The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show

TV review by
KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media
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Classic, clever Flintstones teen spin-off.

Parents say

age 6+
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age 6+
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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Pebbles and her friends never give up, even when their initial efforts to achieve anything are thwarted by typical high school enemies (who often don't wind up being so bad after all). Some gender-role stereotyping.

Violence & Scariness

Characters occasionally scuffle or treat each other roughly. Some pratfalls.

Sexy Stuff

Pebbles' physical attractiveness is noted, sometimes at her friends' expense.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that sometimes Pebbles' attractiveness to boys -- as opposed to that of her friends -- is focused on. Also, the boys' and girls' activities can tend toward the stereotypical, and there are some minor cartoon scuffles. But overall, there's really nothing to worry about here.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byTacoWiz July 11, 2011

A 15 Year Old Animation Buff's POV

As an animation buff, I do research on the various eras of animation of recreational purposes. I bought this DVD not for entertainment, but for research. The... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE PEBBLES AND BAMM-BAMM SHOW, which originally aired from 1971-76, is a spin-off of the show about everyone's first favorite cartoon family, the Flintstones. Pebbles Flintstone (voiced by Sally Struthers) and Bamm-Bamm Rubble (Jay North), along with a cohort of odd friends and sidekicks, attend Bedrock High. Their adventures generally center around Pebbles' crazy schemes and tend to mix a Happy Days sensibility into the prehistoric world.

Is it any good?

Unlike many spin-offs, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm pretty much follows in the footsteps of its parent show. The episodes are just as thoughtfully written, and the plots -- though they might seem overused these days -- were original at the time and are still fun to watch. And younger kids will enjoy the pratfalls and the silly prehistoric gadgets, even if they have trouble following the story.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what this show has in common with its "parent" show, The Flintstones. How is it similar, and how is it different? What's new in this show? Do the appearances of the adult Flintstones make it more fun to watch? Why or why not? Why do you think entertainment companies like to make spin-offs? Why might it be easier to get people to watch a spin-off than something brand new?

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