Considering my favourite Flintstones episode is “Dino Goes Hollyrock,” where the hammy Dino gets a showcase, you can guess which comic I liked that appeared in newspapers 50 years ago this month. And considering my least-favourite Flintstones is that wretched one where Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are singing that annoying, sugary sunshine song, you can guess which comic I don’t like.
(That preposterous Bewitched cross-over is right up there, too, but let’s stick to the subject).
Actually, there is a Pebbles panel I like this month. It’s the opener in the September 18th comic where she’s waving to the little dinosaur being walked by its owner. Both the Yogi and Flintstones weekend comics, at least for the first number of years, have little bits of side action going on in some of the larger panels. It adds a lot. Another example is the traffic cop in background of the long panel in the middle row. (A “duplicate hat”-type gag is used in an October comic as a punch line).
Judging by the September 25th comic, Pebbles gets her appetite from her father’s side of the family.
Richard Holliss was kind enough to supply colour versions of the September 18th and 25th comics.
September 4, 1966
September 11, 1966
September 18, 1966
September 25, 1966