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Episode Guide

    • Young At Heart
      Young At Heart
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      2/11/56
      9.6

      Ralph and Norton take their wives dancing and rollerskating when they begin to complain about doing things young people do.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • The $99,000 Answer
      The $99,000 Answer
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      1/28/56
      9.5

      Ralph goes on a quiz show with the category of popular songs. He practices all week, spending a lot of money, only to miss on the first question!

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • Better Living Through TV
      Better Living Through TV
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/12/55
      9.5

      Ralph and Norton go on T.V. to sell the "Handy Housewife Helper"kitchen utensil. Can it core a apple?

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • The Golfer
      The Golfer
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/15/55
      9.4

      Ralph tries to learn how to play golf to impress his boss, and of course the situation turns into a disaster.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • Oh My Aching Back
      Oh My Aching Back
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      1/14/56
      9.3

      Ralph hurts his back at a bowling tournament the night before his physical exam.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
      'Twas The Night Before Christmas
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      12/24/55
      9.3

      Ralph hocks his bowling ball to get Alice a present when someone else gets her the same thing he did.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

      NOTE: The gift ideas in this episode are taken from 2 previous episodes: "Christmas Party" (12/20/1952) & "Anniversary Gift" (2/21/1953).

    • A Matter Of Life And Death
      A Matter Of Life And Death
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      10/29/55
      9.2

      When Ralph thinks he has only six months to live, he sells his story to a magazine. Later he discovers it was Alice's mothers dog who was sick instead.

      CBS.

      Running time: 25:00.

      NOTE: This is an extended remake of "Six Months To Live" (12/13/1952, 5/11/1957 & 11/23/1968).

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    • Funny Money
      Funny Money
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      10/8/55
      9.1

      Ralph finds a suitcase on his bus that contains counterfeit money, only to be sought out by those who printed it.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00

    • Trapped
      Trapped
      Season 5 - Episode 29
      4/14/56
      9.1

      Ralph captures two thugs that followed him home after he witnessed a hold-up.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

      Note: This episode is also known as "Ralph Kramden: Hero At Large".

    • A Matter of Record
      A Matter of Record
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      1/7/56
      9.1

      Ralph cuts a record to sweet talk Alice after insulting her mother.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • Dial J For Janitor
      Dial J For Janitor
      Season 5 - Episode 38
      9/15/56
      9.1

      Ralph takes on a job as janitor of his building.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • Head Of The House
      Head Of The House
      Season 5 - Episode 27
      3/31/56
      9.0

      Ralph tells a newspaper that he's head of the house and then has to prove it to a co-worker.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26.00.

      Note: This episode is also known as "Ralph's Big Mouth".

    • The Sleepwalker
      The Sleepwalker
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      11/5/55
      9.0

      Norton is sleepwalking and Ralph gets stuck looking after him.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • Alice And Ralph Get Dressed For A Date Last Night
      11/30/51
      9.0

      Ralph and Alice argue on a night they are to join the Norton's on a night on the town. Norton comes down and tells them the dance was the night before.

      Dumont.

      Running time: 8:19.

      NOTES: This episode was also performed on "Ed Sullivan's Toast Of The Town" (5/4/1952).

      This episode is also known as "The Dance".

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    • TV Or Not TV
      TV Or Not TV
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      10/1/55
      9.0

      Ralph and Norton buy a T.V. set together and constantly fight over what to watch.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

      NOTE: This is the 1st of the "Classic 39" episodes.

       

       

    • The Bensonhurst Bomber
      The Bensonhurst Bomber
      Season 5 - Episode 37
      9/8/56
      9.0

      Ralph gets into an argument at the poolhall and has to fight a big guy at the gym. He arranges it so that he can pretend to knock out a bigger man and make the other one scared. Instead he knocks out a stranger, regaining his confidence to go ahead with the fight.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

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    • Unconventional Behavior
      Unconventional Behavior
      Season 5 - Episode 33
      5/12/56
      9.0

      Ed handcuffs himself to Ralph on their way to the Racoon convention.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • Hello, Mom
      Hello, Mom
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      12/3/55
      9.0

      Ralph sleeps at the Nortons' to avoid his visiting mother-in-law.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • A Woman's Work Is Never Done
      A Woman's Work Is Never Done
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/22/55
      8.9

      Tired of Ralph's endless domestic complaints, Alice takes a job and leaves Thelma the maid to take care of the housework.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • Mama Loves Mambo
      Mama Loves Mambo
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      3/3/56
      8.9

      A new neighbor wears out his welcome teaching good manners and the mambo.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • The Man from Space
      The Man from Space
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      12/31/55
      8.8

      When the Kramdens and Nortons enter a Raccoon costume contest a feud arises between Ralph and Ed.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • A Little Man Who Wasn't There
      A Little Man Who Wasn't There
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      2/12/55
      8.8

      Some passengers on Ralph's bus who have been offended by him have complained to the bus company, so Ralph's boss orders him to see the company psychiatrist. Ralph thinks that the boss thinks he's crazy, and that this is the end of his career as a bus driver. Ralph takes Norton with him to the psychiatrist's office and within minutes they're fighting. The doctor enters the room and finds Norton standing on a desk and Ralph threatening to beat him up. The doctor sends Norton out of the room and gives Ralph his diagnosis: Norton aggravates him, so he should avoid seeing him or risk a nervous breakdown. Ralph can't tell Norton face to face that their friendship's over, so he writes him a letter. Norton accidentally sees the letter and thinks it's a suicide note. He decides to stick to Ralph like glue, to prevent him from killing himself. After two days of Norton's tailing him, Ralph thinks he's going nuts. One second he looks, and Norton's there; a second later he's gone. Ralph thinks he's imagining seeing Norton, so Alice sends for the doctor. As the doctor is prescribing a strong nerve tonic for Ralph, Norton enters and explains that he's been following Ralph to make sure he won' t kill himself. The doctor reverses himself and tells Ralph it's okay to see Norton again.

      CBS.

      Running time: 39:25.

      This was remade as "Out of Sight, Out of Mind"(11/4/1967).

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    • Mind Your Own Business
      Mind Your Own Business
      Season 5 - Episode 35
      5/26/56
      8.8

      Ed sells irons after Ralph's advice got him fired from the sewer. When Ed lies about how much money he's making so that the Kramdens don't feel bad, Ralph himself considers selling irons.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

      Note: This episode is also known as "Mind Your Own Business".

    • The Babysitter
      The Babysitter
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      1/21/56
      8.8

      Alice is babysitting to pay for a phone but Ralph thinks she's two-timing him.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

      Note: This episode was originally titled "Bensonhurst 3-7741". When filming, 3-7741 was someones actual #. After filming, the actors dubbed new lines & the phone # was changed to 0-7741. The episode was originally scheduled for Oct. 15, 1955, then Dec. 17, 1955, then Dec. 31, 1955.

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    • Young Man With A Horn
      Young Man With A Horn
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      3/24/56
      8.8

      Ralph tries to hit the high note on a civil service exam as well as his cornet.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • The Safety Award
      The Safety Award
      Season 5 - Episode 34
      5/19/56
      8.8

      Ralph has an accident on his way to receiving a Safest Bus Driver Award.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • Please Leave The Premises
      Please Leave The Premises
      Season 5 - Episode 24
      3/10/56
      8.7

      The Kramdens and the Nortons fight a rent increase, though Ralph is the only one who really wants to fight.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • A Man's Pride
      A Man's Pride
      Season 5 - Episode 39
      9/22/56
      8.7

      Ralph tells Alice's ex-boyfriend that he runs things at the Gotham Bus Company.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

      NOTE: This is the last of the "Classic 39" episodes.

    • The Worry Wart
      The Worry Wart
      Season 5 - Episode 28
      4/7/56
      8.7

      The IRS invites Ralph to clear something up on his tax return and that drives Ralph nuts. (Though he discovers he just forgot to sign his name on his return).

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • Alice And The Blonde
      Alice And The Blonde
      Season 5 - Episode 36
      6/2/56
      8.7

      The Kramdens and Nortons visit the Wedemeyers and the wives believe their husbands are neglecting them.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • Here Comes The Bride
      Here Comes The Bride
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      2/25/56
      8.7

      Ralph's advice to a lodge brother, to be head of the household, has his wife (Alice's sister) in tears.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • The Deciding Vote
      The Deciding Vote
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/10/55
      8.6

      Ralph buys Alice a vacuum while Norton is the deciding vote in the raccoon election for convention manager.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • Cottage for Sale
      Cottage for Sale
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      1/23/54
      8.6

      Ralph and Norton have a secret that Norton can't wait to blab to the wives--he and Ralph are going to buy a cottage in the country. They want to spend nearly a thousand dollars for it, and Alice and Trixie are immediately against the idea. Ralph convinces Alice to go look at a model cottage, and she and Trixie fall in love with it--not knowing that they're looking at a model that costs more than twice as much as the one Ralph and Norton want to buy. Alice changes her mind and decides she'd love to own a summer cottage. The boys send the wives away so they can bargain with the salesman, a shady character who'd give a used-car salesman a good name by comparison. He tells Ralph and Norton he'll give them a "modified" version of the two-thousand-dollar cottage for $989, the price of the model they wanted originally. When the Kramdens and the Nortons arrive at Paradise Acres to spend their first night in their dream cottage, they discover they've been sold a nightmare instead. The wives are infuriated, and soon everyone is yelling at everyone else; Trixie blames Ralph for dragging Norton into another fiasco, but Alice jumps to Ralph's defense. The Kramdens storm out, and when they get home Ralph takes out a house-for-sale ad in the paper. A Mr. Wohlstetter answers the ad, and pays a thousand dollars for the cottage. Ralph and Norton think they've pulled a fast one--until they learn that a highway is going through Paradise Acres and that Wohlstetter is going to sell the cottage property to the developers for four thousand dollars.

      CBS.

      Running time: 39:42.

      NOTE: This episode is also known as "Cottage For Four".

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    • Brother Ralph
      Brother Ralph
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      11/26/55
      8.6

      Ralph after making a sugestion at work is laid off. Alice decides to take a job as a secretary but tells her boss that Ralph is her brother.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • The Loudspeaker
      The Loudspeaker
      Season 5 - Episode 30
      4/21/56
      8.6

      Ralph writes a speech because he thinks he's going to be Racoon of the Year-but it turns out to be Norton.

      CBS.

      CBS. Running time: 30:00.

      NOTE: This is an extended remake of"Guest Speaker" (6/13/1953)

    • Pardon My Glove
      Pardon My Glove
      Season 5 - Episode 25
      3/17/56
      8.6

      Alice is getting the apartment re-decorated for free but Ralph thinks she's two-timing him.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

      Note: This episode is also known as "House Beautiful".

    • Pal O'Mine
      Pal O'Mine
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/19/55
      8.6

      Ralph's feelings are bruised when Ed buys a friendship ring for one of his pals on the sewer crew. While Ralph gets it stuck on his finger, they eventually make up after Ed survives a sewer explosion.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • A Promotion
      A Promotion
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/22/55
      8.6

      The heat's off at Chauncey Street and the apartment's an icebox, but Ralph doesn't even notice -- he's just been promoted to first assistant cashier to the assistant cashier. What a life, he muses -- he can dress up every day like it's Sunday, and take his lunch to work in a briefcase. Day one on the new job Ralph is working late trying to find a three-dollar discrepancy in the day's accounting. Norton comes to visit and Ralph accidentally closes and locks the safe before he puts away the day's receipts. He takes the money home in a paper bag, with the intention of returning it to the safe early the next morning when the safe's time lock shuts off. At home, with Norton's help, the bag gets mixed up with some grocery bags and Alice discovers the money. Instead of thinking Ralph's a dope, as he thought she would, she is sympathetic. That night, at the bus company, the safe is blown open by crooks. The next morning, when Ralph arrives at work with the money, he finds a room full of bus-company executives and cops, who are convinced Ralph's the thief. As Ralph and his "accomplice," Norton, are being taken to jail, a call comes in -- the real crooks have been apprehended. Ralph's relieved, but Norton's upset at Mr. Marshall for thinking Ralph would rob the company. He tells Marshall how dedicated Ralph is and enumerates Ralph's ideas for saving the company money. Marshall decides Ralph's too valuable to the company to be sitting at a desk, so he tells Ralph he's going back to driving a bus -- and into training as assistant bus dispatcher.

      CBS.

      Running time: 39:10.

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    • Something Fishy
      Something Fishy
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      12/17/55
      8.6

      Ralph & Norton don't want to take their wives on a Racoon fishing trip.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • Ralph Kramden, Inc.
      Ralph Kramden, Inc.
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      2/4/56
      8.5

      Norton invests in Ralph's stock when Ralph wants twenty dollars. When Ralph thinks he is named in a millionaire's will, arguments arise. It turns out Ralph was simply left a pet bird named Fortune, and much of the money was left to the butler and maid.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • Hero
      Hero
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/19/55
      8.5

      Tommy, a new kid in the building, idolizes Ralph. Ralph thinks he's a pest--until Tommy tells him he saw him playing stickball, and that he wants to grow up to be a great athlete like Ralph is. The way to Ralph's heart is not only through his stomach but through his ego, and Ralph warms up to the kid in a flash. Soon Ralph is telling Tommy he fought for the Golden Cloves championship (The Wild Bull of Bensonhurst, they called him), that he almost pitched for the Brooklyn Dodgers, that he could lift four hundred pounds when he was seventeen, that he had a glorious football career (Snakehips Kramden was his name), and that he was an Eagle Scout. Tommy writes a school composition about Ralph, and Tommy's teacher asks Ralph to come to school to talk about it. She reads the composition to Ralph and asks him to tell Tommy to stop inventing such wild stories. In the composition Tommy says he's going to invite Ralph to a father-and-son Boy Scout competition, so Ralph rushes home to learn some of the events -- tying knots, blowing a bugle, leaf identification, and tracking and stalking. Ralph fails dismally at each thing he tries, so the next night he fakes having a sprained arm so he won't have to compete and be embarrassed. Tommy arrives in his Boy Scout uniform, and Ralph tells him he can't participate because of his arm. Then Ralph's conscience takes over and he confesses that he's a fake. Tommy says he doesn't care, because they're pals and because Ralph was going to the Scout meeting because he wanted to, and not out of obligation like many of the boys' fathers were. By telling the truth, Ralph's an even bigger man in the end.

      CBS.

      Running time: 40:02.

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    • Hot Dog Stand
      Hot Dog Stand
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/10/53
      8.5

      Ralph and Norton want to buy a hot-dog stand in New Jersey, but they need six hundred dollars first. The Kramdens have $158 in their bank account, but it's a joint account and Alice won't let Ralph use the money. Ralph is bitter over this because Alice has caused him to miss other opportunities in the past. It's the same story with Norton and Trixie, so the boys are forced to go first to friends and relatives for the money, and finally to a bank. Mr. Foster, the banker, refuses to lend Ralph and Norton the money, until Norton mentions that they were planning to work their regular jobs nights and run the hot-dog stand during the day. Foster is impressed with their dedication and approves the loan. Alice and Trixie help the boys get the stand ready for the grand opening, while Ralph and Norton practice a code that's supposed to help provide quick and efficient service. Things look rosy when a customer tells Ralph and Norton that a building is going up right down the road from the stand, but their bubble is burst when they learn that the building is going to be a Howard Johnson's restaurant.

      CBS.

      Running time: 35:13.

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    • A Dog's Life
      A Dog's Life
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      2/18/56
      8.5

      Ralph feeds his boss dog food, thinking that it is an appetizer that Alice made.

      CBS.

      Running time: 26:00.

    • A Weighty Problem
      A Weighty Problem
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      4/16/55
      8.5

      A bus-company inspector gets on Ralph's bus and tells him he's getting too fat to drive a bus. Ralph goes home and checks a bus company height and weight chart, and discovers that for his height--six feet tall--he's four pounds under the maximum weight for a man his height. Later that night, with a clear mind, he goes to the monthly Raccoon Lodge banquet and eats up a storm. After the feast, one of the Raccoons bets Ralph that he's not six feet tall, and it turns out he's right--Ralph's only 5 feet 11 inches! A five-foot-eleven bus driver is supposed to weight 238 pounds, and Ralph weighed 246--before the banquet. Ralph immediately goes on a diet, and being deprived of food turns him into a monster. Two days before his bus-company physical he's about to go over the edge: even a crossword puzzle in which one of the answers is Supreme Court Justice Frankfurter drives him nuts. The next day, Mrs. Manicotti is having a surprise party for her husband, and she wants to hide the food for the party--a ham, a turkey, and the birthday cake--in the Kramdens' apartment. Alice thinks Ralph is going to spend the night working out at the gym, so she takes the food. Ralph comes home instead, and when he sees the food he thinks he's hallucinating. When he realizes it's real, a battle begins between his willpower and his appetite. Ralph wages a good fight, until he sees the cake. He snaps, and grabs a hunk of cake with his hand. Alice returns, and prevents Ralph from eating himself out of a job.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:56.

      NOTE: This is an extended remake of "Ralph's Diet" (4/28/1953).

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    • Be It Ever So Humble
      Be It Ever So Humble
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      9/9/67
      8.5

      Rather than pay a $5 rent increase, Ralph buys a duplex in the country and takes the Nortons as his tenants.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "My Fair Landlord" (1/19/1957).

    • The Dorsey Brothers Show
      The Dorsey Brothers Show
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      5/23/53
      8.5

      Ralph tries to get Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey for the Racoon's Ball. With the Dorsey's fighting, this becomes a much more tedious problem.

      CBS.

      Running time: 34:57.

    • Bread
      Bread
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      10/5/51
      8.5

      Ralph and Alice over the fact there is no bread to go with Ralph's dinner.

      Dumont.

      Running time: 5:55.

      NOTE: Look for Art Carney playing a cop.

    • Expectant Father
      Expectant Father
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      11/3/56
      8.5

      Alice gets a job in an obstetrician's office to make some money for Christmas. One day, Ralph saw Alice and Trixie go into the doctor's office and he thinks that Alice is pregnant. Ralph goes home and tells Norton. Norton thinks that maybe it's Trixie who is pregnant. They both start dreaming about being fathers and Alice and Trixie walk in. Ralph tells Alice that he saw her go into the doctor's office and she thinks that Ralph knows she has a job. Alice sees that he doesn't mind and says that she's thinking of doing it every year. Ralph soon finds out the truth and is disappointed.

      CBS.

      Running time: 16:05

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    • Ralph's Sweet Tooth
      Ralph's Sweet Tooth
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      9/25/54
      8.5

      Ralph is getting paid one hundred dollars to be in a commercial for Choosy Chew Candy. He asks Norton to help him rehearse the lines he must memorize but ends up knowing less about what he has to say that when they first started. Later, Ralph gets a toothache. After unsuccessfully trying different remedies suggested by Alice and Norton, he finally goes to Dr. Durgom, the family dentist. The dentist wants to pull Ralph's tooth but when he steps out to answer a phone call, Ralph grabs a bottle of liquid pain killer and scrams. What Ralph doesn't know is that in order for it to work it must be refrigerated. Just before going on the air for the commercial, Ralph applies the pain killer. During the commercial he bites into the candy and starts rampaging around the set and through the Choosy Chew orchestra in excruciating pain.

      CBS.

      Running time: 36:49.

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    • On Stage
      On Stage
      Season 5 - Episode 31
      4/28/56
      8.4

      Ralph, Alice, and Ed are in a Raccoon play, and Ralph expects to be a big star.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • The Brother-In-Law
      The Brother-In-Law
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/27/54
      8.4

      Alice's brother Frank is coming for dinner. Ralph has hated Frank ever since he cheated him out of a promotion when they both worked for the WPA. According to Ralph, Frank's "a moocher, a swindler, and a bum!" Frank antagonizes Ralph during dinner, and then tries to put the finger on him and Alice for five hundred dollars to buy a hotel in New Jersey that's located right where a new highway is supposed to be built. The Kramdens don't give him the money, Alice agrees with Ralph this time, but Ralph decides to steal Frank's idea and buy the hotel with the Nortons. Ralph becomes manager by winning a coin toss. Norton is the bellhop, Alice the cook, and Trixie the chambermaid. Norton says the hotel looks like "the set for a Bela Lugosi picture," but miraculously they get it cleaned up. Their first guest is a surveyor with the highway-construction crew -- who tells Ralph and Norton that the highway isn't going to pass right in front of the hotel as they thought, but over it. It's an elevated highway.

      CBS.

      Running time: 34:58.

      This was remade as "Without Reservations" (2/4/1967).

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    • Opportunity Knocks, But
      Opportunity Knocks, But
      Season 5 - Episode 32
      5/5/56
      8.4

      Ralph and Ed play pool with Ralph's boss and Ed gets a job at the bus company.

      CBS.

      Running time: 30:00.

