On Sept. 23, 1962, "The Jetsons" first debuted on ABC. The Jetsons are a family who live in a fictional place called Orbit City with their dog Astro.
George Jetson, the dad in the family, works for a company called Spacely Space Sprockets and commutes to work in a vehicle that looks like a flying saucer.
The story is set in the year 2062, with plenty of futuristic and high-tech gadgets -- like a robotic housekeeper Rosie.
The show was a tremendous success and has defined the way people imagine the future for decades.
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