The Jackie Gleason Show (1952–1973)
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Santa and the Bookies 

Believing that Alice is pregnant, Ralph takes a job as a sidewalk Santa, with Norton as his helper, in order to earn extra money. But they are unaware of the fact that their new bosses are ... See full summary »

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Frank Satenstein
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Episode credited cast:
Jackie Gleason ... Himself - Host / Ralph Kramden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Albertson ... Himself - Tipsy Man
Evelyn Ay Evelyn Ay ... Herself - Miss America 1954 (as Evelyn Margaret Ay)
Art Carney ... Himself - as Ed Norton
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Himself - as Lefty
Joseph Ferko Joseph Ferko ... Himself - Guest Band Leader (as Joseph Ferko Strings)
Eddie Hanley Eddie Hanley ... Himself - as Knuckles Grogan
Nell Harrison Nell Harrison ... Herself - Grandma
The June Taylor Dancers The June Taylor Dancers ... Themselves
Jack Lescoulie ... Himself - Announcer
Art Linkletter ... Himself
Frank Marth ... Himself - Policeman
Audrey Meadows ... Herself - as Alice Kramden
Robert Middleton ... Himself - Police Detective
Terry Moore ... Herself
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Believing that Alice is pregnant, Ralph takes a job as a sidewalk Santa, with Norton as his helper, in order to earn extra money. But they are unaware of the fact that their new bosses are bookies who are using Ralph and Norton as a front to receive their betting slips. Written by afsnowbird

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Comedy

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TV-G
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12 December 1953 (USA) See more »

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Also appearing on this broadcast was the 1954 LOOK Magazine All-American Football Team plus 35 sports writers from across the USA. See more »

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Yes, They're Idiots
14 December 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Alice is doing some work, knitting baby clothes, to earn some Christmas money. Ralph jumps to the conclusion that she is pregnant. He and Norton decide they need some extra money, so they get jobs as Santa and an elf, but the kettle they are using is a means for people to make bets on horse races. Eventually, they get arrested because they don't know what is going on. They are thrown in jail with the prospect of going to prison. Some good moments.


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