by Midnight Freemasons Founder
Todd E. Creason
|Shortly after inventing the wheel, ancient|
Freemasons invented the goofy hat
Pebbles arrived towards the end of the third season, but it was only a matter of time before that happened. Did you know that Fred and Wilma were the first husband and wife to appear on American television in the same bed? And The Flintstones was airing during the same period that Rob and Laura Petrie were still in twin beds on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
|Now that's suggestive--Commandery?|
But there is one myth that even the most knowledgeable show fans have argued about for over five decades now.
It wasn't easy, but after exhaustive research, I believe I'm finally able to definitively answer that question. Yes, he was. Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble were both members of Water Buffalo Lodge No. 26 in Bedrock A.M. (Ancient Freemasons).
|Note the columns . . .|
Masonry was in its infancy (as should be obvious by the crude construction of the lodge), and remember, this was centuries before the invention of pancakes, so bowling was most likely their means of raising money for charity. They had regular meetings, wore strange hats, and it was men only--should be obvious. The secret passwords, handshakes and ritual have been long lost to history, but my research suggests that the word "Yabba-dabba-doo" may have had some Masonic ritual significance during that pre-historic era of Masonry.
So now you know--just don't quote me.
Even as a kid I wondered why he
didn't just climb back in the window...
In closing, there was at least one very famous Freemason involved in The Flintstones--The Man of 1,000 Voices. Brother Mel Blanc voiced Barney Rubble. I tell his story in Famous American Freemasons: Volume II, including how he continued to work on The Flintstones from a hospital bed after surviving a near-fatal car accident.
See? The best are Freemasons! Haha, I read a bit about this before. I rather enjoyed that you agree that he is a Freemason. Fred Flintstone, Steve Rogers, who's next? Ill be on the trail for the next main stream pop culture Freemason! Great piece brother! I hear Seth McFarlane is working on a new Flintstones TV show. It should be interesting.ReplyDelete
Of course Fred and Barney were. I could have told you that! Ha ha ha And obviously Shriners too! JBReplyDelete
Yabba dada doReplyDelete
Of course he was a (stone)mason - he even worked at a quarryReplyDelete