Get an inside look at Ann-Margret recording her lines and songs for The Flintstones

These behind-the-scenes photos from 1963 show the star voicing her modern stone age alter-ego Ann-Margrock.

The Everett Collection

Most modern stone age parodies on The Flintstones like Alvin Brickrock or Ed Sullystone weren’t voiced by their real-life counterparts. Talented voice actors like Daws Butler provided impersonations that made the prehistoric versions even funnier.

But some household names require the real deal, even for an animated caricature. Sixties star Ann-Margret was one celebrity who voiced her own Flintstones character, naturally named Ann-Margrock.

The actor and singer showed up to the recording studio in 1963 looking glamorous as ever – there was a TV Guide photographer along for the ride, after all.

These photos are a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of an animated program. They show the cast going over the script, talking with producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and recording at the microphone. Ann-Margret even sang two songs for the episode, the lullaby “The Littlest Lamb” and her upbeat tune “I Ain’t Gonna Be Your Fool No More.” 

Are you an Ann-Margret fan? Take a look at these unique Flintstones images! All photos courtesy of the Everett Collection.

Ann-Margret and Fred Flintstone actor Alan Reed go over the script in front of cardboard cutouts of their characters.
That's Mayberry actor Howard Morris (Ernest T. Bass) sitting on the far right and producer Joseph Barbera up on the stool.
Ann-Margret records her lines with Reed and Wilma actor Jean Vander Pyl.
Ann-Margret rehearses one of her songs with producers Joseph Barbera (left) and William Hanna (right).
Ann-Margrock does bear a striking resemblance to her real-life counterpart!

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MarkDavis 1 month ago
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TheSentinel 1 month ago
The Ann-Margret episode was one of my favorite Flintstones episodes. Loved her beautiful rendition of "The Littlest Lamb" and I also loved the scenes where she and Pebbles bonded.

tootsieg TheSentinel 1 month ago
Thank you for posting. Sweet episode.
anitak62 5 months ago
Please bring back the Monkees tv show back to Me TV
GOOSEYGOOSE9 5 months ago
Please Bring Back The Flintstones To Sony Pictures Television Along With Pre-1967 Hanna-Barbera Cartoons,As Well As Post-1967 Cartoons Like Jeannie And Partridge Family A.D. Please Bring Back The Restored Version Of The Screen Gems Dancing Sticks On The Flintstones With Hal Gibney Who Intoned A SCREEN GEMS PRESENTATION.In Color With Frank Devol Jingle.
TheSentinel GOOSEYGOOSE9 4 months ago
Regarding the Flintstones, Warner Bros. has owned the show since 1996 (as part of its purchase of Hanna-Barbera) and they're not selling, so you're not going to get your wish.
ELEANOR 5 months ago
So lovely to see photos of William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the brains behind the Flintstones and many other beloved cartoons.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 5 months ago
Hal Gibney Who Had Intoned A SCREEN GEMS PRESENTATION.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 5 months ago
Hal Gibney Was Dancing Sticks Announcer.
GOOSEYGOOSE9 5 months ago
Please Bring Back The Screen Gems Dancing Sticks On The Flintstones With Announcer Intoning
A SCREEN GEMS PRESENTATION.
TheSentinel GOOSEYGOOSE9 4 months ago
Not going to happen. Warner Bros. owns the show now, so the WB Shield is what you'll get at the end of Flintstones episodes on MeTV.
LoveMETV22 5 months ago
OFF TOPIC: Looks Like MeTV is making a Schedule Change - Effective 5/8/22: Go to Schedule PDF to see. No spoiler, might please some, might not please others.
Michael LoveMETV22 5 months ago
They are taking Monk off? At least there's still Full House to complain about. So Monk didn't get through all the episodes before cancellation.

