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Meet George Jetson...

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Voiced by: George O'Hanlon (1963-1989), Jeff Bergman (1989-present)

George J. Jetson, the patriarch of the Jetson family. He is the husband of Jane and the father of Judy and Elroy Jetson.

  • Gag Nose: Has a cartoonishly large nose.
  • George Jetson Job Security: The Trope Namer. When it came to Mr. Spacely, George had absolutely zero protection, and when he wasn't fired he lost whatever bonuses he obtained from being part of Spacely's latest scheme just as easily. Spacely threatened to fire George for any reason that he could threaten him for, from arriving late to work up to not voting in favor of Spacely's dog in a canine competition or winning a Family Feud-style game show that had the Jetsons and the Spacelys facing off (thankfully for George and his family, the second prize was exactly what they needed).
  • Happily Married: Although he's oogled a few other women, he really does love his wife, Jane.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: His wife Jane is a redhead; coincidentally George is one too.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice got higher and goofier in the 80's revival and movie.

His boy, Elroy...

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Elroy Jetson, the only son and youngest child of the family.

Voiced by: Daws Butler (1963-1988), Patric Zimmerman (1988-1990), Trevor Devall (2015-)

  • The Ace: Good grades, a genius with technology, and he's also quite the athlete.
  • The All-American Boy: A futuristic version of the same.
  • Child Prodigy: He excels at space science and mathematics at an elementary school educational level, no less. In the '80s episodes, he develops a program to debug R.U.D.I., wins a science fair, develops an electronic dog trainer, and invents a device that can accelerate evolution, temporarily turning Astro into a genius.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's gifted with technology having built several robots and gadgets throughout the show's run.
  • Nice Guy: He is a mild mannered and good child.

Daughter, Judy...

Voiced by: Janet Waldo (1963-1990), Tiffany (1988), Danica McKellar (2015-)

Judith "Judy" Angela Jetson is the sixteen-year-old daughter of George and Jane Jetson who acts just like a normal teenage girl only with more futuristic tastes.

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  • Alliterative Name: Judith "Judy" Jetson.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her default outfit shows off a little bit of the belly.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: She usually acts much like a typical rebellious American teenage daughter whose interests include clothes, hanging out with boys, and revealing secrets to her diary.
  • Fangirl: Judy is very fond of a futuristic rock singer named "Jet Screamer".
  • Girly Girl: She enjoys shopping, boys, and fashions.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: She's obsessed with boys, to the point where George often feels uncomfortable.
  • Leitmotif: Represented in the theme song by a wild jazz trumpet solo, courtesy of Pete Candoli.
  • Mystical White Hair: She has white hair and is an attractive teenager.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Judy is this for no boy in particular. Often, the object of her affections will be some famous rock star, whom she inevitably meets and then forgets about by the next episode.
  • Strong Family Resemblance : She actually does look like her mother.

Jane, his wife...

Voiced by: Penny Singleton (1963-1990), Grey DeLisle Griffin (2006-present)
The matriarch of the Jetson Family. She is the wife of George and the mother of Judy and Elroy Jetson.

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  • Drives Like Crazy: She has terrible driving skills, turning her driving instructor, a gangster and her husband into nervous wrecks ("Jane's Driving Lesson").
  • Mama Bear: She is quite protective of her family and she can be angered whenever they are threatened.
  • Nice Girl: She's sweet, motherly, and tries to be kind to everyone. Though she has her limits.

Montague Jetson

Voiced by: Howard Morris

George's 110-year old grandfather and the great-grandfather of Elroy and Judy.

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  • Cool Old Guy: He's still an active daredevil at 110 years old, and even fills in as Judy's partner at the father-daughter dance to spare her the embarrassment of dancing with her dad.

Astro

Voiced by: Don Messick (1963-1990), Frank Welker (2015-)
Astro is the family dog.

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  • Berserk Button: Don't lay a finger on George or Elroy; he'll make you regret it.
  • Dogs Are Dumb: He can talk, but it doesn't mean he's too bright.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He does get George hurt through his own stupidity as shown in the ending credits, but he means well.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: "Roh roy, Rorge!" Depending on how you look at it, Astro is either the forerunner of Scooby-Doo in this regard, or a futuristic descendant of the same. Much like Scooby, this characteristic is subtly dropped around the 80s revival, notably during The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones. Though it is brought back for The Movie.
  • Talking Animal: Although most of what he says starts with an R.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: In "Millionaire Astro", J.P. Gottrockets' attorney tells the family that Tralfaz is the real name of the dog the Jetsons call Astro:
    Astro: "Tralfaz"? Yecch!

Rosie, the Robot Maid

Voiced by: Jean Vander Pyle (1963-1990), Tress MacNeille (2008-present)

She may be "only nuts & bolts," but she's loved like a member of the family all the same.

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Orbitty

A little alien first introduced in "Elroy Meets Orbitty" and a pet of the family.

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  • Amusing Alien: He does wacky things like hang from the ceiling.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Or fur, rather. His fur changes colour depending on his mood (e.g. yellow for fear and pink for affection).
  • Mr Fix It: He can repair electronic devices.
  • Pet Baby Wild Animal: He was adopted by Elroy after having just hatched out of the egg he found on an asteroid. A rare example where the animal stays.
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Cosmo Spacely

Voiced by: Mel Blanc (1963-1989), Jeff Bergman (1989 onward)

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  • Adaptational Villainy: While he was usually portrayed as a Mean Boss to George in the series, in The Movie he veers into straightforward Corrupt Corporate Executive territory, without almost any of his redeeming qualities of the series.
  • Big Bad: While he isn't exactly a bad man, he is often the main antagonist of George in many chapters and plots focused in him. And effectively he is the main antagonist of The Movie.
  • Catchphrase: "Jetsoooooooooon!! Youuuuuuuuuuuu're Fiired!"
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Shows shades of this in the main series. He's greedy and has fired George, at least once an episode. Veers straightly in this territory in The Movie: he is knowingly destroying an alien colony for raw materials...
  • George Jetson Job Security: He frequently fires the Trope Namer, only for George to get his job back later.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: His temper goes off once an episode.
  • Henpecked Husband: To his wife Stella.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be harsh towards his employees, especially George, but he cares for them too.
  • Large Ham: Especially when he's about to fire George.
  • Mean Boss: The most iconic example in media. He's often like this to George.
  • Never My Fault: Mr. Spacely sometimes fires George for incidents that were caused by Spacely himself.
  • The Napoleon: For his size, he has a huge temper.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Mr. Spacely's wife towers over him.
  • Vocal Evolution: He sounds almost unrecognisably soft spoken at the start of the original series. Mel Blanc gave him a more gravelly bellow as the series continued, especially in the 80s revival, by which point you'd wonder if Yosemite Sam were one of his ancestors.

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