Term of Endearment for Alice Kramden (Audrey Meadows) when she was first married to bus driver Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) on the sitcom THE HONEYMOONERS/CBS/1955-56.


Note: Bunny was also the name of Sgt. Vince Carter’s girlfriend “Bunny” Olsen (Barbara Stuart) on the military comedy GOMER PYLE, U.S.M.C/CBS/1964-70; and the name of Charlie Halper’s wife “Bunny” Halper (Pat Carroll) on the sitcom THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW/ABC/CBS/1953-65; and on the sitcom SUGAR AND SPICE/CBS/1990 Cliff Buttram (Gerrit Graham) was called “Bunny Lips” by his wife, Bonnie (Stephanie Hodge). Cliff called his wife “Prairie Blossom” and “Cuddle Buns.”


“Be a good bunny!” was the sign-off phrase of Hollywood starlet Wendy Barrie who hosted THE WENDY BARRIE SHOW/DUM/ABC/NBC/1949-50, a celebrity interview and gossip show where stars dropped into her supposed Manhattan apartment to chit-chat with her.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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