We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I've always been such a fan of the show that it sometimes gave me crazy ideas. Thirty years ago I followed up on one of them. You all remember how Ralph used to open the window and yell upstairs, "Hey Norton". Well then I got a beautiful little beagle puppy. Let's see, what can we name him? Get the picture? Although you know how beagles are, sometimes when he got his nose on the ground after something, he didn't answer all the time.
it's a great pooch name on the charm side --but they used to tell me to be sure a dog's name started with a hard sound --a fricative i think is the word --to keep it simple for the dog. "N" is another class of sound --i forget what that class is called.
side note, Gleason's English was what they call "non-rhotic" (all English speakers are one of two, rhotic or non-rhotic). Rhotics pronounce every "r"; non-rhotics just pronounce the "r" that follows vowels and not even all of them. Gleason's "NORTON!" was sort of a "NOAH_tN!"
If Ralph Kramden had hollered "NORTON!" as say an upper class Englishman would, that is pronouncing every letter fully, Ed Norton would've done an over-shoulder double-take --to see who was standing behind him --