The Jetsons is a prime-time animated sitcom that was produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing from 1962–1963 and again from 1985-1987. It was Hanna-Barbera’s Space Age counterpart to The Flintstones, a half-hour family sitcom projecting contemporary American culture and lifestyle into another time period. While the Flintstones live in a world with machines powered by birds and dinosaurs, the Jetsons live in a futuristic utopia in the year 2062 of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.

The original incarnation of the series aired Sunday nights on ABC from September 23, 1962, to March 3, 1963.

In "Brian in Love", George becomes angry with Jane for leaving him outside on the dog walk in a parody of the show's closing credits.

In "From Method to Madness", an adult Elroy is thrown out of a bar. He wants taxi driver Bamm-Bamm Rubble to take him to Astro's grave. It is implied that Elroy actually exists in the Family Guy universe and was a child star, rather than being a cartoon character.

In "Meet the Quagmires", a parody of the opening sequence has George takes his wallet back from Jane, who took it instead of the allowed money. She later falls to her death.

In "Play It Again, Brian", an artist depicts Lois Griffin as Jane.

Elroy is one of the probes launched from the Imperial Star Destroyer in Something, Something, Something, Dark Side.


When Quagmire fires Peter from his cooking show in "Pilling Them Softly", he refuses to accept until fired directly by Mr. Spacely, George's boss. However, Mr. Spacely appears and fires Peter as well. Mr. Spacley is voiced by Seth MacFarlane.

In "Emmy-Winning Episode", sound effects heard by Peter in Dr. Hartman's office include The Flintstones running and The Jetsons flying car.

External Links

The Jetsons Wiki