Giggity Dabba Doo
You can see in the attached clip that Family Guy creator and voice-over talent, Seth Macfarlane, has had this idea on the brain for some time. Yep, the prime-time animation mogul Macfarlane has completed negotiations with 20th Century Fox to air new episodes of The Flintstones, heading into production this year and set to air in 2013. Will Bam Bam be on Ritalin? Will Dino dump on the floor and hump Betty’s leg? Will Wilma’s omnipresent pearl necklace need to be pixelated when Fred first gives it to her? We are about to find out.
This will be the fourth series under Macfarlane’s belt, with vehicles Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and American Dad, all having enjoyed some levels of success since Family Guy was resurrected from the dead after its cancellation in 2002. But as it turns out, the Flintstones revival is even more impressive: The original show first aired in 1960 and ran through 1966 – with new episodes in 2013, the show can now boast a second incarnation after a 45-year long hiatus. Even with new episodes of Charlie’s Angels up this fall, and Bionic Woman a few years back, this looks to be the biggest comeback of any show on tv. And hell, what’s wrong with an animated show with a fat, blockheaded, blue collar husband that makes dumb jokes and has a hot wife with a nice rack, eh? Hey if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I know I’ve got another 30 minutes a week to watch cartoons . ~Critical Kemp