    • Letter To The Boss
      Letter To The Boss
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/14/53
      8.4

      Ralph comes home in a rage; after driving a bus for the Gotham Bus Company for nine years, he's been told to turn in his uniform. He is incensed, frustrated, and humiliated, and the loss of income has him bordering on panic--he actually suggests to Alice that they move in with her parents until he gets another job. Norton comes down to pick up Ralph to go bowling and, as only he can, he makes Ralph feel worse while trying to cheer him up. Ralph feels cheated and betrayed -- both by life and by J. J. Marshall, president of the bus company--so he decides to write Marshall a letter to tell him how he feels after being fired after nine years of loyal service. Norton writes what Ralph dictates. His opening line: "You dirty bum," delivered with such conviction by Ralph that it sounds as if he invented the insult for the occasion. After calling Marshall a miserable low-life and a few other things, he tells Norton to sign the letter "Respectfully yours, etc., etc." Ralph is too depressed to go bowling so he asks Norton to mail it on his way to the alley. Moments later Ralph finds out he hasn't been fired: he was told to turn in his uniform because he was getting a promotion. Ralph races out of the house to catch Norton before he mails the letter. Norton, meanwhile, asks a custodian at the bowling alley to mail the letter. Ralph arrives at the alley, but by the time he finds out what happened to the letter, it's too late--the custodian's disappeared and presumably dropped the letter in a mailbox outside the alley. Federal offense or not, Ralph is determined to retrieve the letter from the mailbox -- until a postman catches him and Norton trying to turn it over and shake out its contents. Ralph's only chance now is to intercept the letter before Mr. Marshall has a chance to read it. Marshall walks into his office just as Ralph is sorting through the mail and Ralph greets him with a friendly homina-homina. The first letter Marshall opens is Ralph's, and he begins reading it out loud to acquaint Ralph with the crank mail executives occasionally receive. Marshall is getting a kick out of the letter until he gets to the end. He doesn't mind the nasty remarks but he becomes infuriated when he thinks the author didn't have the courage to sign his name. Norton had written down exactly what Ralph said: "Respectfully yours, etc., etc." Ralph is so shocked by the turn of events that he has a spastic fainting attack (it looks like a precursor of break dancing) and collapses on Marshall's floor. Ralph recovers and races home to tell Alice the good news--because of Norton's stupidity he didn't lose his promotion. The Kramdens are preparing to celebrate with a Chinese dinner when Norton comes in with his good news: he went down to the bus company and told Mr. Marshall that Ralph was sorry for calling him a dirty bum. When Ralph hears this he has fainting spell number two, a "cartwheel faint" that plops him squarely on his backside.

      CBS.

      Running time: 32:35.

      NOTES: This was remade as "Letter To The Boss" (5/21/1955) & "To Whom It May Concern" (12/16/1967) and recorded as "Letter To The Boss" (5/18/1954) as a radio program that never aired.

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    • One Big Happy Family
      One Big Happy Family
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      4/9/55
      8.3

      Ralph and Norton are going nuts trying to do their taxes. They compare income and expenses, and when Ralph realizes that he and Norton between them are paying $90 a month in rent, he proposes that they pool their money and share an apartment. The Kramdens and the Nortons move to 23 Mockingbird Lane in Flushing, Queens, and the benefits of the move are immediately obvious: at Chauncey Street the view from Ralph's window was the back of a Chinese restaurant; from the new apartment he can see the front of a Chinese restaurant. The euphoria of new surroundings wears off quickly though, when Norton spends all morning in the bathtub while Ralph's waiting to bathe before going to work. When Ralph finally gets into the bathroom he takes a tumble on the soap Norton dropped on the floor and then can't get any hot water. Ralph tries to salvage his morning with a few waffles but Norton gets to them first, causing more friction. Things are no better that night; everything Norton does--eating, tapping on the table, cleaning his eyeglasses--drives Ralph crazy. Ralph tries to relax by reading the paper and listening to the radio, but Norton sends him into a frenzy by blasting the television. Soon Ralph and Norton, Trixie and Ralph, and Alice and Trixie are squabbling. The superintendent of the building comes down and kicks the blabbermouths from Bensonhurst out of the apartment house. Alice scolds Ralph for ruining the one good idea he ever had, and the episode ends with Ralph and Norton quarreling over who was to blame for the whole mess.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:53.

      NOTE: This was remade as "Flushing Ho" (4/15/1967).

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    • The Dinner Guest
      The Dinner Guest
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      5/2/53
      8.3

      Ralph invited Freddie Muller and his wife over for dinner. Freddie is in charge of giving out the upcoming promotions at the bus company so Ralph is trying to make a pitch for himself. The only problem is that every time Ralph tries to speak to Freddie about the promotions, Alice interupts before Ralph can say anything. Alice turns on the radio and they all start dancing the mambo. Norton comes in and reminds Alice that Trixie was waiting for her to go to a club meeting that night. The Mullers go home and Ralph balls out Alice for not giving him a chance to speak about the promotion. Freddie comes back because his wife forgot her purse and, upon leaving, tells Ralph that all the other bus drivers invited him over only to talk about the promotions. He thanks Ralph for not bringing it up. It looks like Ralph is gonna get his promotion after all.

      CBS.

      Running time: 9:56.

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    • Double Trouble
      Double Trouble
      Season 11 - Episode 10
      12/6/69
      8.3

      The Honeymooners visit Sun Valley, Idaho. Ralph has yet another doppelganger; this time, it's a check bouncer who's using his name. Jackie Gleason plays a dual role.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

    • Away We Go
      Away We Go
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      2/2/57
      8.3

      Ralph & Ed win the "Flaky Wakies - Trip Around The World - Slogan Contest".

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:

      Scene 1 - Dock in N.Y.C.:
      "We're Off To Paris"
      "You Can See It In Paree"

      Scene 2 - Ships Deck:
      "I Never Felt Better In My Life"

      Scene 3 - Lifeboat at Sea:
      "Goodbye, Old Pal, Goodbye"

      Scene 4 - Dock in France:
      Finale: "Welcome To Paris".

      CBS.

      Running time: 49:12.

      NOTES: This is the 1st of 8 "Trip To Europe" episodes.

      This episode was remade as "In Twenty-Five Words or Less" (9/17/1966).

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    • Two Faces of Ralph Kramden
      Two Faces of Ralph Kramden
      Season 9 - Episode 7
      11/18/67
      8.3

      Ralph is set up as an "insurance exec" by mobsters because he is a dead ringer for their boss (played by Gleason).

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Stand In For Murder" (4/17/1954 & 6/4/1955).

    • The Quiz Show
      The Quiz Show
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/18/52
      8.2

      Ralph blames Alice for blowing their chance at the big prize on a radio quiz show. Later, when the producers realize they made a mistake and that Alice was right, it's Ralph himself who is put on the spot when it's his chance to save the day.

      CBS.

      Running time: 11:29.

      NOTES: This is a remake of "The Quiz Show" (12/14/1951).

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    • Cold
      Cold
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/1/52
      8.2

      Ralph has a cold and Alice is nursing him back to health. She lets it known to Ralph that she took out a life insurance policy on him. Ralph has a fit and accuses her of wanting him to die, but when Alice tells Ralph that she also took one out on her own life, he feels like a dope and apologizes.

      CBS.

      Running time: 7:58.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Cold" (2/8/1952).

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    • Finger Man
      Finger Man
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/28/53
      8.2

      Ralph spots Bullets Durgom, a wanted killer, on his bus and helps the police capture him. Ralph races home with the news, just a step ahead of the reporters who descend upon Chauncey Street for photos of the hero and a firsthand account of how he helped apprehend one of the country's meanest thugs. A police chief comes by to congratulate Ralph, and while he's there one of his men races in with the news that Bullets has escaped. Ralph is terrified, because Bullets has threatened to get him. The cops figure Bullets will head straight to Chauncey Street to carry out his threat, so they set a trap for him: two cops will wait in the Kramden's bedroom, ready to spring out when Ralph says "Bullets, it's you," when the killer enters the apartment. Bullets appears and Ralph is tongue-tied. Just as Bullets is about to shoot, Norton walks in, and upon seeing him blurts out "Bullets, it's you." The cops fly out of the bedroom, nab Bullets, and commend Ralph for being so brave.

      CBS.

      Running time: 11:51.

      NOTE: This was remade as "The People's Choice" (10/23/1954 & 9/23/1967).

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    • Stars Over Flatbush
      Stars Over Flatbush
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      4/2/55
      8.1

      Norton has discovered astrology, and Ralph thinks he's nuts, especially when Norton tells him the stars say he shouldn't ask his boss, Mr. Malone, for the raise he planned to request that day. Norton also sees in the stars that Ralph will have an accident that day and will be rendered speechless. When a window falls on Ralph's hand and the pain is so great that he can't utter a sound, Ralph becomes hooked on the stars too. He doesn't ask for the raise, and Alice is furious when she learns the reason why. Ralph tells her the stars say he should ask for the raise Friday night at 11:30 P.M. Alice tries to explain to Ralph that he can't possibly be anywhere near his boss Friday night at that hour. As if appointed by destiny, in walks Freddie Muller with an invitation for the Kramdens to an engagement party he's giving for Mr. Malone, Friday night--from 9 P.M. to midnight. Next, Norton sees in Ralph's horoscope that he's going to have an encounter with a glamorous Aquarius. They figure that the party is the only place Ralph is likely to meet such a woman, so they decide to show up at Freddie's just before 11:30. At the party Ralph is edgy, and he nearly faints when an attractive blonde asks him for a match. He nearly has a heart attack a few minutes later when Mr. Malone's fiance, a cute blonde Aquarius, asks him to dance with her. At exactly 11:30 Ralph asks Mr. Malone for the raise. Malone turns him down, and then dresses him down for trying to take advantage of a social situation. The next day Ralph installs extra locks on the apartment door--to keep Norton out. Up pops Mr. Malone, to apologize to Ralph for yelling at him, and to give him the raise. It seems that the stars were right after all--until Norton comes down with the news that he's been reading last year's book.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:15

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    • Boys And Girls Together
      Boys And Girls Together
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      4/23/55
      8.1

      The Kramdens have new neighbor and Ralph welcomes him by inviting him to join Norton and himself out for pool, bowling and lodge meetings. After a while the girls realize that the they aren't sexy enough and vow to change to attract their husbands. Before long they are all spending time together - just a bit too much time.

      CBS.

      Running time: 36.49

      NOTE: Thiswas remade as "Follow the Boys" (10/26/1968).

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    • Curse Of The Kramdens
      Curse Of The Kramdens
      Season 8 - Episode 5
      10/29/66
      8.1

      Ralph & Ed have to spend the night in the ancestral Kramden castle, which has its own ghost.

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:
      Scene 1 - The Dunellen Inn:
      "Dear Ole Ireland"
      "Welcome To Dunellen"
      Reprise: "Dear Ole Ireland"
      Scene 2 - The Dunellen Lobby:
      "Hospitality"
      Scene 3 - Kramden's Hotel Room
      "You Needn't Fear, We'll Be Waitin' Right Here"
      Scene 4 - The Kramden Castle:
      Scene 5 - The Dunellen Lobby:
      Finale: "Hospitality"

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.
      NOTE: This is a remake of "Curse Of The Kramdens" (3/2/57).

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    • My Fair Landlord
      My Fair Landlord
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      1/19/57
      8.1

      Ralph, fed up with things always breaking down in the apartment, buys a new house in Queens. Ralph draws up a 99 year lease for the Nortons. After a while Norton hates the arrangements and tries to get himself evicted.

      CBS.

      Running time: 36:17

      This episode was remade as "Be It Ever So Humble" (9/9/1967).

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    • Teamwork Beat The Clock
      Teamwork Beat The Clock
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/20/54
      8.1

      Ralph and Alice are contestants on Beat the Clock. They succeed on their first stunt, where Alice has to propel a cup with a can of whipped cream into a net Ralph is holding in his teeth, and are in the middle of their second, where they have to catch lemons in a cup and stack the cups while keeping a balloon from hitting the ground, when time runs out and they're asked to return the next week. Of course they will -- a 21-inch color TV is at stake. Ralph and Alice practice their stunt at home, with Norton's help. Jerry, Alice's brother-in-law, arrives with the news that Alice's sister Helen is expecting their child any day. He has to leave town on business and he wants to know if the Kramdens will look after Helen while he's gone. As the Fickle Finger of Fate would have it, Helen goes into labor Saturday night, just before the Kramdens are supposed to be at the TV studio. Helen has twins, and Alice decides to stay with her. Norton accompanies Ralph to the studio, and the show's host, Bud Collyer, invites him to take Alice's place in the stunt when Ralph explains why Alice isn't there. They win the TV set, and a bonus -- a pair of baby carriages.

      CBS.

      Running time: 32:27.

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    • Love Letter
      Love Letter
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/16/54
      8.1

      Alice borrows a cookbook from Trixie and in it finds a love letter that Ed once wrote to Trixie. Alice leaves it on the icebox and Ralph later finds it. Ralph thinks that Alice is seeing another man. He and Norton try to figure out who wrote it. Norton thinks the handwriting looks familiar but can't figure out who wrote it. The boys take the letter to an analyst and she tells them that the man who wrote it is the romantic type but that he is also not too bright, rude and disorderly. She asks them to leave the letter with her and that she is going to analyze it further and mail Ralph the results. Ralph doesn't want Alice to know so Norton offers to have it sent to his house and writes down the address. The analyst notices that the handwriting is the same and calls in Ralph in private to tell him that Norton wrote the letter. Ralph doesn't let on to Norton. Alice asks Norton to go with her to pick out a bowling ball as a present to Ralph. Ralph sees them leave together and now has more evidence. Ralph goes upstairs and tells Trixie. As he's reading the letter to her, Norton walks in and hears Ralph saying "I love you, I love you, I love you." Norton challenges Ralph to a fight and Ralph socks him one in the gut. Alice gives the bowling ball to Ralph and explains the whole thing.

      CBS.

      Running time: 38:50.

      NOTES: On September 23, 2004, news broke that this newly discovered Honeymooners Lost Episode was unearthed in the vaults at the University of Georgia's Peabody Awards Archive. Archivist Margaret Compton discovered "Love Letter" during a preservation review of the archives kinescopes and video tapes. This episode was submitted for Jackie Gleason, who did win the Peabody Award in 1955. When the University contacted Gleason Enterprises they were very excited to see that this kinescope existed and in such excellent condition. CBS, Gleason Enterprises or The Paley Center didn't own this copy & never even knew this episode was performed that week. TV Land aired this "Jackie Gleason Show" in it's entirety for the first time since it's original broadcast on it's 50th anniversary, October 16, 2004.

      This was remade as "Love Letter" (11/24/1956) & as "The Boy Next Door" (10/12/1968) and was recorded as "Love Letter" (12/8/1954) as a radio program that never aired.

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    • The People's Choice
      The People's Choice
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/23/54
      8.1

      Morgan and Weaver, from a corrupt local political party, visit Ralph and ask him to run for assemblyman on their ticket. Ralph is so impressed with himself that the pair has him believe that he can be President some day. Alice suspects that the two men want Ralph to be their stooge, but Ralph interprets her skepticism as a lack of faith in him. The Kramdens and Nortons take to the streets to campaign. Morgan and Weaver see this and call Ralph an idiot for exposing himself to the public, and it begins to dawn on Ralph that maybe Alice is right. At a rally the next night, instead of giving the speech Morgan and Weaver prepared for him, Ralph tells his supporters that he is not qualified to run for office and that they should vote for his opponent.

      CBS.

      Running time: 40:43.

      NOTE:This episode is also known as "Finger Man".

      This is an extended remake of "Finger Man" (11/28/1953) & was remade as "The People's Choice" (9/23/1967).

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    • This Is Your Life
      This Is Your Life
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      1/16/54
      8.1

      Ralph has been chosen to appear on the This Is Your Life TV program, and Alice must meet secretly with Mr. Wilson, the show's producer, to discuss the arrangements. Ralph finds out about the meetings and thinks Alice is fooling around with another man. He thinks the best way to uncover Alice's lover's identity is to play detective at the pool room. He already knows that the mystery man likes Italian food and is going to California. And when he tells Ralph that he's eaten at an Italian restaurant two days in a row, Ralph finds a way to leave him and Alice alone together, and then barges back into the apartment to catch them red-handed. Phil Cuoco, the best man at Ralph and Alice's wedding, becomes the prime suspect when Ralph overhears him telling a friend that he's going to California, and when he tells Ralph that he's eaten at an Italian restaurant two days in a row. Ralph invites him to the apartment and then leaves him alone with Alice so he can spy on them from the fire escape. Phil leans over Alice as they are looking at old photographs and Ralph thinks they're cuddling. Phil leaves the apartment and Mr. Wilson shows up as Ralph is racing up to the roof and back down the stairs to the apartment. Ralph barges in and without looking at who he's hitting, belts Wilson--killing his spot on This Is Your Life.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:43.

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    • Pickles
      Pickles
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/8/52
      8.0

      Alice drags Ralph shopping all over the neighborhood and spends his entire paycheck, leaving him with no allowance. A delivery man brings an anniversary present that Ralph had delivered but he has no money to pay for it. Alice pays for it. Alice starts eating some pickles that she bought. Ralph thinks she's pregnant. Alice tells him that the Doctor just wanted to see if she was allergic to pickles. Ralph is disappointed.

      CBS.

      Running time: 7:16.

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    • Out of Sight, Out of Mind
      Out of Sight, Out of Mind
      Season 9 - Episode 6
      11/4/67
      8.0

      Ralph is sent to the company psychiatrist when he loses his temper once too often on the job.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "A Little Man Who Wasn't There" (2/12/1955).

    • Six Months To Live
      Six Months To Live
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      5/11/57
      8.0

      When Ralph finds a letter from a doctor he believes the information in it leaves him with only six months to live. After some time to reflect, it's Alice that explains that the letter is from the vet who has given Alice's mother's dog only six months to live.

      CBS.

      Running time: Approx 14 mins.

      NOTES: This episode is still lost.

      This is a remake of "Six Months To Live" (12/13/1952) & "A Matter of Life And Death" (10/29/1955) and was remade as "Six Months To Live" (11/23/1968).

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    • Letter To The Boss
      Letter To The Boss
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      5/21/55
      8.0

      Ralph comes home in a rage; after driving a bus for the Gotham Bus Company for nine years, he's been told to turn in his uniform. He is incensed, frustrated, and humiliated, and the loss of income has him bordering on panic--he actually suggests to Alice that they move in with her parents until he gets another job. Norton comes down to pick up Ralph to go bowling and, as only he can, he makes Ralph feel worse while trying to cheer him up. Ralph feels cheated and betrayed -- both by life and by J. J. Marshall, president of the bus company--so he decides to write Marshall a letter to tell him how he feels after being fired after nine years of loyal service. Norton writes what Ralph dictates. His opening line: "You dirty bum," delivered with such conviction by Ralph that it sounds as if he invented the insult for the occasion. After calling Marshall a miserable low-life and a few other things, he tells Norton to sign the letter "Respectfully yours, etc., etc." Ralph is too depressed to go bowling so he asks Norton to mail it on his way to the alley. Moments later Ralph finds out he hasn't been fired: he was told to turn in his uniform because he was getting a promotion. Ralph races out of the house to catch Norton before he mails the letter. Norton, meanwhile, asks a custodian at the bowling alley to mail the letter. Ralph arrives at the alley, but by the time he finds out what happened to the letter, it's too late--the custodian's disappeared and presumably dropped the letter in a mailbox outside the alley. Federal offense or not, Ralph is determined to retrieve the letter from the mailbox -- until a postman catches him and Norton trying to turn it over and shake out its contents. Ralph's only chance now is to intercept the letter before Mr. Marshall has a chance to read it. Marshall walks into his office just as Ralph is sorting through the mail and Ralph greets him with a friendly homina-homina. The first letter Marshall opens is Ralph's, and he begins reading it out loud to acquaint Ralph with the crank mail executives occasionally receive. Marshall is getting a kick out of the letter until he gets to the end. He doesn't mind the nasty remarks but he becomes infuriated when he thinks the author didn't have the courage to sign his name. Norton had written down exactly what Ralph said: "Respectfully yours, etc., etc." Ralph is so shocked by the turn of events that he has a spastic fainting attack (it looks like a precursor of break dancing) and collapses on Marshall's floor. Ralph recovers and races home to tell Alice the good news--because of Norton's stupidity he didn't lose his promotion. The Kramdens are preparing to celebrate with a Chinese dinner when Norton comes in with his good news: he went down to the bus company and told Mr. Marshall that Ralph was sorry for calling him a dirty bum. When Ralph hears this he has fainting spell number two, a "cartwheel faint" that plops him squarely on his backside.

      CBS.

      Running time: 31:38.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Letter To The Boss" (11/14/1953) and was remade as "To Whom It May Concern"(12/16/1967).

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    • The New Television Set
      The New Television Set
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      11/2/51
      8.0

      Ralph gives in and buys Alice a TV set.

      Dumont.

      Running time: 8:21.

      NOTE: Art Carney joins the cast as Edward Lillywhite Norton.

    • Razor Blades
      Razor Blades
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/12/51
      8.0

      Ralph and Alice fight over his lost razor blades.

      Dumont.

      Running time: 5:10.

      NOTE: This episode is also known as "Where Are My Blades?".

    • Santa And The Bookies
      Santa And The Bookies
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/18/54
      8.0

      Alice is knitting baby clothes to make some extra money for Christmas. When Norton comes down and asks Ralph if he can hide Trixie's Christmas present in the Kramdens' apartment, Ralph says yes and sticks the present in the bureau drawer -- where Alice has hidden the baby clothes. A moment later, when Norton tells Ralph that Trixie has made a doctor's appointment for Alice, Ralph is sure that Alice is pregnant. He decides he has to make some more money in a hurry so that his future son can go to college, so he answers a newspaper ad for a Santa Claus job. What Ralph doesn't know is that the guys who placed the ad are bookmakers and that they plan to use the Santa to collect bets. Ralph is hired and so is Norton -- as an elf. Ralph and Norton set up shop on the sidewalk, and bettors walk by and drop in their money and slips of paper with the names of the horses they want to bet. When a cop drops some money into the pot and Norton asks him where his slip is, Santa and his helper wind up in the slammer. Ralph is frantic. He explains to the cops that he was playing Santa Claus because he wanted to earn some extra money because his wife is pregnant, and that he thought he was collecting money for charity. Alice shows up at the jail, and when Ralph asks her to corroborate his story, he finds out he's not going to be a father after all. The cops think Ralph's a liar and want to throw the book at him. The boys finally convince the cops to bring them back to where they were collecting the money, and to set up a stakeout to catch the real bookies when they show up to pick up the loot and betting slips from Ralph. The cops nab the real bad guys and for a few seconds it looks as if Ralph may have a Merry Christmas after all. But only for a few seconds. While Alice, Norton, and Ralph--still dressed in his Santa costume--are waiting for a bus to take them home, a woman hands Ralph some change and another cop pinches him for soliciting money without a license.

