What A Revoltin’ Development This Is #JusJoJan

Sandra over at “What Sandra Thinks” came up with today’s prompt in Linda Hill’s Just Jot It January…


You, of course, recognize the title of this post as the catchphrase uttered by Chester A. Riley, from the series The Life Of Riley, which ran from 1953 to 1958 and starred William Bendix as the title character, with Marjorie Reynolds as his wife Peg. I haven’t seen it in years, but there are a few episodes on YouTube and maybe it’ll see the light of day on broadcast TV some day. They tried it a few years earlier with Jackie Gleason as Chester, and as I remember Chester was sort of like Ralph Kramden, the type who turns molehills into mountains for comedic efect.

There was a commercial on radio for Captain Black pipe tobacco back in the Sixties, essentially a conversation between the Capain and his First Mate. One of the jokes in it wasthis one…

FIRST MATE: Captain! The men are revolting!
CAPTAIN: Of course they’re revolting! They haven’t bathed in weeks!

Needless to say, when I was nine or ten, I thought that was hilarious.

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