Today is an important anniversary in TV. Yes, it was 50 years ago today that THE FLINTSTONES hit the air on ABC! It went on to six successful seasons on prime time television before Fred, Barney and the rest of the characters migrated to Saturday mornings and to endless reruns. In honor of the anniversary Google has done a Google Doodle featuring the Flintstones.
As an aside -- here's what Cartoon Brew had to say about a guy who died on this historic anniversary who happened to be a big part of The Flintstones as a guest character: Hollywood legendTony Curtis (Stony Curtis).