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(1952–1959)

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Season 2

19 Sep. 1953
Sprained Thumb
Ralph sprains his thumb while driving the bus. When he demands his own doctor examine him instead of following the company doctor's opinion, the doctor also notices something wrong with Alice as well.
 
26 Sep. 1953
Lucky Number
While at a ball game with Ed, Ralph wins a $1000 as part of a contest at the ball park. When they get home Ralph tells Alice all about all the things he going to spend the money on but she thinks they should put in the bank. Later when they decide to celebrate they decide to do it at home with some Chinese food. He sends Ed and Trixie leaves obviously upset. Alice tells Ralph that he's being selfish and he should share some with Ed. Later when the bread company representative arrives to give him the prize they tell him they want pictures for advertising. Alice points ...
 
10 Oct. 1953
Episode #2.3
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10 Oct. 1953
Hot Dog Stand
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24 Oct. 1953
Two Tickets to the Fight
Ralph has a chance to go to a important fight but Alice's uncle George is coming over. He fakes being ill to get the uncle to leave. This plan fails when Ed asks Uncle George to go since Ralph is sick. So Ralph is left home.
 
31 Oct. 1953
Halloween Party
The Kramdens and the Nortons are going to a Halloween party. Alice has made their costumes and Ralph doesn't like his. He decides to go a bum and rips up his only suit. Alice tries to stop him but he insists he won't need the suit again. When the people they were supposed to go with arrive he finds out it's not a Halloween party it a formal dance for his bosses birthday. Once Ralph realizes he can't go to this party he winds up having to apologize to Alice who of course forgives him.
 
7 Nov. 1953
Champagne and Caviar
Ralph's boss is coming over, and he thinks that if he makes a big impression on him he'll get the next big promotion. So he puts on a suit, and gets champagne, caviar, and Cuban cigars. Mr. Marshall spends only a little time with Ralph and when he leaves he wants Ralph to come to work early to help him show the board how they can cut the other drivers pay because Ralph is getting along so well on his salary.
 
28 Nov. 1953
Finger Man
Ralph spots a wanted criminal on his bus. He comes up with a story that the bus has broken down to get people off the bus and notifies a cop. The bad guy is caught and Ralph is a hero. The press and the police chief show up at Ralph's house just in time to find out that the bad has escaped and vowed to get the guy who turned him in. While Ralph is trying to decide where to hide the police approach the "hero" to act as a decoy to help them re-arrest the criminal.
 
5 Dec. 1953
Santa and the Bookies
Believing that Alice is pregnant, Ralph takes a job as a sidewalk Santa, with Norton as his helper, in order to earn extra money. But they are unaware of the fact that their new bosses are bookies who are using Ralph and Norton as a front to receive their betting slips.
 
2 Jan. 1954
Episode #2.11
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9 Jan. 1954
Episode #2.12
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23 Jan. 1954
Cottage for Sale
Ralph and Ed spring an idea on their wives to buy a $989.00 cottage. Alice and Trixie are against it, Ralph talks Alice and Trixie into looking at the model. Once they see it the girls love it, Ralph wants to do the negotiating and after finding out the model they were looking at is double the price they expected they take a deal that will supposedly give them the same place minus a "few simple extra's". After they buy it they find out on their first trip to the cottage they were snookered by the salesman and the place they bought is a run down shack. They wind up ...
 
30 Jan. 1954
Episode #2.15
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6 Feb. 1954
Episode #2.16
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13 Feb. 1954
Episode #2.17
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20 Feb. 1954
Episode #2.18
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27 Feb. 1954
Episode #2.19
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6 Mar. 1954
Episode #2.20
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13 Mar. 1954
Episode #2.21
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20 Mar. 1954
Episode #2.22
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27 Mar. 1954
The Lawsuit
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3 Apr. 1954
Fortune Teller
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10 Apr. 1954
The Next Champ
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17 Apr. 1954
Stand-In for Murder
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24 Apr. 1954
Move Uptown
The Kramdens have found a nice new place in the Bronx they want to move to; one big problem the landlord won't let them out of their lease. He must sub-let the place first. After an abortive attempt to move without a sub-letting Ralph decides to force the landlord to throw him out by breaking all the rules of the building. The plot back fires on Ralph when the landlord shows up at his apartment.
 
1 May 1954
The Man in the Blue Suit
Ralph wins $73.85 playing poker. He wants to avoid giving all his winnings to Alice so he hides his winnings in a suit he hasn't worn for 5 years. While he's away a charity comes by and asks for any unwanted items. When Ralph finds out what happened to his suit he gets Ed to help him try to get it back. Their plans all fail. But only after he feels he'll never see the money again that Alice tells him the man who picked up the suit found the money and returned it. But not before she tortures him a little to get him for hiding how much he had actually won from her.
 
8 May 1954
Hair-Raising Tale
Ralph over hears two men arguing in the park and intercedes on the smaller ones behalf. While trying to calm down the little man he finds out that they were fighting over a "miracle hair restorer." Supposedly the bigger guy wanted to buy the formula for the hair restorer and the little guy wouldn't sell. The little guy claims to have invented the product and had wanted investors but didn't want to sell. Ralph sees a chance to make some money, and the little guy sees a sucker. For just $500 he can get the rights to all of New York City which the inventor claims should ...
 
15 May 1954
Episode #2.30
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22 May 1954
Boxtop Kid
Alice gets Ralph to go down to see her sister and brother-in-law off on cruise to Europe. Ralph wasn't very happy about it, he doesn't like his brother-in-law anyway so this was to much to take. While on the boat he sees all the other prizes they won, this leads Ralph to the idea of buying a bunch of foods that are running contests. When comes home with a lot of groceries Alice demands he take everything back. Ralph ignores her demands and he and Ed work on entering all the contests on the packages. As luck would have it, Ralph does win one of the contests. The ...
 
29 May 1954
Two Men on a Horse
Ralph gets elected treasurer of the Raccoon Lodge and as part of his duties he takes home $200 that was collected for the Raccoon Dance. He was supposed to deposit it in the bank. After he's unsuccessful retracing his steps he manages to raise $8.00 that he quickly loses when he tries to double his money playing pinball. While he's hanging around the diner he over hears the owner getting a sure thing tip on a horse and they raise another $10.00 to take advantage of the tip he just got. When he gets there he tries to keep the odds on the horse from dropping by ...
 
5 Jun. 1954
Goodbye Aunt Ethel
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12 Jun. 1954
Episode #2.34
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