jane and george jetson
george jetson
judy jetson
spacely space sprokets
jane jetson
george jetson
jane jetson
elroy and judy jetson with astro
george jetson
george jetson and spacely
orbity
george and jane jetson
george and astro
george jetson gambles
shopping mall
cosmo spacely
rosie the robot
a visaphone
cogswell and spacely
judy and george
george jetson and RUDI astro, elroy jetson and rosie the robot
Prod. and Airdates:

September 1962 - March 1963, ABC

September 1984 - June 1985, ABC

September 1987 - October 1987, ABC

Hanna-Barbera Productions

.Theme Song: The Jetsons

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fter the success of their stone age hit The Flintstones, Hanna-Barbera decided to explore what life might be like in the future by chronicling the lives of a family in the year 2062. Their futuristic endeavor, The Jetsons, premiered in 1962 in the Sunday night time slot, where the show aired for one season before being moved to Saturday mornings, where it played in reruns for nearly two decades. New episodes were produced for syndication from 1985 to 1987.

 

The head of the Jetson household was George Jetson, a working class father of the future. He spent backbreaking three hour work days pushing a button at a computer at a company called Spacely Sprockets. He was constantly under threat of losing his job from diminutive boss Cosmo Spacely, but in all fairness to Mr. Spacely, George did sneak into work late a few times... and he did fall asleep at his computer on more than one occasion.

 

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Spacely Sprockets was in competition with another company called Cogswell Cogs, headed by H.G. Cogswell. Fair business practices were a rare commodity between Mr. Cogswell and Mr. Spacely, and it was routinely George Jetson who was called on to execute some wild scheme thought up by Mr. Spacely to get the better of his business rival. Of course, things inevitably went wrong and it was George who took the fall. When Spacely was upset with George the television audience was treated to Mr. Spacely yelling, "Jetsooooon!" often followed by, "you're fired!" In the end though, George was always able to grovel his way into keeping his job.

 

Filling out the Jetson household were George's wife Jane and their two children Judy and Elroy. Jane was a full-time housewife who loved to shop. On occasion she had to cook dinner or clean their skyrise, which amounted to pushing a few buttons because everything was automated. Still, she couldn't help but sigh over the drudgery of housework. To help ease the burden of her daily chores, the family purchased a maid called Rosie the Robot from the commercial cleaning agency U-Rent A Maid. Rosie was warm, friendly and helpful, and like other robots in the 21st century her personality was more human than programmed. Rosie even cried in a few episodes, and more than one episode was devoted to finding her a robot husband.

 

george and jane jetson

Judy Jetson was a stereotypical teenage girl, who loved clothes and music, and spent her time dreaming of the next boy she wanted to date. Elroy Jetson was the youngest member of the family. He was interested in the same things many other six-year old boys are interested in—namely superheroes and space-age westerns, and having far-out adventures. He also had a knack for working with computers and other technical gadgets.

 

Just as much a part of the family was their dog Astro; George's faithful companion and best buddy to Elroy. In the first episode of the second season the family gained an additional member they named Orbity. Orbity was a rare species of alien with Slinky-like springs for legs, who changed color when he changed emotion. Cute threw up on Orbity—he resembled a teddy bear with big eyes that spoke in a high-pitched, garbled language. He could instinctively fix any contraption or device, which proved useful on those occasions when Elroy and Astro got themselves in a jam.

 

The show foreshadowed many of the things we take for granted in the modern age, like treadmills, cell phones and the internet. Surely the flying cars will get here soon; and having a moving walkway in every room could come in handy...

Cast
George Jetson George O'Hanlon
Jane Jetson Penny Singleton
Judy Jetson Janet Waldo
Elroy Jetson Daws Butler, Patric Zimmerman
Astro Don Messick
RUDI Don Messick
Uniblab Don Messick
Mac Don Messick
Rosie the Robot Jean VanderPyl
Mrs. Spacely Jean VanderPyl
Cosmo Spacely Mel Blanc
Cogswell Daws Butler
Henry Orbit Daws Butler, Howard Morris
Orbity Frank Welker
cogswell cogs
cogswell
episodes

Season 1 (1962-63)

  • Rosie the Robot
  • A Date With Jet Screamer
  • Jetson's Nite Out
  • The Space Car
  • The Coming of Astro
  • The Good Little Scouts
  • The Flying Suit
  • Rosie's Boyfriend
  • Elroy's TV Show
  • Uniblab
  • A Visit From Grandpa
  • Astro's Top Secret
  • Las Venus
  • Elroy's Pal
  • Test Pilot
  • Millionaire Astro
  • The Little Man
  • Jane's Driving Lesson
  • G.I. Jetson
  • Miss Solar System
  • Private Property
  • Planet Dude
  • TV or Not TV
  • Elroy's Mob

Season 2 (1984-85)

  • The Vacation
  • Space Bong (Secret Agent Double O-Oh)
  • Elroy Meets Orbity
  • Elroy in Wonderland
  • The Swiss Family Jetson
  • Winner Takes All
  • High Moon
  • Team Spirit
  • Super George
  • Little Bundle of Joy
  • Dance Time
  • Judy's Birthday Surprise
  • Hi-Tech Wreck
  • Rip-Off Rosie
  • The Mirrormorph
  • Mother's Day for Rosie
  • Fugitive Fleas
  • Far-Out Father
  • Astro's Big Moment
  • S.M.A.S.H.
  • The Cosmic Courtship of George and Jane
  • Fantasy Planet
  • Sno Relative
  • One Strike You're Out
  • Solar Snoops
  • Rosie Come Home
  • Family Fallout
  • Instant Replay
  • Haunted Halloween
  • Future Tense
  • The Wrong Stuff
  • Judy Takes Off
  • A Jetson Christmas Carol
  • Dog Daze Afternoon
  • Robot's Revenge
  • Jetson's Millions
  • To Tell the Truth
  • Judy's Elopement
  • Grandpa and the Galactic Golddigger
  • Boy George
  • The Century's Best
  • Crime Games

Season 3 (1987)

  • ASTRONomical I.Q.
  • 9 to 5 to 9
  • Invisible Yours, George
  • Father/Daughter Dance
  • Clean as a Hound's Tooth
  • Wedding Bells for Rosie
  • The Odd Pod
  • Two Many Georges
  • Spacely for a Day

Movies and Specials

  • The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones (1987)
  • Rockin' with Judy Jetson (1988)
  • Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
  • The Jetsons (2009)
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