Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The Honeymooners



The show is about a fat guy and his wife and their two friends.

Sounds lame. But it's not.

What makes this show special?

It's main character was the inspiration for Fred Flintstone.

Yes and no, yes it inspired the character Fred Flintstone but that's not why the show is famous.

Cause its funny?

Yes and no again, sure its funny (my favorite is when he eats cat food thinking its a fancy dinner and then he tries to sell it as a new type of dinner meal) but that's not why it's a well known show.

No what makes this show so well known and interesting is the one line often said by the husband to the wife.

That line?

"One of these days... POW! Right in the kisser! One of these days Alice, straight to the moon!"

Now for you young folks who don't understand olden day slang, I'll translate.

"One day, POW! I'm gonna punch you right in the face woman, one of these days Alice I'm gonna punch you so god damn hard you'll fly to the moon!"

Now that seems like a nice healthy relationship!

Who doesn't wanna watch a show about a guy who threatens his wife with physical violence?!

34 comments:

  1. Everyone loves drunk abusive fatsos. Wife beaters in the house make some noise.

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  2. No idea fred flinstone was inspired by anything, that's pretty cool.

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  3. I've heard that phrase plenty of times but had no idea it came from this show. I also had know idea Fred Flinestone was based of the guy in it though just by looking at him I can see some similarities. Guess I learns something new everyday.

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  4. Damn, it's THIS show. Thanks. It rang a bell, all those nights watching TV with my grandma pay off now.

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  5. Dat's sum good ol' fasshun sexism right dere.

    In other news, the man probably likes his violence the way he likes his beer: domestic. (>ヮ<)

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  6. The only thing better than a show with threatened physical violence towards a wife is actual wife beating.

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  7. This dude looks like he *does* beat up his wife. O_o

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  8. This show is before my time but Flintstone is the man!

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  9. just a sign of the times the show was in. I imagine that there was a chortle from the men of the house and an inward sigh of exasperation from the women.

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  10. domestic violence is always hilarious. ha.
    About the Spice Girls/Pepsi Fight club thing...

    Right after they begin Project Mayhem and the dudes watch the breaking news story about them burning a smiley face into the side of a building, the TV they were watching shows that Pepsi Generation Next commercial.

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  11. yea sure, fred didnt actually inspire this shit. anyways be sure to check out my blog.

    will be following.

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  12. interesting post, followin you!

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  13. this show is annoying as hell....well maybe i just cant stomach b&w

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  14. Haven't seen or heard about this before o;

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  15. @MRanthrope Wow! How'd I miss that! Thanks for the heads up! I'll watch for it next time I watch Fight Club!

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  16. To the mooon!
    I've no hear about this thing before.
    Good post

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  17. Did he happen to wear a wife-beater vest like John McClane?

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  18. I must have missed that Flinstones episode where Fred savagely beat Wilma for forgetting to feed Dino. That would not have been good for my childhood.

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  19. I saw a few episodes it's ok .

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  20. @Hazel That's a good question! I never saw him wear one in the episodes I saw but maybe he did wear one sometimes! (for all I know thats how it got its name!)

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  21. That can't fail, no doubt about it.

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  22. Everyone wants to watch a show about physical violence! Dirty, cheap, easy humor!

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  23. I never heard of this show before and it's in black n white. When did this show air? I don't think I'm alive back then.

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  24. I never caught re-runs of this show on tv in all of my life, And I used to watch ALOT of tvland.
    Where the hell do you watch it?

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