always a lesson to be learned
Mr. Spacely is a tyrant since, as jenovaii pointed out, George gets fired in almost every episode. But Mr. Spacely must have a heart somewhere, for George always manages to get his job back. While I would've left and looked for another job if I would've had a boss like Mr. Spacely, George's loyalty to Spacely Sprockets is to be commended, especially given the circumstances under which he works. Jane is a homemaker, but there occasionally are working women on the show. Moreover, Jane is not made to feel devalued for her choice to stay home. An excellent time for parents to tell their children that if a woman wants to work that's fine, and if she wants to stay home that's fine too. Also, while George didn't want a woman driver in an episode of the 1st season in 1962, when his car broke down and he had to take the bus, in later seasons, which were produced in the 1980s, George was excited for Judy to get her driver's license. A great way for parents to tell their children what the roles of men and women used to be when the show premiered in 1962, the varying degrees to which people perceived those roles, and how people's views on gender roles have evolved and changed since. On top of all that, the family is strong, close and values integrity. And there's always a lesson to be learned. I would highly recommend this show, particularly to families with young children.