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Flintstones Characters – Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about your Favorite Flintstones Character

Even though the Flintstones Characters were created in the 1960s, they ended u being one of the most popular cartoons in the 1980s. Nowadays kids are glued to their phones and watch YouTubers and Tik Toks. However, these streaming platforms don’t quite compete with the magical experience of watching your favorite cartoons on an early Saturday morning.

Of these ‘80s cartoons, The Flintstones have a special place in our hearts for its wacky premise and lovable characters. In Bedrock, we are introduced to the Flintstone and Rubble family, who are constantly getting into trouble but finding ways out of it.

The twist is that this show is set in the stone age, where dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures are shown to be living in harmony with humans.

Through this show, viewers got to see firsthand that whether you live in the modern age or the stone age, everyday concerns will always be relatable.

In this article, we will be looking at all of the characters on The Flintstones and what their role was in this iconic show!

Fred Flintstone

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We can’t start this list without the main character of the series. It’s tough to imagine any scene from the Flintstones that doesn’t involve this lovable character.

Where do we even begin? Perhaps with his iconic line that even those who haven’t seen The Flintstones have heard “Yabba Dabba Doo!”

This catchphrase perfectly encapsulates his energetic personality and his zest for life. Fred works as an operator for the Slate Rock and Gravel Company and unfortunately finds himself in several zany situations due to his affinity for accidents at the workplace.

He is of average height with an average haircut, and is slightly overweight, much like his peers on the show. He is not bothered at all by his weight because that allows him to happily eat healthy and unhealthy food on a regular basis.

While he may have an ordinary exterior, his interior is what sets him apart and cements him as a fan favorite from The Flintstones. Despite being stressed with work, Fred is always a loving father and a loyal husband.

Being set in the Stone age, Fred is shown to be an exemplary family man who anyone, regardless of the time period, can strive to be.

Wilma Flintstone

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Wilma Flintstone is the beautiful wife of Fred who always has her hair in a tight orange bun and a perfectly kempt poof covering her forehead. She is also a fashionista of her time with a necklace made of rocks always adorned on her white single strap dress.

In terms of personality, Wilma is also a positive and bright individual like most of the members of the Flintstone family. However, when compared to her husband, Wilma is admittedly a bit smarter and level-headed. Her only flaw, of course, is that she can’t help but spend more money than she should.

However, how can you judge her for this character flaw when her catchphrase is just too fun to say?


Wilma is shown as a patient wife that will stick with Fred through thick and thin. As said earlier, Fred is prone to finding himself in difficult situations and getting into accidents that may or may not have been his fault. Despite this, Wilma is always willing to help Fred figure out a way to get out of these sticky situations.

The only times where Wilma seems to lose her cool is when Fred brings up any other woman in his life. The intensity of her anger seems to scale with the beauty of the woman that Fred has unknowingly interacted with. The prettier the woman, the less pretty Wilma’s reaction will be for Fred.

As with any couple, Wilma and Fred have their bickering, but the show continues to push the narrative that any family can be a happy family with enough work and effort.

Pebbles Flintstone

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Speaking of family, we can’t gloss over the cutest Flintstone on this show … Pebbles Flintstone. Pebbles is the beautiful daughter of Fred and Wilma and has her mother’s iconic orange locks. Instead of a tight orange bun like her mother, Pebbles’ hair is held up by a small bone above her head.

Although Pebbles is a fan favorite of many, she actually was not a part of the show until the third season. When introduced, Pebbles became an integral part of the show and viewers actually got to see Pebbles grow up throughout various spin-offs and continuations of the Flintstones.

Pebbles is inseparable from her best friend Bamm-Bamm, who we will definitely get to later. Bamm-Bamm and pebbles always have a good time together, and later down the line these two actually end up getting married.

She ends up having children of her own named Chip and Roxy. Chip and Roxy are fraternal twins, and it was a pleasure to see Pebbles grow up and become a great mother just like her mother Wilma.


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A man’s best friend in the stone age was not a dog, but a dinosaur that seemed to behave exactly like one of those animals.

Adding a pet dinosaur to a characters’ list may seem strange, but it’s not strange at all if you consider just how much Dino has contributed to the series. Fred and Dino have a great relationship and Fred shows his loyalty to Fred in various scenes throughout the series.

This lovable dinosaur is known for his bright purple exterior and a happy expression that involves his tongue hanging by the side of his face. He also has a few dark spots on his back that resemble scales.

It’s tough to imagine a Flintstones home without Dino charging and knocking down Fred every time he arrives home from work.

Hey, it might hurt at the moment, but doesn’t everybody want to feel that loved when they come back from a long day of work?

Baby Puss

As a small Easter egg, we will add Baby Puss, the second pet of the Flintstone family. While Baby Puss does not have as large of a role as Dino, Baby Puss does have the important responsibility of ALWAYS throwing Fred out of the house as the end credits roll.

