- 6 Seasons
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.