The Couple Next Door 729 Eps (Pg 2)


(3.1 stars; 6 reviews)

Pg 01 466 Eps (#001-#473) Pg 02 264 Eps (#474-#758) "The Couple Next Door" was a Peg Lynch series which began in 1953-57 on Chicago's WGN, moving to the Mutual Broadcasting System in the summer of 1957. The married couple was played by Olan Soule and Elinor Harriot. It was revived on CBS Radio (December 30, 1957-November 25, 1960) with Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce as the unnamed married couple---essentially, it reprised **Ethel and Albert** but the new name was necessitated because Lynch had long since lost the rights to the original title. That still wasn't the end of the show---Lynch and Bunce brought the show to NBC's legendary weekend programming block Monitor in 1963, performing three to four-minute vignettes not unlike the original fifteen-minute shows. Their presence continued a kind-of Monitor tradition of offering new material from classic radio favourites (including James and Marian Jordan of Fibber McGee and Molly fame, until Marian Jordan's death). Even more, it returned yet again in the 1970s, as a syndicated radio feature known as The Little Things in Life. **(SOURCE: TIMES PAST OLD TIME RADIO ARCHIVES) :-) "The Couple Next Door" program was previously downloadable/listenable through this "Internet Archive," but, for whatever reason(copyright issue scares regarding several other OTR shows?? ... ), 2 or 3 years ago, it was made suddenly unavailable to the public. We can only hope that the "powers-that-be" don't (AGAIN) see the need to remove this wonderful comedy from our "Internet Archive" and from the OTR fans (including myself) who truly enjoy listening to this sharp, witty, humourous program. Removed before, yes, but hopefully not again? : ) Enjoy! ** def gp ddh **Ethel & Albert** See: "The Private Lives of ETHEL & ALBERT" 16 Episodes under Old Time Radio Sitcom/Soap Operas MISSING EPISODES: Pg 1: #016 #056 #072 #086 #267 #278 #333 #406 Pg 2: #726 #728 #731 #736 thru #752 #755 ** def gp ddh

