Who says yabba-dabba-doo? If you’re a fan of classic cartoons, you’ll recognize this catchphrase as belonging to one of the most beloved and enduring characters in animated television history: Fred Flintstone.
For those who might not be familiar, Fred Flintstone was the main character of the popular animated TV show “The Flintstones,” which aired from 1960 to 1966. Along with his wife Wilma, his daughter Pebbles, and his best friend Barney Rubble and his family, Fred lived in the town of Bedrock, where he worked as a bronto-crane operator at a stone quarry.
Despite living in prehistoric times, the Flintstones and their neighbors enjoyed many of the modern conveniences of the 20th century, such as cars (made of stone, of course), televisions, and even a telephone. But they also encountered all sorts of wacky adventures and mishaps, thanks to Fred’s penchant for getting into trouble and his endless supply of clever (and sometimes not-so-clever) ideas.
Throughout the show, Fred was known for his hearty laugh, his love of a good time, and his catchphrase, “Yabba-dabba-doo!” which he would often exclaim when he was excited or in a good mood.
While “The Flintstones” has been off the air for more than 50 years, it remains a beloved and influential part of pop culture, and Fred’s catchphrase continues to be quoted and referenced by fans of all ages. So the next time you’re feeling particularly joyful or energetic, go ahead and let out a hearty “Yabba-dabba-doo!” Just be prepared for the possibility that someone might ask you, “Who says yabba-dabba-doo?” Now you know!