The Best Episodes of The Jetsons
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2019
The Jetsons is an animated sitcom that was produced by Hanna-Barbera. It was Hanna-Barbera’s Space Age counterpart to The Flintstones, a half-hour family sitcom projecting contemporary American culture and lifestyle into another time period. The Jetsons live in a futuristic utopia in the year 2062 of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.
#1 - Instant Replay
Season 2 - Episode 13
George meets a scientist who has invented Replayola, a device that enables a person to change bad moments of life to good ones. George buys it from him and immediately uses it to be a good public speaker, make the family rich, and even make a run for President. But when an old boyfriend of Jane's gets into the picture, jealous George decides to erase the moment they kissed. But this turned out to be on his wedding day and as a result, he has no family. Will George be willing to give up his riches and power to get them back?
#2 - Judy's Birthday Surprise
Season 2 - Episode 30
Judy tells her talking lips diary of the events of the week before her birthday on Sat. expecting her parents to throw her a surprise birthday party. Curley Quasar helps her when her space car breaks down when no one else will help her. Then she avoids him the rest of the week thinking he isn't one of the in-crowd. On Sat. thinking everyone has forgotten Curley comes over with a gift for her & she changes her mind about him.
#4 - Dog Daze Afternoon
Season 2 - Episode 19
George and Jane accompany Mr. Spacely to a business convention where they hope to show off the company's lastest invention, the E.X.I.T. (EXecutive Instant Teleporter). Meanwhile, Judy is in charge of the household as Elroy tests his own invention, a dog trainer, in hopes of earning money helping the neighborhood dogs to better behave themselves. But a mixup of program discs causes near disasterous results on both sides that could lead to George's firing and Elroy having to look for all the missing dogs.
#5 - Miss Solar System
Season 1 - Episode 20
Jane decides to enter the Miss Solar System contest without George knowing. However, Spacely Sprockets is sponsoring the contest. George & Mr. Spacely are judges, but Mrs. Spacely removes her husband from the judges' stand & George is the ""Mystery Judge"".
#6 - Elroy Meets Orbitty
Season 2 - Episode 27
On a field trip to mars Elroy picks up a remarkable looking stone and takes it home. It turns out to be the egg of a rare pet. The Jetsons decide to keep the pet and call it Orbitty. Orbitty turns all kinds of colors to show his emotions. He can fix machines unlike a gremlin who usually sabotages them. He also has spring-like legs, enabling him to bounce, and has plunger-like legs that makes him stick to many surfaces. He often uses them to hang from the ceiling.
#7 - S'no Relative
Season 2 - Episode 12
Two scientists remove a block of ice holding an alien creature from a frozen planet. Upon returning to Earth, it slips from their grasp and thaws out on the Jetsons' barbecue. They believe him to be their alien cousin who's arriving for a visit. The scientists then realize they have to return the alien to his homeworld before his people realize he's missing and a resulting war will break out.
#8 - Jane's Driving Lesson
Season 1 - Episode 18
Jane gets fed up with public transportation and decides to take driving lessons. After all, Elroy can get a learner's permit when he's 8 years old, so Jane should be able to get driving lessons, can't she? Her talents scare the teacher so much, he goes back hunting wild lions again. Accidentally Jane thinks she's got a new instructor while that persons turns out to be a crook on the run ...
#9 - The Cosmic Courtship of George and Jane
Season 2 - Episode 10
It's George and Jane's wedding anniversary. Yet George forgets and Jane throws a fit. Afterward, they recap to the kids how they got together. Later, when watching a news report, they found out that the man that married them was a fraud. So they decide to go to Las Venus to renew their vows (Legally, this time).
#10 - Solar Snoops
Season 2 - Episode 29
An unknown package delivered to Spacely Sprockets contains a robot sentry dog named "Sentro", and Spacely decides to use it to guard his "Chocolate Microchip Cookie". However, the "Galactic Sneak"—a spy for Cogswell Cogs—has pulled a Trojan-Horse–type move by hiding inside Sentro's body to infiltrate Spacely's plant. When he and Sentro steal the prototype Microchip Cookie, it's up to George Jetson—who discovers a want-ad in the news for an executive secretary for Cogswell Cogs—to become "Georgina Jetstream", infiltrate Cogswell Cogs, and get Spacely's cookie back.
