A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Ralph Kramden 39 episodes, 1955-1956
...  Ed Norton 39 episodes, 1955-1956
...  Alice Kramden 39 episodes, 1955-1956
...  Trixie Norton 39 episodes, 1955-1956
...  Himself - Announcer 39 episodes, 1955-1956
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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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A running gag in "The Honeymooners" sketches on The Jackie Gleason Show (1952) was Ralph making remarks to Trixie about her previous career as a burlesque dancer. This was toned down for this separate series, and Trixie's dancing career was rarely mentioned. See more »

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The Kramden's apartment door opens out into the hallway. A door that enters a dwelling always opens into the building...such as apartments, hotels/motels, and houses. See more »

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Ed Norton: Heeey, Ralphie Boy!
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Referenced in The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996) See more »

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You're My Greatest Love
Written by Jackie Gleason and Bill Templeton
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One of the greatest television shows of all time
3 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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