First Appeared: The Flintstones (Episode 1, "The Flintstone Flyer," September 30, 1960)
Founding Father: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
Notable Residents: Fred, Barney, Wilma, Betty
The only thing cooler than enslaving dinosaurs into being your household appliances is when those very dinosaurs get to complain the entire time. This weirdly misogynistic take on The Honeymooners is nevertheless a creative wonder in the way it re-imagines family life. Dinosaur steaks, records made from rocks, bowling alleys where everything is made of rocks. Well, it's all either rocks or dinosaurs, but it's a playful take on the '50s indulgence in technology and possession that also highlights all the discord that existed within relationships during a time when it was less acceptable than ever to be unhappy. One of these days, Wilma, you'll be treated like a person!