The Coming of Astro

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The Coming of Astro
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Oh, that smarts…
Network ABC
Premiere date October 14, 1962
Starring George O'Hanlon
Penny Singleton
Daws Butler
Janet Waldo
Don Messick
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Tony Benedict
Director(s) William Hanna
Voice director(s) Joseph Barbera
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"The Coming of Astro" is the fourth episode of The Jetsons season one. It aired on October 14, 1962 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 forbids the family from adopting Astro, before buying them a robot dog called 'Lectronimo. But when a burglar breaks in, Astro proves to be the better dog.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Jane Jetson Penny Singleton
Pierre Daws Butler
Judy Jetson Janet Waldo
Elroy Jetson Daws Butler
Astro Don Messick
George Jetson George O'Hanlon
Jane's mother
Pet shop employee Don Messick
'Lectronimo Unavailable
Bat burgler Don Messick
Police officer Unavailable




  • Televiewer


  • 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:

Behind the scenes

  • This is one of the rare occasions where George is at work, without Mr. Spacely appearing.


  • The televiewer may or may not be the visaphone.

Everlasting influence

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アストロ君登場 Astro Appears

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