Riley visits the company doctor after swallowing a small fish bone. The doctor finds he's suffering from tonsillitis and needs an operation immediately. Riley over reacts and turns the ... See full summary »
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Riley visits the company doctor after swallowing a small fish bone. The doctor finds he's suffering from tonsillitis and needs an operation immediately. Riley over reacts and turns the situation into a life and death struggle despite the reassurance of family and friends. Riley goes to the extreme of even preparing a will and testament. The surgery is canceled at the last second and he is returned to his room. He then has to go through the emotional trauma of the operation again when the surgeon arrives to complete the treatment Written by glen_chapman <chapman_glen@yahoo.com>

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4 October 1949 (USA)  »

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Jim Gillis: I know a lot about surgery. Why there ain't a day that goes by that I read the obituary columns!
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Death by Tonsils
24 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was so excited when I stumbled onto this short-lived series. I never could get into the later-remake of this, but I just love this guy as Riley!

In this pilot episode, Riley is quite upset to learn that he'll have to have surgery to get his tonsils out. His reaction to the doctor, his family, and his best friend is so comical that I couldn't stop laughing! We all know people...men...who get like this. One little thing goes wrong and they think they are dying. And the dramatic sayings of the operation also leave one laughing!

The episode pretty much ends like it begins, which leaves the audience satisfied and going away with a good laugh. How can we not like The Life of Riley?


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