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This article provides a list of all known episodes of The Honeymooners, both as a sketch and as the television series.

The Honeymooners aired as a half-hour series for the 1955-1956 season. There were 39 episodes, often referred to as the "Classic 39." They are all available on VHS and DVD.

7 sketches were known to have aired in the 1951-1952 season on DuMont's Cavalcade of Stars. These have never been released on home video but were shown as part of two specials on the Disney Channel in 1993.

103 sketches were known to have aired between 1952 and 1957 on CBS' The Jackie Gleason Show. Known as the "Lost Episodes," 76 and 78 of them have been released on DVD and VHS, respectively. The remainder have not been released for various reasons, including: 1) Some are still lost or only in the hands of private collectors; 2) Some are incomplete or are in poor condition; 3) Others have been inexplicably left out even though they exist in good condition.


Cavalcade of Stars: 1951–52

The following is a listing of "Honeymooners" sketches that aired during the 1951-1952 season of Cavalcade of Stars on the DuMont Television Network.

# Title Duration Original airdate
01 "Bread" 5:55 October 5, 1951 (1951-10-05)
This is the first ever "Honeymooners" sketch, featuring Pert Kelton as Alice and Art Carney as a cop. 
02 "Razor Blades" 5:02 October 12, 1951 (1951-10-12)
Ralph has his face lathered up and ready for a shave but can’t find his razor blades. 
03 "The New Television Set" 8:24 November 2, 1951 (1951-11-02)
The character debuts of Ed and Trixie Norton, played by Art Carney and Elaine Stritch. 
04 "Ralph Threatens To Leave" 6:24 November 16, 1951 (1951-11-16)
Ralph doesn’t like the “vegetable meat loaf” Alice has prepared for his dinner and starts an argument. 
05 "Ring Salesman" 8:43 December 7, 1951 (1951-12-07)
Joyce Randolph takes over as Trixie Norton. 
06 "Quiz Show" 12:09 December 14, 1951 (1951-12-14)
Ralph and Alice come home with a year’s supply of Krinkly Krax cereal that they’ve won as a consolation prize on a radio quiz show. 
07 "Christmas Party" 36:49 December 21, 1951 (1951-12-21)
The last existing DuMont "Honeymooners" sketch. 

The Jackie Gleason Show: 1952–53

The following is a listing of "Honeymooners" sketches that aired during the first season of The Jackie Gleason Show on CBS.

