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Ricky Nelson (Character)
from "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (1952)

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"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Rick, the Host (#11.9)" (1962)
Rick: Nice seein' you guys.
Wally: Wait a minute. We were just on our way to the malt shop. Why don't you two join us? There's always the possibility I may pick up the check.
Stuffy: You must be kidding.
Wally: Naturally.

[Wally, Stuffy and Joe stare at Rick's beautiful girlfriend]
Wally: Hi, Rick.
Stuffy: Hi, Rick.
Joe: Hi, Rick.
Rick: No, I'm over here.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Rick Gets Even (#8.11)" (1959)
[referring to the beautiful Cathy Stewart]
Wally: Do you know her?
Ricky Nelson: Just well enough to be turned down politely when I ask her for a date.
Wally: Yeah, me too. I can understand why she'd turn you down, but why wouldn't she want to go out with a handsome, debonair fellow like me?
Ricky Nelson: Well, maybe she doesn't like guys who haven't any self-confidence.
Wally: Do you think that's it?
Ricky Nelson: Well, probably. Did you ever ask her again?
Wally: No, I didn't. Handsome, debonair fellows like me get discouraged easily.

David Nelson: She's probably a spoiled brat and it probably did her a lot of good to have someone tell her her where to head in for a change.
Ricky Nelson: Cut it out, David. You're talking about the girl that almost went to the dance with me. Besides it's your fault for lending me your car in the first place.
David Nelson: My fault?
Ricky Nelson: Yeah! You know how irresponsible I am.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream (#6.10)" (1957)
[first lines]
Ricky Nelson: What happened to all the candy?
Harriet Nelson: You finished it yesterday.
Ricky Nelson: I sure do miss dessert.
David Nelson: Haven't you got any willpower?
Ricky Nelson: What's willpower got to do with it? I happen to be a growing boy, and I need some carbohydrates to keep my engine steamed up.
David Nelson: Look at Pop. Nobody likes desserts more than he does, and he's not complainin'.
Ricky Nelson: Well, naturally. It was his idea.
Harriet Nelson: I don't understand how you get so many holes in the toe of your sock.
Ricky Nelson: My toes are so bony from not having any dessert.
Ozzie Nelson: Come on. Forget about dessert, and do your homework.
Ricky Nelson: I finished my homework.
David Nelson: Do it again; it's probably wrong.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Gentleman David (#2.28)" (1954)
Ricky Nelson: [breaking the '4th wall' by turning to face the television audience after Ozzie leaves the room] You know, sometimes I think I'm a chip off the old block, and other times I think the old block is chipped.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Halloween Party (#1.5)" (1952)
Harriet Nelson: How do you bring the game of 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey' up to date - or shouldn't I ask.
Ricky Nelson: Sure! We draw a big picture of the teacher's face on the blackboard, then we play the game.
Harriet Nelson: And what do you call it?
Ricky Nelson: 'Draw the Mustache on the Teacher.'


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: The Fall Guy (#1.4)" (1952)
David Nelson: I promised to help a couple of friends of mine.
Ricky Nelson: What about me? I'm your brother, you know.
David Nelson: Don't get maudlin.
Ricky Nelson: Oh, yeah? I suppose you think I don't know what that means.
David Nelson: Okay. What does it mean?
Ricky Nelson: Just for that, you can look it up yourself.
David Nelson: I told you, I promised to help a couple of friends of mine. A guy can have a couple of friends in this world, can't he?
Ricky Nelson: Oh, yeah? If it wasn't for me, you'd be an only child.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Rick's Riding Lesson (#7.8)" (1958)
Harriet Nelson: You know, it's none of my business, but don't you think taking riding lessons is a pretty expensive way to meet a girl?
Ozzie Nelson: Yeah, especially since you don't need the lessons?
Ricky Nelson: Oh, well, we made a deal. See, I'm gonna teach her how to play the guitar, and she's gonna teach me how to ride.
Ozzie Nelson: Well, that sounds like a good idea.
Harriet Nelson: What happens, if she finds out you can ride?
David Nelson: Probably hit him over the head with the guitar.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: The Road Race (#6.14)" (1958)
Ozzie Nelson: Boy, times sure have changed since we were kids. We used to do all the mechanical work by ourselves, and the only tools we had were a hammer and a pair of pliers.
Ricky Nelson: Well, don't you think the modern cars are better, Pop?
Ozzie Nelson: Well, I suppose so. Everything improves. But under certain conditions, I'm not sure the old cars couldn't hold their own with the modern hotrod. And we didn't have to take them to specialty shops, either. We could take 'em apart and put 'em together again right in our own backyard. Couldn't we, Darb?
Darby: Sure - and we usually had a few parts left over, too.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Backyard Pet Show (#10.13)" (1962)
Rick Nelson: [standing in the backyard] I understand we're playing host to a pet show here tomorrow.
Ozzie Nelson: Oh, uh, yeah - where'd you hear about it?
Rick Nelson: Oh, from about fourteen kids and a couple of talking dogs.
Ozzie Nelson: Talking dogs, huh?
Rick Nelson: Well, they weren't talking to me - they were discussing it among themselves.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Ozzie's Night Out (#2.17)" (1954)
Harriet Nelson: Oh, let's just give your father a little rest, shall we?
Ricky Nelson: Sure.
Harriet Nelson: You hear me, David?
David Nelson: Yes, Ma'am. What do you want us to do?
Harriet Nelson: Oh, let's be especially nice to him when he comes home. And why don't you boys try doing your own homework, for a change.
Ricky Nelson: I think that's askin' an awful lot, boy.
Harriet Nelson: Well, I'm gonna balance the checkbook all by myself.
Ricky Nelson: Do you think that's fair to Pop?


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Valentine Show (#1.20)" (1953)
Ricky Nelson: Valentine's Day sure is a confusing holiday, boy.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Rick's Wedding Ring (#12.4)" (1963)
Rick Nelson: Tell me this - does June make a big scene every time you take your wedding ring off?
Dave Nelson: No - but that's probably because I never take it off.
Rick Nelson: I don't see how you can help it. I guess it's just that I haven't gotten used to wearing it, yet. How'd you get used to it?
Dave Nelson: Well, June took care of that right from the start. She bought the ring a little too small, slipped it on my finger, and then started fatting me up.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: The Bloodhound (#3.12)" (1955)
[first lines]
Ricky Nelson: Do we have any books on dog training, Pop?
Ozzie Nelson: Dog training? No, I don't think we do. Your mother just uses psychology on me.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: An Evening with Hamlet (#2.32)" (1954)
Ozzie Nelson: Shakespeare is the world's greatest playwright. His plays are known the world over.
Ricky Nelson: I think he's a little corny, myself.
David Nelson: I don't see anything corny about him.
Ricky Nelson: Oh, no? What about that Hamlet? Guy's talkin' to himself about commitin' suicide, walkin' through graveyards pickin' up old skulls - it just isn't commercial.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Rick's Raise (#13.22)" (1965)
Ricky Nelson: I feel a little funny about asking my own brother for a raise.
Kris: That's easy. You call your father - he tells your mother - she calls Dave - and you've got your raise.


"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Hairstyle for Harriet (#5.15)" (1957)
Ricky Nelson: I got a couple of eggs here, Pop. You want 'em?
Ozzie Nelson: Are they fried or scrambled?
Ricky Nelson: Burnt.