This causes Fred to bang on the entrance door and shout for his wife. While this may be annoying for Fred, it always a fun gag seeing him struggle with his pet Sabertooth tiger before finding himself stuck outside.

Barney Rubble

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Fred Flintstone would not be nearly as fun to watch if not for his best friend Barney Rubble who always accompanied Fred along the way.

Barney is similar to Fred in that he is also working in the same quarry as him, but he is shown to be slightly more mild-mannered than our protagonist. Despite this, these two best friends are constantly arguing with one another, but realistically arguments are a hallmark of a close friendship. When the arguments are over, these two always end up mending their relationship.

Both Fred and Barney are members of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes, an exclusive organization in bedrock that both men were accepted into. Many episodes center around this fraternal organization and what they need to do related to the org.

Barney is also a bit overweight like Fred but physically is about 6 inches shorter. He also has a bright blonde hair color that is starkly different from Fred’s jet black hair. He is always shown wearing a brown shirt that doubles as pants.

Like Fred, Barney is a caring father and is known for his jolly attitude and willingness to help others.

Betty Rubble

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While Fred and Barney off-set each other by having contrasting personalities in some ways, Betty and Wilma are almost exactly the same in terms of personality.

Like Wilma, Betty is shown to be a caring mother for their son Bamm-Bamm. Despite Bamm-Bamm’s abnormal strength, Betty and Barney work hard to give him a normal upbringing filled with love and memories.

Also similar to Wilma, Betty is shown to have a comically angry side when Barney is interacting with any girl. If the girl is pretty, Betty is shown to lose her mind at her mild-mannered husband.

Lastly, Betty and Wilma bond through their shared love of spending money and going on shopping sprees. Even in the stone age, treating yourself can be seen as a fun pastime and a great way to connect with your girl friends.

Bamm-Bamm Rubble

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Bamm-Bamm is the adorable son of the Rubble family who can do incredible feats of strength without batting an eyelash.

Barney and Betty actually adopted Bamm-Bamm after finding him in a basket right on their doorstep. Despite being a cute little child, there were no clues as to where Bamm-Bamm came from and there was only a confusing note inside the basket with Bamm-Bamm’s name.

Despite being an infant, Bamm-Bamm is already able to speak and sometimes walk around. The only downside, of course, is that Bamm-Bamm’s entire vocabulary is summed by one word … Bamm which was usually repeated a second time immediately after.

Bamm-Bamm is also regularly seen with a club that he can swing around and cause a lot of havoc with. Despite being generally good parents, it’s a wonder as to why Betty and Barney thought it was a good idea to give their infant son a club.

Bamm-Bamm’s best friend throughout the entire series is Pebbles, the daughter of Fred and Wilma Flintstone. Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are always seen crawling and spanning time with one another. Because Bamm-Bamm is able to walk before Pebbles, there are some endearing scenes where Bamm-Bamm is shown trying to teach Pebbles how to walk. Unfortunately, because she was an infant, Pebbles usually plopped back to the ground in a cute manner.

Later on in the Flintstones timeline, Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles become romantically involved and eventually become married. As an adult, Bamm-Bamm is actually the more mellow and passive person in the relationship.


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Hoppy is to the Rubble family as Dino is to the Flintstone family. Although he shows up much later in the series during the fifth season, he has quickly become a permanent and interesting member of the Rubble family.

It’s never explicitly explained what exactly Hoppy is, but he seems to be a mix between a kangaroo and a dinosaur. He is just simply explained as a “Hopparoo” and is a large but extremely docile pet in the Rubble household.

When the Flintstones first met Hoppy, they were scared because they had never seen an animal that looked like Hoppy before. However, after Hoppy comes to the rescue and saves Dino and Fred from a dangerous accident, both of them become much more comfortable around this kangaroo pet.

Hoppy is not just a great pet, but he also provides some utility. For example, he is able to hold the kid’s Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm in his large pouch and carry them around as needed. He doubles as both a stroller and babysitter when the Rubble or Flintstone family needs to direct their attention elsewhere.

Also, as an avid shopper, Betty Rubble is able to take full advantage of Hoppy’s pouch by bringing him around when she is shopping. His pouch serves as a shopping cart and storage unit for Betty and allows her to freely shop as she pleases without having to carry all the items herself.


The Flintstones was a classic show that ran for nearly six years and was followed by several spin-offs and continuations. Even now, nearly 60 years later, the Flintstones is still a household name that can be enjoyed by anyone with a penchant for a wacky show with a warm-hearted family.

We were only able to scratch the surface of the Flintstone characters that were featured on this show, as there are hundreds of other characters that had a large impact on the Flintstone family and Bedrock itself.

Do you think we left out any other main characters on the show?

Let us know below!


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