Fred Flintstone and Friends

Fred Flintstone and Friends is a 30-minute weekday animated anthology wheel series and a spin-off of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera and Columbia Pictures Television which aired in first-run syndication from October 3, 1977 to September 1, 1978. The series was packaged by Columbia Pictures Television during the 1977–78 television season and was available for barter syndication through Claster Television through the mid-1980s.[1]

Fred Flintstone and Friends
Directed by
Presented byFred Flintstone
Theme music composerHoyt Curtin
Opening theme"Fred Flintstone and Friends"
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes95
Executive producer(s)
  • William Hanna
  • Joseph Barbera
  • William Hanna
  • Joseph Barbera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Hanna-Barbera Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorClaster Television Productions
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseOctober 3, 1977 (1977-10-03) 
September 1, 1978 (1978-09-01)
Preceded byThe Flintstone Comedy Hour
Followed byThe New Fred and Barney Show

Henry Corden made his official debut as Fred Flintstone's speaking voice on this series after Alan Reed died in June 1977. Corden had previously appeared as Fred's singing voice in the theatrical film The Man Called Flintstone (1966) and the television specials Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1966) and Energy: A National Issue (1977). He continued providing Fred's voice in future Flintstones spin-off series and specials, as well as Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles cereal commercials, until his death in 2005.


The series is hosted by Fred Flintstone and featured a repackaging of the following six Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoons that were originally broadcast by the various networks:

The six series were repackaged from their original half-hour formats into multi-part serialized segments which were introduced by Fred on a daily basis (via voice-overs on brief bumper clips shown in-between segments). The opening title sequence was a composite, using clips from the openings of the various series, along with a new title theme song. Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained an inferior laugh track created by the studio.

Voice cast

Weekly airing schedule

The following segments were broadcast in odd weeks:

Jeannie [Part 1]
Yogi's Gang [Part 1]
Jeannie [Part 2]
Yogi's Gang [Part 2]
Goober and the Ghost Chasers [Part 1]
Yogi's Gang [Part 3]
Goober and the Ghost Chasers [Part 2]
The Partridge Family in Outer Space [Part 1]
Goober and the Ghost Chasers [Part 3]
The Partridge Family in Outer Space [Part 2]

The following segments were broadcast in even weeks:

The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm ShowThe Flintstone Comedy HourThe Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm ShowThe Flintstone Comedy HourThe Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show

See also


  1. Sobel, Robert (1977). "Syndicated kidvid lively; top dollar for cartoons" Television/Radio Age, Vol. 25, No. 2. (August 15, 1977), p. 66.
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