This will be the final post of the TV/Movie kick I’ve been on lately. But the idea here is interesting.
Everyone knows Rosey The Robot, from The Jetsons. The XB-500 clearance model robo-maid that takes care of the house, handles Elroy, and adds a little sass to every episode?
Yeah, that’s the one.
So here’s the twist with today’s 100…
The Jetsons first aired in 1962. The role of women in its future was pretty constrained by modern standards. Think delicate little housewives and secretaries for the Mr. Spacely’s of the world. And while i’m happy they got it wrong, I wrote to that future rather than ours. Mostly to test some of the classic direct response lines. Please pardon any down-playing of women’s importance. These lines were written specifically for Jane.
Sexism aside, here are 100 lines about Rosey The Robot:
|1||If you’re starting to hate your dishes because of how often you clean them, it might be time for an XB-500|
|2||Does you vacuum know Kung-fu & family self defense?|
|3||Relax. Let Rosey handle the housework|
|4||To the women of the future whose home life is beginning to feel too much like work|
|5||Robo-maids at lower rates for housewives of the future|
|6||Get a robot whose not afraid to handle your housework–or your family’s shenanigans|
|7||Rosie gives your family the attention they deserve, and removes all the burden from you|
|8||The live-in maid you don’t have to worry about|
|9||Giving you get the break at home you deserve|
|10||Women have come a long way with equality. But here’s proof there’s still more to go.|
|11||When things get dirty, U-Rent A Maid|
|12||She’s more than a robot. She’s family.|
|13||No time to take care of the house AND yourself? Relax. Rosie’s got it.|
|14||She’s not just a maid. She’s Rosie.|
|15||Live in the future you’ve dreamed about—one without housework|
|16||Cleaning up messes & personal problems, one family at a time|
|17||The robo-maid with custom-programmable family values|
|18||Too tired to remain vertical? Let Rosie handle the family.|
|19||No robot becomes family like the XB-500|
|20||Push-button living takes a toll. Rosie lets you regain your strength|
|21||If the thought of not having to clean anymore makes you smile, imagine what the actual experience will be like|
|22||Relax. Rosie’s got the housework covered.|
|23||For homeowners of the future who need a little break|
|24||Most maids come once or twice a week. But Rosie is always there for you—at the push of button|
|25||Rosie works twice as hard to clean your house as your family does messing it up|
|26||All the cleaning you need, plus all the lady sass you want|
|27||What’s your best chance for enjoying home life more tomorrow? The answer may be metal.|
|28||Get a robot maid who’s out of this universe|
|29||Get a maid who’s part of the family|
|30||The housekeeping robot that’s part of your family|
|31||Sometimes work & family upkeep leaves too little time for you|
|32||The robot maid who takes care of your house, and your family|
|33||Who else wants a cleaner house without feeling guilty about hiring help?|
|34||Even if you enjoy keeping up with your home, you’ll enjoy someone else doing it more|
|35||When days of button pushing have worn you thin, Rosie the Robot steps right in|
|36||The vacuum you’ll call by name, rather than “it”|
|37||Clean your home & keep your family safe—with the XB-500|
|38||Learn to love your home again|
|39||Sometimes you just don’t have the strength to keep the house clean|
|40||Freeing up your life at the push of a button|
|41||Taking care of your house—and your family|
|42||Let’s see your Roomba become part of the family|
|43||When your day is full of button pushing, it’s good to know Rosie is taking care of everything at home|
|44||Just because her hands are made of metal, doesn’t mean they’re not as gentle as yours|
|45||Proof that even in the future, feather dusters are and maid skirts are still sexy|
|46||Whole home protection for your home (and family)|
|47||Family help from a robot with sass|
|48||Can your vacuum tuck your children to sleep?|
|49||Robots who help with household childcare & your sense of being|
|50||You’ve earned a break from taking care of the house|
|51||An easy way to make home life feel the way it should|
|52||To the women of the future who want to enjoy their home a little more|
|53||Announcing a new robot for whole home protection and a squeaky clean life|
|54||You never knew you could love a robot (and she may just love you back)|
|55||Unchain yourself from daily upkeep–and let a robot take over|
|56||In the future, why bother doing what you hated in the past?|
|57||Upgrade your life to a cleaner home|
|58||Keep your family nice & tidy|
|59||Get a robot maid who reminds you of Mom|
|60||She may be an older model, but then again, aren’t all the best people you know?|
|61||Program her to housekeeping perfection|
|62||Just like everything else in the future, Rosie is ready at the touch of a button|
|63||The robo-maid for everyday families|
|64||No mess, mop or family problem is too big for Rosie|
|65||Free yourself from housework of the past.|
|66||You may not realize it yet, but you’re going to love your new robot|
|67||Love for your house, and for your family, now comes in robot form|
|68||Can your vacuum help put the kids to bed?|
|69||Announcing a new robot for women who need a little more sass around the house|
|70||Life is easier when you don’t have to clean|
|71||Come home to a clean house every day|
|72||You work hard all day. Make your home a place where you can rest|
|73||Almost everyone gets tired of housework. Now meet someone who doesn’t.|
|74||Finally, a robot maid who says all the sassy things you can’t!|
|75||Time with Rosie is time reclaimed|
|76||Your house is easier to love when you don’t have to clean it|
|77||Sometimes you need a helping hand. Even if it’s made out of metal.|
|78||Get help around the house, and with all the parenting tasks you’re too tired to do|
|79||When a day of button pushing has worn you out, this robot gives you time to relax the moment you step into your home|
|80||If you’re tired of having to clean before your maid comes, you need a Rosie|
|81||When the future has worn you out, Rosie steps in|
|82||Rosie is programmed to make you happy–always|
|83||The robot maid you can share your problems with|
|84||Let’s see your vacuum give advice like this|
|85||The future is rough. You’ve earned a break from housework.|
|86||Imagine your house, always clean, and always welcoming|
|87||Make your home sparkling clean, and ready for the future|
|88||The future of housekeeping comes with a little side of attitude|
|89||Cleans in ways only a robot can|
|90||When the day takes it toll, and the thought of housekeeping is too much to bear, it’s good to know you don’t have to do it|
|91||Come home to a happy house.|
|92||When you’re tired, it’s good to know Rosie’s got the housework covered|
|93||When push button living becomes your life, it’s good to have someone to talk to (even if she’s a robot)|
|94||Can your Roomba fix you a nice, cold drink?|
|95||An extra set of hands to take care of your house & family|
|96||How to maintain a cleaner home, respectful children and order in your house|
|97||Cleans and nags, just like Mom|
|98||Robots who keep your house (and your family) in line|
|99||The best housekeeper you’ve ever had—and also your new best friend|
|100||Scared your husband will fall in love with your housekeeper? Worry no more!|
Overall: Just OK. The lines are a little generic. I was hoping for better results.
Lessons: Like the other fake products & services, it’s tough to not have any reviews to dig into. I skimmed a few housekeeping & au pair sites, but never really found the pain points.
- It didn’t help that Rosie is an older model and was purchased as a discounted floor model because George couldn’t afford a newer robot
- We’re still using feather dusters in the future?
- In a new comic series, Rosie’s personality is replaced with the uploaded consciousness of George’s deceased mother. Creepy!
- I wanted to push more into the “helping the family” aspect a few times, but I didn’t like downplaying the role of women. It just felt wrong
- I like the term “push-button living” that was used by the series. You may have noticed that phrase a few times. Totally swiping that.
Time: 2 sessions, 55 minutes.
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