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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Babs' School Election

2 January 1953
Babs is running for President of her college's freshman class. Riley attempts to provide unwanted assistance to her election campaign meet with predictable disaster.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior

Allen Jenkins ... Honest Ed Feeney (uncredited)
Henry Kulky ... Feeney's Big Goon (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 2: Riley's Gift from the Boss

9 January 1953
Riley receives a letter from the president of the airplane plant in which he works, Cyrus P. Cunningham, announcing that the company will honor Riley's ten years of service with a luncheon in the boardroom the following day. Excited, Riley dragoons his pal Gillis into checking out the boardroom during their lunch hour, and Riley comes across a piece of paper that says "Riley -- Gift -- CAR." The entire Riley family rejoices at the prospect of receiving a car from the boss. The next day, Riley is deflated when he learns that his gift is considerably less grand than an automobile. He spends the rest of the week trying without success to bring himself to tell Peg and the kids that they will be riding the bus for some time to come. (The Paley Center for Media)

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior

Douglass Dumbrille ... Cunningham (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Bob Sweeney ... Dangle (as Robert Sweeney)
Emory Parnell ... Foreman

Pat Flaherty ... Watchman
George Fenneman ... Voice (voice)

Season 1, Episode 3: Riley's New Suit

16 January 1953
Riley needs a new suit. When his kids decide to surprise him with one, he begins thinking he's crazy because the only suit he has to use keeps disappearing.

Season 1, Episode 4: The Cake Contest

23 January 1953
Riley replaces Peg's baking-contest entry with a store-bought cake.

Season 1, Episode 5: Riley's Kiss in the Dark

30 January 1953
Riley tries determining the identity of a woman who kissed him in the dark.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
Veda Ann Borg ... Honeybee

Joyce Compton ... Louella
Ralph Peters ... Man
Elizabeth Slifer ... Stout Woman

Season 1, Episode 6: Riley Proves His Manhood

6 February 1953
Peg goes to work in a run-down café.

Season 1, Episode 7: Riley's Sister Cissy

13 February 1953
Riley makes a last-ditch attempt to marry off his sister Cissy.

Season 1, Episode 8: Riley and the Bear Contest

20 February 1953
Riley goes all out to win a car in a bean-counting contest.

Season 1, Episode 9: Riley the Scoutmaster

27 February 1953
Riley sets up as Scoutmaster when Junior's regular scoutmaster must take a leave of absence for the troop. Also, Riley sets out to show his wife that a man can do all the household duties in half the time a woman can.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
Veda Ann Borg ... Honeybee
Gregory Marshall ... Egbert Gillis
George Meader ... Mr. Crutz (as George F. Meader)
Anne O'Neal ... First Woman
Elizabeth Holmes ... Second Woman

Season 1, Episode 10: Riley Invades the Fight Game

6 March 1953
Riley is pitted against boxer Lou Nova at a charity bazaar.

Season 1, Episode 11: Riley's Lost Weekend

13 March 1953
The Rileys swap houses with "Square Head" Malloy for three days.

Season 1, Episode 12: Junior Wins the Soapbox Derby

20 March 1953
Junior's efforts to build a racer are hampered by unwanted advice.

Season 1, Episode 13: Riley's Family Reunion

27 March 1953
Riley's family is selected to appear in a radio program that brings parents and a child together for a family reunion - and plants hidden microphones throughout the house to capture their unrehearsed reactions to the event.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior

James Gleason ... Pa Riley
Sarah Padden ... Ma Riley
Emory Parnell ... Foreman
Bobby Watson ... Guy Mannering
Max Williams ... Adolph

Season 1, Episode 14: Riley's Business Venture

3 April 1953
Riley tries supplementing his wages by buying a hamburger stand.

Season 1, Episode 15: Riley Camps Out

10 April 1953
Feeling that their families don't sufficiently appreciate them, Riley and Gillis decide to spend their vacation camping at a remote mountain cabin - and come to appreciate their lives back in the suburbs.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
Veda Ann Borg ... Honeybee Gillis

Season 1, Episode 16: Riley Steps Out

10 April 1953
Riley picks up two banquet tickets discarded by his boss.

Season 1, Episode 17: Riley's Operation

17 April 1953
Riley's sore throat is traced to his tonsils and he's ordered to have them removed. It's all his family and friends can do to get him to the hospital for his operation.

