The Space Car
|The Space Car|
|Premiere date:||October 7, 1962|
Jean Vander Pyl
|Music composed by:||Hoyt Curtin|
|Writers:||Barry E. Blitzer|
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"The Space Car" is the third episode of The Jetsons season one. It aired on October 7, 1962 on ABC. It was written by Barry E. Blitzer and produced and directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of the series and the founders of Hanna-Barbera Productions.
A mix-up causes George and Jane to get into the identical flying car of the bank robber, Knuckles Nuclear.
George: Elroy! I told you not to fly in the house. Just look at that wall.
Elroy: It's okay, Pop. I'm wearing my crash helmet.
George: And why weren't you at school?
Elroy: Because it's Saturday.
George: S-Saturday? Now what am I doing up so early if it's Saturday?
Elroy: Well, you said that today's the day you're going to buy a new car, Pop!
Judy: Why, Daddy! When did you learn to cook?
George: When I was a Boy Rocket scout, one of our tykes was in charge of the frozen dinners, and-
Jane: George, you're still in charge of the frozen dinners. Your food isn't cooked.
Elroy: Pop didn't set the timer!
Judy: It's okay. I'm on a diet, anyhow.
George: Y'know, I feel like we just attended a board meating!
Jane: Don't be ridiculous, George. Why must be husbands always make fun their wives driving?
George: It helps to hold down the panic.
Jane: Well, if that's the way you feel about it, here. You take over it.
In order of appearance:
- 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 7, 1962 on ABC
Behind the scenes
- When talking through the visaphone, Jane still has to tell George it's her, but this may have be done as a joke more than anything else.
In other languages
|Japanese||パパの大手柄||Daddy's Major Pattern|
- In the United Kingdom and Ireland:
- In the United States:
- May 11, 2004: Warner Home Video releases The Jetsons: The Complete First Season on DVD.
- May 26, 2009: Warner Home Video releases Saturday Morning Cartoons: 1970s Volume 1 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.