Ann Margret was a reigning star, singing, and dancing in the fifties and sixties. The Hanna-Barbera original series was initially a Gold Key comic. Still, it later became a classic cartoon about the stone age lives of Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Betty Rubble, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, and of course, Dino. The Flintstones episode featuring Ann-Margret (or Ann Margrock) became one of the most well-loved guest stars on the show.
So, how do the Flintstones and the rest of the Yabbadabbadoo gang run into Swedish-American singer, dancer, and actress? Keep reading to find out.
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Bye, Bye Birdie’s Ann Margaret Olsson had already had such a successful career the by the time she was on the flintstones, she was already known mononymously. Her Flintstones episode was the perfect opportunity for a whole new generation to get to know her. Many did; some don’t even know who she is outside of her cartoon character form!!
In the season 4 episode entitled “Ann-Margrock Presents,” the singer makes her way to Bedrock from Hollyrock for a concert. The concert is also paired with a contest in the town that Barney and Fred, of course, are preparing to enter. The prize of the contest is getting to go on stage and sign with Ann-Margrock at the concert. Unaware, the Flintstones meets a pink-haired “Annie” who’s gotten a flat tire near the Flintstones home. They take her in, and Annie bonds with little Pebbles Flintstone. Ann Margrock sings her a little lullaby that many learned sure have seen on Boomerang Saturday morning reruns of this show, called “The Littlest Lamb,” which puts little Pebbles right sleep.
The duration of the 1963 sitcom episode shows that the goofs get their chance to sing with the superstar. The FLintstones also get another musical number out of the star: she performs “Ain’t Gonne Be Your Fool No More” at the concert. After hearing on the Flintstones tv show, the song becomes increasingly more popular.
Flintstones and Ann-Margaret’s relationship didn’t end there. The live-action movie sequel, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, .featured the singer for the intro theme song. Yabbadabbado!
If you want to see Ann Margrock’s cartoon character, check out the episode videos on boomerang online. There you can catch all sorts of morning cartoons and primetime favorites like Scooby-Doo and The Jetsons.