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The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show: A Chip off the Old Bedrock

The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show cast

The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show cast

Meet Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm and the gang

The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show is an American animated series that was a spinoff of the popular cartoon The Flintstones. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and originally aired for only one season from September 11, 1971, to January 1, 1972 on CBS Saturday mornings. Sally Struthers who played Gloria Bunker Stivick on All in the Family was the voice of Pebbles Flintstone. and Jay North the title character on Denise the Menace was Bamm--Bamm Rubble. On The Flintstones they were adorable children and neighbors whose parents were best friends. In their own series, the duo was high school students who were dating. The supporting cast were Penny (Mitzi McCall) Cindy and Wiggy ( Gay Hartwig ) Fabian ( Carl Esser) and Moonrock ( Carl Lennie ). . From 1972-73 should have been season two but, the show was revamped. The name changed to The Flintstone Comedy Hour, This was a combination of the original Flintstones cast along with Pebbles, and Bamm Bamm in reruns as well as a few new segments. In the new episodes, Micki Stevens replaces Sally Struthers as the voice of Pebbles. This is most noticeable during The Flintstone's comedy Hour when Struther's voice can be heard during most of an episode and Stevens can be heard during the shorter episodes. The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show aired again on CBS from 1975-to 1976.


Bamm Bamm and Pebbles evolution

On The Flintstones Pebbles and Bamm Bamm were toddlers who could not talk. and whose parents were neighbors. Wilma Flintstone gave birth to her daughter by Fred but little Bamm Bamm was found on the doorstep of Barney and Betty Rubble and was adopted. Some fans didn't like the teenage version of the duo and preferred that they had remained children. For a lot of fans, Bamm Bamm and Pebbles will always be thought of as toddlers.

Nothing is as groovy as the boom boom boom
Of the band with the Bedrock beat.
Pebbles and Bamm Bamm and all of the gang
Short or tall we have a ball wherever we meet.

These lyrics begin the theme song for The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show. which was composed by Hoyt Curtin & Ted Nichols. Curtin was the primary music producer for Hanna-Barbera and wrote the popular theme for The Flintstones.

Everything is going for the Bedrock bunch.
All the gang is hip at the new drag strip.
You'll see Fred and Barney, too
(Yabadaba doo)
On the Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show!

Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm in the beginning

Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm in the beginning

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The Pebbles and Bamm Bamm Show was similar to another Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same era which was Josie and the Pussycats. Both animated series used rock music to gain viewers. Bamm Bamm and Pebbles' group was called the Bedrock Rockers. One critic referred to the band as a Stone Age version of The Archies. The premiere episode was Gridiron Girl Trouble on September 11, 1971. Snoots, who was Bamm-Bamm's pet dronkosaurus has to be disguised in order to hide from a dogcatcher. However, Problems arose for Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm at their high school The final episode The Birthday Present aired on January 1, 1972 Pebbles pet mammoth Wooly steals the birthday present that she bought for her mom Wilma and buries it in the backyard,. Pebbles wrongfully blames her neighbor Mrs. Gruesome for the theft, and she disrupts a family reunion that the Gruesome family are hosting.

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Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm fun facts

  • Pebbles was born in season 3 of The Flintstones and Bamm-Bamm showed up the following year but Bamm-Bamm is older because he walked while Pebbles crawled.
  • Fred Flintstone's famous catchphrase was " Yabba dabba do" but his daughter Pebbles had a similar one with "Yabba-dabba-doozy!"
  • As adults, Pebbles, and Bamm-Bamm had careers. She worked in advertising and he was a mechanic prior to becoming a screenwriter.
  • In 1993 there was a series of prime-time specials where Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm got married, They moved to Hollyrock to pursue their careers, and eventually, they had twins who they named Chip and Roxy.
  • If you are afan you can watch The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm show free on the Tubi streaming service.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Cheryl E Preston

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