# Title Duration Original airdate
01 "The New Bowling Ball" 8:45 September 20, 1952 (1952-09-20)
Ralph's new bowling ball gets stuck on his finger. This is the first Honeymooners sketch with the Gleason/Carney/Meadows/Randolph cast. 
02 "The Turkey" 11:10 September 27, 1952 (1952-09-27)
Not available. This sketch is still considered to be lost. 
03 "Lost Baby" 10:30 October 11, 1952 (1952-10-11)
Ralph and Ed care for an abandoned baby found on the bus. 
04 "Quiz Show" 12:15 October 18, 1952 (1952-10-18)
Ralph and Alice are contestants on a radio quiz show. 
05 "Question Mark (a.k.a. Masquerade)" 9:25 October 25, 1952 (1952-10-25)
Not available. This sketch is still considered lost. 
06 "The Cold" 7:47 November 1, 1952 (1952-11-01)
While nursing Ralph to health, Alice reveals she has taken out an insurance policy on him. 
07 "Pickles" 7:08 November 8, 1952 (1952-11-08)
Alice starts eating pickles after a doctor's visit, leading Ralph to think she's pregnant. 
08 "Jellybeans" 8:18 November 22, 1952 (1952-11-22)
Ralph buys thousands of jelly beans in the hopes of winning a $100 prize. 
09 "Missing Pants" 10:10 December 6, 1952 (1952-12-06)
Not available. This sketch is still considered lost. 
10 "Six Months To Live" 13:22 December 13, 1952 (1952-12-13)
Ralph mistakenly believes that he has six months to live. 
11 "Christmas Party" n/a December 20, 1952 (1952-12-20)
The Kramdems have a Christmas party, and several of Gleason's other characters drop in. 
12 "Glow Worm Cleaning" 9:53 January 3, 1953 (1953-01-03)
Alice is offered the chance to appear in a magazine ad, but Ralph is jealous. 
13 "Alice Plays Cupid" 11:55 January 17, 1953 (1953-01-17)
Ralph sabotages Alice's efforts to play matchmaker between a friend of hers and Ralph's traffic manager from work. 
14 "Suspense" 10:38 January 24, 1953 (1953-01-24)
When Ralph overhears Alice rehearsing for a play, he becomes convinced she wants to kill him. 
15 "Lost Job" 8:58 January 31, 1953 (1953-01-31)
Ralph finds a pink slip in his paycheck. 
16 "Anniversary Gift" 10:17 February 21, 1953 (1953-02-21)
Ralph scrambles to find Alice a new anniversary gift after she gets the same gift from Trixie. 
17 "Income Tax" 10:37 March 7, 1953 (1953-03-07)
Ralph owes the IRS $15, exactly the amount of money he has saved for a new bowling ball. 
18 "Alice's Aunt Ethel" 8:34 March 14, 1953 (1953-03-14)
When Alice's aunt arrives for a visit, Ralph is forced to sleep in the kitchen. 
19 "What's Her Name?" 7:02 March 21, 1953 (1953-03-21)
Ralph and Alice struggle to remember the name of an actress from a movie they just watched. It was revealed: LANA TURNER 
20 "Lunchbox" 9:08 March 28, 1953 (1953-03-28)
Ralph gripes about the lunch Alice packed for him, only to find out he had someone else's lunchbox. 
21 "Easter Hats" 9:50 April 4, 1953 (1953-04-04)
Not available. This sketch is still considered lost. 
22 "Hot Tips" 11:10 April 11, 1953 (1953-04-11)
Ralph is accused of being a bookie when he starts collecting bets for people before going to the racetrack. 
23 "Norton Moves In" 12:02 April 18, 1953 (1953-04-18)
The Nortons stay with the Kramdens while their apartment is being painted. 
24 "Ralph's Diet" 11:30 April 25, 1953 (1953-04-25)
The Rafferty's, were planning a surprise party but, Alice turned down the invitation because, Ralph is on a diet. The diet, is making Ralph unbearable, and Alice hides the food because, it would be tempting until later, Ralph sees Chocolate Cake in the drawer and grabs a hunk of it, and the turkey. Ralph promised Alice, he would be back on his diet the next day. 
25 "Dinner Guest" 9:45 May 2, 1953 (1953-05-02)
Alice interrupts all of Ralph's attempts to discuss a promotion with a coworker. 
26 "Manager of the Baseball Team" 9:50 May 9, 1953 (1953-05-09)
Ralph is about to be named manager of the bus company's baseball team, but he think he's going to be named manager of the company. 
27 "Alice's Birthday" 14:50 May 16, 1953 (1953-05-16)
Not available. This sketch is still considered lost. 
28 "Dorsey Brothers Show" n/a May 23, 1953 (1953-05-23)
Not available. This sketch is still considered lost. 
29 "The Prowler" 11:03 June 6, 1953 (1953-06-06)
Ralph tries his best to protect Alice from a neighborhood prowler. 
30 "Guest Speaker" 13:31 June 13, 1953 (1953-06-13)
Ralph frets after being asked to speak at the next Raccoon Lodge meeting. 
31 "Vacation at Fred's Landing" 31:21 June 27, 1953 (1953-06-27)
The Kramdens and Nortons go fishing, and are miserable the whole time. 

The Jackie Gleason Show: 1953–54

The following is a listing of "Honeymooners" sketches that aired during the second season of The Jackie Gleason Show on CBS.

