Amy Sedaris on 'The Flintstones'
"My love of The Flintstones actually starts with their decor — those people knew how to do a lot with prehistoric furniture and housekeeping tips. But I also liked the characters, and the fact that they made up the names of everything: Mr. Slate at the rock quarry, all that. When we started working on Strangers with Candy, the idea to make everything up and create own world came from The Flintstones."
"People have said, 'Oh, it's just The Honeymooners but done as a cartoon, for kids.' Which is like, great! The Honeymooners is so incredibly depressing! Make it a cartoon! That show is a classic but that set...it's almost like they did it on a dirt floor, you know?"
"We loved The Flintstones as kids, though. One time my sister literally took a pencil and stabbed it in my brother David's eye because she wanted to watch The Flintstones and he wanted to watch I Love Lucy, and we all ended up going to the doctor's office. I mentioned it to him not too long ago and he said, 'Ha, I forgot all about that!' I'm like, 'Oh my God...' [Pause] There were always fights in my house and it still wasn't as depressing as The Honeymooners."