History Series / TheHoneymooners

14th Oct '17 3:16:55 PM nombretomado
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* {{Dumont}}: Network that aired the earliest "Honeymooners" sketches. The "Classic 39" was shot on the parent company's Electronicam system, ensuring that film negatives of the series were made.
13th Oct '17 9:04:58 PM MarshalGrover
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the musical adaptation, Bryce Bennet (having been fired) vows he'll be back for revenge of Ralph, Alice, Norton and Trixie. Norton responds that's not happening, commenting that there's one scene remaining in the show and he knows Bennet isn't in it.
13th Oct '17 8:53:14 AM MarshalGrover
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* CallForward: In the musical adaptation, Ralph's co-workers sing that one day, Ralph may have [[https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0e/b1/df/0eb1df9676b83ff90466fbda64712683.jpg a statue of himself in front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal...]]



* CreatorCameo: Sort of in the musical adaptation. Ralph and Norton write a commercial jingle to appear on ''Cavalcade of the Stars'' and end up meeting Jackie Gleason and Art Carney.



* DarkReprise: In the musical adaptation, a dramatic version of "Old Folks at Home" (aka "Swanee River") is used briefly in the score during a low point for Norton.



** A running gag in the musical adaptation, where Norton comes up with the idea for VCRs (and DVRs), cell phones and drive-thru restaurants. Ralph declares each idea as the worst he's ever heard.




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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: In the musical adaptation - Jackie Gleason is a character in the show, and hearing about Ralph and Norton's schemes inspires him to create a TV series around them. After settling on the title, Ralph doesn't think it'll work.
12th Oct '17 9:59:35 PM MarshalGrover
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Years later, the show's legacy continues to live on: In 2002 CBS aired a made-for-TV biopic called ''Gleason'', starring ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' 's Brad Garrett as The Great One--one scene of which features Gleason creating the basics of ''The Honeymooners'' along with his other characters. In addition, a [[TheFilmOfTheSeries film adaptation]] with an [[RaceLift all-black cast]] (including Creator/CedricTheEntertainer as Ralph) was released in theaters in June 2005, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks though this iteration wasn't very well-received]].

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Years later, the show's legacy continues to live on: In 2002 CBS aired a made-for-TV biopic called ''Gleason'', starring ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' 's Brad Garrett as The Great One--one scene of which features Gleason creating the basics of ''The Honeymooners'' along with his other characters. In addition, a [[TheFilmOfTheSeries film adaptation]] with an [[RaceLift all-black cast]] (including Creator/CedricTheEntertainer as Ralph) was released in theaters in June 2005, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks though this iteration wasn't very well-received]].
well-received]]. In 2017, the show was adapted into [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations a stage musical]] that premiered at New Jersey's Papermill Playhouse.
10th Oct '17 6:23:12 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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Born from a series of recurring sketches on the [[VarietyShow variety-format]] series ''The Jackie Gleason Show'' (many of which were preserved on kinescope and rather misleadingly touted as "lost episodes" decades later), ''The Honeymooners'' was eventually spun off into its own program, starring Jackie Gleason as Ralph, Art Carney as Norton, Audrey Meadows as Alice, and Joyce Randolph as Trixie. (Pert Kelton had originated the role of Alice in the ''Jackie Gleason Show'' sketches, but was [[UsefulNotes/TheHollywoodBlacklist blacklisted]] during the HUAC "Red Scare" and forced out of the cast. ''Literature/UncleJohnsBathroomReader'' claims that Kelton's official reason for being fired was that "her boobs were too big".)

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Born from a series of recurring sketches on the [[VarietyShow variety-format]] series ''The Jackie Gleason Show'' (many of which were preserved on kinescope and rather misleadingly touted as "lost episodes" decades later), ''The Honeymooners'' was eventually spun off into its own program, starring Jackie Gleason as Ralph, Art Carney as Norton, Audrey Meadows as Alice, and Joyce Randolph as Trixie. (Pert Kelton had originated the role of Alice in the ''Jackie Gleason Show'' sketches, but was [[UsefulNotes/TheHollywoodBlacklist blacklisted]] during the HUAC "Red Scare" and forced out of the cast. ''Literature/UncleJohnsBathroomReader'' claims that Kelton's official reason for being fired was that "her boobs were too big".big", while Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s page on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pert_Kelton Pert Kelton]] claims that it was due to alleged heart problems.)
8th Jul '17 12:43:30 PM nombretomado
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* MinskyPickup: In the episode called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_$99,000_Answer "The $99,000 Answer"]] (after the fictional TV show Ralph is going on), when Ralph is cramming for an appearance on a game show where he has to identify songs, Norton is helping him by playing songs on the piano. To Ralph's consternation, EACH song is preceded by Norton "warming up" which consists of the first few notes of "Way Down Upon the Swanee River" followed by "dadum, dadum dum dum!" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnpaMPmivPE The bit with the Minsky Pickup is here starting at 6:40]]) It's the only ''Honeymooners'' episode to ever have its own page on TheOtherWiki.[[note]]The page has since been merged with the rest of the episodes summaries.[[/note]]

