When Alice has a telephone installed, Ralph feels threatened both by her newfound freedom and the prospect of another bill to pay.
Did You Know?
Alice mentions Amos 'n' Andy. Amos 'n' Andy was a radio and television sitcom set in Harlem's black community. The radio show ran from the 1920s through the 1950s with Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, who played a number of different characters, including the titular Amos Jones (Gosdon) and Andrew Hogg Brown (Correll). When the show moved to television, black actors took over the majority of the roles. The show ran as a nightly radio serial (1928-43), as a weekly situation comedy (1943-55), and as a nightly disc-jockey program (1954-60). A television adaptation ran on CBS (1951-53) and continued in syndicated reruns (1954-66). It would not be shown to a nationwide audience again until 2012. See more
The lady tells Alice that the babysitting job is "only three blocks from here" and the address is 383 Himrod St. The Kramden's live on 328 Chauncey St. in Brooklyn and 383 Himrod St. is actually two miles from there. See more
Let's get something straight right now, right here and now: a man's home is just like a ship. And on this ship, I am the captain. I am the captain of this ship, do you understand that? You are nothing but a lowly, third-class seaman. That's all you are. Your duties are to get the mess, swab the deck and see that the captain feels good. That's all you have to do. Remember, you're nothing a third-class seaman. I'm the captain.
[He notices that Alice is leaving and he stops her
The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
Hummed by Alice after she gets the baby sitting job See more