The Flintstones was the first, and the longest running, animated situation comedy shown in prime-time television. Premiering on ABC on 30 September 1960, it gained high ratings in its first season, thus establishing animation as a viable prime time format. … see full wiki
I admittedly liked The Flintstones when I was a little kid, but it's another one of those childhood cartoons that loses its appeal really fast as an adult. Watching it now, it's tolerable background noise at best, and rather unfunny junk at worst. Give me a classic Tex Avery or Looney Tunes cartoon instead.
I loved "The Flintstones" I always felt bad for Fred because he was looking to for a get rich quick scheme to make his wife happy. The show was on my TV screen every Saturday morning! Even my Dad loved it.