Fred Flintstone

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Fred Flintstone
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Fred in "Hop Happy."
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Barney Rubble
Betty Rubble
Dino
Mr. Slate's quarry
Great Gazoo
Occupation: Quarry worker
Father: Ed Flintstone
Mother: Edna Flintstone
Grandfather(s): Rocky Flintstone or Stoney Flintstone
Aunt(s): Hilda
Other relative(s): Son-in-law, Bamm-Bamm Rubble, in the early 1990s trilogy
Marital status: Husband to Wilma Flintstone
Children: One daughter, Pebbles
A son, Fred Flintstone, Jr., in Golden Little Book's The Flintstones
Grandchildren: Roxy and Chip Rubble
First appearance: TF: "The Flintstone Flyer" (1960)
Played by: Daws Butler (1960, pilot pitch)
Alan Reed (1960-1977)
Henry Corden (1966-2005)
Lennie Weinrib (1986-1987)
Scott Menville (1987-1988)
John Goodman (1994)
Jeff Bergman (since 1994)
Mark Addy (2000)
Jonathan Arnold Taylor (since 2005)
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Young Freddy.
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John Goodman as Fred.
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Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs

Frederick "Fred/Freddy" Flintstone is a caveman and one of the main characters and the protagonist of the Flintstones franchise. His voice was originated by Alan Reed (not counting Daws Butler in the pilot pitch).

Fred is a working-class quarry worker living the life of a dinosaur crane operator in his home of Bedrock. While Fred is away at work, at home is his wife, Wilma, the adoring pet dinosaur he's stuck caring for, Dino (Hanna-Barbera later retconned Dino to be the childhood pet of Fred), and the later addition of Fred and Wilma's baby daughter, Pebbles. His best friend and next-door neighbor is Barney Rubble.

Character description

Appearances

TV series

Specials

Movies

Theme park rides

Comics

Books

Video games

Biography

Straight to the moon, Wilma!

Fred and Barney on the Laff-A-Lympics

Celebrating another 50 years! 50 years of fun!

Fred in the Funny Books

Development

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Fred Flintstone/Toys

Gallery

Main article: Fred Flintstone/Gallery

Behind the scenes

In popular culture

  • In the movie Police Academy 2, Mahoney talks about Fred and Wilma.
  • In the film The Amazing Spider-Man, Dr. Connors's lab rats are called Fred and Wilma.

