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(Do You Remember)   You know you're old if you can name the six main characters from 'The Jetsons'   ( doyouremember.com) divider line
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2018-02-09 01:55:44 AM  
Well, the last episodes were new in the late 80's, subby, so you'd only have to be in your mid to upper 30's to remember watching them when they were new.  I'm pretty sure it was in syndication after that, so it's not really that ancient.
 
2018-02-09 02:06:09 AM  

davidphogan: Well, the last episodes were new in the late 80's, subby, so you'd only have to be in your mid to upper 30's to remember watching them when they were new.  I'm pretty sure it was in syndication after that, so it's not really that ancient.


Plus Cartoon network. They ran episodes til 2004
 
2018-02-09 02:11:24 AM  

davidphogan: Well, the last episodes were new in the late 80's, subby, so you'd only have to be in your mid to upper 30's to remember watching them when they were new.  I'm pretty sure it was in syndication after that, so it's not really that ancient.


They made some movies and video games well into the 90s. There's a cottage industry established to make people like us in our 30s feel old.

Funny thing is I only really remember Rosie the Robot and Hot Mom Jane. There was a small child by the name of Elrond and some other girl who had white hair for some reason.

I made my dad laugh once when I said that I thought that gaskets were the devices made by Spacely's Sprockets. He said those were technically gears.

/i also thought it was a good thing when you got fired
//so i'd yell at other kids "you're fired!"
//imagine my chagrin when i read The Giver
 
2018-02-09 02:24:14 AM  
Off the top of my head...
George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Astro, Rosie, Mr. Spacely, Cogswell.
 
2018-02-09 02:32:27 AM  

harleyquinnical: Off the top of my head...
George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Astro, Rosie, Mr. Spacely, Cogswell.


There was a time I was really into Hallmark Christmas ornaments.
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2018-02-09 02:37:06 AM  

optikeye: harleyquinnical: Off the top of my head...
George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Astro, Rosie, Mr. Spacely, Cogswell.

There was a time I was really into Hallmark Christmas ornaments.
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You know..it's kinda odd. from the pic up there.
Was rosei...a monopod robot. with a self balancing thingy at one point for balance?
Because that's pretty much like a some robots or vechicles are done today...with one point of contact to the ground and lots of sensors and balancing technology packed in the device/robot segway etc.
 
2018-02-09 02:38:24 AM  
Weren't they sort of a spin-off of The Flintstones via The Great Kazoo's shenanigans with Fred & Barney?

/ Who were likely smoking cigs out by the treadmill
 
2018-02-09 03:10:53 AM  
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What about The Great Space Coaster?
"Shut up Ricky. Just shut up right now. Unless the next words out of your mouth are directions back to the fish skeleton, I'm gonna punch you right in the stomach!"
 
2018-02-09 03:20:47 AM  

CrazyCurt: Weren't they sort of a spin-off of The Flintstones via The Great Kazoo's shenanigans with Fred & Barney?

/ Who were likely smoking cigs out by the treadmill


Yes, The Jetsons were a spin-off of The Flintstones.
 
2018-02-09 03:33:56 AM  
You mean... the characters explicitly named in the fairly catchy theme song that you probably know if you've seen even a single episode of the show ever?

Yeah, really obscure trivia question there, man.
 
2018-02-09 03:38:57 AM  

harleyquinnical: Off the top of my head...
George, Jane, Judy, Elroy, Astro, Rosie, Mr. Spacely, Cogswell.


That's pretty good! ( I only remember 4 of those)

/ Gen-X; I watched the reruns when I was a kid ( late 1970's...)
 
2018-02-09 03:39:51 AM  
There's 8 main characters.
 
2018-02-09 03:40:02 AM  

Jim_Callahan: You mean... the characters explicitly named in the fairly catchy theme song that you probably know if you've seen even a single episode of the show ever?

Yeah, really obscure trivia question there, man.


The theme song only names 4 of the 6.

