The internet sleuths are at it again and have discovered that based on the understood birthday of George Jetson, counting backward, he must have been conceived at some point this week.
George Jetson is the patriarch of the fictional Jetson family from the hit cartoon The Jetsons which first aired in 1962. Though the show only originally aired for less than a year, reruns and a 1985 reboot allowed the Jetson family’s fame to span generations.
The show was said to be set 100 years in the future, in the year 2062, and according to Wikipedia, George Jetson’s birthday was August 22, 2022.
Of course, there is no way to know for sure when this fictional conception would have taken place or to even know for certain when George Jetson’s birthday was exactly. On another blog site, warnerbroscartoons.fandom.com, a post said George’s birthday was about a month earlier than the Wikipedia estimate and fell at the end of July 2022.
This is not the first time pop culture fans have spotted dates from old films that have popped up on modern-day calendars. In 2015, fans of the Back to the Future franchise noted that October 21, 2015 is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown visit in Back to the Future: Part II which was released in 1989.
Earlier this year, fans acknowledged another fictional date when June 3 rolled around as it was McLovin’s 40th birthday from the movie Superbad. The birthday June 3, 1981 is printed on the famous fake-ID in the film. Seth Rogan, who co-wrote the script, tweeted a happy birthday message on June 3, 2021, Newsweek previously reported.
Business Insider reported that though the exact year was never mentioned in the dialogue of The Jetsons, original press materials for the show said it was set a century in the future.
According to Snopes, the internet sleuths of all internet sleuths, the estimate of 2022 as a birth year for Mr. Jetson is a “sound” one. This discovery is based on an exchange that occurred in an episode aired in December 1962 where a doctor tells George that he is expected to live to the age 150 to which he responds that he has “110 good years ahead of me,” Snopes reported. This exchange would lead viewers to believe he was 40 at the time.
A TikTok went viral last week when @weirdrevillian posted that she noticed that George Jetson’s birthday was next near—based on the Wikipedia estimate—and that would mean he was conceived over Thanksgiving weekend.
“Anyone with the last name [J]etson you know what to do,” one commenter wrote.
Others commented that his birthday would mean he is part of “Generation Alpha,” the name given to the group of people born after “Generation Z.”
In another viral post, this time on Reddit, Redditor u/RandoOn1411 said they thought his conception was this coming weekend. The post has been voted on over 21,000 times.
“[D]idn’t know he was a covid baby,” one commenter responded to the post referencing babies that were conceived during the COVID-19 lockdown.