Behold, the man of tomorrow.
|Occupation:||Digital index operator|
|Works for:||Spacely Space Sprockets|
|Goals:||Supporting his family|
Sleep during his work shift
|Father:||Arthur Jetson in DC Comics' The Jetsons|
|Mother:||Rosie Jetson in DC Comics' The Jetsons|
|Marital status:||Husband to Jane Jetson|
|Children:||One daughter, Judy|
One son, Elroy
|First appearance:||TJ: "Rosey the Robot" (1962)|
|Played by:||George O'Hanlon (1962-90)|
Jeff Bergman (since 1990)
Wally Wingert (2004)
Jetsons: The Movie
George is a middle-class family man from 2062, who works at a manufacturing plant called Spacely Space Sprockets that makes sprockets as a digital index operator, meaning that he spends his time sitting and pushing a button. Legally, he's supposed to work an hour a day, two days a week, but this varies greatly due to his boss, Mr. Spacely, tasking George with many other duties that are way out of his job description.
|“||Oh, boy, what a day. I'm getting punchy from punching all these buttons.
― George Jetson, The Jetsons, "The Coming of Astro" (1962)
Physically speaking, George is a rather slim man of average height with short red hair and a large nose. He wears a white long-sleeved shirt, blue pants with a green belt, and white sneakers.
His personality is that of a well-meaning and caring father. However, he is also a man who gets stressed out by many problems; usually from his work with Mr. Spacely and with his family's needs. George gets very bored with his job fast, and often complains about the heavy workload he does. Due to this, he sometimes sleeps in the middle of his work shift than pressing buttons on a computer. His boss, Mr. Spacely, constantly fires George over every reason he could think of, though he quickly hires him back in end.
While he is an honest father, George can be quite bumbling at times, usually as the one who is at the receiving end of slapstick. He sometimes detests giving affection from his pet dog Astro, and is also a little out of touch when it comes to new trends that his kids, Elroy Jetson and Judy, pick on. Despite this, he is a loving parent and goes out of his way to show respect to his family, especially with his wife, Jane. George's most famous catchphrase is "Jane! Stop this crazy thing!", as heard in the end credits of the 1960s episodes. He also utters the phrase "Hooba-dooba-dooba!" or "Hooba-Dooba!" to express wonder or astonishment.
Unlike Fred Flintstone (who is usually paired up with Barney Rubble), George has no real friends outside of his family, except the occasional conversations he has with Henry Orbit, the apartment handyman; and R.U.D.I., the artificial intelligence at Spacely Space Sprockets.
- The Jetsons
- 1.1 "Rosey the Robot"
- 1.2 "A Date with Jet Screamer"
- 1.3 "The Space Car"
- 1.4 "The Coming of Astro"
- 1.5 "Jetson's Nite Out"
- 1.6 "The Good Little Scouts"
- 1.7 "The Flying Suit"
- 1.8 "Rosey's Boyfriend"
- 1.9 "Elroy's TV Show"
- 1.10 "Uniblab"
- 1.11 "A Visit from Grandpa"
- 1.12 "Astro's Top Secret"
- 1.13 "Elroy's Pal"
- 1.14 "Test Pilot"
- 1.15 "Millionaire Astro"
- 1.16 "The Little Man"
- 1.17 "Las Venus"
- 1.18 "Jane's Driving Lesson"
- 1.19 "G.I. Jetson"
- 1.20 "Miss Solar System"
- 1.21 "TV or Not TV"
- 1.22 "Private Property"
- 1.23 "Dude Planet"
- 1.24 "Elroy's Mob"
- 2.1 "Elroy Meets Orbitty"
- 2.2 "Rosie Come Home"
- 2.3 "Solar Snoops"
- 2.4 "Judy's Birthday Surprise"
- 2.5 "SuperGeorge"
- 2.6 "Family Fallout"
- 2.7 "Instant Replay"
- 2.8 "Fugitive Fleas"
- 2.9 "S.M.A.S.H."
