All Aboard the 1955 Honeymooners’ Special Jackie Gleason Bus
I’ve written before about the Great One, Jackie Gleason, on this site. Between his television, movie, and music careers, the man was a bona fide superstar during the 1950s and into the ’60s. So I don’t know why I was surprised to find out that his image was even used to sell toys. In this case, most appropriately, a bus. But not just any bus — it’s the 1955 Honeymooners’ Special Jackie Gleason Bus, produced by a company called Wolverine.
The Jackie Gleason Bus features Ralph Kramden from the Honeymooners, of course, but other Gleason characters as well. I can spot Joe the Bartender, Reginald Van Gleason III, and the Poor Soul. And awa-a-y we go!
Notice that while the bus is tin the wheels are wooden. I also think the POW! license plate is a nice touch.
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