Wilma Flintstone

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Wilma Flintstone
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Wilma in "Hop Happy."
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Affiliation: Betty Rubble
Barney Rubble
Dino
Occupation: Homemaker
Caterer
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 2002)
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.

Appearances

TV series

Movies

Specials

Shorts

Theme park rides

Comics

Books

Video games

Biography

Straight to the moon, Wilma!

Celebrating another 50 years! 50 years of fun!

Development

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.

Gallery

Main article: Wilma Flintstone/Gallery

Toys and merchandise

Main article: Wilma Flintstone/Toys

Behind the scenes

In popular culture

  • In The Golden Girls episode "Once, in St. Olaf," Brother Martin says Rose looks familiar to which she said she gets that because she apparently thinks she looks like 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 speech addressing his second term win.
  • In the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man, Dr. Connors's lab rats are called Fred and Wilma.
  • 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.

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 the alien wears is dressed like Wilma at the end of the episode.

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.

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