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An entry from The Encyclopedia of Imagined Italian-Americana

Joey Skee (December 14, 2009)
The lost Christmas special of "The Honeymooners" with an Italian-American theme, from the Imaginarium of Joey Skee.



In January 1956, Jackie Gleason saw a RAI-TV version of Eduardo de Filippo’s Neapolitan-language play “Natale in casa Cupiello” broadcast on “Continental Miniatures,” the television program that aired Italian films on New York’s WOR-TV (see Martin Scorscese’s 1999 documentary My Voyage to Italy), and decided to produce a Christmas special for his successful The Honeymooners.  This episode expanded on the show’s previous Christmas specials by including an Italian-American theme. 


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