A bit ea rly for the summer schedule, it used to kick in on Memorial Day.
LoveMETV22 Michael 5 months ago
Yes it appears that way. However the Perry Mason: The TV Movies is a (30) film series. So it will be interesting to see what longevity that are able to get out of it. Not sure if it's a cancellation, but a change at the moment anyway. Here's the commercial they've been running if you haven't seen it:
LoveMETV22 LoveMETV22 5 months ago
PS: "what longevity they're able to get out of it".
LoveMETV22 Michael 5 months ago
It appears the "Perry Mason The TV Movies" vary in length from 90 to 120 minutes. I guess they'll have extra commercials for the shorter ones.
Delmo 5 months ago
Shame they didn't take any pictures when Tony Curtis voiced Stony Curtis.
lynngdance Delmo 5 months ago
Ah yes… Tony Curtis 😍🤪 lol…
Toddmick 5 months ago
I had heard that Ann Margret didn't do her own voice. I know that whoever does Weirdly Gruesome does a pretty good Peter Lorre.
rickyricky Todd 5 months ago
Ann-Margret not only did the VO for "The Flintstones," she has actually had a lucrative second career doing voice overs for European commercial.
TheDavBow3 5 months ago
That's a nice and fun story. I may be having a brain fartfreeze but what real life character is Alvin Brickrock supposed to represent?
Toddmick TheDavBow3 5 months ago
Alfred Hitchcock
TheDavBow3 Todd 5 months ago
Thanks Todd 👍
Moverfan TheDavBow3 5 months ago
Don't feel too bad. I read the opening paragraph of the story and thought that of course Alfred Hitchcock snd Ed Sullivan couldn't provide the voices since they'd both passed away. Took me a few minutes to remember The Flintstones was first-run in the sixties and both gentlemen passed in the seventies. I'm going to go suck my thumb now...
GhostHost 5 months ago
What a great story, tied to so many great memories from my childhood.
Margaret 5 months ago
I remember watching that particular episode of The Flintstones when it was originally broadcast on the ABC-TV network back in 1963, and I loved Ann-Margret's songs on that show. Now I will miss watching the Flintstones online because TubiTV will remove the show from its app on April 30, at the end of the month. What other free, non paying streaming apps can I watch it on after that? Please respond to my question here.
MrsFletcher Margaret 5 months ago
Boomerang has the first season free for streaming.
Gossemer Margaret 5 months ago
I picked up the entire series boxset for my family, im old fashion, no streaming and such. They can't take it away from me. Not a digital fan.
LoveMETV22 Margaret 5 months ago
Not 100% sure but isn't tubi just the 1st season? The variable with free streaming platforms is that programs change ( tubi, PlutoTV, Crackle, The Roku Channel etc....) all change their programming at various times. Why not purchase the complete series collection, they have it at various retailers as well as online. Then you don't have to search for it free online.
kenttm42 5 months ago
I recall seeing the original airing of that Flintstones episode and reading the TV Guide article with these photographs. The animators all had a big crush on Ann-Margret and who could blame them.
Melfins 5 months ago
A funny story. Back in the early 70s on the game show Hollywood Squares Peter Marshall asked Charlie Weaver a question. Peter said "Chuck, that say when you die you see your whole life flash past your eyes, true or false?" And Charlie said " that's true, but when I die I want to see Ann-Margarets life flash past my eyes".
UTZAAKE Melfins 5 months ago
Reminds me of the Wings episode involving Trivial Pursuit in which Thomas Haden Church's answer for every question was "Ann Margret!" which was incorrect for all but the last one.
Michael Melfins 5 months ago
Charlie Weaver is "JD Picket's" father, and the Arquette children's grandfather.

And Charlie Weaver had a ham radio license.
tootsieg 5 months ago
OMG! What a great article and with pictures to boot!! The Ann-Margrock episode is my favorite. I also like the episode when Pebbles and Bamm Bamm sing. Very cute.
AgingDisgracefully 5 months ago
I always wanted to ask her, "What's with the hyphen and what happened to your second 'a'?"
Go to YouTube and check out the recent profile of her life by CBS Sunday Morning. You'll find the answer there.
Her first name is Ann and her middle name is Margret. She chose not to use her last name- Olsen to protect her parents privacy.
babyboomer56 is correct. Margret is her birth name (how they chose to spell it). The hyphen probably also a choice.

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