In an attempt to recreate the success of
Flintstones, Hanna-Barbera studios reversed the formula
and instead of a stone-age family gave us a futuristic
space-age cartoon family. The Jetsons lived at
Skypad Apartments (which was raised and lowered according to
the weather) in the year 3000 AD.
Father George Jetson worked as Digital Index
Operator at the Spacely Space Age Sprockets plant.
Shopaholic wife and mother, Jane, kept the apartment neat and
looked after the children Judy and Elroy and their dog
While most space shows were full of scary
aliens and morbid existential concerns, The Jetsons
was a reassuring fantasy of the future. Their apartment
was full of space 'conveniences'; a hydraulic lift which kept
the apartment clear of bad weather; the pneumatic tube which
delivered Elroy to school; Rosie the robot maid and the atomic
powered bubble car. George worked only three hours a day, even
if it was (according to George) three hours too many.