53) Better Living through Television (The Honeymooners)

The Joker On The Sofa

The Honeymooners lasted for one season. Granted, it was one season of 39 episodes (actors used to actually have to work) and there were other sketches featuring the characters on other shows, but it’s still only one season. The main reason it’s remembered is that the show The Flintstones was directly based off of it. Also, it was one of the funniest things on TV in the 1950s that didn’t have Lucille Ball.

TheHoneymooners-1Cast.jpg Dear Hollywood: Let the show stay dead. It doesn’t need a reboot.

SUMMARY

This episode has 3 things going for it. The first is that it’s the funniest of Ralph Kramden’s (Jackie Gleason) famous “get rich quick” schemes. The second is that it mocks pretty much every telemarketing product, including ones that didn’t even exist yet. The last is that it had a moment that can’t happen much in TV anymore. Since The Honeymooners was always filmed…

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