I watched The Flintstones and the Jetsons every morning before school for years. Despite the fact that the Flintstones originally aired from 1960 – 1966, over a decade before I was even born, it still had a profound impact on my childhood. So did the Jetsons.
The Flintstones was a history lesson. It made me wish I had an elephant trunk sticking through the kitchen window to wash the dishes. The Jetsons was a lesson in science and technology. I couldn’t wait to live in an age where anything could be done with a voice command or pushing a button.
A strong-willed stubborn man like Fred Flintstone needed a very special lady to keep him in line. A futuristic household like the Jetson home needed an advanced technological being to keep things running smooth. Both of those amazing female roles were brought to life by the same person.
Her name is Jean Vander Pyl and she’s this weeks featured talent in my Saturday Morning Cartoons series.
She was Wilma Flintstone. She was Rosie the Robot. She also brought to life countless support characters for shows from Yogi Bear to Scooby Doo. Find out more about Jean’s credits here.