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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, despite his constant threats of domestic violence.Written by
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Jackie Gleason was said to become sensitive over the show's continued use of Fat Jokes, as he came to feel they were being directed as much towards him as they were to Ralph. Gleason was believed to be particularly irritated by such jokes ad libbed or improvised by Art Carney and Audrey Meadows. See more »
The Kramden's are said to live in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. Their address is referred to , in several episodes, as 328 Chauncey Street. That address, however, is actually in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. See more »
The original network version used a different announcer and the opening title/credits sequence ended with a plug for the show's sponsor, Buick. For its now familiar syndicated version, the plug for Buick was replaced with a second shot of fireworks. See more »
This is one of the greatest TV shows of all time. If you have never seen this, you're in for a real treat. Ralph (Jackie Gleason) is a bus driver for the Gotham Bus Company. He lives in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn with his long-suffering wife Alice (Audrey Meadows). His best pal is the sewer worker who lives upstairs, Ed Norton (Art Carney). Ralph is always scheming to make money. His ideas never work. The things I like best about this show is a) the writing -- introduced phrases that are now part of the American language ("To the moon, Alice!" b) the directing -- look what they did with three cameras that never moved! c) the acting, esp. the improvisation when gags failed -- remember, this was live TV! This show was the influence of the cartoon "The Flintstones", plus a couple of generations of every other TV sitcom.
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