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One is in the Stone Age. The other is in space of the future. Were the Jetsons supposed to be above Earth but still in the atmosphere. They didn't need helmets when they went outside did they?
It would be better to compare "The Flintstones" to "The Honeymooners." (And "Top Cat" to "Sergeant Bilko.")
Twenty years ago Tom Hanks would have made a great George Jetson.
Both had buffoon husbands
Both had smart, but nagging and shopaholic wives.
But Jetsons had kids that were part of the story and could talk, while Flintstones only had infants that couldn't talk.
Both had pets that were sort of 'human'.
Both husbands had pointless jobs with over-bearing and obnoxious bosses.
One had brontasaurus burgers, one did not...
Fred & Barney were fuck buddies on the down low.
Their "lodge meetings" and "bowling tournaments" were all a ruse to get away from Wilma & Betty and have some hot, horny homosex--sometimes in a 3-way with Joe Rockhead.
George was deeply closeted, but had a major crush on Jet Screamer. He would jerk off to the pictures of him that he stole from daughter Judy.
Sometimes George would sneak a peek at Mr. Spacely's cock while they took a piss in the Spacely Space Sprockets executive bathroom.
If The Flintstones was based on The Honeymooners, what was the inspiration for The Jetsons?
R7: The Flintstones.
Wiggy is cool
Wilma is not
Wilma's a fool
Wiggy is not
Wiggy has hair wild and fun
Wilma's a tight ass in a bun
The Flintstones was a direct parody of The Honeymooners.
[quote]Both had smart, but nagging and shopaholic wives.
Never thought of Wilma as a shopaholic. Jane yes.
[quote]Never thought of Wilma as a shopaholic.
Nor did I. In fact, it always seemed (perhaps, incorrectly) that Fred & Wilma were barely scraping by.
R12 is right. The Flintstones were working class, while The Jetsons were upper middle class.
I remember WIlma and Betty running to the stores yelling "CHARGE IT!!!!"
When I was REALLY little, I preferred The Jetsons. As I got older, I preferred The Flinstones. My grandfather, even in his 70s would still watch The Flintsones. I forgot that it was the first primetime animated series back when he was a young adult.
The Flintstones was better at social commentary. It was geared to adults.
The Flintstones had the Rubbles as well as a few other supporting characters (Mr Slate, the Water Buffalo, the paperboy, the dino-appliances). Why didn't the Jetsons appear to have any neighbors or friends apart from Mr Spacely?
The Flintstones used to run every day in daytime reruns for the kids to watch after they got home from school. The Jetsons used to run only on Saturday mornings.
I think there were a lot more episodes of the Flintstones than there were of the Jetsons.
Wilma stop this crazy thing!
The Jetsons were more stylish. Less screaming. I think they were more middle-class, or upper-middle class to the working-class Flinstones.
Interesting fact: Though at the time the Jetsons were seen as "the future" with their jetpacks, etc. it was the Flintones that really captured the future - bare feet (the flip flop age/austerity), running to make the car move (no gas: peak oil), crude brutalist architecture, etc.
The Jetsons gave us "Eep Op Ork Ah Ah (That Means I Love You)" possibly the greatest cartoon song of all time.
R21 - The Flintstones gave us the best cartoon song - Happy anniversary.
r21, Coincidentally, "Ahp Oor Ooo Uh Uh" means "Stroke it faster and lick the tip."
I know Rosie was a homage to Hazel. Astro was a proto-Scooby.
Oh dear, r20, you really are stretching it to make an imaginative point.
[quote]The Flintstones gave us the best cartoon song - Happy anniversary
Also the best earworm:
Here we come on the run with a burger on a bun ...
One preferred the crepe suzette and one lost control from a hot dog, I believe.
I think r26 on the Hazel comparison, but maybe The Jetsons also used The Donna Reed Show as an influence.
[quote]Were the Jetsons supposed to be above Earth but still in the lower atmosphere.
No, their apartment building was elevated but not out of the atmosphere. The building could be raised to be above rainclouds.
Well, the Jetson family as dysfunctional because of the dependence on technology and lesbianism from non-functioning males would be a good start, contrasted with the homosexual male bestiality appliance culture of the Flintsones.
[quote]Here we come on the run with a burger on a bun ...
You're a tease! The whole song...
I think the last female I had a crush on was Ann-Margrock.
Both featured wives who were hot enough to have a night club act (Burger On The Bun; Rock Vegas; etc) or be Miss Galaxy.
R10 is correct.
[italic]The Flintstones[/italic] had better writing and was more evolving as the series moved along. I'm referring to its six seasons, 1960 to 1966, on ABC.
Giving both couples a child helped. And giving the friends a pet of their own enriched and further balanced [italic]The Flintstones[/italic].
The Flintstones had cooler appliances and a shitload more hit songs.
"We're going way out! Way out! That's where the fun is! Way out!"
Someone should remix all of the Flintstones' songs.
The Jetsons actually only ran for one season in the '60s. It was then revived in the 1980s and an additional 50 episodes were produced for syndication.
Ugh, all those screaming fucking babies ruined the Flintstones for me.
We had enough of them in my house, didn't need to see them on TV.
The Flintstones were boring as hell. Every episode seemed the same. Fred and Barney are all excited about the all-important big bowling tournament. But wait! As it turns out the big tournament is on the same night Fred promised Wilma he'd take her to the opera! Oh my! What a predicament? Whatever will Fred do? That plotline seemed to happen every other week.
I couldn't stand Betty and Wilma. I always hated it when they'd go out to spend Fred and Barney's money. They'd head out screaming "CHARGE...IT!" Dumb twats.
"He's trying to sell me a tampon, but I said, 'It's just a rock!' And he said, 'Well duh! Everything's a rock.'"
There needs to be a new Flintstones movie. Fred = Jon Hamm. Barney = Scott Caan.
Now if there a live action Jetsons, who would be the actors?
Armie Hammer as George
Amy Adams as Jane
Peyton List as Judy
Scott Caan as Elroy
Johnny Depp as Mr. Spacely
Peyton is too old for Judy now.
The Flintstones had The Gruesomes - that alone decides this fight.
As I really sit down and think about it, the long-in-development Seth McFarlane 'Flintstones' re-boot might work if it was instead a 'Pebbles & Bam Bam' re-boot, as the kids might be more interesting as teenagers than they were in googoo time. Plus, Wiggy & Schleprock.