Family Guy

Main article: Family Guy
  • "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Bucks:" While walking in New York set to Flintstones-esque music, Peter tries to lift Meg's spirits by telling her she'll find her hidden talent, when they suddenly walk onto Bedrock.
  • "Dammit Janet!:" When Peter and Lois don't return to America after the plane they were on was hijacked in Cuba, it is reported on the news, with the artist's rending capturing a fat man inexplicably married to an attractive redhead, which is in the form of Fred and Wilma.
  • "Wasted Talent:" When the final scroll to entering the Pawtucket Brewery was found, Peter disappointedly asked aloud what he was going to do now, when the Great Gazoo popped up asking the "dum dum" what he could do for Peter, but all Peter wanted was to be left alone. Annoyed at Peter's treatment of him, Gazoo whined that it wasn't always about him, the "fatso."
  • "Ready, Willing, and Disabled:" A cavegirl carhop tips Joe's wheelchair over with a plate of ribs in the same manner as what happens to Fred's car in the "(Meet) The Flintstones" theme song.
  • "From Method to Madness:" Former child star Bamm-Bamm has grown up to become a taxi driver. When a bouncer tells Bamm-Bamm to take home another former child star Elroy Jetson, all Bamm-Bamm can still say is his own name.
  • "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire:" Peter tells Cleveland that he walked in on the latter's wife having sex with another man, and when playing it out he uses the word "bam" several times as an onomatopoeia. Peter then asks Bamm-Bamm to continue for him in referencing his catchphrase, then Bamm-Bamm asks Emeril Lagasse to take over as he uses a similar catchphrase. Bamm-Bamm is voiced by MacFarlane.
  • "Peter's Got Woods:" When Brian is busy on another date with his new girlfriend, Peter tries to replace him with Barney. We then see Peter at the Rubbles', where he is waiting for Barney to finish in the toilet, so they can go play darts. Barney is using a pelican as a toilet, who makes a joke about his predicament. A sheep later made the same kind of joke after hearing Meg was on her period. MacFarlane voices Barney.
  • "Patriot Games:" Brian takes the same $50 bet on a celebrity boxing match between Mike Tyson and Carol Channing as Betting Freddie does, who stutters the word "bet" like the addicted gambler he was in "The Gambler". He then gets serious and claims there's nothing funny about addiction and tells the audience to vote "No" on Indian gaming bars. Fred is voiced by Jeff Bergman.
  • "Chick Cancer:" Olivia mentions that she starred with Victor in a Flintstones vitamin commercial.
  • "Road to Rupert:" In a reenactment of "(Meet) The Flintstones", Meg drives Peter to the Quahog Drive-In, where he sticks his head through the car roof like and then has Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm placed on top of his head, just like what happens with Dino.
  • "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 say Fred, but continued anyway, giving way to Fred's e-rock-tion. Bergman voices both Fred and Barney.
  • "Peter's Daughter:" Fred takes Wilma to Mr. Stoneberg to get a legal separation for not letting him back in after Baby Puss removes him from their house and locks him outside. He had been knocking for 20 minutes and shouting "Wilma!" but she claims to not have heard because she was taking a shower, but he believes that she was simply ignoring him and goes on further about her spending all his money on expensive clothes and hairdos, and not being available for sex, the "passive aggressive bitch" she is. Bergman and Alex Bornstein voice Fred and Wilma, respectively.
  • "Stew-Roids": Gina says that Chris smells like Fred's ass. The scene then cuts to Fred, who says that no one's telling her to smell it. Fred is voiced by Bergman.
  • "Road to the Multiverse:" Stewie and Brian travel to an alternate universe of Quahog, which resembles Bedrock and has a laugh track. Peter and Lois are now called Rock Peter and Rock Lois and are dressed and have the same hair styles as Fred and Wilma. The word "rock" is placed before and in place of other words as well, so they had rock sex which included Rock Peter rocking Rock Lois up the rock last rock night (which also included a "rockphylactic" in the form of a frog, "Ribbeted for your pleasure.") As you can imagine, Stewie and Brian wanted to get the "rock out of there."
  • "Quagmire's Baby:" Quagmire is selling a tape of The Best of the World's Wildest Police Chases, which features the police in a high speed pursuit of Fred in the Flintmobile, also carrying Dino, Pebbles, and Bamm-Bamm. Dino pops his head through the roof, and Fred places the babies on top of Dino's head. Fred manages to avoid them until he enters a drive-in movie theater and smashes into a snack bar. Fred tries to escape over a fence, but is caught and clobbered by the police. The narrator finishes his commentary by saying "Yabba-Dabba-Don't."
  • "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream:" The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is Peter's favourite period film.
  • "Burning Down the Bayit": Stewie brags to Brian about how he attended a baby rave the night before, where he dropped a "purple Betty" Flintstones chewable vitamin, which he claims sent him "flying."
  • "The Simpsons Guy:" Fred acts as a judge when Peter and Homer Simpson go to court over the Pawtucket Patriot Ale being a copyright infringement over Duff Beer. He claims that both brands are imitations of Budrock, but is in favor of Duff Beer. Fred is voiced by none other than Bergman.

Heartbreak High

  • In "Episode 8" (season 2), Mr. Deloraine asked his nephew, Matt, how the stereo was at the warehouse he had recently moved into, with Matt responding that it looked liked something Freddy Flintstone built.
  • In "Episode 4" (season 3), a student wears a t-shirt of Fred in football gear.

Saturday Night Live

  • "John Goodman/The Pretenders:" Although more in promotion for the 1994 live-action film, host John Goodman, wearing a Fred costume (not like the one he wore in the film), does a sketch where he gives the Stone Age names of some celebrities, before removing celebrities' names who already have "Stone" or "Rock" in them.
  • "Kieran Culkin/Ed Sheehan:" In "The Heist" sketch, the thief sarcastically asks if he is Fred Flintstein when told he has two use both of his feet to drive a stick shift. When the hacker questions him about calling him "Flintstein," the thief responds, "Did I stutter? Frederick Flintstein."

Teen Titans Go!

Main article: Teen Titans Go!
  • "Double Trouble:" Cyborg is dressed like Fred during the "Cavemen and Dinosaurs" game.
  • "Costume Contest:" A man dresses up like Fred in a Halloween costume contest.

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