Category Archives: The Flintstones

Snally Boy

I noticed that one of the other monsters described in William Cox’s Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods, the same book as the Squonk, is the Snoligoster. (WARNING: The passage is pretty racist.) That’s a name I thought I knew, but … Continue reading

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I Still Love the Old World

One thing that interested me when reading the Conan stories was Robert Howard’s idea of the Hyborian Age, a mythical era in the distant past when the Eurasian continent was physically different but still generally recognizable, and its people ancestors … Continue reading

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The Griffins Meet the Simpsons

I suppose I might as well take a look at the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover, since I do still watch both shows. It was pretty heavily built up for something that probably would have gone over much better years ago. It … Continue reading

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I Get By on All My Prehistoric Knowhow

Alapalooza – “Weird Al” Yankovic’s eighth album, released in 1993, was named after the Lollapalooza music festival, but the cover design references Jurassic Park. In fact, some copies of it had a sticker clearly stating that it was NOT the … Continue reading

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The Initial Problem

It’s sort of an unspoken rule that cartoon characters tend to have the middle initial J. It’s probably really not as common as you might think, but it does show up in quite a few unrelated cartoon franchises. In The … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls with Advertising

People have long complained about Christmas being too commercial. Stan Freberg, who did a fair amount of advertising work himself, lampooned the idea in 1958 with his “Green Chri$tma$.” It was also a major theme of A Charlie Brown Christmas … Continue reading

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Cereal Offenders

The Internet has had a lot of talk about cereal commercial mascots, but I figured I might as well add my voice to the hubbub. I never was big on this sort of dry cereal myself, partially because my parents … Continue reading

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Stone Age Stumpers

My habit of over-thinking cartoons has led me to wonder how the technology on The Flintstones came into existence in the first place. There’s an incomplete list of animal appliances on the show here, and later specials sometimes updated the … Continue reading

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Even in the Future, Nothing Works

The Jetsons is an interesting show in many ways, but its characters aren’t really among them. Compared to their obvious predecessors, the Flintstones, the Jetson family comes across as rather flat, people who have things happen to them rather than … Continue reading

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You Be Alien

The idea of life on other planets (or, in some cases, planetoids) is one that has been in the public consciousness since we knew other worlds existed. Perhaps you could say they even predate that, as myth-makers have always proposed … Continue reading

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