The New Fred and Barney Show
Genre Animation
Directed by Ray Patterson
Oscar Dufau
George Gordon
Voices of Henry Corden
Mel Blanc
Jean Vander Pyl
Gay Autterson
Theme music composer Hoyt Curtin
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 17
Executive producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s) Art Scott
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera Productions[1]
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original channel NBC
Original run February 3, 1979 – October 20, 1979
Preceded by Fred Flintstone and Friends (1977–78)
Followed by Fred and Barney Meet The Thing (1979)

The New Fred and Barney Show is a 30-minute Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera as a 1979 series revival of The Flintstones from February 3 to October 20, 1979 on NBC. The series marked the first time Henry Corden performed the voice of Fred Flintstone for a regular series.

These new episodes were composed of the traditional Flintstones cast of characters such as Fred and Barney's children Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm as toddlers, after having been depicted as teenagers on The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show on CBS in 1972; they returned to the form of teenagers on The Flintstone Comedy Show in 1980 on NBC. Some plots were familiar Flintstones stories while others consisted of new misadventures with witches and werewolves, as well as spoofs of late 1970s fads.

Seven new episodes combined with reruns of The New Fred and Barney Show were broadcast on the package program Fred and Barney Meet The Thing and later on Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo.


# Title Air Date
1 Sand Witch February 3, 1979
Fred and Barney end up with a broken wheel in the middle of a haunted forest while on their way home, and find the nearest house possible to call for help, unaware that the kindly old lady living there is a man-eating witch. 
2 Haunted Inheritance February 10, 1979
Fred learns that he is the beneficiary of the fortune of an aristocrat to whom he was kind when he was disguised as a quarry worker, but tension arises when he discovers that he isn't the only one and that the winner of the beneficiary competition gets it all. 
3 Roughin' It February 17, 1979
Fred believes that "modern" technology is making life too easy and boring, and attempts to live life like an "old-fashioned" caveman, even though he is out of practice. 
4 C. B. Buddies February 24, 1979
Fred and Barney each purchase a new C. B. system which enables them to talk to each other from their cars, but trouble appears when they power them up too much. 
5 Bedrock Rocks March 3, 1979
Two members of a famous rock band, the Cavemen, come to Bedrock for a concert tour. After overhearing Mr. Slate's desire to have his wife see them for her birthday, Fred tries to fix the Cavemen up with the Slates, but when this fails, he and Barney try their hand at impersonating them. 
6 Blood Brothers March 10, 1979
Fred and Barney save a couple from a car accident, who turn out to be a reformed Count Rockula and his new wife, "Poopsie". Though Fred and Barney are still terrified of him, Rockula places himself in their debt and does his best to befriend them and make them his "blood brothers". 
7 Barney's Chickens March 17, 1979
A magician brainwashes Fred into believing he is a giant chicken, and Barney accidentally repeats the same process with Fred and several others until he realises that his only option is to track down the magician. 
8 The Butler Did It and Did It Better March 24, 1979
Fred purchases a new robot butler, Rollo, and is initially satisfied until Rollo soon shows that he can do almost everything better than Fred. 
9 It's Not Their Bag March 31, 1979
While playing golf, Fred and Barney accidentally find a bag of money stolen from the Bank of Bedrock, and must evade the two robbers responsible. 
10 Barney's Luck April 7, 1979
Barney stumbles across a strange coin which seems to bring him good luck to no end (to the point that he wins the star prize on a game show for losing), frustrating Fred so much that he becomes determined to prove that the coin is not responsible. 
11 Stone Age Werewolf September 8, 1979
Fred and Barney go on a fishing trip to an island rumoured to be haunted by a werewolf, but once they arrive, bad weather forces them to stay in the cabin of a friendly old man who is also the island's only resident. 
12 Fred and Barney Meet the Frankenstones September 15, 1979
After Fred and Barney are loaded with household chores, Fred sees an ad for a new Condominium Spa and decides to check it out with Barney, only for them to discover that it is a rather haunted establishment run by Frankenstone and his family. Count Rockula makes an appearance in the episode, referencing the events of The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone
13 Physical Fitness Fred September 22, 1979
Jealous of Wilma and Betty's attraction to famous Hollyrock star Clark Gravel, Fred goes all out in a training regimen to get himself in shape in order to impress his wife. 
14 Moonlighters September 29, 1979
With prices skyrocketing and Mr. Slate reducing their salaries after misinterpreting their request for a raise, Fred and Barney try out various part-time jobs to compensate for their cash loss, in the process attempting to avoid being seen by Mr. Slate in order to keep their pride. 
15 Fred Goes to the Houndasaurs October 6, 1979
Wilma buys a pet Houndasaur without Fred's consent, which leads to no end of trouble for Fred, especially when he unknowingly comes across the Houndasaur's food and tries to patent it. Meanwhile, Dino becomes jealous of the Houndasaur and Fred receives complaints from the police. 
16 The Bad Luck Genie October 13, 1979
While fishing, Fred accidentally finds a bottled genie, who becomes their wish-granting servant but whose results seem to be more troublesome than beneficial. The episode makes references to classic fairy tales such as Aladdin and Pinocchio
17 Dinosaur Country Safari October 20, 1979
In order to avoid going to an opera, Fred and Barney take Wilma and Betty on a Dinosaur Country Safari, but Fred disobeys the noticeboard ordering visitors to stay in their cars, which leads to both Fred and Barney ending up trapped in a pterodactyl's nest and attempting to fly their way out. 


