G.I. Jetson

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G.I. Jetson
Premiere date: February 3, 1963
Starring: George O'Hanlon
Penny Singleton
Daws Butler
Janet Waldo
Don Messick
Mel Blanc
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer
Directors: William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
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"G.I. Jetson" is the nineteenth episode of The Jetsons season one. It aired on February 3, 1963 on ABC. It was written by Barry E. Blitzer, and produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of the series and the founders of Hanna-Barbera Productions.

George is enrolled in the space guard reserves, where his superiors are his boss, Spacely, and the conniving Uniblab.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
George Jetson George O'Hanlon
Jane Jetson Penny Singleton
Elroy Jetson Daws Butler
Judy Jetson Janet Waldo
Astro Don Messick
Delivery boy Unavailable
Henry Orbit Daws Butler
Henry Orbit's grandfather
Mr. Spacely Mel Blanc
Congressman Flameout
Colonel Countdown Don Messick
Uniblab Don Messick
General McMissile Mel Blanc




  • Flying 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: February 3, 1963 on ABC

Behind the scenes

  • George dealt with Uniblab in the episode, "Uniblab." Both episodes also have Henry Orbit, who helps George tamper with Uniblab to get even; this time he seems to have blown up (off-screen).
    • Uniblab, however, returns in season two, still getting George to gamble at Spacely Space Sprockets, but in a smaller capacity and a lot more tamer.


Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 兵隊さんになったパパ Daddy Becomes a Soldier

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