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THE LIFE OF RILEY

 Life of Riley

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Life of Riley Family
Family Situation Comedy (1941 - 51)

William BendixFibber McGee and Molly, Burns and Allen, Jack Benny and others had refined broad character comedy in vaudeville and then did it on radio, but none did it with wife and kids characters, intent on portraying the All-American family like Dagwood and later Dennis the Menace did in the funnies. The Life of Riley, and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet were old time radio shows written to celebrate the classic American suburban family.

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The Life of Riley is about Chester A. Riley, an aircraft plant blue-collar worker, his family and their neighbors. William Bendix took the title role in 1944, after doing mostly heavies in the films. The show quickly grew in popularity in post WWII America, as thousands of GI's were coming home to find work, buy a house and raise a family.Just like Riley. Riley is stubborn and opinionated, and knows his way is the right way. His family and neighbors think otherwise.

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Life of Riley AdPeg, his capable and charming wife (in spite of it all), was played by Grace Coppin, and then Paula Winslowe. Jack Grimes, Scotty Beckett, Conrad Binyon and Tommy Cook played Junior (Riley's son) through the years, Peggy Conklin, Sharon Douglas and Barbara Eiler was Babs (Riley's daughter). The regulars included John Brown as Gillis, his buddy and Digby "Digger" O'Dell- a pun-loving undertaker that was "creepy" for the kids listening, and a sly swipe at the many "chiller" shows on radio for many adults. Shirley Mitchell was Honeybee Gillis and Francis "Dink" Trout played the wacky Waldo Binny.

TV sit-coms fans will feel right at home, as the Life of Riley went on to become one of the 50s most popular TV shows, and a model for much of what followed. But it was Riley on the radio who first uttered his classic tag line, "What a revoltin' development this is!" Fans tuned in for laughs, and enjoyed the kids growing up in episodes such as "Babs is born", "Babs First Date" right up to "Babs Moves Out," (telescoped into …this was radio sit-com, after all!)

The idea of a guy getting steamed by the daily grind is still a classic comedy concept, and so is Life of Riley.

For more family comedy shows, see also Aldrich Family, My Son Jeep, Ozzie and Harriet and Vic and Sade.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1 - 50 shows - total playtime 23 hours 16 minutes

