"The Honeymooners" is a television classic that will live on forever. Jackie Gleason is loved for his portrayal of Ralph Kramden and known for his unique and entertaining personality. The show offered a great look into the life of the average person in the 1950s when the show aired, something that other television shows had never done before. Do you think you're the biggest fan of the show? It's time to prove it!
If you know all about the lives of Ralph, Alice, Ed and Trixie, then this is the quiz for you. The four characters made for one incredible and memorable television show. If you can name things about them, such as their occupations, things that they did or other fun facts, then we're sure that you'll ace this quiz. You'll have to think back to all of the episodes and sketches. Did you know that the full episodes only total 39? They call them the "Original 39." The sketches aired on different television shows before and after.
So, if you want to call yourself the ultimate "Honeymooners" fan, then there's one thing left for you to do. Take the quiz to see if you can earn the bragging rights!
Hard-working and living in New York City, what did Ed Norton do for a living?
He worked with orphaned children.
He worked in a bank.
He worked in the sewers.
While Ralph worked above ground, Ed was found underground in the sewers. Despite working very different jobs, the two managed to get together to try and make some more cash.
What borough can you find the famous Kramden apartment in today?
Jackie Gleason and his character Ralph Kramden both lived at the same address. 328 Chauncey Street was the address of Jackie's childhood home in Brooklyn. While the show wasn't filmed there, Jackie used it as inspiration for the set.
In addition to "Cavalcade of Stars," "The Honeymooners" aired on what show before becoming its own?
"The Colgate Comedy Hour"
"Texaco Star Theatre"
"The Jackie Gleason Show"
The sketches aired on a few different television shows, including "The Jackie Gleason Show" and "Cavalcade of Stars." They went back to being aired on "The Jackie Gleason Show" after one season as a stand-alone show.
In one episode, Ed was known to be a sleepwalker. The gang had to figure out how to stop Ed from sleepwalking, because he was not only leaving his own apartment, but he was also entering Ralph and Alice's!
Ralph was always in some type of unfortunate situation, especially during the time that he injured his back. He skipped dinner with Alice's mother and had to have a physical examination the next day at work. He really got himself into a situation!
After losing his job, Ed had to find another way to make money. He resorted to selling irons door-to-door, which Ralph started to become interested in after witnessing how well it was going for his friend.
Which item never made a return after being the focus of an episode?
All of the above
Think of the show as almost being reset at the start of every episode. No episode picked up where the previous one left off, meaning that many items that were prominent in one episode were never seen again.
Ralph and Ed were both members of a club which charged monthly dues. Ralph was often in debt to the club, which was known as the Raccoon Lodge. You might remember the outfits that they wore when attending club meetings!
What signal did "The Honeymooners" actors use to indicate that they forgot their lines?
A hand on their stomach
Jackie Gleason liked to go over the lines only one time before the filming of the show. If someone forgot their lines, they put their hand on their stomach so that the others knew and could help them out.
In one episode, Ralph was under the impression that he only had six months to live. What did he read that made him think this?
A veterinary report
Ralph always had a knack for getting into misunderstandings, and this was no different. He read a veterinary report that said Alice's mother's dog only had six months to live, but he thought the report was about him.
Ralph was very lucky to be put into the will of a woman on his bus route. But it turned out to be bittersweet for Ralph, who only got a bird named Fortune that the woman left behind, rather than money.
Why were the Nortons living with the Kramdens at one time?
They were evicted.
The landlord needed to stay there for a week.
Their apartment was being painted.
The Kramdens opened their home to their good friends, the Nortons, while their apartment was being painted. However, none of them could sleep, due to the fumes of the paint, a collapsing cot and other misfortunes.