Powered by i.TV
October 25, 2014

Stump the King: The Flintstones

by Paul Goebel, posted Jul 7th 2008 10:38AM

Fred and BarneyThere aren't a lot of TV shows that I can watch with my kids and enjoy them. They love crap on the Disney Channel and I love The Daily Show. While we both love Spongebob, I can only see the same episode so many times.

One show that seems to hold up for all of us is The Flintstones. The kids especially like the later episodes with Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm.

On one particular day, I was enjoying an episode of The Flintstones with my kids and something odd happened. In this particular episode, Fred and Barney got into a huge fight because they were on a road trip and they ran out of gas.

Think about that for a minute. On The Flintstones...they ran out of gas. The reason for the fight was that it was Barney's responsibility to fill up the gas can with extra gas, therefore Fred was reading him the riot act.

Never mind the fact that dinosaurs still live and walk among them, therefore there are no fossils from which to make fossil fuels. Never mind that the internal combustion engine has yet to even be conceived let alone built and put in the car. There's nothing under the hood but a bird who squawks when you pull his tail!

I couldn't understand why Barney didn't just explain this to Fred so they could get back in the car, stomp their feet and be on their way.

Now for this week's question...

Who was the only non-fictional celebrity to guest star on The Flintstones and not have their name altered?

Congratulations KLB! Hoagy Carmichael is correct.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

9 Comments

Filter by:
Joe Cabrera

It was Hoagy. This episode occurred early enough that they hadn't yet settled on Flintstonifying actual guest celebrity names as a rule.

July 07 2008 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GL

Our species may be screwed, but most likely from a disturbing obsession with minutia while entirely missing the fact that the Great Gazoo's doomsday machine is still out there.

July 07 2008 at 12:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oreo

"Never mind the fact that dinosaurs still live and walk among them, therefore there are no fossils from which to make fossil fuels."

Oh dear, our species is screwed.

Dinosaurs lived ruffly between 500 million years ago and 65 million years ago. The planet is 4.5 billion years old. There has been live on the planet for 3.8-4.1 billion years.

Therefor there were fossils of other creatures before the dinosaurs.

July 07 2008 at 11:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Oreo's comment
segsig

They make the cars go with their own feet.

July 07 2008 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
klb

Hoagy Carmichael

July 07 2008 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nosidam

Rock Hudson

July 07 2008 at 11:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nosidam

Rock Hudson

July 07 2008 at 10:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nathaniel

ack missed the non fictional part.. stupid stupid stupid..

July 07 2008 at 10:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nathaniel

Maybe Samantha Stephens and her husband Darrin from Bewitched? Ivaguely remember her using magic to transport them back in time..

July 07 2008 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Follow Us

From Our Partners