As other reviews have stated, this show is a classic. But one of the most overlooked parts of the show is the progressiveness. Instead of a show where the woman is seen as a happy inferior and father knows best, this show challenged the that view with a woman who is, at many times, the smart one in the relationship. At times, Ralph will spout off with his theories about the man being the king of his castle and Alice will either make him fall back or wait and let him fail.
Alice started the trend of the smart "back-talking" woman that would latter be used in a pletora of other shows from The Cosby Show to The King of Queens.
Alice... You're the greatest.