The Honeymooners Season 1
S01 E01Oct 1, 1955
The New Bowling Ball Oct 1, 1955 With Ralph eager to get to the lanes, he gets his new bowling ball stuck on his thumb. After Ralph finally gets it off with the help of Alice and Ed, he ralizes his thumb is too swollen to bowl. But it's Alice to the rescue again, reminding Ralph that he bowls with his other hand.
S01 E02Oct 8, 1955
The Turkey Oct 8, 1955 Not available. This sketch is still considered to be lost.
S01 E03Oct 15, 1955
Lost Baby Oct 15, 1955 Ralph gets a taste of fatherhood when he finds an abandoned baby on the bus. This episode features the first of many times Ralph & Ed would do the filling of the rubber glove with milk trick to use to feed the baby. Of course it's Ralph who ends up with the milk splashed on him.
S01 E04Oct 22, 1955
Quiz Show Oct 22, 1955 Ralph blames Alice for blowing their chance at the big prize on a radio quiz show. After, when the producers realize they made a mistake and that Alice was right, it's Ralph himself who is put on the spot when it's his chance to save the day.
S01 E05Oct 29, 1955
Masquerade (Question Mark) Oct 29, 1955 Not available. This sketch is still considered lost.
S01 E06Nov 5, 1955
Cold Nov 5, 1955 Ralph has a cold and Alice is nursing him back to health. She slips and tells Ralph that she took out a life insurance policy on him. Ralph has a fit and accuses her of wanting him to die. Alice tells Ralph that she also took one out on her own life. Ralph feels like a dope and apologizes.
S01 E07Nov 12, 1955
Pickles Nov 12, 1955 Alice drags Ralph shopping all over the neighborhood and spends his entire paycheck, leaving him with no allowance. A delivery man brings an anniversary present that Ralph had delivered but he has no money to pay for it. Alice pays for it. Alice starts eating some pickles that she bought. Ralph thinks she's pregnant. Alice tells him that the Doctor just wanted to see if she was allergic to pickles. Ralph is disappointed.
S01 E08Nov 19, 1955
Jellybeans Nov 19, 1955 A local furniture store is having a guess-how-many-jellybeans-are-in-the-jar contest. Ralph wants to win the $100, so he buys a similar jar and thousands of jellybeans. Alice has wanted a dress for weeks that is on sale one last day. Ralph has Norton call the store with his guess and he wins, but the prize isn't cash. It is a $100 gift certificate redeemable only after buying $1,000 worth of furniture. Alice goes to get some money she hid to buy her dress. She discovers it missing and Ralph admits he used it to buy the jellybeans.
S01 E09Nov 26, 1955
Missing Pants Nov 26, 1955 Not available. This sketch is still considered lost.
S01 E10Dec 3, 1955
Six Months To Live Dec 3, 1955 When Ralph finds a letter from a doctor he believes the information in it leaves him with only six months to live. After some time to reflect, it's Alice that explains that the letter is from the vet who has given Alice's mother's dog only six months to live.
S01 E11Dec 10, 1955
Christmas Party Dec 10, 1955 The Kramdems have a Christmas party, and several of Gleason's other characters drop in.This sketch is still considered lost.
S01 E12Dec 17, 1955
Glow Worm Cleaning Dec 17, 1955 Alice has been picked to appear in a magazine ad for Glow Worm sink cleaner. Ralph is against the idea until he thinks that he is going to be in the ad too. An executive from the ad agency tells Ralph that he's not the right type to portray Alice's husband in the ad. Ralph gets steamed but then the executive promises Ralph that he can be in a different ad. Ralph cools off, but only until he hears that he is going to portray someone fat, flabby, and forty. Ralph throws everyone out of the apartment. Ralph realizes that he's been a jealous fool and Alice forgives him.Running time: 9:53 NOTE: A good portion of this episode was colorized for the 1985 special ""The Honeymooners Anniversary Celebration"".
S01 E13Dec 24, 1955
Alice Plays Cupid Dec 24, 1955 Ralph is bringing home George, the traffic manager, for supper. Alice decides to play cupid and invited Henrietta from the Ladies' Auxiliary. Ralph wants to score points with George because a bunch of drivers are being transferred to Staten Island and Ralph doesn't want to be one of them. Henrietta arrives and Ralph labels her a monster. She goes into the bathroom to freshen up and George arrives. Ralph tells him that Alice is playing matchmaker and throws in a few nasty remarks about Henrietta. George appreciates the gesture but tells Ralph that he recently became engaged. Ralph rips into Henrietta some more. Henrietta enters and a dumbfounded George introduces her as his fiancÃ©. As the couple leaves, George makes an appointment with Ralph for the following morning to discuss a Staten Island transfer.
