The Honeymooners

Season 5 Episode 37

The Bensonhurst Bomber

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



  • Trivia

    • While in the poolroom, Norton goes into painful detail about what impressive shot he will take next:

      "I will knock the 8 and 15 ball into the corner pocket there. But before the 8 ball goes into the corner pocket, it will kiss off the 3 there, causing the 9 ball to drop into this side pocket here. Before the 9 ball drops into that pocket, it will hit there, carOOM off the cushion there, come bouncing into these bunch of balls here, which will cause a chain reaction making all of the balls go into the corner pocket with the exception of the #4 ball which will end up there in my upper left in that corner..."

      However, just as Ed is about to take the called shot, George interrupts them, saying the table is reserved for him and Harvey. All well and good, except that after the entire exchange, when Norton resumes the game, he takes a completely different, much easier to sink corner pocket shot vs. the one he outlined. Granted he makes the shot, to which Ralph says "Lucky...very lucky", but meanwhile, an obvious continuity error has already occurred.

    • 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

    • 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!)

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