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The Flintstones celebrate 50th anniversary on Google

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(Read caption) Today's Google Doodle pays tribute to the animated television show, 'The Flintstones.'

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Yabba Dabba Doo! Today, Google transformed its homepage page into a scene from The Flintstones, celebrating the animated television show's 50th anniversary.

The Flintstones were portrayed as a modern, working-class family living in the stone age, in the Town of Bedrock.

Some say the creation of The Flintstones was influenced by the 1950's TV show "The Honeymooners," which shares very similar cast and plot lines.

The cartoon was produced by Hanna-Barbera productions and first aired on Sept. 30, 1960, on the ABC network.

Without Fred and Wilma Flintstone to pave the way, we probably would not have the modern day The Simpsons.

Happy anniversary, Flintstones.

So, with today's prehistoric history lesson, what's been your favorite Google doodle of 2010? The Hans Christian Andersen flipbook? Those bouncing balls? Maybe Frida Kahlo? Perhaps the Pac-Man game/doodle? (And did you know you can still play Google Pac-Man for free?) Something else? Think about it over this classic Flintstones clip, then let us know in the comments.

IN PICTURES: Google's Doodles

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