Tuesday, May 8, 2012


My parents are watching Glee. I like the show. The prom theme was dinosaurs, which was cool, but Jack said they would play the theme from the Flintstones, but they didn't. It was a big disappointment. Hanna Barbera, the creator of the Flintstones left their shows including Tom and Jerry in their legacy when William Hanna died in 2001 and Joesph Barbara passed away in 2006. Like for instance, the opening to the 1960s series was left in an episode of The Simpsons. Then the Jetsons came in to be referred many times in there. In the season 10 episode "When you Dish upon a Star", Homer imagined he and Bart were Yogi Bear and Boo Boo while Ned Flanders was Ranger Smith. Later on, Homer dreamt he was Magilla Gorilla. Let me explain.

  • "Kamp Krusty" - The couch gag has the family running up to the couch, only to find The Flintstones occupying it.
  • "Treehouse of Horror III" - A grave for Fish Police is seen.
  • "Marge vs. the Monorail" - The opening parodies the opening of The Flinstones. Homer even sings a parody of the theme song.
  • "The Front" - Roger Meyer's Jr. notes that animators reuse backgrounds to save cost as he, bart and Lisa pass by the same door, water cooloer and cleaning lady several times. This parodies the fact that Hannah-Barbera reuses their backgrounds many times.
  • "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" - When Ralph sees Santa's Little Helper in the air ducts, Ms. Hoover claims that he also saw Snagglepuss
  • "Lady Bouvier's Lover" - Comic Book Guy shows Bart a cell of Snagglepuss to show a cell that worth something, as apposed to the cell of Scratchy's arm Bart was trying to sell him.
  • "Treehouse of Horror V" - During "Time and Punishment", at one point, the house turns into The Flinstones house.
  • "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy" and "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)" - The couch gag features the famiy in Hanna-Barbere poses running past the couch several times.
  • "A Star is Burns" - Bart watches "The Jestons Meet the Flintstones". Homer later makes a joke, "Scooby-Doo can do-do, but Jimmy Carter is smarter".
  • "Much Apu About Nothing" - Moe tells the mayor a bear stole his "pic-a-nic" basket.
  • "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" and "HOMЯ" - A character named Ozmodiar appears that Homer can see, a parody of "The Great Gazoo" who only Fred Flinstone and Barney Rubble could see.
  • "The Day the Violence Died" - When Roger Myer's Jr. states that animation is based on plagiarism, he uses Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound and Top Cat as examples.
  • "When You Dish Upon a Star" - Homer dreams he's Yogi Bear, with Bart as "Bart-Bart" and Ned Flanders as the Park Ranger. Later he dreams that he's Magilla Gorilla.
  • "Children of a Lesser Clod" - In Homer's basketball fantasy, he is hit in the leg by George Jetson's flying saucer, to which he yells "JETSON!" in the same his boss, Mr. Spacely did.
  • "Trilogy of Error" - During his druken rambling, Homer mentions that The Blue Men Group are rip-offs of The Smurfs.
  • "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder" - Homer uses Fred Flintstone's bowling technique.
  • "Behind the Laughter" - At the end of the episode, a promo for the next "Behind the Laughter" show the next subject will be Huckleberry Hound.
  • "A Star Is Born-Again" - Upon hearing that Ned Flanders has a date with a movie star, a mall security guard sarcasticly replies "Sure, and I'm going apple-picking with Scooby Doo!"
  • "My Big Fat Geek Wedding" - Lenny dress as George Jetson at the sci-fi convention

  • Anyway, back to Glee. They're reaching the "halfway-to-the-series-finale mark" According to the season 3 soundtrack ad, some of the cast are wearing graduation outfits. Which by the way, foreshadows the finale which will air next Tuesday. See you later dudes!

    1 comment:

    1. Did you know that the Springfield in The Simpsons is based on Springfield, Oregon? I think that is cool because I'm from Oregon and lived in Springfield once for a short while.