Frederick “Fred” Flintstone or Frederick J. Flintstone is a character in the animated sitcom The Flintstones. Fred played the head of his family which included Wilma Flintstone, his wife, and their daughter, Pebbles Flintstone. Their neighbors included his good friend Barney and Betty Rubble and their adopted son, Bamm-Bamm.

Fred lived in the prehistoric town of Bedrock, where cave people and dinosaurs coexist. The characters were also privileged with modern technology like telephones, automobiles, and washing machines. Fred became popular with his trademark yell “yabba dabba doo!”


Fred’s funny side came from his tendency to bad-mouth, be aggressive, and always search for ways to improve his life which more often than not, led to unwanted consequences. He’s also a bit ill-tempered and inclined to unknowingly irritate the other people that surrounded him. However, setting aside his negative behavior, Fred loved his family very much and was very close to his best friend Barney.

In the TV series, Fred was commonly seen playing bowling, pool, golf, and poker. He also earned the nickname “Twinkletoes” when he became qualified to play for a football team. In addition, he was a member of the Loyal Order of Water Buffalos Lodge and had a penchant for gambling.