The Flintstonemobile

Cidu Bill on Feb 15th 2017

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18 Responses to “The Flintstonemobile”

  1. Dave Van Domelen Feb 15th 2017 at 12:15 am 1

    With big stone rollers like that, and the axle just wedged in place, good luck making that move.

  2. James Pollock Feb 15th 2017 at 12:28 am 2

    But then, some floating green guy popped in, and made the car move with some future technology that was indistinguishable from magic, and it was all good.

    Yabba dabba doo!

  3. Big Chief Feb 15th 2017 at 01:02 am 3

    Is this a millennial CIDU? It’s instantly recognizable to me, but I’m old enough to have seen The Flintstones on the night it premiered, and I did, too. Are we to the point where the youngest generation has no concept of The Flintstones? In other words, to whom is this a CIDU ? I’m not kvetching, I’m genuinely curious.

  4. Kilby Feb 15th 2017 at 01:44 am 4

    Rubes did a joke about the Flintstone mobile just last Sunday. If you ignore the year, there’s an amusing reverse synchronicity (2-Dec-16 vs. 12-Feb-17).

  5. Grawlix Feb 15th 2017 at 01:53 am 5

    Ha…and here my problem with the car’s design is the steering. What is the steering wheel linked to? How does the front roller turn in the first place?

    And while I’m at it…It’s interesting some interpretations of the Flintmobile can seat two people (you could call it a coupe), while the usual design is more like a family sedan with two bench seats.

  6. James Pollock Feb 15th 2017 at 03:05 am 6

    “And while I’m at it…It’s interesting some interpretations of the Flintmobile can seat two people (you could call it a coupe), while the usual design is more like a family sedan with two bench seats.”

    The first couple of seasons, Fred and Wilma were childless. Then Pebbles came, so they must have traded in that car for a more sensible one for a (cave)man with a growing family. There was also a car that was a log with a pointy front, and two hollowed-out seats like a double-kayak with wheels. (Maybe that one was Barney’s?)

    Anyways a Google image search shows that there were clearly two cars… the original 2-seater has brownish wood components, while the larger 4 seater has wood that is more red in color.
    Infant car seats hadn’t been invented yet in Bedrock, so when it’s just Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles, they’re all in the front seat, with Wilma holding Pebbles in her arms. (the unnamed cat and Dino fill the backseat in several images, and Betty ane Barney are in the backseat in several images.).

  7. Meryl A Feb 15th 2017 at 03:34 am 7

    The safe infant car seats had not been invented when we were watching the original run of the show. My grandfather put together something or other for my sister to sit in and lock the front folding seat of my moms car into place for it in 1965.

  8. Cidu Bill Feb 15th 2017 at 03:44 am 8

    Big Chief (3), it’s a CIDU because of course the confept doesn’t make sense — neither does using a pterodacyl’s beak to play records — but in the Flintstoneverse, that’s how cars work. So what’s the joke here?

  9. Kilby Feb 15th 2017 at 04:10 am 9

    @ Bill (8) - DVD got it @1: that much mass isn’t going anywhere just with foot power, and the wife is supremely amused that her husband thought he would be strong enough to get it rolling.

  10. Olivier Feb 15th 2017 at 04:40 am 10

    Because this is not the Flinstoneverse : it’s the real world, where, of course, cartoon concepts don’t work, ha, ha.

  11. B.A. Feb 15th 2017 at 05:48 am 11

    But in the real world a caveman wouldn’t have built a Flintstonemobile at all. Bleh.

  12. woozy Feb 15th 2017 at 07:37 pm 12

    It’s the post modern “Ha, we just pointed out the absurdity and impossibility of the in-universe world while in the in-universe”. Flinttstonemobiles don’t work in the real world; we know that– that’s why they are funny in the comic world. So in the comic world we see them and accept them because they are in the comic world. So it’s funny if someone inside the comic universe reacts to what should be normal with what is normal in the ureal world that isn’t the in universe world. “Come on, you didn’t think a stupid car like that would actually work, did you?”. Well, of course, we did. Because this is a cartoon. But that’s not really a realistic reason. But it’s funny that a cartoon would worry about realism.

    It’s not really that funny. But that is the joke.

  13. mitch4 Feb 15th 2017 at 10:15 pm 13

    Hey, I thought this was plenty cute!

    And the joke might be in, where did he get that idea? From watching some equivalent of TV?

  14. James Pollock Feb 16th 2017 at 02:00 am 14

    “But in the real world a caveman wouldn’t have built a Flintstonemobile at all.”

    But if he DID, it would be funny.

  15. ty Feb 16th 2017 at 03:34 am 15

    But if he didn’t make it move with his feet, how did he get it there?

  16. James Pollock Feb 16th 2017 at 03:58 am 16

    “But if he didn’t make it move with his feet, how did he get it there?”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWHniL8MyMM

  17. Susan T-O Feb 17th 2017 at 04:57 pm 17

    Big Chief @3, about a year ago i asked a co-worker who was born in 1982-the same year I graduated high school–if she remembered the Flintstones. (I asked because our local Christmas Tree Lane parade route had finally gotten rid of its old Flintstone cut-outs, and I was wondering if kids these days would even know who they were.) She said that she remembered them from the movies, but that her 4-year-old daughter wouldn’t have a clue as to who they were. So, somewhere between 1982 and 2012 would be the Generation That Knows No Flintstones.

    James Pollock @6, the cat was named Baby Puss. @16, thank you for making me laugh. I haven’t heard that song since Dr. Demento went off the air.

  18. Susan T-O Feb 17th 2017 at 04:58 pm 18

    And by 2012 I mean 2015. Sheesh.

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