The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1959)
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The Kramdens and Nortons appear in a Flakey Wakey commercial on an English television show.

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Frank Satenstein

Writers:

Joe Bigelow (writing supervisor), Herbert Finn | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jackie Gleason ... Himself - Host / Ralph Kramden
Art Carney ... Ed Norton
Audrey Meadows ... Alice Kramden
Joyce Randolph ... Trixie Norton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Balduzzi Dick Balduzzi ... Bellhop
Court Benson Court Benson ... Fitzhughes
Ray Bloch Ray Bloch ... Bandleader / Sir Raymond Bloch
Bernard Burke Bernard Burke ... Farquard Announcer
Cathleen Cordell ... 1st Portrette Girl
Treva Frazee Treva Frazee ... 3rd Portrette Girl
Eddie Hanley Eddie Hanley ... Elevator Operator
The June Taylor Dancers The June Taylor Dancers ... Themselves / Dancers in Hotel Lobby / Farquard Show Dancers
Anthony Kemble-Cooper Anthony Kemble-Cooper ... Charles Lewis (as Anthony Cooper)
Lucille Lancaster Lucille Lancaster ... 2nd Portrette Girl
Jack Lescoulie ... Himself - Announcer
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The Kramdens and Nortons appear in a Flakey Wakey commercial on an English television show.

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Comedy

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TV-G
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9 March 1957 (USA) See more »

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Gleason and the Gang at Their Finest
5 January 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

If I could give something an eleven, this would be it. When the Kramdens arrive in London on their around the world tour, they find themselves having attained some celebrity. So, naturally, the people at the Flakey Wakey's company want them to participate in a commercial. Of course, Ralph can't just do this. He must be in charge. He writes and directs. The script is absolutely awful (and awfully funny). He takes on all the important stuff, but when it comes to actually performing, he is overcome with monumental stage fright The actual commercial knocked me off my chair. Gleason is amazing when he is overcome with fear. He has those big eyes and that vacuous look, as if there were no one else with him on stage. This, to me, is the best of all the episodes.


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