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WATCH THIS: 'Flintstones' marathon
October 23, 2008  | By Diane Werts
 
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So many channels, so little capacity. That's why many cable systems still aren't offering channels that have been around for awhile. Like Boomerang, the "classic" Cartoon Network spinoff that's been around since 2000, yet still reaches relatively few cable homes as a full-service channel. (Comcast and other systems sometimes offer Boomerang shows on-demand.)

Too bad, since Boomerang frequently busts it out with cool vintage cartoons. This Sunday, Oct. 26, Boomerang lines up musical episodes of The Flintstones from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET. Who could forget the immortal "Ann Margrock Presents"? "Surfin' Fred"? Or "Shimrock A-Go-Go"?

Excuse our cynicism, but we also notice this Boomerang event airs just as corporate sibling Warner Home Video prepares to street The Flintstones: The Complete Series on Tuesday, Oct. 28 -- a limited edition gift set with all 6 seasons in a box shaped like a stone-age TV set. List price is $130, though Amazon.com has it here for $90.

If you'd rather not drop that many rocks, and if you do have Boomerang (DirecTV and Dish carry it), you can always watch The Flintstones weekdays at 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET. Boomerang offers such other oldies as The Jetsons, The Smurfs, Yogi Bear, Top Cat and Pink Panther. Peruse the lineup here.

flintstones movie.jpgHBO-equipped masochists can also check out the live-action movie The Flintstones, a 1994 dud starring John Goodman, Weeds wonder Elizabeth Perkins, Rick Moranis and Rosie O'Donnell. It's screening via HBO On Demand, and on HBO Comedy, too, Monday at 1:50 p.m. and midnight ET. Also Halloween morning at 8:15 ET. Scary indeed.

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Adam Bomb 1701 said:

"Masochist" isn't strong enough to describe anyone who wants to subject themselves to the live action "Flintstones" movie. And, "dud" is a mild way to quantify that travesty on celluloid. Would you believe over 30 writers had their mitts in the awful "script"? My then wife and I watched it on its ABC debut in 1997; we thought it was wretched then, and it can only be more wretched now. "E.T." is playing on HBO and HBO On-Demand this month. Spend two hours with Elliot and his out of this world pal instead of with the cretins in Bedrock. You'll be a lot happier.

 
 
 
 
 
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