The Kramdens & Nortons 15 years after the depression still struggle to make ends meet. Ralph & Alice marry following his acquiring a job as a bus driver. Ed Norton, a sewer worker, and wife Trixie live above the Kramdens. The stories depict the sincere attempts of two men attempting to better their lives, and the ensuing frustrations when their schemes to strike it rich inevitably backfire.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Jackie Gleason's Honeymo… Aired: Dec. 10, 1978
Ralph blows though everyones holiday money for his new investment - tickets for a lottery.
Series Fun Facts
- Voted #3 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
- CBS and Buick, the show's sponsor, wanted a second season, but Jackie Gleason refused because he felt that the quality of the scripts would not sustain for another season.
- The animated opening credit sequence was created by Al Stahl. The fireworks in the opening credits were shot by Stahl in Coney Island, Brooklyn. At the time, Coney Island had fireworks…
[show]The animated opening credit sequence was created by Al Stahl. The fireworks in the opening credits were shot by Stahl in Coney Island, Brooklyn. At the time, Coney Island had fireworks displays on Tuesday nights. Art Carney had previously worked on Stahl's short PM Picnic (1950).