|The Flintstone Special:|
Fred's Final Fling
Jean Vander Pyl
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Original release||November 7, 1980|
|Preceded by||The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone|
|Followed by||Wind-Up Wilma|
Fred's Final Fling is a 1980 animated television special and is the second of The Flintstone Special limited-run prime time revival of The Flintstones produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions which premiered on NBC on November 7, 1980.
Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio, one of the last productions to do so.
When Frank Frankenstone's X-rays are mistaken for Fred's, the doctor tells him he only has 24 hours to live. Dazed by the news, Fred vows to do good deeds on his final day. After giving gifts to friends, he takes Wilma, Barney and Betty to the La Coo Coo Rocko restaurant where they dance the night away and go roller-skating. After falling asleep with exhaustion, Fred wakes up the next morning with the new that rumors of his demise were greatly exaggerated and that it was all a mistake.
- Henry Corden - Fred Flintstone
- Mel Blanc - Barney Rubble, Dino
- Jean Vander Pyl - Wilma Flintstone, Pebbles Flintstone
- Gay Autterson - Betty Rubble
- John Stephenson - Frank Frankenstone
- Don Messick - Dr. Bonestone
On October 9, 2012, Warner Archive released Fred's Final Fling on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna–Barbera Classics Collection, in a release entitled The Flintstones Prime-Time Specials Collection: Volume 2. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.