Life with Luigi

June 15, 1948 to March 3, 1953
205 episodes known to exist
Life with Luigi was an American radio situation comedy series which began September 21, 1948 on CBS Radio, with the final episode broadcast on March 3, 1953. The story concerned Italian immigrant Luigi Basco, and his experiences as a newly-naturalized American citizen in Chicago. More on Wikipedia
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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Dates
Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
June 15, 1948 - December 28, 1948
Life with Luigi
14
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2
January 9, 1949 - September 25, 1949
Life with Luigi
36
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3
September 27, 1949 - July 4, 1950
Life with Luigi
39
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4
August 15, 1950 - July 3, 1951
Life with Luigi
47
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5
August 28, 1951 - May 27, 1952
Life with Luigi
40
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6
August 12, 1952 - March 3, 1953
Life with Luigi
29
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Life with Luigi
June 15, 1948 - December 28, 1948
14 episodes known to exist
Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Alan Reed, Jody Gilbert, Gil Stratton,
Creator/producer: Cy Howard
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
June 15, 1948 
The Little Immigrant 
Mary Jane Croft, Bobby Ellis Original title of of the series was "The Little Immigrant", not "Life With Luigi" 
37:00 

 
September 21, 1948 
Luigi Discovers America 
 
30:00 

 
October 5, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 12, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 19, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
October 26, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
November 9, 1948 
Diamond Ring 
 
30:00 

 
November 16, 1948 
P.T.A. Meeting 
 
30:00 

 
November 23, 1948 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
November 30, 1948 
Medical Insurance 
 
30:00 

 
10 
December 7, 1948 
Admiral Perry Mirror 
 
30:00 

 
11 
December 14, 1948 
Santa Claus Luigi 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
12 
December 21, 1948 
The Colonial Antique Silver Cup 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
13 
December 28, 1948 
Luigi Needs to Get Married to Keep Jimmy 
 
30:00 

 
Life with Luigi
January 9, 1949 - September 25, 1949
36 episodes known to exist
Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Alan Reed, Jody Gilbert, Gil Stratton,
Creator/producer: Cy Howard
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
14 
January 9, 1949 
First Date with an American Girl 
 
