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
- 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 apartment building's address was 328 Chauncey Street in Brooklyn, New York City. This was Jackie Gleason's childhood address and the apartment he grew up in served as the model for the…
[show]The apartment building's address was 328 Chauncey Street in Brooklyn, New York City. This was Jackie Gleason's childhood address and the apartment he grew up in served as the model for the set. Although it is stated that the characters live in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn the address is actually in Bushwick. Gleason believed that Bensonhurst sounded more like a Brooklyn neighborhood to viewers outside of New York City.
- 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).