The Kramdens & Nortons 15 years after the depression still struggle to make ends meet. Ralph & Alice marry following his acquiring a job as a bus driver. Ed Norton, a sewer worker, and wife Trixie live above the Kramdens. The stories depict the sincere attempts of two men attempting to better their lives, and the ensuing frustrations when their schemes to strike it rich inevitably backfire.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Jackie Gleason's Honeymo… Aired: Dec. 10, 1978
Ralph blows though everyones holiday money for his new investment - tickets for a lottery.
Series Fun Facts
- Two episodes were filmed per week instead of the usual one per week for weekly shows.
- On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also…
[show]On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. The stamp honoring "The Honeymooners" has a picture of stars Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden and Art Carney as his friend and neighbor Ed Norton. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), "The Dinah Shore Show" (1951), Dragnet (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled The Ed Sullivan Show), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Hopalong Cassidy, "The Howdy Doody Show" (original title: "Puppet Playhouse" (1947)), I Love Lucy, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Lassie, The Lone Ranger (1949), Perry Mason, The Phil Silvers Show, The Red Skelton Show, "Texaco Star Theater" (titled "Texaco Star Theater" (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as "Tonight!" (1953)), The Twilight Zone (1959), and You Bet Your Life (1950).
- The four main characters later became the prototypes for the four main characters in The Flintstones.