With baseball season almost ending----well, the regular season, anyway-----let's take a look back at a silly little treat with The Flintstones.
Little Big League was a 1 hour primetime special that aired in 1978. I don't recall it being on NBC, though some sources say it did, and NBC did begin a new Flintstones series, under the title, The New Fred & Barney Show, a few months after this special aired.
Fred (Henry Corden) and Barney (Mel Blanc) are opposing coaches in the Bedrock Little League. Fred's under heavy pressure from a cop (Ted Cassidy), a judge, and his boss, Mr. Slate (John Stephenson), to deliver a championship. The judge & the cop, you see, have sons on the team. Barney, on paper, anyway, might have an edge thanks to his son, Bamm-Bamm (Frank Welker, who'd eventually inherit the role of Barney years later), a prodigious power hitter. Fred decides to take a chance and puts his daughter, Pebbles, on the team as a pitcher. Trust me, you'll laugh until you cry seeing this.
By the way, Pebbles' voice was done by a then-unknown actress who'd later become a TV icon----Pamela Anderson.
This has aired a few times on Boomerang and/or Cartoon Network over the years, but since Boomerang isn't running movies anymore, I'm not sure if it is actually out on DVD yet.