The Jetsons

Season 1 Episode 2

A Date with Jet Screamer

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Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Sep 30, 1962 on ABC
9.3
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George thinks Judy is too obsessed with her favorite rock star Jet Screamer, especially when she enters a song writing contest in which the winner will go on a date with him. George's efforts to sabotage his daughter's entry backfires as Judy wins the contest after all. On the night of the big date, George decides to be a secret chaperone, following Judy and Jet everywhere they go.moreless

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  • Rock and roll enters "The Jetsons" world, and Judy gets her first of many notable teenage crushes. :idea:

    10
    William Hanna and Joseph Barbera had arguably, the greatest business model for creating quality cartoon shows with quality cartoon episodes. In fact, if the first episode was good, they would work hard to make the second and later episodes even better! And this episode pushed the popularity of "The Jetsons" into the stratosphere! It seems that even in the future, teenagers love rock singers, a fact that George Jetson notices. And like any concerned dad, he isn't too fond of Jet Screamer's singing or how Judy is devoted to him. So when there is a contest to win a coveted date with Jet Screamer, George doesn't want her daughter to be anywhere near what he thinks is a juvenile delinquent. So George replaces Judy's entry with a non-sense code that Elroy likes saying. But as it turns out, George's plan Backfires as the code "Eep-Opp-Ork-Ah-Ah" gets Judy what she desires: a date with Jet Screamer! But George isn't going to let Judy have her fun easily! George becomes a snooping instigator, keeping his eyes wide open for Anything Jet and Judy might Do with each other! George's spying eventually leads him into the backstage of Jet Screamer's concert arena. George pays off the drummer, and gets himself a front-row view to see what Jet Screamer is doing. But George doesn't realize how good of a view he will get, until the concert starts! Before George, Judy, or Jet realize it, George now has to drum for the illustrious Jet Screamer! And Jet actually wants to see what Judy's dad can do! So George puts on a drumming performance worthy of a 24th century Ringo Starr or Keith Moon, and pounds away for Jet Screamer, as he introduces an iconic cartoon staple. The sequence of "Eep-Opp-Ork-Ah-Ah" which simply means "I Love You," might possibly be a direct ancestor to the modern-day music video. Kind of ironic, seeing as how it's so futuristic! So when George and Judy return, they both end up having a happy night! Judy got her date, and George had a good time! A truly great episode! ;)moreless
  • Eep-Okk-Ork-Opp-Opp

    9.5
    One of the best episode of the series, and keep wondering why ABC had canclled the series after one season. It too bad I like the show as a child. One such episode that stood out is the one where Judy wins a date with Jet Screamer. the winning contest that was written by Elroy. The episode isn't bad, but the music number was the highlight of the episode, if not the series. this is my favorite episode and I kid you not. this one is worth a classic to me and it a pleasure of watching the show. it's cool!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: At the end, when Judy returns home and Jane asks her if she had a good time, her purple stockings are missing as she's briefly bare-legged.

    • On a Yogi's Galaxy Goof-Ups episode titled Purloined Princess, the song heard at the discoteque was a disco version of the Jet Screamer hit, "Eep-Opp-Ork-Ah-Ah".

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (During Judy's Jet Screamer party)
      George: You call that music?
      Jane: And George, when you play your drums, Judy doesn't call that music. So you're even.
      George: Oh, yeah? I'll take the drums every time.
      Jane: Where are you going?
      George: Down to the corner to get some bananas.
      Jane: But you don't eat bananas.
      George: I'm not gonna eat them. I'm gonna stuff them in my (drops down the tube) EAAAAAARRRSSS!!!

    • (After Judy leaves on her date)
      Jane: Well, there they go.
      George: Yeah, our little Judy with a guy we don't know anything about.
      Jane: Oh, what's to get excited about?
      George: What's to get excited about?!? You know the old saying: "When danger threatens the young, doth not the mother eagle bare her claws?"
      Jane: An eagle? You're acting more like a cuckoo bird. George, now where are you going?
      George: My daughter's gonna have a chaperone whether she likes it or (drops down the tube again) NOOOOOOTTT!!!

    • (Imitating Jet Screamer's spin entry)
      George: Baby, baby, baby! Oh, oh, oh! Your daddy's home, and he's the star of the show! Oh, oh, oh! Oh, oh, oh!
      Jane: George, what's going o-o-on?
      Judy: Mother, you are looking at the new president of the Jet Screamer Fan Club.

  • NOTES (4)

    • George's middle initial is J.

    • George is talented with the drums and gets to show it off in this episode.

    • The Jet Screamer spin entry sound effect was regularly used on the Winsome Witch shorts of The Secret Squirrel Show, occuring every time she uses her magic and says "Ippedty, pippedty, POW!" The sound effect was also used on one of the last Hanna-Barbera logos seen at the end of various HB shows. It was the animated rectangular logo that featured several All-Stars streaking across from Fred, Barney, and Dino (The Flintstones), George and Elroy Jetson, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw (in his guise of El Kabong) and Scooby-Doo.

    • The song "Eep-Opp-Ork-Ah-Ah" (That Means I Love You) is performed.

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