Friday, December 23, 2011


Voiced by Alan Reed Jr. with Bill Marx as Fred Allen, commentary by Joe Bevilacqua
 An audio biography/documentary with rare interviews of Alan Reed and Joe Barbera,
re-mastered audio of Reed's radio, TV and film work. 

"Clip-filled tribute to a master character actor"

A lively tribute to the life of character actor and cartoon voice Alan Reed, spiced by background music and audio clips of radio/TV shows and movies. Most of it is read by Alan Reed Jr. (whose father had died in 1977) but there are some bits spoken by Reed himself from 1970s interviews. Joe Barbera is heard commenting on Alan's work with The Flintstones (as Fred) and the creation of the series. Bill Marx narrates some letters Fred Allen wrote to Reed.

Teddy Bergman, later to become Alan Reed, was determined to be a stage actor, including a job in Oklahoma City and a dramatic academy. He found his way into what we now call old time radio (comedy/drama) and there are many clips of hilarious or dramatic moments from Baby Snooks, The Shadow, Fred Allen (where he did the Falstaff character), The Mel Blanc Show (an early partnership, years before they played Fred and Barney). Movie clips, too, and it's amazing to hear all the parts Alan played over the years. Joe Bevilacqua, who turns up doing some narration, puts in backing music and various clips which make this a nostalgia trip into the Golden Age of Radio. I really enjoyed all the clips, the inside info, and the journey into the life of a skillful character actor--the man who decided the best way to express Fred Flintstone's exuberance at life was to shout out, "Yabba Dabba Doo!"

- Bob Nelson (review on

Joe Bev's Waterlogg Productions offers new autobiography of the voice of Fred Flintstone

Yabba Dabba Doo! The Alan Reed Story: audiobook available on CD, Kindle, Audible, Amazon, Blackberry, Android, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod

PRLog (Press Release) - Oct 27, 2011 -
New from Waterlogg Productions! The autobiography of the voice of Fred Flintstone is brought to life by veteran radio-theater producer Joe Bevilacqua and Alan Reed Jr.

This 5-hour unabridged audiobook is enhanced with rare interviews with Alan Reed himself, an interview with Joe Barbera, and clips from Reed's radio, TV, and film career, including The Fred Allen Show, The Shadow, The Life of Riley, Life with Luigi, Duffy's Tavern, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Viva Zapata, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Flintstones.

Veteran radio dramatist and award-winning NPR and Sirius -XM Radio contributor Joe Bevilacqua is still telling stories 40 years after his father first bought him a tape record when his was 12. Now, 52, Joe Bev. has put out 25 new audiobooks many in a radio theater style, and some featuring classic characters of the past.

"I grew up loving the classic cartoons of Hanna-Barbera," beams Bevilacqua, who adds, "I am very happy to share the life of the man who coined the phrase 'Yabba Dabba Doo!"

Yabba Dabba Doo! The Alan Reed Story autobiography audiobook is available on CD, Kindle, Audible, Amazon, Blackberry, Android, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod at

The print book which can be purchased at:

See Joe Bev LIVE October 29th, 8:00pm at Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville, NY.

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Waterlogg Productions is a multi-media entertainment company founded by husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua & Lorie Kellogg. Their combined talents spanning over 40 years have garnered many awards in radio. In 2009 Waterlogg Production ventured into the world of audio books and in 2011 video.

Feel free to contact them for your audio, video and entertainment needs.

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