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1 The Mick536   ~  Feb 27, 2009 11:08 pm

And away we go. Happy Birthday, Reggie. I saw Take Me Along. Loved the June Taylor dancers, too. Had his comic books. Father had his records. Damn. Life of Riley. Joe the Bartender and Mr. Denehey. The Poor Soul. Fast Eddy. Read DeLillo. Pafko at the gate. Cannot do better than Jackie getting sick at a the one of baseball's most famous games and vomiting on, if I remember, Frank Sinatra's foot.

The best.

2 Just Fair   ~  Feb 28, 2009 12:40 am

Somtimes when I visit my parents I bring my computer. Neither of them could navigate the internet if their life depended on it. I have gotten into the habit of taking requests from my dad to play on youtube. This Honeymooners clip was one of the first things he suggested when I asked him what would he want to watch if he could watch anything. : )

3 thelarmis   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:34 am

bronx banter is amazing. i was just reading the libretto to a john coltrane cd (ole coltrane). it was written by ralph gleason. every time i see that name, it reminds me, of course, of jackie gleason/ralph cramden and i start thinking of The Honeymooners. i then check the banter real quick to see if there's any yankees/baseball news and BAM (!!!), there's a honeymooners clip. man, i love this place! : )

4 thelarmis   ~  Feb 28, 2009 2:47 am

now, i'm reading a Miles libretto from a totally different era, and of course, it's ralph gleason, once again, as the annotator...

5 Alex Belth   ~  Feb 28, 2009 8:56 am

I always think of Lenny Bruce when I hear the name Ralph Gleason...and I think of Nat Hentoff too.

6 williamnyy23   ~  Feb 28, 2009 10:03 am

There's a lot of baseball in the Honeymooners, so the show is very appropriate for the Banter. One of my favorite episodes is when Ralph has tickets to Game 5 of the 1954 World Series, but Alice's sister is getting married on the same day. To solve the problem, he convinces the sister to elope, only to find out that the Giants had swept the WS earlier in the day and would not be playing Game 5. Aside from the obvious question of why Ralph wasn't keeping track of the game, the more amusing inaccuracy was Game 5 would have been played in Cleveland. The best line from the show is when Ralph prattles off a list of Giant players he wont he to see and Alice responds, “Who’s Willie Mays, Alvin Dark, Johnny Antonelli and Sal Maglie”, to which Ralph angrily replies: “What are you…a Dodger fan?”

7 williamnyy23   ~  Feb 28, 2009 10:08 am

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