Yes, today I am talking about two shows that I thought were completely opposite of each other.
One is a based out of Bedrock, USA and the other is based out of New York, USA. The one has a colorful cast of characters who threatens some sort of bodily harm to each other and the other stops cars with their feet.
I was talking about this with a really special guy friend and he told me, "Well you know that The Flintstone's are based on +The Honeymooner's."
Yes, that moment of silence that you just heard was me when he said it, and then I said the most intelligent thing I could,
'No way!" (see I told you it was intelligent)
But there was no way that could be true. after all, Fred never told Wilma he was going to send her to the moon, like Ralph Cramdon told his wife Alice.
However my friend told me, "well, he never told her that, but he talked to Wilma just like Ralph talked to Alice. Hey, if you don't believe me, +Google it and I came back with..."well ok, I will." (yes another great comeback, wouldn't you say)
So I Google'd it and guess what I found on Wikipedia. It says, "The show imitated and spoofed The Honeymooners. William Hanna admitted that "At that time, The Honeymooners was the most popular show on the air, and for my bill, it was the funniest show on the air. The characters, I thought, were terrific. Now, that influenced greatly what we did with The Flintstones ... The Honeymooners was there, and we used that as a kind of basis for the concept." However, Joseph Barbera disavowed these claims in a separate interview, stating that, "I don't remember mentioning The Honeymooners when I sold the show. But if people want to compare The Flintstones to The Honeymooners, then great. "
Get the flip out of here!. Who knew...or did you know...because I didn't know that.
Now it makes me wonder what other shows are being done in cartoon form.
I guess that is why I loved The Honeymooner's so much and why I still watch The Flintstones today.
Fly me to the moon and stop my car with my feet!. Tell me what 'throwback' shows you like.
"To the moon, Swangin!" :-) Great post. I love me some Honeymooners, still watch the reruns on video. Classic comedy from four genius comics. Flintstones were a hoot, too. If only Fred wore cool shoes like you.ReplyDelete
somehow I think Fred's shoes would have been made with stone heels...but they would have been very sturdy...hmmm, I wonder...lolDelete
I think Fred & Ralph were both members of the Water Buffalo lodge.ReplyDelete
but if you liked the Flintstones, you must have watched my favorite cartoon, Jonny Quest.
was Jonny Quest the one with the helmet and racecar...wait.i think that was speed racer..but my other favorite was Land of the Lost...loved that show!...the did a remake..but it just wasn't the same...the other one I liked was the one when the people shrunk themselves and was in the human body...oh the memories...Delete