Season 1, Episode 18: Riley the Executive Type

1 May 1953
Riley is dismayed when his spur-of-the-moment resignation is accepted.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley

Douglass Dumbrille ... Cunningham (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Bob Sweeney ... Dangle (as Robert Sweeney)
Emory Parnell ... Foreman

Pat Flaherty ... Watchman
George Fenneman ... (voice)

Season 1, Episode 19: Riley Engages an Escort

8 May 1953
Riley's efforts to secure a date for Babs backfire.

Season 1, Episode 20: Riley Cultivates Babs

15 May 1953
When Babs' friends see her out with Riley, rumors fly that she's dating a rich older man.

Season 1, Episode 21: Riley's Uncle Baxter

22 May 1953
Peg's uncle captivates the Rileys with stories of his war heroism.

Season 1, Episode 22: Riley Outwits Cupid

29 May 1953
Riley tries dissuading Babs from going steady.

Season 1, Episode 23: Riley Gets Engaged

5 June 1953
Riley tries dissuading Babs from going steady.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
Vince Barnett ... Herman
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee Gillis
William Boyett ... Coach
Anthony Sydes ... 1st Boy (as Tony Sydes)
Herb Vigran ... Muley
Dick Wessel ... Squarehead Malloy (as Richard Wessel)

Season 1, Episode 24: Riley Punishes Junior

12 June 1953
Riley is named Father of the Month by his lodge.
Vince Barnett ... Herman

William Bendix ... Riley
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
William Boyett ... Coach
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Herb Vigran ... Muley
Dick Wessel ... Squarehead Malloy

Season 1, Episode 25: Riley Meets a Rival

19 June 1953
Hoping to make Riley jealous, Peg invites an old flame for dinner.

Season 1, Episode 26: Riley the Typical Worker

26 June 1953
Hoping to make Riley jealous, Peg invites an old flame for dinner.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Riley's Stomach Ache

18 September 1953

Season 2, Episode 2: Riley, the Animal Lover

25 September 1953


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Frank Jenks ... Marty Dipsle
Andrew Tombes ... Doc Fishblow
Joe Devlin ... Policeman
Willa Pearl Curtis ... Marie
Nacho Galindo ... Junk Man
King the Wonderhorse ... Leo

Season 2, Episode 3: Riley Faces Fatherhood

2 October 1953

Season 2, Episode 4: Peg's Birthday Present

9 October 1953

Season 2, Episode 5: Riley's Surprise Package

16 October 1953
Riley's jealous nature backfires on him.

Season 2, Episode 6: Riley's Old Flame

23 October 1953

Season 2, Episode 7: Riley Hears Bells

30 October 1953

Season 2, Episode 8: Riley's Surprise Party

6 November 1953

Season 2, Episode 9: Junior's Vacation

13 November 1953

Season 2, Episode 10: Riley's Burning Ambition

20 November 1953


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Percy Helton ... Mr. Cox
Herb Vigran ... Muley
Tim Ryan ... Fire Chief

Season 2, Episode 11: Riley's Haunted House

27 November 1953

Season 2, Episode 12: Riley's Separation

4 December 1953


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Emory Parnell ... Foreman
Frank Ferguson ... Dr. Benson
Renie Riano ... Amelia Forbish
Dian Fauntelle ... Mrs. Durkin

Douglas Fowley ... Mickey Fender

Season 2, Episode 13: Riley the Worrier

18 December 1953


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior

Sterling Holloway ... Waldo Binny
Beverly Wills ... Audrey
Percy Helton ... Mr. Cox
Lee Rhodes ... Leonard

Martin Milner ... Bruce

Season 2, Episode 14: Riley's Second Honeymoon

25 December 1953

Season 2, Episode 15: Riley Teaches Junior Boxing

1 January 1954


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Emory Parnell ... Foreman
Lou Nova ... Mr. Cooper
Lela Bliss ... Mrs. Morris

