A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience.

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Jackie Gleason
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jackie Gleason ...  Ralph Kramden 39 episodes, 1955-1956
Art Carney ...  Ed Norton 39 episodes, 1955-1956
Audrey Meadows ...  Alice Kramden 39 episodes, 1955-1956
Joyce Randolph ...  Trixie Norton 39 episodes, 1955-1956
Jack Lescoulie ...  Himself - Announcer 39 episodes, 1955-1956
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Storyline

Ralph Kramden is a New York bus driver who dreams of a better life. With his eccentric good friend, Ed Norton the sewer worker, he constantly tries crackpot schemes to strike it rich. All the while, his exasperated wife, Alice, is always there to bring him down to earth or to pick him up if he beats her to it. For as much as they fight, even dunderhead Ralph knows that she is the greatest and vice versa. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

1 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los recién casados See more »

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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White (original version)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

CBS and Buick, the show's sponsor, wanted a second season, but Jackie Gleason refused because he felt that the quality of the scripts would not sustain for another season. See more »

Goofs

The background behind the stove and the window were actually curtains. There are a few episodes in which the corner (where the two meet) would separate and you could see a little of what was behind it. See more »

Quotes

Ralph: One of these days... One of these days... POW! Right in the kisser!
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Connections

Referenced in Here's Lucy: Lucy Visits Jack Benny (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

You're My Greatest Love
Written by Jackie Gleason and Bill Templeton
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Classic Comedy At Its Best!!
15 April 1999 | by Axiom-2See all my reviews

The Honeymooners is a classic comedy from the 1950s. There were only 39 original episodes made. But all 39 were classic gems. Jackie Gleason was hilarious as Ralph Kramden,the hard working, always complaining bus driver & husband of Alice (Audrey Meadows). They both worked very well together. The other couple in the show was Ed Norton (Art Carney) & Trixie Norton(Joyce Randolph). Art Carney was brilliant in this TV show, his personality & mannerisms are some of the funniest ever. A great actor. I don,t have one favorite episode that I can say is the best, they are all great. This is one of the best comedy shows ever made. The laser disc box sets of all 39 episodes are 2 of my best ones in my whole collection. A Must Have!!!


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