A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Lots of silly antics, but the focus is on family and friendship.
Positive Role Models
Characters are politically incorrect and stereotypical by today's standards, and Fred's occasional sneaky ways and hot temper can set poor examples.
Violence & Scariness
Barney watches a boxing match on TV; some cartoon pratfalls, but nothing graphic.
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Fred often speaks to other characters in a dismissive, derogatory fashion.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Honeymooners-inspired cartoon is an innovative, entertaining animated classic intended to be enjoyed by the entire family. Although all of the characters are good people, the show's language is somewhat dated, which causes characters (especially Fred) to sometimes sound derogatory and stereotypical. Male and female roles are traditional, though Wilma knows how to think for herself.
Is It Any Good?
Playing out like an animated version of The Honeymooners, The Flinstones will amuse adults with its slick one-liners regarding marriage, making a living, and fulfilling the American dream. And kids will enjoy Fred and Barney's action-packed antics, as well as the service/pet prehistoric animals.
Parents do need to know that Fred doesn't deal with stress well; his hot temper can set bad behavioral examples. Also, since the series debuted in the '60s, political correctness is nowhere to be found -- both Fred and Barney can be stereotypical and sexist, spewing one liners such as "whoever said a man's house is his castle was probably a woman." Other terms, like "slave labor," are both dated and offensive.
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