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|The Flintstones - The Complete Fourth Season|
Actors: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl, Bea Benaderet, John Stephenson
Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Flintstones neighbors and closest friends, The Rubbles, join the ranks of parenthood as they adopt Bamm-Bamm, a baby-boy with peculiar super strength. These 26 classic cartoons from The Flintstones: The Complete Fourth Sea... more »
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THE CREME DE LE CREME OF THIS ANIMATED CLASSIC!!!
Tamra J. Gibson | Los Angeles,CA | 08/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Needless to say I can hardly wait until November 15, because I want this baby in my hands the day it is released on dvd!!! I must say of all the tv shows released on dvd The Flintstones would have to be my all-time favorite!!! When I first learned to surf the internet, I immediately pulled up info on The Flintstones and printed the complete episode list for all six seasons, so I have waited a long time for the complete fourth season to see the light of day on dvd!!!
This show just got better and better, with the addition of Bam Bam, ofcourse Pebbles needed a playmate. I just adored the episode of Ann-Madrock, she will be immortalized forever! I still laugh out loud at the episode about PEEK-A-BOO CAMERA!!! Everytime Fred and Barney get busted it's hilarious!!!
Hey, this entire set is filled with fantastic episodes but, I would have to say my all-time favorite from the fourth season would have to be when Fred joins the CaveScout/Boyscout Jamboree!!! When the boyscouts from all different countries sing Old Mac Donald in their native tongue it's just pure magic!!! This is a dvd set that I will be watching over and over!!! Thank you Warner Bros!!! Keep em coming!!!"
Barney and Betty get a kid
Movie Mania | Southern Calfornia | 01/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As we left the Flintstones and the Rubble's at the end of Season 3, Fred and Wilma had a baby, Pebbles.
Season 4 has 26 episodes on three single sided discs and one double sided disc. The following is a brief summary of each episode and DVD extras:
Ann-Margrock Presents - I just want to start by saying this is my favorite episode and made me fall in love with guest star Ann-Margret (why couldn't she be my babysitter?). Ann-Margrock is in town to open the Bedrock Bowl but she needs to escape the fans. Fred and Barney want to try out for the show but have to baby-sit. A-M's car breaks down in front of Fred's house. The gang don't recognize her and offer her shelter if she baby-sits Pebbles. Ann-Margret sings "The Little Lamb Song".
Groom Gloom - Fred's frustration with Arnold the paper boy continues and dreams that Arnold marries Pebbles (Fred don't worry her dream boy arrives next episode.)
Little Bamm Bamm - The Rubbles wish on a falling star for a baby and the next morning they find Bamm Bamm on the front door step. They want to adopt him but find out that a millionaire has a prior claim for the next boy adoptee. In the end, the Rubbles get Bamm Bamm.
Dino Disappears - Fred is giving all is attention to Pebbles and Dino gets jealous and runs away.
Fred's Monkeyshines - Fred doesn't think he needs to get his eyes checked until he sees a monkey in Pebble's crib. Then he gets the wrong glasses. This is a Mr. Magoo like episode with Fred at the Circus.
The Flintstone Canaries - A TV show is holding a Barber Shop Quartet contest and Fred decides to enter. (Check out the TV's rabbit ears) Of course Fred cannot sing and Barney can only sing in the bath tub.
Glue for Two - Soft drink #375 turns out to be a super glue. And you guessed it, the guys get stuck to each other.
Big League Freddie - The company baseball game is coming and Fred has delusions of becoming a Big League Baseball star. The game takes place at Candlestone Park.
Old Lady Betty - Betty is looking for a part time job to earn money to buy Barney a rocking chair. The perfect job is requires a little old lady, so Betty dresses up to get the job. The only problem is that her employers are counterfeiters.
Sleep on, Sweet Fred - Wilma and Betty use sleep teaching to adjust Fred and Barney's behavior. But the boys find out and try to teach the girls a lesson.
