The Honeymooners (1955 - 1956)


The Honeymooners

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Jackie Gleason was dubbed 'The Great One,' and this classic sitcom shows why. These wonderfully timeless episodes (known as the 'Classic 39') are about the Kramdens and Nortons (introduced on the 'Cavalcade of Stars' variety show in 1950) and have flourished in syndication for more than 50 years. 'People like the show because we are them,' Gleason said. Art Carney had his own explanation: 'It was funny, period.' Carney won five Emmys in the role of Norton, while Gleason, inexplicably, never won.

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1955, CBS, 39 episodes

Cast

Jackie Gleason
as Ralph Kramden
Art Carney
as Ed Norton
Audrey Meadows
as Alice Kramden
Joyce Randolph
as Trixie Norton
George Mathews
as Harvey
George Petrie
as Publisher
Ethel Owen
as Alice's Mother
Luis Van Rooten
as Mr. Johnson
Dick Bernie
as Bill Davis
Jay Jackson
as Herb Norris
Humphrey Davis
as Conductor
Charles Korvin
as Carlos Sanchez
Freda Rosen
as Rita Weedemeyer
Ned Glass
as Teddy Oberman
Frank Behrens
as Bert Weedemeyer
Zamah Cunningham
as Mrs. Manicotti
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Series Details

TV Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Oct 1, 1955
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producer: Jack Philbin
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