      CBS.

      Running time: 31:08.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Santa And The Bookies" (12/12/1953) & was remade as "Run, Santa, Run" (12/17/1966).

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    • Stand In For Murder
      Stand In For Murder
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      6/4/55
      8.0

      A mob boss, who is a dead ringer for Ralph, is holed up in his apartment because a rival gang leader, Barney Hackett, wants to bump him off. Nick, one of his henchmen, takes a ride on Ralph's bus and gets the idea of somehow setting up Ralph to get knocked off in place of his boss. He offers Ralph a "job" as a top executive with an insurance company, as the pretext of getting Ralph to the boss's apartment so he can be set up. When Ralph tells Alice he's been offered a job as boss of the "eastern district" of an insurance company (whose name he doesn't even know), with a salary of six hundred dollars a week, a Park Avenue apartment, and a chauffeured limousine, she is--what else--skeptical. The next day Ralph reports to work on Park Avenue, while the mob boss moves to another hideout. Nick makes a deal with Hackett to bump off Ralph (Hackett, of course, isn't wise to the switch), but the assassination attempt fails, thanks to Norton's interference. Next, Nick sends Ralph to Hackett's headquarters, to "sell him insurance." When Ralph walks in, Hackett thinks it's his archenemy looking for a showdown. Ralph doesn't suspect a thing, and just as he's invited to step into the back room, a cop walks in and insists that Ralph move his car. When Ralph shows up at the apartment again, Nick decides they'll have to bump off Ralph themselves, and then dump his body in front of Hackett's joint. He mistakes his boss for Ralph, knocks him cold, and deposits him in the bedroom. Alice comes by to visit Ralph on his new job, and right behind her is the boss's girlfriend, who thinks Ralph is her boyfriend. As she's cuddling up to Ralph, Alice re-enters the room and sparks fly. Ralph goes into the bedroom and sees the mob boss out cold on the bed. He puts two and two together and realizes what's been going on. Alice calls the cops and Ralph's career as an insurance executive comes to a sudden end.

      CBS.

      Running time: 41:58.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Stand In For Murder" (4/17/1954) & was remade as "Two Faces of Ralph Kramden" (11/18/1967).

      This was the 1st episode shown at the first Royal Association for the Longevity and Preservation of the Honeymooners (R.A.L.P.H.) convention in 1984. It was this convention that gave Gleason the motivation to release the "Lost Episodes" in 1985.

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    • The New Bowling Ball
      The New Bowling Ball
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/20/52
      8.0

      With Ralph eager to get to the lanes, he gets his new bowling ball stuck on his thumb. After Ralph finally gets it off with the help of Alice and Ed, he ralizes his thumb is too swollen to bowl. But it's Alice to the rescue again, reminding Ralph that he bowls with his other hand.

      CBS.

      Running time: 9:35.

      NOTES: This is the very first Gleason, Carney, Meadows & Randolph episode.

      This episode is also known as "Bowling".

      This was remade as "The New Bowling Ball (3/22/1969)".

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    • Norton Moves In
      Norton Moves In
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      4/18/53
      8.0

      The Nortons have had their apartment painted and they can't stand the smell of paint. Trixie comes down at 3am and asks if they can stay down there for the night. Ralph ends up sleeping in the kitchen with Ed on a cot that collapses as soon as Ralph lays down. Norton then decides to smoke a cigarette and accidently drops the match under the covers. Ralph is burnt and then he brutally insults Norton and throws him and Trixie out. Alice reminds Ralph of all the favors that Norton has done for him and Ralph decides to go up and apoligize to him. In comes Norton, who was standing right outside the door.

      CBS.

      Running time: 12:10.

      NOTE: This was remade as "Norton Moves In" (4/5/1969).

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    • Six Months To Live
      Six Months To Live
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/13/52
      8.0

      When Ralph finds a letter from a doctor he believes the information in it leaves him with only six months to live. After some time to reflect, it's Alice that explains that the letter is from the vet who has given Alice's mother's dog only six months to live.

      CBS.

      Running time: 13:51.

      NOTES: This was remade again as "Six Months To Live" (5/11/1957 & 11/23/1968) and as an expanded story in the Classic 39 "A Matter of Life And Death" (10/29/1955). The 5/11/1957 version is still lost.

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    • Love Letter
      Love Letter
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/24/56
      7.9

      Alice borrows a cookbook from Trixie and in it finds a love letter that Ed once wrote to Trixie. Alice leaves it on the icebox and Ralph later finds it. Ralph thinks that Alice is seeing another man. He and Norton try to figure out who wrote it. Norton thinks the handwriting looks familiar but can't figure out who wrote it. The boys take the letter to an analyst and she tells them that the man who wrote it is the romantic type but that he is also not too bright, rude and disorderly. She asks them to leave the letter with her and that she is going to analyze it further and mail Ralph the results. Ralph doesn't want Alice to know so Norton offers to have it sent to his house and writes down the address. The analyst notices that the handwriting is the same and calls in Ralph in private to tell him that Norton wrote the letter. Ralph doesn't let on to Norton. Alice asks Norton to go with her to pick out a bowling ball as a present to Ralph. Ralph sees them leave together and now has more evidence. Ralph goes upstairs and tells Trixie. As he's reading the letter to her, Norton walks in and hears Ralph saying "I love you, I love you, I love you." Norton challenges Ralph to a fight and Ralph socks him one in the gut. Alice gives the bowling ball to Ralph and explains the whole thing.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:07.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Love Letter" (10/16/54) & was remade as "The Boy Next Door" 10/12/1968).

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    • The Next Champ
      The Next Champ
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      4/10/54
      7.9

      Ralph and Norton are at the poolroom, when in walks Dynamite Moran, a small-time boxer who's come to New York to make it big. He's had two fights and two quick knockouts, and when Ralph sees him punch a cigarette machine he decides he wants to manage the kid. Alice feels like KO-ing Ralph when she hears this scheme, but she's placated when Ralph says it won't cost him any money to manage Moran. Then he drops the bombshell: Moran is moving in with them. Ralph and Norton go to see Jack Philbin, a fight promoter and member of the Raccoon Lodge (and in real life the executive producer of the Jackie Gleason Show and The Honeymooners), to try to arrange a match. When Armstrong, another fight manager, tells Philbin he's heard Moran can punch, Philbin schedules a fight for Moran. Armstrong offers to buy Moran's contract from Ralph for five hundred dollars, but Ralph refuses. Armstrong drops by the Kramdens' one morning to watch Moran train, and while he's there a neighbor comes in to complain about the noise. Moran grabs him menacingly and the neighbor pops him on the chin, knocking Moran cold. Glass jaw, says Armstrong. Ralph's career as a fight manager ends in a TKO.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:35.

      This was remade as "The Main Event" (12/2/1967).

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    • Six Months to Live
      Six Months to Live
      Season 10 - Episode 4
      11/23/68
      7.9

      When Ralph finds a letter from a doctor he believes the information in it leaves him with only six months to live. After some time to reflect, it's Alice that explains that the letter is from the vet who has given Alice's mother's dog only six months to live.

      CBS.

      Running time: 14:00 (Approx).

      This is a remake of "Six Months To Live" (10/4/1952 & 5/11/1957) and "A Matter of Life And Death" (10/29/1955).

      This episode is not available on DVD.

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    • Vacation At Fred's Landing
      Vacation At Fred's Landing
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      6/19/54
      7.9

      The Kramdens and the Nortons are going on vacation together. The girls think they're going to Atlantic City, but the boys decide they want to go fishing at Fred's Landing. They get their way and wind up having to push their borrowed car halfway to Fred's. After two days at Fred's, Alice and Trixie are worn out cooking, cleaning, toting water, collecting firewood. They decide to annoy the boys enough to get them to want to leave. They don't know that Ralph and Norton are miserable too. Ralph decides he'll dress up in a bear suit to scare the girls into begging him and Norton to go home, so the boys can leave and save face at the same time. Ralph returns with the suit, to find Norton face to face with a real bear. Ralph admits he made a mistake wanting to go toFred's and it's off to Atlantic City.

      CBS.

      Running time: 31.00.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Vacation Plans" (5/30/1952) "Vacation At Fred's Landing" (6/27/1953).

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    • Battle Of The Sexes
      Battle Of The Sexes
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/13/54
      7.9

      Ralph and Ed are at the pool hall, in a scene that was later adapted for "The Bensonhurst Bomber". Trixie phones Norton and tells him to get home, her mother has come for a visit. This is Ralph's cue to give Norton a "King of the Castle" speech, and to tutor him on what to tell Trixie when he returns home, after he and Ralph have finished playing pool. Norton is so inspired that he says Ralph's words should be recorded and played at every wedding instead of "Here Comes the Bride." Later, Trixie comes down to the Kramdens' apartment in tears, Norton's been playing king and she doesn't want to spend the night with him. Alice wakes up Ralph, and when he gives her his "king" speech, she gets suspicious. When Norton comes down and begins bullying Trixie again, it confirms to Alice that Norton has become Ralph's understudy. Alice and Trixie walk out together, leaving Ralph and Norton as roommates in the Kramdens' apartment . A week later the apartment looks like Yucca Flats after the blast and Norton is complaining about Ralph's cooking. (He tells Ralph that he's become so weak from the bad food that he had to wear an inner tube in the sewer to keep from drowning.) Ralph's too proud to apologize to Alice, so he and Norton scheme to get the wives to make the first move. They fake having a party in the apartment, but while Ralph is yelling jovial remarks out the window so Alice and Trixie can hear him upstairs, Alice walks in and the party crash-lands. After three more schemes fail, the sympathy routine, the threat to cut off Alice's household money, and the "I'm leaving forever" warning -- the boys break down and apologize. The girls open their arms to welcome them back but Ralph and Norton sweep right past them and dive at the table full of food Trixie has prepared for her own and Alice's dinner.

      CBS.

      Running time: 35:45.

      NOTE: This was remade as "King of the Castle" (1/7/1967).

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    • Alice's Aunt Ethel
      Alice's Aunt Ethel
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/14/53
      7.9

      Alice's Aunt Ethel arrives for a short stay but, according to Ralph, she is packing more luggage than someone leaving for Africa. As always, Ralph gets the short end of the stick and has to sleep in the kitchen. Norton and Ralph try to figure out how to get rid of her and Ralph stages a phony backache - yelling and screaming in pain. Alice and Aunt Ethel come out of the bedroom to find out what happened and Ralph tells her that his back hurts and that he has to sleep on a comfortable bed to get better. Aunt Ethel was just about to leave for Cousin Mildred's but she decides to stay and help nurse Ralph back to health. She tells him that in order for his back to get better, he has to sleep on the hard kitchen floor, not a soft bed.

      CBS.

      Running time: 9:23.

      This was remade as "Goodbye Aunt Ethel" (6/5/1954) and "Nephew Of The Bride" (10/21/1967).

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    • The Honeymooners In England
      The Honeymooners In England
      Season 8 - Episode 6
      11/12/66
      7.9

      The Kramdens & Nortons appear in a Flakey Wakey commercial on an English TV show.

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:

      Scene 1 - Exterior, Buckingham Castle:
      "It's A Changing Of The Guard"
      Scene 2 - Hotel Lobby:
      "Everything Stops For Tea"
      Scene 3 - Kramden's Hotel Room:
      "Flakey Wakies, Flakey Wakies"
      Scene 4 - Tv Studio
      "Flakey Wakies, Flakey Wakies"
      Scene 5 - Hotel Lobby:
      Finae: "Hurry On Down, Come To London Town"

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      NOTE: This episode is also known as "The Mod Couple".This is a remake of "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" (3/9/57).

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    • Curse Of The Kramdens
      Curse Of The Kramdens
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      3/2/57
      7.9

      In Ireland: Ralph & Ed have to spend the night in the ancestral Kramden castle, which has its own ghost.

      Run time: 48:32.

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:

      Scene 1 - The Dunellen Inn:
      "Hooray For The Irish"
       "The People Of Dunellen Welcome You"
      "A Kramden Through And Through"
      Reprise: "Hooray For The Irish"

      Scene 2 - Kramden's Hotel Room:
      "Don't You Fear, We'll Be Waitin' Right Here"

      Scene 3 - The Kramden Castle

      Scene 4 - The Dunellen Inn:
      "Hooray For The Kramdens"
      Finale: "Hooray For The Irish".

      CBS.

      Running time: 48:32.

      NOTES: This is the 5th of 8 "Trip To Europe" episodes.

      This episode was remade as "Curse of the Kramdens" (10/29/1966).

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    • Kramden Vs. Norton
      Kramden Vs. Norton
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      1/15/55
      7.9

      It's Norton's birthday, the Kramdens are treating for a night out, and Ralph's looking to get off cheaply. He doesn't want the Nortons to think he's cheap, though, so he tells Alice to suggest that they go to the movies (instead of to the Kit Kat Club, where Norton took Ralph on his birthday). It's been a banner day for Norton, he's gotten a new vest from Trixie, a hand-carved mahogany surf board from the boys in the sewer, and a monogrammed scarf from the Kramdens, and going to the movies is the icing on Norton's cake when he has the winning ticket in a drawing for a television set. Ralph claims the set is his because he paid for the tickets, and a feud erupts. Ralph dismantles the set so no one can watch it, and he and Norton stop speaking to each other; they write notes instead. Things get so bad that the boys are reduced to playing pool with their wives. A bitter confrontation at the pool hall spills over into night court, where during Trixie and Alice's testimony, we learn that Trixie's real name is Thelma and that the Kramdens and the Nortons met when Ed invited the Kramdens out to dinner the day they moved in at 328 Chauncey Street. As Alice relates to the judge the history of Ralph and Norton's friendship, the boys break down in tears and each forsakes his claim to the TV in exchange for the other's friendship.

      CBS.

      Running time: 34:46.

      This was remade as "Movies Are Better Than Ever" (1/14/67).

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    • Jellybeans
      Jellybeans
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/22/52
      7.9

      Ralph wants to win the $100 prize when a local furniture store conducts a guess-how-many-jellybeans-are-in-the-jar contest, so he buys a jar and a few thousand jellybeans. Though his guess turns out to be correct, the prize turns out a $100 gift certificate, redeemable only after the purchase of $1000 in furniture. Making matters worse, when Alice wants to buy a dress on sale, she cannot because Ralph spent the money on the jar and confection.

      CBS.

      Running time: 8:27.

      NOTE: This episode is also known as "The Jar of Jellybeans".

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    • Guest Speaker
      Guest Speaker
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      6/13/53
      7.9

      Ralph got a message that he has to speak at the next Racoon meeting. He has a fit because Alice took his uniform pants to the cleaners and he has nothing to wear. Ralph writes a speech and tries to memorize it but Alice and Trixie keep interrupting him. George Williams, the head of the lodge, enters and gives Ralph a note saying that at the meeting he is to introduce Brother Williams. Alice tells Ralph that he's the #1 Racoon in their house.

      CBS.

      Running time: 13:41.

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    • The Adoption
      The Adoption
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      3/26/55
      7.8

      The Kramdens want to adopt a baby. "We wanted this more than anything in the world," says Ralph. The adoption agency tells Alice her application is being considered, but that a staff worker must come to the apartment to look it over before final approval is granted. A pall falls over the Kramdens because they think once the worker sees their crummy apartment they'll be denied a child. They borrow furniture--a TV set, drapes, refrigerator, stove, new table and chairs, couch, etc.--to make the apartment look presentable. Ralph and Alice are as nervous as two kids on their first date as they wait for Miss Lawrence from the agency to arrive. As she is interviewing the Kramdens, Ralph almost blows everything when he notes with amazement that a light goes on in the refrigerator when the door is opened. But no amount of homina-hominas can keep the charade going when Frank, the iceman, comes in with the Kramdens' daily delivery for the icebox. Ralph and Alice finally admit they redecorated the apartment with borrowed goods to make an impression. We're not cheating to get a child, Ralph says desperately, we're fighting to get one. Miss Lawrence says the agency is not as concerned with furnishings as it is with finding couples who really want children, and that she's never met a couple who want a child more than the Kramdens. Approved! The Nortons accompany the Kramdens to the hospital to pick up the baby. When the child is wheeled out Ralph's joy turns to anger when the doctor says the baby is a girl. Ralph insists that he get a boy, and the doctor goes off to try to arrange it. Alice, near tears, leaves the room, leaving Ralph alone with the baby. In a scene he would play again--with a puppy--in the Classic Thirty-nine episode "A Dog's Life," Ralph apologizes to the baby for not wanting to bring her home. As the infant weaves her magic on Ralph, his arguments for not wanting a girl become less convincing. By the time the doctor returns with the news that the Kramdens can get a boy, Ralph turns on him like a lion defending his cub--Ralph wants the girl. "Ralphina" is a Kramden. A week later, the doctor visits with somber news: the child's natural mother wants the baby back. Ralph, enraged at the doctor for bringing the news and at the mother for trying to reclaim the child, pounces on the doctor and manhandles him. The doctor hastily explains that the Kramdens are Ralphina's legal parents now and that he and the adoption agency will support them in a custody fight; he came only because the mother was so insistent. He leaves, and Ralph, emotionally unprepared for this turn of events, reacts the only way he knows how: he hollers, in pain. Alice, as bad as she feels, empathizes with the mother. Ralph tries to suppress similar feelings, but eventually his conscience overrules his heart: they must give up the child. He goes upstairs to the Nortons' to call the doctor, leaving Alice alone, sobbing.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:20.

      NOTE: This was remade as "The Adoption" (1/8/1966).

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    • Stand In For Murder
      Stand In For Murder
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      4/17/54
      7.8

      A mob boss, who is a dead ringer for Ralph, is holed up in his apartment because a rival gang leader, Barney Hackett, wants to bump him off. Nick, one of his henchmen, takes a ride on Ralph's bus and gets the idea of somehow setting up Ralph to get knocked off in place of his boss. He offers Ralph a "job" as a top executive with an insurance company, as the pretext of getting Ralph to the boss's apartment so he can be set up. When Ralph tells Alice he's been offered a job as boss of the "eastern district" of an insurance company (whose name he doesn't even know), with a salary of six hundred dollars a week, a Park Avenue apartment, and a chauffeured limousine, she is--what else--skeptical. The next day Ralph reports to work on Park Avenue, while the mob boss moves to another hideout. Nick makes a deal with Hackett to bump off Ralph (Hackett, of course, isn't wise to the switch), but the assassination attempt fails, thanks to Norton's interference. Next, Nick sends Ralph to Hackett's headquarters, to "sell him insurance." When Ralph walks in, Hackett thinks it's his archenemy looking for a showdown. Ralph doesn't suspect a thing, and just as he's invited to step into the back room, a cop walks in and insists that Ralph move his car. When Ralph shows up at the apartment again, Nick decides they'll have to bump off Ralph themselves, and then dump his body in front of Hackett's joint. He mistakes his boss for Ralph, knocks him cold, and deposits him in the bedroom. Alice comes by to visit Ralph on his new job, and right behind her is the boss's girlfriend, who thinks Ralph is her boyfriend. As she's cuddling up to Ralph, Alice re-enters the room and sparks fly. Ralph goes into the bedroom and sees the mob boss out cold on the bed. He puts two and two together and realizes what's been going on. Alice calls the cops and Ralph's career as an insurance executive comes to a sudden end.

      CBS.

      Running time: 42:28.

      NOTES: This episode is rushed to end due to audience laughter. The scene ends with the CBS logo cutting in.

      This was remade as "Stand In For Murder" (6/4/1955) and as "Two Faces of Ralph Kramden" (11/18/1967).

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    • Boxtop Kid
      Boxtop Kid
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      5/22/54
      7.8

      Alice's sister, Helen, and her husband, Frank, have won a cruise to Europe, and Ralph and Alice go to see them off at the dock. Ralph is jealous and he acts it. The next day he buys every product that's running a contest--$23.50 worth of dog food, cereal, cake mix, detergent, etc.--so he can win something too. Ralph eventually wins two contests: his prizes are a dog from the Happy Hound dog food people and a trip to Europe from Slim-o Bread. (Ralph's winning slogan: "Slim-O Bread adds to the taste and takes away from the waist.") When Ralph reads the telegram that notifies him about winning the trip, he discovers that the company wants to use before-and-after photos of him; Ralph said on his entry blank that he used to be a fatty but that his weight dropped down to 170 pounds after he began eating Slim-O. Ralph cons Norton into posing as him, and stuffs him with a pillow and takes his picture, which is to pass as the "before" Ralph. The ruse works--until Mrs. Manicotti comes in and refers to Ralph as Mr. Kramden. When the Slim-O man questions her, she tells him that Ralph is Kramden. Ralph is also fat, so he doesn't get to go to Europe.

      CBS.

      Running time: 40:27.

      This was remade as "In Twenty-Five Words or Less" (9/17/1966).

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    • Movies Are Better Than Ever
      Movies Are Better Than Ever
      Season 8 - Episode 12
      1/14/67
      7.8

      Ralph treats Alice & the Norton's to he movies for Ed's birthday. Ed's ticket wins a color TV that Ralph declares is his.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Kramden Vs. Norton" (1/15/1955).

