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Encyclopedia > Betty Rubble
Betty Rubble and her friend, Wilma Flintstone.
Betty Rubble and her friend, Wilma Flintstone.

Betty Rubble (née McBricker/O'Shale), a fictional character in the popular television animated series The Flintstones, is the brunette wife of caveman Barney Rubble and adoptive mother of Bamm-Bamm Rubble. Her best friends were her next door neighbors, Fred and Wilma Flintstone. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... Betty Rubble and Wilma Flintstone. ... The French word née (feminine) or né (masculine) (or the English word nee) is still commonly used in some newspapers when mentioning the maiden name of a woman in engagement or wedding announcements. ... Alice, a fictional character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... The Flintstones is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... Brunette is the feminine of French brunet, which is a diminutive of brun, brune, meaning brown or dark-haired, ultimately from Latin BRVNVS (brown). ... A typical depiction of a caveman, as seen in a Minute Maid advertisement. ... Barney Rubble. ... Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble, as infants. ... Fred Flintstone. ... Betty Rubble and Wilma Flintstone. ...


Betty lived 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. Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ... It has been suggested that Bedrock High School be merged into this article or section. ... A typical depiction of a caveman, as seen in a Minute Maid advertisement. ... The telephone or phone is a telecommunications device which is used to transmit and receive sound (most commonly voice and speech) across distance. ... Karl Benzs Velo (vélo means bicycle in French) model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race 2005 MINI Cooper S. An automobile (also motor car or simply car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... Front-loading washing machine. ...


Betty's personality was based on that of Trixie Norton, wife of Ed Norton on the 1950s television series The Honeymooners. Much like Trixie spent a lot of her time socializing with Alice Kramden, Betty spent a lot of her time socializing with Wilma, and the two would often wind up working together to bail their husbands out of whatever scheme of Fred's had landed them in trouble. // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... For the film, see The Honeymooners (2005 film). ... Cover of a book about the Honeymooners. ...


Betty can be considered the least developed character in the show, as she is rarely seen not following the lead of either Barney or Wilma, the latter of which she often seems merely an echo of, generally. In spite of this, Betty is shown to have a distinctly emotional marriage with Barney, which more often included pet names and a more obvious affection, as opposed to the more dynamic and energic interaction between Fred and Wilma. The occasions when Betty leads the action are extremely scarce: one episode does center around her working undercover as a gentle old lady to raise money for a present for Barney, and on another occasion the plot for her and Wilma was led by her suspicions of Barney being involved with another woman (which turns out to be Fred in a disguise contrived in order to attend a ball game for free). This lack of protagonism (almost as background-set as supporting characters such as Pebbles, Bam-Bam or Dino, except for her more continuous presence) makes Betty less of a protagonist as is implied by the general concept of the show.


Biography

Betty Rubble in The Flintstones
Betty Rubble in The Flintstones

While the mid-1980s spinoff series The Flintstone Kids depicts Betty as a child, the series seems to be mostly apocryphal due to its presenting Betty as a childhood friend of Fred and Barney (the original series asserted that they first met as young adults). Still, the series' assertions that Betty was a childhood friend of Wilma and that her parents ran a convenience store may be taken as valid. Image File history File links Betty. ... Image File history File links Betty. ... The Flintstones is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... In Judeo-Christian theologies, apocrypha refers to religious Sacred text that have questionable authenticity or are otherwise disputed. ...


As young adults, Betty and Wilma were employed as cigarette girls/waitresses at a resort. There, they first met, and fell in love, with their future husbands, Fred and Barney (who were working there as bellhops). Eventually, Betty and Barney were married, presumably not long after Fred and Wilma. A lit filtered cigarette will burn to ash from one end. ...


Betty became a homemaker, keeping house with such prehistoric aids as a baby elephant vacuum cleaner, pelican washing machine, and so forth. Betty, much like Wilma, also enjoyed volunteering for various charitable/women's organizations in Bedrock, shopping, and (occasionally) getting to meet the celebrities of their world, including "Stony Curtis" and "Cary Granite". Betty at one time also had a job working for an "old lady" who turned out to be a young lady in disguise. This "old lady" was using Betty to pass phony money. It was the only episode actually centered around Betty. Two homemakers. ... Genera and Species Loxodonta Loxodonta cyclotis Loxodonta africana Elephas Elephas maximus Elephas antiquus † Elephas beyeri † Elephas celebensis † Elephas cypriotes † Elephas ekorensis † Elephas falconeri † Elephas iolensis † Elephas planifrons † Elephas platycephalus † Elephas recki † Stegodon † Mammuthus † Elephantidae (the elephants) is a family of pachyderm, and the only remaining family in the order Proboscidea... Regular vacuum cleaner for home use. ... Species Pelecanus occidentalis Pelecanus thagus Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Pelecanus onocrotalus Pelecanus crispus Pelecanus rufescens Pelecanus philippensis Pelecanus conspicillatus A pelican is any of several very large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae. ... Front-loading washing machine. ... Roger Moore and Tony Curtis in The Persuaders! Tony Curtis (born June 3, 1925) is an American film actor. ... Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his screen name, Cary Grant, was an British film actor. ...


Around the fourth season of the original series, Betty and Barney found an abandoned infant on their doorstep, by the name of "Bamm-Bamm." After a court battle (with the opposing side even hiring noted prehistoric lawyer "Perry Masonry"), the two were allowed to adopt Bamm-Bamm. Perry Mason is a fictional defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. ...