29:20 

 
15 
January 16, 1949 
Surprise Party 
 
30:00 

 
16 
January 23, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
17 
January 30, 1949 
Character References 
 
30:00 

 
18 
February 6, 1949 
Telephone Company 
 
30:00 

 
19 
February 13, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
20 
February 20, 1949 
Luigi Has a Cold 
 
30:00 

 
21 
February 27, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
22 
March 6, 1949 
Income Tax Problems 
 
30:00 

 
23 
March 13, 1949 
The Turkey Raffle 
 
30:00 

 
24 
March 20, 1949 
Luigi's First Car 
 
30:00 

 
25 
March 27, 1949 
Dance Lessons At Arthur Murray's 
 
29:50 

 
26 
April 3, 1949 
Momma's Black Silk Nightgown 
 
30:00 

 
27 
April 10, 1949 
Luigi Goes On a Diet 
 
30:00 

 
28 
April 24, 1949 
The Electric Bill 
 
30:00 

 
29 
May 1, 1949 
The North Halstead Street Block Party 
 
29:00 

 
30 
May 8, 1949 
Luigi's Toothache 
 
30:00 

 
31 
May 15, 1949 
The Super Salesman 
 
30:00 

 
32 
May 29, 1949 
The Wedding 
Program of 5-22-49 Pre-empted for special "People's Choice" program 
30:00 

 
33 
June 5, 1949 
The Race Track 
 
30:00 

 
34 
June 12, 1949 
Papa's Coat Pocket 
 
30:00 

 
35 
June 19, 1949 
Pasquale's Birthday Party 
 
30:00 

 
36 
June 26, 1949 
Life Insurance Policy 
 
30:00 

 
37 
July 3, 1949 
The Fourth of July Parade 
Independence Day Program 
30:00 

 
38 
July 10, 1949 
Fire Code Violation 
aka: "Registered Letter" 
30:00 

 
39 
July 17, 1949 
At the Beach 
 
30:00 

 
40 
July 24, 1949 
Homesick 
 
30:00 

 
41 
July 31, 1949 
X-Ray Pictures 
 
30:00 

 
42 
August 7, 1949 
A Date with Shirley 
 
30:00 

 
43 
August 14, 1949 
The Sore Thumb 
 
30:00 

 
44 
August 21, 1949 
The Driver's License 
 
30:00 

 
45 
August 28, 1949 
Go West, Young Man 
 
30:00 

 
46 
September 4, 1949 
Hit and Run Witness 
 
30:00 

 
47 
September 11, 1949 
The Amateur Talent Show 
 
30:00 

 
48 
September 18, 1949 
Midget Radio Law Suit 
 
30:00 

 
49 
September 25, 1949 
The North Halstead Street Block Party 
 
30:00 

 
Life with Luigi
September 27, 1949 - July 4, 1950
39 episodes known to exist
Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Alan Reed, Jody Gilbert, Gil Stratton,
Creator/producer: Cy Howard
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
50 
September 27, 1949 
Stock Investments 
 
30:00 

 
51 
October 4, 1949 
Luigi Throws a Party At the Store 
 
30:00 

 
52 
October 11, 1949 
Columbus Day 
 
30:00 

 
53 
October 18, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
54 
October 25, 1949 
The City Zoning Commission 
 
30:00 

 
55 
November 1, 1949 
The Football Game 
 
30:00 

 
56 
November 8, 1949 
No Electioneering 
 
30:00 

 
57 
November 15, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
58 
November 22, 1949 
Hot Dogs For Thanksgiving Dinner 
Thanksgiving Program 
30:00 

 
59 
November 29, 1949 
Mario Lanza Record Album 
Mario Lanza 
30:00 

 
60 
December 6, 1949 
The Post Office Breaks Luigi's Christmas Present to Mama 
 
30:00 

 
61 
December 13, 1949 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
62 
December 20, 1949 
Gifts For Pasquale 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
63 
December 27, 1949 
New Year's Phone Call 
 
30:00 

 
64 
January 3, 1950 
Pietro Needs an Overcoat 
 
30:00 

 
65 
January 10, 1950 
Luigi's First Citizenship Papers 
 
30:00 

 
66 
January 17, 1950 
Cold Season 
 
30:00 

 
67 
January 24, 1950 
Using Television to Increase Business 
 
30:00 

 
68 
January 31, 1950 
Flunking the Final Exam 
 
30:00 

 
69 
February 7, 1950 
The Abraham Lincoln Letter 
 
30:00 

 
70 
February 14, 1950 
Valentine's Date At the Pump Room 
Valentine's Day Program 
30:00 

 
71 
February 21, 1950 
George Washington Radio Contest 
 
30:00 

 
72 
February 28, 1950 
Miss Spalding's Open House Party 
 
30:00 

 
73 
March 7, 1950 
Income Tax Season 
 
30:00 

 
74 
March 14, 1950 
Big Brothers of America 
 
30:00 

 
75 
March 21, 1950 
Rosa Or the Park 
 
30:00 

 
76 
March 28, 1950 
Luigi Finds a Wallet 
 
30:00 

 
77 
April 4, 1950 
The Traffic Light 
 
30:00 

 
78 
April 11, 1950 
Basco Is a Good Name 
Live from Milwaukee Arena, Wisconson. Dedicated to the elimination of descrimination. 
30:00 

 
79 
April 18, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
80 
April 25, 1950 
$50 Donation to the Boys Club Gym 
 
30:00 

 
81 
May 2, 1950 
Smoothies Cough Syrup Guarantee 
 
30:00 

 
82 
May 9, 1950 
$200 Orchids For Mother's Day 
mother's day program 
30:00 

 
83 
May 16, 1950 
Future American, 1953 
 
30:00 

 
84 
May 23, 1950 
Taking a Picture of Rose 
 
30:00 

 
85 
May 30, 1950 
Luigi's Antiques Are Auctioned Off 
 
30:00 

 
86 
June 6, 1950 
Party Line Troubles 
 
30:00 

 
87 
June 13, 1950 
Luigi Stands Up to Pasquale 
 
30:00 

 
88 
July 4, 1950 
July 4th Parade 
Independence Day Program 
30:00 

 
Life with Luigi
August 15, 1950 - July 3, 1951
47 episodes known to exist
Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Alan Reed, Jody Gilbert, Gil Stratton,
Creator/producer: Cy Howard
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
89 
August 15, 1950 
Fire in the Store 
 
30:00 

 
90 
August 22, 1950 
First Train Ride - Business Trip to Buffalo 
 
30:00 

 
91 
August 29, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
92 
September 5, 1950 
Luigi Sells Ice Cream 
 
30:00 

 
93 
September 12, 1950 
Lonely Luigi 
 
30:00 

 
94 
September 19, 1950 
Crusade For Freedom Speech 
The Crusade for Freedom was a fundraising campaign to fund Radio Free Europe in its early stages. It was headed by Gen. Lucius D. Clay who speaks sends a message to Luigi at the end of the episode. 
30:00 

