YABBA DABBA DOO! Seth MacFarlane Finally Gets Go-Ahead To Reboot 'The Flintstones'

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  1. FilmCritic3000

    FilmCritic3000 Active Member

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    http://www.deadline.com/2011/05/yab...-ahead-to-reboot-the-flintstones/#more-132645

    And for anyone curious if this incarnation will have the same tone as MacFarlane's other animated series....

     
  2. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    Why?
     
  3. That Don Guy

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    Haven't there been enough reboots of The Flintstones? Remember NBC's reboot, where they started with Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm as tweens (the first episode dealt with them in some Little League-style baseball game), only for them to suddenly revert to infants? They have been infants, tweens, high school students, and adults (who got married and had twins).

    How about a new version of The Jetsons instead?
     
  4. TonyD79

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    Nooooooooooooo!!!!
     
  5. mattack

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    Revert to infants? Wasn't that two different shows?

    Searching imdb, the teen Pebbles/Bamm-bamm was on "The Flintstone Comedy Hour" (1972), and it sounds like you're referring to "The Flintstones Little Big League" (1978).

    I knew they reran (on Saturday mornings) shows a lot back then.. but I'd guess I saw it at least 4-5 years after that.
     
  6. wmcbrine

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  7. Neenahboy

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    Dear God, no. Please no.
     
  8. JYoung

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    Interesting move.

    One does have to remember that McFarlane started out as an animator for Hanna Barbara.

    It really does depend if McFarlane decides to give this the Family Guy treatment or not.
     
  9. Jesda

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    Blech.
     
  10. FilmCritic3000

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    My understanding is that is one of the reasons why the negotiations for this deal took so long: Warner Bros. would not relinquish the rights unless MacFarlane produced a more family-friendly series.

    And as others have stated, MacFarlane got his start at Cartoon Network, where he worked on Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and Cow and Chicken.
     
  11. wprager

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    My innocence has just been sold.

    I wonder how much I got for it.
     
  12. SurvivorFan

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    is it...
    This can only end badly.
     
  13. Sirius Black

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    Can MacFarlane do anything original? Family Guy rips off The Simpsons on a weekly basis. Not that The Simpsons is 100% original anymore either.

    Where are original ideas today?
     
  14. Alfer

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    Bad bad bad bad bad bad idea.
     
  15. Cearbhaill

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  16. That Don Guy

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    After the original ABC series, there was CBS's Saturday morning half-hour The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (where they are in high school - this is where Penny, Wiggy, and Moonrock were introduced); CBS later added bits and pieces of filler material to expand each episode to an hour, and called it The Flintstone Comedy Hour.

    Yes, the "tweenage" Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm were from The Flintstones Little Big League, which was, more or less, the pilot for a new half-hour series NBC ran (Sundays at 7, I think, although it may have moved to Saturday mornings). I thought there was at least one episode in that series (after TFLBL) where Pebbles was still about 12, but then it shifted to having her being an infant (almost certainly because too many people felt "it wasn't The Flintstones if Pebbles isn't a baby"). For some reason, they are listed individually by episode title at IMDB (for example, "Jogging Fever").
     
  17. JYoung

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    Nope.
    That's not quite correct.

    I've heard McFarlane talk about this and his first paying gig was for Hanna Barbera, who put on his first professional series, Larry and Steve as part of the What a Cartoon show.

    He got their attention with his student film, The Life of Larry.
     
  18. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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  19. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    So "The Flintstones" is going to be quite the departure for him -- it involves two loveable idiots and two hot wives, with the son and daughter split between them.
     
  20. BK89

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    And Dino is the non-human friend. Now we just need the Great Gazoo to become a sadist (he is comically sized). Perfect!
     

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