Friday, January 27, 2012

Alphabe-Thursday, late

Jenny Matlock

IT is that time of the week again, and I had something else in mind for "J" but then I read something, and decided to do something different. (be sure to click above to visit some other wonderful J's!)

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Wikipedia says:

The Jetsons is an animated sitcom that was produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in prime-time from 1962–1963 and again from 1985–1987. It was Hanna-Barbera’s Space Age counterpart to The Flintstones, a half-hour family sitcom projecting contemporary culture and lifestyle into another time period.Reruns can be seen on Boomerang and Cartoon Network once again as of 2012.
While the Flintstones live in a world with machines powered by birds and dinosaurs, the Jetsons live in a futuristic utopia in the year 2062 (or 100 years into the future at the time) of elaborate robotic contraptions, aliens, holograms, and whimsical inventions.
The original incarnation of the series aired on Sunday nights on ABC from September 23, 1962, to March 3, 1963. It comprised 24 episodes, and was re-run on Saturday mornings for decades. At the time of its debut, it was the first program ever to be broadcast in color on ABC-TV; There were only a handful of ABC TV stations that were capable of broadcasting in color in the early 1960s. The Flintstones, while always produced in color, was broadcast in black-and-white for its first two seasons.
The continuing popularity of The Jetsons led to further episodes being produced for syndication between 1985 and 1987.

I picked the JETSONS...because I read how Newt Gingrich is promising a colony on the MOON by 2020!!


anitamombanita said...

heehee...Judy Jetson, June Cleaver...all kinda cut from the same mold, no? As for Newt and the promised moon colony, maybe he can go live on it? ;)

Judie said...

Susan, you hit the Hot Button with me here. And we are to have a colony on the moon WHY????

I suggest that Newt head up that colony just to keep him out of our hair! I'm wonderin' if he'll take Barbie with him.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Your Jetson's post if very timely. I never realized that was the first show broadcast in color.

ike said...

LoL I remember the Jetsons - great :-D xxxxxxxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Loved this as a kid. Always wanted a robot maid like Rosy (still do. LOL) xxD

Jenny said...

Susan! Hi! The Jetson's was my absolutely, totally favorite TV show of my youth!

I loved this post!

I haven't thought of this show in years, but this really took me back!

Thanks for a jewel of a post and thank you for linking to Alphabe-Thursday!