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Hanna-Barbera's animated sitcom The Jetsons is something that viewers young and old can appreciate. Although originally airing over fifty years ago, The Jetsons is still frequently shown in reruns and is considered one of the most popular cartoon series ever made.

The Jetsons are a fictional space age family living in the year 2062. The family consists of the father, George Jetson, his wife Jane along with their two children Judy and Elroy. They even have a talking dog named Astro and a robot housekeeper named Rosie. The characters live in a place called the Skypad Apartments which are located on adjustable pillars above the ground.

The show depicts a fascinating view of what many people think life would be like in a hundred years. Nothing seems impossible or too out of touch with reality due to the fact that it could happen sometime in the not so distant future. For example, the family vehicle is a flying car that ironically looks like a flying saucer. Judy has a digital diary which will record whatever she tells it without having to write anything down.

George has a good heart and often tries to do what is best for his family. Unfortunately, his good intentions have a tendency to blow up in his face. Sometimes literally. Jane is depicted as a dutiful wife and loves to try out new gadgets that come out. George works for a company called Spacely's Sprockets for just a couple hours a week. His job often leads him to just as many adventures as his family life does, including being shrunk down to just six inches tall and having to find his own way to get himself back to normal size.

Part of the charm of this show is the fact that it gives the viewer a chance to dream about what life will be like in the future; whether it is ten or a hundred years from now. Some of the gadgets featured on the original cartoon even have similar counterparts today.

ABC
3 Seasons, 75 Episodes - Canceled
September 23, 1962
Animation & Cartoons, Comedy
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The Jetsons Full Episode Guide

  • Spacely is forced to go on vacation and must find a substitute to run his company while he's away. He sabotages George's efforts while he's being tested, but Elroy is able to hack into the company computer as he, Judy, and even Astro raise his score. As a result, George is selected and becomes the boss. But being the boss goes to his head and affects his family as well as his decision making at the company. When Cogswell learns Spacely's away, he takes advangtage of the situation hoping Jetson will ruin his rival's company for him.

  • Jane enters a garden contest against Mrs. Spacely. But when Astro ruins her original plant, George gets a replacement known as a Martian Creeper with a mind of its own and goes out of control. It can only be soothed by George's singing as he's part of a barbershop quartet. However, Mr. Spacely wants him to get rid of the plant so his wife will win. But that's easier said than done.

  • An old Bebop law is reinstated which puts Spacely's robots offline as they are now banned from operating, jeopardizing his changes of producing his one billionth sprocket before Cogswell is able to produce his billionth cog. Meanwhile, Henry Orbit's robot Mac is also affected by the Bebop law and will be put out of commission unless he marries a protected robot, particularly Rosey. Will she go through with the wedding to make Mac a legal robot?

  • George learns his stress area is in this mouth and goes to the dentist to get a pair of microcomputer teeth to help him. But his dentist gives him those that are designed for dogs, which leads to all sorts of trouble.

  • The annual father/daughter dance means embarrassment for Judy, as from the previous year's contest, her father wasn't very good. Though she learns he's been taking dance lessons, little has changed when she and Elroy spy on him. Judy gets a lucky break when George has to work on the night of the dance and Grandpa Jetson is his substitue. But Judy's rival Marcia tricks him into going to "salvage" the situation. However, he has a trick up his sleeve (or around his waist) as Spacely's newest well-balanced sprocket is able to make him more coordinated and win the contest for father and daughter.

  • Mr. Spacely's nephew Orwell is assigned to make some new formulas for the company and George is the test subject. When one of the solutions causes him to become invisible, he has to hide the truth from the family and Jane, who seems to be harboring a secret of her own. George uses his newfound invisibility to spy on her and thinks she's having an affair, believing his marriage is in jeopardy.

  • Elroy's evolution machine accidentally causes Astro to become a superintelligent dog. But this leads to problems for George at work, as well as home, as various opportunities to earn money with his newfound supersmart dog backfire, as the family is in danger of losing everything.

