The Honeymooners (1955–1956)
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A Man's Pride 

Ralph meets an old boyfriend of Alice's, who tells Ralph what a great success he now is. Ralph doesn't want to admit that he's only a bus driver, so he pretends he's the head of the bus ... See full summary »

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... Ralph Kramden
... Ed Norton
... Alice Kramden
... Trixie Norton
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... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Ralph meets an old boyfriend of Alice's, who tells Ralph what a great success he now is. Ralph doesn't want to admit that he's only a bus driver, so he pretends he's the head of the bus company. But his pretense may backfire, when Alice's former boyfriend and his wife invite Ralph and Alice to dinner at an expensive restaurant -- a place Ralph cannot afford. Written by afsnowbird

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Comedy | Family

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22 September 1956 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Victor Rendina, the waiter in this episode, played small TV and movie roles for his career. However, he will always be known as sitting across from Marlon Brando in "The Godfather" playing Phillip Tattaglia in 1972. See more »

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Ralph: What's so funny?
Bill Davis: I remember the funny joke I wrote in your autograph book. Some kids are small, some kids are tall, but 'Fatso Kramden' walks down the hall wall to wall. Ha Ha. That's was something to laugh about, but now we're grown.
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Remade as Toen was geluk heel gewoon: Een man z'n trots (1995) See more »

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The Title Says It All
24 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

When Ralph meets Alice's old boyfriend, the guy tells what a success he is. Ralph embarrassed at being a bus driver, makes up a story about being the president of the company. There are many undercurrents, and the two men parry and thrust with their egos. Eventually, the find themselves at a posh restaurant that neither can afford. It is uncomfortable and depressing. This was the last of the 39 and it sort of sums up the sad situation they find themselves in. I'll always wonder why Gleason stopped here. Perhaps there was just nowhere to go. Of course, he resurrected the characters on his variety show in the sixties, with Sheila McRae, Jane Keanu, and, Art Carney as Norton.


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