The Honeymooners

Season 3 Episode 14

Lawsuit

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Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Mar 27, 1954 on CBS
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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.

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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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