The Century's Best
|The Century's Best|
|Premiere date:||November 29, 1985|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
|Directors:||Gordon Hunt (voices)|
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'"The Century's Best" is the fortieth episode of The Jetsons season two, and the sixty-second overall. It aired on November 29, 1985 in syndicated markets that featured The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera programming blocks. It was written by Mark Young, and voice directed by Gordon Hunt.
After Orbitty gets randomly picked to decide who is the best person to represent the 21st century a thousand years later, each of the Jetson family vie for his attention by recounting to him a favorite moment in their lives.
In order of appearance:
- Haley's Comet Health Haven
- Galactic Expo building
- Flying cars
The music was composed and conducted by Hoyt Curtin.
Dates are in order of release:
- United States: November 29, 1985 in syndication
Behind the scenes
- There are flashbacks to "Elroy Meets Orbitty," "Judy's Birthday Surprise," "The Cosmic Courtship of George and Jane," and "SuperGeorge."
- The Jane Fondue workout is a parody of Jane Fonda's workout.
- Albert Isotope is a parody of Albert Einstein.
- Dolly Perfect is a parody of Dolly Parton.
- Spacely appears in a single flashback from "Judy's Birthday Surprise", but it's from a group "Happy birthday", drowned out by the rest of the cast, so Mel Blanc's voice isn't used.
- When the Jetsons are declared as the best family of the 21st century, the presenter announces them the same way they are announced in the theme song.
- The morning mask in this episode is different from the way it looked in "The Space Car," which realistically matched the wearer's face and included hair, unlike the one in this episode, which is now blue without hair.
In other languages
- In the United States:
- November 11, 2011: Warner Archive Collection releases The Jetsons: Season 2, Volume 2 on DVD.
- 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.