Friday, March 9, 2012

Pebbles

Has anyone ever seen the 1993 "I Yabba Dabba Do" in which adult versions of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm get hitched?  They (Warner Bros / Hanna-Barbera) pretty much wiped the slate clean and portrayed Pebbles as a very empowered '90s 20-something woman straight out of the waning years of Saved by the Bell...whereas all of the other characters retained their usual schtick.  Gone was any resemblance to the Sally Struthers voiced teenage version from the "Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show" (1971-72), instead voiced by Megan Mullally...yeah, that shrill, gold-digging, socialite, bitch from Will & Grace.

'Dabba Do' should have gone the way of the dinosaurs, but was actually released on VHS in 1998....a '93 Los Angeles Times review concluded with "...Yabba Dabba Don't". On a side note, caricatures of executive producers William Hanna and Joe Barbera can be seen among the wedding guests.  Thankfully it's sequel, "Hollyrock-a-Bye-Baby" (in which Pebbles becomes a mom), hasn't seen the light of day since it's airing in late '93.

Me?  Yeah, it's pretty obvious which version of Pebbles I prefer...

Original Sketch by Rage Grenade
Colors by Phillipthe2

4 comments:

  1. I remember it. I also remember Will and Joe made a cameo appearance.

    I also remember the sequel where Pebbles is preggers and delivers fraternal twins Roxy, who inherited Bamm-Bamm's strength, and Chip, who inherited Fred's mouth.

    And then there was the Christmas special where Fred and Wilma adopt an orphan named Stony; thus making Pebbles a big sister.

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    1. Yeah, unfortunately I remember Tiny Tim too....errr...I mean Stony.

      I really can't stand any of the '90s versions of The Flintstones. Granted, the animation was fairly decent, but something was missing / out of whack....kinda like a motor that spits and sputters because it's timing is a little off.

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  2. Thankfully I've never seen the 90s version of Pebbles but from your and ThaMan's descriptions alone it seems down right atrocious. Were they intentionally trying to ruin her?

    BUT THAT COLORING IS CERTAINLY NOT ATROCIOUS. FUCK YEAH.

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    1. Intentionally? No, just like every other cartoon that survives the ages eventually someone has to try (and fail) to put a glossy sheen on perfection.

      ...and then a live action movie gets made. *rolls eyes*

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