George Jetson

George JetsonIf you watch The Jetsons cartoon on television, then you must know the patriarch of the Jetson family, George Jetson. Just like the rest of his family, George lives in the year 2062, when technology and science has advanced so much that robots and flying cars have already become commonplace.

 

As the head of the Jetson family, George can be regarded as the most popular character on the show. Learn more about George and the rest of the Jetson family as you go through this article.

The Jetsons

The JetsonsThe Jetsons television show was created after the successful run of The Flintstones, another Hanna-Barbera production. While The Flintstones is set in the prehistoric era, the producers decided to set The Jetsons in the future to provide a strong contrast between the two shows.

 

Basically, The Jetsons revolves around the titular family living in Orbit City in the year 2062, 100 years after the original airing of the show in 1962. All houses and buildings are already set in the sky, and housekeeping is done by robot maids. Even though everything is conveniently done because of the help of machines and technology, people still complain of the remaining inconveniences of that time, such as going to work one hour per day, two days a week.

Meet George Jetson

George Working

George Working

The 40-year-old George Jetson is the patriarch of the Jetson family, and also serves as the main protagonist in the cartoons. As a child, George was the star pitcher of his Spaceball team in Orbit High School. Even though he grows up to be a loving husband and doting father to his two kids, he always seems to make the wrong but well-intentioned decisions.

Just like everyone else, he has a very convenient work schedule and his job is at Spacely Space Sprockets, Inc., which manufactures sprockets as well as other high tech equipment and gadgets. His job as a digital index operator was to turn the Referential Universal Digital Indexer (R.U.D.I.) button on and off. And just like everyone else at that time, he complains about his apparently heavy workload.

George is portrayed as having a slim build with average height. He has a large nose and short red hair.

Voice of George Jetson

George Jetson has been voiced by a number of men through the years. During The Jetsons’ first run from 1962 to 1987, George’s voice had been rendered by voice actor George O’Hanlon. In fact, George Jetson was modeled after him, and even got his name. O’Hanlon continued to voice George Jetson until the 1990 film Jetsons: The Movie, which was released after the actor’s death.

 

From 1990 up to the present reruns, Jeff Bergman is the one who lends his voice to the character of George Jetson. He also voiced some parts of the movie because of O’Hanlon’s death.

George Jetson Car

Aerocar

Aerocar

George has a green flying car that looks like a flying saucer with a clear bubble top. He uses it in going to and coming home from work. This aerocar is very typical in Orbit City, since everyone already lives high up in the air and a flying car is a necessity.

George Jetson Quotes

Here are some of the most popular quotes uttered by George Jetson, including his catchphrase:

  • “Jane! Stop this crazy thing!”
  • “Hooba-dooba-dooba!”
  • “Imagine putting your back on a four-day week. What does he think this is? The 20th century?”
Here are also quotes uttered by other characters in The Jetsons:
  • “Jetson. You’re fired.” – Cosmo Spacely, George’s boss
  • “I’m in love.” – Judy Jetson, George’s daughter
  • “There’s only one thing worse than war and that is business, and Spacely has declared business on us.” – Spencer Cogswell, Cosmo Spacely’s competitor

George Jetson Wife

Jane Jetson

Jane Jetson

Jane Jetson is George Jetson’s wife and the mother of his two children. This 33-year-old wife is a good-natured and protective mother to her children, although she can have angry fits when someone or something is threatening her family. She stays at home and does the housework using automated appliances and a robot maid. However, this does not keep her from complaining about tiredness and even asking for a vacation.

Jane is also a member of the Galaxy Women Historical Society and is a known fan of Picasso Pia and Leonardo de Venus.

Jetson Children

The Jetson couple has two children: 16-year-old Judy and six-year-old Elroy.

Judy Jetson

Judy Jetson

Judy Jetson

Being a teenager, Judith Angela “Judy” Jetson acts just like one, only with more futuristic tastes. For instance, she loves talking for hours on the phone, shopping for new outfits, and supporting her favorite rock singer, Jet Screamer, as well as tinkering with her modern gadgets, such as zero-gravity switches and robotic diaries.

She is characterized as a pretty girl with bleached blonde hair worn in a ponytail on top of her head. She also often wears a pinkish purple futuristic outfit. She attends high school at Orbit High School—the same school as her father.

Elroy Jetson

Elroy Jetson

Elroy Jetson

At a young age, Elroy Jetson has already become an expert in space sciences, making him the most intelligent in the Jetson family. He is a mild-mannered and good child, and loves studying star geometry, astrophysics, and space history at Little Dipper School.

George Jetson Dog

George Jetson’s dog’s name is Astro, a dim-witted but extremely loyal dog to the Jetsons. George Jetson’s dog was first found by Elroy, and he, together with his mother and sister, proposed to adopt Astro. At first, George was against it and even got his family an electronic dog named Lectronimo. But when Lectronimo fails to catch a burglar, which Astro managed to catch, the Jetson family decided to keep Astro and surrender Lectronimo to the police.

Unlike present-day dogs, Astro is also a futuristic dog because he can speak the English language slightly, although he mispronounces most words because of his abundant use of the letter “R”.

Other Characters

Some of the other regular characters on The Jetsons include:

  • Rosie – She is the humanoid maid and housekeeper of the Jetson family. She is portrayed as having a torso atop a single leg, but she uses caster wheel to go around the house. She also wears a frilly apron.
  • Orbitty – He is the alien pet of the Jetson family. He can show his emotions by changing colors.
  • Cosmo Spacely – He is the president and owner of Spacely Space Sprockets, which makes him George Jetson’s boss. He is the stereotypical strict boss, as he constantly yells at George to get his work done. One of the constantly used plots in the animated TV series is the firing of George by Mr. Spacely, but the episode always culminates with George being reinstated in his job. He has a wife named Stella, a son named Arthur, and a dog named Zero.
  • Spencer Cogswell – He is Mr. Spacely’s biggest competitor, as he owns Cogswell’s Cosmic Cogs. It can be said that he is one of the series’ antagonists, always causing lots of trouble to both George and Mr. Spacely.
  • R.U.D.I. – The acronym for Referential Universal Digital Indexer, R.U.D.I. is George’s work computer and best friend because of his human-like personality.

Watch The Jetsons Cartoon TV Show



George Jetson Song

Watch the video and sing along to the lyrics of The Jetsons theme song:

Meet George Jetson,
His boy Elroy,
Daughter Judy,
Jane his wife.

 

George Jetson’s show’s original run lasted only for one season from 1962 to 1963, but it has been revived for another two seasons from 1985 to1987. Like any other successful cartoons, The Jetsons has also penetrated various media, such as films, comics, and video games. It has surely left a legacy as one of the most famous futuristic cartoons on television.

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