  • Astro's remote-controlled ball when in proximity to the family's TV, causes it to pick up video communications of the Gridfather's plans to rob the Cogswell Cogs company. When George's appeals fail to convince him of the potential theft, he tries to stop the thugs himself, only to get thrown in jail instead. Jane learns Spacely's company is next on the mob's list and works with RUDI to stop the gang and clear George's name.

  • As the first mail he receives, Orbitty gets an application in which he can enter any one of the family for Person of the Year. This leads to a dispute between the Jetsons as each tries to convince him he or she would be the best choice for the entry. Who will Orbitty pick as his entry?

  • After Cogswell is picked as Tycoon of the Day by a magazine, Spacely is determined to produce more sprockets by overworking his staff and hiring more human labor. This causes the robots to revolt against the humans and the humans to revolt against Spacely. As a result, George is caught in the middle of it as the crisis takes away the time he needs to spend with Elroy to help build his robot athlete for the Robot Olympics at his school. But appropriately, this leads to the solution at work when he has to play the role of the robot when he nearly ruins his son's project.

  • George and family are sent to outer Moongolia after he fails to help a malfunctioning RUDI when Mr. Spacely tries to demonstrate a pleasure program to the executive board members. The situation will lead to further disaster as RUDI threatens to destroy the Earth unless George is able to restore his programming.

  • George tries to make a good impression on Judy's dance party with experimental dancing shoes.

  • The Jetsons gets a baby on their doorstep, but this is no ordinary baby. He's really the pint-sized jewel thief Tiny Terror in diguise.

  • Nearby Earth is the headquarters of 'SNEEK', and Skata-Hara, the female leader of this evil organization. 'SNEEK' mistakes George for Secret Agent Space Bong, and kidnaps him in hopes of getting the Secret Formula.

  • The latest battle between Spacely and Cogswell is now on a spaceball field with George as a pitcher and robots as the players.

  • George tries to break Elroy's fascination with spies by taking the whole family to an old west town. While there, Bad Bart Blaster challenges George to a showdown. Bad Bart's dog & Astro gang up on Bart and save the day!

  • George shows the tools of his grand-grand-grand-grand dad. Manual tools like a hammer and a wrench, real weird stuff. During the holidays Elroy sneaks out with Astro and meets the old tools in real life at the garbage dump.

  • George competes in a sports contest to get an account for Spacely Sprockets.

  • The big city drives the Jetson family mad, and they decide to move to an empty moon. They live in a true paradise until some real estate brokers discover the paradise like moon and turn it into a crowded city. The Jetsons find themselves where they started from anyway.

  • Jane wins a vacation on the Love Rocket. George meets his old girlfriend and Jane meets her first boyfriend on the rocket and both wind up trying to keep their old loves secret from each other. Meanwhile, Elroy manages to sneak Astro onboard despite the fact dogs aren't allowed on the ship.

  • A worn out George starts to feel old and decides to go on a diet and exercise program. When visiting a nutrition store, the owner successfully tests a youth tonic on one of his lab animals. George manages to make off with some of it. But when he tries it out, it works too well as he's as young as his son, and actually attending school with him!

  • A pair of con artists mistakenly believe Grandpa Jetson is rich when they see him using Mr. Spacely's credit card to buy gifts for his wife and mother-in-law Mrs. Meltdown, the latter having moved in with them to his dismay. The boss hopes Grandpa can romance Mrs. Meltdown so she can move out, but the old man falls for the young female con, which could lead to jeopardy if they aren't careful.

  • In a bit of confusion, George believes Judy is going to elope with Mr. Spacely's nephew.

  • After having Elroy confess to breaking Jane's favorite vase, George winds up in a situation where he escorts a beautiful actress hired to sponsor Spacely Sprockets onboard a space flight, which takes off with him still onboard the ship, and having to get home late via a travelling space circus. Will Jane buy George's wild story?

  • George and Jane accompany Mr. Spacely to a business convention where they hope to show off the company's lastest invention, the E.X.I.T. (EXecutive Instant Teleporter). Meanwhile, Judy is in charge of the household as Elroy tests his own invention, a dog trainer, in hopes of earning money helping the neighborhood dogs to better behave themselves. But a mixup of program discs causes near disasterous results on both sides that could lead to George's firing and Elroy having to look for all the missing dogs.

