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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His stock answer to every turn of fate became a catch phrase: 'What a revoltin' development this is!" Written by Anonymous

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2 January 1953 (USA)  »

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The Life of Riley started as a radio program starring William Bendix on the Blue Network (ABC) from January 16, 1944 to June 8, 1945 later moving to NBC from September 8, 1945 to June 29, 1951. See more »

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Why isn't this SHOWN anymore?
1 July 2004 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

I bought a few "LIFE OF RILEY" tapes a while back. I watched a few again today.

This was a funny show. I wonder it is never shown anymore. It is just as funny as any ole I LOVE LUCY show. I guess the power of pull of DESILU is what propelled this one out of the firmament. It's a darn shame.

WILLIAM BENDIX is a very likable and funny actor. As is the rest of the cast without being "perfect" like some other TV families.

The situations are funny and the family relationships are not as dated as you might think. It not as HOMESPUN as Father Knows Best or The Donna Reed Show...!~

The laugh track also sounds FRESH!!! and REAL!

TVLAND should bring these back.

As Junior would say:

AWWWW...Heyyyyick!!


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