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‘The Jetsons’ at 50: The future is now
No flying cars yet, but cartoon series presages other gadgets; with some, we’ve done better
- By Frank Lovece
Fifty years ago this month, we met George Jetson, daughter Judy, his boy Elroy and Jane, his wife — citizens of a 21st century filled with videophones, floating chairs, household robots (with British, French and Brooklyn accents, no less) and, of course, flying cars. It was set “one century in the future,” as Time magazine noted in 1962 — the show itself never specified a 21st century year.
The half-hour animated sitcom — which aired from Sept. 23, 1962, to Sept. 8, 1963, as an ABC Sunday night prime-time series before beginning endless reruns — lasted only 24 episodes initially, with 1985 and 1987 syndicated productions bringing the total to 75. Looking back on the original series, born in the New Frontier Space Age of bright, suburban optimism and better living through science, how accurate were its predictions for the 21st century? Not bad, through these 50 years. Here’s a look.
Some other great cartoon memories
Here is the original 1960 Flintstones Theme Song…I like it much more than the following one…
The original closing song with credits…
This is more widely known but in my opinion not as good…I love the early 60’s feel of the 1st one
Sweet Polly Purebread
Elmer & Bugs
Daffy & Porky
Bozo T. Clown
Tom & Jerry with Spike
Kurby from Wacky Races
Augie Doggy & Doggy Daddy
Hong Kong Phooey & Spot
Tennessee Tuxedo & Chumley
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Ranger Smith from Yogi Bear
The Hillbilly Bears
Dean & Jerry
Darren & Samantha
Some cool ads
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