The Jetsons – American TV Program
The Jetsons are the famous Hanna-Barbera cartoon family. They live in the distant future, where cars fly around, similar to small airplanes. In other words, they are the total opposite of The Flintstones. The family consists of the parents George and Jane, their children – Judy and Elroy as well as the family pet – the dog Astro, who can even mutter out basic words in English. The Jetsons also have a household maid robot named Rosie.
The Jetsons full review
Anyone that loved animation in the early sixties would be familiar with “the Jetsons”. The Hanna-Barbera production was first aired between 1962 and 1963 with later episodes coming in 1985 to 1987.
It is a futuristic elaboration of aliens, robots, and really strange inventions, set in 2062. The animated series initially had two dozens episodes in its initial stage and was hugely followed and accepted by viewers during this period. Orbit city is where the Jetsons reside. George Jetson is the head of the family and he lives with his wife and children in the Skypad apartments.
The wife goes by the name Jane and is a homemaker while other members of the family in the person of Judy who is the daughter goes to Orbit High School, and Elroy, the son attends Little Dipper School.
The series basically portrays a world of robots and how humans live in a world where almost everything could be done by robots. A typical example, in this case, is Rosie who was a robot maid that did the chores that were not already taken care of thanks to the many buttons in the house.
Astro a dog is also a member of the house. One of its distinct features was his pronunciation that would have him begin each word with an “R”. Some of the characters in the series are described below.
The first is the head of the Jetson family in the person of George. He couples as the major character in the series. A responsible and caring family man that never seems to make the best decisions, he works for Mr. Spacely at Spacely’s Sprockets. Jane Jetson is George’s wife and a mother of two. She is a homemaker with an obsession for fashion and gadgets. Diligent and caring, Jane belongs to the Galaxy Women Historical Society and loves Leonardo de Venus and Picasso Pia.
Judy Jetson is the daughter of the couple and as a stereotypical teenager, she loves clothes and being with boys. Elroy is the young intelligent boy in the family with expertise in space sciences. Astro is his dog he loves so much.
Rosie is the robot maid mentioned earlier. Though outdated, the family loves her and would do almost anything to keep her. She appeared more in the second airing of the show after making a couple of appearances in the initial edition. Other characters include Orbitty, Mr. Spacely, Mr. Cogswell, Montague Jetson, and a host of others.