A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience.

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1956   1955  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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 Ralph Kramden (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Ed Norton (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Alice Kramden (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
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 Trixie Norton (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack Lescoulie ...
 Himself - Announcer (39 episodes, 1955-1956)
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Ralph Kramden is a New York bus driver who dreams of a better life. With his eccentric good friend, Ed Norton the sewer worker, he constantly tries crackpot schemes to strike it rich. All the while, his exasperated wife, Alice, is always there to bring him down to earth or to pick him up if he beats her to it. For as much as they fight, even dunderhead Ralph knows that she is the greatest and vice versa. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Los recién casados  »

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Audrey Meadows received hundreds of household items in the mail such as curtains, pot holders and irons from fans who wanted Alice to have better things. One fan sent her 10 cents to buy a curtain rod because it was too hard to mail one. See more »

Goofs

The Kramden's apartment door opens out into the hallway. A door that enters a dwelling always opens into the building...such as apartments, hotels/motels, and houses. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ralph: Har har, hardee har har!
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You're My Greatest Love
Written by Jackie Gleason and Bill Templeton
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A classic
30 September 1999 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw these shows when I was a kid and they were first-run on TV. This show made the working-class Kramden a king in his own castle with Alice as the real power behind the big throne. Archie Bunker and Al Bundy are in the same general pattern, but this was the beginning of all-American worker comedy on TV. Even though the shows are in b&w and look a bit worn, the comedy is still grand.


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