Extremely Rare TV Shows. The Ruggles ran on ABC from 1949 – 1952. Charlie Ruggles and Erin O’Brien Moore star in one of the very first family sitcoms on television. Charles Ruggles plays the wise, all-knowing father. He and his television wife have been married for over twenty years, and they have four children, the young adult daughter, the teen-age son, who while not rebellious, is awkward, and then the twins. These shows are transfers from 16mm film originally recorded in kinescope, a recording made of a live TV performance by placing a 16mm movie camera directly in front of the television monitor.
CHARLIE’S PROMOTION, CHARLIE’S LUCKY DAY, THE PUNISHMENT, CHUCK’S DATE