George Jetson is a fictional character from the animated series The Jetsons. George is the patriarch of the Jetson family, the husband of Jane, and father of Judy and Elroy. George resides with his family in the Skypad Apartments in Orbit City, in a future with the trappings of science fiction depictions of American life in the future, such as robot servants, flying saucer-like cars and moving sidewalks. All of the apartment buildings are set on giant poles, resembling Seattle's Space Needle; the ground is virtually never seen.
George is an employee at Spacely's Space Sprockets, a manufacturer of "sprockets" and other high tech equipment. His job title is "digital index operator" which requires him to repeatedly push a single button (or on occasion a series of buttons) on a computer. George's boss is Cosmo G. Spacely, noted for being short in both height and temper; Spacely usually treats his employees (particularly George) in a rather tyrannical fashion. Occasionally, George complains of his heavy work load-having to push a button, two days a week. Often, George will be fired by Spacely in a fit of anger, only to be hired back by the end of the same episode.
Physically, George is a rather slim man of average height with short red hair and a cartoonishly large nose. His personality is that of a well-meaning and caring father and husband, but he is often befuddled and stressed out by the problems of both his work and family lives. As with most Hanna-Barbera productions, George Jetson was modeled after a contemporary celebrity; in George's case, it was character actor George O'Hanlon, who also voiced (and granted his name to) the character.
George Jetson's most famous catchphrase is "Jane! Stop this crazy thing!" seen at the end credits of the 1960s episodes of The Jetsons.