- —Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden in "The Man from Space"
- "Having restored his suzerainty in the household, he [Sam Baines] loaded his fork with a huge mouthful of instant potatoes and returned his attention to Jackie Gleason."
- —From Back to the Future by George Gipe (quote, page 111)
He is best known as Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners and later as Sheriff Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the Bandit series.
Behind the scenes
- Jackie Gleason's character on The Honeymooners, Ralph Kramden, worked as a bus driver for the fictional Gotham Bus Company in New York, but although Ralph was sometimes seen at the bus depot in various episodes, he was never actually seen driving a bus on-screen. However, Gleason did appear behind the wheel of a bus — with his costars Audrey Meadows, Art Carney and Joyce Randolph as passengers — in specially posed publicity shots for the show.