Do you remember The Flintstones episode where Dino had puppies?

Dino fell in love with the "dogasaurus" next door.

Over the course of six seasons from 1960-1966, The Flintstones was never terribly concerned with continuity. The houses looked different from season to season, the cat prominently featured in the closing credits was rarely seen in the actual show and an early episode even portrayed Dino as a talking "Snorkasaurus."

Another interesting storyline that came and went in one episode was the time Dino became a father.

"Dino and Juliet" saw the Flintstones' lovable "dog" fall in love with the neighbor's pet dinosaur, who wears a bow on her head and a necklace of Wilma-like pearls.

The neighbor, Mr. Loudrock, hates Fred and the two spend most of the episode fighting — and not just figuratively, either. In true Hanna-Barbera slapstick fashion, Loudrock smacks Fred with a tennis racket, punches him so hard Fred flies straight through his house and out a window, and drops a stone wall on Fred's legs so he can tickle his feet.

Needless to say, Fred and Mr. Loudrock don't want their pets anywhere near each other. But just like the forbidden lovers of Shakespeare, Dino and Juliet will not be kept apart. Dino even puts on a tie to impress her.

The episode ends with Juliet giving birth to a litter of 15 "puppies" which Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm take to immediately. Fred and Mr. Loudrock put aside their differences and decide to give away the puppies to anyone in Bedrock who wants a new pet.

Of all the one-off plotlines on The Flintstones, this has to be the cutest. But what happened to his kids?

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Classictvfan5 25 days ago
I liked this episode. I thought it was interesting that although Fred almost always got badly beaten up in his confrontations with Mr. Loudrock, he was always eager to challenge his bullying neighbor to a fight the next time they met.

The only time Fred lets his guard down is when he realizes that Loudrock has trapped his bare feet on Loudrock's side of the of the stone wall and is about to tickle them. I thought Alan Reed (Fred) and Henry Corden (Loudrock) did great work in this scene. Loudrock's voice drips with sarcasm throughout the scene, culminating in the gleefully evil way he taunts Fred by saying "Cootchee Cootchee Coo!" as he starts tickling Fred's feet , a perfect bully.

Alan Reed was even better voicing Fred's transition from blustering tough guy wannabe to cowed, cringing captive, perfectly capturing Fred's sense of dread and helplessness when he realizes Loudrock is about to tickle his feet and there's nothing he can do about it. Reed also does a great job voicing Fred's response to the foot tickling, going naturally from giggling laughter at the beginning to helpless hysterical laughter as the tickling continues.

Hiring top voice talent to perfectly capture the personalities of the characters was a major factor in making The Flintstones the classic cartoon it is.
bruceisloose 2 months ago
Last week Betty called the operator to get the Flintstones' phone number. You'd think she'd know that one.
dmagoon 2 months ago
The tickling of Fred's feet was funny.
daDoctah 2 months ago
What happened to his kids? I'm afraid they became extinct.
Wiseguy daDoctah 2 months ago
"Fred and Mr. Loudrock put aside their differences and decide to give away the puppies to anyone in Bedrock who wants a new pet."
They had already answered their own question.
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