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1
Release Date:
1 October 1955 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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(70 articles)
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"Bang! Zoom! Straight to Da Moon!" See more (30 total) »

Cast

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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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Series Directed by
Frank Satenstein (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Writing credits
Marvin Marx (16 episodes, 1955-1956)
Walter Stone (16 episodes, 1955-1956)
Leonard Stern (14 episodes, 1955-1956)
Sydney Zelinka (14 episodes, 1955-1956)
Herbert Finn (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
A.J. Russell (9 episodes, 1955-1956)

Series Produced by
Jack Hurdle .... producer (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack Philbin .... executive producer (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
Stanley Poss .... assistant producer (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Original Music by
Sammy Spear (1 episode, 1956)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jack Etra (22 episodes, 1955-1956)
Doug Downs (16 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Film Editing by
Leonard Anderson (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Costume Design by
Peggy Morrison (33 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Production Management
Jackie Gleason .... production supervisor (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Art Department
Richard Richtaryk .... scenic designer / scenic artist (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Block .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Al Stahl .... opening animation (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pat Perkins .... daytime dresses (24 episodes, 1955-1956)
Peggy Morrison .... costumes / costumer (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Music Department
Sammy Spear .... musical director (39 episodes, 1955-1956)

Ray Bloch .... musical director (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (39 episodes)
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Color:
Black and White (original version) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
A running gag in the "Honeymooners" sketches on "The Jackie Gleason Show" (1952) was Ralph making remarks to Trixie about her previous career as a burlesque dancer. This was toned down for this separate series and Trixie's dancing career was rarely mentioned.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
You're My Greatest LoveSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
"Bang! Zoom! Straight to Da Moon!", 28 November 2002
Author: (robocoptng986127@aol.com) from U.S.A

In the lower-class section of New York lives the Kramden family: Ralph and wife Alice. Upstairs are their neighbors and good friends Trixie and Ed Norton. Ralph works as a bus driver while Ed is a sewer worker. Alice and Trixie are homemakers. One thing's for sure: Alice is tough. She would never call Ralph "sir". Whenever Ralph would rant and rave and threaten to punch her to the moon, she isn't the tiniest bit offended.

Ralph and Ed always dabble into "get rich quick" schemes and all of them seem to back fire. Like the one where Alice takes in a dog, unbeknownst to Ralph, who eats a mysterious meat from the refrigerator. Not knowing it's dog food, he tries to market the stuff. Once he finds out it's dog food, he goes ballistic. Or how about the episode where Ralph thinks somebody is stalking him? He sees a painter on the fire escape, and it takes a minute or two to sink in, then he freaks out. Funny!! Remember the one where Alice goes out to get a job and Ralph stays home to tend to the house, due to the bus depot was laying off employees for the week.

The Honeymooners started as a segment on The Jackie Gleason Show, but then became a TV smash-hit! Jackie Gleason plays Ralph Kramden, Art Carney is Ed Norton, Audrey Meadows is Alice and Joyce Randolph is Trixie. Trixie wasn't as major of a character as Ralph, Ed and Alice. She wasn't always in every episode. Sadly, Jackie Gleason is no longer with us, but Carney, Meadows and Randolph are still around, appearing on talk shows, sharing what they remember about The Honeymooners.

In 1960, The Honeymooners inspired The Flintstones! Fred and Barney behave just like Ralph and Norton, whom I think were derivative from Laurel & Hardy, two other very funny guys! Honeymooners begat The Flintstones and The Flinstones, apparently, begat The Simpsons and The Simpsons begat many, many comedies we see today. Honeymooners, much like I Love Lucy and Father Knows Best, will forever live on in reruns, and in our memories.

Memorable quotes: Ralph: "Norton, you're a mental patient!" Norton: "Ralphie boy, you're a nut." Ralph: "Ooh, Alice, one of these days: bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!"

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