Technology: Meet George Jetson--Again

One pleasure of TV on DVD is getting to revisit another era--sometimes two eras at once. The Jetsons Season 1 (Warner Home Video; $64.92) is as much about New Frontier 1962 as about the distant future. Its ditzy slapstick is like the peanut-butter-and-jelly mix Goober Grape--if you didn't love it as a kid, you're not going to acquire the taste as an adult--and the pop-culture gags (like rock star Jet Screamer and his hit Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah) have not aged well. But the animation is still a classic of gee-whiz atomic-age modernism. Most of all, it's touching to look back...

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