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Charles Barkley: Judy Jetson Was a 'Hot Chick;' Also Would Have Taken Betty Rubble to the Prom

Kyle Koster
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Ben Simmons returned to Philadelphia last night and surely enjoyed the experience of sitting on the bench as his current team destroyed his old one to silence a crowd that came out in droves for the expressed purpose of heckling him. The best studio crew in television was on hand to react for TNT and, because you simply cannot script Charles Barkley, conversation shifted from Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant to ... remembering some cartoon gals.

"If I played today, I told you, I'd be going to the game in a spaceship. Me, LeRoy Jetson, Judy Jetson," Barkley said. "What was that dog's name? Aero? Astro was the dog?"

Shaquille O'Neal got in on it, dropping a line from the series' theme song and sparking more thoughts from Barkley.

"What was that little hot chick's name? What's the girl's name? Judy Jetson?"

Judy Jetson was, in fact, the teenage daughter of George and Jane. And because one can't think of The Jetsons without thinking about The Flintstones, the gang moved on to that show with Barkley imagining a world in which he'd take Betty Rubble to the prom.

Which is a dream a person has after they ingest ayahuasca. Or very valuable future IP. Perhaps both.

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