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As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.
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 Ozzie / ... (435 episodes, 1952-1966)
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 Harriet / ... (435 episodes, 1952-1966)
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 David Nelson / ... (433 episodes, 1952-1966)
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 Ricky Nelson / ... (433 episodes, 1952-1966)
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As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.

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3 October 1952 (USA)  »

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Actors Lyle Talbot and Mary Jane Croft were well known for playing married couple Joe and Clara Randolph in the mid-to-later years of the series, but the pair we're originally cast as a different set of marrieds, Harvey and Marion Burnette for one episode early on. Apparently the chemistry was good enough to make them more or less a fixture in the show. See more »

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Followed by Ozzie's Girls (1973) See more »

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So underrated that it's criminal
27 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I concur with the previous posts that Ozzie and Harriet was really a show "about nothing," and was quite funny until the boys got married (even then, it had its moments). Rather than showing how dull and boring the perfect traditional family could be, it celebrated the humor and fun in everyday life and its quirks. Most underrated was the comic talent of Ozzie. Not only was he hilariously adept and creative in his efforts to avoid work around the house, but when the situation resulted in physical comedy he was nothing short of amazing. I remember seeing a rerun 35 years ago, in which Ozzie has to swallow a big wad of ice cream. Just watching him, I could FEEL the brain freeze he got, and I still feel it just remembering. Personally, I like the 1952-1955 episodes with Don Defore as Thorny. The situations were believable but still funny-- Ozzie trying to convince everyone that he bought spot cleaner to help out an old lady instead of buying it to help out her sexy daughter, Ozzie scouring the town for tutti-fruity ice cream, Ozzie fretting over the rain damage that he knows he will get if he permits a nest of birds to remain in his rain gutter, Ozzie trying to send back a pair of chairs sent by mistake, Ozzie having to sleep apart from Harriet because she misinterprets Ozzie's support for separate rooms for the boys. In a way, Ozzie is a more functional and less stupid Homer Simpson. Since some of the shows can be obtained in the bargain DVD bins at Walmart and other places, do yourself a favor and give a few episodes a try.


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