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Little did I know that the cartoon show about a Space Age family that lived above the clouds and had a robot maid was actually created in the s. Why do they eat food pills instead of fresh produce? And why is everyone white?
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The Jetsons is a prime-time animated sitcom that was produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing from — and again from While the Flintstones live in a world with machines powered by birds and dinosaurs, the Jetsons live in a futuristic utopia in the year of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions. In " Brian in Love ", George Jetson becomes angry with Jane for leaving him outside on the dog walk in a parody of the show's closing credits. He wants taxi driver Bamm-Bamm Rubble to take him to Astro's grave.
Inthere were good reasons to be optimistic about the future. Months after John Glenn orbited the earth, President Kennedy proclaimed, "We choose to go to the moon. A new hero named James Bond was keeping the peace with nifty gadgets in Dr.
Remember George Jetson? His boy Elroy? Daughter Judy?
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Or was it actually a blueprint for technological visionaries? Produced by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera from toThe Jetsons cartoon was a fantasy view of a next-century family living in the year By the s, thirty-plus years after the Jetsons first debuted, the child version of me watched reruns of The Jetsons, and I too was still caught up by future-world technological fantasies like telephone monitors that would drop down from the ceiling at the push of a button.
In the early s, Americans had a bad case of "future fever. After a single season on ABC —63The Jetsons was canceled, but turned up with new episodes in syndication inonce again delighting and enthralling kids with tales of what the future held. Towering buildings, food pills, sassy robots, and flying cars were life as usual for George Jetson, his boy Elroydaughter Judyand Jane his wife.