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The Flintstones and The Jetsons
|by Anonymous||reply 54||07/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 1||07/26/2013|
It would be better to compare "The Flintstones" to "The Honeymooners." (And "Top Cat" to "Sergeant Bilko.")
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/26/2013|
Twenty years ago Tom Hanks would have made a great George Jetson.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||07/26/2013|
One had brontasaurus burgers, one did not...
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||07/26/2013|
If The Flintstones was based on The Honeymooners, what was the inspiration for The Jetsons?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/26/2013|
R7: The Flintstones.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||07/26/2013|
The Flintstones was a direct parody of The Honeymooners.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/26/2013|
[quote]Both had smart, but nagging and shopaholic wives.
Never thought of Wilma as a shopaholic. Jane yes.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/26/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 12||07/26/2013|
R12 is right. The Flintstones were working class, while The Jetsons were upper middle class.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/26/2013|
I remember WIlma and Betty running to the stores yelling "CHARGE IT!!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||07/26/2013|
The Flintstones was better at social commentary. It was geared to adults.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||07/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||07/26/2013|
Wilma stop this crazy thing!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/26/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||07/26/2013|
The Jetsons gave us "Eep Op Ork Ah Ah (That Means I Love You)" possibly the greatest cartoon song of all time.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/27/2013|
R21 - The Flintstones gave us the best cartoon song - Happy anniversary.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/27/2013|
Not to mention:
Keep your Hubby happy.
Keep your happy Hubby.
If he's a little chubby.
He's a happy Pappy.
Thank you Wilma!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/27/2013|
r21, Coincidentally, "Ahp Oor Ooo Uh Uh" means "Stroke it faster and lick the tip."
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/27/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/27/2013|
I know Rosie was a homage to Hazel. Astro was a proto-Scooby.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/27/2013|
Oh dear, r20, you really are stretching it to make an imaginative point.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/27/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 28||07/27/2013|
One preferred the crepe suzette and one lost control from a hot dog, I believe.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/27/2013|
I think r26 on the Hazel comparison, but maybe The Jetsons also used The Donna Reed Show as an influence.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/27/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 31||07/27/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||07/27/2013|
[quote]Here we come on the run with a burger on a bun ...
You're a tease! The whole song...
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/28/2013|
I think the last female I had a crush on was Ann-Margrock.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||07/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||07/28/2013|
The Flintstones had cooler appliances and a shitload more hit songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/28/2013|
"We're going way out! Way out! That's where the fun is! Way out!"
Someone should remix all of the Flintstones' songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/28/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||07/28/2013|
"Let the Sunshine In"
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/28/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/28/2013|
The actual greatest cartoon song of all time is, of course, the Rockenschpeel song.
"Make your hobby hubby..."
|by Anonymous||reply 42||07/28/2013|
Ann-Margret as Ann-Margrock
|by Anonymous||reply 43||07/28/2013|
Sorry: let's try the Rockenshpeel link again.
"Wilma, one more time..."
|by Anonymous||reply 44||07/28/2013|
Dumb dumbs, this is a dreadfully insipid thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||07/29/2013|
The Flintstones was AIDS free
|by Anonymous||reply 46||07/30/2013|
The Flintstones had dancing girls ... millions of them!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||07/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||07/30/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||07/30/2013|
"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 Anonymous||reply 50||07/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||07/30/2013|
Armie Hammer as George
Amy Adams as Jane
Peyton List as Judy
Scott Caan as Elroy
Johnny Depp as Mr. Spacely
|by Anonymous||reply 52||07/30/2013|
Peyton is too old for Judy now.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||07/30/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||07/30/2013|