man called flintstone

Another reason Peter Capaldi rocks (pun intended)

Among the tidbits revealed by Peter during his Minneapolis convention appearance this past weekend was the fact his favourite cartoon series of all time is … The Flintstones.

The freakin’ Flintstones!

As someone who remembers religiously watching reruns of The Flintstones every weekday noon hour on QC8 TV in Saskatoon (I was lucky enough to live just around the corner from my elementary school so I could go home for lunch), and who has The Man Called Flintstone on his list of favourite cartoon movies, I quite appreciated that! 

He even mentioned Wacky Races! I remember that show too!


The Man Called Flintstone

124 in x of animated feature film history
Release: Aug. 3rd, 1966
Country: USA
Director: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna

“The film is a theatrical spin-off of the 1960-66 television series, The Flintstones, and is a swan song (series finale) of the show, made immediately following the end of production on the series. The working title of the film was That Man Flintstone, with the film poster featuring Fred in the same pose of the Bob Peak poster for Our Man Flint. The film is a parody of the James Bond films.

In the opening scene, secret agent Rock Slag, who is physically identical to Fred Flintstone, is being chased through Bedrock. His pursuers, Bobo and Ali, think that they have finally killed him when they push him off a building. Meanwhile, the Flintstones and Rubbles prepare for a camping vacation which includes trying to drop Dino and Hoppy off at the veterinarian. On the way back, Fred crashes Barney’s car, and they make a stop at the hospital where Rock Slag is also recovering. After Bobo and Ali find Rock and put him out of commission, Chief Boulder of the Secret Service enlists Fred to take his place in Paris for a special meeting. His assignment is to meet Tanya, the #1 female lieutenant of master criminal Green Goose, who has agreed to turn over Green Goose in return for a chance to meet the irresistible Rock Slag.

Variety gave The Man Called Flintstone a positive review on August 10, 1966, calling the production ‘excellent’ and noting that the ‘stone-age scenery and machinery are mildly amusing and sometimes highly inventive.’

Henry Corden, who provided Fred Flintstone’s (uncredited) singing voice, also voiced several incidental characters on The Flintstones and would later take over Fred’s voice after Alan Reed’s death in 1977.”


The Man Called Flintstone is available on YouTube.


History is made once again

In 2016, your intrepid blogger and Victoria fan stunned the world by becoming the first Tumblr in recorded history to combine these two topics into one post:

A year later … history is made again!

Both classics, in their own way. King Kong vs. Godzilla has a special place in my heart because in my home town in the 1970s this used to play as a weekend matinee on a regular basis, in rotation with Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear and The Man Called Flintstone.

None of them, I imagine, would have amused Her Majesty.