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The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet [1952]

Length:300 minutes
(5 hours 0 minute)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:TV Show
IMDB Rating:7.5/10
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Synopsis: As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

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Anthony C. Montenaro => Tony Nelson (as Tony Montenaro) (Late Christmas Gift)
Barbara Nelson => Barbara Nelson (Late Christmas Gift)
Cathy Nelson => Cathy Nelson (Late Christmas Gift)
Don DeFore => Thorny (Late Christmas Gift)
Lorie Nelson => Lorie Nelson (Late Christmas Gift)
Mary Tyler Moore => Happy Hotpoint (commercial) (Late Christmas Gift)
Barbara Eiler => Barbara (The Ballerina)
Bill Mumy => Billy (as Billy Mumy) (The Ballerina)
Bruce Belland => Bruce (The Ballerina)
Christopher Riordan => Ronnie  (The Ballerina)
Pat Thompson => Pat (The Ballerina)
Randy Whipple => Randy (The Ballerina)
Sean Morgan => Sean (The Ballerina)
Ben Bennett => Clerk (Rick Grows a Beard)
Charlene Salerno => Ginger (Rick Grows a Beard)
Janet Waldo => Janet (Rick Grows a Beard)
Roy Roberts => Mr. Crawford (Rick Grows a Beard)
Charley Britt => Charley (Rick and the Maid of Honor)
James Stacy => Fred (Rick and the Maid of Honor)
Jimmy Hawkins => Jimmy (Rick and the Maid of Honor)
Joe Byrne => Joe (Rick and the Maid of Honor)
Lori Saunders => Linda (as Linda Hines) (Rick and the Maid of Honor)
Roberta Shore => Roberta (Rick and the Maid of Honor)
Terry House => George Wilcox (Rick and the Maid of Honor)
Emmett Lynn => Hank (Rick's Riding Lesson)
Ray Teal => Mr. Sanders (Rick's Riding Lesson)
Venetia Stevenson => Judy (Rick's Riding Lesson)
Frank Cady => Doc Williams (The Busy Christmas)
Lyle Talbot => Joe Randolph (The Busy Christmas)
Howard Wendell => Judge Willoughby (David Goes Back to Work)
Joe Flynn => Mr. Kelley (David Goes Back to Work)
Joseph Kearns => Dr. Pepin (Be on Time)
Melinda Plowman => Sue Bailey (Painting from the Past)
Sarah Selby => Mrs. Howard (A Lamp for Dave & June)
Stanley Farrar => Store Manager (A Lamp for Dave & June)
Ozzie Nelson => Director / Writer / Ozzie Nelson
Ben Gershman => Writer
Bill Davenport => Writer
Dick Bensfield => Writer
Don Nelson => Writer
Jay Sommers => Writer
Perry Grant => Writer
Constance Harper => Connie Edwards
David Nelson => David Nelson
Harriet Hilliard => Harriet Nelson
Isabel Randolph => Mrs. Wilson / Mrs. Brewster
Jack Wagner [II] => Jack
June Blair => June Nelson
Karl Kindberg => Dink
Kent McCord => Kent
Kristin Harmon => Kris Nelson
Ricky Nelson => Ricky Nelson
Skip Young => Wally

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • This show frequently employed the comic technique of having an actor turn directly to the camera to address the audience with an "aside," or a funny comment on the action of the scene.
  • After the series was cancelled, the series was replaced by [Batman].
  • Numerous 1950s episodes were sponsored by Hotpoint and included a prologue featuring Mary Tyler Moore as "Happy Hotpoint", a dancing pixie.
  • The show began as a radio series in 1944. David Nelson and Ricky Nelson were played by professional actors, because the Nelsons' sons were too young, but by 1949 the real David Nelson and Ricky Nelson were part of the show. In 1952 the show became a television series.
  • The episode {Painting from the Past} was the last episode originally broadcast in black and white.
  • The Nelsons' house shown in exterior shots on the show is actually the Nelson family's real home in the Hollywood hills above Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Until it was surpassed by [The Simpsons] in 2004, this was the longest running comedy series in American television history.
  • The character 'Ozzie Nelson' was ranked #21 in [TV Guide]'s list of the {50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time} (20 June 2004 issue).