A Date with Jet Screamer

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A Date with Jet Screamer
Press photograph Judy and Jet.png
Network ABC
Premiere date September 30, 1962
Starring George O'Hanlon
Penny Singleton
Janet Waldo
Daws Butler
Howard Morris
Jean Vander Pyl
Don Messick
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Harvey Bullock
Director(s) William Hanna
Voice director(s) Joseph Barbera
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"A Date with Jet Screamer" is the second episode of The Jetsons season one. It aired on September 30, 1962 on ABC. It was written by Harvey Bullock, and produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of the series and the founders of Hanna-Barbera Productions.

Judy wins a date with teen pop sensation, Jet Screamer, after winning a songwriting contest.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
George Jetson George O'Hanlon
Officer Oranium Daws Butler
Jane Jetson Penny Singleton
Jane's mother Jean Vander Pyl
Jet Screamer Howard Morris
Judy Jetson Janet Waldo
Elroy Jetson Daws Butler
Irving Unavailable
Bobby Don Messick
Jack Star Don Messick
Fats Fanjet N/A
Sonny Solar N/A
Boom-Boom Basil George Jetson
Manager Don Messick
Back-up singers Unavailable





  • Jet's car





When The Jetsons originally aired, no title cards were present. They were only added when the series was revived in 1985, and the original episodes were given title cards for consistency when they were all packaged together for The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera. Notably, they all include Orbitty, who wasn't in the original series.


The music was composed and conducted by Hoyt Curtin.


Dates are in order of release:

Behind the scenes

  • The first season didn't have title cards when it originally aired. The title card comes from when the series was revived in the 1980s for a second season.
  • George reveals his middle initial to be "J."
  • The mentioned Indianapolis 500,000 is a parody of the Indianapolis 500 race.
  • Howard Morris's wild performance of Jet Screamer, encouraged Janet Waldo to get looser with Judy throughout the episode.
  • Morris did the singing separately, but years later couldn't remember singing or even doing the speaking voice of Jet Screamer.
  • Waldo provides audio commentary for this episode on the first season DVD set and the Blu-ray transfer.
  • This episode is also Waldo's personal favorite of the series.


  • While Judy watches Jet perform at the Swivel Lounge live, the Jet Screamer Fan Club is watching from a room that looks identical to the room where Judy and her friends performed the "Solar Swivel" at her house.
  • At the end of the episode, Jane's leggings turn from their normal purple to a more flesh color when talking to Judy.

Everlasting influence

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジュディーのデート Judy's Date

Home availability