May 14, 2022



(CBS, September 9, 1972-January 26, 1974)
Hanna-Barbera Productions
Alan Reed – Fred Flintstone
Mel Blanc – Barney Rubble, Dino, Zonk, Stub
Jean Vander Pyl – Wilma Flintstone
Gay Hartwig – Betty Rubble, Wiggy Rockstone, Cindy Curbstone
Mickey Stevens – Pebbles Flintstone (new material)
Sally Struthers – Pebbles Flintstone (old material)
Jay North – Bamm-Bamm Rubble
John Stephenson – Noodles, Mr. Slate
Lennie Weinrib – Moonrock Crater, Bronto
Mitzi McCall – Penny Pillar
Don Messick – Schleprock

For a history of The Flintstones franchise, check out the post here.

  With The Flintstones reruns and their first spin-off, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, doing well in the ratings, CBS decided to expand their Flintstones franchise with a second spin-off. The Flintstone Comedy Hour was a continuation of both the original series and The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show with a touch of the popular variety show format.

Promo artwork featuring the adults getting down with the Bedrock Rockers.

The first half hour was comprised of shorts starring Fred (Alan Reed) and Barney (Mel Blanc) in their usual misadventures around Bedrock and others focusing on Pebbles (Mickey Stevens), Bamm-Bamm (Jay North) and their friends: genius inventor Moonrock Crater (Lenny Weinrib), weight-obsessed Penny Pillar (Mitzi McCall), and horoscope-obsessed Wiggy Rockstone (Gay Hartwig). Three shorts aired every episode for most of the series’ run; alternating between two with the adults and two with the teens. The second half hour was comprised of reruns of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm. Stevens replaced original Pebbles voice Sally Struthers for all the new material made for the show due to Struthers’ commitment starring on the popular sitcom All in the Family.

Barney gets roped into another of Fred's schemes.

Between the story segments, the characters would rattle off jokes and horoscopes, and musical numbers would be performed by Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm’s new band, the Bedrock Rockers. With Pebbles on keyboard, Bamm-Bamm on bass, Moonrock on drums, Penny on tambourine and Wiggy on flute, the teens belted out two song numbers per episode. The songs were written by various Screen Gems (distributor of Hanna-Barbera’s shows) staff members including David Gates, Tony Dancy, Craig Fairchild, Jackie Mills, Leonard Petit and Tom Jenkins. The actual performers were The Ron Hicklin Singers; a Los Angeles-based group of studio singers organized by Ron Hicklin that performed music for television, film and commercials often uncredited or credited under specialized names. This line-up featured Tom Bahler, John Bahler, Jackie Ward and Stan Farber.

The Flintstone Comedy Hour debuted on CBS on September 9, 1972. The series was written by Tom Dagenais, Jack Hanrahan, Len Janson, Sheldon Mann, Jack Mendelsohn, Chuck Menville, Howard Morganstern, Bob Ogle and Dick Robbins. Hoyt Curtin served as the musical director and Paul DeKorte was the music supervisor, while the music was composed and conducted by Dean Elliott. After a full year on the air, the Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm reruns were dropped to shorten the series to a half-hour. Renamed The Flintstone Comedy Show, it continued airing in reruns until that January.

Bamm-Bamm, Wiggy, Pebbles, Penny and Moonrock making beautiful music.

It would be 5 years until the next all-new Flintstones series hit television, following Fred Silverman from CBS over to NBC (which included a second show to use the name The Flintstone Comedy Show). In the interim was the syndicated package show Fred Flintstone and Friends, which combined the segments from this show and episodes of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm alternating weekly with daily serialized versions of Goober and the Ghost Chasers, Jeannie, Partridge Family 2200 A.D. and Yogi’s Gang. It also introduced Henry Corden as the new speaking voice of Fred following Reed’s death (Corden previously provided Fred’s singing voice in a couple films), introducing the various segments over bumpers comprised of show clips.

