Well today is the 50th Anniversary of the Flintstones. The cartoon series ran from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 and was, and still is, one of my all time favourite cartoons (Let’s see… in 1960 I would have been 2.5 years old and when it was over I would have been 8 (yeah, I know I just gave away my age! Who cares!!)). But even after it went “off the air” it lived on in re-runs.
I can remember coming from school every day for lunch (we lived a block away from the school and virutally everyone went home for lunch at that point) and having my Mom serve me lunch on a TV table in our back room while I watched about 45 minutes of cartoons — and it was usually the Flintstones.
Of course when I found out that today was the 50th Anniversary (thanks to Google’s banner!) I popped over to Wikipedia, the source of all perfect knowledge 😉 and read all about it (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flintstones). The animation was great! The jokes were hilarious! The site gags and the storylines were always harmless! I’m going to have to see where I can find me some of the cartoons. 🙂
They certainly don’t make cartoons like that any more. *sigh*
Until next time… YA-BA-DA-BA-DOO!!!!