The Flintstones--a children's cartoon about the home life of an upwardly mobile caveman--celebrated its 50th anniversary today. Google saw fit to redesign its homepage logo to honor the milestone. On Twitter, the reaction was more tempered:

Actor Stephen Fry marveled at Fred's longevity


Happy Birthday, Fred Flintstone! 100,050 years old today!less than a minute ago via web


Paul Poundstone fondly recalled her childhood in Bedrock


Today is the 50th anniversary of The Flintstones, which is important to me because I grew up next door to the Slates.less than a minute ago via web


Comedian Julian Smith noted the show's contribution to American cinema

Here's to one of the greatest cartoons and the worst live action adaptation of all time. #Flintstonesless than a minute ago via web


The National Geographic Society found the educational value in a program with no educational value

Celebrate the #Flintstones 50th today by learning what we really know about life in the Stone Age http://on.natgeo.com/b8DaAn #archaeologyless than a minute ago via web


@pourmecoffee got political...

Flintstones turn 50 today. GOP marked occasion by calling for tax cuts for Mr. Slate.less than a minute ago via tGadget


...as did Andy Borowitz



It's the 50th anniversary of the Flintstones, the ideological founders of the Tea Party movement.less than a minute ago via web


The New York Times' Stuart Elliott found a connection with the other big pop culture story of the news cycle

What are the odds that #TonyCurtis would die on 50th anniversary of "The Flintstones" debut? He was saluted on the show as "Stony Curtis"less than a minute ago via web


Jen Doll preferred to honor the show in pill form


does anyone care that the google logo is the flintstone's today? does anyone have a flintstone's vitamin handy?less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


ABC White House reporter Jake Tapper proved impervious to pointless nostalgia

Even as a little kid i thought the Flintstones were idiotic. Happy 50th, Fred and Barney. Bam! Bam! BamBamBam!less than a minute ago via TweetDeck