# Title Duration Original airdate
01 "Bus Accident (a.k.a. Sprained Thumb)" 12:30 September 19, 1953 (1953-09-19)
Ralph sprains his thumb in a minor bus accident, then demands round-the-clock medical care from Alice. 
02 "Lucky Number" 17:02 September 26, 1953 (1953-09-26)
Ralph wins a $1000 prize at a baseball game he skipped work to attend. 
03 "Hot Dog Stand" 34:49 October 10, 1953 (1953-10-10)
Ralph and Norton try to collect enough money to open a hot dog stand in New Jersey
04 "Two Tickets to the Fight" 10:41 October 24, 1953 (1953-10-24)
Ralph and Norton's plans to attend a boxing match are upset when Alice's uncle George pays a visit. 
05 "Halloween Party" 9:12 October 31, 1953 (1953-10-31)
Ralph ruins his tuxedo for a Halloween party at the bus company, not realizing that it's not a costume party. 
06 "Champagne and Caviar" 10:45 November 7, 1953 (1953-11-07)
By impressing his boss too much, Ralph unwittingly blows his chance at a raise. 
07 "Letter to the Boss" 32:29 November 14, 1953 (1953-11-14)
Ralph writes a nasty letter to his boss after he thinks he's been fired. There are funny moments: Ralph's faint spells #1 Break dance style, and falls flat onto Mr. Marshall's office floor. #2 Cartwheel faint 
08 "Finger Man" 11:42 November 28, 1953 (1953-11-28)
Ralph becomes a hero after helping to apprehend a wanted killer, but panics when the killer escapes from jail. 
09 "Santa and the Bookies" 34:05 December 12, 1953 (1953-12-12)
Ralph takes a job as a sidewalk Santa to earn extra money, but it turns out to be a front for illegal bookmakers
10 "Christmas Party" 37:23 December 19, 1953 (1953-12-19)
Alice sends Ralph out for potato salad, and the Kramdens' apartment is visited by a host of colorful characters (most played by Jackie Gleason). 
11 "New Year's Eve Party" 36:33 December 26, 1953 (1953-12-26)
Ralph has no intention of going out on New Year's Eve, until the Kramdens and Nortons receive an invitation from The Dorsey Brothers
12 "This Is Your Life" 39:48 January 16, 1954 (1954-01-16)
Ralph's jealousy ruins his shot at an appearance on This Is Your Life
13 "Cottage For Sale" 39:25 January 23, 1954 (1954-01-23)
Ralph and Norton convince their wives to let them buy a cottage in the country, but it turns out to be a nightmare. 
14 "Lawsuit" 15:00 March 27, 1954 (1954-03-27)
After breaking his leg in a bus accident, Ralph tries to sue the bus company. 
15 "The Fortune Teller" n/a April 3, 1954 (1954-04-03)
Not available. This sketch is still considered lost. 
16 "The Next Champ" 37:17 April 10, 1954 (1954-04-10)
Ralph decides to manage a young boxer, who ends up moving in with the Kramdens. 
17 "Stand-In for Murder" 40:37 April 17, 1954 (1954-04-17)
Ralph is offered a phony job as an insurance executive, so that he can be killed instead of a Mob boss who looks just like him. (Unfinished Episode.) 
18 "Move Uptown" 36:40 April 24, 1954 (1954-04-24)
Ralph tries to get kicked out of his apartment so he can rent a nicer one in The Bronx
19 "The Man in the Blue Suit" 32:55 May 1, 1954 (1954-05-01)
When Alice gives away a jacket that contains Ralph's poker winnings, he and Norton scheme to get it back. 
20 "Hair-Raising Tale" 37:13 May 8, 1954 (1954-05-08)
Ralph and Norton get suckered into buying the formula for a miracle hair restorer. 
21 "Boxtop Kid" 40:10 May 22, 1954 (1954-05-22)
Ralph wins a trip to Europe by penning a new slogan for Slim-O Bread, but loses it when they find out he didn't lose weight eating it. 
22 "Two Men on a Horse" 37:58 May 29, 1954 (1954-05-29)
Ralph gets elected treasurer of the Raccoon Lodge, and promptly loses $200 of their money. He and Norton head to the race track and invent a scheme to win it all back. 
23 "Good Bye Aunt Ethel" 41:24 June 5, 1954 (1954-06-05)
This is an expanded version of a sketch that was originally broadcast on March 14, 1953. The longer storyline involves Ralph's plan to get Aunt Ethel out of his home by marrying her off to the local butcher. 
24 "Vacation at Fred's Landing" 30:52 June 19, 1954 (1954-06-19)
This is another version of a sketch that was originally broadcast on June 27, 1953. 

The Jackie Gleason Show: 1954–55

The following is a listing of "Honeymooners" sketches that aired during the third season of The Jackie Gleason Show on CBS.

# Title Duration Original airdate
01 "Ralph's Sweet Tooth" 35:39 September 25, 1954 (1954-09-25)
Ralph has been selected to appear on a live commercial for Choosy Chews candy bars, but he develops a toothache (that becomes exceptionally painful when he bites into one of the bars) the night before the broadcast. 
02 "Game Called On Account Of Marriage" 33:50 October 2, 1954 (1954-10-02)
Ralph has tickets to the World Series, but Alice demands that he attend her sister's wedding on the same day. 
03 "Love Letter" 37:46 October 16, 1954 (1954-10-16)
This first version of the sketch is the most recently discovered (in 2004) "Honeymooners" sketch. 
04 "The People's Choice" 40:01 October 23, 1954 (1954-10-23)
When Ralph becomes a local hero after helping to nab an escaped convict, he is seduced by a couple of crooked political bosses into running for the city council. 
05 "Halloween Party For The Boss" 11:50 October 30, 1954 (1954-10-30)
A remake of the previous season's "Halloween Party." 
06 "Battle Of The Sexes" 35:28 November 13, 1954 (1954-11-13)
Ed moves in with Ralph and Alice moves in with Trixie after domestic battles in the Kramden and Norton households. 
07 "Teamwork Beat The Clock" 32:08 November 20, 1954 (1954-11-20)
Ralph and Alice are contestants on Beat the Clock. Bud Collyer guest stars. 
08 "Brother-in-Law" 34:47 November 27, 1954 (1954-11-27)
Bad advice from Ralph's brother-in-law results in the Kramdens and Nortons investing in a run-down hotel. 
09 "Songwriters" 35:54 December 11, 1954 (1954-12-11)
Ralph and Norton form a songwriting partnership. 
10 "Santa And The Bookies" n/a December 18, 1954 (1954-12-18)
This second version of the sketch is still considered lost. 
11 "Kramden vs. Norton" 33:55 January 15, 1955 (1955-01-15)
Ralph sues Ed over ownership of a television set Ed won in a movie theatre raffle. 
12 "A Promotion" 38:57 January 22, 1955 (1955-01-22)
Ralph finally receives a promotion (he's now the second assistant cashier to the head cashier of the bus company), but a mishap causes him to be labeled as a thief after his first day on the job. 
13 "The Hypnotist" 38:23 January 29, 1955 (1955-01-29)
Ralph asks a fellow Raccoon, who is a hypnotist, to get Alice to show him her stash of money so that he may take it to the Raccoon convention in Chicago. 
14 "Cupid" 39:21 February 5, 1955 (1955-02-05)
Ralph tries to help out a lonely old friend by setting him up with a blind date, but the gossip grapevine leads Alice to believe that Ralph is trying to land dates for himself. 
15 "A Little Man Who Wasn't There" 38:07 February 12, 1955 (1955-02-12)
Ralph sees a psychiatrist in an effort to control his short temper, but he is dismayed when the doctor suggests the best cure would be to sever his friendship with Norton. 
16 "Hero" 39:45 February 19, 1955 (1955-02-19)
Ralph's big mouth lands him in trouble again when he makes idle boasts to a fatherless boy who idolizes him. 
17 "The Great Jewel Robbery" 37:30 February 26, 1955 (1955-02-26)
Ralph takes up a collection to buy an expensive watch as a wedding present for his boss's daughter, but Alice finds the watch and thinks it's an anniversary present for her. 
18 "Peacemaker" 35:15 March 5, 1955 (1955-03-05)
Ralph loses a night's sleep trying to patch up a quarrel between Ed and Trixie. 
19 "The Adoption" 37:05 March 26, 1955 (1955-03-26)
Ralph and Alice adopt a baby in one of the most highly regarded episodes of all time. 
20 "Stars Over Flatbush" 37:05 April 2, 1955 (1955-04-02)
Ralph and Norton take an interest in astrology, and it affects every decision Ralph makes. 
21 "One Big Happy Family" 37:38 April 9, 1955 (1955-04-09)
The Kramdens and Nortons decide to share an apartment in order to save living expenses. 
22 "A Weighty Problem" 48:09 April 16, 1955 (1955-04-16)
Ralph must lose weight fast in order to pass a bus company physical. 
23 "Boys And Girls Together" 36:30 April 23, 1955 (1955-04-23)
The wives demand that the boys spend more time with them, so Ralph and Norton scheme to exhaust the girls with a wild night on the town. 
24 "Principle Of The Thing" 34:09 April 30, 1955 (1955-04-30)
When the building landlord (Jack Benny in a surprise cameo) refuses to make repairs to the Kramden apartment, Ralph withholds the rent money and spends it on some garish redecorating. 
25 "Songs And Witty Sayings" 38:39 May 14, 1955 (1955-05-14)
The husbands and wives rehearse separate acts for a local talent show. Among the highlights of the boys' act is a tribute to Laurel & Hardy. 
26 "Letter To The Boss" n/a May 21, 1955 (1955-05-21)
This second version of the sketch is still considered lost. 
27 "Stand-In For Murder" n/a June 4, 1955 (1955-06-04)
This second version of the sketch is still considered lost. 

The "Classic 39": 1955–56

The Honeymooners debuted as a standalone half-hour series on October 1, 1955, and lasted for 39 episodes.

# Title Writer(s) Original airdate
01 "TV or Not TV" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone October 1, 1955 (1955-10-01)
Ralph and Norton split the cost of a TV, but then fights over which television show to watch. 
02 "Funny Money" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone October 8, 1955 (1955-10-08)
Ralph finds a suitcase full of counterfeit money and goes on a spending spree. 
03 "The Golfer" A.J. Russell and Herbert Finn October 15, 1955 (1955-10-15)
Ralph needs to bone up on becoming a good golfer to impress his boss. 
04 "A Woman's Work Is Never Done" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone October 22, 1955 (1955-10-22)
Ralph and Alice hire a maid to ease Alice's burden of housework. 
05 "A Matter of Life and Death" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone October 29, 1955 (1955-10-29)
Ralph mistakens himself that he has six months to live, when he sees the vet's report on his mother-in-law's sick dog. 
06 "The Sleepwalker" A.J. Russell and Herbert Finn November 5, 1955 (1955-11-05)
Ralph was forced to deal with a sleepwalking Norton. 
07 "Better Living Through TV" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone November 12, 1955 (1955-11-12)
Ralph devises a get-rich-quick scheme – selling Handy Housewife Helpers on TV. 
08 "Pal o' Mine" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka November 19, 1955 (1955-11-19)
Ralph finds a gift from Norton that he thinks is for him, but soon discovers otherwise. And when he does find out, his friendship with Norton had been jeopardized, and finally came to his senses. 
09 "Brother Ralph" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone November 26, 1955 (1955-11-26)
Alice is forced to find a job after Ralph is temporarily laid off from a union strike at the bus company. But to get the job, Alice has to claim that Ralph is her brother, because a lot of employers don't like to hire married women because of their commitments to home and family. Ralph gets jealous when he realizes that Alice's boss is interested in her. 
10 "Hello, Mom" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone December 3, 1955 (1955-12-03)
Ralph's foul mood was worsened when he finds out that Alice's mother is coming for a visit until, it's revealed in the end that it's his mother who was coming for a visit. 
11 "The Deciding Vote" A.J. Russell and Herbert Finn December 10, 1955 (1955-12-10)
Ralph blames Norton when he loses an election for Raccoon Lodge convention manager by one vote. 
12 "Something Fishy" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka December 17, 1955 (1955-12-17)
Ralph and Norton want to go fishing with their fellow lodge members, but without their wives, who, meanwhile, won't stand for such treatment. 
13 "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone December 24, 1955 (1955-12-24)
Ralph, sells his bowling ball, to get Alice a last minute Christmas gift. 
14 "The Man from Space" A.J. Russell and Herbert Finn December 31, 1955 (1955-12-31)
Ralph wants to attend a costume party as Henry VIII, but is forced to improvise when he can't get the money to rent the costume. 
15 "A Matter of Record" A.J. Russell and Herbert Finn January 7, 1956 (1956-01-07)
Ralph, throws Alice's mother out of the apartment, Alice soon followed. In a last ditch effort to win her back, Ralph records an album to apologize reluctantly, to her mother and Alice. 
16 "Oh, My Aching Back" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka January 14, 1956 (1956-01-14)
Ralph, sets up an act to avoid, visiting his step-mother. Then, Ralph injures his back, from bowling. 
17 "The Baby Sitter"
"BEnsonhurst 3-7741"
Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka January 21, 1956 (1956-01-21)
Ralph is furious when Alice has a telephone installed, until he finds out how she paid for it. And then he is madder than mad. 
18 "The $99,000 Answer" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka January 28, 1956 (1956-01-28)
Ralph spends a week learning popular songs to win the jackpot on The $99,000 Answer
19 "Ralph Kramden, Inc." A.J. Russell and Herbert Finn February 4, 1956 (1956-02-04)
