The Good Little Scouts
|The Good Little Scouts|
|Premiere date:||October 28, 1962|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
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"The Good Little Scouts" is the sixth episode of The Jetsons season one. It aired on October 28, 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 is too busy at work to help Elroy with his Space Cub training, but when his boss's son is in the same troop, he is forced to go on a hiking trip with them to the Moon.
In order of appearance:
- The Moon
- Mercury (mentioned)
- Venus (mentioned)
- Mars (mentioned)
- Spaceway Cafe
- Space Cub manual
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 28, 1962 on ABC
Behind the scenes
- This is the first episode not to use space cars.
- The Moon has parodies of American places such as the Moonhattan Tilton Hotel and Lunar Park in reference to the Hilton Hotel and Central Park, respectively.
- Spacely's middle initial is given as "Q," while in "Jetson's Nite Out", it was "G."
- Mrs. Spacely looks nothing like she did in her previous two appearances.
- When George is about to split them up, there are four troop members, instead of five.
- The plot ending with Arthur being happy about the badges he's earned implies that he didn't like being on the trip, but his mood seemed to vary between being happy and unhappy.
In other languages
|Japanese||月世界の迷子||Lost Child in the Moon World|
- 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.