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Barney Rubble
Barney Rubble
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Feature films See below
Short films The Flagstones (prototype)
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Full name Bernard Barnabus Matthew "Barney" Rubble
Other names Barney
Rubble
Personality idiot, goofy, stupid, bumbling, coward, pathetic, playful, hilarious, funny
Appearance
Occupation Unknown (original series)
Police officer
Crane operator
Alignment Good
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Nationality Prehistoric
Birthday
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Home
Relatives Betty Rubble (wife), Bamm-Bamm Rubble (adoptive son), Dusty Rubble (brother), Roxy Rubble (granddaughter), Chip Rubble (grandson), Bob Rubble (father), Flo Slate Rubble (mother), Mr. Slate (uncle), Pebbles Flintstone (goddaughter/daughter-in-law)
Pets Hoopy (hopparoo)
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Bernard Barnabus Matthew "Barney" Rubble (simply as: Barney Rubble) is Fred Flintstone's best friend and he live in Bedrock and he live with his wife Betty and he is father to adopted son Bamm-Bamm. Sometime are he and Fred fights and argue each other and The Role of Art Carney.he also has a pet baby dino while he and Betty Rubble are now engaged they are set to have a engagement party with background music love is all around as they both declare their love

BiographyEdit

While the mid-1980s spinoff series The Flintstone Kids depicts Barney as a child, the series seems to be mostly apocryphal due to its presenting Barney as a childhood friend of Wilma and Betty (versus the original series' assertion that they first met as young adults). Still, the series' assertions that Barney has at least one younger brother, Dusty, was a childhood friend of Fred, and was the son of artist Flo Rubble and car dealer Robert "Honest Bob" Rubble might be taken as valid. It is suggested in the original series that Barney grew up at 142 Boulder Avenue in Granitetown. The original series also suggested in one episode that Barney was the nephew of Fred's boss, Mr. Slate, though subsequent episodes and spinoffs do not seem to support this claim. As young adults, Barney and Fred worked as bellhops at a resort, where they first met Wilma and Betty, who were working as cigarette girls. Eventually, Barney married Betty (as Fred did Wilma).

Several episodes and spinoffs suggest that Barney, along with Fred, spent some time in the army early in their marriages, though said references may be to Barney and Fred's military service in the first-season episode "The Astr'nuts."

While the subject of Barney's occupation (or even if he had one) was never given during the original series, the majority of subsequent spinoffs suggest at some point after the original series, Barney went to work at the Slate Rock and Gravel Company quarry alongside Fred as a fellow dino-crane operator. An early episode of the original series does have a brief scene of Barney working at the Granite Building. When speaking to an upper-crust snob in another episode, Betty declares Barney 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's job was unknown even to the show's writers. It could also be possible that both Fred and Barney work at the quarry, but may work in different sections of it, under different bosses. In one episode, Barney's boss tells him to "put down his broom", which implies some sort of janitorial work is involved.

During the fourth season of the original series, Betty and Barney found an abandoned infant on their doorstep, by the name of "Bamm-Bamm". A court battle ensued between the couple and a wealthy man who also had wanted to adopt Bamm-Bamm. Barney and Betty were successful in their efforts to adopt Bamm-Bamm because the wealthy man gave up (after winning the case) upon learning his wife became pregnant, after which he became a staple character on the series. For a number of episodes after Bamm-Bamm's debut, no sign of him is seen on the show. In the fifth season, the family buys a pet hopparoo (a combination of a kangaroo and dinosaur) named Hoppy.

When Bamm-Bamm grew into a teenager, Barney joined the Bedrock police force with Fred for a period of time as part-time officers. Both characters were paired with the Shmoo from Li'l Abner. He later became grandfather to Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm's children, Chip and Roxy.

Although Fred and he are best friends, even he lost his patience with Fred sometimes. The best example comes in "I Yabba-Dabba Do!": after losing his patience with Fred for ruining Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm's wedding, he decided to leave Bedrock. He changed his mind after Fred apologized. Fred is often annoyed by Barney and his cheerful attitude, but he does truly care for him.

