The Honeymooners (1955–1956)
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The $99,000 Answer 

Ralph's out to prove himself to Alice, his neighborhood, and the world when he becomes a contestant on a hit television game show.


Frank Satenstein




Episode credited cast:
Jackie Gleason ... Ralph Kramden
Art Carney ... Ed Norton
Audrey Meadows ... Alice Kramden
Joyce Randolph ... Trixie Norton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Lescoulie ... Himself - Announcer


Ralph's out to prove himself to Alice, his neighborhood, and the world when he becomes a contestant on a hit television game show.

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

28 January 1956 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ralph's reference to the "twelve year-old kid" was Gloria Lockerman who won $16,000 on The $64,000 Question (1955) in September 1955. Her category was "Spelling Bee", which is why Alice challenged Ralph to spell "antidisestablishmentarianism". See more »


When Ralph guesses "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" as the song Norton is playing, he mentions that it was written for "a picture called 42nd Street back in 1932". The film version of 42nd Street (based on the Broadway musical) was released in 1933, not 1932. See more »


Ralph: [Talking about his mother-in-law] Why couldn't she have been with Custer when he got in that trouble?
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Shuffle Off to Buffalo
Music by Harry Warren
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Name That Tune!
19 September 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Ralph finds himself participating in a popular national quiz show based on "The 64,000 Dollar Question." He chooses popular music as his topic, but has to wait a week because of time constraints. He uses that time to work with Norton to sharpen his skills. And he is awesome. He knows everything about every genre. But Norton starts each piano piece with a quick phrase from "Swanee River." Well, Ralph goes from a panicky neophyte to a cocky blowhard. His personality changes because he thinks he can lick the world. We know from watching this show that it ain't gonna happen. Getting there turns out to be a hoot. Don't miss this one. It's one of the gems of the series.

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