The Honeymooners (1955–1956)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy, Family


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A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience.

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  • Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows in The Honeymooners (1955)
  • Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners (1955)
  • Jackie Gleason and Art Carney in The Honeymooners (1955)
  • Jackie Gleason and Art Carney in The Honeymooners (1955)
  • Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners (1955)
  • Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners (1955)

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Creator:

Jackie Gleason

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15 April 1999 | Axiom-2
Classic Comedy At Its Best!!
The Honeymooners is a classic comedy from the 1950s. There were only 39 original episodes made. But all 39 were classic gems. Jackie Gleason was hilarious as Ralph Kramden,the hard working, always complaining bus driver & husband of Alice (Audrey Meadows). They both worked very well together. The other couple in the show was Ed Norton (Art Carney) & Trixie Norton(Joyce Randolph). Art Carney was brilliant in this TV show, his personality & mannerisms are some of the funniest ever. A great actor. I don,t have one favorite episode that I can say is the best, they are all great. This is one of the best comedy shows ever made. The laser disc box sets of all 39 episodes are 2 of my best ones in my whole collection. A Must Have!!!

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Trivia

Audrey Meadows was the only cast member to receive residual payments for the show for her entire life. This was a result of her shrewd manager, who predicted the prospect of a "rerun" even in the early stages of television, before precedent was set for it. As a part of her contract, she was told to stipulate that if the show were to air in subsequent time slots in the future, she would be paid royalties, which is an interesting bit of history, because it's now a standard condition for all television work that the involved parties from an episode should get paid for each showing of it. These days it applies to directors, actors, actresses, writers, and voice actors, along with others in different capacities as well.


Quotes

Ralph: If any of the Racoons ever get sick, it'll be my responsibility to go and visit them.
Alice: Oh, that is a very important responsibility, Ralph. You better start now and find out what the visiting hours are at Bellevue.
Ralph: That did it, Alice - that did it. ...


Goofs

The background behind the stove and the window were actually curtains. There are a few episodes in which the corner (where the two meet) would separate and you could see a little of what was behind it.


Alternate Versions

Besides the modification to the opening title sequence when prepared for syndication, original announcer Jack Lescoulie's voice was replaced with that of Gaylord Avery, a longtime CBS staff announcer.


Soundtracks

You're My Greatest Love
Written by
Jackie Gleason and Bill Templeton

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Genres

Comedy | Family

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