitzi McCall, Don Messick, Jay North, John Stephenson, Mickey Stevens, Sally Stevens, Jean Vander Pyl, Jackie Ward, Lennie Weinrib
*Animation Director: Charles A. Nichols
*Production Design: Iwao Takamoto
*Production Supervisor: Victor O. Schipek
*Layout: Dick Bickenbach, Ed Benedict, Jaime Diaz, Jack Huber, Don Jurwich, Andrea Brown, David Hanan, Willie Ito, Don Sheppard
*Assistant Animation Director: Carl Urbano
*Animation: Jerry Hathcock, George Cannata, Hugh Fraser, Dick Lundy, Joan Orbison, Ray Patterson, David Tendlar, Lillian Evans, George Kreisl, Margaret Nichols, Don Patterson, Jay Sarbry, Carlo Vinci, Xenia
*Backgrounds: F. Montealegre, Martin Forte, Tom Knowles, Eric Semones, Gino Guidice, Bob Schaefer, Jeannette Toews, Peter Van Elk
*Titles: Iraj Paran
*Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
*Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
*Technical Supervisor: Frank Paiker
*Ink and Paint Supervisor: Jayne Barbera
*Xerography: Robert "Tiger" West
*Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Bill Getty
*Supervising Film Editor: Larry Cowan
*Film Editors: Richard C. Allen, James Yaras
*Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
*Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
*Camera: Dick Blundell,Tom Barnes, Ralph Migliori, Roy Wade, George Epperson
*A Hanna-Barbera Production:© 1972 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.:All featured songs controlled by:Screen Gems Columbia Music, Inc. /:Colgems Music Corp.

DVD release

The "Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm" episodes ("Squawkie Talkies", "The Suitor Computer", "Beauty and the Beast", "Bedlam in Bedrock") were released as bonus episodes on the 2-disc DVD set "The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show: The Complete Series" by Warner Home Video on March 18, 2008.

External links

*imdb title|id=0068073
* [http://www.bcdb.com/cartoons/Hanna-Barbera_Studios/D-F/The_Flintstone_Comedy_Hour/index.html "The Flintstone Comedy Hour" @ The Big Cartoon DataBase]


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