Production credits

  • Executive Producers: Joseph Barbera and William Hanna
  • Producer: Art Scott
  • Directors: Ray Patterson, Carl Urbano, Oscar Dufau, George Gordon
  • Story Editor: Larz Bourne
  • Story Direction: Jan Green, George Singer, Paul Sommer
  • Story: Doug Booth, Andy Heyward, Len Janson, Glenn Leopold, Chuck Menville, Bob Ogle, Ray Parker, Dave Stone, Chip Yaras
  • Recording Director: Art Scott
  • Voices: Gay Autterson, Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, Jim MacGeorge, Donald Messick, Barney Phillips, John Stephenson, Jean Vander Pyl, Janet Waldo, B.J. Ward
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
  • Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
  • Design Supervisor: Bob Singer
  • Creative Design: Iwao Takamoto
  • Character Design: Bob Singer, Gil DiCicco, Floyd Norman
  • Layout Supervision: Don Morgan
  • Key Layout: Floyd Norman
  • Layouts: Pete Alvarado, Susan Crossley, Owen Fitzgerald, Gary Hoffman, Mark Kirkland, Jack Manning, Dan Noonan, Jose Rivera, Glenn Schmitz, Scott Shaw, Al Wilson
  • Animation Supervision: Bill Keil, Jay Sarbry
  • Assistant Animation Supervision: Mark Glamack
  • Animation: Frank Andrina, Colin Baker, Ed Barge, Tom Barnes, Maxwell Becraft, Bob Bemiller, Oliver Callahan, David Chell, Roger Chiasson, Steve Clark, Richard Coleman, Jesse Cosio, Elaine Despins, Joan Drake, Marcia Fertig, Gail Finkeldei, Doug Flockhart, Hugh Fraser, Charles Gammage, Mark Glamack, Bob Goe, Julio Guerrero, Terry Harrison, Bob Hathcock, Fred Hellmich, Tony Hutten, Volus Jones, Rick Leon, Teresa Loewy, Hicks Lokey, Michael Longden, Ernesto Lopez, Ed Love, Tony Love, Charles Macrae, Mauro Maressa, Kenneth Muse, Constantin Mustatea, Bob Nesler, Sean Newton, Eduardo Olivares, Margaret Parkes, Simon Praamsma, Harry Rasmussen, Morey Reden, Mitch Rochon, Tom Ruegger, Louis Scarborough, Mark Simon, Ken Southworth, Dave Tendlar, Dick Thompson, Carlo Vinci, John Walker, Xenia, Woody Yocum, Rudy Zamora
  • Background Supervision: Al Gmuer
  • Backgrounds: Lorraine Andrina, Fernando Arce, Dennis Durrell, Bob Gentle, Ann Guenther, James Hegedus, Jim Hickey, Paro Hozumi, Michael Humphries, Andy Phillipson, Jeff Riche, Sera Segal-Alsberg, Dennis Venizelos
  • Checking and Scene Planning: Cindy Smith
  • Xerography: Star Wirth
  • Ink and Paint Supervision: Alison Victory, Billie Kerns
  • Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Bill Getty
  • Camera: George Epperson, Candy Edwards, Ron Jackson, Bob Marples, Kieran Mulgrew, Brandy Whittington, Jerry Whittington
  • Supervising Film Editors: Larry C. Cowan, Pat Foley
  • Music Editors: Joe Sandusky, Terry Moore
  • Effects Editors: David Stone, Mark Mangini, Mark Green
  • Show Editor: Gil Iverson
  • Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
  • Production Manager: Jayne Barbera
  • Post-Production Supervision: Joed Eaton
  • A Hanna-Barbera Production
  • This Picture Made Under the Jurisdiction of IATSE-IA Affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.
  • 1979 Hanna Barbera Productions, Inc.


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