The Wrong Stuff

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The Wrong Stuff
Premiere date: November 5, 1985
Run time: 22:03
Starring: George O'Hanlon
Penny Singleton
Daws Butler
Janet Waldo
Don Messick
Jean Vander Pyl
Frank Welker
Mel Blanc
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writers: Barry E. Blitzer
Directors: Gordon Hunt (voices)
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'"The Wrong Stuff" is the twenty-ninth episode of The Jetsons season two, and the fifty-first overall. It aired on November 5, 1985 in syndicated markets that featured The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera programming blocks. It was written by Barry E. Blitzer, and directed by Art Davis, Oscar Dufau, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora, Alan Zaslove, and Gordon Hunt.

Elroy becomes a celebrity after he and Astro accidentally board a rocket, which is programmed to land back to Earth in five years. However, due to interference with a black hole, they return quicker than expected, with some surprising results.

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Memorable quotes


Character debut Speaking debut Ep. debut No lines Mentioned

In order of appearance:

Character Actor
Elroy Jetson Daws Butler
George Jetson George O'Hanlon
Jane Jetson Penny Singleton
Judy Jetson Janet Waldo
Astro Don Messick
Mr. Spacely Mel Blanc
Humanoids Unavailable
John Glenn
Ham the Chimp
Ham the Chimp's great-great-great grandson Unavailable
Doctor Fritz Farout Unavailable
Colonel Chuck Upchuck Unavailable
Rosie Jean Vander Pyl
Orbitty Frank Welker
Marsha Meteorite Unavailable
Doctor Unavailable
Rip Van Wrinkle





  • Flying cars





The music was composed and conducted by Hoyt Curtin.


Dates are in order of release:

  • United States: November 5, 1985 in syndication

Behind the scenes

  • Elroy turns nine in this episode.
  • George breaks the fourth wall at the end of the episode, telling the audience that they save Elroy and Astro just in time.


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