Do you remember The Jetsons? This is one of my favorite cartoons. Today is the 50th anniversary of the show which debuted on ABC September 23, 1962. It happened to also be the first show broadcast in color on ABC. The space age show was set in the year 2062. Do you think we will have a world like the Jetsons in just another 50 years? That would be in my lifetime (hopefully) and I would love it!
Rosie the Robot is a favorite of mine from The Jetsons. Can you imagine having a robot like that to work around the house? I sure can, it would be heaven! Interestingly, Rosie is 45 years old which means she is a 2017 model robot – that is just 5 years from now! Sweet!
For me the memories of The Jetsons is really about the gadgets and lifestyle they live more than the story lines. I only remember bits and pieces of a few story lines as I sit here and try to think about it. What stands out are the little bytes (pun intended) of technology. The machine that they went thru in the morning to shower and get dressed, the sound of their flying cars, the dog walk, the elevators into their apartment, the people movers everywhere (yes I love them at the airports already), the self-folding bed, and let us not forget how easily Jane was able to cook dinner with just a push of a button and in second the meal would appear. While I enjoy cooking often, for those days when no one wants to cook that would be awesome!
Did you grow up watching The Jetsons? Or do you still watch it now (it is on Cartoon Network and Boomerang and on DVD)? What is your favorite memory of The Jetsons?
Photos via Wikipedia.
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