Kleptomaniac Pebbles - Bamm Bamm finally returns. He first appears in episode 3 but is not seen, heard or even mentioned of until this episode. But it's only in the preview. Pebbles has a habit of picking up things at the store. A jewel thief uses Pebble's pram to hide a diamond bracelet but Fred and Wilma think that Pebbles stole it.
Daddy's Little Beauty - Everyone tells Fred how pretty Pebbles is so he enters her in a beauty contest. The only problem is its not for babies.
Daddies Anonymous - Fred and Barney join a daddies club to get out of gardening.
Peek-a-Boo Camera - Fred cancels his anniversary plans to attend a stag party which gets filmed for a candid camera show.
Once Upon a Coward - Fred is held up and tries to prove to Wilma he is not a coward.
Ten Little Flintstones - An alien clones ten Freds to gather information for an Earth invasion but all they do is get Fred in trouble with everyone.
Fred El Terrifico - The Flintstones and the Rubbles go on vacation to Rockapulco. Fred of course gets into constant trouble including with jewel theifs.
Bedrock Hillbillies - Fred inherits an Uncle's home and the feuding neighbors.
Disc Four Side A:
Flintstone and the Lion - Fred and Barney find a stray "kitten" and Fred takes it home. But it turns out that it's a lion.
Cave Scout Jamboree - Fred and Barney decide to take the family camping for their vacation. But the camp site they chose is hosting the Boys Scout Jamboree.
Room for Two - Fred builds an addition to his house but it turns out that half of it is on Barney's property. When Fred and Barney have a fight, the war continues in the new room.
Ladies Night at the Lodge - Wilma and Betty want to attend the boys' lodge meeting. When it is voted down, the girls take things into their own hands.
Disc Four Side B
Reel Trouble - Fred buys a movie camera to make home films of Pebbles and bore everyone with them. So he decides to film Pebbles at public locations and catches art thieves on film.
Son of Rockzilla - Fred is hired for a publicity stunt to scare Bedrock but can't even scare Dino.
Bachelor Daze - The hotel were the four met is being torn down and they reminisce on how they met.
Operator Switchover - Quite often episodes of The Flintstones resembled episodes of I Love Lucy. This actually resembles two - Job Switching and Men are Messy. The beginning has Fred and Wilma switching jobs for a day - but Wilma goes to the gravel pit not a candy factory. The second has Fred having the lodge brothers coming over for a poker night. When a magazine comes over to award Wilma Housemaker of the Year, Fred "cleans-up" and poses a Wilma to accept the award. The end is somewhat the same as Lucy.
Disc One - Commentaries on Ann-Margrock Presents and Little Bamm Bamm by Earl Kress, Paul Dini and Mark Evanier.
Disc Two - Hanna-Barbera's Legendary Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin - This is a 7 minute tribute to the man who created the musical sound that would be the standard for all future animated series.
Disc Three - The Flintstones: One Million Years Ahead of It's Time - 9 minute interviews with various Hanna-Barbera personnel."
BAMM! BAMM! BAMM! BAMM! BAMM!
take403 | 09/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm looking forward to the release of this set. The features sound great, particularly the tribute to Hoyt Curtin. His musical scores seemed to evolve with each new season of The Flintstones. Also, I'm looking forward to hearing the commentary on the classic Ann Margrock episode.
This is the last season where Bea Benederet supplied Betty Rubble's voice. Also, the intro changes a little bit as Fred (Alan Reed) runs into the cave after work, gathers Pebbles and he, Wilma and Pebbles (both voiced by Jean Vanderpyl) ride off to the drivein theatre (when Dino pops his head through the roof, Fred places Pebbles atop). Of course, the big news is that Barney (Mel Blanc) and Betty have adopted their own baby, Bamm Bamm (voiced by Don Messick), who's a pint-sized Arnold Schwartstone.
