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References to The Jetsons in other media.

Comic Books
  • The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis: In a commercial starring Malfunctioning Eddie and Gil, the latter shows a few sci-fi vehicles, one of them being George Jetson's flying car (except it's red instead of green).

Films — Live-Action

  • The Terminator: Sarah Connor wears a Jetsons T-shirt during the scene where she's answering a phone call from Matt (who is dating Sarah's roommate, Ginger).
  • The Cable Guy: One of Chip's past aliases was George Jetson.
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022): A man cosplays as George Jetson at Fan Con.
  • Steve Jobs: Jobs' daughter Lisa ends a The Reason You Suck speech by telling him his new computer that he's about to launch looks like "Judy Jetson's bake oven".


  • In Being Bindy, Bindy watches Kyle and Janey play video games because the only thing on TV is The Jetsons, which she thinks is boring.

Live-Action TV

  • Angel: In "Dead End", Angel comments he thought the world would be similar to The Jetsons by the 2000's.
  • Friends: In one episode, during an argument between Phoebe and her twin sister Ursula, Phoebe brings up a childhood dispute they had over a Judy Jetson thermos.
  • The George Lopez Show: In "Leave It to Lopez", George dreams he's in an episode of The Jetsons with himself as George Jetson, Angie as Jane, Carmen as Judy, Max as Elroy, and Ernie as Mr. Spacely.
  • Malcolm in the Middle: In "Malcolm Babysits", Hal mentions a list of evil robots, including "Westworld, Terminator, that creepy maid from The Jetsons...".
  • Gilmore Girls: In "Introducing Lorelai Planetarium", Lorelai objects to getting a flat-screen TV:
    Lorelai: It's so "meet George Jetson, his boy, Elroy" — Leroy?
    Christopher: Elroy.
  • In Living Color!: A skit featuring Jim Carrey as Ross Perot (who at the time was running for President against George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton) has him invading multiple channels demanding equal airtime and at one point he appears in a stand up comedy show:
    Carrey!Ross: I'm still here! Say folks, you ever notice how there's no Blacks, no Jews, no Puerto Ricans on The Jetsons? Future looks pretty bright, don't it?
    *Audience members boo him and throw popcorn at him*
  • Saved by the Bell: In "Cream For A Day", Jessie and Lisa try to lure Kelly, who's insecure about a pimple, out of her bathroom by lying about a new George Michael music video where he's in bikini briefs only for her to rush out and see that it's George Jetson on TV.

Professional Wrestling

  • Chris Jericho mocked Crash Holly by nicknaming him Elroy, since he did somewhat resemble Elroy Jetson. This led to the fans constantly calling him Elroy and Jim Ross even called him that a few times.

Video Games

Web Comics

  • In a rare post-series, non April Fools Day Shortpacked! comic, Robin and Amber discuss how, since George was canonically born August 27, 2022, that meant that in the week the comic was posted, Thanksgiving Week 2021, somewhere out in the world George's mother was getting laid.
    Robin: Could be any one of us.
    Amber: I mean, sure, if your surname's Jetson.
    Mike: "Jetson" is actually my middle name, passed down from my great-grandfather.
    Amber: [tosses aside her clipboard with a lusty look on her face] Okay, let's do this.