Life Of Riley 430725 00 Xriley Wants To Build A House
Life Of Riley 440130 003 Butler Part 2
Life Of Riley 440206 004 Riley Rents A House And Move From Hotel
Life Of Riley 440213 005 Telephone Story
Life Of Riley 440220 006 Van Planten Theater Part 1
Life Of Riley 440326 011 Barber Chair
Life Of Riley 440402 012 Rileys Birthday Thinks Baxter Is Giving Party
Life Of Riley 440409 013 Riley Is Best Dressed Man
Life Of Riley 440423 015 Proxy Wedding Part 2
Life Of Riley 440430 016 Baxter Goes To New York
Life Of Riley 440507 017 Dog Catcher
Life Of Riley 440514 018 Riley Fixes Dinner For Mothers Day
Life Of Riley 440604 021 Fish Story (first half)
Life Of Riley 440625 024 Riley Tries To Marry Baxter To Miss Grimshaw Waldos Aunt
Life Of Riley 440827 033 Houseboat Vacation Part 1
Life Of Riley 440903 034 Houseboat Vacation Part 2
Life Of Riley 440924 037 Making Each Other Jealous
Life Of Riley 441008 039 Muleys Surprise Party For Riley
Life Of Riley 441022 041 Bosss Soninlaw
Life Of Riley 441029 042 Halloween Haunted House
Life Of Riley 441105 043 Piano Lessons For Junior
Life Of Riley 441112 044 Big Football Bet
Life Of Riley 441119 045 Turkey Hunt
Life Of Riley 441126 046 Bridesmaid Babs
Life Of Riley 441203 047 Most Popular Boy
Life Of Riley 441210 048 Rileys Mash Note At Night School
Life Of Riley 441217 049 Christmas Present
Life Of Riley 441224 050 Roswells A Guest For Christmas
Life Of Riley 441231 051 New Years Eve Party
Life Of Riley 450107 052 Silver Gloves Boxing Tourney
Life Of Riley 450114 053 Wedding Anniversary
Life Of Riley 450121 054 Rileys Conscience Bothers Him For Taking Phone Booth Nickels
Life Of Riley 450128 055 Five Dollars Is Missing
Life Of Riley 450204 056 Bpla Initiates A New Member
Life Of Riley 450211 057 Riley Trains Juniors Dog
Life Of Riley 450225 059 Riley Helps Luigi Pass English Exam To Become Us Citizen
Life Of Riley 450304 060 Expectant Fathers
Life Of Riley 450311 061 Junior Runs Away
Life Of Riley 450318 062 Riley Tries To Become A Pal To Junior
Life Of Riley 450513 069 Rileys Motherinlaw Visits
Life Of Riley 450915 078 Feud With Neighbor New Neighbor Gillis Over Juniors Goat
Life Of Riley 450922 079 Junior Is Head Of Household
Life Of Riley 450929 080 Change Of Time
Life Of Riley 451006 081 Riley Refuses To Let Babs See Simon Thinks Hes A Suicide
Life Of Riley 451020 083 Pegs Old Boyfriend Sydney Is House Guest
Life Of Riley 451027 084 Football Game
Life Of Riley 451103 085 Rosewell Visits
Life Of Riley 451110 Juniors Birthday Party
Life Of Riley 451124 088 Babs And Simon Married
Life Of Riley 451201 089 Bpla Lodge Election Phonograph Record Saves Riley




Volume 2 - 50 shows - total playtime 23 hours 8 minutes

Life Of Riley 451208 090 Riley Takes Job Promotion Exam
Life Of Riley 451215 091 Grandmas Captain Riley
Life Of Riley 460126 097 Rileys Tonsillectomy
Life Of Riley 460202 098 Juniors School Play
Life Of Riley 460309 103 Babs Music Scholarship
Life Of Riley 460316 104 Riley Buys An Insurance Policy
Life Of Riley 460323 105 Junior Races Egbert Poison Ivy
Life Of Riley 460406 107 Riley Finds A Silver Fox Fur Coat
Life Of Riley 460413 108 Riley Thinks Junior Is A Shoplifter
Life Of Riley 460420 109 Giant Easter Bunny
Life Of Riley 460427 110 Gambling Doesnt Pay
Life Of Riley 460504 111 Rileys Take In Gillises After A Fire
Life Of Riley 460511 112 Junior Forgets Mothers Day
Life Of Riley 460518 113 Playing Hookey
Life Of Riley 460525 114 Junior Sells Peanuts At Circus
Life Of Riley 460601 115 Riley Family Of Actors
Life Of Riley 460608 116 Bread Shortage And Black Market
Life Of Riley 460615 117 A New Suit For Fathers Day
Life Of Riley 460622 118 Morris Buys Riley House
Life Of Riley 460629 119 Paper Route Subscription Contest To Go To Camp
Life Of Riley 460907 121 Riley Thinks Hes Been Promoted
Life Of Riley 460914 122 Riley Doesnt Want Peg To Work For Sidney Monahan
Life Of Riley 460921 123 Riley Hides On Boat To Catch Babs And Her Boyfriend Simon
Life Of Riley 460928 124 Riley Bribes Junior To Win Football Game
Life Of Riley 461005 125 Good Neighbor Week
Life Of Riley 461012 126 School Formal Dance Helenes Swap Shop Dress Fro Babs
Life Of Riley 461019 127 Riley Sues Bus Company
Life Of Riley 461026 128 Riley Gets A Job In South America For His Company
Life Of Riley 461102 129 Peg And Riley Both Run For Park Supervisor
Life Of Riley 461116 131 Music Brings Riley And Peg Together
Life Of Riley 461123 132 Riley Football Hero For Night Club Team
Life Of Riley 461130 133 Riley Gets Free Medical Advice From Simons Uncle A Horse Doctor
Life Of Riley 461214 135 Riley Accidently Invites Monahan For A Visit To New York
Life Of Riley 461228 137 New Years Eve 10 Dates For Babs
Life Of Riley 470111 139 Efficiency Expert
Life Of Riley 470118 140 Riley And Simon Business Partners
Life Of Riley 470125 141 Rileys Honeymoon
Life Of Riley 470201 142 Mr X Riley Switched As A Baby
Life Of Riley 470208 143 Rileys Birthday Forgotten
Life Of Riley 470315 148 Simon Is `advice To Lovelorn Column Editor
Life Of Riley 470322 149 Riley Milkman
Life Of Riley 470329 150 Riley Gentleman New Chair
Life Of Riley 470405 151 Riley Child Beater
Life Of Riley 470412 152 Real Life Soap Opera `marriage Can Be Beautiful
Life Of Riley 470419 153 Riley Boxer Junior Coward
Life Of Riley 470426 154 Simon Waiter Blackmails Riley
Life Of Riley 470503 155 Launching Babs In Society
Life Of Riley 470510 156 Model Son Mothers Day Speech
Life Of Riley 470531 159 Accident Insurance Policy
Life Of Riley 470607 160 Riley Courts Peg At Summer Camp




