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|The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show - The Complete Series|
Actors: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Sally Struthers, Carl Esser, Gay Hartweg
Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
All 16 episodes as originally aired are included on DVD for the first time plus 4 bonus episodes! Vocal talent includes Sally Struthers and Jay North.System Requirements:Running Time: 352 minsFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: ANIMA... more »
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Yabba Dabba Doosie!
Servo | Atlanta, GA USA | 01/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The first of the Flintstones spin-offs, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show (1971) featured the children of the Flintstones and Rubbles as teenagers in Bedrock high school-themed misadventures replete with Laugh-In style gags, jokes and a dance of the week ala The Archies. A chip off the old block or rather a "pebble off the old Flintstone," Pebbles, too, had a catchphrase: "Yabba Dabba Doosie!" which [to Bamm-Bamm's chagrin] signaled "a doosie of an idea" that typically got the gang into various trouble. A Barney to Pebbles' Fred, Bamm-Bamm, too, cringed at the mention of his best friend's "brilliant ideas" and was also drafted into singing lead in their band [The Bedrock Rockers] because of his shower singing which was only good while he was in the shower in "The Golden Voice" (a personal favorite of mine). In addition to great character designs, fun new characters Bad Luck Schleprock (voiced by legendary Don Messick), teen inventor Moonrock and Bronto of the Bronto Bunch (both voiced by "Inch High Private Eye" Lennie Weinrib) plus great new music from original Flintstones music director Hoyt Curtin, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show also featured the voices of Sally Struthers (All in the Family) and Jay North (Dennis the Menace) as the teenaged title characters. Not to mention regular appearances from their parents plus an episode featuring the creepy Gruesomes. A little trivia: Sally Struthers also was the voice of "Charlene Sinclair" from other prehistoric series Dinosaurs. The only negative I found with the show was that Bamm-Bamm, though a strapping lad, wasn't as super-strong as he was on The Flintstones as "the world's strongest baby." Despite this, The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show was one of the better Flintstones spin-offs (my favorite) which I still enjoyed and recommend.
The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show - The Complete Series is a 2-disc (352 min.) set featuring all 16 episodes from the 1971-72 season as originally aired; Full-Frame (1.33:1) video; plus, as extras, the following 4 bonus Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm episodes from The Flintstone Comedy Hour (1972-73): Squawkie Talkie, Suitor Computer, Beauty and the Beast, Bedlam in Bedrock.
1. Gridiron Girl Trouble
2. Putty in Her Hands
3. Frog For a Day
4. The Golden Voice
5. Daddy's Little Helper
6. Focus Foolery
7. Pebbles' Big Boast
8. The Grand Prix Pebbles
9. The Terrible Snorkasaurus
10. Schleprock's New Image
11. Coach Pebbles
12. No Cash and Carry
13. Wooly the Great
14. Mayor May Not
15. They Went That Away
16. The Birthday Present
RetroBoy | Florida | 06/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had alot of fun reliving my childhood watching this show after all these years.
A lot of people on here are expecting to buy this for The Bedrock Rockers musical segments but The Bedrock Rockers weren't on The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show. Pebbles, Bamm Bamm and their friends appeared as The Bedrock Rockers on THE FLINTSTONES COMEDY HOUR, which premiered a year after this show went off the air. The 4 bonus episodes on this collection only include the story segments and not any of the musical segments. We'll have to wait until Warner Bros. decides to release THE FLINTSTONES COMEDY HOUR to get the musical segments featuring The Bedrock Rockers.P"
THANK YOU for keeping in the laugh track!
Ben Glenn | The nation's capital | 03/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In releasing classic Hanna Barbera series, Warner Home Video has been inconsistent in preserving the shows as originally presented. Most notable is the sporadic removal of the laugh track used in many HB shows -- for example, the tracks were removed from the "Josie and the Pussycats" DVD release, resulting not only in awkward pauses where the laugh track originally was, but an overall distortion of how the show was intended to be enjoyed.
While today's television cartoons are produced without laugh tracks, use of the laugh track in 1960s and 1970s cartoons was the custom, and is a reflection of that era. To preserve the integrity of the original show, the track should not be removed.
Happily, the producers of the "Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show" DVD release have kept the original laugh track, and it completes what is an overall first-rate release. The show is well written and nicely drawn, the voice talent is terrific, and the digital transfer is bright and sharp.
So, enjoy "The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show" as it originallly aired...and laugh along bwith the laugh track!
Bedrock: The Next Generation
J. Rose | Greenwood, MS USA | 03/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm return to your TV screen in this latest outing from Hanna-Barbera's Classic Collection series, showcasing the misadventures of the now-teenaged daughter of Fred Flintstone and the adopted son of Barney Rubble.
This show, which appears to be an attempt to present HB's venerable series THE FLINTSTONES for a new and younger audience while also stealing a little thunder from Filmation Studios' long-running ARCHIES series (which, at the time this show aired, was the toast of Saturday Morning), depicts Pebbles Flintstone (voiced by Sally Struthers, of ALL IN THE FAMILY fame) and Bamm-Bamm Rubble (Jay North, of TV's DENNIS THE MENACE) in their high school years. In both cases, neither apple has fallen far from the tree: Bamm-Bamm retains his father's level-headedness and stalwart passivity, while Pebbles shares her father's impetuousness, high spirits and penchant for enthusiastic scheming. This last quality often gets her AND Bamm-Bamm into as much trouble as it did their fathers, but luckily they have their famous parents (with Alan Reed, Jean Vander Pyl and Mel Blanc all returning to voice Fred, Wilma and Barney, and Gay Hartwig taking over Betty for the late Bea Benaderet) and a group of steady pals to help them out: earthy, chubby Penny (Mitzi McCall), scatterbrained amateur astrologer Wiggy (also Gay Hartwig, whose vocals for this character are a direct lift from Jo Anne Worley), and brainy inventor Moonrock (Lennie Weinrib), who at times seems to be a prehistoric ancestor of the Archies' own Dilton Doiley. Rivals appear in the form of rich-kid snobs Cindy (Hartwig yet again) and Fabian (Carl Esser), and comedy relief shows up in the form of ne'er-do-well motorcycle gang the Bronto Bunch (whose leader Bronto is also voiced by Weinrib) and the perpetually unlucky Schleprock (Don Messick). Though the series owes quite a bit to THE ARCHIES, there is also a thread derived from the Annette Funicello/Frankie Avalon BEACH PARTY films: the antics of the Bronto Bunch occasionally recall Harvey Lembeck's demented Eric Von Zipper and his Rat Pack gang of goofball bikers.
The show itself has been criticized for being flimsy when compared to the original FLINTSTONES series, but one must remember that THE FLINTSTONES was written as a prime-time series for adults. PEBBLES AND BAMM-BAMM was specifically done for kids, and in many cases was its audience's first real exposure to the Flintstones. Most of the episodes, to my eye, are standard teen fare that hold up as well as anything else of its time (or even this time) with the usual FLINTSTONES sight gags of modern conveniences adapted for prehistoric settings in full display.
This series is presented with reasonably clean transfers on two single-side discs and colorful outer artwork, though I am not a fan of the rather flimsy cardstock storage cases Warner Brothers uses for these sets. The set has all 16 half-hour episodes plus four ten-minute episodes made for 1972's THE FLINTSTONE COMEDY HOUR as a special feature. All in all, it adds up to one yabba-dabba-doozy of a set. Enjoy.