Thread: Flintstones vs. Jetsons

    • 11 years 7 months ago
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    I know these two cartoons qualify as retro...since both debuted in the early 60's. They were always playing on some channel or another on cable during 80's saturday mornings, still are on Cartoon Network. So who's your favorite??? Mine is Flintstones hands down, the Jetsons however I turn off when I hear the theme music.
      • 11 years 7 months ago
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      As I haven't seen either for a while, it's kinda hard to say. However, I do believe I'll go with the Flintstones too. Driving a foot powered car has got to be harder than flying joy stick controled space car thing.
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        • 11 years 7 months ago
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        Hmm, as a kid I enjoyed both shows, but since I've grown older, I like the Flinstones more, so I guess my vote goes to the Flinstones.

        But I will say this, 80s version of Jetsons > 60s version of Jetsons. The 60s version I grew to dislike as I got older since it struck me as a bit sexist, especially with George's "A woman's place is in the kitchen" attitude he seemed to have, and let's not forget that women can't drive.

        At least the 80s version was more realistic in that sense.
          • 11 years 7 months ago
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          I liked the Flinstones better over all.

          George just seemed really lazy, but Astro and Elroy were cool. But the Flinstones had Dino, Barney, Bam Bam, and Wilma was a lot more interesting than Jane (Wilma's mother-in-law was pretty funny too).
            • 11 years 6 months ago
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            George always seemed lazy to me too, and a tad whiny. Something thats always bothered me...why does Jane Jetson need a maid??? Shes never done anything except push buttons and shop.
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              • 11 years 6 months ago
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              Quote by geminisummers
              George always seemed lazy to me too, and a tad whiny. Something thats always bothered me...why does Jane Jetson need a maid??? Shes never done anything except push buttons and shop.
              I can't recall the ep where they got her, but never mind that, someone explain this to me (that's kinda off topic lol):

              Why does Carol Brady need a maid if she's a housewife?

              How can the Bradys afford a live-in maid, decent meat from the deli, six-kids with an allowance, a house [mortgage payments more than likely], utility bills, have three of the kids with braces, with only one-inocome of an architect who was making at the most, $200 a week? :p
                • 11 years 6 months ago
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                Don't forget the fact that Greg Brady designed the house and had it built to his exact specifications, that raises the morgage another hundred thousand or so.
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                  • 11 years 6 months ago
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                  Quote by geminisummers
                  Don't forget the fact that Greg Brady designed the house and had it built to his exact specifications, that raises the morgage another hundred thousand or so.
                  Don't forget, they had two cars too.

                  A friend of mine was all like, "Okay, they were pimping and dealing to have all that stuff." lol
                    • 11 years 6 months ago
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                    It was a difficult choice for me, but I would go with "The Flintstones" since "The Jetsons" had a cheesy, early 60s vision of the future.
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                      • 11 years 6 months ago
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                      Quote by Jason_Greets61
                      It was a difficult choice for me, but I would go with "The Flintstones" since "The Jetsons" had a cheesy, early 60s vision of the future.
                      What about the 80s version of it?
                        • 11 years 6 months ago
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                        Quote by SSJ
                        Quote by Jason_Greets61
                        It was a difficult choice for me, but I would go with "The Flintstones" since "The Jetsons" had a cheesy, early 60s vision of the future.
                        What about the 80s version of it?


                        Pretty much the same;I mean it's basically the same show.
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                          • 11 years 6 months ago
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                          Quote by Jason_Greets61
                          Quote by SSJ
                          Quote by Jason_Greets61
                          It was a difficult choice for me, but I would go with "The Flintstones" since "The Jetsons" had a cheesy, early 60s vision of the future.
                          What about the 80s version of it?
                          Pretty much the same;I mean it's basically the same show.
                          Yeah, same show, but different views and modern type things. I still felt that the 80s version of the Jetsons was better handled compared to the 60s version because of all of those "60s views".
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                            • 11 years 6 months ago
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                            Oh this is a good one, do you go with sheer comedy with the pre-historic flintstones or sheer comedy with the futuristic jetsons, grrrrr i hate people who ratlle my brain in this was, so im gonna just make up my mind and go with the simpsons.............. oh wait that was never in the question, darn my memory....... im gonna go with the flintstones so sorry jetsons fans
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                              • 11 years 6 months ago
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                              I never have and never will like the Flintstones. Jetsons by far the better of the two.
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                                • 10 years 11 months ago
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                                Jetsons all the way! Their gadgets were much better and the show was a little more funnier in my opinion. Plus who doesn't want to fly around in their "cars"?!!
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                                  • 10 years 11 months ago
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                                  It has to be The Flintstones for me. My childhood best friend Brad and I went through a huge Flintstones phase. We used to play 'The Rescue of Dino and Hoppy' on NES for hours on end, stopping only to wolf down bowls of Fruity Pebbles.

                                  I do love the Jetsons as well, though. I remember totally FREAKING when I saw an ad for The Jetsons Movie in the 'Coming Attractions' at the start of one of my Hanna Barbera videos. A whole planet full of Orbity's people? Rock on!
                                    • 10 years 11 months ago
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                                    Flintstones. They were based on The Honeymooners and if you ever watched that you know that Jackie Gleason was one FUNNY guy. I like how they always changed celebrities names into something to do with prehistoric times.
                                      • 10 years 11 months ago
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                                      that was one of my favorite movies when i was like 8
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                                        • 10 years 11 months ago
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                                        I actually thought the Jetsons came out in the late 80's up until recently. I never had cable when I was younger so I think it was in th elate 80s was when I first started watching the Jetson. That was some dame good animation and color for something made in the 60s.
                                          • 10 years 11 months ago
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                                          yeah, i have to agree, i always liked the flintstones way more then the jetsons. im not really sure why but i did.

                                          and yes... i remember the jetsons meet the flintstones, i remember not really liking it though. darn jetsons defiling the flintstones
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