From the TV series
- Ear Worm:
- Epp opp ork ah-ah!
- "Meet George Jetson! His boy Elroy!"
- Fanon Discontinuity:
- Some of the fanbase don't like to acknowledge the 80s seasons. Many different reasons include from the direction of the studio in the 80s, the more sci-fi storylines or the addition of Orbitty.
- Inverted in Mexico: It's the original 60's version who is normally ignored for Mexican fans, partly because the time skip between the 60's and the 80's version and partly because Mexican broadcasters normally put more emphasis in the 80's version, not to mention the 60's version rarely reran in Mexico compared with the 80's one.
- Jerkass Woobie: Spacely. Despite being a mean boss, he often has to deal with his snobbish wife and bratty half pint son who has little to no respect for him.
- Nightmare Fuel: The "Robots Revenge" episode from the 1985 revival. George pisses off one robot who then issues a "code red" where robots and machines everywhere turn against George, including Rosie!
- The Scrappy: Orbitty. Even the people working on the series hated him, and one staff member frequently tried to work in scenes where he'd get abused.
- Values Dissonance: In the second season: the family is watching TV one night and learn that the priest who married George and Jane was actually a con-man, and that this one thing somehow meant they were never actually married. This means Judy and Elroy are bastard children. How did this episode get green lit?
- We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: The music in the 80s revival is about 30% Simmons electric drums.
- The Woobie:
- George, obviously, considering he has to put up with Mr. Spacely as a boss.
- Also Astro whenever George is too harsh with him and especially in "Elroy Meets Orbitty".
From the 1990 movie
- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The "You and Me" song sequence. Though, as previously stated, the song is good and the animation is very very nice.
- Ear Worm: All of Tiffany's songs, particularly "You and Me"
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Teddy 2.
- Fanon Discontinuity:
- Moral Event Horizon: You know those innocent Grungies being killed by Spacely's drills? He knew they were there and he started drilling anyway, and he fought to keep drilling until George shut the drill down via pinpoint sabotage.
- Retroactive Recognition: Brad Garrett voiced Bertie Furbelow, his film debut and a very early role in his career overall.
- Romantic Plot Tumor: Judy's side plot.
- The Woobie: Elroy.
- We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Most of the soundtrack is by Tiffany (who is also the voice of Judy) who was no longer popular by the time the film was released, and the movie is basically the 1960s future with 80s music and hairstyles, giving a weird combination.
- Audience-Alienating Premise: Like the Flintstones/WWE crossover, The Jetsons fans waiting for a new project since 1990 feel disappointed that they'd return only to promote wrestling, and WWE fans find it perplexing that Superstars would agree to participate in an offshoot of an old children's show. The fact that The Jetsons didn't have as many guest stars as did The Flintstones (or Scooby-Doo, the first Hanna-Barbera property to cross over with the WWE during The New '10s) might make this seem even more shameless.