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:
|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...
+ ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Ozzie learns some of the disadvantages of giving advice. + ...
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. Ozzie is being initiated into, "The Amiable and Antique Order...
|09.23.1945||apartment building next door||
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. There's a rumor going around that a syndicate is going to put...
|06.23.1953||be on time|
|12.05.1948||bing crosby and lindsay crosby guests||
+ Sponsored by: International Silver ( ). 6:00 P. M. Bing Crosby and his son Lindsay are in town, p...
|04.03.1949||books and the library trip|
|11.14.1948||boys night out||
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. Ricky and David have gone away for the night, leaving the Nel...
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. Ozzie has become a master (?) of card tricks, and a lady kill...
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. Ozzie's attempt at complimenting Harriet just doesn't seem to...
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. Ozzie winds up with a crystal ball after bidding for a myster...
|08.26.1945||david sells ozzies suit||
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. David sells Ozzie's coat, which winds up in the hands of the ...
|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: International Silver. The Nelsons are determined to attend Easter sunrise services....
+ ABC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Ozzie's electric trains. The Nelson's den isn't exactly a ...
|11.09.1944||enters essay contest on glamour||
+ CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. (AFRS replacing Bob Hope #82). Ozzie is entering a glamor c...
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. Ozzie tries to stop Harriet from exaggerating. The Four King ...
|09.09.1945||fighting jones boys||
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. David has had a fight with the Jones boy, Ozzie has a fight w...
|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...
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. It's Halloween, and Ozzie and Harriet are exploring a haunte...
+ Sponsored by: International Silver. It's Halloween, and Ozzie and Harriet are exploring a haunted...
|06.01.1951||have a cigar||
+ Sponsored by: Heinz. Ozzie is determined to become a cigar smoker! It’s pretty quiet around t...
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