In Reply to: Space Cadet posted by ESC on July 12, 2008 at 01:30:
: : Space Cadet: Term used by Jackie Gleason on the Honeymooners show. The episode is called 'TV or not to TV'. Original air date was October 1st, 1955.
: That's interesting. I wouldn't have thought the expression was that old.
"Tom Corbett - Space Cadet" started as a live action serial in 1950. There were also books, comics, and a radio show all pre-1955.