TV or Not TV
|TV or Not TV|
|Premiere date:||February 17, 1963|
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
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"TV or Not TV" is the twenty-first episode of The Jetsons season one. It aired on February 17, 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.
George & Astro think they've witnessed a robbery, which is actually from a TV show. They then go on the run, after a shady-talking guy from the TV studio turns up.
In order of appearance:
- The Moon (mentioned)
- Flying 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: February 17, 1963 on ABC
Behind the scenes
- This is the first time a police sergeant is named.
- Space Gems T.V. Productions is a parody of Screen Gems, the original distributors of The Jetsons.
In other languages
|Japanese||恐怖は突然やってくる||Fear Comes Suddenly|
- In the United States:
- May 11, 2004: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons: The Complete First Season 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.