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The Honeymooners


The Honeymooners Cast

Series Description

The Honeymooners TV show was one of televisions first situation comedy series. It aired for 30 minutes per episode on CBS and was about a bus driver who was never happy with his lot in life. He often tried "get rich quick" schemes that he was sure would work but they never did. He ended out feeling like a "loser" but his ever-loving wife always managed to bring him out of it in the end by pointing out what was good in their lives.

The Honeymooners Cast

Jackie Gleason ............ Ralph Kramden
Audrey Meadows ............ Alice Kramden
Art Carney ................ Ed Norton
Joyce Randolph ............ Trixie Norton

The Honeymooners Trivia

    

Jackie Gleason and Art Carney were first cast together on "The Cavalcade of Stars" program. Art's character "Ed Norton" was introduced on that series.

According to Jackie Gleason, Orson Welles was the first person to call him, "The Great One".

In addition to Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph, several other actresses played the roles of Alice and Trixie. Pert Kelton, Sue Ane Langdon and Sheila MacRae played Alice. Elaine Stritch, Patricia Wilson and Jane Kean played Trixie.

Jackie Gleason did not originally want Audrey Meadows to be cast for the part of Alice Kramden. He thought she was too young and too pretty. She sent him pictures of herself dressed as a poor housewife and he changed his mind.

In 1956, Art Carney won an emmy for the Honeymooners TV show as best actor in a supporting role. Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows both earned emmy nominations that year too but did not win.

You know how you're always hearing that some series is filmed in the same studio where the "Ed Sullivan Show" was done. Well, The Honeymooners episodes were done there first!

Jackie Gleason was born in a poor part of Brooklyn, NY pretty similar to his home on the Honeymooners.

The often heard of Honeymooners' "Lost Episodes" are actually the sketches of the Honeymooners that were performed on the Jackie Gleason Program. They were in Gleason's possession all those years (30) and he always knew where they were. He had copies because it was in his contract that he would receive copies of all shows.

The inscription on Jackie Gleason's headstone is his trademark phrase, "And Away We Go!".

Everyone knows that Jackie Gleason starred in the movie, "The Hustler" in the role of "Minnesota Fats". Many people know that Jackie did not use a "double" for the pool shots as he was an excellent pool player himself. Few people are aware, however, that he got his skill by actually working as a pool hustler in his younger days!

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

The First Season

The first season's episodes of The Honeymooners were short skits on the Jackie Gleason Program.
They varied in length from 7 to 15 minutes.
  1. The Cold (11/1/1952)
  2. Pickles (11/8/1952)
  3. Jellybeans (11/22/1952)
  4. Alice Plays Cupid (1/17/1953)
  5. Suspense (1/24/1953)
  6. Lost Job (1/31/1953)
  7. Anniversary Gift (2/21/1953)
  8. Income Tax (3/7/1953)
  9. Alice's Aunt Ethel (3/14/1953)
  10. What's Her Name? (3/21/1953)
  11. Lunchbox (3/28/1953)
  12. Hot Tips (4/11/1953)
  13. Norton Moves In (4/18/1953)
  14. Ralph's Diet (4/25/1953)
  15. Dinner Guest (5/2/1953)
  16. Manager Of The Baseball Team (5/9/1953)
  17. The Prowler (6/6/1953)
  18. Guest Speaker (6/13/1953)
  19. Vacation At Fred's Landing (6/20/1953)
  20. Glow Worm Cleaning (6/27/1953)

The Second Season

In the second & third seasons, the Honeymooners portions of the Jackie Gleason Program,
increased to 30 to 35 minutes in length.
  1. Hot Dog Stand (10/10/1953)
  2. Two Tickets To The Fight (10/24/1953)
  3. Halloween Party (10/31/1953)
  4. Champaign And Caviar (11/7/1953)
  5. Letter To The Boss (11/14/1953)
  6. Finger Man (11/28/1953)
  7. Santa And The Bookies (12/12/1953)
  8. The Honeymooners' Christmas Party (12/19/1953)
  9. New Year's Eve Party (12/26/1953)
  10. This Is Your Life (1/16/1954)
  11. Cottage For Sale (1/23/1954)
  12. Lawsuit (3/27/1954)
  13. The Next Champ (4/10/1954)
  14. Stand In For Murder (4/17/1954)
  15. Move Uptown (4/24/1954)
  16. The Man In The Blue Suit (5/1/1954)
  17. Hair-Raising Tale (5/8/1954)
  18. Boxtop Kid (5/22/1954)
  19. Two Men On A Horse (5/29/1954)
  20. Good Bye Aunt Ethel (6/5/1954)
  21. Vacation / Fred's Landing (6/19/1954)