 
95 
September 26, 1950 
Trolley Transfer 
 
30:00 

 
96 
October 3, 1950 
Luigi Gives Blood 
 
30:00 

 
97 
October 10, 1950 
Day in New York with Frank Sinatra 
Frank Sinatra 
30:00 

 
98 
October 17, 1950 
Pasquale Hires a Tutor 
 
30:00 

 
99 
October 24, 1950 
Antique Dealers of America Association 
 
30:00 

 
100 
October 31, 1950 
Right to Vote Taken Away 
 
30:00 

 
101 
November 7, 1950 
Luigi Opens His Barber Shop 
 
30:00 

 
102 
November 14, 1950 
Headaches Or Heartaches 
 
30:00 

 
103 
November 21, 1950 
Moonlighting At the Daisy Jones Pie Factory 
 
30:00 

 
104 
November 28, 1950 
Not Counted by the Census Bureau 
 
30:00 

 
105 
December 5, 1950 
Lost in Chicago 
 
30:00 

 
106 
December 12, 1950 
Luigi Joins Record Collector's Club 
 
30:00 

 
107 
December 19, 1950 
A Christmas Present For Pasquale 
christmas program 
30:00 

 
108 
December 26, 1950 
A Visit From the Immagration Service 
 
30:00 

 
109 
January 2, 1951 
Ice Skating Party At the Lake 
 
30:00 

 
110 
January 9, 1951 
Queen Sheba's Iceberg 
 
30:00 

 
111 
January 16, 1951 
Luigi Deposits a California Check 
 
30:00 

 
112 
January 23, 1951 
Luigi Refuses to Talk to Pasquale 
 
30:00 

 
113 
January 30, 1951 
Graduating From 2a to 2b 
 
30:00 

 
114 
February 6, 1951 
Luigi Finds Out He Has Tonsillitis 
 
30:00 

 
115 
February 13, 1951 
Luigi Has His Tonsils Removed 
 
30:00 

 
116 
February 20, 1951 
Luigi Puts a Negro in His Play 
Excellent commentary on prejudice 
30:00 

 
117 
February 27, 1951 
Luigi Becomes a Gas Station Attendant 
 
30:00 

 
118 
March 6, 1951 
Luigi's Mail Order Suit 
 
30:00 

 
119 
March 13, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
120 
March 20, 1951 
The Spring Walk 
 
30:00 

 
121 
March 27, 1951 
April Fool's Joke 
 
30:00 

 
122 
April 3, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
123 
April 10, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
124 
April 17, 1951 
Bosco-Pasquale Lifetime Shoelace Company 
 
30:00 

 
125 
April 24, 1951 
Miss Spaulding Resigns 
 
30:00 

 
126 
May 1, 1951 
A Date with the Librarian 
 
30:00 

 
127 
May 8, 1951 
Horse and Wagon Delivery Service 
 
30:00 

 
128 
May 15, 1951 
I Want to Be an American Day 
 
30:00 

 
129 
May 22, 1951 
Rosa's Makeover For Antique Dealer's Dance 
 
30:00 

 
130 
May 29, 1951 
How to Make Minestrone Soup 
 
30:00 

 
131 
June 5, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
132 
June 12, 1951 
Luigi Becomes a Soda Jerk 
 
30:00 

 
133 
June 19, 1951 
Luige Decides to Paint His Own Safety Zones 
 
30:00 

 
134 
June 26, 1951 
Luigi Throws a Party For Salesmen 
 
30:00 

 
135 
July 3, 1951 
Fourth of July Parade 
Independence Day Program 
30:00 

 
Life with Luigi
August 28, 1951 - May 27, 1952
40 episodes known to exist
Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Alan Reed, Jody Gilbert, Gil Stratton,
Creator/producer: Cy Howard
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
136 
August 28, 1951 
Schultz and Olson Not in Luigi's Class 
 
