The Jetsons: Season 2, Episode 5

SuperGeorge (20 Sep. 1985)

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George O'Hanlon ...
George Jetson (voice)
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Elroy Jetson (voice)
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Jupiter Juggernaut (voice)
Penny Singleton ...
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George, don't be a hero.
27 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Look, up in the sky! It's an idiot. It's a boob in a cape. That's right, it's SuperGeorge! Out to protect earth from the forces of evil, which is easier said than done because he works for them. Yes, by day, SuperGeorge is mild-mannered yet frustrated futuristic breadwinner George Jetson, and how he obtained his super powers is quite an interesting story. It all began when the Jetsons receive a gizmo known as Thinko. It was given to them by a fast-talking Nebulous Nifty robot salesman to compensate for the faulty furniture rearranging remote control they bought. All one has to do is place their hand on Thinko's glowing beam, imagine something, and for a few glorious seconds, it will become a reality. First, George imagines he's in a space harem, which Jane disapproves of, until George includes her; Judy imagines herself as the commended greatest star in the universe; Astro as the master and George as the dog; Elroy so tall he hits the ceiling. Now before heading off to his job, George wants to take one more shot, and imagines himself as SuperGeorge, a muscular superhero with SG right on his chest. This is when Thinko blows a fuse and George's fantasy sadly does not fade.

So after crushing his car in a single pinch, George flies to work while Jane sends Rosie to track down that robot salesman. How hard could it be? How many fast talking robot salesmen with voices annoying as hell could their be? Spacely Sprockets was in the midst of a merger, which doesn't go over well when George shows up late and takes out the wall. He's fired for the 3,000th time and what I find strange is that when he tells Jane, she reacts as if it were the first time. Short term memory, I guess. But all is not lost for George is sold on the concept of wrestling. He's asked to take on the Jupiter Juggernaut, whom nobody has defeated. George reluctantly accepts, and wouldn't you know at that very moment, Spacely decides to bet everything on the Juggernaut. I mean everything. All his money, stocks, his house, car, even his wife and her glass jewelry; Jane manages to get ahold of the salesman and manages to get him to talk. That's when he says a fantasy can only last a maximum of 8 hours, so looks like time is running out for SuperGeorge, who at that moment was making the Juggernaut beg for mercy. Spacely tried to talk George into throwing the fight, by offering phony tides of partnerships. No good. But the tables are turned as George's super strength fades away and he's crushed by his opponent; when he gets out of the hospital, George gets his job back and Spacely reveals who he was merging with: the Nebulous Nifty Corporation, who rebuilt the wall George broke. Well, Spacely's plant instantly falls apart and George is blamed for it and fired once again.

Another good episode. Making George a superhero was an interesting idea, but it's unfortunate that super intelligence didn't come with the package. Now him getting fired from Spacely's is really overdone to a point of not being funny. In fact, I don't think it was ever funny. It's an overused plot device, you might say. Why did they focus on Spacely so much? I didn't care about him or what's going on with he and Cogswell. Maybe the writers thought there were more story opportunities there than with the family. If so, then that's where you have to use character development and building. A little tidbit to those taking notes. So I say, check out SuperGeorge. A clip of it is shown in "The Century's Best" episode when George tries to bribe Orbitty into voting for him.


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