Thanks to Pix 11 us introverts — who can’t stand the millions of people in Times Square or the other couple of thousands in Coney Island — get to ring in the New Year yet again with Ralph Cramden and The Honeymooners gang.
Since 1996, New Yorkers have made it a tradition to stay home and watch their favorite Brooklyn TV residents take us to the moon in comedy and romance. This year the tradition kicks off at 11pm on New Year’s Eve and will show all “classic 39” episodes, ending 5pm on New Year’s Day.
The marathon show continuation comes on the heels of CBS big announcement of the station’s plan to reboot the classic 1 season TV series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS is working on a modern day reboot of The Honeymooners. Similar to the original, the new show will follow two couples — best friends and neighbors — who deal with a new dynamic after one of the couple remarries after divorcing four years earlier.
The comedy is being developed by Bob Kushell, the same guy who tried (and failed) to remake The Muppets for ABC.
Sometimes you really have to go with the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I mean, maybe the creators of The Honeymooners Broadway production figured that out and that’s the reason we still don’t have it.
The original Honeymooners starred Jackie Gleason (as Ralph Kramden), Audrey Meadows (Alice), Art Carney (Ed) and Joyce Randolph (Trixie) and even after only one season, was one of the first U.S. TV series to portray working-class married couples on a “run-down set”. This one so happened to be in Brooklyn.
See below the show’s order this New Year’s Eve.
— Saturday December 31st, 2016 —
11PM #3801 TV OR NOT TV
11:30PM #3802 FUNNY MONEY
— Sunday January 1st, 2017 —
12AM #3803 THE GOLFER
12:30AM #3804 WOMAN’S WORK IS NEVER DONE
1AM #3805 MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH
1:30AM #3806 THE SLEEPWALKER
2AM #3807 BETTER LIVING THRU TV
2:30AM #3808 PAL O’ MINE
3AM #3809 BROTHER RALPH
3:30AM #3810 HELLO MOM
4AM #3811 DECIDING VOTE
4:30AM #3812 SOMETHING FISHY
5AM #3814 MAN FROM SPACE
5:30AM #3815 A MATTER OF RECORD
6AM #3816 OH MY ACHIN’ BACK
6:30AM #3817 THE BABY SITTER
7AM #3818 THE $99,000 ANSWER
7:30AM #3819 RALPH KRAMDEN, INC
8AM #3820 YOUNG AT HEART
8:30AM #3821 A DOG’S LIFE
9AM #3822 HERE COMES THE BRIDE
9:30AM #3823 MAMA LOVES MAMBO
10AM #3824 PLEASE LEAVE THE PREMISES
10:30AM #3825 PARDON MY GLOVE
11AM #3826 YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN
11:30AM #3827 HEAD OF THE HOUSE
12PM #3828 THE WORRY WART
12:30PM #3829 TRAPPED
1PM #3831 ON STAGE
1:30PM #3832 DIAL J FOR JANITOR
2PM #3833 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS BUT
2:30PM #3834 A MAN’S PRIDE
3PM #3835 UNCONVENTIONAL BEHAVIOR
3:30PM #3836 BENSONHURST BEHAVIOR
4PM #3837 THE SAFETY AWARD
4:30PM #3839 ALICE AND THE BLONDE