A Date with Jet Screamer
|A Date with Jet Screamer|
|Premiere date:||September 30, 1962|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
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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.
In order of appearance:
- Outer space
- Jet Screamer'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:
- United States: September 30, 1962 on ABC
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 performing 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.
- In 1995, the Violet Femmes recorded a cover of "Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah" (which included a music video) for Saturday Morning: Cartoons' Greatest Hits.
- Jet has a non-speaking character in the Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law episode "Guitar Control."
- "Eep Opp, Ork Ah-Ah" appears on the Billboard for the Hot 100 Cartoon Songs in The Cleveland Show episode "Harder, Better, Faster, Browner".
In other languages
- In the United States:
- July 3, 2001: Warner Home Video releases Cartoon Crack-Ups on DVD.
- May 11, 2004: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons: The Complete First Season on DVD.
- March 14, 2017: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania on DVD.
- May 23, 2017: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons: The Complete First Season (Hanna-Barbera Diamond Collection edition) on DVD.
- September 10, 2019: Warner Archive Collection releases The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series on Blu-ray Disc.
- October 13, 2020: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons: The Complete Series (Hanna-Barbera Diamond Collection edition) on DVD.
- June 21, 2022: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons: The Complete Series on DVD.
- In the United Kingdom and Ireland:
- August 24, 2017: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania on DVD.