A Jetson Christmas Carol
|A Jetson Christmas Carol|
|Premiere date:||December 13, 1985|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
|Directors:||Gordon Hunt (voices)|
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'"A Jetson Christmas Carol" is the forty-first and final episode of The Jetsons season two, and the sixty-third overall. It aired on December 13, 1985 in syndicated markets that featured The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera programming blocks. It was written by Marc Paykuss and Barbara Levy, and voice directed by Gordon Hunt.
As a result of showing his dislike of all things Christmas, three ghostly robotic apparitions visit the greedy Spacely to show him the error of his ways, from his past mistakes to what his current mistakes are and how it will affect his future.
In order of appearance:
- Flying cars
The music was composed and conducted by Hoyt Curtin.
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: December 13, 1985 in syndication
Behind the scenes
- As the episode title suggests Spacely's story is a parody of Charles Dickens's novel A Christmas Carol.
- In this episode, technology is so advanced and the kids have become so lazy, that they are being fed and wiped without using their own hands.
- Mooningdale's is a parody of Bloomingdale's.
- Young George is drawn the same way he looked when the Rejuvenex de-aged him in "Boy George."
- Fred and Wilma, from The Flintstones, cameo as fictional characters at the drive-in movie theater, even though two years later they met the Jetsons in the crossover movie, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones.
- Spacely is clearly at least a decade older than George, yet in the flashback, they are about the same age.
- The only excusable reasoning for spirit robots is that it's a dream.
- Mrs. Spacely has gone back and forth between being called Stella and Petunia, but in this episode, she's out of the blue called Starla.
- Even as a flashback, Mrs. Spacely looks awfully differently, from somewhat changed facial features, to brown hair and a tan.
In other languages
- In the United States:
- November 11, 2011: Warner Archive Collection releases The Jetsons: Season 2, Volume 2 on DVD.
- 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.