FFS
 
2018-02-09 03:41:08 AM  

wildcardjack: There's 8 main characters.


Or 8.

My bad.
 
2018-02-09 03:54:46 AM  
Not to age myself, but I remember watching Saturday morning cartoons on a black and white TV in our basement rec room, knocking back a glass of chocolate milk. I also remember being so terrified by the Outer Limits at night, I'd take my Johnny Seven to bed, a la Tony Soprano. lol
 
2018-02-09 04:11:53 AM  

davidphogan: Well, the last episodes were new in the late 80's, subby, so you'd only have to be in your mid to upper 30's to remember watching them when they were new.  I'm pretty sure it was in syndication after that, so it's not really that ancient.


Plus shows like Robot Chicken and the Simpsons bring them up as references
 
2018-02-09 04:12:55 AM  

HedlessChickn: wildcardjack: There's 8 main characters.

Or 8.

My bad.


Is that counting Orbitty?
 
2018-02-09 04:19:13 AM  
Tralfaz
 
2018-02-09 04:44:19 AM  

davidphogan: Well, the last episodes were new in the late 80's, subby, so you'd only have to be in your mid to upper 30's to remember watching them when they were new.  I'm pretty sure it was in syndication after that, so it's not really that ancient.


Yeah, I'm 30 (which I refuse to admit counts as "old," despite my gray hairs) and I could name the characters off the top of my head. It's really not hard to remember most of the names since they're drilled into you in the theme song.
 
2018-02-09 04:47:49 AM  
It's not really a difficult question for anyone who has watched the cartoon, so I don't think age has anything to do with it. As someone mentioned the theme song even mentions most of them. I wasn't even alive when The Honeymooners came out but I know all the main characters from that show.
 
2018-02-09 04:52:58 AM  
How does Mr. Spacely beat out Astro as a main character?
 
2018-02-09 04:53:10 AM  
So what was the name of the building super? Rosie fell in love with an assistant he built, I recall....
 
2018-02-09 05:13:54 AM  
More "You know you're old" cartoon questions:
Who was Ricochet Rabbit's sidekick?
Who was Quick Draw McGraw's alter ego? His sidekick?
What was the name of 8th man's human persona?
Who did Ignatz keep beaning with a brick?
What cartoon introduced Poindexter?
What did Gigantor's control box look like?
There were two different pairs of crows who each had a series of cartoons. Can you name them?
Who was Kimba?
 
2018-02-09 05:16:37 AM  

spaceman375: There were two different pairs of crows who each had a series of cartoons. Can you name them?


if it's what i think you mean, magpies aren't crows.
 
2018-02-09 05:18:01 AM  

casual disregard: HedlessChickn: wildcardjack: There's 8 main characters.

Or 8.

My bad.

Is that counting Orbitty?


Mr Spacely and Cogsworth. They play major parts in various episodes. Probably more screen time than Jane or Judy in the original run.
 
2018-02-09 05:26:07 AM  

CrazyCurt: Weren't they sort of a spin-off of The Flintstones via The Great Kazoo's shenanigans with Fred & Barney?

/ Who were likely smoking cigs out by the treadmill


Ahm . . .
Do The Flintstones and The Jetsons Exist at the SAME Time? - Cartoon Conspiracy (Ep. 6)
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2018-02-09 06:03:33 AM  

firewav: How does Mr. Spacely beat out Astro as a main character?


Because the article was written by a 19-year-old who has never watched an episode?
 
2018-02-09 06:04:54 AM  
Saw the question and, without looking at the article, I guessed George, Judy, Jane, Elroy, Rosie, and Astro.

So is Astro NOT a main character?
 
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2018-02-09 06:13:49 AM  
I misread the headline. I was thinking George, Weezy, Florence, Tom, Helen, and Mr. Bentley.
 
2018-02-09 06:30:02 AM  

jbc: I misread the headline. I was thinking George, Weezy, Florence, Tom, Helen, and Mr. Bentley.


