On a Futuristic Family

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!”
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.
Daughter Judy
Student at Orbit High School
Typical teenage girl
Full name: Judith Angela Jetson
Crush on rockstar drummer Jet Streamer
His boy Elroy
Attends Little Dipper Schools
Loves space sciences
Family lives in the Skypad Apartments in Orbit City
Their outdated household robot (an XB-500) to do the housework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
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
Henry Orbit
Apartment repair man
Mac, his robot, has a crush on Rosie
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
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)

History of the Jetsons

Closing Credits

On a Ricochet Rabbit

Served as the sheriff of Hoop n Holler

The slow-moving Droop-a-Long Coyote served as his deputy – and his bullets moved slower as they leave a drooping gun

Catch phrase: “Ping-ping-PING! Ricochet Rabbit!” as he bounces off surfaces in the vicinity …. (thus not bing-bing-bing)

Droop-a-Long couldn’t ricochet as well, thus would end up crashing through a window

Ricochet used trick bullets on the bad guys

Created by Hanna-Barbera

Originally aired January 14, 1964 – December 4, 1965, thus 23 episodes in 2 seasons

Debuted on The Magilla Gorilla Show, but only appeared for 10 segments before being replaced by Beezly and Sneezly

Reappeared on Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon for 13 segments

Ricochet voiced by classic voice actor Don Messick

Droop-a-Long voiced by another classic, Mel Blanc, who was impersonating Festus on Gunsmoke

Music theme by Hoyt Curtain

Also appeared in Yogi’s Ark Lark and Yogi’s Treasure Hunt

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