"Space Cadet" is the seventh episode of the third season of Recess, which was first broadcast on October 2nd, 1999.


Gretchen gets a letter from NASA, telling her that she will be involved in the next space shuttle mission.



  • The animation of Gretchen on the merry-go-round was later used in the 2001 opening to Disney's One Saturday Morning.
  • Buzz Aldrin guest stars in this episode as himself.
  • T.J. partially breaks the fourth wall in this episode. When Gretchen is fooling around during her "space training", T.J. tells her, "You're an astronaut, not a cartoon character!"
  • Clips of this episode were included in Toon Disney's "Weekday Bonus Stack" promo and the 2001 Disney's One Saturday Morning promo.
  • The shuttle shown at the end is Space Shuttle Atlantis.


  • This is one of only six episodes of the television show Recess that were directed by both Sheetz and Parkins, the two prominent directors of the series.

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