Sunday, October 21, 2012

1979 The Flintstones Meet Rockula And Frankenstone

This is a recreation of a VHS video released in 1989 that contains the following two Flintstones TV specials that were never released on DVD. The first special is the 48 minute The Flintstones Meet Rockula & Frankenstone from 1979. In this one, Fred and Barney appear on a spoof of the game show "Let's Make a Deal," where they win vacations to Rocksylvania. Shortly after arriving, the deceased former owner of the castle where the families are bunking, Count Rockula, awakens from a 400 year slumber and decides he has to wed Wilma -- but the only way he can marry her is to make her a widow first. Pebbles is mentioned near the end, but strangely neither her nor Bamm-Bamm are seen.

1979 The Flintstones Meet Rockula & Frankenstone:

The second special on the tape is the 24 minute, Emmy-nominated The Flintstones' New Neighbors from 1980. A creepy Addams/Munsters-like family moves their home onto the vacant lot next door to the Flintstones. After bidding the new family welcome, Fred decides that they're "freaks" and quarrels with Barney, who likes the newcomers. But when Pebbles winds up in the path of a Pterodactyl, the three families must work together to save her. Father Frank Frankenstone is the exact same character design from the previous special, but he speaks with an English accent and is obviously not supposed to be the same character (which could be a bit confusing considering they've packaged them back to back). A slightly different variation of the Frankenstone family had already been seen in the previous year's "The New Fred and Barney Show."

1980 The Flintstones' New Neighbors - Part 1:

1980 The Flintstones' New Neighbors - Part 2:

1980 The Flintstones' New Neighbors - Part 3:

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