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Release Date:
17 September 1966 (USA) See more »
There's only one Gleason, the great one. (season 3) See more »
Mr. Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "Honeymooners" sketches.
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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Charming and very classy See more (9 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 91)

Jackie Gleason ... Himself - Host / ... (83 episodes, 1966-1970)
Johnny Olson ... Himself - Announcer (76 episodes, 1966-1970)
The June Taylor Dancers ... Themselves / ... (66 episodes, 1966-1970)
Sammy Spear and His Orchestra ... Themselves (60 episodes, 1966-1970)

Art Carney ... Ed Norton / ... (57 episodes, 1966-1970)

Sheila MacRae ... Alice Kramden / ... (52 episodes, 1966-1970)

Jane Kean ... Trixie Norton / ... (51 episodes, 1966-1970)
Greta Randall ... Herself / ... (44 episodes, 1966-1970)

Series Directed by
Frank Bunetta (40 episodes, 1966-1970)
Series Writing credits
Rod Parker (38 episodes, 1966-1970)
Walter Stone (38 episodes, 1966-1970)
Marvin Marx (28 episodes, 1966-1968)
Herbert Finn (15 episodes, 1966-1968)
Robert Hilliard (10 episodes, 1969-1970)
Leonard Stern (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sydney Zelinka (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Howard Harris (2 episodes, 1967)

Buddy Arnold (unknown episodes)
Keith Fowler (unknown episodes)
Cully Richards (unknown episodes)
Tom Tenowich (unknown episodes)
Snag Werris (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jack Philbin .... executive producer (39 episodes, 1966-1970)
Ronald Wayne .... producer (38 episodes, 1966-1970)
Ed Waglin .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1968-1970)

Jackie Gleason .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
James Teevan (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Casting by
James Bernard (1 episode, 1970)
Series Set Decoration by
Phil Cuoco (33 episodes, 1966-1970)
Series Costume Design by
Lou Eisele (28 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jerry Boxhorn (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Makeup Department
Ruth Regina .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1967-1970)

Rudolph Liszt .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ed Waglin .... associate director / assistant director (38 episodes, 1966-1970)
Series Art Department
Neal DeLuca .... set designer (26 episodes, 1966-1970)
Series Sound Department
Jay Fairman .... sound (32 episodes, 1966-1970)
Series Special Effects by
Bob McCarthy .... special effects director / special effects (3 episodes, 1966-1967)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Saitta .... lighting director (23 episodes, 1966-1969)
Dean Nelson .... lighting director (9 episodes, 1967-1970)
James Teevan .... video tape supervisor (2 episodes, 1969)
Series Casting Department
James Bernard .... casting (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry Boxhorn .... costumes (1 episode, 1969)
Series Editorial Department
James Teevan .... editor: video tape (1 episode, 1970)
Series Music Department
Jackie Gleason .... composer: theme music / composer: theme "Melancholy Serenade" (40 episodes, 1966-1970)
Sammy Spear .... musical director (40 episodes, 1966-1970)
Leo Talent .... music coordinator (38 episodes, 1966-1970)
Deane Kincaide .... orchestrator (30 episodes, 1966-1968)
Jack Kerner .... music librarian (19 episodes, 1967-1970)
George Williams .... orchestrator (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jerry Bresler .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 1967)
Lyn Duddy .... composer: additional music / music (3 episodes, 1967)
Lon E. Norman .... orchestrator (2 episodes, 1967)

Will Schaefer .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
June Taylor .... choreographer (35 episodes, 1966-1970)
Edmund De Vierno .... assistant to producer (34 episodes, 1966-1970)
Peter Gladke .... assistant choreographer (33 episodes, 1966-1970)
Charles Raymond .... stage manager (27 episodes, 1966-1968)
Marvin Marx .... creative supervisor (26 episodes, 1966-1968)
Zane Radney .... stage manager (25 episodes, 1966-1968)
Faye McCarthy .... assistant to producer (24 episodes, 1966-1970)
Hal Warner .... technical director (18 episodes, 1966-1970)
James Bernard .... assistant to producer (17 episodes, 1966-1967)
Walter Stone .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1968-1970)
Rupert Baron .... stage manager (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Richard Gillaspy .... stage manager (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Penny Olsen .... program staff (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Shirley Vaughan .... assistant to producer (8 episodes, 1967)
John Ritchey .... assistant to producer (6 episodes, 1966-1967)
Marilyn Youngentob .... assistant to producer / program staff (6 episodes, 1967-1969)
Faye Abell .... assistant to producer (6 episodes, 1967)
Series Thanks
Elinor Simmons .... thanks (1 episode, 1970)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Color Honeymooners" - USA (rerun title)
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60 min
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Did You Know?

Ralph Kramden:[visiting in Ireland] You know, I never knew that Jackie Gleason was Irish.
Ed Norton:Oh yeah, I knew it. I read it in a TV magazine once. His whole family came over from Ireland during the potato famine.
Ralph Kramden:Oh.
Ed Norton:In fact, I think they caused it!
Ralph Kramden:That Gleason is a little chubby, isn't he?
Ed Norton:Oh, he certainly is.
Ralph Kramden:That Art Carney put on a few pounds too, you know.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Charming and very classy, 12 November 2005
Author: jppu from usa

It's the color honeymooners as the good life channel calls them and thank you good life, for bringing them back.

If it looks like the great one is resting on his laurels, so be it. He deserves it. Where the '50s version of the honeymooners was hysterical and gritty, the late '60s version emphasizes Miami (ad nausea - it still tickles me tho since i grew up in ft. Lauderdale in the '60s-'70s.), color, a large budget and awesome musical numbers. The comedy is still funny in fact even sidesplitting from time to time, but in this version, it seems to be all about CHARM as opposed to innovative comedy. Sure, Gleason and Carney are a TEAM and a delightful team, like going over to a favorite uncle at thanksgiving. It's a team that has paid their dues and now are reaping the rewards and just relaxing and having fun. THere's nothing wrong with that. IT's just not as funny and innovative as these episode are remakes of the '50s episodes which was where the innovation was.

THe composers of the songs can stand proud of their accomplishment at writing a damn fine musical a week (or every other maybe?) and their creations can stand along side anything on Broadway at the time or even now. Perhaps there can be a musical review on stage featuring these great songs. I especially love the song from the Italy episode which Sheila mccrae sings with a Italian boy. what a beautiful song.

Mccrae and Jane Kean are always criticized for not being the beloved Audrey Meadows (or Pert Kelton for that matter. I saw one extremely rare Dumont show where she played Alice. she was truly frightening.) and Joyce Randolph. But Sheila and Jane are top notch singers and I love the hear them belt out Alice's and Trixie's songs. It's funny because I can't picture Sheila and Jane in the old '50s show just like i can't picture Audrey and Joyce in the '60s show. Gleason and Carney aren't singers at all, but they can sure put over a great song nonetheless. There are no comparisons.

THe only thing i find regrettable is that good life TV is only showing honeymooner episodes and there are only 40 of these hour long color musicals. I wish they would show the other non-honeymooners episodes. And now that I live in a city where I cant get good life TV, I wish someone would come out with an authorized DVD of four complete seasons of the Jackie Gleason show from Miami.

But thank you good life TV for bringing back great Saturday night TV and a heck of a lot of charm and class.

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