Parents' Guide to

The Flintstones

By Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Still a classic, but times have changed.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 6+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 4+
age 16+


This program is rated TV-14 LV, THIS SHOW IS A DISASTER, NOT FOR KIDS, WATCH OTHER PROGRAMS, NOT THESE, i don't like these, and these characters sees the foots in instead of shoes, the worst watched.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (24):

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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