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Sep 19, Although it was on the air for only one season, The Jetsons remains our but added “color” to the name) it's unlikely you'd switch your family over to the made-for-TV movie crossover The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones first aired in . Orbitty, a pet alien, is essentially the Jar-Jar Binks of the Jetsons'. One of those movies, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, served as a natural crossover between the two . Dub Name Change: In Latin America: .. Orbitty, the Jetsons' alien pet that was added in the second season, doesn't appear in the third. The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones () (TV Movie). Rockin' with Judy Jetson . One of the fake names the Cable Guy uses is George Jetson. Saved by the Bell.
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And, a utopian vision the future called The Jetsons premiered on our television screens. So many of our optimistic ideas about an automated future come from this classic cartoon. Flying cars, videophones, conveyor belt sidewalks and robot servants suddenly did not seem so far away or far-fetched. Fifty-five years later, it remains as relevant as ever. There was even a nifty commercial that recently reimaged the opening credits. But there are some things you might not know about the Jetsons!
It takes place in the year The cartoon itself never states the specific year, though characters often refer to living "in the 21st century.
Only 45 more years to go! But it was inspired by a book predicting life in the year According to Danny Graydon's The Jetsons: The Official Cartoon Guide, the artists looked to books about futurism for a creative spark. A primary source was And the Changes to Come by Arnold B. Barach, which featured a man flying a jetpack and L. Take a look at some more pictures from inside the book. It was the first color show broadcast on ABC. He only appears in that episode but it's because of his attempt to rob the Jetsons back then they decided to keep Astro instead of an "appartment approved electronic dog" as their pet.
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Astro, actually pre-dating Hanna-Barbera's more famous canine example of this. The show tried to show this by having the worst problems in society being getting tired of pushing buttons all the time, portraying it as being joint-breaking labor that the characters did nothing but complain about.
Ha ha, ignorant future people don't know what work is. Taxman Takes the Winnings: An episode has Jane and George making it big on betting in races using a pair of glasses that can see a few minutes into the future and running away from a pair of men that they think belongs to The Mafia The Jetsons' doorbell chimes four notes of the theme song. Theme Tune Roll Call: Through a Face Full of Fur: Common with Orbitty, as he has the special ability to change into various colors, depending on his mood.
The '80s series used the same intro animation from the original, but the theme tune was re-recorded with electronic Simmons Drums, electric bass and some other changes some de-jazzification?
But this new recording was also applied to subsequent re-issues of the original series in some weird attempt at revisionism.
The '60s series also gained the title cards, end credits sequence, and the laugh track was removed to put it in line with the then-new season. Compare this to this. The DVDs and newer re-issues to broadcasters have restored all of the above to the originals except for the title cards, with the original Cold Openings still missing. The movie has a completely remade version of the intro animationwhich features some Conspicuous CG.
Notably, Jane kisses George instead of taking his wallet. In "Family Fallout", Mr. Spacely has this opinion of the titular game show's grand prize once he learns it consists on several Cogswell products. It also happened to Judy when the device accidentally dressed her in George's tuxedo. Bizarrely, it actually fit her better than you'd expect.
Rosie's often stated to be a long-obsolete by the Jetsons' era's standards robot model, with more advanced robots available. There's also the Jetsons' futuristic tech sometimes breaking down or malfunctioning.
Spacely saw a building being erected next to the headquarters of Spacely Sprockets, the two of them agreed that it's not like in the "old" days when it took a "whole week" to erect a building. Fitting with the cartoon's Raygun Gothic aesthetic. Taken to ridiculous ends all the times Mr Spacely is able to reach through the screen and physically throttle George.
In some episodes Jane can be seen shopping and the kids doing schoolwork on it, which pushes it slightly more towards the desktop PCs of the actual future than the dedicated-hardware videophone of pure zeerust.
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In the cartoon, Jane and a friend of hers actually put on faces over their bed heads. Two Flash-based games were released in on the Cartoon Network website: Mealtime Malfunction and Jetsons Space Race.
We Will All Fly in the Future: When we're not using moving sidewalks, everyone gets around with flying cars or jetpacks. What Happened to the Mouse? Orbitty, the Jetsons' alien pet that was added in the second season, doesn't appear in the third season aside from one cameo or any of the movies.
Who Names Their Dog "Dude"? Astro, orginally known as Tralfaz in "Millionaire Astro", when he belonged to J. Gottrockets, as his attorney reminds them.ALIEN ROBOT-A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
Writers Cannot Do Math: Jane is thirty-three and Judy is sixteen. One expects Hanna-Barbera didn't intend for Jane to have Zeerust: To the point where the Smithsonian's Paleofuture blog is running an episode-by-episode analysis of the original series and the effect it had on people's perceptions of the future. Robo-WrestleMania provides examples of: While not in the same level as the theatrical movie, the animation in this is really good.
Given the advancement in technology, it would've looked much better either way. Grey DeLisle -Griffin voices Jane, who's pretty much Daphne if she was older, right down to having a similar design. The Mexican Spanish dub is a very interesting case: The original show made a lot of jokes about how hard manual labor is and how easy life in the future is.
He is a small man with thinning black hair and a bad temper, and is the main antagonist of the series. Spacely always comes up with ideas to bring in more business, but they backfire. George, whom Spacely has known since childhood,  gets blamed for most things that go wrong. A series' running gag involves his kicking George out of his office shouting, "Jetson! Spacely is sometimes helped out by Uniblab, the company's robot assistant.
He owns Cogswell Cogs company and causes a lot of trouble for Spacely and George.
To a lesser extent Cogswell is another of the series' antagonists. He and Spacely are always finding ways to bring each other's businesses down. Cogswell has often tried to steal Spacely's ideas and make them his own to gain an advantage only for it to backfire on both bosses. He's also not above firing his employees when any little thing goes wrong. Cogswell's first name, "Spencer", is revealed in the s version of The Jetsons. Cogswell slightly resembles Mr. Slate of The Flintstones.
His name is an acronym for Referential Universal Differential Indexer. He has a human personality and is a member of the Society for Preventing Cruelty to Humans. He is always helpful and always in a good mood. He built a robot named Mac who has a crush on Rosie. Recurring characters Montague Jetson, George Jetson's kindly but eccentric grandfather, who constantly annoys the cop every time he meets him— Howard Morris Mrs.