S01 E14Dec 31, 1955
Suspense Dec 31, 1955 Alice is in the bedroom rehearsing for a play with Trixie in which a woman plots to kill her husband. Ralph and Ed walk in and overhear them. Ralph thinks she wants to kill him. The Nortons leave and Ralph tells Alice that he overheard her in the bedroom. She thinks that Ralph knows she was rehearsing for the play, and is just against her acting. She catches on to what Ralph thinks when she puts a vitamin in his juice and he accuses her of trying to poison him. Alice ""confesses"" and says that if she can't kill him, she'll kill herself, and drinks the juice. Ralph is hysterical, thinking that he is about to lose Alice. Alice ""recovers"" and tells Ralph the truth. Ralph threatens to beat her up, but she reminds him how he was acting a few minutes ago, saying that she's his whole world. Ralph kisses her.
S01 E15Jan 7, 1956
Lost Job Jan 7, 1956 The Kramdens and Nortons planned a dinner date at the Royal Chinese Gardens. Alice finds a pink slip in Ralph's pay envelope. Ralph is angry and reminisces about his 12 years as a bus driver. Alice offers to hock her wedding ring and get a job. Ralph says she should live at her mother's house so he can go out of town to find a job. In walks Dutch, the guy who stuffs the pay envelopes at the bus company. He's ready to go bowling with Ralph but Ralph would rather go bowling on his head. Dutch explains to Ralph that he used the pink slip as scrap paper and if he turned it over, he would have seen the note about going bowling. Ralph, being relieved, declines the offer due to his dinner date.
S01 E16Jan 14, 1956
Anniversary Gift Jan 14, 1956 It's the Kramdens anniversary and Alice gave Ralph $25 to buy a suede coat that he wants. Ralph has bought Alice a box for hairpins made out of 2000 matches glued together. They decide to exchange gifts but before Ralph can give Alice hers, Trixie comes in and gives Alice the same gift. Not knowing what to do, Ralph tells Alice that her gift is going to be delivered. While Ralph and Norton try to figure out where to get money for another gift, a delivery man comes with a package for a neighbor, Mrs. O'Leary, and asks if he can leave it there since she is not home. Alice comes in and snatches the package from Ralph, thinking that it's her anniversary present. Alice opens the box and finds a dress. While she is trying it on, Mrs. O'Leary comes looking for her package, and sees Alice wearing her dress. She demands an explaination. To avoid a scene, Ralph pays the neighbor for the dress with the money that Alice him for the suede coat.
S01 E17Jan 21, 1956
Income Tax Jan 21, 1956 Ralph is filling out his tax return but is going crazy because he doesn't know what he's doing. Finally, he figures out that he owes Uncle Sam $15. The only money Ralph has saved up is exactly $15 which he refuses to use for anything else but a new bowling ball. A neighborhood priest comes in asking for donations for the poor and shames Ralph into giving him the $15 he was saving. Ralph then does a speech of what a great country America is.
S01 E18Jan 28, 1956
Alice's Aunt Ethel Jan 28, 1956 Alice's Aunt Ethel arrives for a short stay but, according to Ralph, she is packing more luggage than someone leaving for Africa. As always, Ralph gets the short end of the stick and has to sleep in the kitchen. Norton and Ralph try to figure out how to get rid of her and Ralph stages a phony backache - yelling and screaming in pain. Alice and Aunt Ethel come out of the bedroom to find out what happened and Ralph tells her that his back hurts and that he has to sleep on a comfortable bed to get better. Aunt Ethel was just about to leave for Cousin Mildred's but she decides to stay and help nurse Ralph back to health. She tells him that in order for his back to get better, he has to sleep on the hard kitchen floor, not a soft bed.
S01 E19Feb 4, 1956
Ralph Kramden, Inc. Feb 4, 1956 The Kramdens and Nortons have just been to the movies. Alice tells Ralph that she wishes he would be more like Ronald Coleman. Ralph replies that he'd be more like Coleman if Alice was more like Lana Turner. Then Alice says that she liked the other actress in the movie better, but can't remember her name. Ralph can't remember her name either and now he can't sleep until he thinks of the name. All the noise keeps Ed awake and he comes down to see what's going on. He can't remember her name either so he leans out the window trying to read the sign on the theater. A cop comes to the door and tells Ralph that if the noise doesn't stop, he's going to wind up in front of a judge. That's it! says Ralph. Arline Judge is the actress's name.
