Time for another installment of Throwback Thursday — a popular meme re-imagined.
Today’s Throwback Thursday: Peter Griffin (Family Guy) Has a Grandfather and His Name is Fred Flintstone
Today’s Throwback Thursday re-imagined takes a deep dive into the dark and sordid corners of animation, the tobacco industry and, yes, even the twisted mind of Seth MacFarlane. Not a bad place to be for this #TBT re-imagined, eh?
If I told you the television commercial that you are about to watch, below, is from a mid-twentieth century episode of The Twilight Zone, you might believe me. That’s because who ever expected to see this absurd-for-so-many-reasons commercial of Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble hawking cigarettes and being particular boors towards Wilma and Betty in this bizarre television commercial from 1961. A television commercial like this is unimaginable in the 21st century — unless it’s a parody in a show like Family Guy. Fred Flintstone makes me realize how much I appreciate Peter Griffin. Is that even possible?
Family Guy Gets Into the Fun — #TBT Episode
Previous Installments of #TBT Re-Imagined
- Visions of a Robot Army (August 21, 2014)
- The First-Ever Board Game? (August 14, 2014)
- Early MVP for Google Glass? (August 7, 2014)