Little Buttercup

Term of endearment for bus driver Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) given to him by his wife, Alice (Audrey Meadows) when they were first married on THE HONEYMOONERS/CBS/1955-56.

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When Ralph told his best friend, Ed Norton (Art Carney) about his pet name “Buttercup,” Norton remarked “She used to call you little old Buttercup? Ha! Ha! You used to be a little cup of butter, now you’re a tub of lard!”

See also – “Bunny

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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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