The Coming of Astro
|The Coming of Astro|
|Premiere date:||October 14, 1962|
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
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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.
In order of appearance:
- The Moon
- 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: October 14, 1962 on ABC
Behind the scenes
- This is one of the rare occasions where George is at work, without Mr. Spacely appearing.
- How Elroy met Astro is revealed in "Millionaire Astro."
- The televiewer may or may not be the visaphone.
In other languages
- In the United States:
- May 11, 2004: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons: The Complete First Season 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:
- August 24, 2017: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania on DVD.