    • Flushing Ho
      Flushing Ho
      Season 8 - Episode 17
      4/11/67
      7.8

      The Kramdens and Nortons, unable to make ends meet around tax time, decide to move to a large two-bedroom.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "One Big Happy Family" (4/9/1955).

    • The Prowler
      The Prowler
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      6/6/53
      7.8

      A prowler has been spotted in the building. Alice is so scared that she can't sleep, so she makes Ralph stay up with her and barricade the door. Norton comes banging on the door and scares them. Trixie comes down to get Norton. Next thing you know, the prowler climbs in through the Kramden's window and hits Ralph on the head. Ralph gets knocked out and Alice screams. The police hear the screams and come in and arrest the prowler. Ralph recovers and tells Alice that as long as he's around, she has nothing to worry about.

      CBS.

      Running time: 11:12.

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    • Vacation At Fred's Landing
      Vacation At Fred's Landing
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      6/20/53
      7.8

      The Kramdens and the Nortons are going on vacation together. The girls think they're going to Atlantic City, but the boys decide they want to go fishing at Fred's Landing. They get their way and wind up having to push their borrowed car halfway to Fred's. After two days at Fred's, Alice and Trixie are worn out cooking, cleaning, toting water, collecting firewood. They decide to annoy the boys enough to get them to want to leave. They don't know that Ralph and Norton are miserable too. Ralph decides he'll dress up in a bear suit to scare the girls into begging him and Norton to go home, so the boys can leave and save face at the same time. Ralph returns with the suit, to find Norton face to face with a real bear. Ralph admits he made a mistake wanting to go to Fred's and it's off to Atlantic City.

      CBS.

      Running time: 31:36.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Vacation Plans" (5/30/1951), "Vacation At Fred's Landing" (5/30/52) & was remade as "Vacation At Fred's Landing" (6/19/1954).

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    • Special: Jackie Gleason: Genius At Work
      3/1/06
      7.8

      Gleason's beloved characters are featured: playboy Reggie Van Gleason III, bumbling Rudy the Repairman, working-class dreamer Ralph Kramden; lovable Fenwick Babbit; & loudmouth Charlie Bratton. Host Jeff Garlin. Special appearance by wife Marilyn Gleason.

      PBS.

      60 Minutes.

      NOTE: This special is available on DVD.

    • The Man In The Blue Suit
      The Man In The Blue Suit
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      5/1/54
      7.8

      Ralph wins $73.85 playing poker and hides the money in the pocket of an old suit so Alice won't find it. The next day, a man from the Help the Needy Society comes to the apartment looking for old clothes and newspapers. Alice gives him Ralph's old suit. When Ralph hears this he and Norton race down to the mission to retrieve the suit. They decide that if Ralph goes in and asks for the suit because his money is in the pocket, the society may check with Alice to verify the story. Instead, Norton makes up Ralph to look like a bum in need of new clothes. Ralph gets on the clothes line, but when he gets to the counter the man tells him he can't get clothes without a ticket. Then Ralph learns he can't get a ticket until he fills out some forms and is investigated by the society. He gives the clerk a nutty sob story, gets a ticket, and grabs the suit he thinks is his. It's not. He sees another guy about his size wearing a similar jacket and tries to pick a fight with him, hoping the guy will take off the jacket, giving Norton a chance to search the pockets. Instead, he and Norton get kicked out for being troublemakers. A moment later, in walks the guy who collected Ralph's suit from Alice. He looks it over and decides he'll keep it for himself. He finds the money in the pocket and heads back to Chauncey Street to return it to Alice. Ralph gets home and discovers Alice has the money. He rants and raves that it's his money--and Alice graciously returns it to him. Ralph feels like two cents.

      CBS.

      Running time: 34:30.

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    • Ralph's Diet
      Ralph's Diet
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      4/25/53
      7.8

      Mrs. Raferty is throwing a surprise party for her husband and while Ralph isn't home, she asks Alice to hide the turkey and cake in her apartment. She asks the Kramdens to attend the party but Alice says no because Ralph is on a diet and all the food would be too tempting. The diet is driving Ralph crazy. For dinner, Alice made him a raw vegetable salad. He tries to get his mind off food, so he turns on the radio but hears a commercial for fried chicken and puts his fist through it. Alice leaves and Ralph discovers the cake and turkey that Alice hid in the bureau drawer. He goes into an eating frenzy and tears apart the tukey and cake. Alice offers to replace the food and Ralph gets to finish his feast after promising Alice that he'll begin a new diet tomorrow.

      CBS.

      Running time: 11:39.

      NOTE: This was remade as "A Weighty Problem" (4/16/1955).

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    • Petticoat Jungle
      Petticoat Jungle
      Season 8 - Episode 9
      12/10/66
      7.8

      In Africa, The Kramdens and Nortons go on a jungle safari. The husbands go hunting, while the wives keep camp.

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:

      Scene 1 - Sports Boutique:
      "Everyone Wins In The World Of Sports"
      "We're A Couple OF Hunters"
      Scene 2 - The kramden Cabin:
      Scene 3 - The Jungle:
      "On The Riviera"
      Scene 4 - On Deck Of The S.S. Merrill:
      Finale: "It's Much More Fun To Come Home"

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "I Remember Mau Au" (4/13/57).

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    • Anniversary Gift
      Anniversary Gift
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      2/21/53
      7.7

      It's the Kramdens anniversary and Alice gave Ralph $25 to buy a suede coat that he wants. Ralph has bought Alice a box for hairpins made out of 2000 matches glued together. They decide to exchange gifts but before Ralph can give Alice hers, Trixie comes in and gives Alice the same gift. Not knowing what to do, Ralph tells Alice that her gift is going to be delivered. While Ralph and Norton try to figure out where to get money for another gift, a delivery man comes with a package for a neighbor, Mrs. O'Leary, and asks if he can leave it there since she is not home. Alice comes in and snatches the package from Ralph, thinking that it's her anniversary present. Alice opens the box and finds a dress. While she is trying it on, Mrs. O'Leary comes looking for her package, and sees Alice wearing her dress. She demands an explaination. To avoid a scene, Ralph pays the neighbor for the dress with the money that Alice gave him for the suede coat.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:25.

      Note: This is the 1st time the 'Hairpin box made of matches' is used. It is repeated in "Twas The Night Before Christmas" (12/24/1955).

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    • Principal Of The Thing
      Principal Of The Thing
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      4/30/55
      7.7

      The Kramdens' apartment is going to pot--the pipes leak, the walls are cracking, the sink won't work, doorknobs are falling off. Ralph is fed up, so he seeks out Shaughnessy, the neighborhood lawyer, who advises him to withhold his rent until the landlord makes repairs. Ralph decides to take the rent money and repair and redecorate the apartment himself. He buys a new bathtub, and wallpaper that is too gaudy even for Norton (Alice describes it as "early Halloween"). Ralph papers the apartment, but soon thereafter a painter comes in and undoes the damage. Finally comes the confrontation with the landlord. Ralph rails at him for being a cheapskate and a tightwad, and tells him that a clause in his lease allows him to withhold rent money and use it for repairs. The landlord tells Ralph that another clause in the lease allows the landlord to cancel the lease entirely, and that Ralph is now an ex-tenant. The landlord says he'll renew the lease if Ralph agrees to pay an additional fifteen dollars per month--a figure that reflects the increased value of the apartment now that Ralph has fixed it up.

      CBS.

      Running time: 34:28.

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    • Confusion, Italian Style
      Confusion, Italian Style
      Season 8 - Episode 4
      10/15/66
      7.7

      Ralph is jealous of Alice's guide, not knowing the guide is a little boy. Harry Verderchi.

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:
      Scene 1 - Street: Hotel Excelsior:
      "Do As The Romans Do"
      "You Will Always Be My Friend"
      Scene 2 - Kramden's Hotel Suite:
      "Thats When You're Glad You Married The Girl"
      Scene 3 - Street Festival
      Scene 4 - Kramden's Hotel Suite:
      Finale: "You'll Always Be My Love"

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "When In Rome" (2/23/57).

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    • New Year's Eve Party
      New Year's Eve Party
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      12/26/53
      7.7

      It's the day before New Year's Eve, and Alice and Trixie want Ralph and Norton to take them out to celebrate the arrival of 1954. Ralph, who says he hates going out on New Year's Eve, anticipates that Alice is going to ask him to take her out, so he decides to- pick a fight with her so she'll be too mad at him to want to go anywhere. First he screams about dinner; but Alice doesn't retaliate because one of her New Year's resolutions is not to argue with Ralph. Ralph gropes for other things to get her riled, and when they fail he blurts out that he's not taking her out for New Year's Eve. Then they fight. In walk Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who've come to retrieve a briefcase full of sheet music Alice found earlier that day in a telephone booth. They invite the Kramdens and the Nortons to be their guests New Year's Eve at the Statler Hotel, where the Dorsey Brothers band is playing. Suddenly Ralph is in a festive mood. Moments later Freddie Muller arrives with bad news: Ralph has to work New Year's Eve. The next day Ralph goes to see Mr. Marshall to ask for the night off. While he's there Marshall has a fit over six other drivers all trying to do the same thing. When Marshall says the only way a driver is going to get the night off is to be sick--really sick--Ralph begins to bellow "in pain" and Marshall tells him to go home. Ralph leaves and Marshall calls his secretary to confirm his reservations for that night--at the Statler. In the Statler lobby Ralph meets Marshall, who fires him for lying. Marshall's wife reminds him that he also lied to her mother so they wouldn't have to spend New Year's Eve with her. Marshall forgives Ralph and rehires him, and the Kramdens, Nortons, and Marshalls usher in the New Year swinging to the music of the Dorseys.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:15.

      This episode is also known as "New Year's Eve Party with the Dorseys".

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    • Halloween Party
      Halloween Party
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/31/53
      7.7

      It's Halloween and the Kramdens and Nortons are going to a bus-company party. They're all in costume: Trixie's a sailor, Alice is an angel, Norton's dressed as Clara Bow, and Ralph's outfitted as a Zulu chief, a creation of Alice's. Ralph hates his costume, (a top hat, a sweat shirt, and a grass skirt pulled up to his chest), so he decides to rip up his tuxedo and go as an "elegant bum." Freddie Muller and his wife come to pick up the Nortons and the Kramdens and they're dressed to the nines. Freddie explains that though the party's on Halloween, it's not a costume party--it's a formal dinner-dance to celebrate the boss's birthday. Since Ralph's tux is now in rags, he misses a chance to hobnob with the big shots, but Norton doesn't consider the evening a total loss: he figures since everyone's in costume, they might as well go out trick-or-treating.

      CBS.

      Running time: 9:22.

      NOTES: This episode is also known as "Masquerade" and "Halloween Party For The Boss".

      This is a remake of "Halloween Party" (10/25/1952) & was remade as "Halloween Party" (10/30/1954).

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    • Halloween Party
      Halloween Party
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/30/54
      7.7

      It's Halloween and the Kramdens and Nortons are going to a bus-company party. They're all in costume: Trixie's a sailor, Alice is an angel, Norton's dressed as Clara Bow, and Ralph's outfitted as a Zulu chief, a creation of Alice's. Ralph hates his costume, (a top hat, a sweat shirt, and a grass skirt pulled up to his chest), so he decides to rip up his tuxedo and go as an "elegant bum." Freddie Muller and his wife come to pick up the Nortons and the Kramdens and they're dressed to the nines. Freddie explains that though the party's on Halloween, it's not a costume party--it's a formal dinner-dance to celebrate the boss's birthday. Since Ralph's tux is now in rags, he misses a chance to hobnob with the big shots, but Norton doesn't consider the evening a total loss: he figures since everyone's in costume, they might as well go out trick-or-treating.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:00 (Approx).

      NOTES: This episode is still lost.

      This episode is also known as "Masquerade" and "Halloween Party For The Boss".

      This is a remake of "Halloween Party" (10/25/1952 & 10/31/1953).

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    • Lost Job
      Lost Job
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/31/53
      7.6

      The Kramdens and Nortons planned a dinner date at the Royal Chinese Gardens. Alice finds a pink slip in Ralph's pay envelope. Ralph is angry and reminisces about his 12 years as a bus driver. Alice offers to hock her wedding ring and get a job. Ralph says she should live at her mother's house so he can go out of town to find a job. In walks Dutch, the guy who stuffs the pay envelopes at the bus company. He's ready to go bowling with Ralph but Ralph would rather go bowling on his head. Dutch explains to Ralph that he used the pink slip as scrap paper and if he turned it over, he would have seen the note about going bowling. Ralph, being relieved, declines the offer due to his dinner date.

      CBS.

      Running time: 9:07.

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    • Two for the Money
      Two for the Money
      Season 9 - Episode 4
      10/7/67
      7.6

      Ralph, as treasurer of the Raccoon Lodge, has been entrusted with $500, which he loses at Dennehy's Bar.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Two On A Horse" (5/29/1954).

    • Christmas Party
      Christmas Party
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      12/19/53
      7.6

      It's Christmas Eve. Alice is decorating the tree, singing "Jingle Bells" and setting out holiday refreshments. Ralph comes home with potato salad, but Alice says it's the wrong potato salad. Ralph can't believe that Alice is actually asking him to go out for different potato salad.

      After Alice receives a "One of these days", Ralph leaves. Trixie enters, and describes to Alice what Ed gave her for Christmas, an orange juice squeezer that looks like Napoleon and squirts juice out of its ears.

      Fenwick Babbitt (Jackie Gleason) comes by, to deliver ice and beer. After hauling the keg all over the apartment and standing around with the block of ice, he discovers he's in the wrong apartment, and leaves.

      Ed enters, escorting Trixie's Vaudeville friendFrances Langford. Frances sings "Great Day" and "I Love Paris" for Ed, Trixie and Alice.

      Then Joe the Bartender (Jackie Gleason) stops in. He says a poor soul down at the bar was the victim of a nasty practical joke by Fatso Fogarty, who gave him a cheap rhinestone. The Poor Soul, totally taken in, cherished his prize thinking it was a diamond. Alice, moved by the tale, tells Joe to send the poor soul up, and she'll give him a real present.

      Joe leaves, taking Frances with him. Now the Poor Soul (Jackie Gleason) arrives. Alice offers him refreshments and a gift. He touchingly returns the favor by giving her his cherished prize, then leaves.

      The next visitor is Rudy the Repairman (Jackie Gleason). Rudy is accompanied by his regular assistant, Whitey, destroys the television set, and departs. Alice tells Trixie that it doesn't really matter, since she just had the set on trial.

      Next, Ed brings in guest Eddie Hodges, who sings "Walking My Baby Back Home". Ed then brings Eddie to Joe's.

      Ed returns bringing Reggie Van Gleason III (Jackie Gleason) who enters with a "good group from Jimmy Ryan's Cafe" and the June Taylor Dancers, passes out gifts to Alice, Ed & Trixie, does his inimitable Reggie dance, then he and his entourage file out.

      Finally, Ralph (Jackie Gleason) reappears, with a cop. Ralph knocked on the window of Kraus's, broke it, set off the alarm and was arrested for attempted break-in. After Alice explains everything, the copleaves.

      Alice and Ralph exchange presents and a kiss.

      CBS.

      Running time: 35:54.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Christmas Party" (12/21/1951 & 12/20/1952).

      The stage right portion of the set is extended in this episode to make room for the piano, tree, dancers, etc.

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    • What's Her Name?
      What's Her Name?
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/21/53
      7.6

      The Kramdens and Nortons have just been to the movies. Alice tells Ralph that she wishes he would be more like Ronald Coleman. Ralph replies that he'd be more like Coleman if Alice was more like Lana Turner. Then Alice says that she liked the other actress in the movie better, but can't remember her name. Ralph can't remember her name either and now he can't sleep until he thinks of the name. All the noise keeps Ed awake and he comes down to see what's going on. He can't remember her name either so he leans out the window trying to read the sign on the theater. A cop comes to the door and tells Ralph that if the noise doesn't stop, he's going to wind up in front of a judge. That's it! says Ralph. Arline Judge is the dame's name.

      CBS.

      Running time: 7:13.

      NOTES: This episode is also known as "What's Her Name Again?".

      This was remade as "What's The Name?" (5/15/1954).

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    • Suspense
      Suspense
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/24/53
      7.6

      Alice is in the bedroom rehearsing for a play with Trixie in which a woman plots to kill her husband. Ralph and Ed walk in and overhear them. Ralph thinks she wants to kill him. The Nortons leave and Ralph tells Alice that he overheard her in the bedroom. She thinks that Ralph knows she was rehearsing for the play, and is just against her acting. She catches on to what Ralph thinks when she puts a vitamin in his juice and he accuses her of trying to poison him. Alice "confesses" and says that if she can't kill him, she'll kill herself, and drinks the juice. Ralph is hysterical, thinking that he is about to lose Alice. Alice "recovers" and tells Ralph the truth. Ralph threatens to beat her up, but she reminds him how he was acting a few minutes ago, saying that she's his whole world. Ralph kisses her.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:47.

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    • Manager Of The Baseball Team
      Manager Of The Baseball Team
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      5/9/53
      7.6

      Ralph thinks he's appointed manager of the bus company, when in fact it's actually the company's soft ball team.

      Dumont.

      Running time: 9:59

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Manager Of The Baseball Team" (5/16/1952) & was remade as "Manager Of The Baseball Team" (6/1/1957) & "The New Manager" (4/19/1969).

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    • Catch A Star
      Catch A Star
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      12/15/56
      7.6

      The Racoon Lodge is holding a dance benefit and the lodge brothers suggest getting a big name celebrity to attend. Norton recalls that Ralph had told him that he knew Jackie Gleason. So the racoons now insist that Ralph go after booking Gleason for the benefit. Gleason, Carney, Meadows & Randolph all play themselves in dual roles.

      CBS.

      Running time: 39:31.

      This episode was remade as "Ralph Kramden Presents" (3/18/1967).

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    • Alice Plays Cupid
      Alice Plays Cupid
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/17/53
      7.6

      Ralph is bringing home George, the traffic manager, for supper. Alice decides to play cupid and invites Henrietta from the Ladies' Auxiliary. Ralph wants to score points with George because a bunch of drivers are being transferred to Staten Island and Ralph doesn't want to be one of them. Henrietta arrives and Ralph labels her a monster. She goes into the bathroom to freshen up and George arrives. Ralph tells him that Alice is playing matchmaker and throws in a few nasty remarks about Henrietta. George appreciates the gesture but tells Ralph that he recently became engaged. Ralph rips into Henrietta some more. Henrietta enters and a dumbfounded George introduces her as his fiancé. As the couple leaves, George makes an appointment with Ralph for the following morning to discuss a Staten Island transfer.

      CBS.

      Running time: 12:04.

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    • Hot Tips
      Hot Tips
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      4/11/53
      7.6

      Ralph, Alice, and Ed are going to the racetrack. When word gets out, a bunch of people ask Ralph to place bets for them. When word about the bets gets around the neighborhood, the police suspect Ralph of being a bookie. Ralph and Norton panic, and Norton tells Ralph to eat the list that he wrote the bets on. Alice tells the cop that the list will prove Ralph's innocence and Ralph discovers that he didn't eat the list after all. The cop is convinced and leaves.

      CBS.

      Running time: 11:20.

      NOTE: This was remade as "Hot Tip" (2/8/1969).

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    • Double Anniversary Party
      Double Anniversary Party
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      10/13/56
      7.6

      Alice is planning a surprise anniversary party for Ralph in the Nortons' apartment. Meanwile, Ralph is secretly planning to take Alice to the Kit Kat Club the same night. Ralph asks her if she wants to go to the movies but Alice says she would rather spend the night with the Nortons. Ralph tries to bully her into going but Alice refuses. Ralph gives in and tells her he wants to take her to a club. Alice tells him about the surprise party. They agree to go to the Nortons that night and to the club the next night.

      CBS.

      Running time: 13:11.

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    • Forgot to Register
      Forgot to Register
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      10/27/56
      7.5

      It's Harper vs. Penrose in a local election and Ralph and Norton are campaigning for Penrose. Norton is so involved that he dresses up like Uncle Sam and marches in a parade for Penrose. However, Norton says he's not going to vote because it's too much trouble. Ralph is appalled and delivers a speech about the Pilgrims. Then Ralph finds out that Alice is going to vote for Harper and gets into an argument with her. Ralph goes to the polls to vote for his man but finds out that he forgot to register.

      CBS.

      Running time: 13:41

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    • Jackie Gleason's Honeymooners' Christmas
      12/10/78
      7.5

      It's Christmastime & Ralph'slatest get-rich-quick-scheme has himrisking his and Alice's life savings, buddy Ed Norton's holiday bonus & his Mother-in-Law's Social Security check. What could be more of a sure thing than -investing in lottery tickets.

      This is the last of the 4 ABC Specials. This is the only special that was filmed in Atlantic City.It is the last time that Jackie Gleaon, Art Carney and Audrey Meadows would work together as their Honeymooners characters.

      ABC.

      Running time: 48:00.

      This special is available on DVD.

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    • Two Below
      Two Below
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      9/29/62
      7.5

      Ralph convinces Ed to get more involved in civil defense and spend a week in the basement instead of vacationing with Alice & Trixie in Atlantic City. Once in the basement, hilarity ensues when Ralph & Ed try to sleep in bunk beds.

      CBS.

      Running time: 15:35

      NOTES:This episode is also known as "Retreat To The Basement".

      This is the 1st of 3 "Honeymooners" sketches that we're performed on "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine".

      Sue Ann Langdon appears as Alice & Patricia Wilson appears as Trixie.

