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This page is about the song "Meet the Flintstones". For the main meme it represents, see 7 GRAND DAD. For the show it originated from, see The Flintstones.

"Meet the Flintstones" is the theme song from the animated TV series The Flintstones. It was composed in 1961 by Hoyt Curtin. On SiIvaGunner's channel it's a sub-meme of 7 GRAND DAD.

History Edit

Origin Edit

The Flintstones is the first animated primetime American television series, produced by Hanna-Barbera. It was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC. The show depicted the lives of a working-class Stone Age man, his next-door neighbor/best friend, and their families.

The show's continuing popularity rested heavily on its juxtaposition of modern everyday concerns in the Stone Age setting. The Flintstones was the most financially successful network animated franchise for three decades, until The Simpsons debuted.

The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy Edit

"Meet the Flintstones" has been used in most Flintstones video games, including the 1991 NES game The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy. While most of the game's soundtrack was composed by Japanese composers Yasuko Yamada and Naoto Yagishita, the title screen music was a 8-bit remix of "Meet the Flintstones". 7 GRAND DAD, being a rather lazy hack of the aforementioned game, kept the title screen music intact.

SoundClown Edit

Shortly after Vinesauce Joel's stream where he played 7 GRAND DAD, dj fruitsnacks created a mashup of the title screen music and the song "Levels" by Avicii. According to him, this was the first use of 7 GRAND DAD as a meme. Following that, dj fruitsnacks and a few other people on SoundCloud created more mashups using the song, but "most of them were pretty bad," according to Chaze the Chat. In response to the many sub-par 7 GRAND DAD mashups on SoundCloud, Chaze and several other people in a Discord server would create mashups and remixes of "Meet the Flintstones" that had more effort put into them to ironically poke fun at the low-quality mashups and ultimately upset their friends.[1][2]

SiIvaGunner Edit

On SiIvaGunner's channel, Joel's reaction is a sub-meme of 7 GRAND DAD, the channel's most prominent meme. It's one of two ways the 7 GRAND DAD usually manifests in rips, the other being Joel's reaction to 7 GRAND DAD.

Since the channel's inception, "Meet the Flintstones" has been featured in high quality rips more often than any other tune. This is usually done in the form of a melody change, using the original track's soundfont. Sometimes, though, it's a mashup that uses samples of one of the versions of "Meet the Flintstones" (usually the 8-bit version from The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy/7 GRAND DAD).

During SilvaGunner: Rebooted, when the channel's memes were replaced by alternate universe counterparts, The Flintstones got replaced by The Simpsons and Family Guy. Thus, "Meet the Flintstones" was replaced by the aforementioned shows' opening themes.

Lyrics Edit

Opening Edit

(Bird shrieks)
Fred: Yabba-dabba-doo!

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
They're the modern Stone Age family
From the town of Bedrock
They're a page right out of history

Let's ride with the family down the street
Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet

When you're with the Flintstones
Have a yabba-dabba-doo time
A dabba-doo time
We'll have a gay old time!

Closing credits Edit

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones
They're the modern Stone Age family
From the town of Bedrock
They're a page right out of history

Someday maybe Fred will win the fight
Then the cat will stay out for the night

When you're with the Flintstones
Have a yabba-dabba-doo time
A dabba-doo time
We'll have a gay old time
We'll have a gay old time!

Fred: Wilma!

Trivia Edit

Wikipedia mentions that Meet the Flintstones "has since become a jazz standard [...] It is often played for the amusement of audiences as part of a medley, forming what is referred to as "jazz humor"."

Links Edit

References Edit

  1. Lazy Cast | Ep 4 | SiIvaGunner Special Guest / High Quality Video Games Rips / - YouTube
  2. History of Grand Dad - dj fruitsnacks - YouTube (re-upload)

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