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‘The Jetsons’ turn 50 today
09.24.2012
10:51 pm

Topics:
Animation
History
Television

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The Jetsons
Hanna-Barbera


 
The Jetsons, Hanna-Barbera’s futuristic flipside to The Flintstones was launched on this date in 1962 as the very first color TV series on the ABC television network (although it was still seen by most of the nation in black and white).

The series was set in 2062, 100 years in the future, meaning that we’re halfway to flying cars as of today!

Below, in the 1962 episode “A Date With Jet Screamer,” teenage daughter Judy Jetson wins a date with an intergalactic teen idol:
 

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