Early Television Memories
Issue Date: August 11, 2009
City: North Hollywood, CA
“For the time and location, ‘The Honeymooners’ was more real than other shows, and very entertaining. Ralph was always trying to find ways to make more money, and he always did that weird little shuffling dance. He and Ed were forever getting into trouble. And Ralph was always yelling at his wife, ‘To the moon, Alice!’ The Honeymooners series was light entertainment, but with an underlying message.” – Johanne L.
The working class found its champion in this show about the ultimate underdog. Starring Ralph, a blustering bus driver, and his sensible wife, Alice, this classic dominated early television. Living in a small, mostly empty apartment, Ralph had dreams much bigger than his salary could grant him. With his upstairs neighbor Ed as his sidekick, Ralph cooked up schemes to make the big score, but things never worked out as he hoped. Audiences related to the day-to-day struggles of this working-class couple.