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The Flintstones – The Complete Third Season

The Flintstones – The Complete Third Season

  • The Flintstones band wagon was rolling full logs ahead by its third year. They always had a solid fan base but now critics, who had surprisingly shortchanged the “cartoon show” two years prior, were won over. Many episodes pariodied current culture: The Twitch spoofed the Twist craze, Hawaiian Escapade poked fun at the TV series Hawaiian Eye and Dial “S” for Suspicion gloriously tweaked the plot o

The Flintstones band wagon was rolling full logs ahead by its third year. They always had a solid fan base but now critics, who had surprisingly shortchanged the “cartoon show” two years prior, were won over. Many episodes pariodied current culture:

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  1. W. Langan "take403" says:
    70 of 74 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    “It’s true, folks! The Flintstones are having a baby!”, January 12, 2005
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    W. Langan “take403″ (the end of the world to your town!) –
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    This review is from: The Flintstones – The Complete Third Season (DVD)

    At this writing, I couldn’t tell you about the extra’s included in this volume. However, as I recall, The Flintstones’ 3rd season (1962-63) is perhaps their most transitional, as Fred (Alan Reed) and Wilma (Jean Vanderpyl) give birth to a little cavegirl named Pebbles (also voiced by Vanderpyl, she would make her debut towards the end of season 3 in Dress Rehearsal (aka The Blessed Event), at the end of the show; her 1st words are “Abba dabba goo goo!”). Many of the cartoons featured Wilma expecting, with the announcement of Wilma’s pregnancy at the end of one particular episode appropriately entitled The Surprise (ironically, this episode had more to deal with Barney’s nephew Marblehead, whom Fred grows to love, though he won’t admit it! Listen for Marblehead’s imitation of Uncle Barney’s hiccupy laugh). Barney (Mel Blanc) and Betty (Bea Benederet) are the godparents. Also, the familiar theme “Meet the Flintstones” also makes it proper debut in this season (it was featured in background music in Seasons 1 and 2).

    Highlights include a performance by Rock Roll, who looks and sings a little like Elvis (“There’s a town I know where the hipsters go called Bedrock, twitch, twitch!”), Wilma and Betty enter a Rock Toasties contest and win a trip to Hawaii (Wilma saves Fred’s life by punching out a ferocious dinosaur chasing him, “Beat it, buster!”), Barney plans a surprise birthday party for Fred and spends most of the episode trying to get a fast asleep Fred home to the party, Fred takes ballet lessons to improve his bowling, Barney saves a baby but Fred unintentionally takes the credit, Fred goes back to high school for his diploma in order to avoid termination from Mr. Slate and becomes a football hero (“Flintstone! Flintstone! Rah, rah, rah!”), Wilma rents the house to 3 Swedish musicians (“Duh, he is Olie, I am Schven!”), Barney becomes invisible thanks to one of Fred’s wacky inventions, Fred tries hard to get along with his disagreeable mother-in-law during a visit (“I love my mudderinlaw!” he reminds himself, but gets his revenge by taking her on a long taxiride in disguise), Fred hires an Italian maid named Lolabrickida (who is an excellent cook and a lot nicer than Grandma Dynamite and the bossy nurse hired after Pebbles’ birth, but has zero tolerance for bad singing!), Fred and Barney go skiing in the mountains and unwittingly prevent a jewelheist (“Psst! Slalom, Shorty, SLALOM!”), Barney reluctantly agrees to masquerade at Little Tex to impress Fred’s rich Uncle Tex (voiced by Hal Smith, “Wahoooooo!”), Arnold the Paperboy cons Fred into paying more and later Wilma insists Fred see a quacky doctor and for Wilma’s birthday, Fred buys her a dodo bird named Doosey, who snitches to Wilma and Betty about the boys’ plans to go to a Water Buffalo convention in Frantic City without them (“Squawk! Frantic City, Frantic City, squawk, whistle!”). Also, Barney tricks Fred into thinking Pebbles can talk (“Do thum backfwips for me, Daddy, or I’ll cwyyyy!”) and the Flintstones move out of their humble abode to be near a crowd of rich snobs (“Everybody into the pyool!”).

    If you liked Seasons 1 and 2, save your money for this one! That’ll be 2 rocks, please!

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  2. MarkD says:
    28 of 29 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    ONE EDITED EPSIODE SPOILS IT ALL, May 17, 2005
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    MarkD (NJ) –
    This review is from: The Flintstones – The Complete Third Season (DVD)

    The first three discs were excellent with unedited episodes of the series. All were between 25 and 26 minutes long. Disc 4 starts out the same. Then I approach the third to last episode “THE BIG MOVE”..with the opening credits and NO PREVIEW footage the others have. Then I time the episode and its shy of 23 minutes. I then compare with a VHS tape taped with the first 5 minutes from a syndicated DFS print as it aired on broadcast TV in the 80′s, TBS, etc, and the remaining was from Screen Gems prints which ran on Channel 5 WNEW TV (prior to 1988). 5 in New York ran older prints that they simply edited the first 4 minutes out of all the episodes. The edit I ran combined the first 5 minutes on 5 New York and the last 21 minutes from Channel 17 in Philadelphia.

