Betty Rubble character jug produced in Korea by Vandor of Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1990. Betty Rubble a character of the animated sitcom The Flintstones, which aired during prime time on ABC during the original series' run from 1960 to 1966. Betty is the black-haired wife of caveman Barney Rubble and the adoptive mother of Bamm-Bamm Rubble. Her best friend is her next-door neighbor Wilma Flintstone. Betty's personality was based on Trixie Norton of The Honeymooners. Much like Trixie, Betty spent a lot of her time socializing with Wilma, and the two would often end up working together to bail their husbands out of whatever scheme of Fred's had landed them in trouble, sometimes scheming with each other.