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

Chapters

CND 1959-10-23 #474 Keeping House in Italy 13:52
CND 1959-10-26 #475 Marketing in Italy 13:33
CND 1959-10-27 #476 Excess Weight on Airplane 13:35
CND 1959-10-28 #477 Postal Authority Problems 13:46
CND 1959-10-29 #478 Smuggling Antiquities 13:43
CND 1959-10-30 #479 Meeting Their Old Plumber 13:31
CND 1959-11-02 #480 Apartment Painter Problems 13:32
CND 1959-11-03 #481 Supervising the Painters 13:47
CND 1959-11-04 #482 Interfering with Painters 13:52
CND 1959-11-05 #483 Mrs Piper's Lost Passport 13:49
CND 1959-11-06 #484 To the American Embassy 14:05
CND 1959-11-09 #485 Is There Another Man 13:47
CND 1959-11-10 #486 Piper's Called to Embassy 13:46
CND 1959-11-11 #487 Flying Across the Atlantic 13:51
CND 1959-11-12 #488 Certificate of Vaccination 13:54
CND 1959-11-13 #489 Arriving Home from Europe 13:34
CND 1959-11-16 #490 Bobby Home from Grandma's 13:41
CND 1959-11-17 #491 Changes at the Office 13:51
CND 1959-11-18 #492 Bobby Spoiled Dreadfully 13:47
CND 1959-11-19 #493 Photos Back from Trip 13:33
CND 1959-11-20 #494 Nobody Cares About Trip 13:42
CND 1959-11-23 #495 Change in the Office Hours 13:21
CND 1959-11-24 #496 New Assignment - Iceland 13:55
CND 1959-11-25 #497 Etruscan Vase Given Away 13:16
the Turkey 13:20
CND 1959-11-27 #499 A Week Off For Duck Hunting 13:45
CND 1959-11-30 #500 To Get Etruscan Vase Back 13:42
CND 1959-12-01 #501 Making a Wooden Decoy 13:54
CND 1959-12-02 #502 Leaving for Duck Hunting 14:07
CND 1959-12-03 #503 By Indians 13:53
CND 1959-12-04 #504 Freezing in Duck Blind 14:03
CND 1959-12-07 #505 Trapped by a Blizzard 13:42
CND 1959-12-08 #506 The Pet Cemetery 13:49
the Snow Suit 14:02
CND 1959-12-10 #508 Selecting Christmas Cards 13:54
CND 1959-12-11 #509 Sunday School Choir Problems 13:21
CND 1959-12-14 #510 Brownie Runs Away 13:29
CND 1959-12-15 #511 To Give Christmas Party 13:14
CND 1959-12-16 #512 Quarrel Over Guest List 13:27
CND 1959-12-17 #513 Telescope for Christmas 13:34
CND 1959-12-18 #514 Involved with Store Detective 13:40
CND 1959-12-21 #515 Mr Piper's Nephew 13:41
CND 1959-12-22 #516 Christmas Economy 13:44
CND 1959-12-23 #517 Christmas Tree Too Tall 13:36
CND 1959-12-24 #518 Proving There's Santa Claus 13:40
CND 1959-12-25 #519 The Pipers Open Presents 13:34
CND 1959-12-28 #520 Aunt Effie Disappears 13:35
CND 1959-12-29 #521 Getting Ready for Party 13:41
CND 1959-12-30 #522 Betsy's Organized Schedule 13:37
CND 1959-12-31 #523 Aunt Effie's in Mexico City 13:47
CND 1960-01-04 #524 Pipers Worry About Effie 13:31
CND 1960-01-05 #525 The Pipers to the Police 13:46
CND 1960-01-06 #526 A Raccoon in the Attic 13:48
CND 1960-01-07 #527 Trivial Domestic Problems 13:52
CND 1960-01-08 #528 Dinner Invitation Problems 13:40
CND 1960-01-11 #529 Door-To-Door Salesman 13:21
CND 1960-01-12 #530 Duped by Confidence Man 13:13
CND 1960-01-13 #531 Bobby's Old Blanket 13:25
CND 1960-01-14 #532 The European Movies 13:15
CND 1960-01-15 #533 Trip to the Police 13:38
CND 1960-01-18 #534 Suspect Betsy Has Mumps 13:46
CND 1960-01-19 #535 Betsy Has the Mumps 13:41
CND 1960-01-20 #536 Delivering Scout Cookies 14:06
CND 1960-01-21 #537 Proper Table Manners 13:25
CND 1960-01-22 #538 Better Street Lighting 13:18
CND 1960-01-25 #539 Republican vs Democrat 13:35
CND 1960-01-26 #540 The Forgotten Party Guest 13:29
CND 1960-01-27 #541 Miss Jensen to Dinner 13:32
CND 1960-01-28 #542 The Christmas Gift Ham 13:21
CND 1960-01-29 #543 Invited to Buffet Supper 13:31
CND 1960-02-01 #544 The Third Christmas Ham 13:26
CND 1960-02-02 #545 Christmas Thank You Letter 13:52
CND 1960-02-03 #546 Bargain Party Dress 13:53
CND 1960-02-04 #547 Did Betsy Steal 35 Cents 13:47
CND 1960-02-05 #548 Owner of Department Store 14:05
CND 1960-02-08 #549 Lost Trip Expenses 14:00
CND 1960-02-09 #550 Betsy Charges Daddy for Help 14:08
CND 1960-02-10 #551 Studying Politics 13:49
CND 1960-02-11 #552 Thinking up Clever Telegram 14:01
CND 1960-02-12 #553 Government Basic Facts 13:50
the Tip 14:05
CND 1960-02-16 #555 Pigeon Committee Meeting 13:47
CND 1960-02-17 #556 Naming Cabinet Members 13:52
CND 1960-02-18 #557 Source of Poetic Quotation 13:53
CND 1960-02-19 #558 Problems Painting Balloons 13:58
CND 1960-02-22 #559 Practicing the Piano 13:50
CND 1960-02-23 #560 Sudden Interest in Politics 13:51
