Maybe it’s my imagination, but network radio and early TV sitcoms seem to have had “girl-crush-on-male-star” among their list of episode plots. The most famous example would be on “I Love Lucy” (Janet Waldo’s character in love with Ricky Ricardo). But here it is again in the Flintstones comics in 1962.
The girl in question has a bone in her hair, perhaps showing a Gene Hazelton influence in those pre-Pebbles days. The March 4 comic also has the script form of “Hanna-Barbera” used in TV cartoons of the day. The comics seem to have varied between this and using a form featuring the Tabitha-like typeface found in animated cartoons the year before.
The pre-historic lizard in the first panel is nice bonus.
After he got dancing lessons from Arthur Quarry in a first-season episode (1961), Fred learned how to dance the Dinosaur Twist in the March 11 weekend comic. At least the instructor isn’t called “Arthur Murrayrock,” a creatively-bankrupt name if ever I heard one (sorry, I’m not a fan of the Frantic episode where Murrayrock appears).
The grouchy, bombastic Fred makes an appearance March 18. Nice looking mastodon in that first panel. A shame not all papers ran the top row.
I really like the reflection panel in the March 25 cartoon. The confused turtle is a nice little addition. Interestingly, dinosaurs were featured in all four Sunday comics of the month, but only as ancillary characters in the first three.
As usual, you can click on each comic to make it bigger.