    I find about 2 to 3 minutes of footage is missing. The DVD shows Wilma making the statement “The Freeloaders are here” and the DVD skips the next part was when Fred was coming in from work and nieghbors were crowding Fred’s home thinking he was a servant. Fred then proceeded to walk into his house looking for Wilma. Then the DVD picks up when Fred is waiting for dinner and Wilma says “You Have To Wait Your Turn”.

    Then after Fred was thrown in the Pool The DVD shows Fred coming home with very bad thoughts about the big move up in the world. It skips the scene where Fred was at The Gravelpit sulking about being thrown into the pool and then Barney showing up to visit him where Fred sort of apologizes to Barney for being rude to him the week before (which prompted the move)and this gives Fred thoughts that maybe he wants out of his new living situation.

    Still I would have bought this DVD because I was anxious to have all the other episodes which were fine. But i am very unhappy about losing one episode. Thankfully I have the unedited print on VHS plus one taping off Cartoon network from 2001. But it would have been nice to not need it anymore. Hopefully Warner Brothers will pick up on this and rerelease this DVD properly.

    I would then have to buy it again. Hopefully this is not the beginning of a new trend. The next two episodes are also fine.

    But I feel so strongly about this one glitch I will take 2 stars away as a result.

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  3. Britt Gillette "thedvdreport.blogspot.com" says:
    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The modern Stone Age family on DVD!, April 21, 2005
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    Britt Gillette “thedvdreport.blogspot.com” (Chesapeake, VA USA) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: The Flintstones – The Complete Third Season (DVD)

    Turning the television world flat on its head, The Flintstones became the first animated hit series in prime time history. Set in the Stone Age town of Bedrock, the show explored the lives of ancient cave dwellers through the lens of a modern lifestyle, with bird beaks acting as phonograph needles, elephant trunks as vacuum cleaners, and fireflies as light bulbs. With its measured use of top-grade humor and clever visuals, The Flintstones became an instant smash hit – spawning decades of syndicated re-runs, spin-offs, and thousands of derivative products…

    Loosely modeled after the hit show The Honeymooners, The Flintstones follows the lives of burly loudmouth Fred Flintstone (who has a heart of gold) and his wife Wilma (who puts up with him). The couple lives next door to best friends Barney and Betty Rubble, and they have a dog (a dinosaur) named Dino to keep them company. Following in the footsteps of shows such as I Love Lucy, the show’s characters are always inventing hair-brained schemes, attempting to cover up little white lies, or engaging in some other form of behavior bound to get them in trouble. The Flintstones also features numerous cameo appearances parodying famous personalities from the early-sixties… In the show’s later years, each couple would add a child to the mix with Fred & Wilma having Pebbles (a little girl) and Barney & Betty adopting Bamm-Bamm (a little boy)…

    The Flintstones (Season 3) DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere “Dino Goes Hollyrock” in which Fred hears about a tryout for a new animal star on a hit TV show. He trains Dino for the part, but gets more than he bargained for when the director gives Dino the lead… Other notable episodes from Season 3 include “Baby Barney” in which Barney pretends to be Fred’s baby after Fred tells his rich Uncle Tex he named his son after him, and “The Surprise” in which Fred is jealous of Barney’s attention to his visiting nephew, at least until Wilma reveals to Fred that a baby of their own is on its way…

    Below is a list of episodes included on The Flintstones (Season 3) DVD:

    Episode 61 (Dino Goes Hollyrock)
    Episode 62 (Fred’s New Boss)
    Episode 63 (Invisible Barney)
    Episode 64 (Bowling Ballet)
    Episode 65 (The Twitch)
    Episode 66 (Here’s Snow in Your Eyes)
    Episode 67 (The Buffalo Convention)
    Episode 68 (The Little Stranger)
    Episode 69 (Baby Barney)
    Episode 70 (Hawaiian Escapade)
    Episode 71 (Ladies Day)
    Episode 72 (Nuttin’ but the Tooth)
    Episode 73 (High School Fred)
    Episode 74 (Dial S for Suspicion)
    Episode 75 (Flash Gun Freddie)
    Episode 76 (The Kissing Burglar)
    Episode 77 (Wilma, the Maid)
    Episode 78 (The Hero)
    Episode 79 (The Surprise)
    Episode 80 (Mother-In-Law’s Visit)
    Episode 81 (Foxy Grandma)
    Episode 82 (Fred’s New Job)
    Episode 83 (The Blessed Event)
    Episode 84 (Carry On, Nurse Fred)
    Episode 85 (Ventriloquist Barney)
    Episode 86 (The Big Move)
    Episode 87 (Swedish Visitors)
    Episode 88 (The Birthday Party)

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