Barney Rubble is a fictional character who appears in the television animated series The Flintstones.
16 Facts About Barney Rubble
Barney Rubble is the diminutive, blond-haired caveman husband of Betty Rubble and adoptive father of Bamm-Bamm Rubble.
Barney Rubble's interests included bowling, playing pool, poker, tinkering around in Fred's garage, and playing golf.
Barney Rubble grew up at 142 Boulder Avenue in Granitetown [north of Bedrock].
Barney Rubble was acknowledged to be the maternal nephew of Fred Flintstone's boss, Mr George Slate.
An early episode of the original series does have a brief scene of Barney working at the Granite Building for a Mr H Granite.
Barney Rubble was fired from his job during the first season episode "No Help Wanted" and takes a new job as a repo man.
Barney Rubble's employment is never addressed over the remainder of the series.
The majority of subsequent spinoffs suggest at some point after the original series, Barney Rubble went to work at the Slate Rock and Gravel Company quarry alongside Fred as a fellow dino-crane operator.
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.
In one episode, Barney Rubble's boss tells him to "put down his broom", which implies some sort of janitorial work is involved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barney Rubble later became grandfather to Pebbles's and Bamm-Bamm's children, Chip and Roxy.