Bamm-Bamm Rubble is a fictional character, the adopted son of Barney and Betty Rubble. He is most famous in his infant form on the long-running animated TV show The Flintstones, but has also appeared at various other ages, including as a teenager on the early 1970s spinoff The Pebbles and Bamm_Bamm Show and as an adult in two made_for_television movies.
Bamm_Bamm dwelled in the fictional prehistoric city of Bedrock, a world where dinosaurs coexisted with cavepeople and the cavepeople enjoyed "primitive" versions of modern conveniences such as telephones, automobiles and washing machines.
As an infant, Bamm-Bamm (adopted by the Rubbles) earned from his adoptive parents the label of "the world's strongest baby," thanks to his distinctive trait of possessing extreme Herculean strength. After meeting his next-door neighbor Pebbles, the two became lifelong friends. Bamm-Bamm's main catch-phrase as an infant was yelling his own name, often while pounding the floor with his club (and shaking the room he was in in the process).
Years later, as a teenager, Bamm-Bamm attended Bedrock High School along with Pebbles and their friends, Wiggy, Penny and Moonrock. He also was the owner of a "cave buggy," a prehistoric version of a dune buggy.
As an adult, Bamm-Bamm became an auto mechanic, and eventually proposed to, and married, Pebbles. The two soon moved to Hollyrock (a fictional prehistoric version of Hollywood, California) so Bamm-Bamm could pursue his true goal of becoming a screenwriter. Eventually, the couple had twin children: Chip and Roxy (with Roxy possessing her father's noted strength).
Through the various Flintstones incarnations, the age of Bamm-Bamm (and Pebbles) has varied wildly from spinoff to spinoff---appearing as an adolescent in one spinoff and as an infant again in the next. Arranged roughly in chronological order, the Flintstones incarnations Bamm-Bamm has made appearances in are as follows:
As an infant/toddler:
- The Flintstones
- A Man Called Flintstone
- The New Fred and Barney Show
- The Flintstones' New Neighbor
- Fred's Final Fling
- Wind Up Wilma
- Jogging Fever
- A Flintstone Christmas Carol
- Stay Out
- Cave Kids
As a grade schooler:
As a pre-teen:
- Flintstones' Little Big League
As a teenager:
- The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show
- The Flintstone Comedy Hour
- The Flintstone Comedy Show
As an adult:
- I Yabba Dabba Do
- Hollyrock-A-Bye Baby
- A Flintstone Family Christmas
Bamm-Bamm (in his conventional toddler incarnation) also is sometimes seen in the various Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cereal commercials that have been produced over the years. He also appeared in 1994's live-action Flintstones movie, where he was played by twins Hylnur Sigurdsson and Marino Sigurdsson.