The Honeymooners

Season 5 Episode 37

The Bensonhurst Bomber

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Sep 08, 1956 on CBS
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The Bensonhurst Bomber

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.


Running time: 30:00.


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  • Looks like Ralph and Ed got into a fight with Harvey to start with!

    There's something very funny about this episode! Ralph and Ed find ways to make Harvey afraid. As soon as Ralph comes in the gyu, Harvey meets him and wants to have a showdown, but before they do, the other guy shoves Ralph by accident. Ralph knockes him down, and Harvey saw it and left. When Ed came in, he realized that the plan didn't work as he expected it to.
Audrey Meadows

Audrey Meadows

Alice Kramden (1952-1957)

Art Carney

Art Carney

Ed Norton

Sheila MacRae

Sheila MacRae

Alice Kramden (1966-1970)

Joyce Randolph

Joyce Randolph

Trixie Norton (1952-1957)

Jean Kean

Jean Kean

Trixie Norton (1966-1970)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Notice that when Norton is in the process of telling Ralph his plan to get Ralph out of the fight, Ralph quickly interjects that he is "going to get someone that's bigger than Harvery." even though Ed hasn't even gotten to that part of the plan, and it's not very obvious what Ed has in mind. And further, even though Ralph correctly anticipates the plan, Ed still goes into painful detail about what the plan is even though Ralph has already figured out.

      And as for the "password" to know who is Norton's friend, notice how it changes throughout the episode: "Get a load of fatso", "Hello there, fatso" to "Hey, fatso, get out of the way!"

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Norton: (to Ralph that he has to fight Harvey) Do you realize that they're closing the pool hall in your honor tonight?
      Ralph: Let's face it, Norton, if I go and fight that guy, the next day, they'll be closing the pool hall in my memory.

    • [Alice wanted to know where Ralph was going so she asks:]

      Alice: All right, Ralph. Are you going to tell me?
      Ralph: No, I am not going to tell you. No, I am not. And just for that, I ain't even going. {He puts his luggage away and takes his hat off.} There, you satisfied? Now you've ruined the wonderful trip I was going on!

      Alice: Boy, oh boy. All I know is, if they ever institute a Nut of the Month club, I've got a very good idea who's going to be January and February.

    • [Ralph is trying to figure out how he knocked down the "tough guy" that was supposed to be Norton's friend...]
      Ralph: ...why would he say, "Hey, Fatso, get out of the way"?
      Norton: (staring at Ralph's girth) Well, maybe the phrase just FITS!!

    • "You're friend Harvey is even bigger than you?" "I got a friend Shirley, that's bigger than you!"

    • (Ralph to Alice)"You don't have to worry about me, I can take care of myself", (Norton) "If you could take care of yourself, You wouldn't have to leave town!)

  • NOTES (1)