Many of the episodes revolve around Fred adjusting to fatherhood (for example, Fred enters Pebbles into a beauty contest, much to Wilma's objection and in another episode, buys a movie camera and makes and shows films of Pebbles ad nauseum "Now she's waving hello, look, now she's waving goodbye!"). But he's still the same old Fred as he enjoys a good game of bowling, golf and pool and spends too much time at the Water Buffalo Lodge (in one episode, Wilma and Betty disguise themselves to see what really goes on at the lodge- "Ack acka dack"). Also, it's Wilma's birthday and stingy Fred buys her a cheap watchstrap (Wilma finds an expensive diamond bracelet instead, did Pebbles take it from the store?). Fred and Barney audition for the Ann Margrock Show (Ann Margaret, of course, supplies the voice of Ann Margrock and sings 2 songs) and in another episode, they audition for the Hum Along with Herman Show as the Flintstone Canaries (a parody of the Sing Along with Mitch Miller Show- the Canaries sing "Stoney River"). Fred's glue invention backfires as he and Barney get glued together in a bowling ball. 10 aliens disguised as Fred terrorize Bedrock and Fred gets the blame (listen for the mechanical "Yabba dabba doo!"). Fred gets held up by an armed burglar ("Nice and slow, see? That's the way to do it!") and spends the rest of the episode trying to prove he's not a coward. Fred and Barney ditch their weekend chores and join Daddies Anonymous (trouble brews when their wives and later the police find out about their little hideout "I've got 3 kings, Barney!" "I got f-f-four policemen, Fred!"). Fred finds out he's inherited an estate from his late uncle from Arkanstone (and a feud with the Hatrocks "Any friend of the Flintstones is an enemy of the Hatrocks!"). The Flintstones and the Rubbles go on vacation in Rockapulco (Fred buys a matador hat and winds up in the bullring and a pretty seniorita who's involved in a jewelheist flirts with him). Arnold the paperboy babysits Pebbles, which leads to a dream Fred has that Arnold and Pebbles grow up and get married (and he's still delivering papters 20 years later!). The Flintstones and the Rubbles take a vacation in Shangriladeda and wind up in the middle of a cavescout jamboree (listen for Old McDonald sung in different dialects!). Betty gets a job as an "old lady" running errands for another "old lady" (who's really a counterfietter). Fred and Wilma change places for a day and Fred does Wilma's chores not too successfully (he burns a stack of clothes while attempting to iron) and Wilma doesn't fare too well in the gravel pit ("Look out below!" "No, no, Wilma, drop it in the PIT!"). Dino gets jealous of all the attention Pebbles gets and runs away (when Fred sees how miserable Pebbles is without her playmate, he goes out to look for Dino, but takes matters into his own hands). The Flintstones and the Rubbles reminisce about how they 1st met while working at the Honeyrock Hotel (they lead each other on about being millionaires and Fred meets Wilma's mother, Mrs. Slaghoople, and the 2 don't get along from Day One!).
If you enjoyed the other seasons, you'll enjoy this one, as both the Flintstones and Rubbles experience the joys and trials of parenthood. That'll be 2 rocks, please!"
Image needs to refurbished...
rObb | Baltimore, MD USA | 01/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great DVD set. It is well worth owning. I'm glad I bought it. Buy it for yourself. I could have rated it 5 stars.
The sound quality is very good.
The images appear to be tired and worn. Like the way the old educational movies that got played to death in grade school would look.
Sadly some of the color is faded and fades in and out. (No, it's not my T.V. or DVD player) There are lines and scratchy spots through out all of the episodes. Watch the characters and you will see blotchy dirty looking spots appear and disappear on them over and over again.
I'm supprised that Hanna-Barbera allowed this to be released in this condition. The images could have been restored digitaly back to the way the shows appeared when they first aired on television.
You will get a "nostalgic T.V. feel" when you watch them due to the condidtion of the images. (If worn out things make you feel nostalgic.)
Sort of the same way adding scratchy needle sound effects to a CD will make you remember vinyl records. Brand new records never sounded scratchy. (And new shows never looked worn or faded.)
These shows did not look this rough back in the 60's, even with the lo-fi televisions that we had. There is no need for them to look this way now. I don't own a high definition T.V. I don't need them to have been re-done in super high definition quality. It just would have been nice if they had cleaned up the original prints before they mass produced them for the fans of the show.