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Trivia for the series:

  • The Danza: George O'Hanlon as George Jetson.
  • Development Hell: A live action feature film has gone in and out of production since 2001.
  • Edited for Syndication: When the original series was syndicated in the 80's, some episodes had scenes that were cut out for more commercial time or suggestive content deemed inappropriate for the modern era, and the Laugh Track in many of those episodes was removed. These prints ended up being the ones shown on Cartoon Network and Boomerang when the networks aired the series. The DVD and Blu-ray releases, however, have the series uncutnote , except for the Cold Openings, and with the laugh track retained, except on "A Date with Jet Screamer".
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  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: After Warner Bros. released the 1960s episodes on DVD, it took another five years for them to start releasing the '80s seasons on that format, and yet another five years for them to complete that era. Additionally, the latter 2/3 of the revival, including the TV specials The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones and Rockin' with Judy Jetson, became available only through the Warner Archive.
  • Name's the Same: In Latin America, George was renamed Super Sonico, not to be confused with a cheerful, hard working idol singer with the same name.
  • Non-Singing Voice:
    • Jane's rendition of "Won't You Fly Home, Bill Spacely" in "Miss Solar System" was done by B.J. Baker, who also sang Wilma Flintstone's version of "Bill Bailey" in "The Happy Housewife".
    • "Rocking With Judy Jetson" had BJ Ward sing for Judy instead of Janet Waldo.
  • The Other Marty:
    • Lucille Bliss recorded six weeks of dialogue for Elroy before being fired by due to behind the scenes controversy. Daws Butler would voice the character for the series proper.
    • Morey Amsterdam and Pat Carroll were initially cast as George and Judy Jetson, but only recorded one episode before being replaced by George O'Hanlon and Penny Singleton due to sponsor conflicts with the actors' previous commitments (Amsterdam on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Carroll on Make Room for Daddy). Both sued Hanna-Barbera for breach of contract, having been guaranteed the full 24-episode season, but the court ruled in favor of the studio.
    • Janet Waldo recorded her dialogue as Judy for The Jetsons Movie, but was redubbed by pop singer Tiffany (who originally only did the singing) in post production.
  • Recycled Script: The episode "G. I. Jetson" is basically the plot of "Uniblab" in a military setting.
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  • Screwed by the Network: The original series lasted just one season because ABC didn't require affiliates to broadcast the series in color, causing many who did see the series be appalled by the futuristic setting without any color to go with it. It ultimately found success in syndication, which was, for many, the first time people watched the series (and in its original color form, no less).
  • Uncanceled: A little more than two decades later.
  • Vindicated by Reruns: The original ABC run flopped after one season but managed to find huge success on syndication, to the point where many wished ABC rolled out the color television carpet sooner rather than later.
  • What Could Have Been: Hanna-Barbera pitched a Spin-Off to CBS during The '70s, featuring older versions of Judy and Elroy. The network expressed a greater desire for a cartoon about The Partridge Family, resulting in Partridge Family 2200 AD.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Jetsons Wiki, and another Jetsons Wiki.

General trivia

  • On certain episodes of the 80's series, John Kricfalusi was the animation director or layout supervisor. Hallmarks of his style would become more apparent, in his later original creation, The Ren & Stimpy Show.

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