Color Honeymooners Collection, Vol. 4
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All final twelve eps are here from Set.27/69 to Feb.28/70(regardless of the misprint on the inside sleeve that says Feb28/69!).There are two things that stand out immediately with these eps.First is The Great Ones' weight loss.He had been up around 290 lbs.,now he was down to about 220 lbs.,a laudable achievement.He would drop down a further 15 or more lbs.in the unsuing years.
The second thing that hits you is the plethora of guest stars appearing on these shows.Milton Berle,Joey Heatherton,Paul Lynde,Donald O'Connor,Mike Douglas,Bing Crosby and many well known character actors.Great to see and hear these stars once again.
As always this show was filmed live on a Friday night at the Miami Beach Colliseum for airing the next night.There were no laugh tracks as all reactions were genuine.And Gleason would rarely allow re-takes or stoppages in the filming.In fact for the auditorium audience it was a non stop show.In between scenes/costume changes,others acts would take the stage to entertain them,so it was truly constant fun in the sun for them.There was however a very unexpected stoppage in the filming.During the second to last ep"We're off to see the Wizard",I noticed that while singing one of their numbers that Gleason was stumbling a little more than usual with the lyrics;he was distracted for some reason.At the end of the show we are told the reason why by Gleason himself.It seems someone had come up on stage during filming and all proceedings came to a halt.The reason for the on stage intrusion is not told but Gleason you could tell was more than a little perturbed at it.It took alot to rattle the Great One,but this obviously had.Read more ›
The Honeymooner's were always a riot - The Color Honeymooner's are no exception ... and these episodes should not be left out. You are dealing with Gleason-Carney fanatics out here, PLEASE don't decide for us what we want to see. This honeymoon is not over, COMPLETE THE RIOT.
Disc 1 opens up with 'the new Jackie Gleason'. Gleason is noted as saying he dropped some weight, 60 pounds, IMO that would be a conservative number, he looks fantastic. Not only does he look fantastic but there is more than just an added spring in his step, he is beaming most of the time. I doubt I've ever seen anyone smile so convincingly, he is truly at the top of his game.
The episodes once again feature many musical numbers, many even performed by the talent of the day and once gain I must say I have never enjoyed such performances until now. I have exactly FOUR dvd sets in my collection of the 'musical variety' all four of these. I'm just not partial to Broadway Theater-style music, despite that I must say the song lyrics are so clever you better NOT fast forward through them!!
I must also say the core cast by this point has the format down pat. Of coarse the Carney-Gleason One/Two punch has been cemented for many years, but I think even Sheila MacRae and Jane Kean as Alice and Trixie are finally feeling perfectly at home, sadly for them and us, this home would be broken shortly after. Still, while it lasted it was a fun ride and one I will taking again and again for many years to come.
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in this color honeymooners collection ralph(jackie gleason) and norton(art carney) win a song writing contest for a song they write called "love on a bus". Read morePublished 8 days ago by annie
Sheila MacRae is just super. Jane Kean is okay too.
Musical versions of past honeymooners episodes with slight variations make these as good as the classic 39 and others.
Remember these episodes from my teen years! If you adore Gleason and Carney, get each volume!Published 6 months ago by ucla girl
Completes my entire collection of the honeymooners great for the familyPublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was considering taking one star off for the lousy DVD transfer, but ya' know what? I think they did the best they could with it. Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by MJ
I love Mr.Gleason and the Honeymooners but not going all the way and getting Audrey Meadows to be Alice!! Supposid he did not want to pay what she wanted!! Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by AZRIFLEMAN
My boyfriend and I sit and watch each episode with laughter. The item came packed very neatly and all of the episodes that I wanted was included.Published on December 7, 2012 by Pamela Johnson
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