Introduction to American Studies 2202: What's on TV: Race, Class, and Gender in American Television

Consider the images below taken from The Honeymooners, a situation comedy from the 1950s.

Links to the episode on YouTube: The Honeymooners, "TV or Not TV" (1955) Part I | Part II | Part III

Figure 1: Ralph and Alice Kramden in their Brooklyn apartment, from TV or Not TV (1 October 1955)

Figure 2: Alice Kramden in her kitchen, from TV or Not TV (1 October 1955)

Figure 3: Ralph Kramden and neighbor Ed Norton in TV trouble

For more influential and popular television shows of the 1950s, see:
  • The Perry Como Show (1948-1963)
  • I Love Lucy (1951-57)
  • Leave it to Beaver (1957-1963)
  • Perry Mason (1957-66)
  • Gunsmoke (1955-75)