* 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.
** The TV biopic ''Gleason'' took time to make this clear, as during their first rehearsal together Audrey Meadows acts afraid of Ralph, and Gleason tells her she has to show she isn't for the joke to work.
* HilariousInHindsight
** 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.
* HollywoodHomely: Gleason wanted a plain-looking woman and initially rejected Audrey Meadows as "too pretty." She went home, put on old clothes and messed up her hair and make-up and returned to the studio. Gleason hired her on the spot. In the actual show she was always fresh-from-the-stylist perfect, though.
* 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.
* {{Narm}}: Occurs in-universe when Ralph gets a role in commercial for Choosy Chews candy bars and tries to emphasize his delight with the candy by saying "Yummy yum yum", which to everyone beside him sounds either silly or plain ridiculous.
* 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.
* ValuesDissonance: Okay, "To the moon, Alice!" was never meant seriously, but there is ''no way'' a modern SitCom husband could get away with even an empty threat of domestic violence.
* 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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