The Good Little Scouts

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The Good Little Scouts
Network ABC
Premiere date October 28, 1962
Starring George O'Hanlon
Penny Singleton
Daws Butler
Janet Waldo
Mel Blanc
Dick Beals
Don Messick
Jean Vander Pyl
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s) Tony Benedict
Director(s) William Hanna
Voice director(s) Joseph Barbera
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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.

Detailed summary

Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Jane Jetson Penny Singleton
Judy Jetson Janet Waldo
Elroy Jetson Daws Butler
George Jetson George O'Hanlon
R.U.D.I. Don Messick
Cosmo Spacely Mel Blanc
Arthur Spacely Dick Beals
Orbit Don Messick
Werner Unavailable
Anode Daws Butler
Orbit's mother Unavailable
Werner's mother Unavailable
Anode's mother Unavailable
Mrs. Spacely Jean Vander Pyl
Lana Luna Unavailable
Moon taxi driver #1 Unavailable
Moon taxi driver #2 Unavailable
Moon garbageman Mel Blanc
Moon ranger Unavailable









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 the first episode not to use space cars.
  • The Moonhattan Tilton Hotel and Lunar Park are parodies of 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.

Critical reception

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 月世界の迷子 Lost Child in the Moon World

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