Alice is so tired of Ralph's complaining about the housework not getting done that she decides to hire themselves a maid while she goes off to get a job herself.

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Alice is so tired of Ralph's complaining about the housework not getting done that she decides to hire themselves a maid while she goes off to get a job herself.

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22 October 1955 (USA)  »

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The title is based on the old proverb: "A man may work from sun to sun but a woman's work is never done". See more »

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Ralph gives his address as 728 Chauncey Street. But in previous and later episodes, the Kramdens' address is stated as 328 Chauncey Street. See more »

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Alice Kramden: Let me tell you something. There's an old, old saying, Ralph: "Man works from sun to sun, but woman's work is never done."
Ralph Kramden: [snootily] Good gosh!
Alice Kramden: I'll tell you why woman's work is never done, Ralph. Because she's got the toughest boss in this whole world: a husband!
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Ralph Gets A Maid From Heck
5 July 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Poor Alice, she labors all day in that dingy flat, then King Ralph comes home and accuses her of doing nothing. So Alice has had it. She's hiring a maid by going to work somewhere, anywhere. So they go down to hire a maid where Ralph puts on airs of being a rich man, which is a hoot since he can't really bring it off, while Alice enjoys his losing struggle.

Then there's the payoff—the only maid available looks like a retired wrestler and acts like a prison warden. So who's the servant now and who's the boss. And how will Ralph and Norton cope with her stubborn ways.

It's a typically hilarious entry with our three regulars in fine form. And by the way, that's Betty Garde as the fearsome maid, a veteran of such movie classics as Cry Of The City (1948) and Caged (1950). It's annoying that many of these re-runs have erased the voice-over credits for these worthy supporting players. The voice-over originally accompanied the credit roll at the end. But for some reason, the voice-overs have been erased in the versions I've seen. Yet it's often these unsung folks who helped lift the series to classic status. What a shame.


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