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The Honeymooners: The Adoption (26 Mar. 1955)

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Alice and Ralph Kramden,despite not having a great deal to show for their lives,decide together that they want to adopt a baby. Ralph,naturally,is set on having a son and wont hear of anything else. The Kramdens,with help from the Nortons,prepare for the arrival of this new mouth to feed. When Alice & Ralph go to the adoption agency,they are first shown a girl baby but Ralph insists they bring a boy. While waiting,in one a Gleason best moments as Ralph Kramden,he reluctantly and then fully bonds with the baby. Then has a fit when they try and take her back! The Kramdens take the baby home and all seems well but...before the finalizing of the adoption the birth mother has had a change of mind and wants her baby back! Alice is heartbroken and Ralph is just plain furious. Written by happipuppi13

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