30:00 

 
137 
September 4, 1951 
Naming the O'reily's Baby Contest 
 
30:00 

 
138 
September 11, 1951 
Luigi's Block Party 
 
30:20 

 
139 
September 18, 1951 
Luigi Isn't in the Phone Book 
 
30:00 

 
140 
September 25, 1951 
Go West, Young Man 
 
30:00 

 
141 
October 2, 1951 
Mama Thinks Luigi Is a Millionaire 
 
30:00 

 
142 
October 9, 1951 
'why Was My Face Red?' Contest 
 
30:00 

 
143 
October 16, 1951 
Luigi's Dun & Bradstreet Rating 
 
30:00 

 
144 
October 23, 1951 
Luigi, Square Dance Caller 
Spade Cooley 
30:00 

 
145 
October 30, 1951 
Trick Or Treat 
Halloween Program 
30:00 

 
146 
November 6, 1951 
Luigi Opens Up New Antique Store 
 
30:00 

 
147 
November 13, 1951 
Miss Spaulding Off For a Week - Mr. Hines Takes Over 
 
30:00 

 
148 
November 20, 1951 
Luigi's Thanksgiving Dinner For America 
Thanksgiving Program 
30:00 

 
149 
November 27, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
150 
December 4, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
151 
December 11, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
152 
December 18, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
153 
December 25, 1951 
A Christmas Present For Pasquale 
Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
154 
January 1, 1952 
Insurance For Everything 
 
30:00 

 
155 
January 8, 1952 
Luigi Takes Rosa to the Movies 
 
30:00 

 
156 
January 15, 1952 
Rosa Attends Luigi's Night School Class 
 
30:00 

 
157 
January 22, 1952 
Rosa Goes to the Head of the Class 
 
30:00 

 
158 
January 29, 1952 
High Standard of Living 
 
30:00 

 
159 
February 5, 1952 
Homesick 
 
30:00 

 
160 
February 12, 1952 
The Toledo Weighing Machine & Honest Abe 
 
30:00 

 
161 
February 19, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
162 
February 26, 1952 
Civil Defense Job 
 
30:00 

 
163 
March 4, 1952 
Luigi May Lose His Home 
 
30:00 

 
164 
March 11, 1952 
Income Tax Problems 
 
30:00 

 
165 
March 18, 1952 
Luigi Saves Enough to Buy a Car 
 
30:00 

 
166 
March 25, 1952 
Three Little Words 
 
30:00 

 
167 
April 1, 1952 
April Fool's Joke 
PRIMARY RESULTS AT BEGINING OF PROGRAM. Guest: Louella Parsons 
30:00 

 
168 
April 8, 1952 
Easter Birthday Party 
Easter Program 
30:00 

 
169 
April 15, 1952 
Insomenia 
 
30:00 

 
170 
April 22, 1952 
No Girl For the Dance 
 
30:00 

 
171 
April 29, 1952 
Luigi Wants to Help Out His Country 
 
30:00 

 
172 
May 6, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
173 
May 13, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
174 
May 20, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
175 
May 27, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
Life with Luigi
August 12, 1952 - March 3, 1953
29 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
176 
August 12, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
177 
August 19, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 
178 
August 26, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
179 
September 2, 1952 
Spending the Day At the Beach 
 
30:00 

 
180 
September 9, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
181 
September 16, 1952 
Luigi Faces a Lawsuit 
 
30:00 

 
182 
September 23, 1952 
Horowitz' 25th Wedding Anniversary 
 
30:00 

 
183 
September 30, 1952 
Paying the Rent with a Rare Quarter 
 
30:00 

 
184 
October 7, 1952 
Luigi Wants to Buy a Refrigerator 
 
30:00 

 
185 
October 14, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
186 
October 21, 1952 
Free Lunch Bazaar At School 
 
30:00 

 
187 
October 28, 1952 
Luigi Sends the Government an Idea 
 
30:00 

 
188 
November 11, 1952 
Luigi's Cousin From Italy 
 
30:00 

 
189 
November 18, 1952 
Luigi Wins 'this Is Chicago' Essay Contest 
 
30:00 

 
190 
November 25, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
191 
December 2, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
192 
December 9, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
193 
December 16, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
194 
December 23, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
195 
December 30, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
196 
January 6, 1953 
Miss Spaulding Sends Luigi Home From School 
 
30:00 

 
197 
January 13, 1953 
Luigi Goes to the Opera 
 
30:00 

 
198 
January 20, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
199 
January 27, 1953 
Luigi Worried About School Safety Zone 
 
30:00 

 
200 
February 3, 1953 
Miss Spaulding Is Assigned a Different Class 
 
30:00 

 
201 
February 10, 1953 
Luigi Feels Like a Failure 
 
30:00 

 
202 
February 17, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
203 
February 24, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
204 
March 3, 1953 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
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