- Number of Discs: 3
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 7 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: June 27, 2006
- Originally Released: 1966
- Label: Mpi Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Join "The Honeymooners" as they take their famous "Trip to Europe"...and this time they travel in color. Originally performed during the 1956-57 season over eight shows, their journey now is introduced by the 1954 "Box Top Kid" sketch, revamped as the new "In 25 Words Or Less" in which Ralph and Ed win their trip.
"The Jackie Gleason Show" kicked off the 1966-67 season by bringing back "The Honeymooners," but with a few changes: the show was in color, musical performances were added and, in addition to Art Carney returning as Ed Norton, Sheila MacRae and Jane Kean joined the cast as Alice and Trixie.
"The Color Honeymooners: Collection 1" includes nine, one-hour episodes of "The Jackie Gleason Show" digitally re-mastered and unedited. Included are Gleason's glamorous Glea Girls, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear & His Orchestra and announcer Johnny Olson.
Jackie Gleason began hosting his long-running variety show, THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, in 1952. His hilarious characters, comic monologues, and repartee with guests were an immediate hit with American audiences. Among his most popular characters was know-it-all Ralph Cramden--so much so that Gleason eventually gave the pugnacious Brooklynite his own series, THE HONEYMOONERS. This collection presents nine episodes from the show's 1966 to 1970 run, also known as THE COLOR HONEYMOONERS.
Description by MPI Home Video:
The Color Honeymooners (A/K/A The Jackie Gleason Show), a top-rated comedy/variety program aired from 1966-70 on CBS-TV, marking the final weekly TV show for "The Great One."
Reprising their famous characters from The Honeymooners, the cast was led by Jackie Gleason and Art Carney. Newcomer Sheila MacRae and Jean Kean played long-suffering wives Alice and Trixie. The show's format was a clever combination of new comedy sketches, coupled with classic Honeymooners bits.
Regulars included Gleason's glamorous Glea Girls; The June Taylor Dancers; Sammy Spear and His Orchestra, and announcer, Johnny Olsen.
Comedians / Comediennes |
Sketch Comedy |
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