Also an acceptable answer.
 
2018-02-09 07:11:59 AM  
No, you're old when you can point out that they left out Cogsworth.
 
2018-02-09 07:27:20 AM  
Check
They're there
 
2018-02-09 07:27:33 AM  
That's not too hard, only 6 characters.  Try naming all 4500 Smurfs or vehicles and characters from Whacky Races.
 
2018-02-09 07:31:05 AM  
The theme song is the most memorable part of the show and is literally just a recitation of the names of the family.
 
2018-02-09 07:46:37 AM  
The internet contains a disturbing lack of quality Judy Jetson Cosplay.
 
2018-02-09 08:02:57 AM  
Eep, Opp, Ork, Ah-ah!
 
2018-02-09 08:07:09 AM  
I never get tired of this csb - I knew Rosie the Robot in real life. She was also Wilma Flintstone.
 
2018-02-09 08:34:18 AM  
Without looking:

George
Jane
Elroy
Judy
Rosie
(R)Astro

Also:

Mr. Spacely
Mr. Cogswell

/old
 
2018-02-09 08:36:00 AM  

casual disregard: davidphogan: Well, the last episodes were new in the late 80's, subby, so you'd only have to be in your mid to upper 30's to remember watching them when they were new.  I'm pretty sure it was in syndication after that, so it's not really that ancient.

They made some movies and video games well into the 90s. There's a cottage industry established to make people like us in our 30s feel old.


Ugh, another entitled millennial. No, there is no cottage industry established to make you feel old. What there are are 20-somethings who don't remember this stuff writing articles about it at their first job. You then feel old because a fully grown adult is writing that something is old. And from the perspective of a 20 year old, if you're in your 30s, you're old. Welcome to the rest of your life.
 
2018-02-09 08:38:51 AM  

cman: davidphogan: Well, the last episodes were new in the late 80's, subby, so you'd only have to be in your mid to upper 30's to remember watching them when they were new.  I'm pretty sure it was in syndication after that, so it's not really that ancient.

Plus Cartoon network. They ran episodes til 2004


20 somethings think anything 5 years ago is ancient legend lost to the mists of time despite having instant access to anything they could be curious about.
 
2018-02-09 08:39:57 AM  

Millennium: No, you're old when you can point out that they left out Cogsworth.


I had to double check my answer with the internets. I was correct, it is "Cogswell".

/ so there
 
2018-02-09 08:40:38 AM  

spaceman375: More "You know you're old" cartoon questions:

What was the name of 8th man's human persona?

What did Gigantor's control box look like?

Who was Kimba?


Ah, The Eighth Man,
He was the closest thing to a Marvel character even if he was Japanese. Also he was a forerunner to RoboCop. Immensely powerful but the downside is he is only an appliance that has vague memories of once being a man, and sadly his secretary had an unrequited crush on him. (oh, and the intro for the American dub, was animated by Hal Seeger's studio-(Milton the Monster))

My main takeaway from Gigantor (Tetsujin-28), was "Man, that little kid in short pants just took out a
whole battalion with his pet murder-machine."

Kimba,    If Disney can't get an old public domain story, or buy a studio, it will just rip someone off.

As far as the Jetsons, I do like the fact that some of household tech they had in their version of 2062 such
as flat screens and video conferencing are here. I do think it's funny when things we seen as kids in speculative fiction becomes reality. (as i tell my students, "your present was my future") And the episode were Jane had to go for a sabbatical due to exhaustion from of all the button pressing (carpal tunnel?, repetitive stress?), and that George is a glorified tech that can be dismissed at will.
 
2018-02-09 08:44:04 AM  

resident dystopian: spaceman375: More "You know you're old" cartoon questions:

What was the name of 8th man's human persona?

What did Gigantor's control box look like?

Who was Kimba?