S01 E20Feb 11, 1956
Lunchbox Feb 11, 1956 Ralph comes home from work complaining about the food that Alice packed him for lunch. He says the food was not only horrible but there also wasn't enough of it. Frankie, another bus driver, shows up and tells Ralph that their lunchboxes somehow got mixed up and that they ended up with each other's lunch. Frankie raves about the gourmet feast that Alice had packed.
S01 E21Feb 18, 1956
Easter Hats Feb 18, 1956 No synopsis available. Running time: 9:50. NOTE: This episode aired only once. This is the 5th of 7 episodes that are considered ""Still Lost"". The 7 episodes are: 2. ""The Turkey"", 6. ""Question Mark"", 11. ""Missing Pants"", 12. ""Honeymooners Christmas Party"" 1952 (one reel found - MPI may release), 21. ""Easter Hats"", 27. ""Alice's Birthday"" & 45. ""The Fortune Teller"" (half show found - MPI may release).This information is according to the book ""The Honeymooners Lost Episodes"" by Donna McCrohan and Peter Crescenti. According to this book, these episodes were found, but are in too poor condition to release. Hopefully with todays technology, someone will be able to fix these prints and one day we'll have them to savor.
S01 E22Feb 25, 1956
Hot Tip Feb 25, 1956 Ralph, Alice, and Ed are going to the racetrack. When word gets out, a bunch of people ask Ralph to place bets for them. When word about the bets gets around the neighborhood, the police suspect Ralph of being a bookie. Ralph and Norton panic, and Norton tells Ralph to eat the list that he wrote the bets on. Alice tells the cop that the list will prove Ralph's innocence and Ralph discovers that he didn't eat the list after all. The cop is convinced and leaves. Running time: 11:10
S01 E23Mar 3, 1956
Norton Moves In Mar 3, 1956 The Nortons have had their apartment painted and they can't stand the smell of paint. Trixie comes down at 3am and asks if they can stay down there for the night. Ralph ends up sleeping in the kitchen with Ed on a cot that collapses as soon as Ralph lays down. Norton then decides to smoke a cigarette and accidently drops the match under the covers. Ralph is burnt and then he brutally insults Norton and throws him and Trixie out. Alice reminds Ralph of all the favors that Norton has done for him and Ralph decides to go up and apoligize to him. In comes Norton, who was standing right outside the door. Running time: 12:02
S01 E24Mar 10, 1956
Ralph's Diet Mar 10, 1956 Mrs. Raferty is throwing a surprise party for her husband and while Ralph isn't home, she asks Alice to hide the turkey and cake in her apartment. She asks the Kramdens to attend the party but Alice says no because Ralph is on a diet and all the food would be too tempting. The diet is driving Ralph crazy. For dinner, Alice made him a raw vegetable salad. He tries to get his mind off food, so he turns on the radio but hears a commercial for fried chicken and puts his fist through it. Alice leaves and Ralph discovers the cake and turkey that Alice hid in the bureau drawer. He goes into an eating frenzy and tears apart the tukey and cake. Alice offers to replace the food and Ralph gets to finish his feast after promising Alice that he'll begin a new diet tomorrow. Running time: 11:30
S01 E25Mar 17, 1956
Dinner Guest Mar 17, 1956 Ralph invited Freddie Muller and his wife over for dinner. Freddie is in charge of giving out the upcoming promotions at the bus company so Ralph is trying to make a pitch for himself. The only problem is that every time Ralph tries to speak to Freddie about the promotions, Alice interupts before Ralph can say anything. Alice turns on the radio and they all start dancing the mambo. Norton comes in and reminds Alice that Trixie was waiting for her to go to a club meeting that night. The Mullers go home and Ralph balls out Alice for not giving him a chance to speak about the promotion. Freddie comes back because his wife forgot her purse and, upon leaving, tells Ralph that all the other bus drivers invited him over only to talk about the promotions. He thanks Ralph for not bringing it up. It looks like Ralph is gonna get his promotion after all. Running time: 9:45
S01 E26Mar 24, 1956
Manager of the Baseball Team Mar 24, 1956 Alice is worried because Ralph is late getting home from work. When he finally comes home, he's carrying gifts for Alice and Norton along with champagne. Ralph thinks he is getting promoted to manager of the bus company. Ralph goes out to buy cold cuts and beer. While he's out, a telegram arrives stating that Ralph has been appointed as manager of the company baseball team. Ralph hears the news but Alice consoles him. Running time: 9:50NOTE: This sketch was remade on 6/1/57. The remade sketch is the last Gleason, Carney, Meadows & Randolph sketch.
