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Starring Charlie Ruggles
Syndicated Repeats (1954-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak, Tom Alger
[Updated July 2019]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (https://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
https://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/the-ruggles/episodes/204959/
TV listings from the Long Beach CA Independent & Press Telegram newspapers
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Syndicated Repeats
Original CBS air-dates listed when known

Most of these syndicated repeats are listed in the order that they were shown in 1956 on WWJ, channel 4, Detroit.

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK GOES FORMAL [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis 1:
It's Emily Post to the rescue when Chuck plans an evening at the opera.
Synopsis 2:
Charlie Ruggles' son, Chuck, wants to escort his girl to the opera and becomes involved in considerations of etiquette. [Detroit Times]
Synopsis 3:
Chuck wants to take his date to the opera, but needs advice! Dad soon intervenes with his cultured worldly advice. (UCLA)
(Synd. repeat: 27Aug1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Mon. 12:30pm)
(Synd. repeat: 17Apr1956 WMAL-7 Wash. DC, Tues. 2pm)

[--] The Ruggles: GRANDMA TAKES CARE OF THE TWINS [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
LA repeat: 05Feb1954 KABC-7
Synopsis 1:
The show tonight is entitled "Grandma Takes Care of the Twins" and illustrates the two schools-modern and old-fashioned-in the care of children. [Albany NY Times Union]
Synopsis 2:
With Margaret away, Charlie's hands are full---with his "helpful" mother-in-law. [TVGuide.com]
Synopsis 3:
Charlie Ruggles learns about raising children when Grandma takes the twins.
Synopsis 4:
Charlie Ruggles learns the answer to "Are Modern or old-fashioned methods more effective in raising children?" [Detroit Times]
(Synd. repeat: 28Aug1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Tues. 12:30pm)
(Synd. repeat: 02July1954 WTRI-35 Albany, NY, Fri. 9pm)
(Synd. repeat: 18Apr1956 WMAL-7 Wash. DC, Wed. 2pm)

[--] The Ruggles: SHARON'S ELOPEMENT [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
LA repeat: 25Dec1952 KECA-7 ABC
Synopsis 1:
Charlie's incensed! Sharon's eloping---without his consent.
Synopsis 2:
Charles Ruggles comes home and finds his pert daughter, Sharon, taking off to marry her soldier sweetheart. Since Sharon is leaving on the marital trail without his consent Charlie jams on the parental brakes and tries to postpone the nuptials.
(Synd. repeat: 09July1954 WTRI-35 Albany, NY, Thurs. 9pm)
-matching episode?
[--] The Ruggles:
Ruggles comes home to find his daughter ready to elope. [Detroit Times]
(Synd. repeat: 29Aug1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Wed. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE TWINS RAISE RABBITS [synd. title]
see 2.23 [71] 22Feb1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis:
Charlie's troubles multiply when the twins start raising rabbits.
(Synd. repeat: 30Aug1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Thurs. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE GOOD OLD DAYS [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis 1:
A rummage through the attic brings fond memories to mom and dad.
Synopsis 2:
The Ruggles reminisce about "The Good Old Days."
(Synd. repeat: 20Apr1956 WMAL-7 Wash. DC, Fri. 2pm)
(Synd. repeat: 31Aug1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Fri. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: DIETING [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis 1:
After gaining weight, the Ruggles women ask for new wardrobes.
Synopsis 2:
Fearful that he may have to buy his wife and daughter a new wardrobe, Ruggles encourages them to diet. [Detroit Times]
(Synd. repeat: 27Dec1955 KLOR-12 Portland, Oregon, Thurs. 3pm)
(Synd. repeat: 03Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Mon. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: JURY DUTY [synd. title]
see 1.48 [48] 14Sep1950 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 27Jan1956 KLOR-12 Portland, Oregon, Tues. 3:30pm)
(Synd. repeat: 01May1956 WMAL-7 Wash D.C. Tue. 2pm)
(Synd. repeat: 04Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Tues. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE MUMPS [synd. title]
see 2.01 [49] 21Sep1950 Los Angeles
04Sep1952 (Repeat) Los Angeles KECA-7
(Synd. repeat: 02May1956 WMAL-7 Wash., D.C. Wed. 2pm)
(Synd. repeat: 05Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Wed. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: A QUIET EVENING AT HOME [synd. title]
see 24Dec1950 (kine) Dallas, TX, WFAA-8
LA air-date circa Nov-Dec 1950
(Synd. repeat: 06Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Thurs. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK'S FIRST DATE [synd. title]
see 07Jan1951 (kine) Dallas, TX, WFAA-8 Sun. 5:30pm
LA air-date circa Nov-Dec 1950.
(Synd. repeat: 11Apr1956 WMAL-7 Wash D.C. Wed. 2pm)
(Synd. repeat: 07Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Fri. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE TWINS ADOPT A BROTHER [synd. title]
possibly 2.14 [62] 21Dec1950 Los Angeles
Synopsis 1:
The twins bring home a baby---and no explanation.
Synopsis 2:
Papa Ruggles is thrown into a dither when the twins adopt a baby from unknown sources. [Detroit Times]
Synopsis 3:
Family startled when the twins arrive home with a baby. [Jersey Journal]
(Synd. repeat: 25Mar1956 WPIX-11 NYC Sun. 12:00pm)
(Synd. repeat: 12Apr1956 WMAL-7 Wash D.C. Thurs. 2pm)
(Synd. repeat: 10Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Mon. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: A FRATERNITY BROTHER VISITS [synd. title]
see 2.15 [63] 28Dec1950 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 11Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Tues. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: SHARON'S GI ROMANCE [synd. title]
see 2.17 [65] 11Jan1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 12Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Wed. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: BEN MULLIGAN'S BILLBOARD [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis 1:
A billboard for stomach pills upsets Charlie.
Synopsis 2:
Charlie's neighbor authorizes a billboard, advertising stomach pills, to be erected in the heart of the residential district. [Detroit Times]
(Synd. repeat: 13Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Thurs. 12:30pm)
(Synd. repeat: 19Apr1956 WMAL-7 Wash. DC, Thurs. 2pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK AND THE BOYS' CLUB [synd. title]
possibly 2.25 [73] 08Mar1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis 1:
Chuck is accused of misappropriating the boys' club funds.
Synopsis 2:
Charlie stands by his son when Chuck is accused of misappropriating funds from the Boys' Club treasury. [Detroit Times]
(Synd. repeat: 14Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Fri. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE PTA PROGRAM [synd. title]
see 30Apr1951 (kine) Dallas, TX, WFAA-8 Mon. 7:30pm
(Synd. repeat: 17Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Mon. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: SHARON IS A PSYCHOLOGIST [synd. title]
air-date possibly 2.28 [76] 29Mar1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis 1:
Sharon practices psychology on the family.
Synopsis 2:
Sharon goes on a psychology spree and attempts to re-organize the family along "more ideal psychological lines." [Detroit Times]
(Synd. repeat: 18Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Tues. 12:30pm)

