The Flintstone Kids' "Just Say No" Special
|The Flintstone Kids' "Just Say No" Special|
|Written by||Lane Raichert|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||William Hanna|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Original release||September 15, 1988|
|Preceded by||The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration|
|Followed by||I Yabba-Dabba Do!|
The Flintstone Kids' "Just Say No" Special is a 1988 animated television special featuring The Flintstone Kids and produced by Hanna-Barbera that aired on ABC on September 15, 1988. Nine days later, ABC aired the show again on ABC Weekend Special.
The Flintstone Kids learn the value of saying no to drugs as they set out to win tickets to the upcoming Michael Jackstone concert. Wilma is tempted to drift away from her usual playmates Freddy, Barney and Betty and join up with a gang of older kids who use drugs. Wilma resists the peer-pressure tactics of pre-teen pothead Stoney and instead seeks advice from her parents, who tell her that a real friend wouldn't offer her drugs. To the tune of La Toya Jackson's original composition, "Just Say No," Wilma, Freddy and the others establish their own "Just Say No" club.
Next, Freddy starts up a pet cleaning service to raise ticket money for the upcoming Michael Jackstone concert. But Freddy's get-rich-quick scheme falls through due to Stoney and his gang tampering of the instructions for each pet. After figuring out what the other kids did, the children realize that their only hope of obtaining tickets is to beat Stoney and his gang at the upcoming Riddle Rally, to which they succeeded. Stoney was later arrested for drug usage. The program concludes with a version of Michael Jackson's hit song "Beat It," with the lyrics specially rewritten to convey an anti-drug theme.
This special also features comments from then-First Lady Nancy Reagan, Honorary Chair of the "Just Say No Foundation", who offers a message of support to children who have chosen to live a drug-free life.
- Scott Menville as Freddy Flintstone, Clyde
- Elizabeth Fraser as Wilma Slaghoople
- Hamilton Camp as Barney Rubble
- B.J. Ward as Betty Jean Bricker, Mrs. Gravelstone
- Bumper Robinson as Philo Quartz
- Dana Hill as Stoney
- Jean Vander Pyl as Pearl Pebble-Slaghoople
- Frank Welker as Dino
- Shuko Akune as Dottie
- René LeVant as Officer Bob Quartz
- Henry Corden as Ed and Edna Flintstone
- Kipp Lennon as Michael Jackstone
- La Toya Jackson as La Toya Jackstone