For two decades, kids across America tuned in to watch The Jetsons on a Saturday morning. With its space-age technology and intergalactic travel, the world portrayed on the cartoon inspired countless people to look to the stars. And it managed to predict the future with a startling degree of accuracy.
Over the course of 24 episodes, the original series of The Jetsons followed the eponymous family as they went about their lives in the 2060s. Though it was a slow starter at first, the show went on to become one of America’s best-loved cartoons. Today, there are few adults of that generation in the U.S. who don’t remember tuning in to the adventures of George, Jane, Judy and Elroy on TV.