Betty Rubble

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Betty Rubble
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Aw, how about some more screentime. Pretty please? Huh huh? Can I?
Species Human
Gender Female
Affiliation Fred Flintstone
Wilma Flintstone
Occupation Homemaker
Goals Supporting her family
Keeping Barney and Fred away from their schemes
Father Mr. Bricker
Mother Mrs. Bricker
Sibling(s) One brother, Brad Bricker, in The Flintstone Kids
Other relative(s) Daughter-in-law, Pebbles Flintstone
Marital status Wife to Barney Rubble
Children One son, Bamm-Bamm
Grandchildren Roxy and Chip Rubble
First appearance TF: "The Flintstone Flyer" (1960)
Played by June Foray (1960, pilot pitch)
Bea Benaderet (1960-64)
Gerry Johnson (1964-66)
Gay Autterson (1971-82)
B.J. Ward (1986-98)
Rosie O'Donnell (1994)
Jane Krakowski (2000)
Grey DeLisle (since 2001)
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The Flintstone Kids
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I Yabba-Dabba Do!
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The Flintstones
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The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
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The Flintstones
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Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs

Betty Rubble is a cavewoman and the fourth main character of the Flintstones animated franchise. She is the wife of Barney and lives next to the Flintstones at the town of Bedrock. Her voice was originated by Bea Benaderet in the first four seasons of the original series (not counting June Foray in the pilot pitch). From seasons 5-6, she was instead voiced by Gerry Johnson.

Her relationship is somewhat more easy-going with Barney than it is between her best friend Wilma and her husband, Fred, who are always at odds with their money and what she can do. Not much of Betty's personality has been known apart from her limited screen presence in the original series, as it was written as a classic domestic sitcom in mind. Unable to conceive children, both she and Barney later adopted a son called Bamm-Bamm.

Character description

Betty is a beautiful, slim woman with fair skin and black hair combed into a bob. She wears a blue dress with black straps attached around her neck, and a decorative stone sewn onto the front. She also wears a blue hair ribbon on top of her head.

As mentioned above, Betty is the wife of Barney Rubble. She is a sweet lady who spends most of the time socializing with Wilma, and the two often make amends to bail their husbands out of whatever scheme Fred gets in trouble with. Betty is (unfortunately) the least developed character in the original show, as she is rarely seen not following the lead of either Barney or Wilma. In the latter's case, she often agrees with whatever feelings Wilma has in any situation.

In addition to her attractiveness and beauty, Betty can also be emotional at times. She gets mad when Barney acts up and she sometimes feels sad when something goes into the wrong hands. In later depictions, she is portrayed as being a bit more stubborn than Wilma, and considerably smarter than her husband.


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Video games

Theme park rides


Summer job

In the original series, Betty was born Betty Jean McBricker, and worked as a waitress with Wilma at the Honeyrock Hotel. While there, they met the new bellboys Fred and Barney, but due to a misunderstanding when both the boys and girls were sitting in the rich guests' cars, each pair of friends thought the other was rich. The girls had fallen in love with the two men, but were afraid to tell them the truth, believing Fred and Barney would dump them otherwise. But soon after, their boss, Mr. Stonyface, revealed the truth to both of them while they danced at the masquerade ball when they should've been working, and were all fired and seemingly the end of their summer flings. Wilma's mom, who had visited to see Wilma's supposed rich boyfriend, took them home the next day, and while on the road, they spotted Fred and Barney. Wilma's mom did not care for Fred after she discovered the truth about him, but he seemed to make amends with her and for both couples by acting as the wheels to her car.[1]

The Sidekick

Betty Comes to Life

I Am Cameo

Having become old and retired, Betty lived a life at the Old Cartoon Sidekicks Retirement Home.[2]

Betty Sells Out

Betty appeared in a 2005 Dove shampoo commercial, with Wilma and Velma Dinkley.

Betty in the Funny Books


Betty's personality was based on that of the archetypal wife of a lead character's best friend, commonly seen in 1950s television shows; specifically Trixie Norton from the sitcom The Honeymooners. Like Betty, Trixie did not appear in every episode and had a less developed character, though she is shown at times to be bossy towards her husband, Ed Norton.


Main article: Betty Rubble/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Betty Rubble/Toys

Behind the scenes

In popular culture

  • In the BBC Two sitcom Red Dwarf episode "Backwards," the first scene is of Lister asks Cat if he has watched The Flintstones and if he thinks Wilma is sexy, which he agrees. Lister thinks it's crazy that they're discussing sleeping with a cartoon character, but then asks Cat what he thinks of Betty. He says that he would sleep with Betty but think of Wilma. Lister thinks their discussion is crazy but then says it's because Wilma would never leave Fred.
  • In the Full House episode "Happy Birthday, Babies, Part 2," Stephanie is dressed like Betty for Michelle's Flintstones-themed birthday party.
  • In the Mighty Max episode "Tar Wars," in starting up a conversation with the caveman Gor, Max begins by asking him how Betty Rubble keeps her shapely figure. After his mother criticizes his cave paintings, Max says, "Not to worry, Fred."
  • In the Moesha episode "The Ditch Party," Moesha refers to Kim and Neicy as Betty and Wilma when she tells them to relax after they believe she's gone to the wild side in joining them in a ditch party, which is actually a story for the school newspaper.
  • In the According to Jim episode "The Truck," a hustling bar patron repeatedly makes jokes about Jim looking like Fred, and when his wife and sister-in-law show up, he calls them Wilma and Betty, respectively.
  • In The Fairly OddParents TV movie Channel Chasers, Timmy zaps himself and his fairies into the world of The Meatflints, where Wanda is dressed like Betty, but in Wanda's signature yellow.
  • In the Family Guy episode "Believe It or Not, Joe's Walking on Air," Fred and Barney attend the inaugural ball of the Quahog Men's Club, where Fred reveals to Barney that he accidentally caught sight of Betty undressing, who saw Fred, but continued anyway, giving way to Fred's e-rock-tion.
  • In The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!, Barney cheated on Betty with Toot. She is voiced by Tara Strong.
  • In The Middle episode "The Shirt:" Mike gets a lot of jokes when suddenly wears a Hawaiian t-shirt instead of his usual flannel shirt. After they go on a double date with another couple, Mike complains about all the jokes they made, which Frankie says it's unusual, the same way if Fred Flintstone walked around Bedrock in something other than his "leopard man-dress" he wouldn't get any remarks from Wilma, Barney, and Betty.


  1. ^ The Flintstones: "Bachelor Daze," season 4, episode 25 (1964).
  2. ^ I Am Weasel: "I Am My Lifetime," season 2, episode 7 (1998).