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Hoppy is a fictional character featured in the Hanna-Barbera animated television series The Flintstones. He is a Hopparoo, a kangaroo/dinosaur creature, who debuted in the fifth season's first episode, "Hop Happy," and becomes a pet of the Barney and Betty Rubble.

Biography

In the fifth season's premiere episode, Barney, seeing how much Bamm-Bamm loves Dino, felt his son should have a pet of his own. Upon entering a pet store, Barney is unimpressed with the animals within it and asks for something different. The shopkeeper then introduces him to a creature that comes from "down under," a hopparoo. Bamm-Bamm takes an immediate liking to his hopping new friend and the hopparoo is adopted and named Hoppy.

After taking him home, Fred and Dino, while dealing with a mouse problem in their home, accidentally encounter the hopparoo and (after mistaking him for a giant mouse) are frightened of him. The mistake is eventually cleared up, but Fred later develops a strong disliking for Hoppy after he easily beats him in a quick boxing match. When the Flintstones and Rubbles went off on a family picnic, Dino and Hoppy were forced to stay behind, but wanting desperately to go, the two pets break free of their leashes and follow their families. By the time they arrived at the picnic area, they find the babies, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, standing at the edge of a cliff while their parents were stuck on a branch further down. After saving the children, Hoppy rushed off to get help and returned with policemen and firemen to rescue the rest of the family. Hoppy was dubbed a hero, changing Fred's view of him and becoming best friends with Dino. He is mostly seen in later episodes helping babysit the children or chatting with Dino.

Other Media

Hoppy makes a noticeable appearance in a Nintendo video game, The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy.

A CG animated hopparoo makes a small appearance in the second live-action film The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. Though not meant to be Hoppy it was a clear reference to the character.

Filmography

v - e - d
A Flintstones logo
Media
Television: The Flintstones | The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show | The Flintstone Comedy Hour / The Flintstone Comedy Show | Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics | Fred Flintstone and Friends | The New Fred and Barney Show | Fred and Barney Meet The Thing / Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo | The Flintstone Comedy Show | The Flintstone Funnies | The Flintstone Kids | What a Cartoon! (Dino: Stay Out! / Dino: The Great Egg-Scape) | Cave Kids: Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm

Specials: A Flintstone Christmas | The Flintstones: Little Big League | The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone | The Flintstones' New Neighbors | The Flintstones: Fred's Final Fling | The Flintstones: Wind-Up Wilma | The Flintstones: Jogging Fever | The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration | The Flintstone Kids' "Just Say No" Special | Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration | A Flintstone Family Christmas
Films: The Man Called Flintstone | The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones | I Yabba-Dabba Do! | Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby | 1994 Live-action film | A Flintstones Christmas Carol | Viva Rock Vegas | The Flintstones: On the Rocks | The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown!
Home video: Video | Hanna-Barbera Classic Collection
Comics:
Video games:

Characters
Main characters: Fred Flintstone | Wilma Flintstone | Barney Rubble | Betty Rubble | Dino | Pebbles Flintstone | Bamm-Bamm Rubble | Mr. Slate | The Great Gazoo | Pearl Slaghoople | Hoppy | Arnold | Joe Rockhead | Baby Puss

Minor/Guest star Characters: Ann-Margrock | Conrad Hailstone | Gina Loadabricks | Gary Granite

Episodes
The Flintstones Season 1:

The Flintstones Season 2:
The Flintstones Season 3:
The Flintstones Season 4:
The Flintstones Season 5:
The Flintstones Season 6:

Locations
Bedrock
Songs
See also
Hanna-Barbera | Screen Gems | Columbia Pictures | Columbia Pictures Television | Taft Broadcasting | Worldvision Enterprises | Turner Entertainment | Turner Program Services | Universal Studios | Warner Bros. | Warner Home Video | Warner Bros. Television | Warner Bros. Animation | Warner Archive Collection
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