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The Honeymooners 

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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
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1956   1955  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jackie Gleason ...  Ralph Kramden 39 episodes, 1955-1956
Art Carney ...  Ed Norton 39 episodes, 1955-1956
Audrey Meadows ...  Alice Kramden 39 episodes, 1955-1956
Joyce Randolph ...  Trixie Norton 39 episodes, 1955-1956
Jack Lescoulie ...  Himself - Announcer 39 episodes, 1955-1956
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Storyline

Ralph Kramden is a New York bus driver who dreams of a better life. With his eccentric good friend, Ed Norton the sewer worker, he constantly tries crackpot schemes to strike it rich. All the while, his exasperated wife, Alice, is always there to bring him down to earth or to pick him up if he beats her to it. For as much as they fight, even dunderhead Ralph knows that she is the greatest and vice versa, despite his constant threats of domestic violence. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Honeymooners See more »

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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White (original version)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

CBS and Buick, the show's sponsor, wanted a second season, but Jackie Gleason refused because he felt that the quality of the scripts would not sustain for another season. See more »

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. See more »

Quotes

Ed Norton: Well, if I was asked to describe your build, I'd say you have, uh, very well developed muscles, uh, a good bone structure, very good bone structure, fine frame... and the whole thing is covered with fat.
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Alternate Versions

For the episodes that aired from October to December 1955, the opening credits featured a New York City bus driving down the street. An interior shot showed the view through the windshield and the back of the bus driver (intended to portray Ralph). A Buick (the show's sponsor) pulls up next to the bus then drives away. After January 1956, the opening credits were changed to the more familiar animated opening featuring the cast's names on drawings of moons. A Buick steering wheel was shown on the final moon. See more »


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You're My Greatest Love
Written by Jackie Gleason and Bill Templeton
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One of the greatest television shows of all time
3 August 2001 | by Jerry AblesSee all my reviews

Whether it's one of the classic 39 or one of the lost episodes, I always have a blast when I watch this show. It is one of the best shows ever to grace television. Everyone on the show was hilarious whether it was Ralph as the big mouthed, short tempered husband, Ed as the goofy upstairs neighbor or Alice and Trixie as the wives who always tried to keep them in line. It never fails to make me laugh out loud when I watch this show and I'd recommend it to anyone who needs a good laugh.


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