June 4, 2009

The Honeymooners

Title: The Honeymooners
Year: 1955-1956
Network: CBS
Director: Frank Satenstein
Writers: Marvin Marx (16 episodes), Walter Stone (16), Leonard Stern (14), Sydney Zelinka (14), Herbert Finn (9), A.J. Russell (9)
Starring: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows, Joyce Randolph
Music: Jackie Gleason (theme song), Sammy Spear
Episodes: 39
Synopsis: a scheming bus driver and his wife in a run-down New York apartment
How I saw it: on video (rented partly on VHS from the library, partly from Netflix), September 2008
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great).
Objective Rating: 8/10 (points off for cinematography and music) c. 3.2/4 (Very good).

I don't like 1950's sitcoms, but this show is great. Not "funny for the 50's" or "funny for a sitcom" - just plain hilarious.

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