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
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Since 2000, a life-sized statue of Jackie Gleason dressed as Ralph Kramden has stood outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. See more »
The background behind the stove and the window were actually curtains. There are a few episodes in which the corner (where the two meet) would separate and you could see a little of what was behind it. See more »
Besides the modification to the opening title sequence when prepared for syndication, original announcer Jack Lescoulie's voice was replaced with that of Gaylord Avery, a longtime CBS staff announcer. See more »
Whether it's one of the classic 39 or one of the lost episodes, I always have a blast when I watch this show. It is one of the best shows ever to grace television. Everyone on the show was hilarious whether it was Ralph as the big mouthed, short tempered husband, Ed as the goofy upstairs neighbor or Alice and Trixie as the wives who always tried to keep them in line. It never fails to make me laugh out loud when I watch this show and I'd recommend it to anyone who needs a good laugh.
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