23 September 2012 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

With the words, "Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy, daughter Judy, Jane his wife" and a hip jazzy soundtrack, viewers were introduced to America's most famous futuristic family on Sept. 23. 1962 when The Jetsons premiered on ABC. The Smithsonian magazine blog paleofuture called the show, "the single most important piece of 20th century futurism … that helped define the future for so many Americans today." The show arrived at the height of the Space Race, as the United States and the Soviet Union jockeyed to make it to the moon first.  On Feb. 30, 1962, just seven

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