Shortly after the prime time cartoon’s six season run wrapped up, the modern Stone Age family hit theaters in The Man Called Flintstone. The movie parodied the then-popular spy genre (as evidenced by its title), and also featured songs by Louis Prima.
The Man Called Flintstone was one of the earliest instances of a popular TV show receiving a feature film adaptation, a trend which recently lost all appeal with fans and studios alike and has not been discussed on the Internet in years. -A.D.
Today’s Birthdays: Michael Ealy, common lawman (39); Mamie Gummer, M.D.-to-be (29); Jean Hagen, made room for daddy (d. 1977); Evangeline Lilly, Island hopper (33); John C. McGinley, misanthropic mentor (53); Martin Sheen, Bartlet being Bartlet (72); Jo Marie Payton, Winslow matriarch (63); Isaiah Washington, Seattle Grace doc (49).