Rediscover the Comedy Magic of Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason was "must-see TV" ages before anyone coined the phrase. In 1952, "The Great One" began hosting his own weekly CBS variety series, which included a fanciful array of characters of his own creation: aristocratic snob Reginald Van Gleason III, child-like Fenwick Babbitt, cocktail-loving Rum Dum, wise-cracking Joe the Bartender, the befuddled Poor Soul, loudmouth Charlie Bratton and, most famously, bombastic bus driver Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners sketches.
Rare Footage of Jackie Gleason
This special 70th anniversary commemoration of The Jackie Gleason Show brings together all of the legend's favorite characters in hours of rare material spanning the 1950s and 1960s when Gleason was a top ten hit on Saturday nights for millions of viewers. A full hour-long edition of The Jackie Gleason Show from 1953 with musical guest Peggy Lee provides the opportunity to view the program as it originally aired, complete with vintage commercials and the spectacular June Taylor Dancers, who open the show. Comedic sidekick Art Carney makes a surprise appearance on a 1960 Gleason special in which he teams up with the star for a Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton reunion.
First Time on DVD
Additionally, for the first time on home video, Gleason's 1962-1966 American Scene Magazine series is celebrated with a selection of favorite sketches including long-lost segments of The Honeymooners. The subsequent 1966-1970 run of The Jackie Gleason Show is represented with seven more Honeymooners rarities and other surprises in color. The legacy and laughter of Jackie Gleason is further revealed in the 2006 documentary Genius at Work hosted by comic and lifelong fan Jeff Garlin (The Goldbergs). These are truly timeless TELEVISION TREASURES.
Whether you're a lifelong fan or new to the world of "The Honeymooners," this limited-edition DVD collection is an absolute must-have for every comedy aficionado. Relish in the timeless brilliance of Jackie Gleason's comedic genius and rediscover the magic that has made "The Honeymooners" an enduring television masterpiece.
FEATURES and BENEFITS:
- Collectible Two Disc Set
- 7 hours (420 minutes) of Laugh Out Loud Programming
- Filled With Legendary Performances
- Includes A Six Page Booklet
- Jackie Gleason Character Photos