Orbit City

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Orbit City
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Planet Earth
Continent North America
Country United States
First appearance TJ: "Rosey the Robot" (1962)

Orbit City is a futuristic metropolis and the central location of the Jetsons animated franchise. The American city is located on planet Earth in the year 2062, and is populated by humans with the usual assistance of robots and whimsical gadgets. One of the main features of the city are its buildings, which are built on columns that allow them to be elevated above the sky. It is where the Jetsons live.


TV series






When Captain Planet and the Planeteers moved from DIC to Hanna-Barbera, it led to references to the latter studio's previous shows, such as The Jetsons in "Who's Running the Show?," when one of the sets at Lerner Communicatons resembled Orbit City.

In popular culture

Main article: List of pop culture references to Jetsons
  • In the George Lopez episode "Leave It to Lopez," George Lopez has a bad dream wherein he and his family are portrayed as the Jetsons who live in Skypad Apartments in Orbit City.
  • In the Teen Titans Go! episode "Serious Business," mankind was primitive until the first toilet was made, with the worlds of Flintstones and Jetsons representing the before and after.
  • Orbit City is listed on a screen above the lever Pete uses to send LeBron James to Tune World in the film Space Jam: A New Legacy.

The Simpsons

Main article: The Simpsons
  • "Postcards from the Wedge:" Bart's class watches an educational short film loosely based on the futuristic setting of The Jetsons, featuring a similar family, buildings, robots teaching at school, and cars that have glass dome canopies and make the same kind of whooshing sound while moving.
  • "Replaceable You:" As the robopets are roaming through town, they stop to watch TVs on display, with The Jetsons playing on it. On it, Rosie explains to George that if she doesn't get her green card (implying that Rosie is an immigrant), she'll be turned back into a washing machine. Spaceship-like cars fly around their Googie-influenced deco house.
  • "My Fare Lady:" There are two opening sequences, with the second being a parody of the opening sequence to The Jetsons. Bart is sent to Spacefield Elementary, and Marge goes to a futuristic shopping mall.