      This episode is not available on DVD. It does appear on Goodtimes Home Video titled: "Jackie Gleason's and His American Scene Magazine". The other sketches performed in this hour are: "The Retouchables", a "Untouchables" parody, "Joe the Bartender" with Crazy Guggenheim (Frank Fontaine), and Wayne Newton sings "Love Makes the World Go Round".

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    • Two Family Car
      Two Family Car
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      11/17/56
      7.5

      Ralph gets a telegram saying he's won a prize in a raffle. He assumes it's the grand prize-a new car. He tells Alice that he couldn't have bought the ticket if he wasn't able to talk Norton into giving him twenty-five cents. Alice tells Ralph that this makes Norton half owner and Ralph has a fit. Ralph tries to cheat Norton by offering to pay back the twenty-five cents. Ralph and Norton begin to fight over who is going to use the car that weekend until the man from the raffle arrives with the prize. While Ralph, Ed, and Alice look out the window for the new car, the man presents them with their real prize... a turkey.

      CBS.

      Running time: 17:36

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    • Santa And The Bookies
      Santa And The Bookies
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      12/12/53
      7.5

      Alice is knitting baby clothes to make some extra money for Christmas. When Norton comes down and asks Ralph if he can hide Trixie's Christmas present in the Kramdens' apartment, Ralph says yes and sticks the present in the bureau drawer -- where Alice has hidden the baby clothes. A moment later, when Norton tells Ralph that Trixie has made a doctor's appointment for Alice, Ralph is sure that Alice is pregnant. He decides he has to make some more money in a hurry so that his future son can go to college, so he answers a newspaper ad for a Santa Claus job. What Ralph doesn't know is that the guys who placed the ad are bookmakers and that they plan to use the Santa to collect bets. Ralph is hired and so is Norton, as an elf. Ralph and Norton set up shop on the sidewalk, and bettors walk by and drop in their money and slips of paper with the names of the horses they want to bet. When a cop drops some money into the pot and Norton asks him where his slip is, Santa and his helper wind up in the slammer. Ralph is frantic. He explains to the cops that he was playing Santa Claus because he wanted to earn some extra money because his wife is pregnant, and that he thought he was collecting money for charity. Alice shows up at the jail, and when Ralph asks her to corroborate his story, he finds out he's not going to be a father after all. The cops think Ralph's a liar and want to throw the book at him. The boys finally convince the cops to bring them back to where they were collecting the money, and to set up a stakeout to catch the real bookies when they show up to pick up the loot and betting slips from Ralph. The cops nab the real bad guys and for a few seconds it looks as if Ralph may have a Merry Christmas after all. But only for a few seconds. While Alice, Norton, and Ralph--still dressed in his Santa costume--are waiting for a bus to take them home, a woman hands Ralph some change and another cop pinches him for soliciting money without a license.

      CBS.

      Running time: 35:02.

      NOTE: This was remade as "Santa And The Bookies" (12/18/1954) & as "Run, Santa, Run" (12/17/1966).

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    • Goodnight Sweet Prince
      Goodnight Sweet Prince
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      11/10/56
      7.5

      Ralph has been transferred to the night shift by Freddie Muller and he's finding it impossible to sleep during the day. Just as he's about to doze off, Norton barges in. Norton tries to help him sleep by stuffing his ears with cotton and blindfolding him. Norton leads Ralph to the bedroom but lets go of him and he stumbles to the ground. Norton gets thrown out and Ralph goes into the bedroom. Freddie Muller comes by and tells Alice that he's putting Ralph back on the day shift. Alice calls Ralph to tell him and Ralph comes out of the bedroom screaming at her for disturbing him. Ralph doesn't see Freddie by the door and starts blaming him for all his misery. Freddie is insulted and promises to keep Ralph on the night shift forever.

      CBS.

      Running time: 15:33.

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    • Lunch Box
      Lunch Box
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      3/28/53
      7.4

      Ralph comes home from work complaining about the food that Alice packed him for lunch. He says the food was not only horrible but there also wasn't enough of it. Frankie, another bus driver, shows up and tells Ralph that their lunchboxes somehow got mixed up and that they ended up with each other's lunch. Frankie raves about the gourmet feast that Alice had packed.

      CBS.

      Running time: 9:16.

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    • Goodbye Aunt Ethel
      Goodbye Aunt Ethel
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      6/5/54
      7.4

      Ralph comes home from work in a fabulous mood--which lasts only until Alice tells him Aunt Ethel is coming for a visit. The middle sequence of this episode--in which Ralph is trying to sleep on a cot in the kitchen while Alice makes coffee for Aunt Ethel--is "Alice's Aunt Ethel" all over again. When Ralph's scheme to get rid of Aunt Ethel by faking a bad back fails, he concludes that the only way to get rid of her for good is to marry her off to somebody. Freddie Zimmerman, the butcher from Freitag's Meat Market, is chosen as the pigeon and invited over for dinner. Ralph goes all out to ensure that the evening is a success. He sends Aunt Ethel to the beauty parlor and buys her a corsage; he borrows the Nortons' love seat and his pal George's record player and records; he sprays the apartment with perfume, and buys four pounds of chopped meat from Freddie to make sure he's in a good mood. Aunt Ethel and Freddie discover they have something in common: she used to stuff sausages for a living when she lived in Ohio, and Freddie gets his meat from the same meat packer. Three weeks later they're married and Ralph thinks he's finally rid of Aunt Ethel. Not so fast: Freddie lives at the YMCA, and he and Ethel can't move in there, so they barge in on the Kramdens--just until they can find their own place. Ralph goes to live at the YMCA.

      CBS.

      Running time: 41:44.

      NOTE: This is an extended remake of "Alice's Aunt Ethel" (3/14/1953).

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    • We're Off To See The Wizard
      We're Off To See The Wizard
      Season 11 - Episode 11
      2/21/70
      7.4

      At Mardi Gras, a hotel mix-up leads the foursome to stay with Emma, Norton's distant relative, a phony spiritualist.

      NOTE: At the end of this show Jackie Gleason explains that a nut from the audience ran up on stage & Sammy Spear had to lead him out of the auditorium.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

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    • Ship Of Fools
      Ship Of Fools
      Season 8 - Episode 2
      10/1/66
      7.4

      The Kramdens & Nortons set sail to Europe. Ralph & Ed set themselves adrift on a life boat.
      Scenes & Musical Numbers:
      Scene 1 - Dock in N.Y.C.:
      "We're off to Paris"
      "You Can See It In Paree"
      Scene 2 - On Deck Of The S.S. Merrill:

      "I Never Felt Better In My Life"
      Scene 3 - Lifeboat at Sea:
      "Goodbye, Old Pal, Goodbye"
      Scene 4 - Dock in France:
      Finale: "Welcome To Paris"

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Away We Go" (2/2/57).

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    • Sees All, Knows All
      Sees All, Knows All
      Season 8 - Episode 18
      4/22/67
      7.3

      Ralph visits a fortune teller whom tells him he will murder someone. A terrified Ralph moves in with Norton so his pal can keep an eye on things.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Fortune Teller" (4/3/1954).

    • To Whom It May Concern
      To Whom It May Concern
      Season 9 - Episode 9
      12/16/67
      7.3

      Ralph, told to turn in his bus driver's uniform, writes a scathing letter to his boss, only to realize he was not being fired.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Letter To The Boss" (11/14/1953 & 5/21/55).

    • The Turkey
      The Turkey
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      9/27/52
      7.3

      Alice misplaces her wedding ring. A turkey that a neighbor has won in a raffle, that Alice has been asked to watch, is delivered. Ralph comes home and she tells him about the lost wedding ring and he assumes the turkey ate the ring. Norton drops in and tries to help Ralph solve the problem. The man who won the turkey is about to show up to get it, and Ralph sends Norton to go buy another turkey so he doesn't have to give the guy the turkey he thinks the ring is in. However, the turkey's are identical and Norton sets down the second turkey next to the first one and now they can't remember which turkey is the original and which is the one Norton purchased. Trixie shows up & it turns out she took the ring from the bedroom.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:13.

      NOTE: The complete episode of the Jackie Gleason Show (9/27/1952) featuring "The Turkey" was found/sold/won on eBay in July 2009.

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    • Songwriters
      Songwriters
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      12/11/54
      7.3

      Ralph's gonna get rich by writing hit songs. He gets the idea when he learns that the Raccoon Lodge has contracted to pay a professional songwriter one hundred dollars to write a lodge theme song -- and that the hundred dollars is peanuts compared with what the songwriter makes writing pop songs. Ralph's first step to stardom is to recruit Norton to play the piano and write the music to Ralph's lyrics. Ralph keeps Norton up all night trying to write songs, while waging running battles with Alice and McGarrity (a.k.a. Garrity). After failing at writing love songs, lullabies, and holiday songs, they hit on a novelty song and take it to a publisher. Ralph is crushed when the publisher says he loves the melody but hates the words, and that he wants to bring in a professional songwriter to write lyrics to Norton's music. In a rare gesture of unselfishness Ralph steps aside for Norton's sake. But Norton values his friendship with Ralph more than a musical career, and unbeknownst to Ralph, takes their song to another publisher, who loves it so much he has it recorded . Ralph has the thrill of a lifetime when he hears his and Norton's song on the radio.

      CBS.

      Running time: 36:48.

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    • Income Tax
      Income Tax
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      3/7/53
      7.3

      Ralph is filling out his tax return but is going crazy because he doesn't know what he's doing. Finally, he figures out that he owes Uncle Sam $15. The only money Ralph has saved up is exactly $15 which he refuses to use for anything else but a new bowling ball. A neighborhood priest comes in asking for donations for the poor and shames Ralph into giving him the $15 he was saving. Ralph then does a speech of what a great country America is.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:46.

      NOTES: Portions of this were used in "The Worry Wart" (4/7/1956).

      This episode is also known as "Income Tax Time".

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    • Songs And Witty Sayings
      Songs And Witty Sayings
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      5/14/55
      7.3

      Ralph and Norton have entered the annual amateur night at the Halsey Theater, where the grand prize is two hundred dollars. Their act consists of a mind-reading bit, jokes and a Laurel and Hardy impersonation, and a song-and-dance routine. When Ralph comes home from work, he discovers he and Norton are going to have some stiff competition: Alice and Trixie are doing a hula song and dance. Ralph is against Alice's performing, but Norton is more understanding; Trixie had been in burlesque, he tells Ralph, and has the tradition of the theater to uphold. Alice knows Ralph is afraid she and Trixie may win, and she appeals to his pride. Ralph not only accepts her challenge but bets her ten dollars he and Norton will win and promises to eat her grass skirt if she and Trixie win. Ralph and Norton are up past midnight rehearsing, and Alice and Garrity, are anything but a captive audience. The "restaurant sketch" they rehearse, in which Norton does a Stan Laurel impersonation as a customer who wants a piece of custard pie, and Ralph plays the waiter a la Oliver Hardy, is a priceless tribute by Carney and Gleason to the two great funny men. At the Halsey, the first contestant is Freitag Delicatessen's delivery boy, who plays a bicycle pump. Alice and Trixie wow 'em. Norton can't even guess the first object in the mind-reading routine, Ralph bombs as a standup comic, and the song and dance is a dismal flop. Final score: Alice and Trixie, $210; Ralph, a grass skirt for dinner.

      CBS.

      Running time: 39:42

      NOTE: This was remade as "Life Upon the Wicked Stage" (2/11/1967).

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    • Champagne And Caviar
      Champagne And Caviar
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/7/53
      7.3

      Mr. Marshall is dropping in on the Kramdens, and Ralph, who desperately wants a promotion and a raise, is going to extremes to impress him--he buys champagne, caviar, and expensive cigars. Norton comes down and embarrasses Ralph in front of Marshall. Ralph finally gets rid of him by giving him money to take Trixie to the movies. Then Ralph gets poked in the eye by the Fickle Finger of Fate. The board of directors for the bus company has been pressuring Marshall to give his drivers a raise, but now that he sees how well Ralph lives on the $62 a week he already pays him, he wants to use Ralph and his gracious life style as proof that he already pays his drivers enough. Ralph is crestfallen, but he dines that evening on caviar and champagne.

      CBS.

      Running time: 14:44.

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    • The People's Choice
      The People's Choice
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      9/23/67
      7.3

      Ralph becomes a hero for recognizing "Knuckles" Grogan from his newspaper picture and aiding in his arrest.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Finger Man" (11/28/1953) & "The People's Choice" (10/23/1954).

    • The Sun And Racoon Capital
      The Sun And Racoon Capital
      Season 11 - Episode 8
      11/22/69
      7.3

      The Honeymooners visit Miami where Ralph & Ed vie for High Exalted Mystic Ruler.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

    • Finders Keepers
      Finders Keepers
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      12/8/56
      7.2

      Mr. Bartfeld is selling his candy store to the Chock Full O'Orange people. When Ralph hears this he figures the CFOO people must know something about a boom in the neighborhood, and he wants to buy the store. He and Norton form a partnership and agree to invest $300 each to buy it. When neither of them can get the money, they try to think of a scheme to get it. Norton turns on the radio and they hear a commercial for a find-the-missing-money contest. The prize is a $1,000 bill. They study the clues and decide that the money is hidden in an automat across from Grand Central Station. They go there and search everywhere but don't find the money. They end up getting arrested for creating a disturbance in the automat. When Ralph gets home, he finds out that the CFOO people want to buy the store not because they think it would make alot of money, but to use it as a warehouse. Ralph is relieved that he didn't buy the store, but he is upset because not only did he lose a day's pay, but he also had to pay Joe Cassidy $15 to drive his bus while he was out looking for the money. In comes Alice with the newspaper and big news. Joe Cassidy found the hidden money that morning on the visor of the bus he was driving... Ralph's bus.

      CBS.

      Running time: 36:29

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    • Move Uptown
      Move Uptown
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      4/24/54
      7.2

      The Kramdens leave Brooklyn for the Bronx?!? Yes, if Ralph has his way. His friend George and his wife are moving to Albany, and Ralph and Alice have a chance to rent their apartment, a spacious, nicely decorated place that looks like the Taj Mahal next to the Kramdens' flat. For only fifteen dollars a month more than they're paying at Chauncey Street, the Kramdens can experience comfort and luxury; but first they have to sublet their apartment. When a couple of prospective tenants wash out, Ralph decides to move out in the middle of the night. That doesn't work--Norton falls down the stairs carrying a load of pots and pans and Ralph's brother Charlie doesn't show up with the car--so Ralph tries to get kicked out of the apartment by making a racket and painting the apartment in crazy colors. The landlord of the building in the Bronx drops in to interview the Kramdens, and Ralph, who's never met the Chauncey Street landlord, thinks he's the landlord of his building. Ralph does his best to prove he's a troublemaker, and his landlord-to-be rips up the lease for the new apartment before Ralph realizes who he is.

      CBS.

      Running time: 36:58.

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    • King Of The Castle
      King Of The Castle
      Season 8 - Episode 11
      1/7/67
      7.2

      Ralph advises Ed to stand up to Trixie. Alice then moves in with Trixie and Ed is living with Ralph.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Battle of The Sexes" (11/13/1954).

    • Ralph Goes Hollywood
      Ralph Goes Hollywood
      Season 11 - Episode 2
      10/4/69
      7.2

      Honeymooners head to Hollywood to claim their songwriting prize. Guests Bing Crosby & Maureen O'Hara.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

    • Special: The Honeymooners Anniversary Special
      11/12/90
      7.2

      Audrey Meadows hosts this 35th anniversary special featuring a mix of clips from "The Classic 39" and 'The Lost Episodes. This special saw the premieres of the "Lost Episodes": "Lost Baby" (10/11/1952) & "Quiz Show" (10/18/1952). Featured interviews with Art Carney and Joyce Randolph.

      CBS

      Running time: 60 minutes.

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    • We Spy
      We Spy
      Season 8 - Episode 8
      12/3/66
      7.2

      In Berlin Germany, Ralph and Ed wander onto a Russian firing range.


      Scenes & Musical Numbers:
      Scene 1 - Train Station:
      "The Berlin Express"
      "In The German Band"
      Scene 2 - Russian Firing Range:
      "A Beautiful Day"
      Scene 3 - Interrogation Room:
      Scene 4 - Banquet Hall:
      Scene 5 - Train Station:
      Finale: "You're In Berlin"

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      NOTE: This is a remake of the "Behind The Iron Curtain" (2/16/1957).

      FLUB: Look for the trombonist in the German Marching Band in the opening #. He looses the slide, it falls to the stage. it gets kicked around quite a bit & then he picks it up at the end of the #.

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    • The New Bowling Ball
      The New Bowling Ball
      Season 10 - Episode 8
      3/22/69
      7.2

      Ralph new bowling ball gets stuck on his thumb, it swells & he believes his big bowling night is over.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:00 (Approx).

      This is a remake of "The New Bowling Ball" (9/20/1952).

      This episode is not available on DVD.

    • Plastered In Paris
      Plastered In Paris
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      2/9/57
      7.2

      In France: Ralph & Ed get a great exchange rate... on counterfeit money.

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:

      Scene 1 - Kramden's Hotel Suite:
      "They're Coming Here To Paris"
      "We're Goin' Bye, Bye, Bye, We're Off On A Spree"

      Scene 2 - Sidewalk Cafe:
      "Ohh La La, We We"

      Scene 3 - Jail Cell:
      "That's You"

      Scene 4 - Sidewalk Cafe:
      Finale: "Paris, Better Known As Paree".

      CBS.

      Running time: 49:02.

      NOTES: This is the 2nd of 8 "Trip To Europe" episodes.

      These episode was remade as "The Poor People of Paris"(10/8/1966).

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    • The Check Up
      The Check Up
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      10/20/56
      7.1

      Ralph is getting a promotion and a doctor from the bus company stops by to give him a physical. Ralph isn't home, so the doctor says that he'll stop by later. Alice and Trixie go out and tell Ed to stay in the apartment and wait for Ralph. When Ralph hears that a doctor is coming by, he thinks it's because Alice wants to increase his life insurance. Ralph wants no part of it so he decides to fake being a drunk so that he'll fail the physical and cancel the policy. The doctor is appalled at Ralph. Alice comes home and explains to Ralph who the doctor was.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:08.

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    • Alice's Birthday
      Alice's Birthday
      Season 10 - Episode 5
      12/7/68
      7.1

      Alice is determined to receive a birthday gift from chronically forgetful Ralph even if she has to buy it herself.

      CBS.

      Running time: 15:00 (Approx).

      This is a remake of "Alice's Birthday" (5/16/1953).

      This episode is not available on DVD.

    • Run, Santa, Run
      Run, Santa, Run
      Season 8 - Episode 10
      12/17/66
      7.1

      Thinking Alice is pregnant, Ralph takes a job as a sidewalk santa with Norton as his helper, not knowing that the guys who placed the ad are bookmakers and that they plan to use the Santa to collect bets.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Santa And The Bookies" (12/12/1953 & 12/18/1954).

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    • Halloween Party
      Halloween Party
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/25/52
      7.1

      It's Halloween and the Kramdens and Nortons are going to a bus-company party. They're all in costume: Trixie's a sailor, Alice is an angel, Norton's dressed as Clara Bow, and Ralph's outfitted as a Zulu chief, a creation of Alice's. Ralph hates his costume, (a top hat, a sweat shirt, and a grass skirt pulled up to his chest), so he decides to rip up his tuxedo and go as an "elegant bum." Freddie Muller and his wife come to pick up the Nortons and the Kramdens and they're dressed to the nines. Freddie explains that though the party's on Halloween, it's not a costume party--it's a formal dinner-dance to celebrate the boss's birthday. Since Ralph's tux is now in rags, he misses a chance to hobnob with the big shots, but Norton doesn't consider the evening a total loss: he figures since everyone's in costume, they might as well go out trick-or-treating.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:10.

      NOTES: This episode is also known as "Masquerade" and "Halloween Party For The Boss".

      This was remade as "Halloween Party" (10/31/1953 & 10/30/1954).

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    • Lucky Number
      Lucky Number
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/26/53
      7.1

      Ralph plays hooky from work to go to a Baseball Ball game with Norton. At the game, Ralph discovers he has the "lucky" ticket number which entitles him to the prize of $1000. Ralph wants to spend it & Alice wants to save it. Ralph's picture appears in the paper & if his boss sees it, he'll know he played hooky from work.

      CBS.

      Running time: 16:27.

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    • Nephew of the Bride
      Nephew of the Bride
      Season 9 - Episode 5
      10/21/67
      7.0

      Alice's Aunt Ethel moves in with the Kramdens. Ralph, who has to sleep on a cot in the kitchen, plays Cupid.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Goodbye Aunt Ethel" (6/5/1954).

    • In 25 Words Or Less
      In 25 Words Or Less
      Season 8 - Episode 1
      9/17/66
      7.0

      Alice's sister, Helen, and her husband, have won a cruise to Europe from a contest, and Ralph and Alice go to see them off. The next day, Ralph then scemes with ed to enter numerous contests until they win. Ralph eventually wins two contests, the prizes are a dog from the Happy Hound dog food people and aTrip Around The World. (Ralph's winning slogan: "Slim-O Bread adds to the taste and takes away from the waist."). When Ralph reads the telegram that notifies him about winning the trip, he discovers that the company wants to use before-and-after photos of him. Ralph cons Norton into posing as him, and stuffs him with a pillow and takes his picture, which is to pass as the "before" Ralph. The ruse works - until Trixie comes in and refers to Ralph as Mr. Kramden. When the Slim-O man questions her, she tells him that Ralph is Kramden. Knowing Ralph lied, he can't give Ralph & Ed the grand prize of a $40,000.00 new home, instead it's off to Europe......

      Scenes:

      Scene 1 - Dock in N.Y.C.

      Scene 2 - Helen's State Room.