Season 2, Episode 16: Riley Balances the Budget

8 January 1954


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis

Sterling Holloway ... Waldo Binny
Connie James ... Miss Fordice
Henry Kulky ... Otto Schmidtlapp
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Jack Rice ... Mac Elroy
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley
Dick Wessel ... Squarehead Malibu (as Richard Wessel)

Season 2, Episode 17: Riley's Love Letters

15 January 1954

Season 2, Episode 18: Junior's Double Date

22 January 1954


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Emory Parnell ... Hawkins

John Hoyt ... Blakely
Almira Sessions ... Secretary (as Elmira Sessions)

Season 2, Episode 19: Riley's Uranium Mine

29 January 1954

Season 2, Episode 20: Riley Brightens the Corner

5 February 1954

Season 2, Episode 21: Babs Used Car

12 February 1954

Season 2, Episode 22: Riley and the Boss' Niece

19 February 1954
Riley is a bundle of nerves, after he promises his boss, Mr. Cunningham, that he'll get a football player to escort his big homely niece to the school dance.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis

Sterling Holloway ... Waldo
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Henry Kulky ... Otto

Douglass Dumbrille ... Cunningham
Lu Leonard ... Theodosia (as Lou Leonard)
Anne Barton ... Secretary
Leonard Carey ... Butler

Season 2, Episode 23: Riley and the Cop

26 February 1954

Season 2, Episode 24: The Circus Comes to Town

4 March 1954

Season 2, Episode 25: Riley in a Rut

11 March 1954

Season 2, Episode 26: Riley, Surprise Witness

19 March 1954

Season 2, Episode 27: Riley and the Beaux Arts Ball

26 March 1954

Season 2, Episode 28: Riley Holds the Bag

2 April 1954

Season 2, Episode 29: Riley Takes Up Art

9 April 1954

Season 2, Episode 30: Riley's Good Deed

16 April 1954

Season 2, Episode 31: Riley, the Heir

23 April 1954

Season 2, Episode 32: Riley Takes Out Insurance

30 April 1954

Season 2, Episode 33: Riley Faces Mother's Day

7 May 1954

Season 2, Episode 34: Riley, the Newsboy

14 May 1954

Season 2, Episode 35: Riley and the Foreman's Gift

21 May 1954

Season 2, Episode 36: Riley Takes a Roomer

28 May 1954

Season 2, Episode 37: Riley's Anniversary

4 June 1954


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
George O'Hanlon ... Calvin
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Florence Sundstrom ... Belle
Henry Kulky ... Otto (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)
Jay Brooks ... Mailman

Sterling Holloway ... Waldo

Season 2, Episode 38: Riley Meets the Press

11 June 1954

Season 2, Episode 39: Riley in Brooklyn

18 June 1954


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Junior's Secret

17 September 1954
Junior and Egbert plot to buy a boat, but Riley and Gillis misunderstand and think they are planning to get married.

Season 3, Episode 2: Riley in the Wild Blue Yonder

24 September 1954

Season 3, Episode 3: Riley and the Suggestion Contest

1 October 1954

Season 3, Episode 4: Destination Brooklyn

8 October 1954

Season 3, Episode 5: The Dog Watch

15 October 1954


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior

Douglass Dumbrille ... Cunningham
Emory Parnell ... Hawkins
Henry Kulky ... Otto
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Bixby (as Bill Phillips)
Olaf Hytten ... Butler
Flame ... Baron Maximillian

Season 3, Episode 6: Babs and Junior Try Home Economics

22 October 1954

Season 3, Episode 7: The Duck Hunting Trip

29 October 1954

Season 3, Episode 8: Junior, the Chief Magistrate

5 November 1954

Season 3, Episode 9: Riley Buys a Statue

12 November 1954

Season 3, Episode 10: Riley Versus Numerology

19 November 1954

Season 3, Episode 11: Riley, the Friendly Neighbor

26 November 1954

Season 3, Episode 12: Riley's Wild Oats

3 December 1954

Season 3, Episode 13: Puppy Love

10 December 1954

Season 3, Episode 14: The Car Pool

17 December 1954

Season 3, Episode 15: Job Opening

24 December 1954

Season 3, Episode 16: Brotherly Love

31 December 1954

Season 3, Episode 17: Unwelcome Guests

7 January 1955

Season 3, Episode 18: Come Back, Little Junior

14 January 1955

Season 3, Episode 19: Riley Buys a Wrestler

21 January 1955


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior

Sterling Holloway ... Waldo
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Henry Kulky ... Otto
Emory Parnell ... Hawkins
Karl 'Killer' Davis ... Fascinating Freddie (as Karl Davis)
Lou Lubin ... Con Conrad

Season 3, Episode 20: Light-fingered Babs

28 January 1955

Season 3, Episode 21: Family Activities Planned

4 February 1955

Season 3, Episode 22: The Auction

11 February 1955

Season 3, Episode 23: A Bride for Otto

18 February 1955

Season 3, Episode 24: Sister Cissy Returns

25 February 1955

Season 3, Episode 25: Night Shift

4 March 1955

Season 3, Episode 26: Chicken Ranch

11 March 1955


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis

James Gleason ... Mike Riley

Sterling Holloway ... Waldo Binney
Eddie Marr ... Mr. Burke
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
Sarah Padden ... Martha Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley

Season 3, Episode 27: Up to the Jury

18 March 1955

Season 3, Episode 28: The Gymnasium

25 March 1955

Season 3, Episode 29: Singing Cowboy

1 April 1955

Season 3, Episode 30: Look Peg, I'm Dancing

8 April 1955
Once a year Riley and his pal give their wives a treat by taking them dancing -- but this year the girls insist the guys take dancing lessons first.

Season 3, Episode 31: Meet the Neighbor

15 April 1955

Season 3, Episode 32: Babs Gets Engaged

22 April 1955

Season 3, Episode 33: Babs Graduation from College

29 April 1955

Season 3, Episode 34: The Blockade

13 May 1955

Season 3, Episode 35: The Diet

20 May 1955

Season 3, Episode 36: Top Secret

3 June 1955

Season 3, Episode 37: Riley Unites the Family

10 June 1955

Season 3, Episode 38: School Board Critic

17 June 1955

Season 3, Episode 39: The Stupid Cupid

24 June 1955


Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Letter of Introduction

16 September 1955

Season 4, Episode 2: The Big Sacrifice

23 September 1955

Season 4, Episode 3: The Marines Have Landed

30 September 1955

Season 4, Episode 4: Love Comes to Waldo Binney

7 October 1955

Season 4, Episode 5: Darling, Am I Growing Old

14 October 1955

Season 4, Episode 6: Do It Yourself

21 October 1955
Having promised a fishing trip to Hawkins, and then forgetting to rent a boat, Riley and Otto borrow Muley's rowboat, but wreck it. They then turn to attempting to assemble a prefab boat, but stupidly put it together in Riley's parlor.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
George O'Hanlon ... Calvin
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Florence Sundstrom ... Belle
Henry Kulky ... Otto (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)
Ralph Sanford ... Hawkins
Herb Vigran ... Muley
Michael Ross ... 1st Truck Driver
Gene Roth ... 2nd Truck Driver

Season 4, Episode 7: Wedding Plans for Babs

28 October 1955

Season 4, Episode 8: Dudley the Burglar

4 November 1955

Season 4, Episode 9: Pay the Penalty

11 November 1955

Season 4, Episode 10: Ghost Town

18 November 1955

Season 4, Episode 11: The Famous Chester A. Riley, Junior

25 November 1955

Season 4, Episode 12: Riley, the Tycoon

2 December 1955

Season 4, Episode 13: Repeat Performance

9 December 1955


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
George O'Hanlon ... Calvin
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Florence Sundstrom ... Belle
Henry Kulky ... Otto (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)
Jay Brooks ... Mailman

Sterling Holloway ... Waldo

Season 4, Episode 14: Middle-Age Blues

16 December 1955

Season 4, Episode 15: Waldo's Mother

22 December 1955


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Butch Bernard ... Drake

Sterling Holloway ... Waldo Binney / Mrs. Binney

Nancy Kulp ... Charlotte Lindsay
Stanja Lowe ... Millicent
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
George O'Hanlon ... Calvin
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Florence Sundstrom ... Belle

Season 4, Episode 16: A Shower for Babs

30 December 1955

Season 4, Episode 17: Head of the Family

6 January 1956

Season 4, Episode 18: Riley and the Widow

13 January 1956

Season 4, Episode 19: Babs's Wedding

20 January 1956
It's Babs' wedding day and its hard to tell who's more nervous - Chester A. Riley or his daughter, the bride.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
George O'Hanlon ... Calvin
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley-Marshall
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
Florence Sundstrom ... Belle Dudley
Henry Kulky ... Otto Schmidlap (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)

Martin Milner ... Don Marshall
Dayton Lummis ... Mr. Marshall
Helen Andrews ... Mrs. Marshall

Sterling Holloway ... Waldo Binney
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee

Season 4, Episode 20: Riley's Raffle

27 January 1956

Season 4, Episode 21: Junior Quits School

3 February 1956

Season 4, Episode 22: The Tree That Grew in Brooklyn

10 February 1956

Season 4, Episode 23: Babs' New Job

17 February 1956

Season 4, Episode 24: The Train Trip

24 February 1956

Season 4, Episode 25: The Contestant

2 March 1956

Season 4, Episode 26: The Song Writer

9 March 1956

Season 4, Episode 27: His Brother-In-Law's Keeper

16 March 1956

Season 4, Episode 28: Partnership

23 March 1956

Season 4, Episode 29: Riley's Allergy

30 March 1956

Season 4, Episode 30: Stage Door Riley

6 April 1956

Season 4, Episode 31: Riley's Club for Service Wives

13 April 1956

Season 4, Episode 32: Waterfront

20 April 1956

Season 4, Episode 33: Expectantly Yours

27 April 1956


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Helen Andrews ... Mrs. Marshall

Sterling Holloway ... Waldo
Henry Kulky ... Otto
Dayton Lummis ... Mr. Marshall
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
George O'Hanlon ... Calvin Dudley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley-Marshall
Florence Sundstrom ... Belle Dudley

Season 4, Episode 34: Junior Gets a Car

4 May 1956

Season 4, Episode 35: From Rags to Riches

11 May 1956


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley

Jack Albertson ... Rags
Henry Kulky ... Otto Schmidlap
George O'Hanlon ... Calvin Dudley
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley-Marshall
Florence Sundstrom ... Belle Dudley

Season 4, Episode 36: House for Sale

18 May 1956


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley-Marshall

Martin Milner ... Don Marshall
Pierce Lyden ... House Buyer (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 37: Babs Moves Out

25 May 1956

Season 4, Episode 38: Riley Trades His House

1 June 1956

Season 4, Episode 39: When Women Were Women

8 June 1956


Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: A Wire for Gillis

14 September 1956


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... John Gillis
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley (as Wes Morgan)
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee Gillis
Henry Kulky ... Otto (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)

Jack Kruschen ... Dooley
Richard Karlan ... Walter

Season 5, Episode 2: The First Quarrel

21 September 1956

Season 5, Episode 3: Buttering Up a Millionaire

28 September 1956

Season 5, Episode 4: The New Job

5 October 1956

Season 5, Episode 5: Destination Del Mar Vista

12 October 1956


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Billy Griffith ... Drummer (as Billy M. Griffith)
Arthur Shields ... Mr. Winkley

Season 5, Episode 6: Uncle Bixby Takes Over

19 October 1956

Season 5, Episode 7: Friends Are Where You Find Them

26 October 1956
Furious with one another after arguing, best friends Riley and Gillis compete to meet other people and make new friends.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Wesley Morgan ... Junior (as Wes Morgan)
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Henry Kulky ... Otto (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)
Ruth Hammond ... Mrs. Tuttle
Edgar Stehli ... Mr. Tuttle
David Alpert ... McNeil

Season 5, Episode 8: Juvenile Delinquent

2 November 1956


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Wesley Morgan ... Junior (as Wes Morgan)

