Bamm Bamm Beheaded

By  |  Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 10:27 pm

I’m all for Google celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of The Flintstones on its homepage. But why the heck are they storing Bamm Bamm’s severed head on the roof of the car–and what explains Barney and Betty’s cheerful obliviousness to what seems to be a tragic situation? (Thanks to Andrew Leal for breaking the sad news to me.)



4 Comments For This Post

  1. John Baxter Says:

    I don't see a bodyless head. I see a head with a body hidden by the car's top, except for two feet, which show as the black objects (shoes) about the fore and aft center of the blue suitcase.

  2. Rob Says:

    Have you ever heard of perspective? Look at the picture again. Bamm Bamm's head appears from the midst of the luggage on the rooftop. While the rooftop is made of cloth, and therefore should indicate pressure points from the luggage and Bamm Bamm's ostensibly seated body, there's enough apparent depth, given the viewing angle, for most of Bamm Bamm's body to be obscured by the cloth and side rail. His shoulders are obscured by the surrounding pieces of luggage.

  3. Paul Says:

    Indeed – upon further inspection it also appears that Bamm-Bamm is holding a club as one would expect from him.

  4. Renchub Says:

    But don’t you see? His head is moving back, and to the left. There has to be a second stone man on the grassy noll.