Web Video

Western Animation

  • Action League NOW!: In "Tune-up of Terror", Hodge Podge plants a remote control device in the Action Mobile to frame Meltman for bad driving. When Meltman is unable to get the Action Mobile under control, he says, "Jane, stop this crazy thing!"
  • Animaniacs (1993):
    • In "Bumbie's Mom", Slappy mentions that her friend Vina Walleen used to date George Jetson.
    • In "Space Probed", the Warners leave an alien scientist on a fast treadmill, and he calls for an alien version of Jane to turn it off.
  • The Backyardigans: The Jetsons' doorbell sound effect, minus the first note, is featured in the episode "The Big Dipper Diner".
  • Clarence: "Pilot Expansion" ends with an elderly Clarence with robotic legs jogging on a treadmill, followed by him getting unattached from them and, like George, ending up going backward on the treadmill and shouting "Jeff, stop this crazy thing!"
  • Dexter's Laboratory: In "Beard to be Feared", Dexter walks past both Fred Flintstone and George Jetson.
  • The Fairly OddParents!: In Channel Chasers, one of the TV shows Timmy ends up in is The Futurellis.
  • Family Guy
    • In "Brian in Love", the family watches an episode of The Jetsons where George finally confronts Jane on not helping him out on the treadmill.
    • In "From Method to Madness", an adult Elroy leaves the Drunken Clam to visit Astro's grave, and he gets in a taxi driven by Bamm-Bamm Rubble.
    • In "Meet the Quagmires", the opening sequence plays as normal until George stops Jane from swiping his money and sends her down without her pod in revenge. Incidentally, the scene is animated exactly like the show instead of in the normal Family Guy style. A later scene shows Jane falling to her death in front of Peter and Brian, allowing them a chance to ask the Grim Reaper to send them to the past so they can undo the changes to the timeline.
  • On Futurama, Rosie is one of the patients at a robot insane asylum.
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
    • In "Shaggy Busted", George is seen in jail, talking with his family during visiting hours.
    • In "The Devlin Made Me Do It", Potamus is putting suggestive pictures of Jane Jetson into a shredder.
    • In "Back to the Present", the Jetsons go back in time (from the far off year of 2002... to 2004) to sue the Earth for its pollution forcing them to live in high-rise apartments.
  • King of the Hill: in "Glen Peggy Glen Ross", Peggy asks Hank and Bobby who has the world record for being fired the most times, and Bobby replies that it's George Jetson.
  • The Muppet Babies (1984) episode, "Muppet Babies: The Next Generation" spoofs several space-themed films and TV shows, including The Jetsons. The equivalent here is The Spacetons, with Baby Kermit spoofing George Jetson, Baby Miss Piggy spoofing Jane, and Baby Rowlf as "Rowlfo the Dog" (the equivalent to Astro).
  • The signature song of Phineas and Ferb is "Gitchee Gitchee Goo", whose chorus is "Gitchee gitchee goo means that I love you!" Co-creator Dan Povenmire confirmed on his TikTok page that the song was mainly inspired by "Eep, Opp, Ork, Ah-ah!" from "A Date with Jet Screamer".
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998): George Jetson appears as a background character in "Major Competition", "Mime for a Change" and "Get Back, Jojo".
  • The PJs: In "The Preacher's Wife", when Thurgood rides the Ball of Death, at one point, he shouts "Jesus, stop this crazy thing!"
  • Robot Chicken
    • A sketch from "Kiddie Pool" features Unsolved Case Files investigating the murder of George Jetson.
    • A short sketch from "The Ramblings of Maurice" features George opening the wrong briefcase at a meeting.
    • A sketch from "Robot Fight Accident" features Elroy bringing home a strange alien egg.
  • Rugrats (1991): In "Superhero Chuckie", Didi shouts "Stu! Stop this crazy thing!" when her exercise machine is set to HIGH.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Lisa's Wedding", future Homer's work shirt is modeled after George Jetson's.
    • The Couch Gag for "All Singing, All Dancing" features Homer getting swept away by a treadmill. ("Marge, stop this crazy thing!")
    • In "Homer to the Max", after the Homer Simpson character on Police Cops is retooled from suave and competent to a Fat Idiot, his stupidity causes his boss to yell out "Simp-SON!" much like how Mr. Spacely yells at Jetson.
    • In "Children of a Lesser Clod", Homer, while high on morphine, explains that he got an injured he from playing basketball in space and getting hit in the knee by George's car, making him shout "Jet-SON!".
    • In "My Big Fat Geek Wedding", Lenny cosplays as George Jetson while attending Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con.
    • Homer's dream at the very start of "My Fare Lady" is a spoof of the opening sequence.
  • Velma: A teaser shows Velma Dinkley writing a complaint to HBO Max about them making an origin story for Judy Jetson.