On a Futuristic Family


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Meet George Jetson
Works at Spacely’s Sprockets
Work computer is RUDI, Referential Universal Digital Indexer
Grandson to Montague Jetson
“Jane! Stop this crazy thing!”
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Jane, his wife
A dutiful and pleasant homemaker who loves shopping, fashion, and gadgets
Her favorite store is Mooning Dales
A fan of artists Leonardo de Venus and Picasso Pia.
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Daughter Judy
Student at Orbit High School
Typical teenage girl
Full name: Judith Angela Jetson
Crush on rockstar drummer Jet Streamer
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His boy Elroy
Attends Little Dipper Schools
Loves space sciences
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Household
Family lives in the Skypad Apartments in Orbit City
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Rosie
Their outdated household robot (an XB-500) to do the housework
Only two episodes of the original 1960s show
The original spelling of Rosie’s name is “Rosey
Character modeled after Shirley Booth’s Hazel character
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Astro
The family dog
Every word begins with an “R” when speaking
I ruv roo, Reorge
Pre-Jetson name was Tralfas, and he belonged to the fabulously rich Mr. Gottrockets
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Henry Orbit
Apartment repair man
Mac, his robot, has a crush on Rosie
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Cosmo G. Spacely
George’s boss and owner of Spacely Space Sprockets
His secretary is Miss Galaxy
Married to Stella Spacely, and they have one son – Arthur
“Jetson! You’re fired!”
Cogwell Cogs is the main business competitor
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Background
Produced by Hanna-Barbera as a Space Age counterpart to The Flintstones
Basically 1950s sitcom plots in a futuristic setting
Setting in 2062 (100 years in the future)

The original series aired on Sunday nights on ABC from September 23, 1962, to March 17, 1963, with primetime reruns continuing through September 8, 1963

After primetime, the series aired on Saturday mornings for decade on all three major networks

24 original episodes

The first program ever to be broadcast in color on ABC-TV

Music by Hoyt Curtin

Voices actors include Daws Butler, Don Messicks, Mel Blanc, and George O’Hanlon

Tribute to Telstar by The Tornados (December 1962 chart topper)

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History of the Jetsons

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Closing Credits