The Ruggles: THE BICYCLE THIEF [synd. title]
see 2.29 [77] 05Apr1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 19Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Wed. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK'S BIRTHDAY [synd. title]
see 2.30 [78] 12Apr1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 20Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Thurs. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: MISS PEABODY'S ROMANCE [synd. title]
possibly 2.31 [79] 12Apr1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis 1:
Dan Cupid finds an elderly but enthusiastic prototype in Charlie Ruggles when he tries to fan an office romance.
Synopsis 2:
Charlie fans the flames of romance between his secretary and a clerk.
(Synd. repeat: 19Aug1954 WTRI-35 Albany, NY, Fri. 10pm)
Synopsis 3:
Charlie plays cupid in an office romance between his secretary and a clerk. [Detroit Times]
(Synd. repeat: 21Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Fri. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: MOTHER'S VACATION [synd. title]
probably 2.32 [80] 26Apr1951 Los Angeles
Margaret's on vacation---and guess who's stuck with the housework?
(Synd. repeat: 24Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Mon. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: BLINKY RUNS AWAY [synd. title]
probably 2.33 [81] 03May1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 25Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Tues. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE KIDS RUN THE HOUSEHOLD [synd. title]
see 2.35 [83] 17May1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 26Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Wed. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE SOUTHERN BELLE [synd. title]
possibly 2.36 [84] 24May1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 27Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Thurs. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: SHARON GOES TO NEW YORK [synd. title]
possibly 2.37 [85] 31May1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis:
Sharon's off to New York for a vacation.
(Synd. repeat: 28Sep1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Fri. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE TWINS SELL MAGAZINES [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
23Apr1953 (Repeat) KECA-7 Los Angeles Thurs. 7pm
Synopsis:
When the Ruggles twins, Donna and Donald, decide to sell magazine subscriptions, Charlie Ruggles decides to tell them about business methods. [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis 2:
The twins have a new money-raising project: selling magazines.
(Synd. repeat: 01-Oct-1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Mon. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: SHARON'S SORORITY [synd. title]
air-date possibly 2.40 [88] 21June1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis:
Charlie rushes to the aid of a janitor's daughter who isn't allowed in Sharon's sorority. [TVGuide.com]
(Synd. repeat: 02Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Tues. 12:30pm)
-same episode?
[--] The Ruggles:
Charlie opposes the snobbery of his daughter. [Jersey Journal]
(Synd. repeat: 06Feb1956 WPIX-11 NYC Mon. 12:00pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE RUGGLES HOLD A PICNIC [synd. title]
see 2.41 [89] 28June1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 03Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Wed. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: SHARON'S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION [synd. title]
see 1.31 21May1950 Los Angeles KECA-7
(Synd. repeat: 04Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Thurs. 12:30pm)

