The New Fred and Barney Show

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The New Fred and Barney Show
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Network: NBC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Worldvision Enterprises
Original release: February 3October 20, 1979


Starring: Henry Corden
Mel Blanc
Jean Vander Pyl
Gay Autterson
Don Messick
Executive producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s): Art Scott
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Doug Booth
Andy Heyward
Len Hanson
Glenn Leopold
Chuck Menville
Bob Ogle
Ray Parker
Dave Stone
Chip Yaras
Director(s): Larz Bourne
Ray Patterson
Oscar Dufau
George Gordon
Art Scott (voices)
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The New Fred and Barney Show is an American animated comedy TV series produced by Hanna-Barbera for NBC. It ran from 1980 to 1981, airing 18 episodes that spanned two seasons; the second season episodes were packaged with The Thing to be released under the banner of Fred and Barney Meet the Thing. It is a spin-off of The Flintstones, and the fourth incarnation of the Flintstones franchise.

This new incarnation was close to the original series with Fred dealing with the daily issues of his family and job, with his best friend and next-door neighbor, Barney. What made it different was the addition of horror elements with supernatural elements such as the appearances of witches, werewolves, and the stone age version of Count Dracula called Count Rockula.

Production

Development

Casting

Music

The music was composed and conducted by Hoyt Curtin, who was credited as musical director. The musical supervisor was Paul DeKorte.

Episodes

Episode Number Air date
"Sand-Witch" 1x01 February 3, 1979
"Haunted Inheritance" 1x02 February 10, 1979
"Roughin' It" 1x03 February 17, 1979
"C.B. Buddies" 1x04 February 24, 1979
"Bedrock Rocks" 1x05 March 3, 1979
"Blood Brothers" 1x06 March 10, 1979
"Barney's Chickens" 1x07 March 17, 1979
"The Butler Did It...and Did It Better" 1x08 March 24, 1979
"It's Not Their Bag" 1x09 March 31, 1979
"Barney's Luck" 1x10 April 7, 1979
"Stone Age Werewolf" 2x01 September 8, 1979
"Fred & Barney Meet the Frankenstones" 2x02 September 15, 1979
"Physical Fitness Fred" 2x03 September 22, 1979
"Moonlighters" 2x04 September 29, 1979
"Fred Goes to the Houndasaurs" 2x05 October 6, 1979
"The Bad Luck Genie" 2x06 October 13, 1979
"Dinosaur Country Safari" 2x07 October 20, 1979

Cast

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