The Honeymooners

CBS (ended 1978)




  • Season 5 Episode 37: The Bensonhurst Bomber

  • 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!"

  • Season 5 Episode 36: Alice And The Blonde

  • Carney accidentally bumps into a table, causing a cookie to fall on the floor. This inspires the ad-lib "Leave it there, the cat'll get it."

  • Season 5 Episode 35: Mind Your Own Business

  • Notice how after Ed tells Alice that he was fired, and then when Ralph enters the apartment later on, Alice  not only tells Ralph that Ed was fired, but that "he threatened his boss. Told him he had to have a promotion or else" but Ed gave Alice no such details other than that he "had words with his boss, Jim McKeever."

  • Much as Ralph Kramden is famous for the catch phrase: "POW! Right in the kisser!!", this is actually the ONLY episode of the Classic 39 when Jackie actually utters it.

    It was, however, used in many of the so-called "Lost Episodes" before and after the C39 season.

  • Much as Ralph Kramden is famous for the catch phrase: "POW! Right in the kisser!!", this is actually the ONLY episode of the Classic 39 when Jackie actually utters it.

    It was, however, used in many of the so-called "Lost Episodes" before and after the C39 season.

  • Season 5 Episode 29: Trapped

  • Ralph misses the 3 in the corner but takes the next shot.

  • Norton sinks a ball on the break and yet Ralph takes the next turn.

  • Season 5 Episode 28: The Worry Wart

  • Norton pours ketchup on his sphgetti. Although he goes thru the motions absolutely nothing comes out.

  • Ralphs says they gave me the horse with the stomach in it's clock then corrects himself and says horse with the clock in it's stomach.

  • Season 5 Episode 27: Head Of The House

  • While cooking dinner, Ralph advises Norton to raise the temperature on the oven: "It'll cook in TWICE the time." Later, he tells Norton to cook the whole box of rice with the justification "If it's too much, I won't eat it." Given the incongruity of this statement (Since when would Ralph decline from eating something?), Gleason must've meant to say something along the lines of "If it's too much, I'll eat it."

  • Season 5 Episode 26: Young Man With A Horn

  • On Ralphs list, in the bad points he has #6 to fat and #12 is also to fat. To add to that #13 is eats to much

  • Also #20 is to fat as well.

  • Season 5 Episode 25: Pardon My Glove

  • 2 consecutive flubs happen near the end of this episode.

    First, as Andre is being thrown out of the apartment by a steamed Ralph, you can clearly hear Andre say: "I'm through, Mrs. Kranston!!" Kranston? Should've been Kramden obviously.

    And meanwhile, as Andre is leaving, you can see Ralph's hand coming through the "glass" of the window, still holding the glove as well. And what makes this even funnier is that just moments earlier, Jackie made a valiant attempt to feign glass being present by placing his hands flat against the panes, as if there really was glass in the window. Alas, it all goes out the window, so to speak, moments later.

  • Season 5 Episode 21: A Dog's Life

  • Notice that when Ralph says something to the effect that he can't ask Alice for the recipe because she will think it's just another scheme his suit coat is OPEN. In the very next moment his suit coat is BUTTONED.

  • In 2001 WPIX in New York (which has aired Honeymooners episodes ever since the classic 39 were first syndicated) was trying to find lost 16mm footage of a fireplace to revive the station's trademark presentation The Yule Log which had been off the air for 11 years. The original footage was found in WPIX's New Jersey storage warehouse in a film can marked 'The Honeymooners - "A Dog's Life"'. Because of this, when WPIX created a 40th anniversary special for the show in 2006, they called it The WPIX Yule Log - A Log's Life

  • Art Carney flubs his line, and Jackie Gleason has to correct it for him during the dinner table scene where they're naming the new food. (Quotes not verbatim.)

    Ralph: "How about Kranmar's Delicious Mystery Appetizer?"

    Ed: "Yeah, Kranmar's Mystery Delicious-" (Pauses as if he knows he's messed it up but can't quite remember the real thing.)

    Ralph: "No, Delicious Mystery."

    Ed: "Oh, yeah, yeah. Kranmar's Delicious Mystery Appetizer!"

  • Ralph Flubs his line when talking about Alices mom to Mr. Marshall. He says her mother inlaw.

  • Ralph decides to keep the dog at the end as well as some others..they of course never show up in the next episode. Although this is a bit nitpicky I have to give a little space in light of the fact that back in that day TV was fairly new and I don't think they had the total formula down yet

  • Season 5 Episode 20: Young At Heart

  • Ralph asks the counterman for "a couple of cups of coffee," but the man gives him three.

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