The Grim Narrative behind The Honeymooners

The Honeymooners

There seems to be a consensus of opinion about The Honeymooners: a classic comedy show from the 1950s, ranking exceptionally well in both viewers’ preferences and all-time tops of such productions. On top of that, most sitcom aficionados see in The Honeymooners a predecessor of nowadays comedy shows which embrace a highly praised theme: nothing […]

What Does It Take to Love Lucy Nowadays?

I Love Lucy

In a number of ways, I Love Lucy was a successful effort of innovating the art and craft of TV shows back in the 1950s. Two of the most quoted merits of the show are the fact it was the first to be shot in front of a live audience. Also, it brought unprecedented attention […]

Funny Golden Girls Comebacks

Sophia of Golden Girls

Ladies of the Evening Sophia: Arrested for prostitution! I can’t believe it! Blanche: Sophia, we’re innocent! Sophia: I know that. I can’t believe these dumb cops would think people would wanna pay money to sleep with you! Flu Attack Blanche:  I treat my body like a temple. Sophia: Yeah, open to everyone, day or night! […]

The Best Hawkeye Episodes

Hawkeye

In The Army-Navy Game, M.A.S.H. spoofs bureaucracy and has Hawkeye, Trapper and Frank trying to deal with an unexploded bomb that landed in the compound. Since everybody is busy listening the football updates at the radio, it is up to these three to defuse the bomb. Straws are drawn and, obviously, Frank is the unlucky […]

Aging Is Amazing

The Golden Girls

If a concept like the one of Golden Girls (a sitcom about older women) would be pitched nowadays to any major studio, there are little to no chances of being seen through. And that is because, basically, Golden Girls was also about coming close to an end. Basically, it was also about dying. And now […]

Behind The Scenes Of I Love Lucy

Lucille Ball

If you didn’t know this, the story of I Love Lucy almost didn’t make it on the air, because the studio didn’t find a sponsor for the show. Eventually, tobacco giant Philip Morris agreed to finance the sitcom in the 12th hour. In exchange for that, each episode had to feature some of the characters […]

Requiem For Marcia Strassman

Marcia Strassman

On the 25th of October 2014, Marcia Strassman passed away after suffering from an illness that defeated many of women. She is best known for her role in the Disney hit Honey, I Shrunk the Kids from 1989, who was as successful as its sequel from 1992. However, for most of us, the role that […]

The Honeymooners And The Age Of Consumerism

Ed, Ralph and Alice

As said in some previous articles, The Honeymooners wasn’t at all without a hard core – it spoke not just about the life in the society, but also about the life of the blue-collar family. The show presented the life of the working man, with this working man still trying to prove that he deserves […]

Relating With Ralph Kramden

Audrey Meadows And Jackie Gleason in The Honeymooners

When The Honeymooners started airing in the mid-‘50’s, it was the show with which the male audience related the most. Granted, not just men watched it, just like it wasn’t the only show that attracted such audience. But the point is that the Jackie Gleason’s masterpiece was the one which was addressing exactly the men’s […]

The Guest Stars of Golden Girls

Dick Van Dyke in Golden Girls

One of the best shows of its time and a definitive hit at any kind of awards (68 Emmy nominations and 11 wins does say something about the quality), Golden Girls was obviously meant to attract some other famous guest stars. The first one I’d like to remember is none other than Quentin Tarantino, especially […]