Douglass Dumbrille ... Cunningham
Henry Kulky ... Otto (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)

Season 5, Episode 9: Riley's Lonely Night

9 November 1956


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Wesley Morgan ... Junior (as Wes Morgan)
Hildegarde Halliday ... Lottie
Bert Wheeler ... Thaddeus
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Flanagan (as Guinn Williams)

Season 5, Episode 10: A Man's Pride

16 November 1956

Season 5, Episode 11: Riley Hires a Nurse

23 November 1956
With Babs expecting, Chester decides to become involved in planning day-care for his soon-to-be-grandchild. However, when he attends a "baby nursing course" that he thought would be for nurses, he discovers that it is instead a class for mothers. Complications ensue.

Season 5, Episode 12: Blessed Event

30 November 1956

Season 5, Episode 13: Benefit for Egbert

7 December 1956


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Henry Kulky ... Otto Schmidlap
Gregory Marshall ... Egbert Gillis
Emory Parnell ... Hank Hawkins

Season 5, Episode 14: Honeybee's Mother

14 December 1956

Season 5, Episode 15: World's Greatest Grandson

21 December 1956

Season 5, Episode 16: Double, Double Date

28 December 1956

Season 5, Episode 17: Riley Wins a Trip

4 January 1957

Season 5, Episode 18: Aloha Riley, Goodbye

11 January 1957

Season 5, Episode 19: Change in Command

18 January 1957

Season 5, Episode 20: Strolling Through the Park

25 January 1957

Season 5, Episode 21: Deep in the Heart of...

1 February 1957


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Wesley Morgan ... Junior (as Wes Morgan)
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Henry Kulky ... Otto (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)
Emory Parnell ... Hawkins
Walter Coy ... Dodsworth

Season 5, Episode 22: Candid Camera

8 February 1957

Season 5, Episode 23: Foreign Intrigue

15 February 1957

Season 5, Episode 24: All-American Brain

22 February 1957

Season 5, Episode 25: Getting Riley's Goat

1 March 1957

Season 5, Episode 26: A Young Man's Fancy

8 March 1957


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Wesley Morgan ... Junior (as Wes Morgan)
Emory Parnell ... Hawkins
Jackie Blanchard ... Salesgirl
Jacklyn O'Donnell ... Joan
Michael Ross ... Big Junior

Season 5, Episode 27: Babs's Dream House

15 March 1957
Babs tells Peg that she and her husband have hired a famous architect to design their new home. Riley isn't convinced that the designer knows his business and soon the two men are butting heads over the project's blueprints.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley-Marshall
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee Gillis
Henry Kulky ... Otto Schmidlap (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)

Martin Milner ... Don Marshall
Taylor Holmes ... Clarence Nesbitt White

Season 5, Episode 28: A Watch for Gillis

22 March 1957

Season 5, Episode 29: Junior's Future

29 March 1957

Season 5, Episode 30: A Day at the Beach

5 April 1957

Season 5, Episode 31: A House Divided

12 April 1957


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley (as Wes Morgan)
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee Gillis

John Hoyt ... Mr. Beaker
Steve Pendleton ... Mr. Laurence
Vivi Janiss ... Mrs. Laurence

Season 5, Episode 32: Return to Blue View

19 April 1957

Season 5, Episode 33: The High Cost of Riley

26 April 1957

Season 5, Episode 34: Babs Comes Home

3 May 1957

Season 5, Episode 35: Father-In-Law Versus Father-In-Law

10 May 1957

Season 5, Episode 36: The Stray Dog

17 May 1957

Season 5, Episode 37: Vacation Plans

24 May 1957
When Riley is furlough temporarily from his job, he decides to surprise the family and take them on a spring vacation, but Peg, Babs and Junior aren't too keen on the prospect.

