The Honeymooners (1955–1956)

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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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 Ralph Kramden (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Ed Norton (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Alice Kramden (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Trixie Norton (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack Lescoulie ...
 Himself - Announcer (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
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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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The show was shot "as live" (filmed before an audience, edited and shown later). If you ever notice Jackie Gleason patting himself on the stomach, it was a sign that he had forgotten his line.. See more »

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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 »

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Ed Norton: Tough luck, Ralphie-boy.
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Referenced in Archer: The Honeymooners (2013) See more »

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You're My Greatest Love
Written by Jackie Gleason and Bill Templeton
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The only good show on television of that time
11 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Honeymooners was more than a good show, they were the reason TV was invented. All the other 50's (and some 60's shows) could not surpass the greatness of this sitcom about a couple (Ralph and Alice Kramden played by Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows) living in New York and they're weekley escapades, also including Ralph's friend Norton (Art Carney has never been better) and others. Though it only lasted 39 episodes (plus some lost ones), it is as legendary as the line "Bang zoom, straight to the moon". Entertaining and funny. A++


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