Monday, January 15, 2018

The Honeymooners: Better Living Through TV (1955)

American Comedy

The Honeymooners, starring Jackie Gleason (Ralph Kramden), Audrey Meadows (Alice Kramden), Art Carney (Ed Norton) and Joyce Randolph (Thelma Norton), another great comedy ensemble. The show originally aired between October 1, 1955 and September 2, 1956, for only one season, a total of 39 half-hour episodes, all of which I later saw on syndication in the 1960s and ’70s. The show depicts working-class people (Ralph is a bus driver, Ed a municipal sewer worker) living in a neglected Brooklyn apartment building (328 Chauncey Street in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City)—thus depicting the apartment where Gleason himself grew up as a child. Ralph and Ed have schemes to get rich, but never manage to succeed. This was Episode 7, which aired on November 12, 1955.
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