William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Wesley Morgan ... Junior
Dick Wessel ... Squarehead Malloy
Carleton Young
Joe Devlin ... The Guard
Arthur Q. Bryan ... The Country Store Owner
Peter Leeds ... The Gatekeeper
George Eldredge ... The Warden
Al Hill ... Butch
Gene Roth ... Rocco

Season 5, Episode 38: Homeless Otto

31 May 1957

Season 5, Episode 39: Summer Job for Junior

7 June 1957


Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Gossip

13 September 1957

Season 6, Episode 2: Riley's Ups and Downs

20 September 1957

Season 6, Episode 3: The New Den

27 September 1957

Season 6, Episode 4: Gillis' Childhood Friend

4 October 1957

Season 6, Episode 5: Down for the Count

11 October 1957


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley (as Wes Morgan)
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Henry Kulky ... Otto (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)
Emory Parnell ... Mr. Hawkins
Isabel Withers ... Lorna Hawkins
Dee J. Thompson ... Nurse (as D.J. Thompson)
Lyle Latell ... Grocer

Season 6, Episode 6: The Gruesome Twosome

18 October 1957

Season 6, Episode 7: Happy Birthday, Little Chester

25 October 1957


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Lugene Sanders ... Babs
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Emory Parnell ... Hawkins
Florence Lake ... Mrs. Treadwell
Steve Pendleton ... Mr. Garfield

Season 6, Episode 8: Babs and the Latin

1 November 1957


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Sue England ... Lupe

Paul Picerni ... Ricardo
Lugene Sanders ... Babs Riley-Marshall

Season 6, Episode 9: Anchors Aweigh

8 November 1957

Season 6, Episode 10: Framed

15 November 1957

Season 6, Episode 11: Nobody Down Here Likes Me

22 November 1957

Season 6, Episode 12: Baby Chester's First Words

29 November 1957

Season 6, Episode 13: A Trip for Peg

6 December 1957

Season 6, Episode 14: Going Steady

13 December 1957

Season 6, Episode 15: A Guest from England

20 December 1957

Season 6, Episode 16: Little Awful Annie

3 January 1958

Season 6, Episode 17: Music Hath Charms

10 January 1958

Season 6, Episode 18: Movie Struck

24 January 1958

Season 6, Episode 19: Bowling Beauties

31 January 1958

Season 6, Episode 20: The Letter

7 February 1958


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee Gillis
Robert Christopher ... Crook
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Ray Kellogg ... Officer
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley (as Wes Morgan)
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley

Charles Ruggles ... Mr. Parker
Pierre Watkin ... Teasdale

Season 6, Episode 21: Ten O'Clock Scholar

14 February 1958

Season 6, Episode 22: The Oily Birds

21 February 1958

Season 6, Episode 23: Mrs. Aircraft Industries

28 February 1958

Season 6, Episode 24: After You're Gone

7 March 1958

Season 6, Episode 25: A Test for Gillis

14 March 1958

Season 6, Episode 26: Riley's Burst Bubble

21 March 1958

Season 6, Episode 27: Teenage Troubles

28 March 1958

Season 6, Episode 28: The Otis Yonder Story

4 April 1958

Season 6, Episode 29: The Barracks Bag

11 April 1958

Season 6, Episode 30: The Price of Fame

18 April 1958

Season 6, Episode 31: Annie's Radio Romance

25 April 1958


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee Gillis
Lorraine Bendix ... Annie
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Gil Donaldson ... Harvey

Norman Leavitt ... Eddie
Del Moore ... Chalmers
Lyn Osborn ... Page

Season 6, Episode 32: Dudley Comes to Town

2 May 1958


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee Gillis
Tom D'Andrea ... Jim Gillis
Wesley Morgan ... Junior Riley (as Wes Morgan)
George O'Hanlon ... Calvin Dudley
Emory Parnell ... Hawkins
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg Riley

Season 6, Episode 33: Live Modern

9 May 1958

Season 6, Episode 34: Help for Honeybee

16 May 1958


William Bendix ... Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds ... Peg
Tom D'Andrea ... Gillis
Gloria Blondell ... Honeybee
Henry Kulky ... Otto (as Henry 'Bomber' Kulky)
Emory Parnell ... Hawkins
Joe Bassett ... Hunter
Robert Bice ... Baldwin
Norma Ward ... Clerk

Charles Ruggles ... Mr. Parker

Season 6, Episode 35: Here Comes Constance

23 May 1958


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