The Honeymooners (1955–1956)
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Head of the House 

Ralph has told a newspaper that he is the head of his household and is forced to prove it to a co-worker of his.

Director:

Frank Satenstein
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jackie Gleason ... Ralph Kramden
Art Carney ... Ed Norton
Audrey Meadows ... Alice Kramden
Joyce Randolph ... Trixie Norton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Bloch Ray Bloch ... Bandleader
The June Taylor Dancers The June Taylor Dancers ... Themselves
Jack Lescoulie ... Himself - Announcer
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Storyline

Ralph has told a newspaper that he is the head of his household and is forced to prove it to a co-worker of his.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1956 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Introducing himself to a newspaper reporter, Art Carney identifies his character as 'Edward L. Norton.' See more »

Quotes

Ed Norton: [Norton is amused that Ralph had told a newspaper reporter that he is the boss of his house] I'm just tryin' to get a picture of what you're gonna look like in a French Foreign Legion uniform.
Ralph Kramden: Are you trying to tell me that I'm afraid of Alice?
Ed Norton: I know you. We're buddies for a good long time, Ralph. I know you pretty good. Now, just take a little advice. Get on a phone and call that newspaper, and tell them to hold the presses, stop the presses, and don't print that statement.
Ralph Kramden: Oh, no. Not me, ...
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Connections

Remade as Toen was geluk heel gewoon: De baas in huis (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

You Tell Me Your Dream, I'll Tell You Mine
(uncredited)
Music by Neil Moret (as Chas. N. Daniels)
Lyrics by Seymour Rice and Albert H. Brown
Sung by Jackie Gleason and Art Carney when Ralph and Ed are drinking
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The King Falls
22 September 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

True to the formula, Ed and Ralph are approached by a man-on-the-street reporter and asked the question, "Who is the boss in your house?" Of course, with a little push from Norton, Ralph shoots his mouth off and Alice finds out front he article. Now he has to back it up. One thing he decides to do is get drunk. In a scene that is reminiscent of Laurel and Hardy, Ed and Ralph get stinking. The kicker is that Alice replaced the wine with grape juice, so there was no alcohol. They still act as if they have been on an all night binge. As we all know, there is going to be a test that requires Alice to rescue her knuckleheaded husband. The drunk scene is priceless. The bloviating is par for the course.


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