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?

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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.

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Time: 2 sessions, 55 minutes.

Only 10 more to go!!