Friday, May 22, 2009
More World's Fair Fun
Back here I mentioned the 1964-65 New York World's Fair and its terrific Disney attractions, so I thought I'd mention a fun non-Disney memento from that spectacular event. The Flintstones At The New York World's Fair was a special souvenir comic book. Written and drawn by the usual Flintstones crew at Gold Key comics (the stories even feature the square dialogue balloons Gold Key was using at that time), this specially-produced comic featured not only Fred, Wilma and company, but also a wide variety of Hanna-Barbara characters, including Huckleberry Hound, Top Cat and (from the other end of the time continuum spectrum) the Jetsons. (No Jonny Quest, though.) Coincidently or not, the Flintstones also visited the Fair on their television series during the show's fifth season. Originally aired on January 15, 1965, the episode "Time Machine" found the Flintstones and the Rubbles at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Wonder what the modern Stone Age family thought of the Magic Skyway and its cave men and women?