Dawn of the Disposals

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Dawn of the Disposals
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The tale of how Bedrock became overrun with pig zombies.
Premiere date September 30, 2021
Run time 10:51
Starring Jessica DiCicco
Ely Henry
Eric Bauza
Grey Griffin
Jeff Bergman
Tress MacNeille
Kevin Michael Richardson
Music composed by Alessandro Tabora
Writer(s) Joan Ford
Director(s) Mark Marek
Zach Smith
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"Dawn of the Disposals" is the ninth episode of Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs season one. It aired on September 30, 2021 on HBO Max. It was written by Joan Ford, produced by series creators, Mark Marek and Marly Harpen-Graser, and directed by Marek and Zach Smith.

On Halloween night, kids get rid of their new healthy frozen dinners by feeding them to their pig garbage disposals, which turns out to be a bad idea when the supposedly good bacteria in the food turn the pigs into zombies who terrorize the town.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Bamm-Bamm Rubble Ely Henry
Shaley Tress MacNeille
Moonrock Crater Grey Griffin
Pebbles Flintstone Jessica DiCicco
Wilma Flintstone Tress MacNeille
Fred Flintstone Jeff Bergman
Mr. Slate
Kurt Eric Bauza
Dino Eric Bauza
Tommy Eric Bauza
Teen girl Grey Griffin
Pizza guy Eric Bauza
Cotton candy guy Jeff Bergman
Barney Rubble Kevin Michael Richardson
Betty Rubble N/A
Hot dog guy Kevin Michael Richardson



  • Health slaw


  • None



Writer of the episode and creator of the character, Joan Ford, intended for Shaley to be a transgender girl,[1] although the series was canceled before those plans could be fully realized.[2] Ford would've preferred a trans actor to be the voice of Shaley, but the budget wouldn't allow for an additional guest.[3]

Ford also got to be involved with the design of Shaley, being pleased with the final look, which she felt was a little bit relatable particularly with Shaley's bang over one of her eyes.[4]


It was copyrighted in 2018.


The theme song "Big Bang" was written and performed by Mark Marek. The music was composed by Allesandro Tabora.


Dates are in order of release:

Behind the scenes

  • The episode title is an allusion to the horror film Dawn of the Dead.
  • This episode is notable for being the first not to have the Crags, the whole selling point of the series.


Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Polish Świt śmieciojadków Dawn of the garbage eaters

Home availability

  • Not available. 😢