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In the original series he was voiced by Mel Blanc. Frank Welker voiced a teenage version of Mr. Spacely in the Jetsons Christmas Carol and Jeff Bergman voiced Spacely in some scenes in Jetsons: The Movie after Blanc's death, as Blanc died during the production of Jetsons: The Movie. This means the character has the distinction of being the last character to be voiced by legendary voice actor Blanc. Spacely is president of 'Spacely Space Sprockets', where George Jetson works. Mr. Spacely is the stereotypical tough boss, constantly yelling at George for his perceived poor work performance. A typical videophone call from Spacely starts with him yelling "Jetson!!!" at the top of his lungs. Mr. Spacely's aggressive behavior is in contrast with his extremely short, rotund stature, and the three hairs combed over his bald head. Not content with making George's worklife difficult, Mr. Spacely often found excuses to get involved in George's personal life, increasing his employee's already high stress level. His capricious habit of attempting to fire George for the slightest offence is another major irritant. Mr. Spacely's wife is the snooty Mrs. Starla Spacely (voiced by Jean Vanderpyl), who henpecks her husband unmercifully. His son is Arthur Spacely (voiced by Dick Beals) and his pet dog, Zero. His mother-in-law is Mrs. Meltdown (voiced by Lauri Johnson). Mr. Spacely's closest (and apparently only) competitor is Henry Cogswell (voiced by Daws Butler), the distributor of 'Cogswell Cogs', and the one person he detests more than George. The character of Chief Epsilon on the Disney cartoon series, Teamo Supremo, bears a resemblance to Mr. Spacely, but is larger in physical size. Fred Flintstone's boss, Mr. Slate, also is distinctly similar in personality to Mr. Spacely (and Slate's original design looked similar to Spacely); their characters parallel one another in many ways (Cogswell resembles Mr. Slate in appearance - possibly they are distant relatives, very distant). Mr. Spacely's appearance was later used for that of Magilla Gorilla character Mr. Peebles when that show debuted in 1964.