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« on: May 16, 2011, 10:41:04 PM »

http://www.ugo.com/tv/seth-macfarlane-the-flintstones-reboot

So, Seth MacFarlane, creator of dreadful shows Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show now gets to have LESS time to sleep, as Fox Network has finally gotten the rights to bring out The Flintstones for new tv shows and movies. 

I'm not overly opposed to a remake/reboot/relaunch/whatever it's called today, but I AM opposed to MacFarlane's involvement.  I think it'd have a better shot with someone else.

Granted, his shows, however poorly written, are incredibly popular.  But if the way he writes the other shows are any indication, expect the Flintstones to be spouting gay jokes, singing about AIDS, and having various cutaway scenes that have nothing to do with the plot or any jokes in them whatsoever.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 10:59:29 PM »

Wow.  He just took a wonderful, innocent chunk of my childhood and used it for toilet paper. Hatred
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 11:04:34 PM »

I feel the same way, pretty much.

Also, I should add this: Fox has also green lit the production of Napoleon Dynamite, the Animated Series.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 08:41:43 AM »

I don't think ANYBODY should reboot that show. PERIOD.

But I'll still watch Family Guy.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 12:40:39 PM »

it'll turn to s**t like everything MacFarlane does  Thumbdown Thumbdown
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 12:49:01 PM »

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Subjective opinion, brother. I think Family Guy has had it's ups and downs, but it continues to entertain me. But hey, the world keeps on a spinnin'.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 01:39:26 PM »

Remaking the flintstones? I did not see that coming. whats the point of bringing the flintstones back from the dead after 40 years
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 01:47:26 PM »

Remaking the flintstones? I did not see that coming. whats the point of bringing the flintstones back from the dead after 40 years


  The point is probably to make more money. Both the Flintstones and MacFarlane have a proven fan base. To a studio exec this is probably a no-brainer.

  MacFarlane is hit or miss with me. Hopefully he'll at least make something interesting.

 
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011, 09:48:13 PM »


This seems like a pet project of Seth's.  Kinda like how King Kong was Peter Jackson's pet project too.  This could be interesting, but it would be more interesting if they took it in a different direction to American Dad and Family Guy and made it more for kids rather than the non-pc nature of his other shows.  You know, something a little different to his normal schtick.  I like Family Guy etc but four shows of the same exact humour is probably too much...
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 10:12:37 PM »

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Family Guy has become unwatchable, American Dad and The Cleveland Show were always unwatchable.

Maybe, if he goes in a different direction (i.e. not random "shocking" crap), The Flintstones might be watchable ... but probably not.
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2011, 10:23:05 AM »

Wow.  He just took a wonderful, innocent chunk of my childhood and used it for toilet paper. Hatred

Indy, my old board friend, there are not enough stars (or karma) to give you for your take on this.  I have so many wonderful memories of the original show, including but not limited to:

Rock Roll and his song the Bedrock Twitch   Thumbup Thumbup

The Way-Outs (a nice take on the British Invasion music of the 60's)

The Beau Brummelstones (the Beau Brummels) doing Laugh, Laugh on the episode where Fred came up with the new dance craze, The Flintstone Frantic

Fred and Barney Nothing, where Gazoo createds clones of Fred and Barney

And there was the one where Fred played Superstone ( "Bee-he-he-HAW-hoooo!")

So many great memories of a truly classic TV show, and one I feel should truly be left alone, and enjoyed lke the fine bit of wine and cheese that it truly is.  Smile
 
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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 01:17:22 PM »

His last two shows were bad, I cant even imagine or maybe I just dont want to how bad this one is gonna be. :(
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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 01:47:24 PM »

Since we seem to have started talking about our memories of the original show. Here are some of mine.

Ann-Margaret appearing as Ann-Margrock and Fred and Barney, not knowing who she was, but appearing with her on stage at the end of the episode.

Fred inheiriting a house, that turns out to be haunted, and the sinister servants that went with it, from one of his relatives.

Fred needing a high school diploma to work at the quarry, so him going back to high school as one of the students.

Fred and Barney and the gang trying to put on their version of "Romeo and Juliet," a disaster as a tragic drama, but turning out to be one of the biggest comedy hits of the year.

And I think the idea of a reboot is a bad idea.

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 08:43:19 PM »

The original is a classic that sadly seems to be a bastion long forgotten about by many of the kids today.  I was lucky enough (I'm 27), that Ted Turner used to broadcast The Flintstones on TBS back in the early-mid '90s.  And when they launched Cartoon Network, it was one of the first to be shown.

Now, not so much.  Kids think cartoons from the '80s are from a long time ago.  Forget about the '60s. Buggedout
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 06:00:22 AM »

Unfortunately I see MacFarlane turning the Flintstones into a show with the same formula adapted by Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show which is a turn for the worst because not only is it becoming boring, repetitive and tiresome; its just not what the Flintstones are about. That would suck the sole right out of the show. I know the basic concept will remain the same like the setting, the time period and the characters but it doesn't change the state of the writing or the direction.   

Although having said that; just prior to his early production with Family Guy in the mid to late 90s; MacFarlane did do some extensive work for Cartoon Network with the likes of Cow & Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory and Johnny Bravo. So his track record isn't all bad, but he has changed a lot since then.   
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