CND 1960-02-24 #561 Mrs Piper's Civic Activity 13:36
CND 1960-02-25 #562 Household Upset with Group 13:48
CND 1960-02-26 #563 Playing with Fire 13:28
CND 1960-02-29 #564 Mrs Piper Sued for Slander 13:28
CND 1960-03-01 #565 Mrs Piper Engages Lawyer 13:44
CND 1960-03-02 #566 Ruining Political Careers 14:00
CND 1960-03-03 #567 Can't Find the Car Keys 13:43
CND 1960-03-04 #568 Reading About Other Women 13:53
CND 1960-03-07 #569 In Bed with a Bad Back 13:37
CND 1960-03-08 #570 Lots of Advice for Aching Back 13:29
CND 1960-03-09 #571 Making Out Their Wills 13:36
CND 1960-03-10 #572 Importance of Wills 13:34
CND 1960-03-11 #573 Signing of the Wills 13:35
CND 1960-03-14 #574 X-Ray of Mr Piper Is Back 13:44
CND 1960-03-15 #575 Blood Is Thicker Than Water 13:42
CND 1960-03-16 #576 1958 Tax Return Audit 13:46
Reunion 13:57
CND 1960-03-18 #578 An Embarrassing Lesson 14:14
CND 1960-03-21 #579 Possible Trip to Norway 14:22
CND 1960-03-22 #580 Lesson in Exaggeration 14:15
CND 1960-03-23 #581 Income Tax Inspector 13:35
CND 1960-03-24 #582 Tax Examination Begins 13:35
CND 1960-03-25 #583 Tax Man Gets a Surprise 13:43
CND 1960-03-28 #584 Poem for Family Reunion 13:42
CND 1960-03-29 #585 Brownie to Dog School 13:51
CND 1960-03-30 #586 Mr Piper's Thin Hair 13:54
CND 1960-03-31 #587 Toast Master of Reunion 13:45
CND 1960-04-01 #588 Betsy Plays April Fools Joke 13:57
CND 1960-04-04 #589 The Marred Antique Table 13:48
CND 1960-04-05 #590 House Has Been Robbed 13:58
CND 1960-04-06 #591 Insurance Policy Fine Print 13:53
CND 1960-04-07 #592 Identifying the Burglar 14:09
CND 1960-04-08 #593 Forgotten Dinner Invitation 14:12
CND 1960-04-11 #594 The Scene of the Crime 14:19
CND 1960-04-12 #595 The Missing Silverware 14:14
CND 1960-04-13 #596 Betsy's New Easter Bonnet 14:27
CND 1960-04-14 #597 Mr Piper the Easter Bunny 13:57
CND 1960-04-15 #598 Good Friday Church Service 14:11
CND 1960-04-18 #599 The History Lesson 13:58
CND 1960-04-19 #600 Mrs Piper to See Teacher 13:53
CND 1960-04-20 #601 Taking Betsy out of School 14:14
CND 1960-04-21 #602 Who Discovered America 14:25
CND 1960-04-22 #603 Newspaper Interviews Betsy 14:08
CND 1960-04-25 #604 Mr Piper's Job Threatened 14:25
CND 1960-04-26 #605 Domestic Help Tax Return 13:41
CND 1960-04-27 #606 Social Security Tax Problem 13:45
CND 1960-04-28 #607 Figuring Out Amount of Tax 13:39
CND 1960-04-29 #608 Mrs Tenny's Age 13:34
CND 1960-05-02 #609 Washing a Drip Dry Suit 14:10
CND 1960-05-03 #610 Letter to the Editor 14:26
CND 1960-05-04 #611 Free the Zoo Animals 14:07
CND 1960-05-05 #612 Cat Trapped on the Roof 14:10
CND 1960-05-06 #613 Who's Responsible for Crash 14:00
CND 1960-05-09 #614 Confining Brownie 13:49
CND 1960-05-10 #615 Betsy Invited to Aunt Effie's 14:08
CND 1960-05-11 #616 The Doghouse 14:04
CND 1960-05-12 #617 Getting the Doghouse Home 14:09
CND 1960-05-13 #618 Doghouse Problems Continue 14:19
CND 1960-05-16 #619 Betsy Biting Her Fingernails 12:30
CND 1960-05-17 #620 More Problems with Brownie 14:13
CND 1960-05-18 #621 Bad Restaurant Service 13:50
CND 1960-05-19 #622 Pile of Old Newspapers 13:57
CND 1960-05-20 #623 Unexpected Trip to Chicago 13:23
CND 1960-05-23 #624 Mr Piper and Housework 13:23
CND 1960-05-24 #625 Unpaid Chicago Hotel Bill 13:24
CND 1960-05-25 #626 15 Minutes a Day Talk Time 14:07
Bonds Basics 13:46
CND 1960-05-27 #628 Third Notice Repair Bill 14:10
CND 1960-05-30 #629 Decoration Day Togetherness 13:50
CND 1960-05-31 #630 The New Private Secretary 14:11
CND 1960-06-01 #631 Mr Cranshaw's Niece 13:51
CND 1960-06-02 #632 The Stuck Dress Zipper 13:55
CND 1960-06-03 #633 Is Bobby a Genius 14:54
CND 1960-06-06 #634 The Unreturned Card Table 14:54
CND 1960-06-07 #635 Natural Family Pictures 13:25
CND 1960-06-08 #636 A Young Man's Fancy 13:25
CND 1960-06-09 #637 Name Mix-Up 13:28
CND 1960-06-10 #638 The Lost Contact Lens 13:29
CND 1960-06-13 #639 Chairman of a Committee 13:24
CND 1960-06-14 #640 300 Childrens' Head Dresses 13:38
CND 1960-06-15 #641 Operating a Booth at a Loss 13:02
CND 1960-06-16 #642 Rehearsal of Dance Recital 13:20
CND 1960-06-17 #643 No Sense of Organization 13:16
CND 1960-06-20 #644 Living Room Rug Red Spot 9:04
CND 1960-06-21 #645 The Pipers Go on a Diet 9:07
CND 1960-06-22 #646 Mr Piper's Fruit Salad 9:30
CND 1960-06-23 #647 To Vet with Ear Mites 8:56