- 2.10 "One Strike, You're Out"
- 2.11 "Mother's Day for Rosie"
- 2.12 "S'No Relative"
- 2.13 "Dance Time"
- 2.14 "Judy Takes Off"
- 2.15 "Winner Takes All"
- 2.16 "The Mirrormorph"
- 2.17 "The Cosmic Courtship of George and Jane"
- 2.18 "High Moon"
- 2.19 "Hi-Tech Wreck"
- 2.20 "Little Bundle of Trouble"
- 2.21 "Elroy in Wonderland"
- 2.22 "The Swiss Family Jetson"
- 2.23 "Rip-Off Rosie"
- 2.24 "Fantasy Planet"
- 2.25 "Space Bong"
- 2.26 "Haunted Halloween"
- 2.27 "Astro's Big Moment"
- 2.28 "Jetsons' Millions"
- 2.29 "The Wrong Stuff"
- 2.30 "The Vacation"
- 2.31 "Team Spirit"
- 2.32 "Future Tense"
- 2.33 "Far-Out Father"
- 2.34 "Dog Daze Afternoon"
- 2.35 "Grandpa and the Galactic Goldigger"
- 2.36 "Robot's Revenge"
- 2.37 "To Tell the Truth"
- 2.38 "Boy George"
- 2.39 "Judy's Elopement"
- 2.40 "The Century's Best"
- 2.41 "A Jetson Christmas Carol"
- 3.1 "Crime Games"
- 3.2 "ASTROnomical I.Q."
- 3.3 "9 to 5 to 9"
- 3.4 "Invisibly Yours, George"
- 3.5 "Father/Daughter Dance"
- 3.6 "Clean as a Hound's Tooth"
- 3.7 "Wedding Bells for Rosey"
- 3.8 "The Odd Pod"
- 3.9 "Two Many Georges"
- 3.10 "Spacely for a Day"
- Fantastic Max
- 1.4 "The Big Sleep" (no lines)
- Dexter's Laboratory
- 2.1A "Beard to Be Feared" (no lines)
- The Powerpuff Girls
- Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
- 2.5 "Back to the Present"
- The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
- Rockin' with Judy Jetson
- Jetsons: The Movie
- The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania
- Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration
- The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Awards Show Program Special: Live in Stereo (no lines)
- The Jetsons
- "Everyone" (no lines)
- Come and Learn with Pibby! (no lines)
Theme park rides
- The Jetsons (Gold Key Comics)
- #11 "The Toys from Tomorrow"
- The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera
- The Jetsons (Harvey Comics)
- The Jetsons (Archie Comics)
- Cartoon Network Christmas Spectacular
- #1D "The Last Christmas"
- The Flintstones and the Jetsons
- Scooby-Doo! Team-Up
- #8 "Future Shocked"
- The Jetsons (DC Comics)
Meet George Jetson
In "The Big Sleep," he is caught up in a traffic jam while traveling in space.
George in the Funny Books
George was named and modeled after his voice actor, George O'Hanlon.
- Main article: George Jetson/Gallery
Toys and merchandise
- Main article: George Jetson/Toys
Behind the scenes
- As early as 2019, the birthdate of George Jetson was the subject of debate among fans, factcheckers and journalists. In July 2022, the character resurfaced on social media when fans claimed that his birthday was July 31, 2022. Despite the claim, no official evidence has been found confirming this or any other specific date, although there is some evidence from the show that the year of his birth is 2022.
- In the episode "Test Pilot", when George Jetson was told by Dr. Radius that he “should live to be 150,” he exclaimed that he had “110 good years ahead of me”. George is 40 years old based on this simple exchange.
- According to the season two episode, "The Vacation", his family phone number is Venus-1234.
- While all cameos of George in The Powerpuff Girls are doubtfully him, it is especially sketchy in the episode "Get Back Jojo," where he appears as a stand-in for a parent at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten.
In popular culture
- Although having no part in the actual movie, George, along with Jane and Astro, was featured on the poster of the film D.A.R.Y.L. The inclusion of the family may represent something Daryl is missing out on, while Paramount Pictures may have included it as an Easter egg as they had acquired the rights the same year for what became an undeveloped live-action movie.
- In the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "You Asked for It" ("Duck Out of Luck" segment), when the fighter jets target the King Kong-sized Plucky Duck, one jet shoots anything but actual missiles, such as George.
- In The Ren & Stimpy Show episode "The Big Shot!," Stimpy becomes the co-star of Muddy Mudskipper, where they reenact one of the many chase sequences between Yogi and Ranger Smith, respectively. Muddy tells Stimpy to get his hand out of the picnic basket, while Stimpy spouts out random quotes like "Jane! Stop this crazy thing!"
- In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Interface," there was supposed to be a medical log which featured the stardate from this episode, in which included the name Ensign G. Jetson.
- In the Moesha episode "The Ditch Party," Hakeem calls the Mitchell family the Jetsons, as part of the recurring joke of him referring to the family as popular families, whether they be fake or real. His reason for calling them the Jetsons is that Frank has the same haircut as George.
- In The Fairly OddParents TV movie Channel Chasers (part 1), Timmy zaps himself into the world of The Futurellis, where he meets Tony Futurelli, an Italian-American robot man, who resembles Tony Soprano from HBO's The Sopranos, but is dressed like George. Tony is afflicted with the same accident as George is while taking his dog for a walk on a floating treadmill, who gets distracted by a cat. He screams out, "Maria! Get me off this crazy thing!"
- In the Drawn Together episode "A Tale of Two Cows," he's killed by Live Action Cow alongside his family. What's left of him is seen on the treadmill, in reference to the ending scene from the original series. When the gang passes by, Captain Hero references George's famous line by saying, "We need to stop this crazy thing!"
- In the Gilmore Girls episode "Introducing Lorelei Planetarium," Lorelei quipped that Christopher's new flat screen TV is something out of The Jetsons, even adding, "Meet George Jetson, his boy Elroy," from the theme song.
- George, alongside Jane, Rosie, Judy, and Elroy, appears as posters in the Kanye West music video for "Heartless."
- In the first half of the Mad episode "Total Recall Me Baby/The Asgardians," Douglas Quaid/Hauser jumps across George's spaceship car when he escapes the barbers.
- In the Steven Universe episode "Greg the Babysitter," when Greg and Sour Cream get stuck on the Ferris wheel, he yells for Rose to "get him off this crazy thing."
- For the 2021 Halloween special of Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ryan Seacrest was dressed as George.
- In the Disney+ film Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, there is a cosplayer dressed like George at Fan Con, both inside and outside (who may or may not be the same person).
- Main article: Family Guy
- "Brian in Love:" When George eventually finds his way back inside the house after being left screaming for Jane on the treadmill—with bruises and a torn shirt—he excuses Elroy to leave so he can chastise Jane for not hearing his cries for help. Jane can only apologize, although she is not forgiven. Seth MacFarlane voices George.
- "Meet the Quagmires:" Peter and Brian's tampering with the timeline has caused them to get flying cars, which Brian attributes to Al Gore being in office. The scene then shifts to an authentic take in the opening theme song where George drops off everyone at their destinations, only this time George stops Jane from taking his wallet when she doesn't accept the money he gives her. She says she was just going to buy groceries, but George cries, "Bullcrap!" Immediately after when Peter and Brian discuss how to get Death's attention (who transported them into the past to begin with), Jane's body drops to the ground, with her money falling on top of her dead body and the sound of George's space car swooshing away. Jeff Bergman and Beth Littleford voice George and Jane, respectively.
- The Jetsons: "The Vacation", season 2, episode 30 (1985).
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