What in the world is Mr. Spacely doing here?! He just can’t leave George Jetson and his family alone to enjoy their visit to Sun City Peachtree.
Cosmo G. Spacely, George’s boss, is a real piece of work! This is the guy who owns Spacely Space Sprockets where George works. He’s always yelling at George for one thing or another, because he thinks his employee is not doing a good job. Typically, he’ll videophone George and start the conversation by yelling, “JETSON!!” at the top of his lungs. Sheesh.
This guy is a greedy dude, too. Driven by the almighty buck, he is so obsessed with profit he was prepared to see the Jetson family buried alive under rubble and the total destruction of the Grungee’s homeworld, just so Spacely Sprockets could reach its 1,000,000th sprocket milestone. Only when confronted by George and under extreme duress does he back off. (By the way, in case you missed seeing The Jetsons, Grungees are a race of furry alien creatures.)
Not only does Spacely regularly verbally assault George at work, but he also finds excuses to get involved in George’s personal life, increasing poor George’s already high stress level. Spacely is constantly yelling “You’re Fired!!” to George for the slightest offense.
Rosie the Robot has no use for Mr. Spacely and does her best to come to George’s defense. In the pilot episode, the robot clobbered Spacely with a pineapple upside-down cake! You go, girl (uhhh, robot!)!
A bit about Mr. Spacely’s personal life, the short, rotund tyrant with the 3-hair combover is married to the snooty Mrs. Stella Spacely. She henpecks at her husband unmercifully, so perhaps that’s the reason Mr. Spacely projects that onto poor George.
The couple have a son Arthur, and he has a pet dog named Zero. His mother-in-law is Mrs. Meltdown.
During the 1980’s, Spacely constantly turned things into competition between his family and the Jetsons, and that didn’t sit too well with George’s wife, Jane. No wonder why she stormed off from the Sun City Peachtree bench when she saw Cosmo Spacely coming!