fans of The Jetsons wish George Jetson, the sitcom family patriarch, a very happy birthday, thinking that he will be born on July 31, 2022.
Many nostalgic fans of the 1960s sitcom took to Twitter to wish the beloved character.
Despite its short run, the show left a lasting impact on fans, who still watch it today.
Why fans think George Jetson was born in 2022
Some eagle-eyed fans of the 1960s sitcom pieced together that The Jetsons patriarch, George, was born in 2022, making him a Gen-Z.
Many know that the premise of the animated sitcom is set in the future. It revolves around the life of the inhabitants of Orbit City, the Jetsons. The show indicated its 21st century setting in several episodes during its run. Viewers often saw flying saucer-like cars and household robots, among other futuristic things.
MeTV claims that The Jetsons promotional material at the time showed it to be set 100 years in the future, or 2062.
Fans may also recall that in the series’ very first episode, “Test Pilot”, George Jetson’s doctor told him he “should live to be 150”.
“I have 110 great years ahead of me!” George responds, meaning he was 40 then.
Eagle-eyed fans put two and two together and deciphered that George had to be born in 2022 to be 40 at the start of the show.
Fans don’t know if George Jetson’s birthday is July 31 or August 27
Many fans believe that George Jetson’s birthday is July 31 after the character’s Wikipedia and the the show’s fandom page mentioned the date.
However, a few others pointed out that her date of birth was listed as August 27 when they searched for her.
A look at the Jetsons
The sitcom revolves around the Jetsons family, who live in Orbit City.
George lives in a Skypad apartment with his wife, Jane, and their children: a teenage daughter named Judy and a son named Elroy.
The Jetsons have a robot housekeeper and also have a dog named Astro, who has the same voice as Scooby-Doo.
George works an hour a day, two days a week, at Spacely Space Sprockets.
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