Original Air Date: October 5, 1951 to June 1, 1957 Network: CBS Sitcom Cast: Ralph Kramden: Jackie Gleason Alice Kramden: Audrey Meadows Ed Norton: Art Carney Trixie Norton: Joyce Randolph Mrs. Manicotti: Zamah Cunningham Freddie Muller/Various characters: George Petrie 328 Chauncey Street, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York, the apartment residences of the Kramdens and the Nortons, people, fifteen years after the Depression still struggling to make ends meet. Ralph Kramden and Alice Gibson married following his acquiring employment as a bus driver with the Gotham Bus Company. Ed Norton, a sewer worker, and his wife, Trixie, live above the Kramdens. Stories depict the sincere attempts of two men to better their lives and the ensuing frustrations when their schemes to strike it rich inevitably backfire. The Honeymooners was originally a sketch created by Jackie Gleason for Cavalcade of Stars, a popular variety show on the small, now defunct DuMont television station. The Honeymoners dabuted on Cavalcade of Stars on October 5, 1951. In 1953 CBS gave Gleason his own show. Jackie Gleason left Cavalcade of Stars to host his own variety show, "The Jackie Gleason Show". In which Gleason continued to show sketches of The honeymooners on his new variety show. In 1955 The honeymooners became a series of it's own, CBS called for 39 episode to be filmed."1955-1956". The Honeymooners series ran for only one season as Gleason disliked the series an later returned to his variety show. After returning to his variety show "The Jackie Gleason Show". Jackie once returning to his variety show continued to show sketches of The honeymooners till "The Jackie Gleason show ended it's run on television years later.
Cavalcade of Stars (DuMont) Season One 1951-52 Sketch 1 10/5/51 Various Sketches 1951-52 The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS) Season Two 1952-53 The Turkey Lost Baby Quiz Show Question Mark The Cold Pickles Jellybeans Missing Pants Honeymooners' Christmas Party Alice Plays Cupid Suspence Lost Job Anniversary Gift Income Tax Alice's Aunt Ethel What's Her Name? Lunchbox Easter Hats Hot Tips Norton Moves In Ralph's Diet Dinner Guest Manager of the Baseball Team Alice's Birthday The Prowler Guest Speaker Vacation at Fred's Landing Glow Worm Cleaning The Jackie Gleason Show Season Three 1953-54 Lucky Number Hot Dog Stand Two Tickets to the Fight Halloween Party Champaign and Caviar Letter to the Boss Finger Man Santa and the Bookies Honeymooners' Christmas Party New Year's Eve Party This is Your Life Cottage for Sale Lawsuit The Futune Teller The Next Champ Stand in for Murder Move Uptown The Man in the Blue Suit Hair-Raising Tale What's the Name Boxtop Kid Two Men on a Horse Good-bye Aunt Ethel Vacation at Fred's Landing The Jackie Gleason Show Season Four 1954-55 Ralph's Sweet Tooth Game Called on Account of Marriage The People's Choice Halloween Party for the Boss Battle of the Sexes Teamwork Beat the Clock Brother-in-Law Songwriters Kramden vs. Norton A Promotion The Hypnotist Cupid A Little Man Who Wasn't There Hero The Great Jewel Robbery Peacemaker The Adoption Stars over Flatbush One Big Happy Family A Weighty Problem Principle of the Thing Songs and Witty Sayings Boys and Girls Together The Honeymooners "The Classic 39" Season Five 1955-1956 TV or Not TV Funny Money The Golfer A Woman's Work is Never Done A Matter of Life and Death The Sleepwalker Better Living Through TV Pal O'Mine Brother Ralph Hello, Mom The Deciding Vote Something Fishy 'Twas the Night Before Christmas The Man from Space A Matter of Record Oh My Aching Back The Baby-sitter The $99,000 Answer Ralph Kramden, Inc. Young at Heart A Dog's Life Here Comes the Bride Mama Loves Mambo Please Leave the Premises Pardon My Glove Young Man with a Horn Head of the House The Worry Wart Trapped The Loudspeaker On Stage Opportunity Knocks But Unconventional Behavior The Safety Award Mind Your Own Business Alice and the Blonde The Bensonhurst Bomber Dial J for Janitor A Man's Pride The Jackie Gleason Show Season Six 1956-57 Double Anniversary Party Check Up Forgot to Register Expectant Father Good Night Sweet Prince Two-Family Car Love Letter Finders Keepers Catch a Star My Fair Landlord Manager of the Baseball Team