Rosey the Robot
- For the character herself, see Rosie.
|Rosey the Robot|
|Premiere date:||September 23, 1962|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
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"Rosey the Robot" is the first episode of The Jetsons season one. It aired on September 23, 1962 on ABC. It was written by Larry Markes, and produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of the series and the founders of Hanna-Barbera Productions.
Jane insists that she needs a robot maid. They take in Rosie, whose attitude and expense, put George's job on the line.
In order of appearance:
- The Moon
- Ejector bed
- Instant stretch bikini
- Space boots
- Pineapple upside-down cake
- Public visaphone booth
- Space cars
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 23, 1963 at 7:30 pm on ABC
Behind the scenes
- Rosie was at first spelled "Rosey" for this episode and "Rosey's Boyfriend", until it was changed for subsequent episodes such as "Rosie Come Home" and Jetsons: The Movie.
- "Rosey's Boyfriend" is the only other appearance of Rosie in season one.
- Judy is fifteen in this episode.
- Jane is thirty-three in this episode.
- Elroy is six and a half in this episode.
- Janet Waldo, the voice of Judy, provides audio commentary for this episode on the original first season DVD set and the Blu-ray transfer.
- When Jane says to Judy she couldn't go swimming after school, the former has long purple sleeves.
In other languages
- In the United States:
- May 11, 2004: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons: The Complete First Season on DVD.
- May 21, 2013: Warner Home Video releases Best of Warner Bros. 25 Cartoon Collection: Hanna-Barbera 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: