Selections from the Best of Ozzie & Harriet

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In order to understand Ozzie and Harriet you need to know the real facts of how the show evolved over time. Ozzie began his career as a big band leader, while Harriet was a vaudeville singer. He hired Harriet to sing in his band. They got married, and together they worked at a radio station promoting their musical careers, as well as their radio comedy series. As time changed, and television became popular, they moved their radio program to television.

The sitcom starred Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky. It is the real story about the Nelson family. The story begins in a city in the good old days where families where close. The story lines in the Ozzie and Harriet program where actually problems that the real Nelson family encountered. The problems could be anything from friendships, school issues, careers, and relationships. With the passage of time the boys grow up, get married, and their wives become part of the series.

1 Season, 34 Episodes
December 4, 2020
Classic, Comedy
Selections from the Best of Ozzie & Harriet

Selections from the Best of Ozzie & Harriet Full Episode Guide

  • Rick and his friends decide their fraternity is sadly in need of publicity go on a campaign to gain some campus recognition. When all their antics are ignored by the school press, they decide to take some drastic measures, which pay off a little differently that they had expected. Directed by David Nelson.

  • Rick and his friends decide to enforce good study habits on Wally when they realize his grades are a threat to the scholastic standing of their fraternity. However, matters become complicated when Wally hits the books and Rick is elected to take charge of Wally's girlfriend, Ginger.

  • When the best room in Rick and Wally's fraternity is vacated, they vote to rent out the room to take in funds for their fast-dwindling treasury. Wally Cox guest stars as the professor who disrupts the easy-going fraternity life.

  • While David and his new bride June (played by his real-life new bride June Blair) are away on their honeymoon, Harriet, with Ozzie's assistance, decides to fix up their apartment for them. However, with the return of the newlyweds, Harriet suddenly becomes worried that she has overstepped her rights as mother-in-law.

  • Rick's ability to keep a secret is put to the test when he finds himself in charge of counting the ballots for the "Campus Queen Contest" - especially since his girlfriend, one of the leading contestants, is determined to learn the results.

  • Fraternal bonds between David and Ricky are suddenly threatened when Dave finds himself attracted to his brother's girl. The situation is further complicated when the young lady in question shows her true feelings and the eternal triangle takes shape.

  • David's duties as a law clerk take him down to the circus where he becomes more than slightly interested in one of the circus glamour girls. In the flying trapeze act presented by David and Ricky, they don't use doubles but actually perform their own stunts.

  • David applies for the position of clerk in a law office. However, when Ozzie, Harriet and Ricky try to be helpful, they almost cost Dave the job. In a dream-filled night, David vividly pictures a hilarious courtroom scene in which he plays all the characters.

  • When Ricky meets a beautiful riding instructor (Venetia Stevenson) at the local stables, he decides to take some riding lessons. He makes a deal with her ? he?ll teach her how to play guitar if she?ll teach him how to ride. There is much fun at the Chuck Wagon party where the gang sings "Cindy."

  • Ozzie regales the neighborhood kids with his story of his great-grandfather 'Six-Gun Nelson.' They corner Ozzie into a shoot-out with TV Western star 'Tex Barton' at a supermarket opening.

  • Ricky sets up a closed circuit television studio in the basement.

  • The Nelsons enter the family decathlon at the annual Men's Club picnic. The deciding event is the cross-country obstacle race, which Ozzie must win if he is to uphold the honor of the family and win the coveted trophy. In this episode Rick also sings, plays guitar and does a sensational dance.

  • Recollections of Ozzie's high school days bring a sudden rage for tutti frutti ice cream. There is a happy scene in an old fashioned parlor where Ozzie, Harriet, David and Rick sing to the accompaniment of Ozzie's banjo and Harriet's dancing.

  • This is Ricky's night. He gets to play drums in a name band, do a bop dance with a party girl, and sing a rhythm and blues recording to an enthusiastic audience. Ricky performs for his first time on the show..

  • Harriet decides there is too much junk accumulated in the Nelson garage, attic and cellar. Ozzie rents a trailer to haul the stuff away to the junkyard but discovers this is only the beginning of his problem.

  • David Nelson has an unexpected visitor at his seventeenth birthday party.