The Honeymooners: Classic 39 Episodes

1955 NR 5 discs

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The Honeymooners: Classic 39 Episodes

1955 NR 5 discs
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The magic of "The Honeymooners" is captured in this special edition. Catch all 39 stand-alone episodes that ran from 1955-56, grouped by theme and showcasing the lightning-quick repartee and on-screen chemistry that made Ralph (Jackie Gleason) and Alice (Audrey Meadows) Kramden one of the most compelling sitcom partnerships of all time. Art Carney (as Ralph's sidekick, Ed) and Joyce Randolph co-star.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
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Reviews

age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this classic comedy about two working-class married couples is pretty tame compared to modern incarnations. That said, there's some not-so-subtle sexism that should warrant a little discussion, particularly when it comes to the way Ralph talks to his wife and threatens her with violence, however empty those threats may be. A few episodes involve smoking or drinking, but they're typically played for comedy.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

All violence is played for comedy, but Ralph sometimes pretends to hit or punch his wife in frustration, using his famous catchphrase, "... one of these days ... POW! Right in the kisser! One of these days, Alice, straight to the moon!" There's also some verbal sniping between husband and wife, and between husband and mother in law.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

The show focuses more on the tumultuous friendship between two working-class men than on the men's relationships with their wives. But there are plenty of scenes that suggest married life is less than blissful. Ralph's catchphrase -- funny as it was in its era -- is a threat of domestic violence, which is no longer considered appropriate for humor.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasional drinking and smoking, typically played for comic effect. Slang terms like "getting loaded" (drunk).

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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