Things about The Jetsons you only notice as an adult
In the early 1960s, Americans had a bad case of "future fever." That manifested in things like the futuristic 1964 World's Fair and The Jetsons, a dazzling primetime animated series set in the far-off year of 2062.
After a single season on ABC (1962–63), The Jetsons was canceled, but turned up with new episodes in syndication in 1985, once again delighting and enthralling kids with tales of what the future held. Towering buildings, food pills, sassy robots, and flying cars were life as usual for George Jetson, his boy (Elroy), daughter (Judy), and Jane (his wife). But was The Jetsons really that innocent and progressive? There are some dark and intriguing things a viewer might notice about The Jetsons after acquiring a little of the wisdom (and bitterness) that comes with age.