Television: Second Honeymoon

When Jackie Gleason suddenly up and announced his retirement from CBS television last winter, he got a wire of "appreciation" from an NBC vice president. The telegram was ill timed. In the first place, the Gleason show had become so lackluster in recent seasons that he already seemed semiretired. In the second place, Gleason turned right around and signed an $8,000,000 deal with CBS for one more season. It would be, he proclaimed, "something different" and "something better."

It is not a good deal different, but Gleason's new Honeymooners is a lot...

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