There’s a million times when you wish we shouldn’t have advanced – and then again, you want all those gadgets you can’t live without (shaver, television, shower & loads more). Well if you’re aiming for a life like that – book up an apartment in Bedrock!
As Flintstones turn 50, they leave behind a footprint of utter success, sheer creativity & a lifetime of laughter (Remember those endless times when Fred thumped Barney on his head). A unique blend of eras and emotions – Flintstones hooked up (and is still doing so) toddlers, kids & adults alike. One didn’t realize the decades pass – while were still enjoying a fiery dialogue between Fred & Wilma’s mother or maybe the one between him & Mr Slate. The creative team of Flintstones must be congratulated exclusively for inventing such brainstorming gadgets – bird-bill cameras which will make todays digital image recorders look uninteresting (no pun intended). On a serious note, Flintstones was all about fun, family & life – and today, it celebrates its Golden Anniversary – a milestone very few could reach successfully.
Though the Flintstones family was ‘chalked’ out to be the heart of the sitcom, equal importance has been given to their neighbors (Barney, Betty, Bam Bam, etc) and the rest of Bedrock (Rockville) making “Flintstones” a truly Big-Picture story! One still remembers the meetings of the “Loyal Order of the Water Buffaloes” and the visits to the Mall (the Pool Alley), Amphitheatre, Rockapedia Hospital, Restaurants (serving delicious Brontosaurus ribs), Bedrock Airport (served by Ptrans-Pterodactyl Airlines). And who would forget the Cobblestone way where lived the two most endearing families – the Flintstones & the Rubbles. The common fence which had been a center table for the wives’ discussions or Fred’s garage which witnessed his fanatical experiments (guess who used to be the white mice)!
And who could forget Gazoo – the green alien who used to stir up Fred from his dreams & help him when least required. Or Mr Slate, who seldom said anything more than “Flintstones, you are fired”. Or maybe Bam Bam and his ground-shaking thwacks or Dino pouncing on Fred instantaneously after he arrived inside the house.
All in all, it was a journey no one can (and no one wants) to forget for a lifetime. Somewhere, we are still stuck up in Bedrock, walking down the not-so-buzzy-anymore streets, waiting eagerly for that ever-famous bellow – “YABBA DABBA DOO”!