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17 September 1966 (USA) See more »
From Miami Beach, the sun and fun capitol of the world, it's 'The Jackie Gleason Show!'
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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 (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
Robert E. 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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Referenced in The Jackie Gleason Special (1973) (TV)See more »


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A Second Honeymoon, 16 May 2015
Author: John T. Ryan ( from United States

FOLLOWING HIS HIGHLY successful return to network television's weekly grind, it was time for a course correction. The new program had been given the handle of JACKIE GLEASON'S American SCENE MAGAZINE and attempted to sort of update the focus of the comedy being produced. They also wanted to "modernize" the production with short, attention span friendly "blackout" type of skits.

BY THE END of the fourth season, that which had been considered "fresh" and "innovative" was now thought to be commonplace. So, what to do in order to fix things? Perhaps the thought crossed someone's mind that it was time to return to the well once again; but this time it would be to the old and familiar waters of THE HONEYMOONERS.

YES IT WAS true, the Gleason show was returning to Delancy Street and to the tenements of the Kramdens and the Nortons. It was a case of the old becoming fresh and "new" because of an extended absence. (Remember Schultz, "Absence makes the heart fonder!") SO WITH THIS news, the new segments were about to undergo some cast changes. Sheila Mac Rae would be Alice and Jane Kean would take over as Trixie. But without a doubt, no one could envision anyone else in the part of Ed Norton but Art Carney. We were right as it was indeed a reunion of what many believe to be the "Laurel & Hardy of TV" were now being reunited.

OTHER THAN THE live television aspect of the original incarnation of THE HINEYMOONERS, there were several items that could only be viewed as being updates. In addition to the aforementioned application of videotape, the series was now to be a musical. Original songs and production numbers would be the order of the day.

A PREVIOSLY USED IDEA that had both the Norton and Kramden families sharing a winning ticket in a contest and traveling away from their blue collar (Proletariat) existence and seeing Planet Earth from the decks of an Ocean Liner. They would also be taping the shows in beautiful color.

SOME GREAT MAN once said that "You can't go home!" But it would appear that THE HONEYMOONERS succeeded in doing it.

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