History YMMV / TheHoneymooners

5th Nov '16 7:19:59 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* VindicatedByReruns: Not until it went into syndication did people recognize ''The Honeymooners'' as one of ''the'' classic sitcoms of TV history.

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* VindicatedByReruns: Not until it went into syndication did people recognize The standalone 1955-56 series was often soundly beaten in the ratings by ''The Honeymooners'' Perry Como Show'' and received mixed reception from the critics, with some thinking it was "labored" and lacked spontaneity compared to the earlier live sketches. Once it entered syndication in 1957, it began to be seen as one of ''the'' classic sitcoms of TV history.history. The 39 episodes of this series are now commonly known as the "Classic 39".
5th Nov '16 7:12:25 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** In the episode 'TV or Not TV' Alice questions why Ralph won't buy a TV, Ralph replies he's waiting for 3-D TV. UH, Ralph...dont go into any Best Buy stores anytime soon....
** Ralph once tried to market [[ItWillNeverCatchOn low-cal pizza]] as one of his futile get-rich-quick schemes.

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** In the episode 'TV "TV or Not TV' TV", Alice questions why Ralph won't buy a TV, TV set. Ralph replies he's waiting for 3-D TV. UH, Ralph...dont go into any Best Buy stores anytime soon....
3D television, which actually became a reality by 2010.
** Ralph once tried to market [[ItWillNeverCatchOn low-cal pizza]] as one of his futile Ralph's failed get-rich-quick schemes.schemes included selling low-cal pizza and glow-in-the-dark wallpaper. Low-cal pizza can now be found in any supermarket, while a few companies did come out with glowing/blacklight wallpaper in the 1960's.
12th Oct '16 11:20:48 AM BatmanKalEl
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* FairForItsDay: The threats of domestic violence would be pretty horrifying and sexist to modern audiences, but the way the show handled it was pretty empowering to women for the time. The threat was completely empty, Alice ''knew'' it was, and always treated it with boredom. The fact that Ralph always made the threat in response to her snarky comments showed that this relationship was not quite one-sided as it would otherwise imply.

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The threats of domestic violence would be pretty horrifying and sexist to modern audiences, but the way the show handled it was pretty empowering to women for the time. The threat was completely empty, Alice ''knew'' it was, and always treated it with boredom. The fact that Ralph always made the threat in response to her snarky comments showed that this relationship was not quite one-sided as it would otherwise imply.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Considering that it was one of the earliest television series at all, let alone a popular and successful one, it [[UrExample paved the way]] for nearly every DomCom that would run everything that made it unique into the ground, from the leads being a bumbling husband and [[WomenAreWiser snarky wife]], to the [[WackyGuy wacky neighbor]] to [[ContrivedCoincidence a perfectly-timed misunderstanding would lead to 30 minutes of hijinks]], et al. The worst offender was easily ''TheFlintstones'', essentially [[RecycledInSpace an all-caveman remake]] which is arguably [[TheWeirdAlEffect still more popular today than this show]].

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: SeinfeldIsUnfunny:
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Considering that it was one of the earliest television series at all, let alone a popular and successful one, it [[UrExample paved the way]] for nearly every DomCom that would run everything that made it unique into the ground, from the leads being a bumbling husband and [[WomenAreWiser snarky wife]], to the [[WackyGuy wacky neighbor]] to [[ContrivedCoincidence a perfectly-timed misunderstanding would lead to 30 minutes of hijinks]], et al. The worst offender was easily ''TheFlintstones'', essentially [[RecycledInSpace an all-caveman remake]] which is arguably [[TheWeirdAlEffect still more popular today than this show]].



* TearJerker: The episode in which Ralph and Alice adopt a baby, only to discover that a week later the mother wants the baby back. Ralph is visibly broken up about the revelation.
12th Oct '16 11:14:55 AM BatmanKalEl
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent / DarkerAndEdgier: "Trapped." The plot deals with Ralph witnessing a bank robbery, nearly getting murdered, and later being held hostage along with Alice and Norton in the apartment. There were understandably many fewer laughs in this episode than any of the others, and even several instances of NightmareFuel. It remains a vastly unpopular episode with fans, and is subjected to FanonDiscontinuity.
11th May '16 9:16:38 AM Business21
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent / DarkerAndEdgier: "Trapped." The plot deals with Ralph witnessing a bank robbery, nearly getting murdered, and later being held hostage by the bank robbers along with Alice and Norton in the apartment. There were understandably many fewer laughs in this episode than any of the others, and even several instances of NightmareFuel. It remains a vastly unpopular episode with fans, and is subjected to FanonDiscontinuity.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent / DarkerAndEdgier: "Trapped." The plot deals with Ralph witnessing a bank robbery, nearly getting murdered, and later being held hostage by the bank robbers along with Alice and Norton in the apartment. There were understandably many fewer laughs in this episode than any of the others, and even several instances of NightmareFuel. It remains a vastly unpopular episode with fans, and is subjected to FanonDiscontinuity.
11th May '16 9:15:39 AM Business21
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent/DarkerAndEdgier: "Trapped." The plot deals with Ralph witnessing a bank robbery, nearly getting murdered, and later being held hostage by the bank robbers along with Alice and Norton in the apartment. There were understandably many fewer laughs in this episode than any of the others, and even several instances of NightmareFuel. It remains a vastly unpopular episode with fans, and is subjected to FanonDiscontinuity.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent/DarkerAndEdgier: SomethingCompletelyDifferent / DarkerAndEdgier: "Trapped." The plot deals with Ralph witnessing a bank robbery, nearly getting murdered, and later being held hostage by the bank robbers along with Alice and Norton in the apartment. There were understandably many fewer laughs in this episode than any of the others, and even several instances of NightmareFuel. It remains a vastly unpopular episode with fans, and is subjected to FanonDiscontinuity.
11th May '16 9:15:23 AM Business21
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent/DarkerAndEdgier: "Trapped." The plot deals with Ralph witnessing a bank robbery, nearly getting murdered, and later being held hostage by the bank robbers along with Alice and Norton in the apartment. There were understandably many fewer laughs in this episode than any of the others, and even several instances of NightmareFuel. It remains a vastly unpopular episode with fans, and is subjected to FanonDiscontinuity.
30th Jun '15 5:31:08 AM C2
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** In the episode 'TV or Not TV' Alice questions why Ralph won't buy a TV, Ralph replies he's waiting for 3-D TV. UH, Ralph...dont go into any Best Buy Stores anytime soon....

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** In the episode 'TV or Not TV' Alice questions why Ralph won't buy a TV, Ralph replies he's waiting for 3-D TV. UH, Ralph...dont go into any Best Buy Stores stores anytime soon....
30th Jun '15 5:30:29 AM C2
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* HumorDissonance: "Six Months to Live" certainly has a touch of this. While we are supposed to find uproarious humor in Ralph believing he is dying, the letter he reads could easily double as a TearJerker for any dog owner. This troper can't watch said episode for that very reason.

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* HumorDissonance: "Six Months to Live" certainly has a touch of this. While we are supposed to find uproarious humor in Ralph believing he is dying, the letter he reads could easily double as a TearJerker for any dog owner. This troper can't watch said episode for that very reason.
4th Apr '15 9:36:22 PM NWolfman
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** The show is considered groundbreaking for being one of the first instances of film or television to portray marriage in a negative way (TheHaysCode strictly forbid it at the time). Nowadays, it's hard to imagine any sitcom where the married leads aren't in a love/hate relationship.
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