  • When Mr Spacely discovers that the only rival to his wife for 'Woman of the Year' is Jane - so he tries to discredit her by secretly filming the antics of Judy.

  • After winning a school science contest, Elroy is invited with the family to view a space shuttle launch. But he gets more than he bargains for when he and Astro get aboard the shuttle and get launched into deep space. They're able to return to Earth, but are significantly changed in an unexpected way.

  • In an alien shopping gallery, Jane Jetson unwittingly buys sunglasses that allow whoever's wearing them to see into the near future. When George Jetson finds this out, he decides to take his wife to the space-horse races, to make a little extra money off of Jane's ability to see which space-horse will come in first. Will George's idea succeed, or is he playing with fire?

  • The curator of a museum takes a special interest in Orbitty, wanting to make him his special project in time for Halloween. Will the Jetsons lose their pet alien to the curator's scheme?

  • George meets a scientist who has invented Replayola, a device that enables a person to change bad moments of life to good ones. George buys it from him and immediately uses it to be a good public speaker, make the family rich, and even make a run for President. But when an old boyfriend of Jane's gets into the picture, jealous George decides to erase the moment they kissed. But this turned out to be on his wedding day and as a result, he has no family. Will George be willing to give up his riches and power to get them back?

  • Two scientists remove a block of ice holding an alien creature from a frozen planet. Upon returning to Earth, it slips from their grasp and thaws out on the Jetsons' barbecue. They believe him to be their alien cousin who's arriving for a visit. The scientists then realize they have to return the alien to his homeworld before his people realize he's missing and a resulting war will break out.

  • It's George and Jane's wedding anniversary. Yet George forgets and Jane throws a fit. Afterward, they recap to the kids how they got together. Later, when watching a news report, they found out that the man that married them was a fraud. So they decide to go to Las Venus to renew their vows (Legally, this time).

  • Mr. Spacely assigns George to be the judge for the annual dog show. But this leads to a very stressful situation for him as his family wants him to make Astro the winner, as well as the boss wanting him to insure his wife's poodle comes out on top, and even a mobster gets into the act by making George choose his mutt as the top dog. What choice will George make?

  • Elroy is worried about his homework assignment in which he has to show a video of his father at work. He fears George won't be impressive to his classmates as the other fathers. Meanwhile, Astro is lovesick for the new neighbor's poodle.

  • After losing out on a big raise, George gets "compensation" from Mr. Spacely with tickets to an outer space theme park. There, the family go on various rides and attend a flea circus. Afterward, the Moon fleas escape on Astro and seek sanctuary with the Jetsons because their ringleader mistreats them.

  • A winning lottery ticket makes the Jetsons millionaires.

  • A Mercurian Mirrormorph that was supposed to be delivered to the local scientific institute winds up going to the Jetsons' residence instead and causes all sorts of trouble as it messes up Judy's date and gets George fired as it has the ability to impersonate anyone who touches it. But if the same person holds it for more than 10 seconds, it could end up multiplying out of control and overrunning Orbit City!

  • Mr. Spacely has George look after his new car while he's away on a business trip. But Jane wrecks it, leading to all sorts of trouble when she desperately tries to cover up the mess.

  • Mr. Spacely and his family are invited to appear on the game show Family Fallout. So he schemes to find a family dumb enough to compete against them which would be the Jetsons. Who wins the grand galactic prize and who gets zonked?

  • George is Superhero for a day with the help of a thought remote, but he might stay that way forever because the remote gets broken.

  • Judy tells her talking lips diary of the events of the week before her birthday on Sat. expecting her parents to throw her a surprise birthday party. Curley Quasar helps her when her space car breaks down when no one else will help her. Then she avoids him the rest of the week thinking he isn't one of the in-crowd. On Sat. thinking everyone has forgotten Curley comes over with a gift for her & she changes her mind about him.

  • Mr. Spacely recruits George to retrieve a stolen chocolate microchip from Cogswell Cogs--And doing so by posing as his newest female secretary!

  • Rosey runs away from home when she thinks the Jetsons are going to replace her.

  • A lovable creature becomes the newest member of the Jetson family.

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