The Jetsons: Season 3, Episode 3

9 to 5 to 9 (23 Oct. 1987)

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Desperate to win the affections of the new hunk at school, Judy gets a job (three of them actually) in order to buy her own car.

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George O'Hanlon ...
George Jetson (voice)
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Elroy Jetson (voice)
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Desperate to win the affections of the new hunk at school, Judy gets a job (three of them actually) in order to buy her own car.

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She works hard for the money!
22 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When defining a young girl's life, it's all about boys. You avoid one another in grade school because of the infamous 'cootie' pandemic, but once you've hit puberty and grown physically and your brain shifts into a lower gear, you discover each other and nature takes its course...and usually takes its sweet time. But sometimes just a boy or just a girl is not enough. There's that little extra something that can draw them together. As Judy Jetson finds out in today's episode, that extra something is a car. Judy's got her eye on the new hunk in school, Rocky Retro. So after "accidentally" bumping into him, Judy believes it's love at first sight, and coincidentally, it's the same for him...though not as much love for her as it was love for the shiny new car driven by a girl named Marcia. (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!) Determined to win Rocky back, Judy decides she needs a car, and she decides her dad should buy her one. George disagrees, however, and says if you want something bad enough, you have to work for it. In other words, Judy should get a job and get the car herself. So, she pays a visit to an automated employment agency and her interests are instantly matched to three promising opportunities: a job at the Cosmic Cuckoo, where she gets to dress like a bird, pop out of the diner that looks like a cuckoo clock and take drive-in orders. The second, a job in construction, bouncing herself up and down the high steel with a giant jackhammer. The third, walking a herd of big dogs that end up walking HER. At least the employment rate greatly increases in the future. So with this many hectic jobs on her plate, you can imagine Judy was left feeling incredibly bone weary, having gained nothing for her efforts but exhaustion...and bruises from when the dogs made her crash into a fire hydrant.

So, after napping through gym class, Judy awakened with new found energy...which she used to get home and pass out on the couch. Jane tries everything to reach her, but even a phony shoe sale doesn't stir her. This was serious. It doesn't help matters when the robot from the employment agency comes by and tells Judy all three of her employers are calling her in. Can she be in three places at once? So, Rosie ejects the robot bodily, Jane blames George for the mess, and then they put their heads together to help their overworked daughter. As they say, the family who works together, stays together. So, they divide up the jobs: George reluctantly becomes the bird suited attendant at the Cosmic Cuckoo, Jane gets bounced around the steel on the jackhammer, and Elroy manages the dog walking. It all goes well....except for George, when who should come into the drive through but Mr. Spacely and his new client, Mr. Spendwell. This was just after Spacely got through praising George and his family, whom he keeps a picture of in his wallet for some reason.... I guess he really DOES care. But don't let him tell you otherwise. Now apparently Spendwell has a problem with people in odd jobs, because after he sees Jane in a construction outfit and George in a cuckoo suit, he breaks his contract with Spacely. But in the end, it all works out. Judy wins Rocky over, since it turns out he likes girls who are smart, athletic, hard working, and cute. So after putting everybody through hell, mainly herself, Judy decides she doesn't need a car because she and Rocky will jog to school (how do you jog on air?) And it also turns out that Spendwell hasn't completely broken ties with Spacely. He got a kick out of George in the cuckoo suit, so he wants him for an advertisement campaign...what else could go wrong? Oh yes, the dogs Elroy was walking come into the house and chase George around the room.

I have to say this is a fun episode. It's a good character builder for Judy and shows she's willing to work for what she wants...especially if she has no choice. Plenty of funny moments, a decent story, but has a few animation screw ups, like Judy's hair turning orange at one point, and George's shoes magically appearing on his feet as he puts on his pants. But anyway, good episode.


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