"I ,______, Ranger Third Class..."
episode "TV or Not TV" on the sitcom THE HONEYMOONERS/CBS/1955-56 sewer
worker Ed Norton (Art Carney) belonged to the Captain Video Space Rangers
While watching the TV show Ed wore a clear-bubbled space
helmet, carried a disintegrator gun and recited the following pledge:
"I, (fill in name), Ranger third class in the Captain Video Space
Academy, do solemnly pledge to obey my mommy and daddy, be kind to dumb
animals and old ladies in and out of space, not to tease my little
brothers and sisters, and to brush my teeth twice a day and drink milk
after every meal."
When Ed's friend Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) first saw Norton in
his space getup, he said, "Whaaaat is that?" Ed replied, "This is my official
Captain Video helmet, I'm off to outer space!" Ralph mocked Ed saying,
"You're off, all right. I'll tell you that much."
Defending himself, Ed counters with "Careful what you say,
earthling. I may be forced to disintegrate you. [Looking up and down at
Ralph] "It'll be the biggest pile of ashes the world has ever known!" See
also "Video Rangers"
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