The Honeymooners

Season 5 Episode 15

A Matter of Record

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jan 07, 1956 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Alice storms out of the apartment after Ralph throws out her mother, she is only wearing her house dress. But, when she comes home she has on a coat.

    • Alice told Ralph that he told her he would take her to a Broadway play on Thursday, August 5, 1942. August 5 was on a Wednesday that year.

    • In this episode, Alice tells Ralph that she can't go with him to "Murder Strikes Out" because her mother is coming "all the way from Bensonhurst". Alice's mother lives in Astoria, NY and the Kramdens are the ones that live in Bensonhurst. Gleason plays along with replying, "...where's Bensonhurst, in New Zealand?"

  • Quotes

    • Norton: In the words of the immortal bard, Shakespeare, "There are three times in a man's life when he wants to be alone: one, when he's communing with his thoughts; two, when he's being tender with his wife; and three, when he's in the isolation booth on The $64,000 Question."

    • Ralph: (He speaks to a recorder.) Hello, Alice. This is me, Ralph. Alice, I'm sorry. I'm miserable without you. Please come back to me, Alice. I apologize for everything I said. I even apologize to your mother. I know she doesn't mean the things she says, Alice. It's just her nature. She doesn't mean to be mean. She's just born that way. When she says things about your old boyfriends and about the furniture in the apartment, I know that she doesn't mean to get me mad. She's just naturally mean, that's all. When she spilled the beans about the end of the play, I shouldn't have gotten mad at that. I should've expected it from her. I know how she is! She's never gonna be any different, Alice! She's gonna be the same old way, Alice! SHE'S A BLABBERMOUTH, ALICE! A BLABBERMOUTH!

      Norton: (He stops Ralph.) Will you hold the phone? What, are you crazy or something? What are you pouring out, your heart or your liver?

    • Ralph: "You are a blabbermouth! A blabbermouth!"

  • Notes

    • One of the occasional episodes where we see the Norton apartment.Though it appears to have the same layout as the Kramden apartment,the apartment itself looks so much more like a home,it makes the Kramden apartment look like a dungeon in comparison.

  • Allusions