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The Jetsons (TV Series 1962–1988) Poster

(1962–1988)

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The first program ever to be broadcast in color on ABC-TV.
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The design of the Jetsons' flying car was inspired by a 1954 Ford concept car, the FX-Atmos, notable for its all-glass bubble canopy, dashboard radar screen, and jet-plane-like tail fins.
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An episode of another Hanna-Barbera show, The Flintstones (1960) (The Flintstones: Time Machine (1965)), in which the Flinstones and the Rubbles use a time machine at the Worlds' Fair to travel to the future, features a distinctly Jetson-esque 21st century.
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One of the last shows to portrait a future funny, optimist and progressive, before of the 1973's Oil Crisis and the fight for the environment that in the 1970's changed the vision of the future.
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Originally ran for only 24 episodes during the 1962-1963 TV season. In 1985 the program was revived, with new episodes designed to syndicate alongside the originals.
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The Jetsons' phone number is VENUS-1234.
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Based on the "Blondie" comic strip and series. Penny Singleton, who played Blondie in the 1940s series, was the voice of Jane Jetson.
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The Jetson's domestic robot is called Rosie the Robot. It's a reference for the iconic Robbie the Robot appeared in Forbidden Planet (1956).
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The character 'George Jetson' was ranked #4 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004 issue).
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The Jetson clan appeared in print ads for Electrasol Dish Washer tabs and were the subject of a series of collectible tins (2004-05) . Jane also appeared in circular coupons
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The Space Needle "inspired the 'skypad' apartment buildings (in the cartoons) whose stilts grew or shrunk, depending on the song or rain.
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If a live action film based on the cartoon had come to light and been made in the 1990s, it's most likely the film would had starred Kevin Spacey as George Jetson, Annette Bening as Jane Jetson, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Judy Jetson, Haley Joel Osment as Elroy Jetson and Danny DeVito as Mr. Spacey.
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