Volume 3 - 50 shows - total playtime 24 hours 7 minutes

Life Of Riley 470614 161 Junior Wins Soap Box Derby
Life Of Riley 470621 162 Babs Almost Gets A Job In San Francisco
Life Of Riley 470628 163 Riley And Gillis Spend A Week At Lake
Life Of Riley 470705 164 Riley Thinks Peg Is Leaving Him
Life Of Riley 470906 165 Riley Enrolls At Pip Instead Of Ucla
Life Of Riley 470913 166 Babs Has Two Dates
Life Of Riley 470920 167 Junior Wants To Run Away From Home
Life Of Riley 470927 168 Venus With A Radio In Her Stomach Art Object For Piano
Life Of Riley 471004 169 Riley Gets A Promotion Old Age Sets In
Life Of Riley 471011 170 Riley Cop
Life Of Riley 471018 171 Community Chest Drive
Life Of Riley 471025 172 Ragamuffin Ball
Life Of Riley 471101 173 Football Pool Card
Life Of Riley 471108 174 Junior And Babs Put On Anniversary Party
Life Of Riley 471115 175 Riley In School Play
Life Of Riley 471122 176 Win A Buick Contest Guess Number Of Beans In Bowl
Life Of Riley 471129 177 Thanksgiving With Gillises
Life Of Riley 471206 178 Greatest Man I Know
Life Of Riley 471213 179 Babs Is Blackballed At Soroity
Life Of Riley 471220 180 First Christmas In Store Window
Life Of Riley 471227 181 Family Christmas Present Tv Or Piano
Life Of Riley 480103 182 Riley Gets Junior Two Dates For A Dance
Life Of Riley 480110 183 Womens Equal Rights Wedding Ring
Life Of Riley 480117 184 Telephone Is Rationed Walking Man Contest
Life Of Riley 480124 185 Babs Quits School
Life Of Riley 480131 186 Uncle Baxter Returns Scholarship
Life Of Riley 480207 187 Father And Son Banquet
Life Of Riley 480214 188 Riley Sends Peg A Comic Valentine
Life Of Riley 480221 189 Riley Lies To Peg About Going To A Wrestling Match
Life Of Riley 480228 190 Babs Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party
Life Of Riley 480306 191 Nuts And Bolts Club Riley Punches His Foreman
Life Of Riley 480313 192 Monkey
Life Of Riley 480320 193 Suggestion Contest
Life Of Riley 480327 194 Giant Easter Bunny Fertilizer
Life Of Riley 480403 195 Riley Crime Buster Juvenile Delinquency Curfew
Life Of Riley 480410 196 Peg Studies French
Life Of Riley 480417 197 Care Drive
Life Of Riley 480424 198 Spring Fever
Life Of Riley 480501 199 Juniors Baseball Uniform Reform School
Life Of Riley 480508 200 Rileys Mothers Day Gift Is Explained
Life Of Riley 480515 201 Riley Man Of Distinction
Life Of Riley 480522 202 Monahan Spends Weekend With Rileys
Life Of Riley 480529 203 Cooperation Picnic Riley And Gillis Buy A Car Together
Life Of Riley 480612 205 Babs Graduation
Life Of Riley 480619 206 Fathers Day Bathrobes
Life Of Riley 480626 207 A Vacation On Prison Farm
Life Of Riley 480827 Second Job
Life Of Riley 480903 209 Riley Meets Clem Kadiddlehopper
Life Of Riley 480910 210 Household Drudge
Life Of Riley 481008 214 How To Pick A Mate




