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  1. emeraldisle

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    I didn't wake up in love the morning Hanna-Barbera debuted "Partridge Family: 2200 A.D."

    The premise seemed interesting enough. The Partridges now lived in a Jetsons-type era, and performed live on other planets. And they had extraterrestrial friends Veenie the Venusian, who teleported himself to all the wrong places, and Martian girl Marian Moonglow, who floated in the air whenever someone told her she was pretty. But if the show asked "Doesn't somebody want to be wanted?" the answer from most HB fans, even myself, was a resounding "No!" And what was the robot dog Orbit there for, except to take orders literally. An example: When a policeman told him and Danny to freeze, the mechanical pooch did so-with ice on his body!

    The one outstanding episode was "If This Is Texas, It Must Be Doomsday." Texx arrived to invite the clan to perform on his island, Texxas. Thinking it's just for one night, they accept the offer, and go there, along with Veenie and Marian. But when he told them he intended to keep them there for the rest of their lives, I thought, "Oh boy. Didn't see that one coming." Thankfully, like many people on "Survivor," they got themselves voted off the island.

    But the rest of the episodes were way too predictable. When Danny bought a Molex, despite being warned about the side effects, it was inevitable that viewers would see the results. And when he ordered a pair of Roobits, I knew there'd be more than just a pair before the box was opened.

    The show was cancelled after just six months. One of the reasons was that the timing was all wrong. It premiered the same year the live action show was cancelled. Other factors were that Shirley Jones and David Cassidy didn't voice Shirley and Keith, and Susan Dey and Dave Madden quit after just a couple of episodes, and were replaced by HB veterans Sherry Alberoni and John Stephenson. The rest of the cast carried on in the same roles as the original series. But no one met it halfway, and not one person who tuned in said, "I think I love you." Just as well.

    Trivia Question 57: Who was the cousin who got the Partridges booed offstage, and what was the name of his pet rooster?

    Answer: Cousin Sunspot and Rover.
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    I believe the concept was intended to be a revival of "Jetsons" in new episodes for CBS since the original 1960s reruns were still shown on NBC but the characters were changed to "The Partridge Family", given the Partridge kids' appearances on several episodes of "Goober and the Ghost Chasers" and probably were comfortable working with Hanna-Barbera's voice recording directors. H-B would animate new Jetsons stories for syndication in 1985.

    "Partridge Family in Outer Space", "Yogi's Gang", "Jeannie", and "Goober and the Ghost Chasers" reruns were edited into multiple chapters in 10-15 minute segments for the weekday syndicated "Fred Flintstone and Friends" series along with 1970s "Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm" and "Flintstone Comedy Hour" episodes.
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    Yes indeed it was originally pitched as the "Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm" version for the Jetsons. It apparently went through a lot of changes but was primarily reported Judy, with older Elroy, Astro and son for Astro which one model sheet had him with the name "Tralfaz" after his Dad. Another one had Judy now dating Jet Screamer. The alien friends apparently didnt change at all from version to version.

    Apparently it was still pitched as the Jetsons show but they greenlit it as long as they used it with the Partridge Family. All of this coming from sources posted to the HB flickr group.

    I've never seen any episodes in full, but if it gets to come out one day, i'll do a more thought out reflection but at the very least i can add some of the trivia on how this one came to be.
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