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The Flintstones and The Jetsons

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by Anonymousreply 5407/31/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 107/26/2013

It would be better to compare "The Flintstones" to "The Honeymooners." (And "Top Cat" to "Sergeant Bilko.")

by Anonymousreply 207/26/2013

Twenty years ago Tom Hanks would have made a great George Jetson.

by Anonymousreply 307/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 407/26/2013

One had brontasaurus burgers, one did not...

by Anonymousreply 507/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 607/26/2013

If The Flintstones was based on The Honeymooners, what was the inspiration for The Jetsons?

by Anonymousreply 707/26/2013

R7: The Flintstones.

Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 807/26/2013

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

by Anonymousreply 907/26/2013

The Flintstones was a direct parody of The Honeymooners.

by Anonymousreply 1007/26/2013

[quote]Both had smart, but nagging and shopaholic wives.

Never thought of Wilma as a shopaholic. Jane yes.

by Anonymousreply 1107/26/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1207/26/2013

R12 is right. The Flintstones were working class, while The Jetsons were upper middle class.

by Anonymousreply 1307/26/2013

I remember WIlma and Betty running to the stores yelling "CHARGE IT!!!!"

by Anonymousreply 1407/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1507/26/2013

The Flintstones was better at social commentary. It was geared to adults.

by Anonymousreply 1607/26/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 1707/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1807/26/2013

Wilma stop this crazy thing!

by Anonymousreply 1907/26/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2007/26/2013

The Jetsons gave us "Eep Op Ork Ah Ah (That Means I Love You)" possibly the greatest cartoon song of all time.

by Anonymousreply 2107/27/2013

R21 - The Flintstones gave us the best cartoon song - Happy anniversary.

by Anonymousreply 2207/27/2013

Not to mention:

Keep your Hubby happy.

Keep your happy Hubby.

If he's a little chubby.

He's a happy Pappy.

With Glockenspiel!!

Thank you Wilma!

by Anonymousreply 2307/27/2013

r21, Coincidentally, "Ahp Oor Ooo Uh Uh" means "Stroke it faster and lick the tip."

by Anonymousreply 2407/27/2013

Yes, R23

by Anonymousreply 2507/27/2013

I know Rosie was a homage to Hazel. Astro was a proto-Scooby.

by Anonymousreply 2607/27/2013

Oh dear, r20, you really are stretching it to make an imaginative point.

by Anonymousreply 2707/27/2013

[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 ...

by Anonymousreply 2807/27/2013

One preferred the crepe suzette and one lost control from a hot dog, I believe.

by Anonymousreply 2907/27/2013

I think r26 on the Hazel comparison, but maybe The Jetsons also used The Donna Reed Show as an influence.

by Anonymousreply 3007/27/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 3107/27/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3207/28/2013

[quote]Here we come on the run with a burger on a bun ...

You're a tease! The whole song...

by Anonymousreply 3307/28/2013

I think the last female I had a crush on was Ann-Margrock.

by Anonymousreply 3407/28/2013

Both featured wives who were hot enough to have a night club act (Burger On The Bun; Rock Vegas; etc) or be Miss Galaxy.

by Anonymousreply 3507/28/2013

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].

by Anonymousreply 3607/28/2013

The Flintstones had cooler appliances and a shitload more hit songs.

by Anonymousreply 3707/28/2013

"We're going way out! Way out! That's where the fun is! Way out!"

Someone should remix all of the Flintstones' songs.

by Anonymousreply 3807/28/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3907/28/2013

"Let the Sunshine In"

by Anonymousreply 4007/28/2013

"Surfin' USA"

by Anonymousreply 4107/28/2013

The actual greatest cartoon song of all time is, of course, the Rockenschpeel song.

"Make your hobby hubby..."

by Anonymousreply 4207/28/2013

Ann-Margret as Ann-Margrock

by Anonymousreply 4307/28/2013

Sorry: let's try the Rockenshpeel link again.

"Wilma, one more time..."

by Anonymousreply 4407/28/2013

Dumb dumbs, this is a dreadfully insipid thread.

by Anonymousreply 4507/29/2013

The Flintstones was AIDS free

by Anonymousreply 4607/30/2013

The Flintstones had dancing girls ... millions of them!

by Anonymousreply 4707/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4807/30/2013

"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.'"

by Anonymousreply 5007/30/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 5107/30/2013

Peyton is too old for Judy now.

by Anonymousreply 5307/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5407/31/2013
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