Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rein-Toon-Ation: The Jetsons, a la John Kricfalusi (2002)

After flopping with The Ripping Friends on 2 networks, including [adult swim], John Kricfalusi produced a series of shorts for [as], featuring The Jetsons, as well as Yogi Bear. Considering Kricfalusi's own warped imagination, well, this was bound to be a disaster, and it was.

Kricfalusi and his Spumco crew made George Jetson (Jeff Bergman, impersonating George O'Hanlon) and family far more dysfunctional than had been thought possible. This is not a good thing, especially considering it was the disrespectful dullards at [adult swim] who commissioned crap like "The Best Son":

Geez, you'd think the least they'd do is give Jane a pair of shoes. How many pairs of grey hose has she worn out over the course of 50+ years?

Rating: D--.


magicdog said...

Lordy that was painful!

They even soiled my childhood memories by using the music from the original series!

I still maintain TV is not for sober viewing and only someone under the influence could possibly find this funny.

Giving it a D minus is too generous. It gets an F from me!!

The original cast and crew of The Jetsons must be turning in their graves! Except for Janet Waldo of course.

hobbyfan said...

Considering Janet's the only cast member left from the original series, I'm surprised [as] never considered asking her about coming back just for a 1-shot. If they did, she probably read the script and shredded it........