In several of the original episodes of the series, Barney can be seen with his eyes depicted as two ovals or (occasionally) circles shown only as dark circular outlines. Other episodes show his eyes as being completely filled in with black, very similar to Wilma's eyes. However, three occasions occur where he was seen with whites in his eyes, in the episodes "The Engagement Ring", "Ventriloquist Barney", and "A Haunted House Is Not a Home". In "The Engagement Ring", the whites in Barney's eyes appear when Fred suggests that he spar with a fearsome boxer to earn enough money to buy Betty a belated engagement ring. In "Ventriloquist Barney", the whites in Barney's eyes appear when he describes the terrifying facial features of wrestler Bronto Crushrock. In "A Haunted House Is Not a Home", the whites in Barney's eyes appear when Fred hits him on the head after Barney frightens him by gargling in the bathroom too loudly.

MarriageEdit

Unlike Fred, Barney has never been shown with any woman aside from his wife. However, an exception for this is made in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas when he is invited to go to a buffet with Roxy, though he is not married to Betty at this point, but they are dating. Betty sees Barney wiping cream off Roxy after he accidentally knocks a cake onto her. Betty is hurt, mistakenly believing this to be an intimate gesture, although the matter was cleared up later. Another exception is made in A Flintstones Christmas Carol when an actress named Maggie appears and every man at the quarry, including Barney, is surprised over her beauty.

PersonalityEdit

While Barney can sometimes seem more bumbling than Fred, he is actually much smarter. Based on Ed Norton from the Honeymooners. Barney, while loyal and used involved with his best friends get rich quick schemes, he is not very in more the money or the harm of anyone.

Barney is more jovial, easygoing and good-natured that Fred is, though he often plays funny little insult jokes on his best friend. He is very caring and devoted to his wife Betty as he never wanted to be romantically involved with another woman.

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v - e - d
A Flintstones logo
Media
Television: The Flintstones | The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show | The Flintstone Comedy Hour / The Flintstone Comedy Show | Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics | Fred Flintstone and Friends | The New Fred and Barney Show | Fred and Barney Meet The Thing / Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo | The Flintstone Comedy Show | The Flintstone Funnies | The Flintstone Kids | What a Cartoon! (Dino: Stay Out! / Dino: The Great Egg-Scape) | Cave Kids: Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm

Specials: A Flintstone Christmas | The Flintstones: Little Big League | The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone | The Flintstones' New Neighbors | The Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling | The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma | The Flintstones: Jogging Fever | The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration | The Flintstone Kids' "Just Say No" Special | Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration | A Flintstone Family Christmas
Films: The Man Called Flintstone | The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones | I Yabba-Dabba Do! | Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby | 1994 Live-action film | A Flintstones Christmas Carol | Viva Rock Vegas | The Flintstones: On the Rocks | The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!
Home video: Video | Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection
Comics:
Video games:

Characters
Main characters: Fred Flintstone | Wilma Flintstone | Barney Rubble | Betty Rubble | Dino | Pebbles Flintstone | Bamm-Bamm Rubble | Mr. Slate | The Great Gazoo | Pearl Slaghoople | Hoppy | Arnold | Joe Rockhead | Baby Puss

Minor/Guest star Characters: Ann-Margrock | Conrad Hailstone | Gina Loadabricks | Gary Granite

Episodes
The Flintstones Season 1:

The Flintstones Season 2:
The Flintstones Season 3:
The Flintstones Season 4:
The Flintstones Season 5:
The Flintstones Season 6:

Locations
Bedrock
Songs
See also
Hanna-Barbera | Screen Gems | Columbia Pictures | Columbia Pictures Television | Taft Broadcasting | Worldvision Enterprises | Turner Entertainment | Turner Program Services | Universal Studios | Warner Bros. | Warner Home Video | Warner Bros. Television | Warner Bros. Animation | Warner Archive Collection

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