- September 30 -

The Flintstones Premiered, 1960

The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The Flintstones was about a working-class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next-door neighbor and best...

The Flintstones Premiered, 1960

The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The Flintstones was about a working-class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next-door neighbor and best friend.
The show's continuing popularity rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern everyday concerns in the Stone Age setting. The Flintstones was the most financially successful network animated franchise for three decades, until The Simpsons debuted.

The show is set in the Stone Age town of Bedrock. (In some of the earlier episodes, it was also referred to as 'Rockville'.) In this fantasy version of the past, dinosaurs, saber-toothed tigers, woolly mammoths, and other long-extinct animals co-exist with cavemen. Like their mid-20th century counterparts, these cavemen listen to records, live in split-level homes, and eat out at restaurants, yet their technology is made entirely from pre-industrial materials and largely powered through the use of animals. For example, the cars are made out of stone, wood, and animal skins, and powered by the passengers' feet (as in the theme song, 'Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet').
The original pilot episode clip was called The Flagstones (which first appeared in 1959 as a 90-second promotion to draw advertisers to the show) and was later reincorporated into the show's first episode (third episode in original air date order). The show's name was changed to The Flintstones shortly thereafter.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones

Categories:

You may also like...

Interesting events from Funny category.

April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day is celebrated in many countries on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools' Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. In Italy, France and Belgium, children...

International Fun at Work Day

This is a day to have fun at work because work should be fun- and April 1st (April Fool's Day) is a very good chance to celebrate it. Originally called National Fun at Work Day (USA), International Fun at Work Day began in 1996 by the folks at Playfair in an effort to create "a joyous and...

Go For Broke Day

Today is your chance to risk it all. Gamble and bet, because on Go for Broke Day, luck is on your side. Not a gambler? No problem, this day is not necessarily about money. Anything goes, from relationships, jobs, projects, and basically any decision that has been going through your...

Foursquare Day

Foursquare acknowledged a grass-roots effort that started in Tampa, Florida in 2010 by declaring April 16 "Foursquare Day", April being the 4th month and the 16th being equal to four squared. Some cities have made official proclamations of April 16 being Foursquare Day (Istanbul, Turkey; Atlanta,...

Smile Power Day

Celebrate Smile Power Day with a great smile. Smiling (even when you’re not happy) can help lift your mood and it helps everyone around you feel better. Try smiling at someone you pass on the street or when you pick up your morning coffee. When you smile at another person you not only...

Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

The origins for this special day can be attributed to the old saying, 'It's so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk,' which dates to at least 1899. Sometimes, on hot summer days, the rays of the sun beat down with such force that it seems hard to breathe. Everything you touch is hot,...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet