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
- The line: "Pow! Right in the kisser!" was said in only 1 of the original 39 episodes, # 35.
- Ralph's phrase "To the moon, Alice!" was ranked #2 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 20 Top Catchphrases" (21-27 August 2005 issue).
- Voted #3 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.