The Honeymooners

Season 5 Episode 18

The $99,000 Answer

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jan 28, 1956 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • During the piano practice session, Ralph correctly guesses all but one of the songs Norton plays on the piano. The last one, however, seems to stump Ralph - while drawing snickers from the audience. The reason this is funny is because the song is none other than "Melancholy Serenade" aka Jackie Gleason's theme song. A little inside joke by The Great One obviously. And in fact, if the viewer freeze frames this scene while Norton is turning over the sheet music to that song, there is a moment when you can clearly see Jackie's head shot on the cover, thus reinforcing that Ed really was blessed with that musical talent.

      Of course, before Ralph gets a chance to correctly identify the song, "Jealous McGarrity" knocks at the door and the boys get distracted from their rehearsing.