S01 E27Mar 31, 1956
Alice's Birthday Mar 31, 1956 No synopsis available. Running time: 14:50. NOTE: This episode aired only once. This is the 6th of 7 episodes that are considered ""Still Lost"". The 7 episodes are: 2. ""The Turkey"", 6. ""Question Mark"", 11. ""Missing Pants"", 12. ""Honeymooners Christmas Party"" 1952 (one reel found - MPI may release), 21. ""Easter Hats"", 27. ""Alice's Birthday"" & 45. ""The Fortune Teller"" (half show found - MPI may release).This information is according to the book ""The Honeymooners Lost Episodes"" by Donna McCrohan and Peter Crescenti. According to this book, these episodes were found, but are in too poor condition to release. Hopefully with todays technology, someone will be able to fix these prints and one day we'll have them to savor.
S01 E28Apr 7, 1956
Dorsey Brothers Show Apr 7, 1956 Not available. This sketch is still considered lost.
S01 E29Apr 14, 1956
Prowler Apr 14, 1956 A prowler has been spotted in the building. Alice is so scared that she can't sleep, so she makes Ralph stay up with her and barricade the door. Norton comes banging on the door and scares them. Trixie comes down to get Norton. Next thing you know, the prowler climbs in through the Kramden's window and hits Ralph on the head. Ralph gets knocked out and Alice screams. The police hear the screams and come in and arrest the prowler. Ralph recovers and tells Alice that as long as he's around, she has nothing to worry about. Running time: 11:03
S01 E30Apr 21, 1956
Guest Speaker Apr 21, 1956 Ralph got a message that he has to speak at the next Racoon. He has a fit because Alice took his uniform pants to the cleaners and he has nothing to wear. Ralph writes a speech and tries to memorize it but Alice and Trixie keep interupting him. George Williams, the head of the lodge, enters and gives Ralph a note saying that at the meeting he is to introduce Brother Williams. Alice tells Ralph that he's the #1 Racoon in their house. Running time: 13:31
S01 E31Apr 28, 1956
Vacation at Fred's Landing Apr 28, 1956 The Kramdens amd the Nortons are going on vacation. The girls want to go to Atlantic City. However the guys want to go to Fred's Landing.
S01 E32May 5, 1956
Glow Worm Cleaning Powder May 5, 1956 Alice has been picked to appear in a magazine ad for Glow Worm sink cleaner. Ralph is against the idea until he thinks that he is going to be in the ad too. An executive from the ad agency tells Ralph that he's not the right type to portray Alice's husband in the ad. Ralph gets steamed but then the executive promises Ralph that he can be in a different ad. Ralph cools off, but only until he hears that he is going to portray someone fat, flabby, and forty. Ralph throws everyone out of the apartment. Ralph realizes that he's been a jealous fool and Alice forgives him.
S01 E33May 12, 1956
Unconventional Behavior May 12, 1956 Ed handcuffs himself to Ralph on their way to the Raccoon convention.
S01 E34May 19, 1956
The Safety Award May 19, 1956 Ralph has an accident on his way to receiving a "Safest Bus Driver" award.
S01 E35May 26, 1956
Mind Your Own Business May 26, 1956 Ed sells irons after Ralph's advice gets him fired from his sewer job. When Ed lies about how much money he's making so that the Kramdens don't feel bad, Ralph also considers selling irons.
S01 E36Jun 2, 1956
Alice and the Blonde Jun 2, 1956 Alice and Trixie believe their husbands are neglecting them.
S01 E37Sep 8, 1956
The Bensonhurst Bomber Sep 8, 1956 Ralph gets into an argument at the pool hall and has to fight a large man at the gym. So he arranges to pretend to knock out a larger man in order to scare the other one.
S01 E38Sep 15, 1956
Dial J for Janitor Sep 15, 1956 Ralph takes on a job as janitor of his building.
S01 E39Sep 22, 1956
A Man's Pride Sep 22, 1956 Ralph tells Alice's ex-boyfriend that he runs things at the bus company.