8 creative ways The Flintstones brought technology to Bedrock

They're called the modern Stone Age family for a reason.

The Flintstones took place in the Modern Stone Age, and while they lived a prehistoric life, there were some technological advances in Bedrock. 

From tuning the TV to mowing the lawn, Bedrock was very innovative for its time and brought some of the technology staples we know and love back into prehistoric times. 

Here's a look at eight of the best prehistoric technology The Flintstones had to offer. 

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1. Rabbit ears for the TV

This takes the TV antenna term of rabbit ears to a very literal level. Fred has to get these Rabbitsaurus ears just right so the clearest of pictures comes in on the television set. According to Fred, these ears can control contrast levels and brightness. We hope for this rabbitsaurus' sake whatever show Fred is watching isn't a multiple-hour special!

2. Lawn mowers

Some people like mowing the lawn while others simply don't. It seems Fred isn't thrilled about cutting his grass, but it could be worse! All he has to do is push. This hungry dinosaur does the rest! This landscaping tech, combined with the Crabasaurus Barney owns, it might be tough to have your prehistoric yard in as good of shape as these two neighbors. 

3. Telephone

The most convenient way to communicate when not face-to-face today is of course through the cell phone. Whether a direct text message or one through social media, it seems to be the easiest way to engage with one another. Well, at one time, one could only make a phone call. Perhaps the telephone was really invented in Bedrock? Use the rotary dial to phone a friend and communicate through what seems to be a rock-shell of some sort. We wonder, how clear is the reception while using a rock phone?

4. Automatic bowling pinsetter

Fred and Barney love to go bowling. What a luxury to have an automatic pinsetter after rocking a strike! This invention couldn't be possible without the help from an Octopusaurus, who can grab all the pins at once, making for a quick game. 

5. Typewriter

There wasn't any kind of rock computers in the Modern Stone Age, but residents of Bedrock could have their own typewriter! Bird creatures did a lot of work in this era, including the ability to put words on a sheet of rock! When you think about it, these type-writing birds were pretty high-tech. How did they know what letters Wilma was pushing? 

6. Record Player

There was only one way to listen to a favorite classic-rock tune in Bedrock: via the animal-tandem record player. Just crank the turtle-table and place the beak on the record. If the record is a long one, don't be surprised if there's a power-shortage! 

7. Car jack

If a Bedrock resident happens to get a crack in their tire, the simple use of this turtle car jack will have them pedaling on the rock roads again in no time. 

8. Camera

Even the Flintstone family could capture a moment in time with the rock camera! All they needed was the rock base of the camera and a small bird inside to capture the image! Shortly after setting the shot, a pola-rock image would be ready for display! 

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Coldnorth 20 days ago
I purchased the purple Dino t shirt from me tv and only one person who saw me recognized him. How sad I always loved Dino. I enjoy the memories when I look at him
RichLorn 25 days ago
The origin of the term "It might bite you in the a..." began in the Flintstones's bathroom.
Arturus 26 days ago
A lot of the shows had fun with current technology of the time or like Star Trek planted seeds. They asked the guy who created cell phones where he got the Idea, he held his cell phone up and said beam me up Scotty. The doctors bed that everyone laued on. Roddenberry got a call from a company working on one of those asking where he got the Idea. How much of Jewels Vern's fictional books are now fact. Just like the Muppet show they had the slapstick for the kids and then something Fred or Barney would say for the grownups. But all of it good clean fun. No double meanings all G rated. When I was a kid ALL TV was family time. I grew up on westerns I was watching reruns of The Lone Ranger. It was rated PG.
With all the good values he taught us kids back then. Yet today you can have serious sexual inuendows and language I would have gotten my mouth washed out with soap if I said them in the 7:00 "Family" time. In those old westerns we learned WHEN to use a gun. Not how to waste you ammo for no reason like today. I was an armored car driver back when we still carried revolvers and our lieutenant when the Semiautomatics with the 20-40 clips came out. I asked what he thought of them and he said If you can't hit the guy you are shooting at on 5 rounds Run. (One chamber was empty for safety.) Wise words. A lot of the good I am is because I watched and wanted to be like those guys who carried a gun. Do I want to go kill my best friend because I saw him talking to my girlfriend?
That is actually from a rap song. No because those shows taught me When to use a gun.
A lot of the tech we have today is because someone saw it in Star Trek, Lost in Space, The Jetsons, and others. Have a great day and when you tell them goodbye say beam me up Scotty. Goodbye.
tootsieg 28 days ago
Love the gadgets and the animal comments.
cperrynaples 1 month ago
And there was one episode where Fred tried to sing opera and the bird hated it! And don't forget it was a bird who told Fred it was quitting time! Sometimes he was a steam whistle and sometimes he sounded like a bird who had his [BLANK] squeezed...LOL!
BTW, did you notice the stone phone had only 5 holes whereas a rotary phone had 10? Guess there must have been fewer phones back then...LOL!
RichLorn cperrynaples 25 days ago
And fewer area codes too.
cperrynaples 1 month ago
Did anybody see the Robot Chicken where Barney kills Fred and then has to kill the talking appliances?
Catman 1 month ago
Ever seen the Weird Al Flintstones Anthem?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtV_nQKhkdY
Andybandit 1 month ago
I don't like the way the animals are being used on the Flintstones, but the animals comments are hilarious.
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Arturus BigE 26 days ago
Yes only a cartoon but just like the Muppets and Mel Brooks they had fun with but didn't make fun of. We need humor like the Flintstones and not the sexual inuendow garbage humor we have now.
Arturus Andybandit 26 days ago
That was their technology and I wish the tiger would have talked once in a while they could have given him some good lines it would have been funnier if he sounded like John Wayne or for a better laugh Vincent Price. John Wayne would have been better. They were fun to watch both as a kid and after I was grown up.
albundy BigE 23 days ago
Woke idiots even here at me.tv. Reality eludes them. Bet they think that man has caused climate change too.
justjeff 1 month ago
Another *brilliant" MeTV proof-read... "animal-tandum record player".. It's "tandem", folks...
MrsPhilHarris 1 month ago
Love the Crabasaurus!
Well, I learned an important lesson. Not to use a crabasaurus to ready myself for Speedo bathing suit season. Sigh.
LoveMETV22 harlow1313 1 month ago
Surely the "Crabasaurus" learned an important lesson as well. ​🌊​🐚​
LoveMETV22 1 month ago
It's fun the way they portray the technological advances on The Flintstones and funny some of the comments the animals have about their tasks.
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