The dark side of Fred & Barney

Advertising Age recently uncovered a veritable slew of Flintstones-related advertising from back in the day. It appears as though Fred and Barney were quite the corporate shills in their prime, but did you know that they were also big time vice junkies? Boy howdy!

In this ad, Fred and Barney cleverly eschew the housework, leaving that to the women folk as they sneak behind a boulder to spark up a few heaters. Mighty satisfyin'!

Not skipping out on the hard work this time around, in this ad, Fred and Barney quit their workaday jobs at the quarry to serve Busch beer at a local watering hole. However, this tasty(?) beer is in such high demand that they realize they would rather swill it than sling it.

As you'll see, hijinks ensue ...

To see more of the Flintstones' product hawking ways, check out Advertising Age ...

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