Top 6 Shocking Things ONLY Adults Notice On The Flintstones!
Viewing The Flintstones through adult eyes reveals a complex world with a lot of dark or problematic moments. You wouldn’t notice them if you’re a kid, but if you’re a grown up…you yabba-dabba-do.
While The Flintstones is clearly a riff on the groundbreaking sitcom The Honeymooners, it does make a few notable changes. The Flintstones is a bit more of an equal opportunity offender when it comes to domestic abuse. Ralph Kramden threatened to beat his wife so often that his verbal promise of violence became a TV catchphrase…
Audiences never actually saw Ralph get physical with his wife but viewers of The Flintstones saw it work the other way around. Fred often threatened Wilma, but that’s where it stopped. However, when Fred did something Wilma didn’t like, which was often, she’d clock him on the head, drop heavy objects on his feet, fling him across the room, and who knows what else.
Of course, Fred wasn’t the easiest caveman to live with. He had serious anger management issues, he constantly twisted the truth and his views on the role of women in society really did belong in the Stone Age.
For a show that took place millions of years ago, The Flintstones is surprisingly progressive about a number of issues. In the 1960s, it was revolutionary that the series was open about how Barney and Betty Rubble couldn’t naturally conceive a child like the Flintstones, and how upset they were about it.
It was a major TV event in February 1963 when Wilma gave birth to Pebbles, and afterwards, the Rubbles spend an inordinate amount of time hanging out with the new arrival, they just want a baby so bad. As a last resort, they make a wish on a falling star. The next morning, their wish has apparently been granted and they find a baby boy at their doorstep…a supernaturally strong orphan named Bamm Bamm. Keep watching the video to see things only adults notice in The Flintstones!