If You Don't Understand, You Are Too Young

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purlyman's picture

Very funny... I guess I'm somewhere in the middle. I knew right off who Alice Kramden was but I had to do some research to get the moon reference. Funny stuff!

Frank

PeterMark's picture

I had to Google Alice Kramden to see why it was funny. Here's what I found:

Tsk tsk... are you old enough to have seen the original HONEYMOONERS TV show, with Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph? Ralph Kramden (Gleason) was a bus driver, and Alice (Meadows) his wife. Whenever Ralph would get angry about something (very often his wife's teasing him about his weight - Gleason being a very fat actor), Ralph's reaction would be "One of these days Alice, one of these days... POW! (or BANG, or ZOOM) right to the moon!!"

This was, of course, in the "good old bad old" days when spousal abuse was something to be made fun of, and not an item of abhorrence as it is in these overly-sensitive times.

Now I get it.

New York Built's picture

Yeah...(Sniff!) I remember the day when the power line came into the valley and we were able to enjoy so many modern conveniences.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
– Albert Einstein

Every person I encounter teaches me more about myself. Without whom not.

rjcb3's picture

May I love you just for the Einstein quote?

)O(
R

albert's picture

I can hear the Honeymooner's theme playing in my head. That was a great show.

Thomasknits's picture

I am young enough to be confused... I mean duh I'm 21.
BUT I'm also young enough to have googled alice kramden (before reading the other comment by Petermark doing the same thing), and now I understand. :-)
-Thomas

-Thomas

YugiDean's picture

I am apparently neither old enough to have ever seen The Honeymooners nor young enough to NOT have understood the joke. I chuckled at it. I suppose I am an anomaly...? LOL

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New York Built's picture

Just proves we are all very special.

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
– Albert Einstein

Every person I encounter teaches me more about myself. Without whom not.

Jack's picture

"...when the power line came into the valley..." Mark, there are days when everything you write sounds like smut. I love that about you.

jessemkahn's picture

i think it's you jack. i mean, do think mark makes loads (!) of innuendo filled comments, but this one?

mrossnyc's picture

That's funny. It took a second to remember the name, but once I thought about it I got it.

Cairo's picture

Yes! I'm still young enough to have no idea what this was about! Thank God for Google!

Aaronknits's picture

That was great! And I didn't need to Google anything to get it.

Buck Strong's picture

Okay, I so totally didn't get it and had to do google.

"A man may fight for many things. His country, his friends, his principles, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud-wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn." Blackadder

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HuskerChub's picture

Actually too young to "really" remember but as a kid it played on a local channel on Sunday morning at some strange time like 11AM? It was after Jesus Cartoons (a local minister had a show where he did his think and showed cartoons like Davey and Goliath and something else I can't remember but 2 mice and a cat, Pixy, Dixie and Jinx??) anyway I knew it from watching it then and thinking it was soooooo funny, now? I can't believe I was remotely interested.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Yeah, My brother and I used to call ourselves Pixie and Dixie [it's a twin-speak thing] and laughed at Mr. Jinx trying to outwit them. Fun memories of a lesser-known Hanna-Barbera cartoon. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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rjcb3's picture

LOVE.IT!!!

'course, I grew up on the re-runs (and also being raised by grandparents and hearing their reminiscent conversations doesn't hurt), but still...

Thank you!

)O(
Robert

Kilted Knitter's picture

Yes I am old enough to remember "to the moon Alice!, to the moon!". What I enjoyed most was looking at your comments and laughing at those of you who did or did not understand, and then you googled, very smat guys here on thais site. Loved it!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Not quite old enough to see the originals but have loved The Honeymooners forever. As a young lad, they were in first syndication. [Same with I Love Lucy.] Great comedy and I still enjoy catching one when I can. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.