The Jetsons

Season 1 Episode 18

Jane's Driving Lesson

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Jan 20, 1963 on ABC
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Jane tires of slow and overcrowded public transportation and decides she wants a second car for the family. Of course, she needs to take driving lessons, much to George's dismay, as this will add another female driver in the skies. The following day, Jane is paired with her driving instructor Mr. Tweeter, who becomes quickly unnerved during her first lesson. When they stop at the local bank, Mr. Tweeter walks in on a robbery and is himself mugged by criminal Knuckles Nuclear, who makes off with Jane as his getaway driver. But Knuckles soon regrets his decision as he is put in a panic as well when flying in the skies with Jane Jetson!


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  • Hilarity ensues as Jane literally "drives" both her driving instructor and a supercriminal "batty" in this episode from "The Jetsons", which predates the Adam West "Batman" series by a few years...moreless

    Jane Jetson must have seen the 1966-68 "Batman" TV show a few times in her futuristic life...she, like her apparent idol, Batman, has such uncanny regard for the law that it warrants more than a casual snicker. She also has amazing maneuvers that she does with the space car, such as squeezing through a building sideways! It's too bad "The Jetsons" could not have been continued with the family fighting crime as costumed superheroes--Jane would probably have been the super team's best asset. Knuckles Nuclear, on the other hand, had the capability of being the Jetsons' top foil, a la The Joker. His uniform is notably different from the one he wore in "The Space Car" (his other appearance). In that episode, he employed his signature weapon--a baby gas gun--as well as a lady accomplice. These two elements, even more so than the plot of the episode in of itself, make this a standout.moreless
George O'Hanlon

George O'Hanlon

George Jetson

Penny Singleton

Penny Singleton

Jane Jetson

Janet Waldo

Janet Waldo

Judy Jetson / Additional Voices

Daws Butler

Daws Butler

Elroy Jetson / Henry Orbit / Additional Voices

Don Messick

Don Messick

Astro / Additional Voices

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