“Birdbrained / Squawkie Talkies / Bedrock 500” (9/9/72) – Birdsitting Mr. Slate’s parrot causes nothing but trouble for Fred and family. / When a hipposaurus eats one of Moonrock’s squawkie talkies, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm believe it actually ate Barney instead. / The teens compete against the Bronto Bunch in a big car race.
“The Flying Fools / Bedlam in Bedrock / The Stone Ranger Rides Again” (9/16/72) – Flying in Moonrock’s new airplane is anything but a joy for Fred and Barney. / The teens concoct a crazy idea to get a DJ his job back. / Pebbles and her friends shoot a western movie with Bamm-Bamm as the star.
“Cat Burglars / The Circus Show / Pizza-Puss” (9/23/72) – Fred and Barney get busted as cat burglars while the real thieves rob Fred’s house. / The teens organize a circus to raise money for prom. / Fred becomes a pizza chef just when Pebbles orders 37 pizzas for her party.
“Fred Skirts the Issue / Hair Scare / The Not so Desperate Hours” (9/30/72) – Babysitting is a nightmare until Fred dresses up as a woman. / Moonrock’s new miracle hair formula causes his friends a lot of problems. / A dangerous escaped con decides to hide out at the Flintstone house.
“Don’t Fence Me In / The Spot Remover / Cake Walk” (10/7/72) – An argument about their property boundaries reveals Fred’s property actually runs through Barney’s living room. / Moonrock’s spot remover ends up removing a lot more around Bedrock. / Fred and Barney accidentally help their wives win a cake baking contest.
“The Loving Cup / Bedrock Surfers / Handicapped” (10/14/72) – Fred gets the trophy he’s supposed to give to Mr. Slate stuck on his head. / Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm compete in a couples-only surfing contest against the Bronto Bunch. / Fred tries to help Mr. Slate win a golf tournament to get out of working on a Saturday.
“Something Fishy / Amusement Park / A Pound in Time” (10/21/72) – Unfortunately, Wilma and Betty decide to accompany their husbands on a fishing trip. / The teens encounter a blowhard at the amusement park. / Fred and Barney join a health club to be able to fit their lodge uniforms again.
“Dummy Up / Bedrock Radio Rock Festival / Barney the Swami” (10/28/72) – A blow to the head causes Fred to become brutally honest. / The Bedrock Rockers record their songs for entry into a music contest. / Fred decides to take advantage of Barney’s sudden psychic powers.
“High Noon at Bedrock Pass / Cinderella / Training Pains” (11/4/72) – Fred dreams he and Barney are facing off against a western outlaw. / Bamm-Bamm plays the gender-reversed lead in the school’s production of Cinderella. / Fred trains Dino to compete in the pet show.
“Fred’s Big Brag / Schleprock’s Cousin / Fred’s Promise” (11/11/72) – Fred’s boast that he can tame a wild brontosaurus lands him in a ring at the rodeo show. / Schleprock’s cousin Shamrock comes to visit and brings good luck wherever he goes. / Fred promises not to talk about work while on the family vacation.
“The Big Breakup / Bedrock 300 / Candid Camerarock” (11/18/72) – When Barney breaks a bone painting Fred’s living room the doctor prescribes him bedrest at the Flintstones’. / Nobody seems to be respecting the rules of the race Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm enter. / Fred and Barney end up the victims of a prank TV show.
“Feet First / The Hobby Show / The Reluctant Candidates” (11/25/72) – Fred showing Barney how to win a sports car rally goes poorly when they’re quickly overtaken. / The teens organize an exhibit to show off their respective hobbies. / Fred and Barney end up running against each other for club president.
“Runaway Steaks / Moonrock’s Super Jumper Shoes / Citizen Flintstone” (12/2/72) – Fred and Barney chase their steaks on a runaway grill. / Moonrock’s jumping shoes turn things around for Bamm-Bamm’s school basketball team. / Fred makes a fool of himself on a talk show.
“The Big Splash / Moonrock’s Beauty Farm / Stage Flight” (12/9/72) – The planning authority kiboshes Fred’s plans for a pool. / Moonrock’s gal pals aren’t too thrilled with his beauty salon. / Pebbles and her friends shoot a film with Fred starring as the titular Peter Panstone.
“Oil Fooled / Cave Buggy Race / Sherlock Flintstone” (12/16/72) – An oil tycoon wants to buy Fred’s house, but Fred wants in on his company. / Pebbles and the girls soup up Bamm-Bamm’s cave buggy to enter into a race. / A misunderstanding leads Fred to believe his car was stolen and prompts him to investigate with Barney.
“Watch the Birdie / Schleprock / Mod Clod” (12/23/72) – Fred takes up photography and tries to win a magazine contest by snapping a rare pterodactyl. / Schleprock shows up the restaurant the gang works at and brings his usual chaos with him. / A gray hair leads Fred to a midlife crisis.
“The Suitor Computer / Army Dazed” (12/30/72) – Moonrock’s new matchmaking computer pairs Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm up with different people. / When Fred and Barney dress up in military clothing for a parade they end up in the real military.
“Beauty and the Beast / The Galloping Gourmets” (1/6/73) – Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm enter the annual masquerade ball contest. / Barney disguises himself as a cook to make dinner for Mr. Slate and an important client at the Flintstones’.

