The Flintstone Comedy Hour is a 60-minute Saturday morning animated series and a spin-off of The Flintstones and The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show produced by Hanna-Barbera which aired on CBS from September 9, 1972 to September 1, 1973 and re-titled The Flintstone Comedy Show for a second season of reruns as a half-hour show from September 8, 1973 to January 26, 1974.
The show's first half-hour featured two shorts with Fred and Barney, one short with the cast of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, short jokes and two songs performed by the new Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm band called "The Bedrock Rockers"; the second half-hour featured four new episodes and reruns of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show. The show also featured Moonrock, Penny, Wiggy, bad-luck Schleprock, Cindy and Fabian, and the Bronto Bunch (Bronto, Noodles, Stub and Zonk) from The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show.
Mickey Stevens replaced Sally Struthers as the voice of Pebbles in four new episodes of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show and in brief in-between segments, Struthers at the time being fully committed to her role as Gloria Stivic on the sitcom All in the Family. This was the final spin-off to feature Alan Reed as the voice of Fred Flintstone before Reed's death in 1977.
For the 1973–74 television season, CBS dropped The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show episodes and repackaged the first half-hour segments of The Flintstone Comedy Hour for a second season of reruns under the new title The Flintstone Comedy Show from September 8, 1973 to January 26, 1974. The "Fred & Barney" shorts and "The Bedrock Rockers" segments were later featured on the syndicated weekday series Fred Flintstone and Friends in 1977–78. The program continued to air in rebroadcasts under The Flintstone Comedy Show title on USA Cartoon Express, Cartoon Network and Boomerang.
Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio.
Sound Effects Used
- H-B SPIN, CARTOON - WACKY SPIN WITH DRUM
- Sound Ideas, GRINDER - GRINDING BUZZ,
- Sound Ideas, SWISH, CARTOON - FAST TWIRLING SWISH, LONG,
- Sound Ideas, XYLOPHONE - XYLOPHONE: LONG RUN UP, CARTOON, MUSIC, PERCUSSION