Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
1964, from the first elements of situation comedy, a phrase attested from 1953 of television shows, 1943 of radio programs; see situation.
Even Bing Crosby has succumbed to series TV and will appear in a sitcom as an electrical engineer who happens to break into song once a week. ["Life," Sept. 18, 1964]
The sex act between a homosexual man and a heterosexual woman (1972+ Homosexuals)