May 07, 2022



You can read the full story here.

The veteran comic creator had been involved with the creation or revitalization of various comic characters eventually adapted to the small screen. Notably, he voiced himself in a couple episodes of Teen Titans Go!

KORG: 70,000 B.C.


KORG: 70,000 B.C.
(ABC, September 7, 1974-January 18, 1975)
Hanna-Barbera Productions
Jim Malinda – Korg
Bill Ewing – Bok
Naomi Pollack – Mara
Burgess Meredith – Narrator
            Korg: 70,000 B.C. was one of three “serious” programs made for ABC by Hanna-Barbera, as well as one of the studio’s rare live-action efforts. Created by Fred Freiberger, the series was meant to be an educational dramatization of Neanderthal life based on what science currently knew at the time. The American Museum of Natural History and The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History served as consultants.

The family: Mara, Ree, Tane, Korg, Bok and Tor.

            The Neanderthals in question were the family of the titular Korg (Jim Malinda), comprised of his mate, Mara (Naomi Pollack), his brother, Bok (Bill Ewing), and children Tane (Christopher Man), Tor (Charles Morteo) and Ree (Janelle Pransky). They were followed on their adventures foraging for food to survive, making sense of the world through their limited understanding, and dealing with other people they might encounter. Burgess Meredith provided occasional narration to set the scene and give an educational explanation into the characters’ thinking. Despite all the attempts at authenticity, the characters did speak regular English to each other for the audience’s benefit.

Home sweet cave.

            Korg: 70,000 B.C. debuted on ABC on September 7, 1974. The series was written by Freidberger, Willie Gilbert, Bernard M. Kahn, Maurice Tombragel, Oliver Crawford, Peter Dixon, David Dworski, Len Janson, Ian Martin, Chuck Menville, Dick Robbins and Henry Sharp, with Freidberger and Myles Wilder serving as consultants. Hoyt Curtin and Paul DeKorte composed the music with Pat Abbott, John Norin and Bob Westmoreland handling the special make-up and hair. Unfortunately, Korg fared as poorly in the ratings as the other “serious” shows, Devlin and These are the Days; especially in light of the fact that more action-oriented prehistoric fare debuted in the forms of Valley of the Dinosaurs and Land of the Lost. It was cancelled after its sole season, although it remained on the network schedule until August.

On the hunt.

            Two board games were released based on the show; one by Milton Bradley in the United States, and the other by John Sands Pty, ltd. in Australia. A ViewMaster reel set was released with stills from “The Picture Maker”. A tin lunchbox was released by Thermos depicting the family fighting off a wooly mammoth and fleeing a volcano in the distance. Charlton Comics published a 9-issue comic book series that ran from 1975-76. In 2012, Warner Archive released the series to DVD; however, despite being labelled “the complete series” it only contained 16 of the 19 episodes.
“The Blind Hunter” (9/7/74) – Tor is forced to lead a blind hunter that captured him back to his tribe.
“The Exile” (9/14/74) – Korg believes he’s cursed when he accidentally kills a woodpecker.
“The Big Water” (9/21/74) – Migrating for a new food source, Korg’s family discovers the ocean and Mara’s ankle becomes trapped as the tide begins to come in.
“The Eclipse of the Sun” (9/28/74) – Tane and Tor believe they angered the sun god when an eclipse happens after they enter a forbidden valley.
“Trapped” (10/5/74) – Ree and Tor must fend for themselves when the rest of the family ends up trapped in a cave because of an earthquake.
“The Story of Lumi” (10/12/74) – Korg’s family takes in a lost girl during a drought, but when her relatives arrive to retrieve her they decide to also take Korg’s water supply.
“The Running Fight” (10/19/74) – A snake bite causes Bok to hallucinate and believe his family are enemies.
“The Beach People” (10/26/74) – A local tribe watches in amusement as Korg’s family struggles to survive in their new environment.
“The Ancient One” (11/2/74) – Korg, Bok and Tane meet a tired old man who waits in his own grave for death.
“Tor’s First Hunt” (11/9/74) – Korg and Bok decide that Tor is now old enough to join them on the hunt.
“Magic Claws” (11/16/74) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“The Hill People” (11/23/74) – When a neighboring tribe loses one of their hunters, Bok finds himself competing against the brother for his widow.
“The River” (11/30/74) – Mara is afraid to cross a wide river with the rest of the family after two failed attempts.
“The Web” (12/7/74) – A spider’s web gives Korg an idea on how to defeat the bear that trapped his family in a cave.
“The Picture Maker” (12/14/74) – Korg’s family meets a mute boy who communicates by drawing with pictures.
“Ree and the Wolf” (12/21/74) – The family is uneasy about the wolf Ree frees and befriends.
“Bok Loses Courage” (12/28/74) – Korg devises a sneaky plan to restore Bok’s confidence in hunting after he’s wounded by a bear.
“Moving Rock” (1/4/75) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“The Guide” (1/18/75) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.

