‘JETSONS’ THEME: THE REAL-WORLD VERSION

09.25.09 8 years ago

I watched “The Jetsons” as a kid, but I never actually liked it. In fact, I was always bothered with the credits: George offers Jane a bill to go shopping, and she instead takes his entire wallet. I must’ve been six or seven and already thinking, “God, what a bitch.” It’s bad enough to reinforce the patriarchal stereotype that a woman needs her breadwinner’s money to spend the day shopping; it’s even worse when she revels in taking his money instead of working for it.

Uhhh… or at least that’s what I would say if I had taken a women’s studies course in college.

Anyway, this College Humor video takes this in a nice schadenfreude-y direction: George has an ex-wife, a robot mistress, bastard children, alimony, and it all culminates in drug abuse and a ruined life. Now that would have been a more accurate depiction of the future.

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