[--] unknown episode
(Synd. repeat: 05Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Fri. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK AND THE BOOKIE [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis:
Chuck gets a job in a toy shop that fronts for bookies.
(Synd. repeat: Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Mon. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE FOUNDLING, Part 1 [synd. title]
see 2.42 [90] 05July1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 15Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Mon. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE FOUNDLING, Part 2 [synd. title]
see 2.43 [91] 12July1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 16Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Tues. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE FOUNDLING, Part 3 [synd. title]
see 2.44 [92] 19July1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 17Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Wed. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: GAMBLING DOESN'T PAY [synd. title]
possibly 2.16 [64] 04Jan1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis:
Charlie is leading a vigorous campaign against gambling.
(Synd. repeat: 18Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Thurs. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: SHARON BECOMES A POETESS [synd. title]
see 2.46 [94] 02Aug1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 19Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Fri. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE TWINS HOLD A PET SHOW [synd. title]
see 2.47 [95] 09Aug1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 22Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Mon. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE RUGGLES HIRE A HOUSEKEEPER [synd. title]
see 2.48 [96] 16Aug1951 Los Angeles
Charlie hires a housekeeper who's more interested in meddling than mopping.
(Synd. repeat: 23Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Tues. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: FRIENDLY ENEMIES [synd. title]
possibly 2.49 [97] 23Aug1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis 1:
Chuck's girl thinks she's in love---with either Chuck or his friend.
Synopsis 2:
Chuck's gal falls for his Army buddy. [Jersey Journal]
(Synd. repeat: 18Feb1956 NYC WPIX-11 Sat. 8:30pm)
(Synd. repeat: 24Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Wed. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK GROWS A MOUSTACHE [synd. title]
see 2.22 [70] 15Feb1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis:
Trying to impress his girl friend, Chuck grows a mustache.
(Synd. repeat: 04May1956 WMAL-7 Wash D.C. Fri. 2pm)
(Synd. repeat: 25Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Thurs. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHARLIE'S MOTHER-IN-LAW [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown, repeated 03July1952 Los Angeles
Charlie's problem: his meddling mother-in-law.
(Synd. repeat: 26Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Fri. 12:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE TWINS' LEMONADE STAND [synd. title]
possibly 1.39 13July1950 Los Angeles KECA-7 ABC
Synopsis:
Charlie learns a valuable business lesson---from the twins.
(Synd. repeat: 01Dec1955 KLOR-12 Portland, Oregon, Thurs. 3pm)
(Synd. repeat: 29Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Mon. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK RUNS AWAY [synd. title]
see 1.40 20July1950 Los Angeles
Charlie won't give Chuck permission to take a trip---so he runs away.
(Synd. repeat: 30Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Tues. 1pm)
(Synd. repeat: 03Jan1956 KLOR-12 Portland, Oregon, Thurs. 3pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE ARCHEOLOGIST [synd. title]
possibly 1.42 03Aug1950 Los Angeles
A man is pursuing Sharon---and Charlie wants him sent to Mexico.
(Synd. repeat: 31Oct1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Wed. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE GOLDEN RULE
original LA air-date unknown
11Sep1952 (repeat) KECA-7 ABC LA Thurs. 7pm
Synopsis 1:
Charlie Ruggles tries out the "Golden Rule." [Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis 2:
Charlie Ruggles invokes the golden rule when he discovers his family members are not acting as they should-in his opinion. [Long Beach Press Telegram]
Synopsis 3:
Charlie asks his family for the same respect they give friends.
(Synd. repeat: 01Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit MI, Thurs. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: TELEPHONE TROUBLES [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
10-July-1952 (Repeat) Los Angeles KECA-7
Synopsis 1:
Charlie gets deeper in mother-in-law trouble as the visitor takes possession of the family telephone, paralyzing family communications. [10-July-1952 Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis 2:
Charlie's problem: keeping his mother-in-law off the phone.
(Synd. repeat: 10Apr1956 WMAL-7 Wash D.C. Tues. 2pm)
(Synd. repeat: 05Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Mon. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: A FLEA CIRCUS [synd. title]
possibly 2.26 [74] 15Mar1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis:
The Ruggles go into show business---by staging a flea circus.
(Synd. repeat: 06Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Tues. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK'S HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION [synd. title]
see 2.38 [86] 07June1951 Los Angeles
It's the night before Chuck's graduation---and he's sick in bed.
(Synd. repeat: 07Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Wed. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: WOMEN'S HATS [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis:
The Ruggles try to talk the Mulligans out of their argument.
(Synd. repeat: 08Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Thurs. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: SHARON GETS ENGAGED [synd. title]
probably a 3rd season episode
(Synd. repeat: 09Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Fri. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS [synd. title]
probably 3.01 [101] 20Sep1951 Los Angeles
Synopsis:
The Ruggles family goes all out to help underprivileged children.
(Synd. repeat: 12Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Mon. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE RIVALS [synd. title]
original LA air-date circa 1951.
Producers: Bob and June Raisbeck
Written by Fred Howard and Irving Phillips
Assistant director: Herbert O. Phillips
Technical director: Irwin Stanton.
Guest cast:
James Dobson
Robin Hughes
Synopsis:
Lucky Sharon! She's being fought over by two handsome GIs.
(Synd. repeat: 13Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Tues. 1pm)
Synopsis 2:
Son Chuck's Army buddy Gil has designs on sister Sharon, but she is engaged to Jerry. (UCLA, archivist's notes)

