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In this spoof of TV's "The Honeymooners", Ralph Crumden and Ned Morton are mouse versions of Jackie Gleason and Art Carney's characters on the TV show. When new human tenants move into the ... See full summary »

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Ralph Crumden / Ned Morton (voice) (uncredited)
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In this spoof of TV's "The Honeymooners", Ralph Crumden and Ned Morton are mouse versions of Jackie Gleason and Art Carney's characters on the TV show. When new human tenants move into the apartment where the Crumden and Morton couples live, Ralph and Ned try to gain access to a banquet of food in the people's refrigerator, which is guarded by an orange cat. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Jackie Gleason at first tried to block the release of the cartoon, a spoof of his show The Honeymooners (1955). Director Robert McKimson sent him a print, and upon viewing it Gleason dropped his objections. See more »

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After Alice suggests that they get rid of the cat, the color of Ralph's shirt flickers between green and brown. See more »

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Alice Crumden: Ralph, like I've been trying to tell you; Why don't you just get rid of the cat?
Ralph Crumden: Hey, Morton. Why don't we just get rid of the cat?
Ned Morton: Hey, yeah, Ralph. Why don't we just get rid of the cat?
Ralph Crumden: Oh, I ought to...
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Bridal Chorus
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Great Parody Of 'The Honeymooners'
1 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This "Hooneymooners" takeoff on the famous television program was a hoot!

Instead of "Ralph Kramden," we have "Ralph Crumden." Instead of "Ed Norton," we have "Ned Martin." At least "Alice" is still "Alice."

The other differences are big ones: instead of humans, they're mice, but at least they still live in New York (on 42nd Street if the opening music number means anything.)

Of the three imitations, I thought June Foray was great as "Alice," sounding pretty close to the human counterpart (Audrey Meadows) and Daws Butler cracked me up as Norton. He also did Gleason's role as Ralph but not as effectively.

Alice gets the best lines in this simple tale of the mice trying to figure out how to get by a big cat so they can get to the food. She uses lines like, "I've seen better heads on a glass of beer," when describing the two males. Their big plan is a "Trojan dog" to trick the cat but the main idea of the cartoon appears to be simply having fun with the TV program, playfully mocking the main characters and all the phrases they used to use in almost every show including the "Alice, you're the greatest!" endings.

Watching this cartoon has convinced me to buy the real "Honeymooners" DVD from that memorable one season of 1955.


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