Meet the Flintstones

The Flintstones

I found this image on the Flickr page of somebody calling himself Plaid Ninja.

By the way, I’ve always been troubled by the Flintstones’ car. I know this is a cartoon, but most cartoons have at least an internally-consistent logic. In all other gadgets on that program, they always show the lizard inside that powers it. They never showed that with the Flintstones’ car. Fred just gives it a push start, and it runs forever. There’s not even any dead space in the car where a critter might be hiding.

Look how the wheels are attached. I always wondered what held them in. Wouldn’t they just roll right out?

How do they steer that thing? The wheels are attached to an inflexible log.

Look at that canopy. Look how flimsily it’s attached! Why doesn’t it fly off as soon as they’re moving at any appreciable speed?

And why aren’t Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm in child safety seats? How primitive! What is this, the stone age?

6 Responses to “Meet the Flintstones”

  1. The Watcher Says:

    Betty and Wilma are hot.

  2. Ron Britton Says:

    You can have them. They’re too jealous and suspicious all the time. Those are not good marriages. They have serious trust issues.

    I’ll take Jessica Rabbit any day.

  3. ericsan Says:

    She’s not bad, she’s just drawn that way 🙂

  4. Sam T Says:

    Fred moves the car with his feet sticking out underneath. As for turning, I’ve never thought about it before, but that steering wheel is useless!

  5. Ron Britton Says:

    No. Fred only gives the car a push start with his feet. After that, it runs on its own.

  6. Paul S Says:

    What you have to understand about the child safety restraints is that in the ’60s when the Flintstones started, not even real live people used them. It wasn’t until the ’80s that we realized it was stupid not to have them.