Me TV gives weekend berth to animated space-age family
If there was room for a prehistoric family in the world of television cartoons, surely there also was space for a family living in … well, space. The success of “The Flintstones” gave the Hanna-Barbera studio the opportunity to move the calendar way forward by devising “The Jetsons,” which has returned regularly with a Sunday-morning berth on MeTV.
Though the show lasted only one season (1962-63) on ABC, it had its effect, building a legion of fans by telling sitcom-ish stories of futuristic family man and Spacely Sprockets employee George Jetson (voiced by George O’Hanlon) and those in his immediate sphere, including mechanical maid Rosey the Robot (with the voice of Jean Vander Pyl, who also was Wilma Flintstone) and dog Astro. To this day, we love how son Elroy was dropped off at school quite literally, in his own little capsule deployed from the Jetsons’ main spaceship.