Rosey the Robot

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For the character herself, see Rosie.
Rosey the Robot
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Network ABC
Premiere date September 23, 1962
Starring George O'Hanlon
Penny Singleton
Daws Butler
Janet Waldo
Jean Vander Pyl
Mel Blanc
Howard Morris
Don Messick
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Larry Markes
Director(s) William Hanna
Voice director(s) Joseph Barbera
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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.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Jet Jackwash Howard Morris
Jane Jetson Penny Singleton
Judy Jetson Janet Waldo
George Jetson George O'Hanlon
Elroy Jetson Daws Butler
George's mother
Jane's mother Jean Vander Pyl
Secretary Jean Vander Pyl
Cosmo Spacely Mel Blanc
Mrs. Spacely Jean Vander Pyl
Sales clerk Don Messick
Agnes Jean Vander Pyl
Mr. Chips
Blanche Jean Vander Pyl
Rosie Jean Vander Pyl
Jimmy Mel Blanc





  • Space cars



TV Guide's ad for the first episode.



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:

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 can't go swimming after school, the former has long purple sleeves.

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロボットお手伝いさん Robot Nanny

Home availability