For years, people watching The Simpsons have kiddingly debated in which U.S. state Springfield may be found (most fans suggest, considering the quality of the show for a long time, it should reside in a cemetery). Viewers of The Flintstones can rejoice that there is an answer to the location of Bedrock. It’s in Thailand.
Want proof? Reader Evan Borisinkoff has sent a note about a resort in Thailand where, according to this CNN web story, “guests can stay inside buildings shaped like Fred, Wilma, Barney, Betty and Dino.”
But, wait a rock-pickin’ minute! Bedrock’s not in Thailand. It’s in Iraq.
In hunting around the internet for more Flintstones news, I came upon the rather startling revelation that Saddam Hussein was a fan of the Modern Stone Age Family. And he even built a Flintstones Village for his grandkids. So among his evil deeds is not getting licensing permission from Hanna-Barbera.
You can find out a bit more in the caption to the photo above at this North Dakota news web site.
But, wait again! Bedrock may be in Australia. At least, Fred’s car appeared in a local charity bed race, according to this news story. But wait some more! It may be in Glasgow. At least some Flintstones were spotted there, also raising money for charity, according to this news story.
One thing’s for certain—the Flintstones continues to have a worldwide appeal more than 50 years after they were created. No doubt, their owner hopes that translates into big money with the coming remake by the Family Guy guy (which we’ve actually heard little about lately.
My thanks to Evan for the tip.