The Honeymooners: Season 1, Episode 17

The Babysitter (21 Jan. 1956)

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When Alice has a telephone installed, Ralph feels threatened both by her newfound freedom and the prospect of another bill to pay.

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When Alice has a telephone installed, Ralph feels threatened both by her newfound freedom and the prospect of another bill to pay.

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Trivia

The original title of this episode was "BEnsonhurst 3-7741". But after filming, it was discovered that that was an actual working number. To avoid the real-life users of the number from being called by viewers, the number was changed to BEnsonhurst 0-7741. The cast had to re-dub every mention of the digit "three" with "zero" and the title was changed. See more »

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Right after the new phone is installed, Alice calls Trixie to tell her about it. Immediately after, Ralph comes home and Norton calls from upstairs to congratulate him. But Alice did not give Trixie the phone number, so there was no way Norton could have known it. See more »

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Alice: [to Ralph] That phone is staying here. Everybody but us has a telephone. All you're worried about is the money. Well, you can just stop worrying, because I'll figure out some way to pay for that phone. I'll just, uh, well, I'll cut down on something.
Ralph: I know what you'll cut down on: my food. That's what you'll cut down on, Alice, my food! We'll have a phone, but I won't have anything to eat!
Alice: Oh, Ralph.
Ralph: Don't "Oh, Ralph" me! I'm sick and tired of that "Oh, Ralph"! The bills will get bigger and ...
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The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
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Music by Harry Warren
Hummed by Alice after she gets the baby sitting job
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