View Full Version : Peculiar evolutions of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm
11-12-2004, 03:38 PM
There is something I find rather strange about Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm.They had been babies for the last four seasons of the original TV series.Then during the 1977/78 season,there were two prime time specials,A Flintstone Christmas and The Flintstones Little Big League,where Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm were both old enough to talk.I can't remember how old they were in The New Fred And Barney Show,but during the fall of 1980,there was a prime time special The Flintstones New Nieghbors,where new neighbors the Frankenstones made their debut before becoming regulars in The Flintstone Funnies,which seemed to immediately follow the special.However in this special Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm were back to being babies.But in The Flintstone Funnies,they were both teenagers.I believe Sally Struthers had supplied the voice of Pebbles then.In 1993 there were three prime time specials.I Yabba Dabba Do where Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm were now adults and married eachother.Hollyrock-A-Bye Baby saw them give birth to a boy and a girl.The Flintstones Family Christmas saw Fred and Wilma welcome a homeless boy named Stoney into their home.Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm appeared at the end of this special with their two children.The following year after the release of the live action movie version of The Flintstones,there was another Christmas special called A Flintstones Christmas Carol where the Flintstones and Rubbles performed A Christmas Carol live in a local theatre.This time Pebbles was back to being a baby,while Bamm-Bamm was reduced to a child who could talk intelligebly.The two of them always seem to appear as babies in comic books.On TV they seemed to have gone back and forth from adulthood back to babyhood.:confused:
11-12-2004, 05:05 PM
There was also a Saturday morning cartoon that aired around 1971 where they were teenagers and had a rock band. I forgot what the show was called though. One could chalk up this back and forth aging thing to different people doing different things with the characters at different times, but what I find weird is that in the last season of the original cartoon they began to sing "Let the Sun Shine In" even though neither of them could speak at that point. Fred even pointed this out in shock in the episode. I don't remember why they started singing or how it was explained. Pebbles never walked in the original cartoon and seemingly neither she nor Bamm Bamm aged much at all in the last 3 years, yet I distinctly remember them singing that sunshine song during the closing credits of several last season episodes, which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
11-12-2004, 06:55 PM
What happened in that episode all began with Fred and Barney preparing to watch a football game on TV.Somehow the game got cancelled,and instead,they ended up watching a group of teenaged musicians singing"Let The Sunshine In".After that,Barney went home and Fred fell asleep on the sofa.That's when he heard the sound of children singing,and went outside to discover Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm singing"Let The Sunshine In".Once everyone discovered Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm's talent,they became hit sensations.There was a major drawback however,when Fred and Barney were left at home while Wilma and Betty kept having to be out of town with Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm.You get the picture?But when Fred and Barney got caught by police in an attempt to take their children back home from the press,Fred wakes up on the livingroom sofa,revealing that the whole fiasco had been a dream.
tv star collector
10-20-2005, 07:56 PM
The show was titled THE PEBBLES & BAMM-BAMM SHOW and aired on CBS from
September 11, 1971 to September 2, 1972. They also aired repeats from March 8, 1975 to September 4, 1976. Charlton published a PEBBLES & BAMM-
BAMM comic book (also featuring them as teenagers), which ran for 36 issues
(Jan. 1972-Dec. 1976). As has been noted by others here, in later versions of
both the TV series and the comic books, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm sometimes
appeared as babies, sometimes as teenagers. Eventually, they married in
a TV-movie, I YABBA-DABBA-DO! and there was a sequel in which Pebbles
and Bamm-Bamm became parents.
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