The Flintstones--a children's cartoon about the home life of an upwardly mobile caveman--celebrated its 50th anniversary today. Google saw fit to redesign its homepage logo to honor the milestone. On Twitter, the reaction was more tempered:
Actor Stephen Fry marveled at Fred's longevity
Happy Birthday, Fred Flintstone! 100,050 years old today!
Paul Poundstone fondly recalled her childhood in Bedrock
Today is the 50th anniversary of The Flintstones, which is important to me because I grew up next door to the Slates.
Comedian Julian Smith noted the show's contribution to American cinema
Here's to one of the greatest cartoons and the worst live action adaptation of all time. #Flintstones
The National Geographic Society found the educational value in a program with no educational value
@pourmecoffee got political...
Flintstones turn 50 today. GOP marked occasion by calling for tax cuts for Mr. Slate.
...as did Andy Borowitz
It's the 50th anniversary of the Flintstones, the ideological founders of the Tea Party movement.
The New York Times' Stuart Elliott found a connection with the other big pop culture story of the news cycle
What are the odds that #TonyCurtis would die on 50th anniversary of "The Flintstones" debut? He was saluted on the show as "Stony Curtis"
Jen Doll preferred to honor the show in pill form
does anyone care that the google logo is the flintstone's today? does anyone have a flintstone's vitamin handy?
ABC White House reporter Jake Tapper proved impervious to pointless nostalgia
Even as a little kid i thought the Flintstones were idiotic. Happy 50th, Fred and Barney. Bam! Bam! BamBamBam!
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