So This Happened...The Partridge Family in Outer Space
Imagine The Jetsons cartoon but replace the main characters with The Partridge Family. Now, stop imagining because that cartoon series actually exists in our universe. I was shocked too when I found that out. Just look at that title card below:
If you don't believe me that Partridge Family 2200 A.D. exists here's a link to the pilot episode on dailymotion.com
So, now you're probably thinking that this must have been some weird pilot that was made but never aired. Those are a dime a dozen. That is not the case. Sixteen episodes were broadcasted in late 1974 on the CBS network. Several episodes besides the pilot are also posted on dailymotion.
From the search engine on steemit it looks like nobody else has yet posted about this cartoon series on steemit. Yeah Team Holovision! That is what "publish or perish" is all about.
Is this some weird "Mandela Effect" where at some point in time this show seems to have spontaneously came into existence only recently? If I were more conspiratorial than I already am I would point this out from the Wikipedia entry for the series:
During a February 2, 2008 New York radio interview with Mark Simone on WABC's Saturday Night Oldies show, Shirley Jones, who played mother Shirley Partridge on the live-action series, apparently was never even told of the show's existence and had no recollection of any animated version of the series ever being produced.
Somehow, Shirley Jones, iconic to The Partridge Family was unaware of the show's spin-off back in 1974. I hadn't been born yet but from talking to people older than myself it is my understanding that in 1974 if it wasn't on CBS, NBC or ABC it wasn't something known outside a local market. So how was Shirley Jones unaware that a whole season spin-off was being broadcasted in 1974? By the time, say episode six, aired wouldn't have some random fan or friend said something like; "Hey, about that new spin-off..."? Chalk it up to suppressed memory?
What is really troubling is the timeline. Both The Jetsons and Partridge Family 2200 A.D. take place in the Hanna-Barbera universe. The Jetsons takes place around the year 2062 and Partridge Family 2200 A.D. takes place around 2200. Both time periods have comparable technology. Moore's law must have ran out of steam and a technological dark age is happening. Maybe the lack of technological growth after almost 150 years between the two series can be explained with the fan theory that The Flintstones is really a future post-apocalyptic show. I don't know. I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact Partridge Family 2200 A.D. actually exists.
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