When Bamm-Bamm was a teenager, Betty gained employment as a reporter for one of Bedrock's newspapers, the Daily Granite, under the editorial guidance of Lou Granite (presumably a parody of The Mary Tyler Moore Show's Lou Grant). While employed there, she shared various adventures with prehistoric superhero Captain Caveman, who (in a secret identity) also worked for the newspaper. A Female Reporter A reporter is a type of journalist who researches and presents information in certain types of mass media. ... The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. ... Lou Grant is a fictional character played by Ed Asner in two shows on CBS. The first was Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977), in which the character was the producer of the fictional WJM-TV news. ... Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels ( 1977- 1980) was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... For other uses of this term, please see Secret identity (disambiguation). ...


Later still, after Bamm-Bamm grew up and left home, Betty started a successful catering business with her neighbor and friend Wilma, before becoming a grandmother to Bamm-Bamm's twin children, Chip and Roxy. This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ...


Trivia

  • For years, Betty was the one Flintstones character that wasn't included in the Flintstones chewable children's vitamins. This was eventually rectified, but an e-mail trivia quiz that has been circulating for years on the Internet still makes this claim.
  • A modern version of Betty (with the same name) is one of Dexter's mother's friends on Dexter's Laboratory, complete with living in a modern-day house.
  • From 1960 through 1964, Betty was voiced by Bea Benaderet, who gave Betty her distinct high pitched giggle. She played Kate on Petticoat Junction and Cousin Pearl Bodine on season 1 of the highly popular 1960's sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. Betty has also been voiced by Gerry Johnston, B.J. Ward and Grey DeLisle. In the 1994 film, Betty was played by Rosie O'Donnell, which was controversial with fans as the hefty O'Donnell did not match Betty's slender figure from the animated series, but reportedly won the role because she captured the high pitch laugh at her audition. Jane Krakowski's version of the character in the second movie was generally received somewhat better, though largely overlooked next to the film's poor overall reception.
  • In a 1980's MTV poll for one of their game shows, Betty was named "The Hottest Flintstone".
  • Betty's hairstyle seems to be inspired by Jacqueline Kennedy's famous flip hairstyle that was also worn by Mary Tyler Moore as the Flintstones series was airing. Betty's hair has also inspired a popular the dozens snap: "Your mama so old she used to cut Betty Rubble's hair."
  • Several times in the original series, Betty made reference to a sister. She babysat her sister's baby on one episode of the series.

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Fred Flintstone | Wilma Flintstone | Pebbles Flintstone | Barney Rubble | Betty Rubble | Bamm-Bamm Rubble | Dino | Baby Puss | Hoppy | The Frankenstones | The Great Gazoo | The Gruesomes | Mr. Slate | Bedrock The Flintstones is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... Fred Flintstone. ... Betty Rubble and Wilma Flintstone. ... Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble, as infants. ... Barney Rubble. ... Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble, as infants. ... Dino, right Dino (pronounced dee-no) is a fictional character featured in the Hanna-Barbera animated television series The Flintstones and its spin-offs. ... Baby Puss is the name of Fred and Wilma Flintstones pet saber-toothed tiger. ... Hoppy is the pet owned by the Rubble family on The Flintstones television series. ... The Frankenstones are a family of fictional characters who appeared on The Flintstones television series. ... The Great Gazoo The Great Gazoo is a character from The Flintstones animated series. ... The Gruesomes on The Flintstones television series. ... Mr. ... It has been suggested that Bedrock High School be merged into this article or section. ...


TV: The Flintstones (Episodes) | The Pebbles an Bamm-Bamm Show | The Flintstones Comedy Hour | The New Fred and Barney Show | The Flintstone Kids | Cave Kids The Flintstones is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... This is the list of episodes for the original The Flintstones series, which aired from 1960 to 1966. ... The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, which ran from September 11, 1971 to September 2, 1972 on CBS, was a television spin-off of The Flintstones. ... The Flintstones Comedy Hour was an hour-long Saturday morning cartoon anthology series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1972 for CBS. The shows segments included the second season of The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show, as well as segments with Fred and Barney and song segments, performed by... The Flintstones, a Hanna-Barbera animated series, is one of the most successful animated television series of all time, originally running in American prime time for six seasons, from 1960 to 1966, on the ABC network. ... The Flintstone Kids is a childrens animated television show, a spin-off of The Flintstones which followed the adventures of Fred, Barney, Wilma, and Betty as 10-year-olds with pet Dino. ... Cave Kids is a spinoff show from The Flintstones, produced by Hanna-Barbera Studios. ...


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DVD releases The Man Called Flintstone is an American animated musical motion picture produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and released in 1966 by Columbia Pictures. ... A Flintstone Christmas is a 1977 Christmas TV special featuring The Flintstones. ... This Halloween special featured Fred and Barney on a spoof of Lets Make a Deal. ... // The cover art to the VHS release of The Jetsons Meet the Flinstones. ... Fred and the adult Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, from the I Yabba-Dabba Do! VHS film release cover. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is a 2000 film based on the Hanna-Barbera animated television series The Flintstones, produced by Amblin Entertainment and Univershell (Universal) Pictures. ... Warner Home Video has released all 6 seasons of The Flintstones animated series on DVD in Region 1. ...


Cocoa Pebbles | Fruity Pebbles | Flintstones chewable vitamins Cocoa Pebbles is a breakfast cereal produced by Post Cereals and featuring characters from the animated series The Flintstones. ... Fruity Pebbles as it appeared in the 1970s. ... Flintstones Complete Children Vitamin is a supplemental multivitamin for children that still enjoys popularity today. ...


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