May 02, 2022


 This is what Saturday morning favorites are available to stream this month on the major services. NOTE: Not all titles are available on the 1st, and availability is subject to change at the providers' discretion.

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

A Pup Named Scooby-Doo

Amethyst: Princess of Gem World (DC Nation shorts)

Atom Ant

Back at the Barnyard

Batman Beyond

Batman: The Animated Series

Blaze and the Monster Machines

Bobby’s World


Busytown Mysteries

Cave Kids

Cool McCool

CyberSix (certain areas)

Droopy: Master Detective

Duck Dodgers

Garfield & Friends

The Gumby Show


LEGO Ninjago

Max & Ruby

The New Scooby-Doo Movies

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

Pokémon the Series: Gold and Silver

Pokémon the Series: Ruby & Saffire

Pokémon the Series: XY

Pokémon the Series: XYZ

Richie Rich

Rusty Rivets

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!

Shimmer & Shine

The Smurfs

Sonic Boom

Sonic X

SpongeBob SquarePants

Strange Days at Blake Holsey High

Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries


Tenkai Knights

Thomas and Friends

Tom and Jerry Kids

Tom and Jerry Show

Tom and Jerry Tales

Turtles Forever

Wacky Races (1967)

What’s New, Scooby-Doo?

Xiaolin Chronicles

Yogi’s Galaxy Goof-Ups

Yogi’s Space Race

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

Jackie Chan Adventures


The Karate Kid: The Series

Men in Black: The Series

Partridge Family 2200 A.D.

The Real Ghostbusters


Street Fighter: The Series

The Weird Al Show

101 Dalmatians: The Series

Amphibia (NEW EPISODES!)

Avengers: United They Stand

Big City Greens

Big Hero 6: The Series


Coop and Cami Ask the World

Darkwing Duck

Dino Ranch

Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears

Disney’s Doug (Disney episodes)

Doc McStuffins

DuckTales (2017)

Elena of Avalor

Gargoyles/Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles

The Ghost and Molly McGee (NEW EPISODES!)


Goof Troop

Hercules: The Animated Series

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

LEGO Star Wars All-Stars

Lilo & Stitch: The Series

The Lion Guard

The Little Mermaid: The Animated Series

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Mickey Mouse

Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series

Milo Murphy’s Law

Mira, Royal Detective  (NEW EPISODES!)

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

Miraculous World: New York, United Heroez

Miraculous World: Shanghai, the Legend of Ladydragon

The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

The Owl House (NEW EPISODES!)

Pepper Ann

Pickle and Peanut

Puppy Dog Pals


The Rocketeer (2019)

Roll it Back

Schoolhouse Rock!

Silver Surfer: The Animated Series

Spider-Man (1981)

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

Spider-Man Unlimited

Spider-Man: The Animated Series


Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Star Wars: Droids

Star Wars: Ewoks

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Tangled: The Series/Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure

Teacher’s Pet

Timon & Pumbaa


Walk the Prank

Wolverine and the X-Men

X-Men: Evolution

X-Men: The Animated Series


Apple and Onion

Aquaman (1967)

Batman Beyond

Batman: The Animated Series

Ben 10 (2005)

Ben 10 (2016)

Ben 10: Omniverse

Beware the Batman

Care Bears: Unlock the Magic

Craig of the Creek

Esme & Roy

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space

Love Monster

Lucas the Spider

Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo!

