13 Facts About Barney Rubble


Barney Rubble is a fictional character who appears in the television animated series The Flintstones.

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Barney Rubble is the diminutive, blond-haired caveman husband of Betty Rubble and adoptive father of Bamm-Bamm Rubble.

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Barney Rubble's interests included bowling, playing pool, poker, tinkering around in Fred's garage, and playing golf.

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Barney Rubble grew up at 142 Boulder Avenue in Granitetown [north of Bedrock].

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Barney Rubble was acknowledged to be the maternal nephew of Fred Flintstone's boss, Mr George Slate.

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An early episode of the original series does have a brief scene of Barney working at the Granite Building for a Mr H Granite.

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When speaking to an upper-crust snob in another episode, Betty declares Barney Rubble is in "top-secret" work, but that might have been a cover for a low-level job or unemployment, or perhaps an in-joke meaning that Barney Rubble's job was unknown even to the show's writers.

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In one episode, Barney Rubble's boss tells him to "put down his broom", which implies some sort of janitorial work is involved.

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Nevertheless, since Barney Rubble's occupation was never made explicitly clear, inebriated fans of the show would call Hanna-Barbera Studios afterhours to ask about Barney Rubble's occupation.

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In later series like The New Fred and Barney Rubble Show, the franchise has Barney Rubble working as a co-worker in the same quarry as Fred.

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Blanc's voice for Barney Rubble had changed considerably after the accident, going from the New Jersey smart-aleck voice to a deeper, more chuckle-like voice, quite similar to that of Hugo the Abominable Snowman from Looney Tunes, and he was shown as somewhat dopier than before.

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When Bamm-Bamm grew into a teenager, Barney Rubble joined the Bedrock police force with Fred for a period of time as part-time officers.

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Barney Rubble later became grandfather to Pebbles's and Bamm-Bamm's children, Chip and Roxy.

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