the Diet 9:08
CND 1960-06-27 #649 The Continued Mystery Story 10:43
CND 1960-06-28 #650 Turquoise Blue Paint Accident 10:07
CND 1960-06-29 #651 Betsy's Dinner Manners 10:09
CND 1960-06-30 #652 The Hardware Store Fight 9:52
CND 1960-07-01 #653 Week-end Fishing Trip 10:04
CND 1960-07-04 #654 The Two Pound Musky 9:17
CND 1960-07-05 #655 Mr Piper's Fishing Fame 10:29
CND 1960-07-06 #656 The Sports Jacket 10:08
CND 1960-07-07 #657 Sports Jacket Doesn't Fit 9:30
CND 1960-07-08 #658 Diet or Save the Marriage 9:43
CND 1960-07-11 #659 Taxidermist Problems 10:05
the Musky 10:01
CND 1960-07-13 #661 Newspaper Photo Mistake 9:28
CND 1960-07-14 #662 Game Warden Problems 9:31
CND 1960-07-15 #663 Trying to Pull Strings 9:15
CND 1960-07-18 #664 The Wandering Son 9:35
CND 1960-07-19 #665 Bureaucratic Confusion 9:28
Summer Camp 9:34
CND 1960-07-21 #667 Getting Betsy Ready to Go 9:37
CND 1960-07-22 #668 Betsy First Night at Camp 9:26
CND 1960-07-25 #669 Sneaking out the Back Door 0:30
CND 1960-07-26 #670 Trying to Prove Ones Height 9:41
CND 1960-07-27 #671 Misplacing Diamond Ring 9:34
CND 1960-07-28 #672 Try to Call Betsy at Camp 9:39
CND 1960-07-29 #673 Talkingt o Betsy at Camp 9:39
CND 1960-08-01 #674 Buying a New Washer 14:39
CND 1960-08-02 #675 Bobby Sitting in the Road 14:52
CND 1960-08-03 #676 Trouble Buying the Washer 13:57
CND 1960-08-04 #677 More Trouble With Salesmen 13:58
CND 1960-08-05 #678 Betsy Returns From Camp 13:56
CND 1960-08-08 #679 Try to Giving Away Washer 14:37
CND 1960-08-09 #680 Owls in the House 14:00
CND 1960-08-10 #681 Cough Medicine Problems 14:26
CND 1960-08-11 #682 The Give Away 14:36
CND 1960-08-12 #683 The Pipers Get Lost 14:28
CND 1960-08-15 #684 Betsy Is Hard to Take 15:13
No Money 14:07
CND 1960-08-17 #686 The Story Telling Problem 14:19
CND 1960-08-18 #687 Member of the Park Board 14:18
CND 1960-08-19 #688 Can't Get Rid of Washer 14:18
CND 1960-08-22 #689 Reading 14:50
CND 1960-08-23 #690 Judging a Baby Contest 15:03
CND 1960-08-24 #691 Parental Interference 14:19
CND 1960-08-25 #692 Betsy Wishes Daddy Fame 14:32
CND 1960-08-26 #693 Mrs Piper Mows the Lawn 14:08
CND 1960-08-29 #694 The Baby Contest Judging 14:53
CND 1960-08-30 #695 Fed up Waiting on People 14:50
CND 1960-08-31 #696 Yard Work High School Boy 14:03
her Club Members 14:32
CND 1960-09-02 #698 Child Fair Organized Maybe 14:40
CND 1960-09-05 #699 Invited to Go Sailing 15:02
CND 1960-09-06 #700 Getting the Fair Organized 15:01
CND 1960-09-07 #701 Property Assessment 14:42
CND 1960-09-08 #702 Problems in the Basement 14:50
CND 1960-09-09 #703 Rain Cancels the Fair 14:38
CND 1960-09-12 #704 Cat in the Washing Machine 15:13
CND 1960-09-13 #705 Trouble Keeping a Secret 14:49
CND 1960-09-14 #706 Riding Bicycle to School 14:35
CND 1960-09-15 #707 Man to Survey the Thru-Way 14:26
CND 1960-09-16 #708 Betsy Threatens to Run Away 14:31
CND 1960-09-19 #709 Locked out of the House 15:00
CND 1960-09-20 #710 Betsy Has a Sore Throat 15:13
CND 1960-09-21 #711 Betsy's First Trip to Hospital 15:10
CND 1960-09-22 #712 Mrs Piper as Nurses Aid 15:19
CND 1960-09-23 #713 Aunt Effie to Visit 14:28
CND 1960-09-26 #714 Aunt Effie Arrives for Visit 14:39
CND 1960-09-27 #715 Aunt Effie's Grass Skirt 14:41
CND 1960-09-28 #716 Winning a Freezer 14:44
CND 1960-09-29 #717 Big Freezer Disadvantages 14:07
CND 1960-09-30 #718 Trying to Sell the Freezer 14:18
CND 1960-10-03 #719 Living Room Wired for Stereo 14:40
CND 1960-10-04 #720 Misunderstood HiFi Man 14:11
CND 1960-10-05 #721 Another European Trip 14:58
CND 1960-10-06 #722 Growing Suspicion 14:41
CND 1960-10-07 #723 Picking up a Parcel 14:51
CND 1960-10-10 #724 Aunt Effie Worried 14:53
CND 1960-10-11 #725 Tour of Friends to Europe 14:43
CND 1960-10-13 #727 Music Appreciation Night 14:49
CND 1960-10-17 #729 Teaching Mr Piper a Lesson 15:08
CND 1960-10-18 #730 Betsy Forbidden Party 15:07
CND 1960-10-20 #732 Bobby Answering Telephone 14:51
CND 1960-10-21 #733 Florist Bill Problems 14:17
CND 1960-10-24 #734 Locked Garage Door Trouble 15:01
Dressing Bobby 14:09
CND 1960-11-18 #753 Mr Piper Loses his Job 14:10
CND 1960-11-21 #754 Surprise Visitor at Midnight 14:35
CND 1960-11-23 #756 Live Thanksgiving Dinner 14:28
CND 1960-11-24 #757 Getting up at 3-30 A.M. 14:17
CND 1960-11-25 #758 Invitation from Aunt Effie 14:37

