Wilma Flintstone

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Wilma Flintstone
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Species Human
Gender Female
Affiliation Betty Rubble
Barney Rubble
Occupation Homemaker
Goals Supporting her family
Keeping Fred and Barney away from their schemes
Father Mr. Slaghoople
Mother Pearl Slaghoople
Sibling(s) Twin sisters, Micky and Mica, in The Flintstone Kids
One brother, Jerry Slaghoople, and an unnamed sister, both in The Flintstones film
Other relative(s) Father-in-law, Ed Flintstone
Mother-in-law, Edna Flintstone
Son-in-law, Bamm-Bamm Rubble in the early 1990s trilogy
Marital status Wife to Fred Flintstone
Children One daughter, Pebbles
One son, Fred Flintstone, Jr., in Golden Little Books' The Flintstones
Grandchildren Roxy and Chip Rubble
First appearance TF: "The Flintstone Flyer" (1960)
Played by Jean Vander Pyl (1960-97)
Tress MacNeille (since 2001)
Julie Dees (1986-87)
Elizabeth Lyn Fraser (1987-88)
Elizabeth Perkins (1994)
Kristen Johnston (2000)
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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

Wilma Flintstone is a cavewoman and the tritagonist of the Flintstones animated franchise. Her voice was originated by Jean Vander Pyl.

Wilma is a strong-willed, stay-at-home wife for her husband Fred. Serious and incredibly sarcastic, Wilma must always contend with Fred's temper—typically caused by work or money she needs—which usually ends in him looking like an incompetent fool. Wilma's best friends are her next-door neighbors, Betty and Barney Rubble. Halfway in season three of The Flintstones, she gave birth to her daughter Pebbles.

Character description

Wilma is an slim and very attractive woman with fair skin and swirly red hair. She wears a white loincloth dress, a pearl necklace, and red lipstick. One distinct thing Wilma has is that she has black dots for eyes (as opposed to Fred, who has white eyes with black dots).

Wilma works as a homemaker in her household; often seen doing laundry or making meals for his husband when he comes home. She is patient, strong willed, and level-headed, often criticizing Fred for his childish and ill-fated schemes. Wilma can also be pretty sarcastic towards him when he acts up. Although she can get emotionally unhappy when something goes wrong, she still brings affection to her family, and will often be the one to bail out Fred when his plans land him in hot water.

Wilma's closest friends are the next-door Rubble family, namely Betty Rubble. Wilma is often seen having a conversation with Betty, regardless of what topic they cover. They are sometimes seen shopping in various stores within the the town.


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Straight to the moon, Wilma!

Celebrating another 50 years! 50 years of fun!


When The Flinstones was developed under the working title of "The Flagstones", Fred and Wilma were originally going to have a son named Fred, Jr. After the series title was changed to "The Gladstones" and then into its final name, the idea of the Flintstones having a child was written off and initially made Fred and Wilma a childless couple. However, some early merchandise of the show, such as a 1961 Little Golden Book, featured "Junior".[1]

Wilma is based on Alice Kramden, the wife of Ralph Kramden and one of the four main characters from the 1950s TV sitcom The Honeymooners. Like her animated counterpart, Alice is patient, often finding herself bearing with her husband's absurd demands, and responding him with her sharp-tongued sarcasm. Jean Vander Pyl originally gave Wilma a voice imitating that of Alice, but decided to soften her voice a little so as to make it sound less of a mimic of Meadows.[2]


Main article: Wilma Flintstone/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Wilma Flintstone/Toys

