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 the know-it-all Ralph Cramden--so much so that Gleason eventually gave the pugnacious Brooklynite his own series, THE HONEYMOONERS. This collection presents eight 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 the sun and fun capital of the world - Miami Beach!" on Saturday night from 1966-70 on CBS-TV. This long-running series marked the final weekly TV show for "The Great One."
Reprising their famous characters from The Honeymooners, the cast was led by Jackie Gleason (Ralph Kramden) and Art Carney (Ed Norton). Newcomers Sheila MacRae and Jane Kean played long-suffering wives Alice and Trixie. Like popular variety series of the time, the show's format was a clever combination of new comedy sketches coupled with classic Honeymooners bits. Plenty of big name guest stars and a generous helping of singing and dancing rounded out the hour.
Regulars included Gleason's glamorous Glea-Girls; the June Taylor Dancers; Sammy Spear and His Orchestra, and announcer, Johnny Olson.
Classic Television |
Television / TV Series |
Television Programs |
Television Shows |