Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 01, 1955
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre
The Honeymooners tv show photo

The Honeymooners

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.

The Honeymooners - TV Special: Jackie Gleason's Honeymooners' Christmas Screenshot
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Last Episode

TV Special: Jackie Gleason's Honeymo… Aired: Dec. 10, 1978

Ralph blows though everyones holiday money for his new investment - tickets for a lottery.

Next Episode

Canceled/Ended
The show had 10 seasons and 189 episodes air between 1955 and 1956.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • According to Art Carney, the elaborate procedure Ed Norton would go through whenever he had to sign something was originally an ad-lib. He based it on the performance his own father would go…
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    According to Art Carney, the elaborate procedure Ed Norton would go through whenever he had to sign something was originally an ad-lib. He based it on the performance his own father would go through when signing his school report card.
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  • The animated opening credit sequence was created by Al Stahl. The fireworks in the opening credits were shot by Stahl in Coney Island, Brooklyn. At the time, Coney Island had fireworks…
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    The animated opening credit sequence was created by Al Stahl. The fireworks in the opening credits were shot by Stahl in Coney Island, Brooklyn. At the time, Coney Island had fireworks displays on Tuesday nights. Art Carney had previously worked on Stahl's short PM Picnic (1950).
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  • Jackie Gleason rarely liked to rehearse, as he feared it killed the spontaneity of his performance. Co-stars Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph eventually took to rehearsing…
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    Jackie Gleason rarely liked to rehearse, as he feared it killed the spontaneity of his performance. Co-stars Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph eventually took to rehearsing without him, taking turns standing in for him in scenes where Ralph Kramden appeared.
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