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* MinskyPickup: In the episode called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_$99,000_Answer "The $99,000 Answer"]] (after the fictional TV show Ralph is going on), when Ralph is cramming for an appearance on a game show where he has to identify songs, Norton is helping him by playing songs on the piano. To Ralph's consternation, EACH song is preceded by Norton "warming up" which consists of the first few notes of "Way Down Upon the Swanee River" followed by "dadum, dadum dum dum!" ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnpaMPmivPE The bit with the Minsky Pickup is here starting at 6:40]]) It's the only ''Honeymooners'' episode to ever have its own page on TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.[[note]]The page has since been merged with the rest of the episodes summaries.[[/note]]
7th May '17 1:28:38 PM fruitstripegum
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* BigShutUp: Ralph does this a lot, usually to Ed.



* BrickJoke / ChekhovsGag: See MinskyPickup below. After studying almost every popular song in existence, guess what the first song he gets on [[GameShow The $99,000 Answer]] is...



* BigShutUp: Ralph does this a lot, usually to Ed.
* BrickJoke / ChekhovsGag: See MinskyPickup below. After studying almost every popular song in existence, guess what the first song he gets on [[GameShow The $99,000 Answer]] is...
16th Apr '17 5:36:07 PM nombretomado
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* StanFreberg: Recorded one of the many parodies of the show -- "The Honeyearthers", in which the cast are all natives of the Moon.
15th Mar '17 6:55:35 AM Mdumas43073
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Originally broadcast in 195556 on Creator/{{CBS}}, ''The Honeymooners'' chronicles the sometimes madcap, sometimes touching life of big-mouthed, soft-hearted bus driver Ralph Kramden and his sarcastic wife Alice, who live in a cold-water walk-up apartment in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]] (based on Jackie Gleason's childhood home at 328 Chauncy Street), and their friends and upstairs neighbors, sewer worker Ed Norton and his wife Trixie. Ralph and Norton are constantly getting embroiled in one crackpot get-rich-quick scheme after another.

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Originally broadcast in 195556 on Creator/{{CBS}}, ''The Honeymooners'' chronicles the sometimes madcap, sometimes touching life of big-mouthed, big-mouthed but soft-hearted bus driver Ralph Kramden and his sarcastic wife Alice, who live in a cold-water walk-up apartment in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]] (based on Jackie Gleason's childhood home at 328 Chauncy Street), and their friends and upstairs neighbors, sewer worker Ed Norton and his wife Trixie. Ralph and Norton are constantly getting embroiled in one crackpot get-rich-quick scheme after another.
15th Mar '17 6:42:51 AM Mdumas43073
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Along with ''Series/ILoveLucy'', this is one of the ur-[[SitCom SitComs]] from the early days of television. While a one-season affair as a standalone series (it regularly got trounced in the ratings by ''The Perry Como Show'' during its initial network run), it remained a part of Gleason's reconstituted variety show until the end of its run, found a second life in ubiquitous syndicated reruns, and became a certified cultural icon, widely imitated (in particular by ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'') both in Hollywood and abroad. (There have been at least two ''Swedish'' versions, for instance.) In the late '70s Creator/{{ABC}} aired four hour-long ''Honeymooners'' [[ReunionShoe reunion specials]], including one for Christmas and one for Valentine's Day.

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Along with ''Series/ILoveLucy'', this is one of the ur-[[SitCom SitComs]] from the early days of television. While a one-season affair as a standalone series (it regularly got trounced in the ratings by ''The Perry Como Show'' during its initial network run), it remained a part of Gleason's reconstituted variety show until the end of its run, found a second life in ubiquitous syndicated reruns, and became a certified cultural icon, widely imitated (in particular by ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'') both in Hollywood and abroad. (There have been at least two ''Swedish'' versions, for instance.) In the late '70s Creator/{{ABC}} aired four hour-long ''Honeymooners'' [[ReunionShoe [[ReunionShow reunion specials]], including one for Christmas and one for Valentine's Day.
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