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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1 October 1955 (USA)  »

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According to Art Carney, the elaborate procedure Ed Norton would go through whenever he had to sign something was originally an ad-lib. He based it on the performance his own father would go through when signing his school report card. 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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[repeated line]
Ralph: Har har, hardee har har!
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Referenced in Gleason (2002) See more »

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You're My Greatest Love
Written by Jackie Gleason and Bill Templeton
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A classic
30 September 1999 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw these shows when I was a kid and they were first-run on TV. This show made the working-class Kramden a king in his own castle with Alice as the real power behind the big throne. Archie Bunker and Al Bundy are in the same general pattern, but this was the beginning of all-American worker comedy on TV. Even though the shows are in b&w and look a bit worn, the comedy is still grand.


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