Thursday, 27 October 2011

Cult Icons: The Jetsons (1962 - 1963 and 1985 - 1987)


Tough call this one. The Flintstones, Wacky Races or the Jetsons as a personal favourite. All are classics in their own right and much loved by this author, but in the end I've gone for the Jetsons mainly because of its retro-futuristic vibe. Amazing to think this was originally aired back in the early sixties and as a kid it painted a picture of how we all thought the future might turn out where we'd all be living in automated apartments on singular columns way up in the clouds, where you went anywhere and everywhere in flying bubble cars, and you had your own personal robot called Rosie who always tidied your room up after you. Retro futures are just so much more fun and 2062 isn't that far off really. Basically just a space aged take on 1950's Americana and family life, the original only lasted for 24 episodes but they were fantastic episodes and when or if the much talked about and optioned movie eventually gets made I'll be first in line. Great cartoon and if I ever get a dog I'm definitely gonna call him Astro..

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I had no idea it only lasted 24 episodes.