Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Big Picture: "Rock of Ages"

Another show about The Flintstones.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

As somebody asked on The Escapist: did you gloss over the John Goodman movies because they were total disasters?

Joey said...

Still No mention of the Great Gazoo?

I repeat, that guy was WIERD.

Also, you didn't even mention the Flintstones cereal?

Missed Opportunity Bob. Hoping for a cereal episode in the future!

biomechanical923 said...

Fuck yeah, Captain Cavemaa~aaannn

Good show, Bob

biomechanical923 said...

I'm not crazy about the prospect of MacFarlane getting his hands on the flintstones and slapping his family comedy formula onto it.

However, at the concept of a revised version of Cosmos, narrated by Tyson, that made my day.

Fred said...

I hate to break it to you, Bob, but Fox apparently scrapped the Flintstones reboot. (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/seth-macfarlane-flintstones-tv-series-315980)

I'm a fan of neither Seth nor the Flintstones, but somehow I'm still disappointed by this. I was really curious about what he'd do with it.

KevinCV said...

Another informative episode, Bob. Damn shame that you didn't mention the live-action movies. I still think they're pretty good. Oh well. Still good nonetheless. :)

Blue Highwind said...

Jesus Christ, the Hanna-Barbara age of the Animation age sucked. What a friggin' embarrassment. I thought the fifteen or so Batman cartoons was bad, Flintstones is amazing.

Also, Seth McFarland. Don't. Jest don't.

Wendy said...

I guess I was a bit too young to appreciate the more adult jokes from the Flintstones. I always found it boring as a kid, but then I was more used to She-ra and Thundercats. i guess compared to that, Flintstones won't seem as exciting.

multimediaculture said...

Great post, and I appreciate how you simply narrowed in on just the animation aspect of the Flintstones. You could spend an entire episode discussing the cereal, vitamins, and live-action films... But please don't. This was super informative and told me so much more about their animated incarnations than I knew before.

Particularly, you pointed me at On the Rocks, which I immediately sought out and watched. I'm disappointed that this didn't result in a full reboot, but I understand why it wasn't fully appreciated. First, the easy go-to for a reboot like this is to make the characters slightly dysfunctional. Second, even though the special was fun, it was too long. I lost interest and don't remember how it ended.

Still, they're about due for a comeback. Hopefully not a Seth McFarlane comeback, but they do deserve a contemporary comeback. Maybe focusing on Pebble and Bam-Bam as parents - essentially filling their parents' roles with a modern sensibility (meaning Pebbles works, too).

David (The Pants) said...

To all of you who fear Seth's Flinstones: I would hope to see him have the right people working it, and ultimately I'd rather watch MacFarline's Flinstones than, say, Chuck Lorre's Flinstones. Seth's would actually be funny.