Yabba Dabba Doo! Flintstones Turns 50 Fifty years ago this week, The Flintstones debuted on television. Host Scott Simon tips his hat to that modern, stone-age family.
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Yabba Dabba Doo! Flintstones Turns 50

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Fifty years ago this week, The Flintstones debuted on television. Host Scott Simon tips his hat to that modern, stone-age family.

SCOTT SIMON, Host:

Unidentified Man (Actor): (as Fred Flinstone) Yabba dabba doo!

(SOUNDBITE OF "THE FLINTSTONES" THEME SONG)

SIMON: The series was set in the town of Bedrock around 10,000 B.C. But Fred and Barney bore a detectable resemblance to Jackie Gleason and Art Carney on "The Honeymooners," with Fred saying yabba dabba doo rather than one of these days.

P: Unidentified People: (Singing) When you're with the Flintstones, have a yabba dabba doo time, a dabba doo time. We'll have a gay old time.

(SOUNDBITE OF "THE FLINTSTONES" THEME SONG)

SIMON: You're listening to WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News.

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