Because of a suggestion he made, Ralph gets laid off. While they're trying to figure out how to cope with the bills, Alice decides to go back to work over Ralph's objections. The real ... See full summary »




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Episode credited cast:
Trixie Norton (credit only)
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Jack Lescoulie ...
Himself - Announcer (voice)


Because of a suggestion he made, Ralph gets laid off. While they're trying to figure out how to cope with the bills, Alice decides to go back to work over Ralph's objections. The real trouble starts when Ralph finds out who has to do the house work, and when Alice's boss comes to the apartment to pick her up. Written by Robert W Anderson

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Comedy | Family





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26 November 1955 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In the original listing in TV Guide for the original air date of this show, Alice's boss was advertised as being played by Robert Middleton, but by the time it was filmed John Holland was cast in the role of Tony Amico (named after Jackie Gleason's then-valet). See more »


When Freddie comes to the apartment to tells Alice that Ralph's layoff is over and says, "They are putting him on the cross-town run." This would be unusual because it is different from Ralph's usual bus route which has often been mentioned has Madison Avenue which runs uptown, not cross-town. See more »


Alice Kramden: [Ralph has gone into the bedroom to get Alice's slippers] Oh, Ralph? Ralph!
Ralph Kramden: [comes out, mildly annoyed] What is it now?
Alice Kramden: I forgot to tell ya something and it's very important. I told Tony that I lived with my brother. See, he doesn't know that I'm married, so when he gets here, you just say you're my brother.
Ralph Kramden: [nods in agreement, turns to go into the bedroom, and immediately storms out] *WHAT*? You told him that you were not what and I'm who?
Alice Kramden: Well, I couldn't very well tell him that I was married. ...
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Alice Gets a Job
4 August 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Solid entry. I love it when Ralph meets Alice's boss. He's not what Ralph was expecting, to say the least. Part of the series appeal, I think, is seeing a set-up develop into something that's going make our bus driver go ballistic. Here it's Alice's having to go to work after Ralph gets laid off. And guess who gets to do the housework. Worse, it was Ralph's own bright idea that led to his being laid off. Anyway, he doesn't like Alice's having to get a bill-paying job to begin with, and especially so after he meets her boss. It's amusing to watch the irritants build into a typical Ralph blow up. Of course, we know things will work out in the end, so we can sit back and enjoy his mock tantrums. Without that assurance, however, the amusement would be questionable. Also, look for John Holland as Alice's boss. He was a long-time actor in old movies and then TV, specializing in slippery upper-class types. Good seeing him pick up a payday here.

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