Jackie Gleason (1916 - 1987) was an American comedian, best known for his role as Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners (a spin-off of a popular sketch on his variety series, The Jackie Gleason Show). Gleason also appeared in films such as The Hustler and Smokey and the Bandit.
- Rowlf the Dog details his Thanksgiving dinner at Gleason's house in an episode of The Jimmy Dean Show.
- Ralph Crammedon, a Grouch appearing in episode 4094 of Sesame Street, spoofs Gleason's character in The Honeymooners. Ralph even borrows one of Gleason's well-known catchphrases, "And awaaay we go!"