Did The Flintstones jump the shark? Page 2

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faceless

  • Wednesday 13th March 2013, 4:36pm
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Quote: Kenneth @ March 13 2013, 3:42 PM GMT

Do what? To an undiscerning child, Happy Days was great, at least until Richie left and the Fonz became a soppy father-figure to Chachi (spelling?). But Tom Bosley was always boss - the real star of the show and the main reason for watching.

Celebrity trash gossip mags have not been kind to Erin Moran of late.


I wasn't undiscerning as a child. It was shit.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 13th March 2013, 9:12pm
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I grew up with the Flintstones (as some of you expected) and I loved it for what it was. A good funny cartoon like Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Mr Jinx. Not really seen them much since then but I think they fulfilled their purpose.

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Tim Azure

  • Wednesday 13th March 2013, 11:07pm
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Quote: Chappers @ March 13 2013, 9:12 PM GMT

I grew up with the Flintstones (as some of you expected) and I loved it for what it was. A good funny cartoon like Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Mr Jinx. Not really seen them much since then but I think they fulfilled their purpose.


And Snagglepuss of course...

I read somewhere that Wacky Races was only popular in the UK, don't know how true that is.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 13th March 2013, 11:16pm
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Quote: Tim Azure @ March 13 2013, 11:07 PM GMT

I read somewhere that Wacky Races was only popular in the UK, don't know how true that is.


If that was the case I don't think they'd have made "Dastardley and Muttley" or "Perils of Penelope Pitstop."

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Tim Azure

  • Thursday 14th March 2013, 3:03pm
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Quote: Chappers @ March 13 2013, 11:16 PM GMT

If that was the case I don't think they'd have made "Dastardley and Muttley" or "Perils of Penelope Pitstop."


Dastardly and Muttley was set during the First World War, so obviously it had a British perspective. Ditto with Pitstop. Everyone wants to write for the Brits, maybe?

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Nil Putters

  • Thursday 14th March 2013, 3:35pm
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
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Jumped the megalodon surely?

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David Bussell

  • Thursday 14th March 2013, 3:45pm
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I forget the source, but my favourite review of the The Flintstones Movie was a simple, three word piece of advice:

"Yabba dabba don't".

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Kenneth

  • Thursday 14th March 2013, 6:05pm [Edited]
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Quote: Tim Azure @ March 14 2013, 3:03 PM GMT

Dastardly and Muttley was set during the First World War, so obviously it had a British perspective. Ditto with Pitstop. Everyone wants to write for the Brits, maybe?


Was it really set during WWI? Sure the planes are old, but why have a British cad and his American dog chase after an American pigeon during the war? I thought the Wacky Races was just a knock-off of The Great Race (Dastardly as Jack Lemmon's cad villain and Muttley as sidekick), while the D & M spin-off was a knock-off of Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (Dastardly as Terry-Thomas' cad villain). And Penelope Pitstop was American through and through, based (at least titularly) on The Perils of Pauline. And of course, Dastardly was also Gargamel in The Smurfs, who weren't remotely British by the time they went from Peyo to Hanna Barbera.

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Tim Azure

  • Thursday 14th March 2013, 7:36pm
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Quote: Kenneth @ March 14 2013, 6:05 PM GMT

Sure the planes are old, but why have a British cad and his American dog chase after an American pigeon during the war?


American? Just seemed like a doggy accent to me.

Pigeons were used during the War, weren't they?

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Chappers

  • Thursday 14th March 2013, 10:14pm
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Quote: Tim Azure @ March 14 2013, 3:03 PM GMT

Dastardly and Muttley was set during the First World War, so obviously it had a British perspective.


The Yanks did turn up eventually you know.

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Chris Hallam

  • Thursday 1st October 2020, 6:31pm
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The Great Gazoo was the turning point.