4. In the first two seasons of The Flintstones, the opening theme was called “Rise and Shine,” and it had no lyrics.
3. The Honeymooners became one of the first television shows to deal with adoption, when Ralph and Alice tried unsuccessfully to gain a baby from an agency.
2. When Wilma gave birth to daughter Pebbles and Betty Rubble became depressed about not being able to have a baby with Barney, The Flintstones became the first animated show to address the issue of infertility.
1. Actor Alan Reed, who provided the original voice of Fred Flintstone, had previously done voiceover work for Jackie Gleason.
Alan Reed supplied the voice of Fred Flintstone when the character debuted in Sept. 1960 until Reed’s death in 1977. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
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