Ozzie and Harriet, or The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, was a family sitcom launched on CBS Radio on October 8, 1944. It starred a real-life family, the Nelsons, who consisted of Ozzie and his wife Harriet, and their kids David and Eric. Although the show was never in the top ten list of best radio shows, it was able to attract many listeners.
After the Red Skelton was planned in 1944, Ozzie became motivated to start his own family sitcom. During the first few years of the show, the role of Ozzie's sons David and Eric were played by professional actors, since both were not allowed to work due to their age. Nevertheless, five years after its premiere, when the show moved to NBC, the real David and Eric entered the show.
Months later after its move to NBC, on October 14, the show moved again to NBC Blue and remained there until its last episode on June 18, 1954. In total, the series had 402 episodes.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 82 old time radio episodes:
|02.19.1954||randolphs come as you are party||
+ The Randolph’s are having a party with a difference, It’s a come as you are party. The rules d...
|02.12.1954||the loud shirt|
+ ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Ozzie's electric trains. The Nelson's den isn't exactly a ...
|12.25.1953||the lost christmas gift||
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. Ozzie and Harriet decide to be "sensible" this year and not g...
|12.11.1953||a cup of coffee||
+ Over a cup of coffee Ozzie Nelson is telling his friend and neighbor about the time that Bing Cros...
|11.06.1953||painting the womens club||
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. David has lost a race trying to attract young women. "Neander...
|10.30.1953||home made ice cream||
+ As we look in on the Nelson's today, we see that Harriet has spent all morning making preserves. A...
|10.16.1953||the street light|
|10.09.1953||too many ties|
+ ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Harriet wants to get the sofa and chair reupholstered.
|06.23.1953||be on time|
|11.28.1952||the handy man||
+ ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Ozzie's the handyman, but Thorny's power tools are needed.
|04.25.1952||too much change||
+ Sponsored by: Heinz. Ozzie gets $5 too much change at the Emporium and tries to return it, witho...
|04.18.1952||hometown baseball team||
+ Sponsored by: Heinz. Ozzie is determined to keep a baseball team in town, but no one else seems ...
|04.04.1952||the boat builder||
+ There’s been plenty of activity in the Nelson garage for the past few days and it looks like the...
|01.25.1952||the dental receptionist||
+ Sponsored by: Heinz. Ozzie visits the dentist and meets the cutest receptionist this side of the...
|12.14.1951||going to a concert||
+ Sponsored by: Heinz. The Nelsons are planning to attend a concert. Ozzie is on his way home fro...
|11.30.1951||march 3rd dilemna|
+ Sponsored by: Heinz Foods. The entire Nelson family become captivated by a construction project...
|11.02.1951||davids date or yes man||
+ ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The boys want to go ice skating, Ozzie wants to go to the S...
+ Sponsored by: Heinz Foods. Ozzie shows an amazing lack of sales resistance and comes up smellin...
|06.01.1951||have a cigar||
+ Sponsored by: Heinz. Ozzie is determined to become a cigar smoker! It’s pretty quiet around t...