Behind the scenes

In popular culture

WARNING: The following section contains content that may be seen as mature or offensive to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.
Main article: List of pop culture references to Flintstones
  • In the movie Police Academy 2, Mahoney says the Scullions' hideout in the abandoned Griffith Park Zoo has a "cave-like atmosphere," and asks where Fred and Wilma are.
  • In the movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Del sings "(Meet) The Flintstones" on the bus, even adding "Wilma!" at the end.
  • In the Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures episode "Don't Touch That Dial," there is a doppelganger of Wilma called Stella Jetstone in a spoof called The Jetstones.
  • In the April 2, 1989 comic strip of Garfield, the opening panel spoofs The Flintstones, with Garfield and Arlene dressed like Fred and Wilma, respectively, as Garfield complains to Arlene that her dogasaurus (Odie) ate his car.
  • In The Golden Girls episode "Once, in St. Olaf," Brother Martin says Rose looks familiar to which she said she gets that because she thinks she looks like Wilma.
  • In the pilot episodes of Full House and Fuller House, the same characters sing "(Meet) The Flintstones" to the baby of the respective series, with Stephanie shouting "Wilma!" both times.
  • 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 Chris Rice's song "Cartoons," Rice questions if Fred and Wilma are religious and would say "Yabba-dabba-do-lu-yah" in place of "Hallelujah."
  • In the According to Jim episode "The Truck," a hustling bar patron repeatedly makes jokes about Jim looking like Fred, and even calls his wife, Wilma. Even Jim accidentally calls his wife Wilma.
  • In the 2004 "New Years Special" of British sketch comedy Dead Ringers, President George W. Bush says, "This result is an overwhelma Flintstone" in a speech addressing his second term win.
  • In the ¡Mucha Lucha!: The Return of El Maléfico TV movie, Wilma is in Las Vegas as a showgirl, which makes the other two girls she is with uncomfortable as she changes.
  • In the Drawn Together episode "The One Wherein There is a Big Twist Part II," Wilma is interviewed as a potential roommate. She is kicked out after the gang finds out she uses a prehistoric worm as a tampon. The worm even says, "It's a living," which is what all the animal items would say in the original series. Wilma is voiced by Tara Strong.
  • In The Office episode "Beach Games," the staff of Dunder Mifflin sings "(Meet) the Flintstones" while on a bus trip, while their boss Michael Scott improvises the background music and shouts "Wilma!" at the end.
  • In the film The Amazing Spider-Man, Dr. Connors's lab rats are called Fred and Wilma.
  • 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.
  • In the Fresh Off the Boat episode "It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang," a couple is dressed as Fred and Wilma at Deidre's Halloween party.
  • In the Sugar and Toys episode "Divicive," Fred and Wilma, along with Marge Simpson, Peggy Hill, Louise Belcher, and Francine Smith, appear on a chat show called Love, Cartoons & Hip Hop, hosted by Nina Parker, in Cartoon City. Wilma and Marge used to be best friends, and went back as far as "brontosaurus and fries," but changed when she became a "yellow-faced bitch" for putting all her "business" on the street, like sleeping with an African American Great Gazoo, but she actually hadn't. Great Gazoo then pops up and brags about it and disappears (saying "Toodle-oo cave N-words") quickly to avoid Fred's wrath.
  • In celebration of Warner Bros.' 100th anniversary, they produced a special short which had the Looney Tunes cast dressed like the Flintstones cast while taking a photo in Bedrock, with a red headed Lola Bunny as Wilma.

American Dad!

  • "Stan of Arabia: Part 1:" She appears in a fantasy dancing with Stan, along with other fictional TV wives of the Golden Age of television who knew their place, as Stan doesn't want a partner in Francine, just a wife.
  • "Of Ice and Men:" Roger wears a wig resembling Wilma's hairdo at the end of the episode.

Family Guy

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  • "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.
  • "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. Wilma is voiced by Alex Borstein.
  • "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 hairstyles as Fred and Wilma.
  • "Peter, Chris, & Brian:" Peter puts "Wilma Flintstone pearl necklaces" on him and Chris as a key to success.
  • "Happy Holo-ween:" As the hologram Peter is defeated, he quickly reverts to Peter from 1999, Larry from Larry & Steve, Homer Simpson, and Fred Flintstone. He even yells "WILMA!" before he explodes into ash.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

  • "Did the Earth Move for You?:" While stuck in traffic after an earthquake, Ashley passes the time by singing "(Meet) The Flintstones," although we only hear her sing the last line, not forgetting to conclude with yelling "Wilma!"
  • "Will Gets a Job:" Hilary wants to cook her Sara Lee food, but Will is using the oven so he says to use the regular oven, causing her to flippantly respond, "I'm a Wilma Flintstone?"
  • "The Baby Comes Out:" When Phil and Will enter the hospital's reception area, Phil hears Vivian calling out for him while giving birth. He calls back a couple of times, which prompts Will to shout "Wilma!"

Full House

  • "Our Very First Show:" The family sings "(Meet) The Flintstones" to baby Michelle. As an homage, the same family members sing the song again to baby Tommy in "Our Very First Show, Again," the pilot episode of Fuller House. Stephanie ends it by shouting, "Wilma!" both times. The latter episode features a side-by-side comparison with the original.
  • "Happy Birthday, Babies, Part 2:" D.J. is dressed as Wilma for Michelle's Flintstones-themed party. Jesse is dressed as Fred, who is late, and knocks on the bathroom door for Becky, but shouts, "Wilma!"

Red Dwarf

  • "Backwards:" In the first scene of the episode, 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.
  • "Dear Dave:" Lister's jacket usually only seen from the front throughout the tenth series, is finally given a clear view from the back, which has Wilma.

Young Sheldon

  • "A Brisket, Voodoo, and Cannonball Run:" Georgie thinks that his parents will divorce due to the fighting between his father and his mother-in-law, but Sheldon counters that this it's typical and doesn't lead to divorce, to which Missy chimes in is to how Fred and Wilma have stayed together.
  • "A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries:" When George and Mary get into a disagreement while talking to the research doctors about the twins, Meemaw tells the doctors to never mind Fred and Wilma and move on to the kids.


  1. ^ "Flintstones Little Golden Book-1961" (2011). bookstevesbookstore.blogspot.com. Archived from original on January 28, 2012.
  2. ^ Lachnit, Carroll (February 4, 1987). Voice, not face, is what gives Wilma Flintstone away. The Orange County Register. Retrieved November 9, 2023.