      Scene 3 - The Kramden's Apartment.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      NOTE: This is a remake of the Lost Episode "Boxtop Kid" (5/22/1954) & is the first Color Honeymooners episode.

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    • Without Reservations
      Without Reservations
      Season 8 - Episode 13
      2/4/67
      7.0

      Alice's brother, Stanley pursuades Ralph into buying a hotel along the route of a proposed highway.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Brother-In-Law" (11/27/1954).

    • Life Upon The Wicked Stage
      Life Upon The Wicked Stage
      Season 8 - Episode 14
      2/11/67
      7.0

      Ralph pairs up with Ed and Alice pairs up with Trixie to enter a talent contest. Alice and Trixie win first place.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Songs And Witty Sayings" (5/14/1955).

      Due to music rights issues, this episode is not available on DVD.

    • TV Game of the Week
      TV Game of the Week
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      10/20/62
      7.0

      Ralph finally gives in and buys a television set and he & Norton watch a football game. Just as they are set to watch the TV shuts off. They think there is a problem with the TV. Ed tries to repair by taking it apart. When the janitor comes in & explains the building lost power, the problem is solved, except for the TV.

      CBS.

      Running time: 18:12.

      Notes: This is the 2nd of 3 "Honeymooners" sketches that we're performed on "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine".

      Sue Ann Langdon appears as Alice.

      This episode is not available on DVD. A scene from this episode appeared on "The Honeymooners 50th Anniversary Celebration" (5/6/2002).

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    • Framed In Spain
      Framed In Spain
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      4/6/57
      7.0

      In Madrid: Blackmailers fake a hanky-panky photo of Ralph, and for once, Alice is jealous.

      Scene 1 - Streets of Madrid:

      "Every Smile, Every Glance"
      "In Spain I Feel Like A Hero"
      Reprise: "Every Smile, Every Glance"

      Scene 2 - Kramden's Hotel Room:
      "Oh It Doesn't Pay To Tell Your Wife The Truth"

      Scene 3 - Kramden's Hotel Room:
      "Anything You Say Is True"

      Scene 4 - Streets of Madrid:
      Finale: "Every Smile, Every Glance".

      CBS.

      Running time: 52:27.

      NOTES: This is the 7th of 8 "Trip To Europe" episodes.

      This episode was remade as "You're In The Picture" (11/19/1966).

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    • When In Rome
      When In Rome
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      2/23/57
      7.0

      In Italy: Ralph is jealous of Alice's guide, not knowing the guide is a little boy. Harry Verderchi!!

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:

      Scene 1 - Street: Rome Hotel:
      "Do As The Romans Do"
      "You Will Always Be My Friend"

      Scene 2 - Kramden's Hotel Suite:
      "Thats When You're Glad You Married The Girl"

      Scene 3 - Street Festival

      Scene 4 - Kramden's Hotel Suite:
      Finale: "Do As The Romans Do" (Reprise).

      CBS.

      Running time: 48:01.

      NOTES: This is 4th of 8 "Trip To Europe" episodes.

      This episode was remade as "Confusion Italian " (10/15/1966).

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    • Behind The Iron Curtain
      Behind The Iron Curtain
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      2/16/57
      7.0

      In Germany: Ralph and Ed wander onto a Russian firing range while visiting Berlin.

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:

      Scene 1 - Berlin Train Station:
      "The Berlin Express"
      "Who Play In The German Band"

      Scene 2 - The Russian Zone:
      "A Beautiful Day"

      Scene 3 - Dining Hall:
      "We Must Save The Poor Workers Over There"

      Scene 4 - Berlin Train Station:
      Finale: "Music, Lovely, Music".

      CBS.

      Running time: 48:04.

      NOTES: This is the 3rd of 8 "Trip To Europe" episodes.

      This episode was remade as "We Spy" (12/3/1966).

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    • Mad Dogs And Englishmen
      Mad Dogs And Englishmen
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      3/9/57
      7.0

      In England: The Kramdens & Nortons appear in a Flakey Wakey commercial on an TV show.

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:

      Scene 1 - Hotel Lobby:
      "Hurry On Down, Come To London Town"
      "Everything Stops For Tea"
      Reprise: "Hurry On Down, Come To London Town"


      Scene 2 - Kramden's Hotel Room:
      "Flakey Wakies, Flakey Wakies"

      Scene 3 - Tv Studio.

      CBS.

      Running time: 49:02.

      NOTES: This is the 6th of 8 "Trip To Europe" episodes.

      This episode was remade as "The Honeymooners in England" (11/12/1966).

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    • I Remember Mau Au
      I Remember Mau Au
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      4/13/57
      7.0

      In Africa: The Kramdens & Nortons go on a safari. Ralph and Ed go hunting.

      Scene 1 - Market Square:

      "Everyone Lives In A World of Sorts"
      "We're A Couple Of Hunters"

      Scene 2 - Jungle Bungalow:

      Scene 3 - African Jungle:
      "We Must Be Out Of Our Minds"

      Scene 4 - African Jungle:
      Finale: "We Must Be Out Of Our Minds".

      CBS.

      Running time: 50:35.

      NOTES: This is the last of the 8 "Trip To Europe" episodes.

      This episode was remade as "Petticoat Jungle" (12/10/1966).

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    • Rififi, Brooklyn Style
      Rififi, Brooklyn Style
      Season 8 - Episode 15
      3/4/67
      7.0

      Ralph tries to score points with his boss by collecting money from the the bus and buying the boss' daughter a watch.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "The Great Jewel Robbery" (2/26/1955).

    • Ralph Kramden Presents
      Ralph Kramden Presents
      Season 8 - Episode 16
      3/18/67
      7.0

      Ralph is asked to invite Jackie Gleason, to the annual Raccoons dance.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Catch A Star" (12/15/1956).

    • You're In The Picture
      You're In The Picture
      Season 8 - Episode 7
      11/19/66
      7.0

      In Madrid, Spain, Blackmailers fake a hanky-panky photo of Ralph, and for once, Alice is jealous.

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:

      Scene 1 - Market Place:
      "Would You Like To Meet A Lovely Seniorita"
      "The Magical Power Of Spain"

      Scene 2 - The Kramden's Hotel Room:
      "It Doesn't Pay To Tell Your Wife The Truth"

      Scene 3 - Sidewalk Cafe:

      Scene 4 - The Kramden's Hotel Room:
      Finale: "You musn't Judge A Book By It's Cover"

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Framed In Spain" (4/6/57).

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    • The Big Sell
      The Big Sell
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      10/9/60
      7.0

      Ralph seeks Norton to invest money in his future. Not much more in known about this sketch, other than the scene is similar to the opening in "Ralph Kramden, Inc." (2/4/1956).

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      NOTES: This is from "The Big Sell: A Jackie Gleason Special". Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Phil Harris & Bob Warren Star in a tongue in cheek salute to the American salesman.

      Art Carney appears as Ed Norton. Gleason appears as Ralph Kramden, Joe the Bartender & Reggie Van Gleason III.

      This special is not available on DVD. The audio recording is available at http://www.atvaudio.com/index.php

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    • Manager Of The Baseball Team
      Manager Of The Baseball Team
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      6/1/57
      7.0

      Ralph thinks he's appointed manager of the bus company, when in fact it's actually the company's soft ball team.

      Running time: 10:45.

      NOTE: This is the last episode to feature Gleason, Carney, Meadows & Randolph.

      This is a remake of "Manager of the Baseball Team" (5/16/1953 & 5/9/1953) and "The New Manager" (4/19/1969).

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    • Hair to a Fortune
      Hair to a Fortune
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      9/16/67
      7.0

      A con man wants to sell Ralph a formula for a hair growth tonic.After Alice refuses to give him the money he must drag Norton in as his partner.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Hair-Raising Tale" (5/8/1954).

    • Special: The Honeymooners First Christmas.
      12/12/93
      7.0

      Paul Reiser hosts this, the 2nd of 3 Disney Channel specials. This special is from Jackie Gleason's "Cavalcade Of Stars".

      "Christmas Party" (12/21/1951): It's Christmas Eve. Alice is decorating the tree and setting out holiday refreshments. Alice sends Ralph out for potato salad & while gone, Gleason pops in as is famous characters: Fenwick Babbitt, Joe the Bartender, ThePoor Soul, Rudy the Repairman & Reggie Van Gleason III. Guests include: Jane Pickens, Cardenis The Juggler and the June Taylor Dancers. See season 1 for more details.

      Disney Channel.

      Episode running time: 41:24.

      Special running time: 50:00.

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    • Sprained Thumb
      Sprained Thumb
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/19/53
      6.9

      A bus accident finds Ralph at home with Alice with his sprained thumb and he's driving her nuts. Visits from both Ed and Trixie don't help very much. When the company doctor drops in it's he who finds Ralph is fine and it's Alice who is sick.

      CBS.

      Running time: 12:43.

      NOTE: This episode is also known as "Bus Accident".

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    • The Main Event
      The Main Event
      Season 9 - Episode 8
      12/2/67
      6.9

      Boxer "Dynamite" Moran is living with the Kramdens. His first knockout, strictly unofficial and off the record, is staged.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "The Next Champ" (4/10/1954).

    • Lawsuit
      Lawsuit
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      3/27/54
      6.9

      Ralph broke his leg in a bus accident and now he wants to break the bank at the bus company by suing it for $10,000. According to Ralph, the accident occurred because of company negligence: the windshield wipers on his bus didn't work and he smashed his bus into a tree because he couldn't see in the rain. Ralph doesn't care that suing the company may cost him his job because he has other plans anyway--when he gets the money from the lawsuit he's going to buy a grocery store in Jersey City. A claims adjuster from the bus company comes and offers Ralph back pay for the time he missed while recuperating and complete payment of his medical bills, but Ralph refuses the offer. Instead, he has Norton call a lawyer, who tells Norton that Ralph has a can't-lose case. The lawyer comes to the Kramden apartment, and while he's asking Ralph questions he learns for the first time that Ralph was the driver of the bus, not a passenger. He tells Ralph about a city ordinance that requires a bus driver to be sure that all the safety equipment on his bus is working properly before taking the bus out of the depot. Ralph has no case after all, and, after kicking the adjuster out of the apartment, maybe no job either.

      CBS.

      Running time: 15:08.

      NOTES: Due to the deterioration of the film at the end of this episode, comedian & voice impressionist Joe Alaskey dubs for the voice of Jackie Gleason. There are apparently 2 additional episodes in which Alaskey dubs for Gleason.

      Gleason was in a real leg cast in this episode. He broke his foot 9 weeks earlier doing a "Reggie" song & dance number.

      This was remade as "Lawsuit" (1/4/1969).

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    • Game Called On Account Of Marriage
      10/2/54
      6.9

      Ralph doesn't want to go to Alice's sister Sally's wedding because he has tickets to the World Series. He and Alice battle it out with no resolution. Ralph meets Norton for lunch and they come up with a surefire scheme. They're going to trick Stanley, the groom, into eloping right away. That night Ralph and Norton show up at Sally's house with a ladder but Stanley is afraid of heights, so Ralph is stuck going up the ladder to get Sally's luggage. Sally and Stanley have a fight and call the whole thing off. Ralph climbs back up the ladder and starts tossing the luggage back through the window. Stanley and Sally return to announce they're going to elope after all, and off they go. As Ralph is taking down the ladder, a cop shows up and demands an explanation. Ralph tells him the whole story, and then the cop gives him the bad news: earlier in the day the New York Giants clinched the series by winning four straight games.

      CBS.

      Running time: 33:34.

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    • The Honeymooners Second Honeymoon
      The Honeymooners Second Honeymoon
      Season 12 - Episode 2
      2/2/76
      6.8

      The Kramden's are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Ralph & Alice plan on renewing their vows in a special ceremony at the Raccoon lodge. The celebration is put on hold when Ralph believes Alice is pregnant. Norton then comes into the picture to teach Ralph how to take care of a baby.

      ABC.

      Running time: 48:00 Minutes.

      Note: Audrey Meadows returns as Alice, her first time since 1966's The Adoption (Season 7).

      This is Gleason's first special on ABC.

      This special is available on DVD.

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    • Poor People Of Paris
      Poor People Of Paris
      Season 8 - Episode 3
      10/8/66
      6.8

      Ralph & Ed get a great exchange rate -- on counterfeit money.

      Scenes & Musical Numbers:

      Scene 1 - Kramden's Hotel Suite:
      "The're Coming Here To Paris"
      "We're Goin' Bye, Bye, Bye, We're Off On A Spree"

      Scene 2 - Sidewalk Cafe:
      "Ohh La La, We We"

      Scene 3 - Jail Cell:
      "That's You"

      Scene 4 - Sidewalk Cafe:
      Finale: "Paris, Better Known As Paree"

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "Plastered In Paris" (2/9/57).

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    • Hawaii, Uh Oh
      Hawaii, Uh Oh
      Season 11 - Episode 7
      11/15/69
      6.7

      The Honeymooners visit Hawaii. Guest Donald O'connor concocts a diet sauce guarenteed to slim down fatties.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

    • The Honeymooners Valentine Special
      The Honeymooners Valentine Special
      Season 12 - Episode 4
      2/13/78
      6.7

      Alice is secretly planning to buy Ralph a suit for Valentine s Day, however Ralph thinks she is sizing him to fit for a coffin after he finds, a new life-insurance policy. And with Ralph thinking Alice is seeing another man, Ralph has Norton joining him undercover, dressed in drag, to catch the bum. In the end,Ralph buys alice an all-electric kitchen w/ new TV, stove, refrigerator, washer & dryer.

      ABC.

      Running time: 48:00 Minutes.

      This special is available on DVD.

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    • The Mexican Hat Trick
      The Mexican Hat Trick
      Season 11 - Episode 3
      10/11/69
      6.7

      Honeymooners head to Mexico. Alice & Trixie are kidnapped. Guests: Carol Lawrence & Phil Leeds.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

    • Sleepy Time Girl
      Sleepy Time Girl
      Season 10 - Episode 1
      9/28/68
      6.7

      Ralph meets a hypnotist at the Raccoon Lodge & has him put Alice in a trance to find where she has hidden money.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "The Hypnotist" (1/29/1955).

    • The New Manager
      The New Manager
      Season 10 - Episode 10
      4/19/69
      6.7

      Ralph thinks he's appointed manager of the bus company, when in fact it's actually the company's soft ball team.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:00 (Approx).

      This is a remake of "Manager of the Baseball Team" (5/9/1953 & 6/1/1957).

      This episode is not available on DVD.

    • The Honeymooners Christmas Special
      The Honeymooners Christmas Special
      Season 12 - Episode 3
      11/26/77
      6.7

      Ralph's agrees to produce, direct & star in his Boss, Mr. Marshall's wife's annual fund raising Christmas benefit show, "A Christmas Carol". Problems arise when Ralph realizes he has promised to take Alice to Miami the same weekend as the show. Hilarity ensues when Ralph rewrites the Dickens classic & with Norton directing it's bound to be hit. When the show is a hit, all is forgiven. Guest: Gale Gordon.

      ABC.

      Running time: 48:00 Minutes.

      This special is not available on DVD.

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    • Peacemaker
      Peacemaker
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      3/5/55
      6.6

      Ralph is trying to sleep because he has to get up early for work. Norton, trying to do a good deed, accidentally sets off Ralph's alarm clock. Ralph stumbles out of the bedroom half dressed and half asleep and heads out the door for work--six hours early. When he gets out to the street he realizes what has happened, and Norton becomes persona non grata in the Kramden household. Ralph gets back to sleep and Norton goes home--only to get into a no-holds-barred brawl with Trixie. Ralph wakes up again, and no sooner does Alice get him back in bed when in walks Trixie, sobbing because Norton has packed his things and left her. Ralph gets up again and goes out to find Norton. He catches up with him at the ice- cream parlor, where Norton is drowning his sorrows in malteds. Ralph pleads with Norton to go home, but Norton refuses. He claims he doesn't love Trixie any more--until Ralph reminds him about some of the ''gourmet'' meals Trixie cooks for him. Norton goes home, and Round Two begins. Norton winds up on a cot in the Kramdens' apartment, but Ralph still can't get to sleep. He drags Norton upstairs to apologize, but Trixie won't accept the apology. Round Three. Ralph sends Norton out of the apartment so he can give Trixie a speech about how much Norton really loves her. Then it comes out that Norton and Trixie were fighting over Ralph--Norton was criticizing him and Trixie was defending him. Ralph wants to kill Norton, but he's too tired. Just as he's getting ready to go to bed again--the alarm clock goes off. It's 5 A.M.--time to go to work.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:19.

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    • Lawsuit
      Lawsuit
      Season 10 - Episode 6
      1/4/69
      6.6

      Ralph sues the Gotham Bus Company for $75,000 when he breaks his leg.

      CBS.

      Running time: 15:00 (Approx).

      This is a remake of "Lawsuit" (3/27/1954).

      This episode is not available on DVD.

    • Two Men On A Horse
      Two Men On A Horse
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      5/29/54
      6.6

      Ralph's been elected treasurer of the Raccoon Lodge--he won by promising to spend the Lodge's budget surplus on beer and hot dogs. On the way home from the lodge he loses the two hundred dollars he's supposed to deposit in the Raccoons bank account. The next day he meets Norton at Jerry's Lunch Room to figure out where he can get another two hundred dollars. He tries to make some of it back by playing pinball against a guy in the lunch room. Ralph rolls up a score that Norton says will put him in the Pinball Hall of Fame, but his opponent tops it with his first ball. As Ralph and Norton are leaving, Jerry gets a telephone call--a hot tip on Cigar Box, a horse running that afternoon at the track. Jerry closes the lunch room to go to the track, and Ralph figures the horse must be a sure thing. He and Norton go to the track, hoping to win two hundred dollars. When the odds on Cigar Box start dropping, Ralph goes around dissuading people from betting on the horse. He and Norton split up, and Norton tells one man who's going to bet Cigar Box that he's the horse's owner, and that the horse can't win. Norton tells him to bet Happy Feet instead. Ralph bumps into the same man, who tells Ralph Cigar Box won't win because his owner just told him the horse is in the race only for a workout. Ralph bets Happy Feet instead, and then finds out Cigar Box's "owner" is Norton. Ralph rips up his ticket in despair. The race begins and Cigar Box leads the pack by a mile. Suddenly Happy Feet charges in front and wins the race, sending Ralph and Norton scrambling to the floor for the ripped-up ticket.

      CBS.

      Running time: 38:43.

      This was remade as "Two for the Money" (10/7/1967).

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    • Cupid
      Cupid
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      2/5/55
      6.6

      Ralph and Norton run into Herman Gruber, a boyhood friend of Ralph's from P.S. 73. Herman isn't married yet, so Ralph decides to find him a girl. He calls Evelyn Fensterblau and asks her what she's doing the following night, and she hangs up on him. He has better luck with Charlotte Stadtelman from the bus company, who agrees to date Herman. The next day at the beauty parlor Trixie hears the latest gossip -- Ralph called Evelyn and asked her for a date! Trixie tells Alice, and when Alice confronts Ralph with the story he explains to Alice that he was calling Evelyn for Herman Gruber. Alice doesn't believe him, so Ralph decides to go to Charlotte's apartment to bring her and Herman home with him to explain things to Alice. While Ralph is there, Charlotte's jealous ex-boyfriend shows up and Ralph has to bluff his way out of a broken head. Back at Chauncey Street, Alice is donating some clothes to charity and transporting them in a suitcase. When Norton sees her carrying the suitcase he thinks she's walking out on Ralph. When Ralph returns from Charlotte's, Norton tells him Alice has left. Charlotte shows up to explain everything to Alice, whom Norton spots coming up the block. Ralph and Norton think Alice will never understand Charlotte's being in the apartment, so they try to sneak her onto the fire escape. Alice catches them and thinks it's proof that Ralph is seeing another woman. But in walks Gruber to confirm Ralph's story and save the Kramdens' marriage.

      CBS.

      Running time: 39:37.

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    • Special: Time & Again: The Honeymooners
      4/16/00
      6.6

      The history and legacy of "The Honeymooners". Includes clips from the series; archival interviews with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney and other cast members. Jane Pauley hosts.

       

      MSNBC.

       

      Running time: 60 Minutes.

    • Women's Lib
      Women's Lib
      Season 12 - Episode 1
      10/11/73
      6.6

      When Trixie brings down a copy of "Plaything" magazine to show Alice a questionnaire, Alice now questions if she is an equal to Ralph. Ralph & Alice fight. Alice moves upstairs with Trixie and it's Ralph & Ed on their own.

      CBS.

      Running time: 25:20.

      NOTES: This sketch was part of a 1 hour "Jackie Gleason Special".

      This is Sheila MacRea's final appearance as Alice.

      This is Gleason's last special on CBS.

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    • The Boy Next Door
      The Boy Next Door
      Season 10 - Episode 2
      10/12/68
      6.5

      Ralph discovers a love letter that Ralph thinks Ed wrote Alice.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Love Letter" (10/16/1954 & 11/24/1956).

    • Special: Jackie Gleason: The Great One
      9/10/88
      6.5

      This special party celebrating the life of Jackie Gleason is hosted by John Candy. Guests, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph, Jane Kean, Sheila MacRae, Sue Ane Langdon, Jane Curtin, Teri Garr, Burt Reynolds, Red Buttons & John Larroquette. Vintage clips from "The Jackie Gleason Show", talk shows, movies, and countless specials.

      Includes footage of one of Gleason's very rare characters, Rum Tum.

      CBS.

      Running time: 2 hours.

