Millionaire Astro

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Millionaire Astro
Network ABC
Premiere date January 6, 1963
Starring George O'Hanlon
Penny Singleton
Daws Butler
Janet Waldo
Don Messick
Hal Smith
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Tony Benedict
Director(s) William Hanna
Voice director(s) Joseph Barbera
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"Millionaire Astro" is the fifteenth episode of The Jetsons season one. It aired on January 6, 1963 on ABC. It was written by Tony Benedict, and produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of the series and the founders of Hanna-Barbera Productions.

A rich man claims to be Astro's legal owner, forcing the Jetsons to go up against him in court for ownership.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Astro Don Messick
Gatekeeper Daws Butler
George Jetson George O'Hanlon
Miss Rivets Unavailable
Jane Jetson Penny Singleton
Elroy Jetson Daws Butler
Judy Jetson Janet Waldo
Withers Daws Butler
J.P. Gottrockets Hal Smith
Perry Spacen Unavailable
Judge Daws Butler
Dogcatcher Don Messick




  • Jury-Vac (voiced by Don Messick)
  • Photo of Jetsons


  • Flying cars





When The Jetsons originally aired, no title cards were present. They were only added when the series was revived in the 1980s, 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

  • This episode elaborates on how Elroy found Astro in "The Coming of Astro," which only showed Elroy arriving with Astro at the apartment.
  • George's workday ends at 3 pm (although Spacely is always calling him to do something that is clearly outside of 3 pm).
  • This is the first time in an episode (outside of the closing credits) that George yells "Jane, stop this crazy thing" in reference to the automatic dog walker he gets trapped on.
  • Astro is described as being 5'9" and 115 pounds.
  • Astro's real name before living with the Jetsons was apparently Tralfaz.
  • Perry Spacen is a reference to the TV character Perry Mason.


  • It's unclear if Gottrocks was the real owner of Astro, because Astro didn't recognize him and didn't acknowledge that Tralfaz was his real name. It may be because Gottrocks possibly confused him with another dog, or that Astro acted ignorant because he didn't like the name.
  • Despite being called J.P., the front entrance of his estate says "G.P. Gottrockets."

Marketing and promotion

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アストロの涙 Astro's Tears

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