Norton invests in Kramden, Inc. and thinks he's about to get rich after Ralph is named in someone's will. Naturally, Norton wants his share, too. 
20 "Young at Heart" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone February 11, 1956 (1956-02-11)
Ralph tries to prove to Alice that he can still do all the things he used to do when they were younger. 
21 "A Dog's Life" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka February 18, 1956 (1956-02-18)
Ralph thinks he's found a great idea for a new food product, not realizing it's actually dog food. 
22 "Here Comes the Bride" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone February 25, 1956 (1956-02-25)
Ralph nearly ruins the imminent marriage between a fellow Raccoon Lodge member and Alice's sister, after he provides some advice to the groom. 
23 "Mama Loves Mambo" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone March 3, 1956 (1956-03-03)
Ralph and Norton have to deal with a new neighbor, who is unwittingly winning their wives' hearts – and their cooking time. 
24 "Please Leave the Premises" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone March 10, 1956 (1956-03-10)
The Kramdens and the Nortons are at war with a rent increase of $5, though the only one who really wants to fight is Ralph. 
25 "Pardon My Glove" A.J. Russell and Herbert Finn March 17, 1956 (1956-03-17)
Alice tries to surprise Ralph for his birthday, but her plans are ruined because of his jealousy. 
26 "Young Man with a Horn" A.J. Russell and Herbert Finn March 24, 1956 (1956-03-24)
Ralph tries to improve himself in the hopes of securing a civil service job. 
27 "Head of the House" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka March 31, 1956 (1956-03-31)
After boasting that he is the boss of his household, Ralph accepts a bet that he can command Alice to cook a special dinner. 
28 "The Worry Wart" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone April 7, 1956 (1956-04-07)
Ralph frets after being asked to come to his local IRS office, to clear a deduction on his past taxes. 
29 "Trapped" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka April 14, 1956 (1956-04-14)
Ralph witnesses a murder and arrives home a nervous wreck. And for good reason: the killers are after him. 
30 "The Loudspeaker" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone April 21, 1956 (1956-04-21)
Thinking he is about to be named Raccoon of the Year, Ralph prepares an acceptance speech. 
31 "On Stage" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka April 28, 1956 (1956-04-28)
When Ralph is asked to take the lead in a play, he lets it go to his head. 
32 "Opportunity Knocks But" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka May 5, 1956 (1956-05-05)
Ralph gets a chance to impress his boss and earn a promotion, but Norton gets the job instead. 
33 "Unconventional Behavior" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone May 12, 1956 (1956-05-12)
Ralph and Norton are sure to be a riot at the annual Raccoon convention... if they ever manage to get out of Norton's "trick" handcuffs. 
34 "The Safety Award" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka May 19, 1956 (1956-05-19)
Ralph wins an award as the safest bus driver in the city, but gets into an accident on the way to the award ceremony. 
35 "Mind Your Own Business" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka May 26, 1956 (1956-05-26)
Norton loses his job in the sewer and starts selling steam irons. Ralph, convinced of Norton's success, wants to do the same. 
36 "Alice and the Blonde" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka June 2, 1956 (1956-06-02)
Alice and Trixie feel unappreciated after being ignored by Ralph and Norton. 
37 "The Bensonhurst Bomber" Marvin Marx and Walter Stone September 8, 1956 (1956-09-08)
Ralph inadvertently challenges a much tougher person to a boxing match. 
38 "Dial J for Janitor Part 1" A.J. Russell and Herbert Finn September 15, 1956 (1956-09-15)
Ralph decides to save some money by becoming the new building janitor, but quickly finds out there's more to the job than he thought. 
39 "A Man's Pride Part 2" Leonard Stern and Sydney Zelinka September 22, 1956 (1956-09-22)
When Ralph runs into one of Alice's old boyfriends, he pretends to run the Gotham Bus Company to impress him. 

