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Writer:
Jackie Gleason (created by)
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Seasons:
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 3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Cultural Icon See more (31 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
Jackie Gleason (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
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:
Art Carney's first appearance on The Honeymooners was not as Ed Norton, but a cop who gets hit by a barrel of flour in the very first "Honeymooners" sketch on "The Jackie Gleason Show" (1952).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:
Ralph:I have - I've got an explanation. A perfect one. I'm a dope. Not a run-of-the-mill dope, the world's champ. For years I've been talking for granted the most wonderful thing tht's ever happened to me - you. I've never shown you the appreciation you deserve, Alice. You could walk outta that door right now and I wouldn't blame you. You deserve something better than me. There are a million guys who'd give you anything if they could have a girl like you.
Alice:Ralph, I don't want a million. There's just one guy I want: you.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (1988) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
You're My Greatest LoveSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Cultural Icon, 9 July 1999
Author: jiffy-2 from New York

This is one of the greatest TV shows of all time. If you have never seen this, you're in for a real treat. Ralph (Jackie Gleason) is a bus driver for the Gotham Bus Company. He lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn with his long-suffering wife Alice (Audrey Meadows). His best pal is the sewer worker who lives upstairs, Ed Norton (Art Carney). Ralph is always scheming to make money. His ideas never work. The things I like best about this show is a) the writing -- introduced phrases that are now part of the American language ("To the moon, Alice!" b) the directing -- look what they did with three cameras that never moved! c) the acting, esp. the improvisation when gags failed -- remember, this was live TV! This show was the influence of the cartoon "The Flintstones", plus a couple of generations of every other TV sitcom.

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