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(1953–1958)

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1953

2 Jan. 1953
Babs' School Election
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.
 
9 Jan. 1953
Riley's Gift from the Boss
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 ...
 
16 Jan. 1953
Riley's New Suit
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.
 
23 Jan. 1953
The Cake Contest
Riley replaces Peg's baking-contest entry with a store-bought cake.
 
30 Jan. 1953
Riley's Kiss in the Dark
Riley tries determining the identity of a woman who kissed him in the dark.
 
6 Feb. 1953
Riley Proves His Manhood
Peg goes to work in a run-down café.
 
13 Feb. 1953
Riley's Sister Cissy
Riley makes a last-ditch attempt to marry off his sister Cissy.
 
20 Feb. 1953
Riley and the Bear Contest
Riley goes all out to win a car in a bean-counting contest.
 
27 Feb. 1953
Riley the Scoutmaster
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.
 
6 Mar. 1953
Riley Invades the Fight Game
Riley is pitted against boxer Lou Nova at a charity bazaar.
 
13 Mar. 1953
Riley's Lost Weekend
The Rileys swap houses with "Square Head" Malloy for three days.
 
20 Mar. 1953
Junior Wins the Soapbox Derby
Junior's efforts to build a racer are hampered by unwanted advice.
 
27 Mar. 1953
Riley's Family Reunion
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.
 
3 Apr. 1953
Riley's Business Venture
Riley tries supplementing his wages by buying a hamburger stand.
 
10 Apr. 1953
Riley Camps Out
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.
 
10 Apr. 1953
Riley Steps Out
Riley picks up two banquet tickets discarded by his boss.
 
17 Apr. 1953
Riley's Operation
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.
 
1 May 1953
Riley the Executive Type
Riley is dismayed when his spur-of-the-moment resignation is accepted.
 
8 May 1953
Riley Engages an Escort
Riley's efforts to secure a date for Babs backfire.
 
15 May 1953
Riley Cultivates Babs
When Babs' friends see her out with Riley, rumors fly that she's dating a rich older man.
 
22 May 1953
Riley's Uncle Baxter
Peg's uncle captivates the Rileys with stories of his war heroism.
 
29 May 1953
Riley Outwits Cupid
Riley tries dissuading Babs from going steady.
 
5 Jun. 1953
Riley Gets Engaged
Riley tries dissuading Babs from going steady.
 
12 Jun. 1953
Riley Punishes Junior
Riley is named Father of the Month by his lodge.
 
19 Jun. 1953
Riley Meets a Rival
Hoping to make Riley jealous, Peg invites an old flame for dinner.
 
26 Jun. 1953
Riley the Typical Worker
Hoping to make Riley jealous, Peg invites an old flame for dinner.
 
18 Sep. 1953
Riley's Stomach Ache
A series of mix-ups convinces Riley he is mortally ill.
 
25 Sep. 1953
Riley, the Animal Lover
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2 Oct. 1953
Riley Faces Fatherhood
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9 Oct. 1953
Peg's Birthday Present
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16 Oct. 1953
Riley's Surprise Package
Riley's jealous nature backfires on him.
 
23 Oct. 1953
Riley's Old Flame
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30 Oct. 1953
Riley Hears Bells
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6 Nov. 1953
Riley's Surprise Party
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13 Nov. 1953
Junior's Vacation
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20 Nov. 1953
Riley's Burning Ambition
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27 Nov. 1953
Riley's Haunted House
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4 Dec. 1953
Riley's Separation
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18 Dec. 1953
Riley the Worrier
Riley gets Babs a blind date.
 
25 Dec. 1953
Riley's Second Honeymoon
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