#11 - To Tell the Truth
Season 2 - Episode 21
After having Elroy confess to breaking Jane's favorite vase, George winds up in a situation where he escorts a beautiful actress hired to sponsor Spacely Sprockets onboard a space flight, which takes off with him still onboard the ship, and having to get home late via a travelling space circus. Will Jane buy George's wild story?
#12 - Future Tense
Season 2 - Episode 15
In an alien shopping gallery, Jane Jetson unwittingly buys sunglasses that allow whoever's wearing them to see into the near future. When George Jetson finds this out, he decides to take his wife to the space-horse races, to make a little extra money off of Jane's ability to see which space-horse will come in first. Will George's idea succeed, or is he playing with fire?
#13 - Far-Out Father
Season 2 - Episode 8
Elroy is worried about his homework assignment in which he has to show a video of his father at work. He fears George won't be impressive to his classmates as the other fathers. Meanwhile, Astro is lovesick for the new neighbor's poodle.
#14 - The Wrong Stuff
Season 2 - Episode 16
After winning a school science contest, Elroy is invited with the family to view a space shuttle launch. But he gets more than he bargains for when he and Astro get aboard the shuttle and get launched into deep space. They're able to return to Earth, but are significantly changed in an unexpected way.
#15 - The Mirrormorph
Season 2 - Episode 36
A Mercurian Mirrormorph that was supposed to be delivered to the local scientific institute winds up going to the Jetsons' residence instead and causes all sorts of trouble as it messes up Judy's date and gets George fired as it has the ability to impersonate anyone who touches it. But if the same person holds it for more than 10 seconds, it could end up multiplying out of control and overrunning Orbit City!
#17 - Astro's Big Moment
Season 2 - Episode 9
Mr. Spacely assigns George to be the judge for the annual dog show. But this leads to a very stressful situation for him as his family wants him to make Astro the winner, as well as the boss wanting him to insure his wife's poodle comes out on top, and even a mobster gets into the act by making George choose his mutt as the top dog. What choice will George make?
#18 - Private Property
Season 1 - Episode 21
A new building is built next to Spacely's company. The owner of the new plant turns out to be Cogswell and George finds out the new building is 6 inches over Spacely's property. Spacely makes Cogswell walk on his hands and knees, Jetson is promoted. That is until it turns out Spacely's existing building is actually 6' over Cogswell's ground ...
#19 - Robot's Revenge
Season 2 - Episode 20
A disgruntled robot gets fired from yet another job--this time at a gym where George is a member as a result of his usual incompetence. As payback, the robot issues a code red in which all machines turn against George. And the timing couldn't be worse as Jane's great aunt visits when the family believes she'll be leaving an inheritance.
#20 - A Jetson Christmas Carol
Season 2 - Episode 18
In a take-off of Charles Dickens "The Christmas Carol," Mr. Spacely is being so greedy and selfish that he would even make Ebenezer Scrooge blush. On Christmas Eve, he's first haunted by his former (ghostly partner) Jacob Marsley (a blue humanoid alien who's now wrapped up in mummy bandages.) Jacob Marsley warns Mr. Spacely about the consequences of being greedy. Mr. Spacely is too full of himself to take Marsley seriously, so now he's going to be visited by (what a surprise, not!) three more spirits. First up is the Ghost of Christmas Past (A giant floating robotic head.) Second is the Ghost of Christmas Present, who literally looks like a Christmas present! Finally, the Ghost of Christmas Future (a tall, speechless mega-computer) appears and finally knocks some sense into Spacely. Spacely takes the true meaning of Christmas spirit to heart by showering gifts and presents on the Jetson's family, and everybody (predictably) lives happily ever after.
#22 - Father/Daughter Dance
Season 3 - Episode 5
The annual father/daughter dance means embarrassment for Judy so she fakes the 48 hour flu. Still Jane promises that this year will not be the disgrace from last year because dad is taking dancing lessons. Using a super sniffer the kids try to find their father to peek at one of his lessons.
#24 - Wedding Bells for Rosie
Season 3 - Episode 7
Rosie falls in love with the robot of the janitor. To get a 'green card' for that robot they need to get married. But can robots get married?
#25 - Spacely for a Day
Season 3 - Episode 10
A medical test shows that George is more suited to be president of the company than Spacely himself. That is: after Elroy finds out Spacely distracted George during the test on purpose so he could pay him less salary. Elroy forces the score and George is executive for 2 weeks. Will George behave or will power raise to his head? Mr. Cogswell tries to put Spacely out of business when George is in charge for two weeks.