The Life of Riley: “Riley Sends Peg A Comic Valentine”

July 30th, 2021

Gillis convinces Riley to send Peg a 'less-than-loving' Valentine's Day card.

 

Originally aired on February 14, 1948. This is episode 188 of The Life of Riley.

 

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The Bob Hope Show with Special Guests, Bing Crosby and Jimmy Demaret

July 28th, 2021

Bob Hope welcomes special guests, Bing Crosby and Jimmy Demaret.

 

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Photo of Jimmy Demaret, circa 1940

 

Episode 479 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on January 23, 1951.

 

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The Aldrich Family - “Crowded Bathroom” & “Cancer Awareness Special”

July 26th, 2021

Two short sketches about Henry Aldrich and his family.

 

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Advertisement for Jello, the sponsor of The Aldrich Family

 

"Crowded Bathroom" originally aired on July 28, 1938. This was a sketch from the Rudy Vallée Show. The "Cancer Awareness Special" probably aired sometime in 1947.

 

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The Life of Riley: “Father and Son Banquet”

July 23rd, 2021

Riley worries that Junior is not motivated enough to prepare for a future career.

 

Originally aired on February 7, 1948. This is episode 187 of The Life of Riley.

 

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The Bob Hope Show from Carswell Air Force Base

July 21st, 2021

Bob Hope welcomes special guests, Marilyn Maxwell and Jerry Colonna.

 

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Photo of Marilyn Maxwell

 

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Photo of Jerry Colonna

 

Episode 477 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on January 9, 1951.

 

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The Bickersons Fight Back Record Album

July 19th, 2021

Four comedy sketches from the second record album recorded by Don Ameche and Francis Langford. 

 

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The sketches are entitled:

Round I

Round II

Round III

Round IV

 

This record album was released in 1963.

 

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The Life of Riley: “Uncle Baxter Moves In”

July 16th, 2021

Peg's Uncle Baxter returns to the Riley household.

 

Originally aired on January 31, 1948. This is episode 186 of The Life of Riley.

 

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The Bob Hope Show with Special Guest, Bing Crosby

July 14th, 2021

Bob Hope welcomes special guest, Bing Crosby.

 

Episode 475 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on December 26, 1950.

 

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The Bickersons - “The Bickersons Record Album”

July 12th, 2021

Four comedy sketches from a record album recorded by Don Ameche and Francis Langford. 

 

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The sketches are entitled:

Breakfast With John and Blanche

The Bickersons at Sea

Wedding Anniversary

Later That Same Evening

 

This record album was released in 1961.

 

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The Life of Riley: “Babs Quits School”

July 9th, 2021

Riley's attempt at reverse psychology takes a wrong turn when Babs drops out of high school to get a job.

 

Originally aired on January 24, 1948. This is episode 185 of The Life of Riley.

 

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