|“||JETSON! YOU'RRRRRE FIRED!!!||„|
|~ Cosmo Spacely's catchphrase|
Mr. Cosmo Spacely is the main antagonist in the 1962 Hanna-Barbera animated series The Jetsons and the theatrically released film, Jetsons: The Movie.
The mean-spirited boss of George Jetson and business rival of Spencer Cogswell, Spacely, like the stereotypical portrayal of bad bosses, is verbally aggressive towards his employees, demanding and greedy. He is also a man who is fond of making his employee's lives miserable even outside work, having a keen interest in George's private affairs, whether it be forcing him to do a task with nothing in return, punishing him for mistakes either of them made, blinding George from his family, or simply thieving tickets out of George's hands as if they were gifts just so he could cooperate. Mostly he usually threatened or fires George every episode and re-hires him every episode. The only reason why he usually re-hires George or never officially fire him for good is mostly no one can run the RUDI computer and that is the only way Spacely makes money on his sprockets is the RUDI computer. That explains why he always re-hires George. Mostly he is very cheap, selfish and greedy. He also hates surprises, especially from George.
Although perhaps not a true villain, he is nevertheless a character that has been consistently aggressive and antagonistic throughout his stay in the series - he was particularly antagonistic in Jetsons: The Movie, in which he willingly endangered the entire population of an underground society on an asteroid to extinction just to keep his business running. Even after the issue was resolved for both parties, he almost demoted George to his old job but instead cut his salary.