The Third Season

  1. Ralph's Sweet Tooth (9/25/1954)
  2. Game Called on Account of Marriage (10/2/1954)
  3. The People's Choice (10/23/1954)
  4. Battle of the Sexes (11/13/1954)
  5. Teamwork Beat the Clock (11/20/1954)
  6. Brother-in-Law (11/27/1954)
  7. Songwriters (12/11/1954)
  8. Kramden vs. Norton (1/5/1955)
  9. A Promotion (1/22/1955)
  10. The Hypnotist (1/29/1955)
  11. Cupid (2/5/1955)
  12. A Little Man Who Wasn't There (2/12/1955)
  13. Hero (2/19/1955)
  14. The Great Jewel Robbery (2/25/1955)
  15. Peacemaker (3/5/1955)
  16. The Adoption (3/26/1955)
  17. Stars over Flatbush (4/2/1955)
  18. One Big Happy Family (4/9/1955)
  19. A Weighty Problem (4/16/1955)
  20. Principle of the Thing (4/30/1955)
  21. Songs and Witty Sayings (5/14/1955)
  22. Boys and Girls Together (5/23/1955)

The Fourth Season

In the fourth season, the Honeymooners finally becomes a series of it's own.
  1. Tv Or Not TV (10/1/1955)
  2. Funny Money (10/8/1955)
  3. The Golfer (10/15/1955)
  4. A Woman's Work Is Never Done (10/22/1955)
  5. A Matter Of Life And Death (10/29/1955)
  6. The Sleepwalker (11/5/1955)
  7. Better Living Through TV (11/12/1955)
  8. Pal O'Mine (11/19/1955)
  9. Brother Ralph (11/26/1955)
  10. Hello, Mom (12/3/1955)
  11. The Deciding Vote (12/10/1955)
  12. Something Fishy (12/17/1955)
  13. Twas The Night Before Christmas (12/24/1955)
  14. The Man From Space (12/31/1955)
  15. A Matter Of Record (1/7/1956)
  16. Oh My Aching Back (1/14/1956)
  17. The Baby-Sitter (1/21/1956)
  18. The $99,000 Answer (1/28/1956)
  19. Ralph Kramden, Inc. (2/4/1956)
  20. Young At Heart (2/11/1956)
  21. A Dog's Life (2/18/1956)
  22. Here Comes The Bride (2/25/1956)
  23. Mama Loves Mambo (3/3/1956)
  24. Please Leave The Premises (3/10/1956)
  25. Pardon My Glove (3/17/1956)
  26. Young Man With A Horn (3/24/1956)
  27. Head Of The House (3/31/1956)
  28. The Worry Wart (4/7/1956)
  29. Trapped (4/14/1956)
  30. The Loudspeaker (4/21/1956)
  31. On Stage (4/28/1956)
  32. Opportunity Knocks But (5/5/1956)
  33. Unconventional Behavior (5/12/1956)
  34. The Safety Award (5/19/1956)
  35. Mind Your Own Business (5/26/1956)
  36. Alice And The Blonde (6/2/1956)

The Fifth Season

  1. The Bensonhurst Bomber (9/8/1956)
  2. Dial J For Janitor (9/15/1956)
  3. A Man's Pride (9/22/1956)
  4. Double Anniversary Party (10/13/1956)
  5. Check Up (10/20/1956)
  6. Forgot To Register (10/27/1956)
  7. Expectant Father (11/3/1956)
  8. Good Night Sweet Prince (11/10/1956)
  9. Two-Family Car (11/17/1956)
  10. Love Letter (11/24/1956)
  11. Finders Keepers (12/8/1956)
  12. Catch A Star (12/15/1956)
  13. My Fair Landlord (1/19/1957)
  14. Manager Of The Baseball Team (6/1/1957)

TV Specials

The Second Honeymoon (2/2/1976)
The Honeymooners Christmas Special (11/26/1977)
The Honeymooners Valentine Special (2/13/1978)

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