The Flintstones

The Flintstones (1960)

12 mistakes in season 3

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Bowling Ballet - S3-E4

Other mistake: At the start of the episode we're shown a preview of the episode's plot: while Fred stretches his leg on the ballet bar his leg gets stuck and when the ballet teacher pushes his leg down, the part of the ballet bar which Fred is leaning on is gone. What's odd is that during this scene within the episode the ballet bar is perfectly intact. (00:00:25 - 00:14:40)

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The Blessed Event - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: After Fred and Barney leave for the hospital without Wilma they realise the mistake and head back to the house, and when it cuts to Wilma in the bedroom Dino jumps atop the blue blanket on the bed, but in the next shot the blue blanket is gone, and then it reappears for Dino to hide under. (00:16:35)

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Dial S for Suspicion - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When Fred is reading his letter about his position being accepted at the Stone Valley Inn, you can see Wilma is sitting in the chair next to him, but in the next shot the chair is empty and Wilma is nowhere to be seen, then she reappears in the chair.

The Birthday Party - S3-E28

Continuity mistake: When Barney is at the pay phone, there is a dial in the centre of it, but when he sees the car going off on its own with Fred in the driving seat, we cut back to Barney and the dial has disappeared.

The Birthday Party - S3-E28

Continuity mistake: When Fred picks up the receiver on the telephone, there are five holes on the dial, but when we a close-up of the dial in the next shot, there are now six holes on it.

Swedish Visitors - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: When Fred walks into the room with a snack for a second time, he goes back and returns with a purple salt shaker. In the next shot, the shaker is blue.

Dial S for Suspicion - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When Fred hands Barney the job advert he saw in the newspaper, Barney takes it with his right hand but a close-up of the advert shows him holding it with his left hand.

Fred Flintstone: I love my dear sweet mother in-law. My mother in-law is a doll.
Attendant: Are you feeling all right, mister?
Fred Flintstone: Huh? Yeah. Yeah, I'm okay.
Attendant: Good. Good. You just stay in here and rest. That hot sun out there is a killer.
Fred Flintstone: Poor guy, he must have been standing in it for hours.

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Trivia: When dubbed in Spanish (shown on Spanish stations), Fred and Barney's first names were changed to Pedro and Pablo. Wilma became Vilma and Betty remained Betty.

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Question: At the end of every episode, it shows Fred putting out the sabertooth tiger. Has this animal ever appeared in any of the episodes? If yes, what episodes was it in? If no, then why show Fred putting an animal he doesn't own outside?

Answer: The name of the pet is "Baby Puss." He has appeared in episodes, but only a very few. The first episode was probably "The X-Ray Story" from season 2.


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