The Jackie Gleason Show: 1956–57

The following is a listing of "Honeymooners" sketches that aired during the fourth season of The Jackie Gleason Show on CBS.

# Title Duration Original airdate
01 "Double Anniversary Party" 13:06 October 13, 1956 (1956-10-13)
Ralph and Alice plan surprise anniversary parties for each other. 
02 "The Check Up" 9:50 October 20, 1956 (1956-10-20)
Ralph, angered when Alice wants to "waste money" on life insurance, fakes being a drunk when a doctor pays a house call. 
03 "Forgot To Register" 13:41 October 27, 1956 (1956-10-27)
Ralph and Norton campaign for a local politician. 
04 "Expectant Father" 15:57 November 3, 1956 (1956-11-03)
Ralph sees Alice going into an obstetrician's office and thinks she's going to have a baby. 
05 "Good Night, Sweet Prince" 15:27 November 10, 1956 (1956-11-10)
Ralph is working the night shift and can't sleep amidst the daytime noises of the neighborhood. 
06 "Two-Family Car" 17:27 November 17, 1956 (1956-11-17)
Ralph and Norton believe they've won a car in a raffle. 
07 "Love Letter" 36:48 November 24, 1956 (1956-11-24)
Ralph finds a love letter he wrote to Alice years ago and believes it was sent to her from another man. 
08 "Finders Keepers" 37:08 December 8, 1956 (1956-12-08)
Ralph and Norton want to buy a local candy store and go to wild extremes trying to win a radio contest to pay for it. 
09 "Catch A Star" 36:41 December 15, 1956 (1956-12-15)
Ralph boasts that he's a good friend of Jackie Gleason and is trapped into booking Gleason for the Raccoon dance. Gleason, Carney, Meadows, and Randolph appear in dual roles as their characters and themselves. 
10 "My Fair Landlord" 36:01 January 19, 1957 (1957-01-19)
The Kramdens and Nortons buy a duplex home in Queens, with disastrous results. 
11 "Away We Go" n/a February 2, 1957 (1957-02-02)
12 "Plastered In Paris" n/a February 9, 1957 (1957-02-09)
13 "Behind The Iron Curtain" n/a February 16, 1957 (1957-02-16)
14 "When In Rome" n/a February 23, 1957 (1957-02-23)
15 "Curse Of The Kramdens" n/a March 2, 1957 (1957-03-02)
16 "Mad Dogs And Englishmen" n/a March 9, 1957 (1957-03-09)
17 "Framed In Spain" n/a April 6, 1957 (1957-04-06)
18 "I Remember Mau Au" n/a April 13, 1957 (1957-04-13)
19 "Six Months To Live" n/a May 11, 1957 (1957-05-11)
This second version of the sketch is still considered lost. 
20 "Manager Of The Baseball Team" 10:36 June 1, 1957 (1957-06-01)
This was the last sketch performed by Gleason/Meadows/Carney/Randolph together. "The Jackie Gleason Show" ran for three more weeks (with Gleason absent, therefore no "Honeymooners" sketches), the last telecast being on June 22, 1957. 

