Jackie Gleason Stage Cues - Codes used by the scriptwriters on the
situation comedy THE HONEYMOONERS/CBS/1955-56 that instructed
comedian Jackie Gleason. The term "Macaroni" was used to prompt
Jackie Gleason to make the "I'm an idiot" look. When Gleason as
Ralph Kramden heard the phrase "Beached Whale" he was to faint. When
he patted his stomach it meant that Gleason had forgotten his lines
and that his fellow actors were to cover while he remembered. The
term "Kissville" described Ralph and Alice Kramden when they
embraced at the closing lines "Baby...you're the greatest!"
Cast of 'The Honeymooners'
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