Today is the 50th anniversary of our favourite Stone Age family, The Flintstones!! When I was in elementary school, I walked home every day at noon to eat lunch and watch The Flintstones. It was my daily ritual :-) Even though Fred and Wilma were the stars, I preferred their co-stars, Barney and Betty Rubble.
There was Fred and Wilma’s little girl Pebbles and Barney & Betty’s super-strong little guy, Bam-Bam.
Dino was the coolest pet — I mean, come on, he was a purple dinosaur!! Ummmm, OK, on second thought, maybe purple dinosaurs are kinda dorky ;-) And there was Hoppy, the green dinosaur/kangaroo mix. A Stone Age mutt ;-)
Mr. Slate was the boss at the quarry where Fred & Barney worked.
There was the occasional special guest appearance by stars like Cary Granite and Stony Curtis and Ann Margrock.
I have to say that Uncle Giggle totally creeped me out. Sadly, when hubby’s hair has gotten a bit too long and he’s sweaty, he looks just like Uncle Giggles:
Some people think hubby looks like Jack Nicholson, which really isn’t any better…
Anyway, I digress — being an interior design blogger, I have to include Fred & Wilma’s fashionable home:
Here’s a cool 3D rendition:
And this is a real-life Flintstones house in Nas Montanhas, Portugal:
It may not look real, but it is!! You can check out a video here that includes a tour of the house. Bonus if you understand Portugese :-)
Happy Big 50 to the Flintstones gang!!
Don’t forget, tomorrow is Designer’s Challenge 101 featuring seven different takes on how to design a living room on a $6,000 budget. It’s going to be fun, so be sure to check it out!!
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