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The Honeymooners in New York and Miami Beach

 
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:10 pm    Post subject: The Honeymooners in New York and Miami Beach Reply with quote

Finally, we can compare Ralph Kramden in New York City and Miami Beach...

First, Ralph in front of his New York bus and secondly, in front of his Miami Beach bus...

This is a Metropolitan Dade County Transit Authority GM model TDH-5304 of 1967 in the 401-420 series with air conditioning, bat-wings, and back-lit interior ad signs.

BTW, the cap he is wearing in the second photo is a Miami bus driver hat and badge!

(Until the arrival of the RTS' Miami only had 96 inch wide buses)

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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaBSTOA 15:

For some strange reason, only the New York photo of "Ralph" loads; the Miami photo does not appear...... Sad

Hope this gets rectified.......I am DYING to see this photo! Wink

"The Honeymooners" episodes were CLASSICS, both in "Noo Yawk" b/w and Miami color....can NEVER get enough of the Kramdens and the Nortons! Very Happy

"NYO"

BTW:

For now, it is "hit and miss" making an internet connection, so, I am not on the board often, but, when I am, it is WONDERFUL to be back in th company of the GREATEST guys in ANY bus forum! Very Happy

"NYO"
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Ralphie Boy...


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NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629




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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, man, that picture of Ralph alongside a Fishbowl is TOO WILD!!!!!!!!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

I only wish that was a MaBSTOA bus!!!!!! Wink Wink

MANY THANKS for posting this photo.......NEVER saw anything like this before! Very Happy

"NYO"
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad he didn't go inside and have his then-cast of Art Carney, Sheila MacRae and Jane Kean pose with him . . .

But apparently, Gleason was about 5' 9", thus the other guy slightly towered over him. Audrey Meadows wrote in her Love, Alice book about how she had to wear flats when doing "Honeymooners" sketches because of this. "The Great One" only stood slightly taller than Bing Crosby who was apparently 5' 7".
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B.:

Yup, Your's Truly also wished there would have been a "cast on board" photo with the Miami Fishbowl, as you had mentioned.

My folks and I, back in the day, never missed a "color Honeymooners" episode on Saturday night; my two older brothers, Dad, and I, were all fiercely loyal to the original "b/w" Noo Yawk" episodes.

I STILL like the idea of Ralph driving a MaBSTOA Fishbowl (batwing-equipped, of course!)....... Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
I STILL like the idea of Ralph driving a MaBSTOA Fishbowl (batwing-equipped, of course!)....... Wink

And especially those with A/C (in MaBSTOA's case, with the 8301-8780 range).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

W.B.:

.......cannot help but wonder what Ralph would have said about the GRUMMANS.....(IMHO, I think he would have liked the RTS) Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did Gleason actually drive a bus in any of those vintage shows? Or was it all done on a stage?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
Did Gleason actually drive a bus in any of those vintage shows? Or was it all done on a stage?


traildriver:

AFAIK, Gleason never actually operated any actual bus; the "Honeymooner" skits (the later color shows) I can recall, "Ralph" was behind the wheel of a "prop" bus.......

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