Top 10 Facts about Flinstone

As The Flintstones' 50th anniversary is celebrated with a Google, we give you the top 10 facts you need to know about the show

The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom that ran from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Flintstones is about a working class Stone Age man's life with his family and his next door neighbor and best friend.

1. The Flintstones is set in the Stone Age and follows the lives of a working class family.
2. The first cartoon was broadcast on American TV in 1960 and the last six years later.
3. There were 166 episodes.
4. Each was set in the Stone Age town of Bedrock, also called Rockville in early episodes.
5. The theme tune was one of the most recognised kids TV theme tunes among British adults, according to one survey.

6. There are several Flintstones theme parks in the US.
7. Fred Flintstone, the main character, is an accident prone quarry worker.
8. Fred's voice was provided by Alan Reed and Jackie Gleason. Mel Blanc was responsible for Barney's. 
9. The show was originally going to be called The Flagstones.
10. The theme tune was created by Hoyt Curtin.