Volume 4 - 50 shows - total playtime 23 hours 17 minutes

Life Of Riley 481015 215 Problem Child
Life Of Riley 481022 216 Riley Campaigns
Life Of Riley 481029 217 Riley And Aardvark
Life Of Riley 481105 218 Comic Books
Life Of Riley 481112 219 Rileys Tonsilectomy
Life Of Riley 481119 220 Fatherinlaw Trouble
Life Of Riley 481126 221 Babs Elderly Boyfriend
Life Of Riley 481203 222 Riley Tries To Get Football Tickets A Foremanship Is Up For Grabs
Life Of Riley 481210 223 Rileys Jilted Sister Visits
Life Of Riley 481217 224 Riley And Mrs Morris; Buys A Car Not A Wife
Life Of Riley 481224 225 Christmas Bonuses From Mr Stevenson
Life Of Riley 481231 226 Riley Invites Himself To His Bosss New Years Eve Party
Life Of Riley 490107 227 Riley Coaches Juniors Basketball Team
Life Of Riley 490114 228 Riley Gets A Job In Arabia
Life Of Riley 490121 229 Rileys Old Flame Bertha
Life Of Riley 490128 230 A Quiet Evening By Fireside
Life Of Riley 490204 231 Riley Talks In His Sleep About Gertrude
Life Of Riley 490211 232 Babs Elopes Sells Cards With Simon
Life Of Riley 490218 233 A Valentine Locket From Monahan Is Signed By Riley
Life Of Riley 490304 235 Rileys Are Guests Of Universal Film Opening In Cincinnati
Life Of Riley 490311 236 Wedding Photograph Wire Recorder
Life Of Riley 490318 237 Rileys Wedding Complete With Monahan
Life Of Riley 490325 238 Babs Runs For Ucla President
Life Of Riley 490401 239 Riley Wont Let Peg Help Junior With His Homework
Life Of Riley 490408 240 Riley Is Held Up
Life Of Riley 490422 242 Riley Breaks A Vase With His Bowling Ball
Life Of Riley 490429 243 Riley Goes To War After Reading A 1941 Newspaper
Life Of Riley 490506 244 Babs Leaves Home 3 Rd Riley Movie Show
Life Of Riley 490513 245 Riley Waits Tables To Meet Peg Flashback
Life Of Riley 490520 246 Junior And Egbert Leave For Camp
Life Of Riley 490527 247 Junior Has His Own Delivery Business
Life Of Riley 490624 000 Xwally Brown Audition Aud Dialogue Only
Life Of Riley 491007 248 Babs Wedding Baby Sitting
Life Of Riley 491014 249 Geiger Counter
Life Of Riley 491021 250 Policeman Boarder
Life Of Riley 491028 251 A Television Set On A 10 Day Free Trial
Life Of Riley 491104 252 Expectant Father
Life Of Riley 491111 253 Community Chest Drive
Life Of Riley 491118 254 Escort Bureau
Life Of Riley 491202 256 Riley Bookie
Life Of Riley 491216 258 Riley Fireman
Life Of Riley 491223 259 Christmas Club
Life Of Riley 491230 260 Riley Drives A Cab For Babs Boyfriend
Life Of Riley 500106 261 Care Drive
Life Of Riley 500113 262 Rileys Southern Female Neighbor
Life Of Riley 500127 264 Junior Is In Love
Life Of Riley 500217 267 Peg Waitress
Life Of Riley 500224 268 Rileys Step Out
Life Of Riley 500303 269 Riley Becomes An Actor On Tv
Life Of Riley 500310 270 Riley Has A Rent Controversy With His Landlord




