The Flintstones was the first animated series on network television, a Hanna-Barbera Production that originally aired on ABC in prime time from 1960-1966. Producing 166 episodes, the Flintstones premiered on September 30, 1960, the final episode aired on April 1, 1966, each episode contained only one story that lasted the full half hour. Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their best friends, Barney and Betty Rubble, live in the prehistoric city of Bedrock but faces the problems of contemporary working-class life. After a day at the rock quarry, Fred and Barney arrive home in a stone-age vehicle with stone wheels and a fringe on top. One source of the show's humor was the ways animals were used for technology. The Stone Age setting allowed for gags and puns involving rocks; the names of the various characters being "rock" puns.