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    • The Adoption
      The Adoption
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      1/8/66
      6.4

      Anxious to adopt a baby, Ralph and Alice go to great lengths to impress the adoption agency -- even passing off expensive borrowed furniture as their own. Touched by the Kramdens' honesty, arrangements are made to locate a child for them. Ralph errupts when the baby turns out tto be a "Ralphina" but the Kramden's happiness is short-lived when the birth mother wants her baby back.

      Scene 1 - Exterior of 328 Chauncey Street:

      "Brooklyn U.S.A."
      "There'll Always Be A Kramden"

      Scene 2 - Kramden's 'Old' Apartment:
      "You Can Count On Me"

      Scene 3 - Kramden's 'New' Apartment:
      "We'll Have The Happiest Boy In The World"

      Scene 4 - Hospital:
      "Little Girl"

      Scene 5 - Kramden's 'Old' Apartment:
      Finale: "Because Of My Beautiful Girl"

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      Notes: This is the last of 3 "Honeymooners" episodes that we're performed on "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine".

      Audrey Meadows returns as Alice for the first time since 6/1/1957 and wouldn't appear again until 2/2/1976.

      This is the first of the Jerry Bresler & Lyn Duddy musical "Honeymooners" that would continue on through the 1966-1970 "Color Honeymooners".

      This is the last episode filmed in black & white.

      This episode is not available on DVD. But did air as a special on TV Land on March 15, 2000.

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    • Fortune Teller
      Fortune Teller
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      4/3/54
      6.4

      A fortune teller tells Ralph he will murder someone. A terrified Ralph moves in with Norton so his pal can keep an eye on him.

      CBS.

      Running time: 34:51.

      NOTE: This was remade as "Sees All, Knows All"(4/22/1967).

    • What's The Name?
      What's The Name?
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      5/15/54
      6.4

      The Kramdens and Nortons have just been to the movies. Alice tells Ralph that she wishes he would be more like Ronald Coleman. Ralph replies that he'd be more like Coleman if Alice was more like Lana Turner. Then Alice says that she liked the other actress in the movie better, but can't remember her name. Ralph can't remember her name either and now he can't sleep until he thinks of the name. All the noise keeps Ed awake and he comes down to see what's going on. He can't remember her name either so he leans out the window trying to read the sign on the theater. A cop comes to the door and tells Ralph that if the noise doesn't stop, he's going to wind up in front of a judge. That's it! says Ralph. Arline Judge is the dame's name. Ralph and Alice sing the duet "One Of These Days, Pow Right In The Kisser".

      CBS.

      Running time: 8:21.

      NOTE: This is a remake of "What's Her Name?" (3/21/1953).

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    • Case of the Cuckoo Thief
      Case of the Cuckoo Thief
      Season 11 - Episode 4
      10/18/69
      6.3

      A Hollywood shopping spree turns chaotic when Alice is set up in a shoplifting scam. Guest: George Chakiris.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

    • Play It Again, Norton
      Play It Again, Norton
      Season 11 - Episode 1
      9/27/69
      6.3

      The Honeymooners wreck havoc on a cross-country tour. Ralph & Ed enter a song contest. Guest Paul Lynde.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

    • The Honeymoon Is Over
      The Honeymoon Is Over
      Season 11 - Episode 5
      11/1/69
      6.3

      Ralph, Alice, Ed, and Trixie are asked to appear on "The Mike Douglas Show" to promote their song "Love on a Bus". Ralph and Alice get into an argument while on the show.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

    • Follow the Boys
      Follow the Boys
      Season 10 - Episode 3
      10/26/68
      6.3

      When the wives complain that their husbands don't fuss over them anymore, Ralph and Ed plan a "night out" for them.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      This is a remake of "Boys And Girls Together" (4/23/1955).

    • The Match Game
      The Match Game
      Season 11 - Episode 9
      11/29/69
      6.3

      In Chicago, a computer-match service, has the Norton's clicking & the Kramdens not. Guest: Frances Langford.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

    • Alice's Birthday
      Alice's Birthday
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      5/16/53
      6.3

      It's Alice's birthday and Alice has purchased a birthday gift for herself to be delivered for a chronically forgetful Ralph. A note attached reading "To my darling Alice. I love you now and forever. This is just a little something from the man who adores you", has Ralph up in arms thinking another man has digs for Alice. During a visit from friends, Ralph eyes potential home wreckers. Ralph punches the man he believes is the bum stealing Alice & everyone leaves. Alice explains her plan.

      CBS.

      Running time: 14:50.

      NOTES: This episode is still lost.

      This was remade as "Alice's Birthday" (12/7/1968).

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    • Happiness Is A Rich Uncle
      Happiness Is A Rich Uncle
      Season 11 - Episode 6
      11/8/69
      6.3

      Ralph & Alice test Alice's Uncle Howard's go-go girlfirend, to make sure shes not in it for the money.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

    • Special: The Honeymooners 50th Anniversary Celebration

      This special hosted by Kevin James celebrates "The Honeymooners" 50th anniversary. A look back at various sketches and episodes with interviews with Art Carney, Joyce Randolph, Tom Hanks, Dennis Franz, Carol Burnett and many more. Rare clips include:

      "Bread" (10/5/51).

      "The New Bowling Ball" (9/20/52).

      "TV Game of the Week" (10/20/62).

      "The Adoption" (1/8/66).

      "Six Months To Live" (12/13/52) & (11/23/68) and "A Matter of Life and Death"(10/29/55) with an over the years comparrison.

      "Women's Lib" (10/11/73).

      The 4 ABC reunion specials (see season 12).

      & clips from the "Lost Episodes", "Classic 39" & "Color Honeymooners".

      CBS.

      Running time: 60 minutes.

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    • Norton Moves In
      Norton Moves In
      Season 10 - Episode 9
      4/5/69
      6.2

      While the Norton's palce is being painted, they move in with the Kramdens because Ed can't stand the fumes.

      CBS.

      Running time: 12:00 (Approx).

      This is a remake of "Norton Moves In" (4/18/1953).

      This episode is not available on DVD.

    • Special: The Best Of Gleason
      Special: The Best Of Gleason
      Season 0 - Episode 13
      6/8/88
      6.1

      This the 1st of 3 "Best Of Gleason" specials. This first special is hosted by Harry Anderson. With guest hosts Valerie Harper & Sally Struthers. Sketches include:

      1) Gleason mishaps & bloopers.

      2) "Reggie Van Gleason III": Reggie entertains his fiancé, played by Audrey Meadows).

      3) "Fenwick Babbitt": Fenwick takes a job at a bakery involving conveyer belts.

      4) "The Honeymooners": "Sprained Thumb". From 9/19/1953. A bus accident leaves Ralph's sprained thumb driving Alice crazy.

      5) Jackie interviews Jonathan Winters.

      6) "Rudy The Repairman": Rudy & Whitey lay out a carpet in restaurant.

      7) Jackie does a little soft shoe, some cartwheels and an array of imitations.

      8) "The Poor Soul": The Poor Soul has a disasterous date at a roller rink.

      9) "Charlie Bratton": Loudmouth Charlie doops Clem out of a $1.00 & tries to cure him of his hiccups.

      10) "The Honeymooners": "Away We Go". From 2/2/1957. In Paris, Ralph & Ed find themselves overboard on a lifeboat with only a bottle of wine and each others friendship. Ralph & Ed sing "Goodbye, Old Pal, Goodbye".

      Syndication.

      Running time: 2 hours.

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    • Special: The Best Of Gleason 3
      Special: The Best Of Gleason 3
      Season 0 - Episode 17
      2/28/89
      6.1

      This the last of 3 "Best Of Gleason" specials. Penny Marshall hosts. With guest hosts Sandy Duncan & Jason Bateman. Sketches include:

      1) Gleason fumbles a joke and squirms his way through.

      2) Special Guest host Ed Sullivan's monologue.

      3) "Reggie Van Gleason III": Reggie and his band Rock the house.

      4) "Fenwick Babbitt": Fenwick takes a job in an automat.

      5) "The Honeymooners": "Six Months to Live" (12/13/1952). A doctors note has Ralph beleiving he only has 6 months to live.

      6) Jackie brings out an impersonator. Guests include Charles Laughton, Rudy Vallee, Edward G. Robinson & Hop Along Cassidy.

      7) Jackie weighs in.

      8) "The Poor Soul": The Poor Soul rents a room and has nothing but trouble).

      9) "Charlie Bratton": Loudmouth Charlie gets Clem into more trouble when they rehearse for a show.

      10) "Rudy The Repairman": Rudy wrecks more havoc when he moves a piano to clean a carpet.

      11) "The Honeymooners": "When In Rome" (2/23/1957). In Italy, Ralph overhears Alice on the phone which leads him to believe that she is having an affair with Harry Vederchi.

      Syndication

      Running time: 2 hours.

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    • The Missing Pair Of Pants
      The Missing Pair Of Pants
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/6/52
      6.0

      Ralph awakens to a missing pair of pants & he's blaming Alice since she's been up earlier than him. Alice washed his long underwear the night before & hung them on the line to dry & now they are frozen. Missing pants & frozen underwear, it's not a good morning for Ralph. And to top it off, the toaster is not working. Ralph is blaming Alice for wasting time all day for the broken toaster, turns out Ralph didn't plug it in & he never took his pants off the night before, put the pajama's right on top of his pants. Turns out Ralph had one too many beers the night before.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:10.

      NOTES: This episode is still lost.

      This episode is also known as "Missing Pants".

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    • Hot Tip
      Hot Tip
      Season 10 - Episode 7
      2/8/69
      6.0

      Ralph, Alice, and Ed are going to the racetrack. When word gets out, a bunch of people ask Ralph to place bets for them. When word about the bets gets around the neighborhood, the police suspect Ralph of being a bookie.

      CBS.

      Running time: 11:00 (Approx).

      This is a remake of "Hot Tips" (4/11/1953).

      This episode is not available on DVD.

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    • Special: The Honeymooners: The Really Lost Debut Episodes

      Paul Reiser hosts this, the 1st of 3 Disney Channel specials. This special introduces 6 "Honeymooners" sketches from Jackie Gleason's "Cavalcade Of Stars". See season 1 for more details. Episodes are:

      1) "Bread" (10/5/51). Ralph returning home from work exhausted, Alice makes him run to the store for some bread and a fight insues. NOTE: This is the very first "Honeymooners" sketch. Art Carney plays a cop. Running time: 6:28

      2) "Razor Blades" (10/12/51). Ralph and Alice fight ofver Ralphs missing razor blades. NOTE: This is the shortest Honeymooners sketch. Running time: 5:10.

      3) "The New Television Set" (11/2/51). After Alice demos a new television, Ralph makes her return it. Ralph eventually gives in at the end and buys it for her. NOTE: This sketch includes the 1st appearance of Carney as Ed Norton & Elaine Strich as Trixie. Running time: 8:21.

      4) "Ralph Threatens To Leave" (11/16/51). Alice mocks Ralph being a bus driver and he threatens to leave. Alice apologizes and Ralph stays. Running time: 6:34.

      5) "The Ring Salesman" (12/7/51). Ralph thinks Alice is having an affair with a ring salesman who really is helping her with a ring for Ralphs Christmas gift. NOTE: Joyce Randolph joins the cast as Trixie. Running time: 8:52.

      6) "The Quiz Show" (12/14/51). Ralph blames Alice for blowing their chance at the big prize on a radio quiz show. After, when the producers realize they made a mistake and that Alice was right, it's Ralph himself who is put on the spot when it's his chance to save the day. Running time: 12:11.

      Disney Channel.

      Special running time: 50 minutes.

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    • Special: The Honeymooners: The Lost Episodes Marathon

      "The Lost Episodes" makes their premiere on cable. Showtime launches "The Honeymooners: The Lost Episodes Marathon" on Labor Day Monday, 9/2/1985. In the 3 & 1/2 hour marathon, 10 complete episodes are aired including: "Alice's Aunt Ethel", "Ralph's Sweet Tooth","Suspence","Cold", "The Hypnotist", "Glow Worm Cleaning", "Ralph's Diet", "Battle of the Sexes", "Pickles", &"Kramden Vs. Norton". NOTE: Beginning Thursday, 9/5/1985 "The Honeymooners: The Lost Episodes" on Showtime begins it's regular series run with "Game Called On Account of Marriage".

      Showtime.

      Running time: 3 & 1/2 hours.

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    • Christmas Party
      Christmas Party
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/20/52
      5.9

      It's Christmas Eve. Alice is decorating the tree, singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and setting out holiday refreshments. Ralph comes home with potato salad, but Alice says it's the wrong potato salad. Ralph can't believe that Alice is actually asking him to go out for different potato salad.

      After Alice receives a "One of these days", Ralph leaves. Trixie enters, and describes to Alice what Ed gave her for Christmas, an orange juice squeezer that looks like Napoleon and squirts juice out of its ears.

      Fenwick Babbitt (Jackie Gleason) comes by, to deliver ice and beer. After hauling the keg all over the apartment and standing around with the block of ice, he discovers he's in the wrong apartment, and leaves.

      Ed enters, escorting Trixie's Vaudeville friendPatricia Morison. Patricia sings "All The Things You Are" & "Wunderbar" for Ed, Trixie and Alice.

      Then Joe the Bartender (Jackie Gleason) stops in. He says a poor soul down at the bar was the victim of a nasty practical joke by Fatso Fogarty, who gave him a cheap rhinestone. The Poor Soul, totally taken in, cherished his prize thinking it was a diamond. Alice, moved by the tale, tells Joe to send the poor soul up, and she'll give him a real present.

      Joe leaves, taking Patricia with him. Now the Poor Soul (Jackie Gleason) arrives. Alice offers him refreshments and a gift. He touchingly returns the favor by giving her his cherished prize, then leaves.

      The next visitor is Rudy the Repairman (Jackie Gleason). Rudy is accompanied by his regular assistant, Whitey, destroys the television set, and departs. Alice tells Trixie that it doesn't really matter, since she just had the set on trial.

      Next, Ed brings in guest Frankie Avalon who plays his trumpet. Ed then brings Frankie to Joe's.

      Ed returns bringing Reggie Van Gleason III (Jackie Gleason) shows enters with Phil Napoleon and his Memphis 5 and the June Taylor Dancers.

      Reggie passes out gifts to Alice, Ed & Trixie, then does his inimitable Reggie dance, and then he his entourage file out.

      Finally, Ralph (Jackie Gleason) reappears, with a cop. Ralph knocked on the window of Kraus's, broke it, set off the alarm and was arrested for attempted break-in. After Alice explains everything, the copleaves.

      Alice and Ralph exchange presents and a kiss.

      CBS.

      Running time: 42:25.

      NOTES: This is a remake of "Christmas Party" (12/21/1951) & was remade as "Christmas Party" (12/19/1953).

      The first 30 seconds of this episode are missing. Stills and an existing LP audio recording are used to fill in the missing footage.

      The stage right portion of the set is extended in this episode to make room for the piano, tree, dancers, etc.

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    • Special: The Honeymooners: The Lost Episodes
      2/22/88
      5.8

      This special hosted by different people, depending on the city that aired it (for example: Bobby Rivers in NY - WPIX & Don Bleu in San Francisco - KTVU), presented portions of the following "Lost Episodes":

      "Teamwork: Beat The Clock", "Pickles", "Alice Plays Cupid", "The Songwriters", "The Adoption", "Kramden Vs. Norton", & "Ralph's Sweet Tooth".

      Syndication.

      Running time: 2 hours.

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    • Special: The Incredible World of Ed Norton
      1/17/70
      5.8

      This was a filmed "Honeymooners" spin-off pilot w/ Art Carney as Ed Norton in his daily routine away from Trixie & the Kramdens. Gleason writers Bob Hilliard, Walter Stone & Rod Parker wrote the script. Character actors Al "Grandpa" Lewis, Phil Leeds & Ron Carey rounded out the cast. This was an hour long Jackie Gleason Show. The first half was hosted by George Burns, w/ guests Sandy Duncan, Morey Amsterdam and ventriloquist Aaron Williams. The 2nd half of the hour was the filmed "Norton" pilot. No scripts exist, however guests stars recall there were 2 scenes. The first, in the sewer with Norton cleaning his teeth and singing. And the second scene taking place in a restaurant. Some accounts say that the episode was such a bomb, that Gleason destroyed all copies.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60 Minutes.

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    • Special: Jackie Gleason's Cavalcade Of Characters
      3/30/94
      5.8

      Paul Reiser hosts this, the last of the 3 Disney Channel specials, celebrating the Gleason characters Rudy the Repairman, Reggie Van Gleason III, Joe the Bartender, Charlie Bratton, The Poor Soul and Ralph Kramden.

      Disney Channel.

      Running time: 50 minutes.

    • Special: The Best Of Gleason 2
      Special: The Best Of Gleason 2
      Season 0 - Episode 14
      7/31/88
      5.8

      This the 2nd of 3 "Best Of Gleason" specials. Ed McMahon hosts. With guest host Steve Allen. Sketches include:

      1) Jackie interviews Art Linkletter, Robert Wagner, and Terry Moore.

      2) Gleason mishaps & bloopers.

      3) "Reggie Van Gleason III": Reggie works as a shoe salesman.

      4) "Fenwick Babbitt": Fenwick is a contestant on Can You Do This?.

      5) "The Honeymooners": "The New Bowling Ball". From 9/20/1952. Ralph, set to go to a bowling tournament with his new bowling ball, winds up with his thumb caught in the ball after an argument with Alice. NOTE: This complete sketch is the very 1st CBSGleason, Carney, Meadows & Randolph.

      6) Talent contest between The Hines Brothers (a young Gregory & brother Maurice) and Jack "Jackie" Benny.

      7) "Rudy The Repairman": Rudy & Whitey wreck havoc when they try to catch a mouse.

      8) "The Poor Soul": The Poor Soul finds himself pushed around at an automat.

      9) "Charlie Bratton": Loudmouth Charlie talks Clem Finch into losing 2 shares of stock.

      10) Steve Allen recalls when he, Gleason, Gary Moore, Jack Carter, Phil Silvers and Audrey Meadows perform "Make Love To Me".

      11) "The Honeymooners": "Framed In Spain". From 3/9/1957. From Madrid, Ralph gets blackmailed by a young woman who threatens to give a photo of him with her to Alice.

      Syndication.

      Running time: 2 hours.

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    • Special: The Great Gleason
      Special: The Great Gleason
      Season 0 - Episode 11
      10/21/87
      5.8

      Celebrating the 35th anniversary of "The Jackie Gleason Show". Tons of clips, interviews & sketches including Rudy the Repairman, Reggie Van Gleason III, Joe the Bartender, Charlie Bratton, The Poor Soul and Ralph Kramden are featured.

      MPI Home Video.

      Running time: 100 minutes

    • The Lost Baby
      The Lost Baby
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/11/52
      5.7

      Ralph gets a taste of fatherhood when he finds an abandoned baby on the bus. This episode features the first of many times Ralph & Ed would do the filling of the rubber glove with milk trick to use to feed the baby. Of course it's Ralph who ends up with the milk splashed on him.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:05.

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    • Special: Season's Greetings From The Honeymooners
      11/30/85
      5.6

      Jackie Gleason hosts this holiday special. Includes the premieres of 3 Lost Episodes "Santa And The Bookies" 12/12/53,"Christmas Party" 12/19/53, and "New Year's Eve Party" 12/26/53.

      Syndication.

      Running time: 2 hours.

    • Operation Protest
      Operation Protest
      Season 11 - Episode 12
      2/28/70
      5.5

      Returning from his cross-country trip promoting the film "Love on a Bus", Ralph is offered a promotion within the Gotham Bus Company, but trouble erupts when Alice's nephew starts picketing their headquarters.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60:00.

      NOTE: This is the last episode of the "Color Honeymooners".

    • The Hypnotist
      The Hypnotist
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/29/55
      5.5

      The International Order of Loyal Raccoons are planning a trip to Chicago for their annual convention, and to help get themselves in the mood for the festive occasion they've invited the Great Fatchamara -- "the world's greatest hypnotist," and a Raccoon from Bayonne to the lodge to entertain them. He hypnotizes Ralph and Norton and tells Ralph he is Norton, and Norton, Ralph. He tells them they're at a bowling alley, and each acts as if he's the other: "Ralph" is angry because "Norton" wants to bowl first; "Norton" rolls a strike and finishes off his turn with a Nortonesque flourish of the arms. Before Fatchamara brings them out of their trances, he gives them a posthypnotic suggestion: whenever they're seated and hear the name Chicago, they'll think they're sitting on a bed of red-hot coals. The convention ought to be a riot -- Ralph's bringing a toy gun, a trick glass, chattering teeth, an electric prod, and paper bags to drop out the hotel window--but he may not get there because he hasn't saved any money. He tries the flattery routine to coax some money out of Alice, but she's having none of it--she's saving the money for furniture. Then Ralph has one of his all-time-great brainstorms: we'll get the Great Fatchamara to hypnotize Alice so she'll tell Ralph where she's hidden the money. The next day Alice is in the candy store, making a telephone call, and in walk Ralph and Norton to call Fatchamara. They don't know it's Alice in the telephone booth, and while they're waiting for her to hang up they discuss Ralph's scheme. Alice overhears the whole thing. When Fatchamara shows up at the Kramdens, Alice is ready for him and fakes being hypnotized. She shows Ralph where she's hidden the money, but he decides to play it smart and take it just before he's ready to leave for Chicago so Alice won't know it's missing until too late. On the train to the convention, the Raccoons are filling the car with belly laughs as Ralph relates the whole story. When the waiter brings the check for the Raccoons' drinks, big-shot Ralph offers to pay. He opens the money box, but instead of finding the cash he finds a note -- from Alice. Then, to add insult to injury, when the waiter tells Ralph he must pay up before the train reaches "Chicago," Ralph gets "burned" again.