The Scooby-Doo Show

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Sesame Street

The Smurfs (1981)

Static Shock

Summer Camp Island

Super Friends

Superman: The Animated Series

The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries

Teen Titans Go!

The Batman

Total DramaRama

Victor and Valentino

We Baby Bears

What’s New, Scooby-Doo?

Young Justice

Animaniacs (1993)

Ben 10 (2005)

Ben 10: Omniverse

Doc McStuffins

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (season 9 only)

My Little Pony: Pony Life

Pickle and Peanut

Pikwik Pack

Pinky & the Brain

Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain

Pokémon Sun & Moon: Ultra Legends

Pokémon the Series: XY

Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest

Pokémon the Series: XYZ

Saved by the Bell (1989)

Sonic Boom!

Sonic X

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Teen Titans Go!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

The Tick (1994)

Tiny Toon Adventures

Where’s Waldo? (2019) (season 1)


Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

44 Cats

44 Cats

Angelina Ballerina

Bakugan: Battle Planet

Beyblade Burst Evolution

Beyblade Burst Rise

Beyblade Burst Surge

Beyblade Burst Turbo

DC Super Hero Girls (2019)



Hotel Transylvania: The Series

LEGO City Adventures

LEGO Friends

LEGO Ninjago

The Magic School Bus (1993)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir (season 1-3)


My Little Pony: Equestria Girls Tales of Canterlot High

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (4 seasons)

Oggy and the Cockroaches

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

Pokémon Indigo League

Pokémon Journeys

Power Players

Power Rangers Beast Morphers

Power Rangers Dino Fury

Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel

Rabbids Invasion

Saved by the Bell (1989)

Sonic X

Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City (NEW!)

Transformers: Cyberverse

Transformers: Rescue Bots (season 1)

Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy

Winx Club


The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

All Grown Up!

Alvinnn!!! And the Chipmunks

Archie’s Weird Mysteries

Blaze and the Monster Machines


Bunsen is a Beast

The Cassagrandes


Doug (Nickelodeon episodes)

Heathcliff (1984)

Inspector Gadget (1983)

It’s Pony

LEGO City Adventures

The Loud House

Madeline/The New Adventures of Madeline

Max & Ruby

The New Archies


The Penguins of Madagascar

Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Ryan’s Mystery Playdate

Shimmer and Shine

Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM)

SpongeBob SquarePants

Star Trek: The Animated Series

Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures

Super Mario World

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

3-2-1 Penguins!

Angelina Ballerina

Beethoven: The Series

Fievel’s American Tails

Garfield and Friends

The Mummy: The Animated Series

The New Woody Woodpecker Show

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures

Postman Pat

Roger Ramjet

The Savage Dragon

Saved by the Bell (1989)

The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

The Weird Al Show

Where’s Waldo? (2019)

Wing Commander Academy


The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo

The Adventures of Flash Gordon

The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police


Angelina Ballerina

The Archie Show

Archie’s Weird Mysteries

Beakman’s World

Bump in the Night

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

City Guys

Conan the Adventurer

Cool McCool

DC Nation Shorts

Denver the Last Dinosaur

Dino Squad

Dog City

Earthworm Jim


Flying Rhino Junior High

G.I. Joe: Sigma 6

Garfield and Friends

Groovie Goolies

The Gumby Show

Hey Vern, It’s Ernest!

I Married Joan

The Karate Kid: The Series


Inspector Gadget (1983)


LEGO Friends

LEGO Ninjago

Littlest Pet Shop (2012)

Madeline/The New Adventures of Madeline


The Mini Munsters (ABC Saturday Superstar Movie)

Mister T

Monster Rancher

My Pet Monster

Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend

Ned’s Newt

The New Archies

Oggy and the Cockroaches


Popeye and Son

Pound Puppies (2010)


Rescue Heroes

Sabrina’s Secret Life

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Shazam! (1974)


Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century

Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) (Spanish only)

Sonic X

Stargate: Infinity

The Super Globetrotters

Super Mario World

Tales from the Cryptkeeper

Transformers: Animated

Transformers: Beast Machines

Transformers: Cybertron

Transformers: Energon



The Wacky World of Tex Avery

The Weird Al Show

Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?

WildC.A.T.s.: Covert Action Teams


Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal