Quick – can you I.D. who the Flintstones are based on?

Do you know who inspired your favorite character?


When you watch the show, you can't help but be taken back to cartoons as a kid, watching on Saturday mornings over a bowl of cereal in your favorite pajamas. 

To others, the Flintstones bring a different kind of nostalgia. This classic TV family reminds many of another show, with another set of friends who are just as charismatic and memorable. We're talking, of course, about the 1955 sitcom The Honeymooners. The show centered around the Kramdens and the Nortons, family friends who typically have to overcome Ralph Kramden's short-sighted mistakes. These sketches were sporadically produced until 1978, and supposedly provided the basis for America's Stone Age family.

We're curious to see if you can spot which character on The Honeymooners inspired each Flintstones main character. Can you I.D. who the Flintstones are based on? Good luck!

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  1. Which character from The Honeymooners is Fred Flintstone based on?
  2. Which character from The Honeymooners is Betty Rubble based on?
  3. Which character from The Honeymooners is Barney Rubbble based on?
  4. Which character from The Honeymooners is Wilma Flintstone based on?

Quick – can you I.D. who the Flintstones are based on?

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Claude 56 months ago
Been watching The Flintstones and I'm still not seeing the original opening from when I was a kid in the 60's ("Flint-Stones...meet the Flintstones, they're a modern stone-age family.")
Where they pull into the Drive-In and the waitress brings the huge rack of ribs to the car and the car flips over from the sheer weight...?

Why are we not seeing that opening? Anyone know...?
Mark Claude 56 months ago
The beginning and ending we all know and love didn't start appearing until season three.
KeithARies Mark 56 months ago
if you had not answered first, that is exactly what l was going to say! yes. that is correct! wait for season 3 episodes.
Claude Mark 56 months ago
Thanks for the reply.
I wasn't born until November of 1962 so my memories of the Flintstones are watching in syndication/reruns mostly. So, I would've been too young to have seen this beginning for first-run episodes...but for the reruns they must have used the later one for ALL episodes because throughout the late 60's and early 70's I watched The Flintstones every single day (while my mom was cooking dinner) and it was always the newer beginning.
Boy, I hope I'm not wrong about that because my recall hasn't been so good lately and I'm only going to be 57 years old next month...
Conrad 57 months ago
Anybody remember the one or two cartoon versions of The Honeymooners done by either Warner Bros. or Looney Tunes that appeared on the old Bugs Bunny Show (I think)?
Those were great! Those and the Abbott and Costello parody cartoon(s). Loved those!
Conrad Conrad 57 months ago
Oops. I see I should have read through the entire thread first. My bad.
Please excuse me for being redundant! 😊
Conrad 57 months ago
This was, like, so obvious, I knew which show they were talking about right away, and knew the answers to all of the questions before I even saw them. *Way* too easy!
csaaphill 57 months ago
You got 4 out of 4
Nice first 100 in a while. :)
The honeymooners would be a good show to see again as well. Even though before my time I have seen several of their episodes and they are funny.
Lacey 57 months ago
Come on guys, now you are not even trying.
STTOS 57 months ago
You got 4 out of 4. Arguably their easiest quiz.
RobCertSDSCascap 57 months ago
Conrad RobCertSDSCascap 57 months ago
Heh. 😊 Thanks, enjoyed that. The "address the ball" bit still kills me! 😊
RobCertSDSCascap Conrad 57 months ago
You're welcome!
Even Mrs. Howell stole it.
My favorite:
Ralph: Did you ever see pictures of me when I only weighed 200 pounds?
Ed: No, Ralph. I never saw any of your baby pictures!
GaryFink RobCertSDSCascap 56 months ago
Where did you get this 80s rap song of the honeymooners? Was it the Doctor demento show?
RobCertSDSCascap GaryFink 56 months ago
From Joe Piscopo's album, New Jersey.
oh. man, l have not heard that for a while! i have that on a Joe Piscopo comedy cassette! another thing that has not been heard for years, Cassettes
Retro-cool, man!
I got my first copy from an employee at a Record Bar.
They gave me a promotional 45 single!
thedude1500 57 months ago
"You wanna take a trip? You wanna go to the moon? One of these days Alice, pow! Right in the kisser."
You'd never get away with dialog like that today.
EmBee 57 months ago
This was a stupid quiz. Only those who lived under a rock didn't know the show was sorta based on the Honeymooners. So even nominally knowing those characters it was really easy.
AllisonWunderland 57 months ago
I remember watching the Honeymooners (reruns of course) and thought the show was great. Jackie Gleason played Ralph Kramden fantastically, he's quite the character!
Rockola 57 months ago
What happened to the theme song?

Mark Rockola 57 months ago
not until season 3
Diana 57 months ago
4 of 4! Hated the Honeymooners, LOVED the Flintstones.
moax429 Diana 57 months ago
Also 4/4. I enjoyed *both* "The Honeymooners" and "The Flintstones."
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