      CBS.

      Running time: 38:43.

      This was remade as "Sleepy Time Girl" (9/28/1968).

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    • Special: The Honeymooners: The Stars Favorite Episodes

      This special hosted by different people, depending on the city that aired it (for example: Bobby Rivers in NY - WPIX & Don Bleu in San Francisco - KTVU) in which the 4 stars of "The Honeymooners" choose their favorite "Classic 39" episodes. They are:


      Joyce Randolph's: "The Sleepwalker".


      Art Carney's: "The Man From Space".


      Audrey Meadow's: "Alice And The Blonde".


      Jackie Gleason's: "A Matter Of Life And Death".


      Syndicated.


      Running time: 2 hours.

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    • Special: The Honeymooners Reunion
      Special: The Honeymooners Reunion
      Season 0 - Episode 5
      5/13/85
      5.5

      The Honeymooners Reunion is hosted by Jackie Gleason and Audrey Meadows on the recreated original set. Features the premiere of the "Lost Episodes" in groups of clips: Ralph's diets, Ralphs low threshold for pain, bloopers, arguements, jumping to conclusions, Ralph vs. Ed, get rich quick schemes, apartment mishaps & of course Ralph's love for Alice.

      NBC.

      Running time: 60 minutes.

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    • Special: Gleason, He's the Greatest!
      11/30/88
      5.5

      This 26 episode series airing on Showtime, highlighted Jackie Gleason's famous characters including: Rudy the Repairman, Reggie Van Gleason III, Joe the Bartender, Charlie Bratton, Fenwick Babbitt, The Poor Soul & Stanley R. Sogg. Even though these episodes did not include Honeymooners clips, there are a # of Honeymooners references in Gleason monologues, & interviews, some with Carney as Ed Norton. Each episode ran 22 Mins.

      Episode 1: Reggie Van Gleason III blasts (Audrey Meadows) to the moon. The Poor Soul in a clothing store. Guest: Thelma Pelish.

      Episode 2: Fenwick Babbitt in bakery. Charlie Bratton and the rare dime.Guests: Zamah Cunningham & Stan Ross.

      Episode 3: Reggie Van Gleason III sings "I'm Reggie Van Gleason III". Gleason Mishaps. Poor Soul roller skating. Guest: Jonathan Winters.

      Episode 4: Bombed Jokes. Joe the Bartender. Rudy the Repairman lays a carpet.Jackie stalls, backstage problems & bad jokes. Guests: Jerry Bergen & Zamah Cunningham.

      Episode 5: Gleason Impersonations. Fenwick Babbitt the Stagehand. Joe the Bartender.

      Episode 6: Charlie Bratton helps Clem with the hiccups. Joe the Bartender & the worm. Ed Sullivan interviews Ed Norton. Guests: Lee Joyce & Stan Ross.

      Episode 7: Reggie Van Gleason III: the shoe salesman. Charlie Bratton and Clem & the shares of stock. Stanley R. Sogg. Guests: Zamah Cunningham & Lee Joyce.

      Episode 8: Joe the Bartender. Fenwick Babbitt on "Can You Do This?. Various bloopers & outtakes. Guests: Paul Luther & Thelma Pelish.

      Episode 9: Art Linkletter, Terry Moore & Robert Wagner. Reggie Van Gleason III and twin brother Wilbur. The Poor Soul learns to bowl. Guests: Elizabeth Allen, Zamah Cunningham & George Petrie.

      Episode 10: Bloopers and the chimp. Charlie Bratton and the bus accident. Rudy the Repairman and (Carney's) finger stuck in faucet. Guests: Jerry Bergen, Zamah Cunningham & Lee Joyce.

      Episode 11: Reggie Van Gleason III: Central Park Hot Dog Stand. Gleason Interviews Ed Norton. Guest: Lee Joyce.

      Episode 12: Guests stunts. Fenwick Babbitt and fast-food kitchen. Rudy the Repairman and leaky faucet. Missed cues and cue-card jokes. Guests: Jerry Bergen & Bert Gordon.

      Episode 13: Gleason thanks guest hosts when he broke his leg. The Poor Soul in the automat. Joe the Bartender. Stanley R. Sogg. Guests: Lee Joyce, George Petrie & Stan Ross.

      Episode 14: Maurice & Gregory Hines and Jackie Benny & his violin. Reggie Van Gleason III sues father's bus company. Gleason Jokes. Guests: Zamah Cunningham & Lee Joyce.

      Episode 15: Charlie Bratton and Matilda. The Poor Soul does spring cleaning. Guests: Lee Joyce, Thelma Pelish & Stan Ross.

      Episode 16: Jokes about Ray Bloch. Reggie Van Gleason III unpacks a TV set. Rudy the Repairman tries to catch a mouse. Guests: Jerry Bergen, Zamah Cunningham & Lee Joyce.

      Episode 17: Joe the Bartender ("Back In Your Own Backyard"). Rudy the Repairman gets (Carney) out of a suit of armor. Guests: Jerry Bergen & Zamah Cunningham.

      Episode 18: Charlie Bratton tries to get Clem a raise. The Poor Soul goes to the library. Gleason tells diet stories. Guests: Lee Joyce & George Petrie.

      Episode 19: Joe the Bartender. Ray Bloch Jokes. The Poor Soul baby-sits. Guests: Lee Joyce & Stan Ross.

      Episode 20: The best clips of Gleason's characters:Reggie Van Gleason III, The Poor Soul, Joe the Bartender, Charlie Bratton, Rudy the Repairman, Stanley R. Sogg & Fenwick Babbitt. Jackie weighs in.

      Episode 21: (Carney) interviews Reggie Van Gleason III on "People To People".Charlie Bratton sells Clem's theater tickets.

      Episode 22: The Poor Soul sleeps on street waiting for stadium to open. Rudy the Repairman paints couples house. Guests: Jerry Bergen & Zamah Cunningham.

      Episode 23: The Poor Soul buys balloons and uses mailbox for garbage. Rudy the Repairman installs A/C in a tea room. Guests: Jerry Bergen & Zamah Cunningham.

      Episode 24: Reggie Van Gleason III: the detective. Gleason Interviews Ed Norton about Rock and Roll. Joe the Bartender. Stanley R. Sogg. Guests: Thelma Pelish & Stan Ross.

      Episode 25: Joe the Bartender. Rudy the Repairman packs plates & records. The Poor Soul at the movies. Guests: Jerry Bergen, Zamah Cunningham & Lee Joyce.

      Episode 26: Fenwick Babbitt and magician Russell Swan. Stanley R. Sogg.

      Showtime.

      Total run time: 9.5 hours.

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    • Special: A&E TVography: Jackie Gleason
      7/22/02
      5.5

      This documentary examines through family and celebrity interviews Jackie's life from birth to death. Guests include Marilyn Gleason, Milton Berle, Larry King, Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows and many more. Includes rare footage from Gleason's shows and specials. Hosted by Joan Lundon.

      A&E.

      Running time: 2 hours.

      NOTE: This special is available on A&E DVD.

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    • Special: The Honeymooners Anniversary Celebration
      10/18/85
      5.5

      Jackie Gleason hosts "The Honeymooners Anniversary Celebration". Celebrating 33 years of the "Lost Episodes". Clips shown include the premieres of "The Adoption" and a colorized "Glow Worm Cleaning". Guests include Art Carney, Audrey Meadows & Joyce Randolph. Syndicated.
      Running time: 2 hours.

      Note: A shorter version of this special first aired on Showtime as "Jackie Gleason's Second Honeymoon" on 8/19/85, 2 weeks prior to the launch of the "The Honeymooners: Lost Episodes Marathon".

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    • Special: Inside TV Land: The Honeymooners
      3/18/00
      5.5

      TV Land's first special celebrating classic TV programs. Interviews with Art Carney, Edmund De Vierno, Marilyn Gleason, Coleman Jaacoby, Jane Kean, Audrey Meadows in archive footage, Jayne Meadows, Joyce Randolph, Leonard Stern & Ronald Wayne.

      TV Land.

      Running time: 60 minutes.

      Note: This special was the finale to a TV Land 5 day Honeymooners celebration that kicked off on March 15, 2000 with a special airing of Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine's "The Adoption" from 1/8/66. Followed by the Disney channel special "The Really Lost Debut Episodes March 16, and then a 48 hour marathon mixed with all Classic 39 & 69 Lost Episodes.

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    • Easter Hats
      Easter Hats
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      4/4/53
      5.0

      It's spring cleaning for the Kramden's and Norton's. Alice is busy sweeping, scrubbing & boiling curtains and she's awaiting Ralph's return home from work with dye & decals for decorating eggs for Easter. An argument erupts over the prices of eggs leading to an argument that neither have enough money for nice hats for Easter. Things settle & it turns out that each has bought the other a hat.

      CBS.

      Running time: 9:50.

      NOTE: This episode is still lost.

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    • Special: Julie & Jackie: How Sweet It Is
      5/22/74
      5.0

      This special with Julie Andrews & Jackie Gleason features these 2 classic talents in familiar Gleason sketches includingJoe The Bartender, The Poor Soul, Reggie Van Gleason & The Honeymooners. Note: this is the only time Jackie Gleason portrayed Ralph Kramden along someone else playing Ed Norton.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60 minutes.

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    • Special: The Honeymooners 40th Anniversary
      10/29/92
      5.0

      Joan Rivers Talk Show is the setting for "The Honeymooners" 40th Anniversary celebration with guests Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph.

      Syndication.

      Running time: 60 minutes.

    • Two Tickets To The Fight
      Two Tickets To The Fight
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/24/53
      4.7

      Uncle George from Pittsburgh is in town and Alice has invited him to dinner. Ralph has other plans: He and Norton have front-row seats at the fights. Alice is especially fond of Uncle George because he's been generous with the Kramdens. Among other things, he once bought them a refrigerator that Ralph later sold. Ralph could care less. He says, "I'm not missing the best fight of the year!" Alice answers, "You try and walk out that door and you'll be in the best fight of the year! " Uncle George arrives before Ralph can get out of the house, so Ralph tries to get rid of him by faking a backache. Norton walks in on the middle of Ralph's act and is taken in by it too. Not wanting to go to the fight alone, he offers Ralph's ticket to Uncle George.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:52.

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    • The Great Jewel Robbery
      The Great Jewel Robbery
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/26/55
      4.7

      Ralph is collecting money from all the bus drivers for a wedding present for the boss's daughter. He hopes the gift will mean a raise for the drivers--and maybe a promotion for himself. It's Alice's birthday, and her mother pays a visit. As soon as Ralph comes home, a battle royal between him and Mrs. Gibson begins. A delivery boy from Steinhardt's jewelry store arrives with a package that contains a watch Ralph bought for the boss's daughter. Alice thinks it's her birthday gift and is ecstatic. She praises Ralph up and down to her mother, and Ralph, who forgot it was Alice's birthday, is too ashamed to tell the truth. Now Ralph has to figure out how to get the watch back without letting Alice know it isn't hers. He and Norton come up with a scheme: Norton will get one of his pals to pose as a burglar, hold up the Kramdens, and take the watch. While Ralph and Norton are devising their plan, a real crook overhears them and decides to show up at the Kramdens' before Norton's friend gets there. When he shows up, Ralph thinks he's Norton's friend and practically hands him the watch. While the crook's examining the goods, Alice plunks him with a frying pan and knocks him cold. She rushes out to call the cops, but Ralph revives him and sends him on his way, with some extra loot to boot. A moment later Norton's buddy arrives and Ralph realizes what he's done. The cops catch the crook and recover the watch, forcing Ralph to tell Alice that the watch isn't hers. Alice is heartbroken, but she returns the watch. Now Ralph must decide between giving the watch to the boss's daughter as planned, or giving the watch back to Alice and being in debt to the guys at the depot. It's no contest--Alice gets the watch.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:50.

      This was remade as "Rififi, Brooklyn Style" (3/4/1967).

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    • Special: Jackie Gleason's 65th Birthday
      2/26/81
      4.5

      20/20 celebrates Jackie Gleason's 65th birthday with exclusive interviews with friends and clips of his work.

      ABC.

      Running time: 30 minutes.

    • Special: The Many Worlds of Jackie Gleason
      1/4/64
      4.0

      Art Carney hosts a special edition of "American Scene Magazine" to celebrate Jackie Gleason's 35 years in show biz.

      CBS.

      Running time: 60 minutes.

    • Hair Raising Tale
      Hair Raising Tale
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      5/8/54
      3.7

      Two con men pull a scam on Ralph as he sits in the park eating his lunch. One poses as the inventor of a miracle hair restorer and the other as an unscrupulous businessman trying to buy the formula. The second man "gets rough" with the smaller one and Ralph intervenes and chases off the larger man. The "inventor," Prof. Steinhardt, tells Ralph about his hair restorer and lets Ralph talk him into selling him exclusive rights to sell the formula in New York. Ralph races home for the money, but Alice won't give it to him because of his dismal track record with guaranteed get-rich-quick schemes. Norton hears the whole fight and comes downstairs for a ringside seat. Ralph figures he can get three hundred dollars against his life-insurance policy, and invites Norton to become his partner for a two-hundred-dollar investment. Norton says no--he's still smarting from the beating he took on the shoe polish that glows in the dark. He finally gives in--before he came down Trixie bet him a quarter he would--and KramNor's Miracle Restorer is born. Steinhardt arrives with the formula and the ingredients and Ralph and Norton begin mixing a batch. Mr. Mitchell, traffic manager at the bus company, drops by to tell Ralph he has to take another driver's shift. Ralph tells Mitchell--who's half bald--about KramNor's, but Mitchell is skeptical. Ralph offers him a free treatment that not only doesn't grow hair but kills most of what Mitchell had. Ralph and Norton go to the park to try to pull the scam on another sucker. The guy they pick isn't interested in the formula because he's got an invention of his own he's trying to market--an electric zipper. Ralph forgets all about unloading KramNor's and wonders how much money he can make selling zippers.

      CBS.

      Running time: 37:31.

      NOTE: This was remade as "Hair to a Fortune" (9/16/1967).

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    • Glow Worm Cleaning
      Glow Worm Cleaning
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/3/53
      3.5

      Alice has been picked to appear in a magazine ad for Glow Worm sink cleaner. Ralph is against the idea until he thinks that he is going to be in the ad too. An executive from the ad agency tells Ralph that he's not the right type to portray Alice's husband in the ad. Ralph gets steamed but then the executive promises Ralph that he can be in a different ad. Ralph cools off, but only until he hears that he is going to portray someone fat, flabby, and forty. Ralph throws everyone out of the apartment. Ralph realizes that he's been a jealous fool and Alice forgives him.

      CBS.

      Running time: 10:02.

      NOTES: This episode is also known as "Glow Worm Cleansing Powder".

      A good portion of this episode was colorized for the special "The Honeymooners Anniversary Celebration" (10/18/1985).

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    • Manager Of The Baseball Team
      Manager Of The Baseball Team
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      5/16/52
      0.0

      Ralph thinks he's appointed manager of the bus company, when in fact it's actually the company's soft ball team.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is still lost.

      This was remade as "Manager Of The Baseball Team" (5/9/1953 & 6/1/1957) and as "The New Manager" (4/19/1969).

    • The Quiz Show
      The Quiz Show
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      12/14/51
      0.0

      Ralph blames Alice for blowing their chance at the big prize on a radio quiz show. Later, when the producers realize they made a mistake and that Alice was right, it's Ralph himself who is put on the spot when it's his chance to save the day.

      Dumont.

      Running time: 12:11.

      NOTE: This was remade as "The Quiz Show" (10/18/1952).

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    • Christmas Party
      Christmas Party
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      12/21/51
      0.0

      It's Christmas Eve. Alice is decorating the tree, singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and setting out holiday refreshments. Ralph comes home with potato salad, but Alice says it's the wrong potato salad.Ralph can't believe that Alice is actually asking him to go out for different potato salad.

      After Alice receives a "One of these days", Ralph leaves. Trixie enters, and describes to Alice what Ed gave her for Christmas, an orange juice squeezer that looks like Napoleon and squirts juice out of its ears.

      Fenwick Babbitt (Jackie Gleason) comes by, to deliver ice and beer. After hauling the keg all over the apartment and standing around with the block of ice, he discovers he's in the wrong apartment, and leaves.

      Ed enters, escorting Trixie's Vaudeville friendJane Pickens. Jane sings "The Song Is You" & "I've Told Every Little Star" for Ed, Trixie and Alice.

      Then Joe the Bartender (Jackie Gleason) stops in. He says a poor soul down at the bar was the victim of a nasty practical joke by Fatso Fogarty, who gave him a cheap rhinestone. The Poor Soul, totally taken in, cherished his prize thinking it was a diamond. Alice, moved by the tale, tells Joe to send the poor soul up, and she'll give him a real present.

      Joe leaves, taking Jane with him. The Poor Soul (Jackie Gleason) arrives. Alice offers him refreshments and a gift. He touchingly returns the favor by giving her his cherished prize, then leaves.

      The next visitor is Rudy the Repairman (Jackie Gleason). Rudy is accompanied by his regular assistant, Whitey, destroys the television set, and departs. Alice tells Trixie that it doesn't really matter, since she just had the set on trial.

      Next, Ed brings in guest Rudy Cardenas the Juggler to perform. Ed then brings Rudy to Joe's.

      Ed returns bringing Reggie Van Gleason III (Jackie Gleason) who enters with Wilbur De Paris and his Rampart St. Ramblers and some dancers.

      Reggie passes out gifts to Alice, Ed & Trixie, then does his inimitable Reggie dance, and then he his entourage file out.

      Finally, Ralph (Jackie Gleason) reappears, with a cop. Ralph knocked on the window of Kraus's, broke it, set off the alarm and was arrested for attempted break-in. After Alice explains everything, the copleaves.

      Alice and Ralph exchange presents and a kiss.

      Dumont.

      Running time: 41:24.

      NOTE: This was remade as "Christmas Party" (12/20/1952 & 12/19/1953).

      The stage right portion of the set is extended in this episode to make room for the piano, tree, dancers, etc.

      This is the last known surviving Dumont Honeymooners sketch.

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    • The Ring Salesman
      The Ring Salesman
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      12/7/51
      0.0

      Ralph is jealous of Joe the jeweler, who he believes Alice is having an affair with.

      Dumont.

      Running time: 8:52.

      NOTE: Joyce Randolph joins the cast as Thelma "Trixie" Norton.

      This episode was also performed on "Ed Sullivan's Toast Of The Town" (3/30/1952).

      This episode is also known as "The Ring".

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    • Ralph Threatens To Leave
      Ralph Threatens To Leave
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      11/16/51
      0.0

      After a fight, Ralph threatens to leave.

      Dumont.

      Running time: 6:34

    • Supermarket Shopping
      Supermarket Shopping
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/19/51
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

       

      Dumont.

       

      Running time: Unknown.

       

      NOTES: This episode is still lost.

       

      This episode is also known as "Alice's Anniversary."

    • Gleason: In His Own Words
      Gleason: In His Own Words
      Season 0 - Episode 9
      2/14/86
      0.0

      PBS special host by Jackie Gleason w/ guests Art Carney & Audrey Meadows.

       

    • Alice's Sister Argues With Her Husband
      1/4/52
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is still lost.

    • Alice Finds A Dog
      Alice Finds A Dog
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      2/1/52
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is still lost.

    • The Home Run Ball
      The Home Run Ball
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is known to have been performed this season, however the air date is unknown & is this episode is still lost.

    • Meat Substitute
      Meat Substitute
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is known to have been performed this season, however the air date is unknown & is this episode is still lost.

    • The Mystery Novel
      The Mystery Novel
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is known to have been performed this season, however the air date is unknown & is this episode is still lost.

    • Spring Cleaning
      Spring Cleaning
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is known to have been performed this season, however the air date is unknown & is this episode is still lost.

    • The Expectant Father
      The Expectant Father
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is known to have been performed this season, however the air date is unknown & is this episode is still lost.

      This episode is also known as "Alice Knitting Sweater For Dog".

    • The Driving Lesson
      The Driving Lesson
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is known to have been performed this season, however the air date is unknown & this episode is still lost.

    • Cold
      Cold
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      2/8/52
      0.0

      Ralph has a cold and Alice is nursing him back to health. She lets it be known to Ralph that she took out a life insurance policy on him. Ralph has a fit and accuses her of wanting him to die, but when Alice tells Ralph that she also took one out on her own life, he feels like a dope and apologizes.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is still lost.

      This was remade as "Cold" (11/1/1952).

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    • Surprise Party
      Surprise Party
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      4/4/52
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTE: This episode is still lost.

    • Easter Hats
      Easter Hats
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      4/11/52
      0.0

      Synopsis coming soon.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTES: This episode is still lost.

      This was remade as "Easter Hats" (4/4/1953).

    • Vacation Plans
      Vacation Plans
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      5/30/51
      0.0

      Ralph wants to go on vacation to Fred's Landing.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTES: This episode is still lost.

      This episode is also known as "Vacation At Fred's Landing" 6/20/1953 & 6/19/1954).

    • Bus Drivers' Frolics
      Bus Drivers' Frolics
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      0.0

      No Synopsis available.

      Dumont.

      Running time: Unknown.

      NOTES: This episode is known to have been performed this season, however the air date is unknown & this episode is still lost.

      This episode is also known as "Alice Plays The Trombone".

    • Salute to Jackie Gleason's 'The Honeymooners'
      5/3/02
      0.0

      Larry King hosts this special w/ clips of Classic 39, Lost & Color Episodes of The Honeymooners with guests Marilyn Gleason, Mike Douglas, Joyce Randolph & Jane Kean.

       

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