‘The Flintstones’ Turn 50: Google Doodle Marks Anniversary

‘The Flintstones’ Turn 50: Google Doodle Marks Anniversary

If you opened up your Google homepage this morning and wondered why the Doodle depicts a scene from “The Flintstones,” there’s a perfectly good explanation. You see today (Thursday, September 30th), is when the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon celebrates its 50th anniversary.

As reported by Heidi Blake over at telegraph.co.uk, the search engine’s usual multi-colored logo has now been replaced by an image of The Flintstones in their Stone Age car. “The Flintstones” first aired on September 30th 1960 on ABC, and ended its run on April 1st 1966.

The animated series – set in the fictional town of Bedrock – became popular with children all across the world, and is still a favorite among families today. “The Flintstones” followed the rather comical happenings of a Stone Age man called Fred Flintstone, his family and his neighbors, The Rubbles.

With the cartoon being set in the Stone Age, there were of course plenty of rock-related puns. For example, the town of San Antonio became “Sand-and-Stony-o,” the showbiz area of Bedrock was named “Hollyrock,” and Fred’s favorite band was Mick Jadestone and the Rolling Boulders.

You can read more about this story via telegraph.co.uk. What do you think of today’s Google Doodle? Are you a fan of “The Flintstones”?

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  • GUY

    wheres bam bam

  • BTNYG.

    58 years old . I sure do remember the first flintstones on tv. Black and white TV and we only got three or four stations It was a family show that our family looked forward to watching. I believe it was on Thursday nights, time slot I don't recall, but probably 7:30 or 8:00 pm Great doodle, sure brings back memories./ Thanks

  • ambreen

    its kool! alwyz liked flinstones as a kid!!

  • Josh Stephens

    I love the Flintstones they dont make shows like this one anymore!!!!

  • Doug

    the Flintstones Rock! (no pun intended) Have to get my daughter some DVDs of the show! heeeyyyyy Fred! you're the best!

  • Rose MacDonald

    This was my favorite show on t.v. It was told to me by one of my sister's I cried, and cried when it was taken off t.v. and coudln't understand why it happen, I am going on 55 now. Love to had a Dvd set!

  • chamlin

    YEA !!! Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty, Pebbles, Bam-Bam, Mr. Slater, Dino and the Mother-in-laws, GREAT STUFF.

    The Flintstones were and will always be one of my childhood favorites. Happy 50th to all who made childhood a wonderful imaginary place!!!

  • ladiebug77

    A nice, subtle Google doodle with fairly authentic-looking artwork! In addition to watching the cartoons on TV, we really enjoyed playing with a sturdy, lightweight "Give-A-Show" projector which came with strips of slides from the Flintstones. :)

  • chamlin

    Thank YOU !!

  • Ed Sir

    Before the Simpsons, there were THE FLINTSTONES !!!! A very clever American classic !

  • TB in SC

    One of my favorite cartoons to watch as a child. Good memories!

  • Lucie

    I love the Flintstone family. I'm 44 and since I'm little I love to watch them on TV, in French and in English as well and your Google Doodle is really nice. Good work guys!

  • Gregory Emison

    I had the privilege and the honor of working as a staff artist at Hanna-Barbera for the last couple of years it was in existence. I could feel the magic of the place every time I walked in the front door.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000083718013 Dieter Schwartz

    Happy Birthday, Flintstones! :)

  • HBenton

    One of my favorite cartoons as a child! I still love watching it~Great "doodle" on the Google homepage!

  • HBenton

    38 years old~we had color TV but only 2 channels~i believe it was on at noon during the week(loved it when I was home sick and got to watch it) and also Saturday Mornings! Love it~

  • twitterholic

    These are cool and fun facts about the Flinstones.Something else that's related to the Flinstones and you might want to check out is this video I saw o YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7s0n3-RYYk

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