Re: Sarcasm, irony, social
<I can't recall seeing an attempt at a remake of classic comedy scenes, so I can't comment on the quality of that. I will say that the original episodes of shows like I Love Lucy, The Honeymoooners, various Marx Brothers movies, Burns & Allen routines, etc. had a finesse and subtely of staging and comedy performance by highly skilled comedy actors that made the comedy work and become comic masterpieces.>
@Lyndon_Henry and people do hope to capitalize on that. See .broadway.com/buzz/189430/laura-bell-bundy-leslie-kritzer-michael-mcgrath-michael-mastro-to-lead-world-premiere-musical-the-honeymooners/
Based on the iconic CBS television series, The Honeymooners features a book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner and lyrics by Peter Mills. This world premiere musical features direction by Tony winner John Rando and choreography by Emmy winner Joshua Bergasse with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Remy Kurs.
I'm just not sure that the show would ever have put in this plot:
In The Honeymooners, Ralph Kramden (McGrath) and his buddy Ed Norton (Mastro) are back and still shooting for the moon. After shocking their wives (Kritzer and Bundy) by winning a high-profile jingle contest, they are catapulted out of Brooklyn and into the cutthroat world of Madison Avenue advertising, where they discover that their quest for the American Dream might cost them their friendship.