Did you ever sing the lullaby in this famous Flintstones episode to your little lambs?

Ann-Margret singing Pebbles to sleep as Ann-Margrock can work for you, too.

One of the sweetest moments in Flintstones history inspired parents for generations to sing the same lullaby to kids and grandkids. It happened during the 1963 episode "Ann-Margrock Presents," when the sensational star Ann-Margret gets a flat tire that sends her searching for help at the Flinstones' humble abode.

Because she calls herself herself "Annie," Fred and Barney fail to recognize the star, despite the fact that they are preparing to enter a talent show where the winning prize is performing with her. So as the guys get ready to rock, Ann-Margrock ends up bonding with Pebbles, and these adorable interactions lead the famous singer to come running to Pebbles' crib when the baby starts crying.

In an attempt to soothe the wailing Pebbles, Ann-Margrock sings a song that today has a special place in Saturday morning cartoon history, called "The Littlest Lamb."

It's essentially a song about counting sheep, but far lovelier sung by the lilting Ann-Margret. The sequence shows cute lambs hopping through clouds and over hurdles while Annie gently taps Pebbles' belly to help her eyes fall heavy.

As audiences watched, equally lulled, the song ends as we watch Pebbles attempt to hop a hurdle as Ann-Margret dubs her "The Littlest Lamb" – who Annie insists is "too little for such a big leap" (arguably the most enjoyable part to sing). At last, the scene fades back to the Flintstones house, and we see Pebbles "tuckered out." Ann-Margret finishes her song, satisfied she's helped the little lamb sleep.

Of course, the rest of the 1963 episode features another performance that rocked Bedrock a little harder. Fred, Barney and Ann-Margrock perform "Ain’t Gonna Be Your Fool No More," another Ann-Margret number made more popular after she sang it on the cartoon show. After that performance, though, you can tell what the true heart of the episode is, because Ann-Margrock finishes the set by saying onstage goodnight to a very special listener fast asleep in her crib.

You know this episode made an impact on fans, because decades later when Hollywood decided to make live-action Flintstones movies, they tapped Ann-Margret to sing the Flintstones theme song for the sequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.

It was the return of Ann-Margrock, but for parents and grandparents who have been singing "The Littlest Lamb" on sleepless nights since the 1960s, it probably felt like Ann-Margrock never really left.

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33 Comments

tootsieg 14 days ago
No but I always loved that song and episode.
SheriHeffner 2 months ago
Yes I sang The Littlest Lamb to my niece and nephews. I just love the sweet song.
Runeshaper 2 months ago
That is so beautiful. I want to sing that song to my daughter now, or at least let her listen to it (-:
DZee 2 months ago
I prefer the "The Beau Brummelstones."
LoveMETV22 2 months ago
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Petepcc2 2 months ago
The Flintstones were the time of peace and no technology. What a great time. 😀 It was peaceful, but sadly to say that’s not the present. It was a lot of fun and simple. 😄
Blondie7 2 months ago
Loved all these episodes also James Darrock.
Wiseguy70005 2 months ago
Saturday morning?? The Flintstones was a prime-time Friday night series.
LoveMETV22 Wiseguy70005 2 months ago
Believe it was also part of NBC's Saturday morning programming in the late 60's.
JohnnyBoyohBoy 2 months ago
Actually, the song I liked to sing was the song she sung called, I Ain't Gonna Be Your Fool No More. I even got my reel to reel tape recorder and taped it off the TV and listened to countless times.

tootsieg JohnnyBoyohBoy 14 days ago
Love it!! Thanks for posting!
Andybandit 2 months ago
I never sang the song because I don't have children. Maybe I should sing it to my dogs. They will howl at me do to my awful singing. Especially the dog that is in my picture.

Debra Andybandit 2 months ago
I never had kids either, but I've watched this show all my life. I remember when it aired for the first time.
groovygirl 49 months ago
I'm only a teen, but I've been playing this song since I was little! You can't beat the classics!
Dario groovygirl 2 months ago
👍👍👍👍👍 💖💖💖💖💖 😁😁😁😁😁
Selia 49 months ago
this episode is so adorable
49 months ago
You better believe I sang that song. To my oldest and only niece and all my nephews.
DavidMagoon 49 months ago
Was Ann-Margret ever considered for a cameo as herself in "Married... with Children", accompanied by Oprah Winfrey, who, besides being Peg Bundy's idol, was in a doctored TV Guide cover photo where Ann-Margret's head was on Oprah's body?
DavidMagoon DavidMagoon 49 months ago
I meant Oprah's head on Ann-Margret's body.
TheDavBow3 49 months ago
I love those type of episodes: Stony Curtis, Cary Granite, Ed Sullistone, The Way Outs and I know a bunch of others.
OldTVfanatic TheDavBow3 49 months ago
Can you imagine the rock music royalty on The Flintstones if the show lasted 20+ years? We’d have Stone Age versions of the Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Genesis, David Bowie, Journey, Styx, and The Moody Blues? Not to mention The Pretenders, The Knack, Billy Joel, and even The Bee Gees.
TheDavBow3 OldTVfanatic 49 months ago
Wow! That is so true!
OldTVfanatic TheDavBow3 49 months ago
I almost forgot Rush, ZZ Top, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Supertramp.
OldTVfanatic TheDavBow3 46 months ago
I almost forgot Boston, ABBA, Gerry Rafferty, Bob Seger, Sweet, Yes, and Jefferson Starship.
tootsieg TheDavBow3 14 days ago
The producers and writers were very Beatle savvy with the Eppy Brianstone episode based on the Beatle’s manager, Brian Epstein. Eppy was the Beatles’s nickname for Mr. Epstein. Another good episode.
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