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The Jetsons were originally a flop

Will Pearson

This Saturday marks the 44th anniversary of "The Jetsons" debut on television. The show was meant to be a futuristic version of "The Flintstones," and although it made quite an impact on pop culture, I was surprised to learn that the show was originally a flop. It only aired for one season (24 episodes) before it was cancelled.
Then a couple decades later, in the 80s, new episodes were made to go along with the older episodes. There's talk of a live-action feature film being made in the next few years.If you're curious about the details, you can always call George at home. Just dial VENUS-1234.