Daily Archives: October 1, 2015

‘The Honeymooners’ series premieres on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour (Oct 1 1955)

Video: 'TV or Not TV-The Honeymooners' (aired Oct. 1, 1955)

(Saturday, October 1, 1955, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — Ralph and Norton buy a TV set together and constantly fight over what to watch on tonight’s debut episode of the CBS sitcom television series The Honeymooners, based on a recurring 1951–55 Cavalcade of Stars sketch of the same name about two working-class married couples starring Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode number 26 on its “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” list.