Ah, The Eighth Man,
He was the closest thing to a Marvel character even if he was Japanese. Also he was a forerunner to RoboCop. Immensely powerful but the downside is he is only an appliance that has vague memories of once being a man, and sadly his secretary had an unrequited crush on him. (oh, and the intro for the American dub, was animated by Hal Seeger's studio-(Milton the Monster))

My main takeaway from Gigantor (Tetsujin-28), was "Man, that little kid in short pants just took out a
whole battalion with his pet murder-machine."

Kimba,    If Disney can't get an old public domain story, or buy a studio, it will just rip someone off.

As far as the Jetsons, I do like the fact that some of household tech they had in their version of 2062 such
as flat screens and video conferencing are here. I do think it's funny when things we seen as kids in speculative fiction becomes reality. (as i tell my students, "your present was my future") And the episode were Jane had to go for a sabbatical due to exhaustion from of all the button pressing (carpal tunnel?, repetitive stress?), and that George is a glorified tech that can be dismissed at will.


Username checks out
 
2018-02-09 08:44:14 AM  

Nick Nostril: Millennium: No, you're old when you can point out that they left out Cogsworth.

I had to double check my answer with the internets. I was correct, it is "Cogswell".

/ so there


Then apparently I'm even older than I thought.
 
2018-02-09 09:01:09 AM  

Fano: resident dystopian: spaceman375: More "You know you're old" cartoon questions:

What was the name of 8th man's human persona?

What did Gigantor's control box look like?

Who was Kimba?

Ah, The Eighth Man,
He was the closest thing to a Marvel character even if he was Japanese. Also he was a forerunner to RoboCop. Immensely powerful but the downside is he is only an appliance that has vague memories of once being a man, and sadly his secretary had an unrequited crush on him. (oh, and the intro for the American dub, was animated by Hal Seeger's studio-(Milton the Monster))

My main takeaway from Gigantor (Tetsujin-28), was "Man, that little kid in short pants just took out a
whole battalion with his pet murder-machine."

Kimba,    If Disney can't get an old public domain story, or buy a studio, it will just rip someone off.

As far as the Jetsons, I do like the fact that some of household tech they had in their version of 2062 such
as flat screens and video conferencing are here. I do think it's funny when things we seen as kids in speculative fiction becomes reality. (as i tell my students, "your present was my future") And the episode were Jane had to go for a sabbatical due to exhaustion from of all the button pressing (carpal tunnel?, repetitive stress?), and that George is a glorified tech that can be dismissed at will.

Username checks out


I'll take that as a compliment.
 
2018-02-09 09:26:20 AM  
My kids could probably name a couple, and have never seen the show. If you could name all the main Herculoids characters, that would be impressive.
 
2018-02-09 09:29:04 AM  
(R)Astro gets no love.
Eep Op Ork Ah-Ah has been covered too.
I thought one of the Mall Singers of the late 1980's voiced later Judy.
Edit: I thought Debbie Gibson but it was Tiffany.
 
2018-02-09 09:43:56 AM  
Given that Jetsons takes place in 2062, Mr. Spacely has probably already been born.
 
2018-02-09 09:43:56 AM  

spaceman375: More "You know you're old" cartoon questions:

Who was Quick Draw McGraw's alter ego? His sidekick?
El Kabong and that little burro. El Burrito? not sure

There were two different pairs of crows who each had a series of cartoons. Can you name them?

Heckle and Jeckle but can't think of the other one.

/oldish
 
2018-02-09 10:06:58 AM  

Fano: cman: davidphogan: Well, the last episodes were new in the late 80's, subby, so you'd only have to be in your mid to upper 30's to remember watching them when they were new.  I'm pretty sure it was in syndication after that, so it's not really that ancient.

Plus Cartoon network. They ran episodes til 2004

20 somethings think anything 5 years ago is ancient legend lost to the mists of time despite having instant access to anything they could be curious about.


Because 5 years ago to a 20 something was when "I was still a kid" and 5 years ago to someone in their 30s or 40s is "when I bought that shower curtain."
 
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