I grew up watching Hanna-Barbera’s The Flintstones, who premiered on US TV on September 30, 1966, and loved, even at a young age, its juxtaposition of modern day concerns with stone age people.
It was a clever, insightful sitcom in a cartoon, and while you knew that cavemen didn’t actually live like that, and our ancestors likely didn’t go to bowling alleys made of stone or ride dinosaurs, Animation Domination High Def‘s (ADHD, which screens on Fox on Saturdays 11P/10C) web-screened Scientifically Accurate revamp of The Flintstones quite the amusing revelation.
I won’t spoil it for you except to say there are no doubt many things that actual cavemen did that you would never find Fred or Wilma, Barney or Barney ever contemplating doing!
And as for Dino?
Well he died millions of years before The Flintstones climbed form the evolutionary muck and would have been more likely to eat our small mammal ancestors than rush out to greet them with canine-like glee.
This new take on one of my favourite childhood cartoons is wickedly educational and a lot of fun to watch (although I don”t see it ending up on school curriculum’s any time soon!)