Joe Barera, creator of Fred Flintstone, died this week

Joe Barera, half of Hanna and Barera, died this week at the age of 95.  I really enjoyed Johnny Quest and Scoopy.  Their first creation was Tom and Jerry.  Tom and Jerry were okay but if I was watching them as a kid I was usually waiting for something better to come on like the Flintstones.  Fred, Wilma and the gang, were the first primetime cartoon.  They ran in the early 60’s.  I love(d) the Flintstones and the Jetsons.  It was only as an adult was I able to see that they were really the same cartoon.  Both cartoons were based on the 1950’s TV show The Honeymooners.

I’m not sure how great Hanna or Barera were.  All I can say is that their creations brought me get joy as a child (adult).