YMMV: The Jetsons

From the TV series

  • Ear Worm: Epp opp ork ah-ah!
    • "Meet George Jetson! His boy Elroy!"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Astro.
  • 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 scifi storylines or the addition of Orbitty.
    • Crossed with Screwed by the Network as Cartoon Network in the mid 2000s when airing the show on Boomerang showed much less of the 80s episodes despite regularly airing them in the 90s.
    • 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 is rarely rerunned 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.
  • 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

  • Awesome Music: All of Tiffany's songs, particularly "You and Me"
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The "You and Me" song sequence.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: A real life example as both George O'Hanlon (the voice of George) and Mel Blanc (the voice of Mr. Spacely) were both near the end of their lives making this the final movie of their careers. This is especially noticeable with George O'Hanlon who was getting so weak during the end of production that he could barely record his lines, but refused to give up before he finished this movie.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Teddy 2.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Most fans of the original series shunned this film after Tiffany replaced Janet Waldo as the voice of Judy Jetson in a bit of cheap Stunt Casting by Universal.
    • The same happens in Latin America, except with the whole cast.
  • 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.
  • Tear Jerker: When Elroy nearly dies, and George and Jane's reactions after he is saved.
    • A real life example with both George O'Hanlon (the voice of George) and Mel Blanc (the voice of Mr. Spacely) who both died shortly after recording their lines and never got to see the finished product.
  • 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.