Volume 5 - 44 shows - total playtime 20 hours 31 minutes

Life Of Riley 500317 271 Babs Is Alergic To Riley
Life Of Riley 500324 272 Cissies Marriage
Life Of Riley 500331 273 Chivalry Is Dead
Life Of Riley 500407 274 Miracle Of Bells
Life Of Riley 500414 275 Rileys Anniversary
Life Of Riley 500421 276 Riley Goes To A Drivein Theater
Life Of Riley 500428 277 Riley Hamburger King
Life Of Riley 500505 278 Riley Decides To Move
Life Of Riley 500526 281 Peg In A Beauty Contest
Life Of Riley 500602 282 South Pacific
Life Of Riley 500609 283 A Spicy Book
Life Of Riley 500616 284 Two Tvs For Fathers Day
Life Of Riley 501006 287 Surprise Party Show
Life Of Riley 501013 288 Rileys First Car Traffic Court
Life Of Riley 501020 289 Collection Agency
Life Of Riley 501027 290 Riley Wants A New Stove For A Cake Baking Contest
Life Of Riley 501103 291 Babs Elopement
Life Of Riley 501110 292 Riley Wins A Hudson Guessing Number Of Beans In A Jar
Life Of Riley 501117 293 Rileys First Date
Life Of Riley 501124 294 Riley Locks Up Babs After Student Riot
Life Of Riley 501201 295 Rileys Troubles With New Foreman
Life Of Riley 501208 296 Juniors Lawn Mowing Company Venture
Life Of Riley 501215 297 Riley Coward Peg Goes To Work
Life Of Riley 510105 300 Pegs Father Comes To Visit
Life Of Riley 510112 301 Anniversary Tiff Riley Pays Light Bill
Life Of Riley 510119 302 Scoutmaster Riley Housekeeping System
Life Of Riley 510126 303 Tillie Boomer Riley Becomes Engaged To Two Women
Life Of Riley 510202 304 Babs Blackballed At Sorority
Life Of Riley 510209 305 Charleston Dance Lessons With Louella
Life Of Riley 510216 306 Rileys Case Of Nerves
Life Of Riley 510223 307 Riley Has Tonsilitis
Life Of Riley 510302 308 Louella Stays With Rileys
Life Of Riley 510316 309 Riley Installs A Time Clock
Life Of Riley 510323 310 Basketball Game Bribe
Life Of Riley 510330 311 Riley Rent Collector
Life Of Riley 510406 312 Old Man Riley
Life Of Riley 510413 313 Civil Service Exam Riley Contemplates Changing Jobs
Life Of Riley 510420 314 Riley And Louella A Kiss In Dark
Life Of Riley 510427 315 Babs Wants Privacy Moves Out
Life Of Riley 510511 317 Riley And Black Chiffon Nightgown
Life Of Riley 510518 318 Junior Wins Soap Box Derby
Life Of Riley 510601 320 Riley And Ballot
Life Of Riley 510615 322 Riley Forger
Life Of Riley 510629 324 Rileys Leave For A Vacation In Brooklyn

 


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