Reviews

Stellar Stories of Everyday Family Life - You'll Love The Couple Next Door

(5 stars)

Many of the episodes include returning cast of friends/family with stories woven around simple household situations like going to dinner party, Betsy getting sick, traveling to Boston by car, selling the house, building new house, etc. The dialogue is so natural; people interrupt and talk over one another...the show doesn't feel scripted yet the highly talented Peg Lynch wrote them all. Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce play the couple at the center of the series. These are charming, lovely stories of a simpler time. The continuity of the stories is impressive as references are made to earlier events, people and situations that listeners can recall from previous episodes. Don't look for gritty realism here, instead you'll find the sunny side of life where things always work out in the end. Once you get hooked, you'll want to hear them all. The series ends abruptly and I wonder if the series was canceled without advance notice. I will always wonder what happened next...hard to say goodbye to the couple next door once you've gotten to know them. Thank you for making these available. Highly recommended listening.

Listen to this, if you know what's good for you.

(5 stars)

While there are over 700 episodes in these two collections, it never gets mundane. It is a shame there is a good chunk of episodes missing near the end, but this is a mere trifle. One warning. When you finally finish this show, you will be overwhelmed with melancholy longing for the Piper family. I miss them!

CND episode 8 Paul Jr Arithmetic

(4 stars)

home the train is 960 seconds from the station and this gives him 16 minutes to get there.

such a shame! they won't load: (

(0.5 stars)