[--] The Ruggles: THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT [synd. title]
see 3.05 [105] 18Oct1951 Los Angeles KECA-7 ABC
(Synd. repeat: 14Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Wed. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHARLIE AND MARGARET GO FISHING [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis:
Charlie and Margaret go off for a "quiet" day in the country.
(Synd. repeat: 15Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Thurs. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHARLIE'S AILMENT [synd. title]
see 3.09 [109] 15Nov1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 16Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Fri. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK IS MAN OF THE HOUSE [synd. title]
see 2.50 [98] 30Aug1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 27Nov1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Tues. 1:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: SHARON'S FUR COAT [synd. title]
see 3.07 [107] 01Nov1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 06Dec1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Thurs. 1:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: JUDGE RUGGLES JR. [synd. title]
see 3.08 [108] 08Nov1951 Los Angeles
(Synd. repeat: 11Dec1956 WWJ-4 Detroit, Tues. 1:30pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE BUTLER [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis:
Charlie pretends he's a butler---to impress Margaret's old boy friend.

[--] The Ruggles: CHARLIE GETS A TROPHY FOR HIS LODGE [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis:
Charlie has a mounted moose head---but no place to hang it.

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK ALMOST GETS ENGAGED [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis:
Chuck is contemplating a big move: marriage.

[--] The Ruggles: CHUCK BUYS A CAR [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
26Feb1954 (Repeat) KABC-7 Los Angeles
Synopsis 1:
Charlie Ruggles' son, Chuck, has long wanted a car of his own, and when he gets one without parental consent his financial troubles begin. [26Feb54 Long Beach Independent]
Synopsis 2:
Chuck's up to his gas tank in debt: he bought a car without permission.

[--] The Ruggles: MAGGIE'S BROKEN ARM [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis:
It's a twin bill of headaches with Donna and Donald on the warpath.
(Synd. repeat: 30Jan1955 WTRI-35 Albany, NY, Sun. 7pm)
(Synd. repeat: 06July1956 KLOR-12 Portland, Oregon, Fri. 1pm)

[--] The Ruggles: TOO MANY SWEETS [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis 1:
Charlie tries disciplining the twins---with permissiveness.
Synopsis 2:
Charlie tries to discipline his twins by giving them their own way at all times. [Jersey Journal]
(Synd. repeat: 10Mar1956 WPIX-11 NYC Sat. 12:00pm)

[--] The Ruggles: THE TWINS GO INTO POLITICS [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis:
The twins are campaigning for school office.

[--] The Ruggles: THE TWINS' OLD MASTER [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis:
The twins replace a valuable painting with one of their masterpieces.

