Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Family Toons: A Date With Jet Screamer (The Jetsons, 1962)

The Jetsons took on pop music in the 2nd episode of the series, "A Date With Jet Screamer".

Judy (Janet Waldo) writes a song intended for her musical crush, Jet Screamer (Howard Morris). However, her lyrics are mixed up with a paper Elroy (Daws Butler) was working on for school. The end result is the novelty smash, "Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah".



The advantages of manipulating gravity in the 21st century, as Hanna-Barbera saw it. Like, wild, man.

They actually did release a record with "Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah", coupled with the show's theme. Now, that's a collector's item.

Rating: B-.

4 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

If you're talking the "Golden Record" release, that was completely different, but Colpix Records released an LP featuring two episodes of The Jetsons which was literally just the soundtracks ported to vinyl, Side B had the entire "A Date with Jet Screamer", so listeners could crank Howie Morris' tunes all they wanted and drive their neighbors nuts!
http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/the-jetsons-on-the-record/

Here's that 'other album'!
http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/the-jetsons-golden-new-york-cast-album-1962/

hobbyfan said...

Have to check that out sometime.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

If you do, hopefully you can find a record that's not scratched to hell and back. Don't forget kids originally got these to mess with!

hobbyfan said...

You'd think by this point that this would've been released on CD.....