Sunday, July 12, 2009

OK. I don't get it. Who was Alice Kramden and why was she on the moon?


Tsk tsk... You are old enough to have seen the original HONEYMOONERS TV show, with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph? Ralph Kramden (Gleason) was a bus driver, and Alice (Meadows) his wife. Whenever Ralph would get angry about something (very often his wife's teasing him about his weight - Gleason being a very fat actor), Ralph's reaction would be "One of these days Alice, one of these days... POW! (or BANG, or ZOOM) right to the moon!!"

This was, of course, in the "good old bad old" days when spousal abuse was something to be made fun of, and not an item of abhorrence as it is in these overly-sensitive times.


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