The Honeymooners (1955–1956)
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Funny Money 

Counterfeiters have lost a suitcase of 'funny money' and have to wait 30 days to retrieve it. Once 30 days have elapsed it becomes the property of the person who found it...Ralph Kramden. ... See full summary »

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Frank Satenstein
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jackie Gleason ... Ralph Kramden
Art Carney ... Ed Norton
Audrey Meadows ... Alice Kramden
Joyce Randolph ... Trixie Norton (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Eggleston Charles Eggleston ... Old Counterfeiter
Jack Lescoulie ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

Counterfeiters have lost a suitcase of 'funny money' and have to wait 30 days to retrieve it. Once 30 days have elapsed it becomes the property of the person who found it...Ralph Kramden. When he discovers the contents of the case he goes on a wild spending spree despite Alice's warnings that this doesn't seem right. It isn't long before the gangsters come calling for their loot. Written by tomtrekp

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1955 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ralph refers to his mother-in-law as "Mammy Yokum". Mammy Yokum was a character in the Li'l Abner comic strip by Al Capp. See more »

Goofs

The Boss states there is $50,000 in the suitcase, apparently all in $100 bills. 500 individual bills would be a stack about two inches tall, nowhere near an entire suitcase full. See more »

Quotes

Alice Kramden: I guess you forgot that all this stuff has to go back too; every bit of it. All, that is, except your suits, Ralph. The tailor can't take those back. He doesn't know any elephants that need a new wardrobe."
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Connections

Remade as Toen was geluk heel gewoon: Vreemd geld (1995) See more »

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Big Time Kramden
15 September 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Ralph thinks he strikes it big when a counterfeiter leaves a suitcase full of money on his bus. When it is necessary to identify the contents, the crooks back off, waiting to approach the person who found the suitcase. After thirty days, Ralph is entitled to the suitcase and its contents. Of course, he makes an ass of himself, wasting the money, buying superfluous things. Naturally, the bogus bills are going to be discovered and there will be hell to pay. Gleason is wonderful as the windbag Ralph, as he walks around like a king, throwing away hundred dollar bills. Norton, dressed as a chauffeur, is hilarious. It will be interesting to see if there is any follow-up to this episode.


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