The Honeymooners: Season 1, Episode 37

The Bensonhurst Bomber (8 Sep. 1956)

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While Ralph and Norton are playing a game at the pool hall, Ralph gets into an argument with a mousy little guy who threatens to "tell my friend Harvey on you". Ralph, figuring anybody ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Trixie Norton (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Lescoulie ...
Himself - Announcer (voice)


While Ralph and Norton are playing a game at the pool hall, Ralph gets into an argument with a mousy little guy who threatens to "tell my friend Harvey on you". Ralph, figuring anybody named Harvey who's a friend of this guy must be as wimpy as him, tells the guy to "bring on Harvey" and brags that he'll beat up the both of them. Harvey turns out to be a tough, hulking bruiser, and challenges Ralph to a fight at the local gym. Ralph frantically looks for a way to get out of it. Written by

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8 September 1956 (USA)  »

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The title refers to "The Bomber" which was a popular nickname for a prize fighter after World War II and the successful use of Army Air Force bombers against the enemy. See more »


Ralph Kramden: [trying to figure out how he knocked down the tough guy supposed to be Norton's friend] Why would he say, "Hey, fatso, get out of the way"?
Ed Norton: [staring at Ralph's enormous girth] I don't know, maybe the phrase just fits.
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Mr. Gleason, how could you! You made it impossible to pick best HONEYMOONERS Episode!
3 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just don't know!! How does one pick the top or favourite HONEYMOONERS episode? The episodes which have received nearly constant showings reveal a true Cornicopia of Comic Masterpieces, especially the 1955-56 run. Each one seems as good as the next. It's apparent that Mr. Jackie Gleason & Company had hit their Zenith during this period.

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Of all the Nominees and many other deserving recipients my winner is- The BENSONHURST BOMBER! This show gets the nod because it has such an easy method of recognition in conversation. All one needs to do is say the now famous quotation: " friend Harvey!" and we all know the reference.

Old Folks, Boomers, Middle Aged, Young Adults, Teens and Kids all know Ralph, Alice, Norton and Trixie. They will be on our TV air waves long after this writer has turned up his toes, six feet under.

Perhaps Audrey Meadows said it best. It was in an interview shortly after Mr. Gleason's passing. She said that CBS News wanted her to do a video taped segment in which she would don the house dress of Alice Kramden once more. She would be seated at the kitchen table on a set which would be a facsimile of their apartment on the Jackie Gleason Show. She was to be sad, and sobbing because Ralph had died.

Miss Meadows declined most emphatically. Her reply to the interviewer was, "No. I wouldn't do that. Ralph didn't die. Jack died. Ralph will never die!" Dear Audrey, we most enthusiastically second the motion!

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