Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama. Stu and Jeff worked out of an office located at 77 Sunset Strip in Los ... See full summary »
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.,
In 1956, 14-year-old Alan Silver's life revolves around family, the synagogue and the Dodgers. Grandparents Jules and Sophie live in the same brownstone as Alan, his brother Nate, and their parents Phyllis and George.
[rehearsing a TV commercial in England]
And I say, "Oh, it is my good wife, Lady Penelope Farthingay, Duchess of Rathbone. Blimey, you look lovely."
That's right, "blimey". That's the way all of those high-falutin' English talk. They use words like "blimey", "tally-ho", "yoicks"...
If you ask me, we're the "yoicks" for doing this.
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I grew up watching the "classic 39" reruns and I actually remember watching Gleason's late 60's color variety show at original airing during the same period. I thought for sure that once I saw these color episodes again, it would be a disaster. I remember enjoying them, but I also know that in many cases you "can't go home again". Well, forget that cliché' since these episodes hold up extremely well! Yeah, I know Ralph and Ed are a bit older. Yeah, I know the real "Alice" is no longer around. But Gleason and Carney's portrayal of Ralph & Ed have lost VERY little, and in some scenes they seem even sharper than the 50's! Maybe I'll whistle a different tune if and when they issue the later seasons eventually, but as far as I'm concerned, you can't lose investing in this fine and funny first season of "newer" Honeymooners! A-
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