''TV or Not TV''
TV or Not TV cover
Studio album by Proctor and Bergman
Released 1973
Recorded February 1973
Genre Comedy
Length 40:33
Label Columbia
Producer Steve Gillmor
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TV or not TV
What This Country Needs

TV or Not TV is the first album by the comedy duo Proctor and Bergman. It was originally released in 1973 by Columbia Records.


Track listing

Side one — act one

  1. "Insert Here"
  2. "Channel 85 Sign-On"
  3. "Escaping From The Declining Fall Of The Roaming Umpire, Chapter XIII"
  4. "Police Lineup"
  5. "Salute My Boots"
  6. "The Channel 85 Story"
  7. "Cirque Internationale"
  8. "Communist Love Song"

Side two — act two

  1. "Channel 85 Reply"
  2. "Tobor Radar Robot"
  3. "The Pills Brothers On Drugs"
  4. "The Mz Information Society"
  5. "Bring Us Together"
  6. "Nasi Goring"
  7. "Our Lady Of The Torch"
  8. "Emergency Alert"
  9. "Emerging Fall Of The Roaming Umpire, Program VII"
  10. "Give Up This Day"
  11. "Channel 85 Sign-Off"
  12. "Insert Here"

Critical reception

Critically this album received the best notices out of all of The Firesign Theatre's side projects. The New Rolling Stone Record Guide gives the album 4 out of 5 stars and says that Proctor and Bergman "melds [their] characteristic Joycean wit with some hilarious slapstick routines" (404)[3], while The Goldmine Comedy Record Price Guide says that Proctor and Bergman "seem like Wayne and Shuster on acid" (272). And while The Goldmine Guide only gives this particular album 2 stars, it should be noted that this is still a higher notice than any other album by one of The Firesign Theatre's side projects [4].

Issues and reissues

This album was originally released simultaneously on LP, 8 Track, and Cassette.

  • LP — KC-32199
  • Cassette — CT-32199
  • 8 track — CA-32199 [5]

It has been re-released on CD at least once

  • 2001 - LGH1152 [6]


  • ^ "FIREZINE: Linques!." Firesign Theatre FAQ. 20 January 2006 <>.
  • ^ "Proctor & Bergman — TV or not TV — AUDIO ONLY." 10 February 2006 <>.
  • ^ Smith, Ronald L. The Goldmine Comedy Record Price Guide. Iola: Krause, 1996. 272.
  • ^ Swenson, John. "Proctor and Bergman." The New Rolling Stone Record Guide. Ed. Dave Marsh and John Swenson. New York: Random House, 1983. 404.
  • Smith, Ronald L. The Goldmine Comedy Record Price Guide. Iola: Krause, 1996. 272.
  • Swenson, John. "Proctor and Bergman." The New Rolling Stone Record Guide. Ed. Dave Marsh and John Swenson. New York: Random House, 1983. 404.
  • Proctor and Bergman. TV or not TV. Columbia Records, 1973.

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