There’s Astro!  I was wondering where the Great Dane was, because he is Elroy’s best friend.  Astro probably stopped to dig up a bone he sniffed out along the way.  After all, there are a lot of pet dogs here at Sun City Peachtree, and you never know if one of them might have buried a bone around the ‘hood.

Astro was adopted by Elroy when he found him during the fourth episode of The Jetsons.  His parents were at odds with each other as to whether they should let their little son keep the canine.  George was against it, because he felt an apartment was no place for a dog; however, Jane, and Elroy’s sister, Judy, wanted to keep him.

Majority rules, so George was S.O.L.  The thing is, by the time the 15th episode came along, they learned that Astro belonged to zillionaire J.P. Gottrockets and was actually named “Tralfaz.”  The Jetsons knew they had to the right thing and return the pooch to his rightful owner; however, Mr. Gottrockets realized that his dog was happier with the Jetsons and allowed him to go back home with them. 

Now, Astro isn’t just your average dog.  He has a rudimentary grasp of the English language and talks a bit like Scooby-Doo in Scooby Doo Where Are You!  It’s the r’s he has a hard time pronouncing, so instead of saying “I love you, George,” it comes out sounding like “I ruv roo, Reorge.”  As a result, when he expressed how much he hated the name “Tralfaz,” he said, “Ralfaz… Ruck!” which was supposed to be “Tralfaz… Yuk!”  “Uh-oh!” sounds like “Ruh-roh!” when Astro says it, which is often since it’s his signature expression.

Like a lot of dogs, Astro isn’t especially found of felines.  A joke at the end of each episode in the 1960’s run shows George Jetson walking Astro on an automatic dogwalker outside his apartment.  Astro chases a cat causing the dogwalker to go fast; George loses hold of the dog leash; Astro and the cat jump to one side, and both watch George forced to run for his life on the out-of-control dogwalker screaming for Jane to “stop this CRAZY THING!” George eventually falls and is carried by the treadmill’s belt around its path, under the machine and back up again.

I guess the Jetsons won’t be adopting a cat any time soon!


Little Elroy Jetson finally caught up to his big sister Judy to join her on the Sun City Peachtree bench.  He exited the aerocar with his sis and parents, George and Jane; however, you know how a typical six-year-old is—easily distracted.  He couldn’t resist playing with turtle he saw along the way that was probably headed for the pond.  (Turtle crossings do happen around here from time to time!)

Elroy is the smart kid in the family.  He is an expert in space sciences and loves messing around with high-tech gadgets and robots.  The Space Club Troop is lucky to have Elroy as an active member, and Little Dipper School can boast having Elroy as one of their top little dippers.  He especially excels in the subjects of elementary electronics and advanced finger painting.

Like most little kids, Elroy loves dogs, so his pooch, Astro, is his best friend.  He also pals around with two human friends, Jimmy and Irvin.

When it comes to his favorite foods, Elroy reminds me of my nephew, Nathan, many years ago when he was Elroy’s age, because they both liked noodles with butter for dinner!


Just as predicted, Jane Jetson has joined her husband George for a visit to Sun City Peachtree.  Although I didn’t see it in the vicinity, I’m sure they arrived by aerocar, as that is the standard transportation utilized by all humans in the next century.  Chances are that George was behind the wheel, because Jane is a horrible driver.

In addition to being the matriarch of The Jetsons and George’s dutiful wife, Jane heads up Skypad Apartments’ recycling company.  When she is not working, the ultimate space age housewife loves shopping for the latest and greatest high-tech household gadgets.  One of her favorites is the Food-a-Rac-a-Cycle she uses to make meatloaf, her specialty.

Jane is also a fashionista, and she loves shopping at Mooning Dales, her favorite store for the latest fashions.  That is probably where she bought her favorite purple dress with the white collar and light purple leggings that she always wears—an outfit that compliments her flaming-red hair quite nicely.

When she is not shopping for household gadgets or fashions, Jane can be found at the Galaxy Women Historical Society.  Once at home, though, Jane gives her full love, support, and attention to George and her two children, Judy and Elroy.

Just don’t make Jane angry, though.  George’s boss, Mr. Spacely, has gotten the wrath of Jane due to his mistreatment of George and the family.  On another occasion, her son Elroy didn’t win any smiles and hugs from Jane when he broke one of her favorite vases.  This was the dialog between Jane and George when he congratulated her for not getting mad immediately:

George: “And because you kept cool, you warmed his heart.”

Jane: “I’d prefer to warm his bottom.”