[--] The Ruggles: SHARON GROWS UP [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
23Oct1954 (Repeat) KHJ-9 Los Angeles
Synopsis 1:
Sharon's through with teen-age boys---she wants an "older" man.
Synopsis 2:
Teenage girls go through a phase of wanting an "older man" as their romantic interest and such is the case with daughter Sharon of "The Ruggles." [23Oct54 Long Beach Press-Telegram]

[--] The Ruggles: (unknown title)
original LA air-date unknown
06-Nov-1953 (Repeat) KECA-7 Los Angeles
Synopsis:
Trouble brews when Charlie brings home a mounted Walrus head trophy given to him by a lodge brother. [Long Beach Independent]

[--] The Ruggles: MARGARET'S FUR COAT [synd. title]
original LA air-date unknown
Synopsis 1:
The town's rumor mongers link Charlie with another woman.
Synopsis 2:
Charlie Ruggles' generosity backfires when a neighbor seems him discussing purchase at lunch with the proprietor of the fur shop. [Capital Journal, Salem, Oregon]
(Synd. repeat: 03Feb1956 KLOR-12 Portland, Oregon, Tues. 3:30pm)
(Synd. repeat: 03May1956 WMAL-7 Wash D.C. Thurs. 2pm)

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Reruns of the series became nationally syndicated in 1953. Initially 52 episodes were syndicated. By 1955 this total was expanded to 91 episodes.
These repeats were kinescopes (filmed off of a studio monitor) of the episodes that previously aired live on KECA Los Angeles.

Feb. 7, 1953 Billboard magazine item:
STATION DISTRIBS SELLS 'RUGGLES'
NEW YORK -Station Distributors, Inc., is syndicating kines of "The Ruggles," half-hour situation comedy starring Charles Ruggles. There are 52 in the series, and it is so far sold in 11 markets. Owner of the show is Television Productions of Hollywood. Station Distributors has
moved its headquarters to 101 West 55th Street here.

Broadcasting magazine, February 16, 1953:
Distribution
Station Distributors Inc., New York, has acquired distribution rights to the 52 half-hour film segments of The Ruggles, family comedy series starring Charles Ruggles. The package is owned by Television Productions, Hollywood.
To date, the show has been sold in 11 markets: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Albuquerque, Chicago, Lubbock, Indianapolis, Amarillo, Honolulu, Boston and Kalamazoo.

June 6, 1953 Billboard magazine item:
'Ruggles' Kine Now Has 24 Markets
NEW YORK, May 30. One of the few shows now available on kine, "The Ruggles," has been sold in 24 markets. Fall City Brewing Company this week bought the low-cost family situation-comedy for Huntington, W. Va., and Louisville.
Hoffman Radio Corporation has the property in six markets.
The program, now in its third year in Los Angeles, led all other 12 syndicated film shows for the third consecutive month in February of this year, according to pulse. The show is handled by Station Distributors.

"Billboard" magazine, March 26, 1955:
'Ruggles' Distrib Rights Acquired by Tom Corradine
HOLLYWOOD, March 19.-Tom J. Corradine Associates this week acquired distribution rights of "The Ruggles" TV series from producer Robert Raisbeck. Package of 91 kinescoped half hours had previously been distributed by National Telefilm Associates.

In 1984, Rusty Morris (who appeared on the 03Aug1950 episode) wrote:
"I had enthusiastically participated In several postwar live telecasts, most notably The Ruggles, on ABC, a very popular 1950's show starring Charlie Ruggles and Erin O' Brien Moore. I played their daughter's boyfriend, a sort of archeologist who spouted words a mile long. Charlie Ruggles was an awfully nice man and a joy to work with, his befuddled attitude carefully studied. Erin was an angel whose promising career had been tragically interrupted when she was caught in a fire. Persevering through many painful skin grafts, her beauty was restored and she was gallantly starting over.
"We worked in an all but forgotten and abandoned old silent movie studio which featured
a complete theatre interior Jolson had used for The Jazz Singer and Warner Brothers had utilized for sequences in their Busby Berkeley musicals. ABC had revitalized it and at that time was using it for Lawrence Welk's programs as the stage was larger than anything to be found in an actual theatre . It boasted a giant 1920's- era light board, heater units on the back wall and a legitimate- sized scenery fly . There was even a lower balcony out-front!
"The Ruggles shared its refurbished and huge sound stage with a daily afternoon show called Space Patrol. It was fascinating to spend free time sitting in the rocket ship mock-ups and examining a wide variety of space-age props."
https://www.unmarriedamerica.org/rusty/actor-almost.pdf

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In 1957, Charlie Ruggles attempted a radio version of "The Ruggles" with a different supporting cast: Lurene Tuttle (as Margaret), Sammy Ogg (as Chuck), Margaret Perry (as Sharon), Mark Evans (as Donald), and Kathy Garver (as Donna).
Two 15-minute episodes, listed as "audition recordings," are available here:
https://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/comedy/the-ruggles/
This radio version doesn't seem to have been picked up by any of the radio networks. (At least it doesn't appear in the New York Times or Chicago Tribune radio schedules.)

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