The Flintstones Frequently
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8. What are the lyrics to "(Meet) The Flintstones"?
The theme song's lyrics were written by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera, with
music by Hoyt Curtin, the studio's musical director, who also composed the
theme and background music for every episode of The Flintstones, as well as around 300 Hanna Barbera cartoons. The song, actually
a reworking of sad music already composed for one of the episodes, was
recorded with five singers and a 22-man jazz band.
- Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
- They're the modern stone-age family
- From the town of Bedrock
- They're a page right out of history
- Let's ride with the family down the street
- Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet
- When you're with the Flintstones
- Have a yabba-dabba-doo time
- A dabba-doo time
- You'll have a gay old time
In the CLOSING CREDITS, the "Let's ride" and "Through the courtesy" lines
are replaced with:
- Some day, maybe Fred will win the fight
- And that cat will stay out for the night
The "courtesy of Fred's two feet" line is hopelessly indecipherable to many
people and was dubbed, in one of Rich Hall's Sniglets collections, a
The fifth- and sixth-season theme music features a slight difference in the
Interestingly, the song was actually recorded for the Golden Record album
Songs from the Flintstones in 1961, a year before it appeared as the
program's theme. Sung by the Flintstones cast, the album version features
different lyrics, including a reference to Dino and an entire "Rubbles, meet
the Rubbles" section.
An excellent collection of the program's songs and background music is Rhino
Records' The Flintstones: Modern Stone-Age Melodies.
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