The Honeymooners: Season 1, Episode 39

A Man's Pride (22 Sep. 1956)

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Ralph meets an old boyfriend of Alice's, who tells Ralph what a great success he now is. Ralph doesn't want to admit that he's only a bus driver, so he pretends he's the head of the bus ... See full summary »

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Ralph meets an old boyfriend of Alice's, who tells Ralph what a great success he now is. Ralph doesn't want to admit that he's only a bus driver, so he pretends he's the head of the bus company. But his pretense may backfire, when Alice's former boyfriend and his wife invite Ralph and Alice to dinner at an expensive restaurant -- a place Ralph cannot afford. Written by afsnowbird

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At the Colonnade Room after Ralph and Bill confess that neither of them can pay the check they decide to pay the check collectively. Ralph has $16., Bill has $12., Millie has $9., and Alice has $17. See more »

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Ralph: Me and my silly pride. I promise you this, Norton, I'm gonna learn. I'm gonna learn from hereon in how to swallow my pride.
Ed Norton: Well, that ought not to be too hard. You've learned how to swallow everything else.
Ralph: GET OUT!
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Honeymooners: A Man's Pride
8 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the better Honeymooners episodes. Ralph meets a childhood pal when he and Alice were courting,however Ralph is trying to give Bill Davis(which Ralph calls loudmouth) the brush. He tells Norton how Davis always makes a big name for himself and lets Alice know 'how good he's doing'. However Ralph know his boss Mr.Monahan leaves the office at 6:00 and informs(pretends) to Bill that he 'runs' the Gotham bus company,that he's the boss,when Bill wants to see his office Ralph nervously tells him that he's way too busy for visitors,however you can come by at 6:30. Bill says 'Ralph,you're the boss,so cancel your appointments and I'll visit you in your office,but Ralph says 'you can't do that, Bill: "Ralph,you're too wound up,slow down and we'll have a leisurely talk and in a half hour you'll feel like a new man". Ralph: "I haven't got a half hour!" Bill asks Ralph his home phone number,Norton intercedes and gives Bill his number 'Trixie the maid will answer it'.

In the conclusion Ralph,Alice,Bill and his wife Millie are dining and dancing at a very expensive restaurant in which neither wants to pay the check. Bill confess to Millie(in private)that he lied to Ralph,when in fact he's really an assistant plumber. When Ralph and Alice return from dancing Bill tells the waiter to bring the check,Ralph figures Bill will pay,but Ralph's silly pride gets the better of him,when the check does come he insists he'll handle it.Bill: "OK Ralph".

Ralph realizes he screwed himself "I have a confession to make Alice has told me thousand times not to be someone I'm not I can't pay the check". Millie tells Bill "you better say something',he states I can't pay either,i'm not a big shot I'm an assistance plumber. All four start laughing their heads off and Ralph and Bill amusingly tease each other. Fortunnately Ralph says 'i got $12,Bill says I got $9,Millie has $6.


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