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.
- Seasonal Rot: The 80s revival seasons aren't nearly as popular or well-received as the original 60s season.
- 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.
- Broken Base: The basic idea of the movie itself is pretty divisive. Those who wanted to see The Jetsons again after so many years would be disappointed to see them only promoting wrestling. There are others though who are at least open to the idea, and are willing to at least give the movie a try.
- Character Rerailment: Some people complained about Spacely going too far in the previous movie with him knowingly destroying a secret civilization. This movie returns him to his Jerk with a Heart of Gold personality by making him gruff, but reasonable under the right circumstances and acknowledging when others are doing well.