Today we are kicking off our Monday with The Honeymooners Letter to the Boss along with the 2009 commemorative stamp, an endearing episode “A Dog’s Life”, and a link to talk of a musical of “The Honeymooners” is being produced and is “another step closer to Broadway” in a March 23, 2016.
Just as Lucy had her Ethel as side-kick, Ralph Kramden had Art Carney’s Ed Norton and in the episode I’ve included Norton has surely added to the priceless episode.
There is a very detailed explanation of the history of the airing of the episodes of The Honeymooners at History.com and it shares on May 09, 1971, “the last original episode of the sitcom The Honeymooners, starring Jackie Gleason as Brooklyn bus driver Ralph Kramden, airs.”
The Honeymooners Letter to the Boss
This episode first aired November 14, 1953. It is listed among The Honeymooners: Lost Episodes 1951-1957, meaning it is not one of those “Classic 39” episodes from 1955-56 season.
“Ralph comes home in a rage; after driving a bus for the Gotham Bus Company for nine years, he’s been told to turn in his uniform. He is incensed, frustrated and humiliated, and the loss of income has him bordering on panic. Ralph feels cheated and betrayed—both by life and by J. J. Marshall, president of the bus company—so he decides to write Marshall a letter to tell him how he feels after being fired after nine years of loyal service.”
The Honeymooners Stamp
The Honeymooners 2009 U.S. Stamp shown upper left was one of 20 TV shows honored commemorating the Golden Age of Television “on the U.S. Postal Service’s Early TV Memories 44-cent commemorative First-Class stamp sheet.” This set of stamps was first referenced here at AnchoredScraps.com last April with it including the TV show Perry Mason, “Write Away”.
The Honeymooners “A Dog’s Life” episode, first aired February 18, 1956
Plot spoiler – Watching mistaken identity of an appetizer that is actually dog food, and Ralph taking a puppy back to the pound and then seeing him melt at the end of this episode will quickly endear itself to you.
If you are rushed going out the door this morning you can swing back by for the 26 minute episode. (UPDATED 10/16/2017 – Link to YouTube The Honeymooners A Dog’s Life episode no longer available.)
Before I close, you’ll want to check out this March 23, 2016 story that a musical of “The Honeymooners” is being produced and is “another step closer to Broadway.”
Here’s to a great week ahead! “And Awaaay We Go!”
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today in The Honeymooners Letter to the Boss
This Day In History May 09 History.com
“Letter To The Boss” aired November 14, 1953 MeTV.com The Honeymooners episode description
The Honeymooners : Lost Episodes 1951-1957 (The Complete Restored Series) DVD Amazon.com
Excerpt – U.S. Postal Service Postal News August 11, 2009 “‘Early TV Memories’ Stamps Commemorate Golden Age of Television”
Image shown above – The Honeymooners full cast 1955 By CBS Television (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
YouTube The Honeymooners A Dog’s Life posted by The Honeymooners
AnchoredScraps.com blog post “Write Away” April 18, 2015 written by Helen Rittersporn
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