"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet"
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Year: 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959 | 1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 2014


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Rivals

3 October 1952
David has a rival, and his name is Will Thornberry - his next door neighbor.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... 'Thorny' Thornberry
Eilene Janssen ... Nancy Baker

Season 1, Episode 2: The Poet

10 October 1952

Season 1, Episode 3: The Pills

17 October 1952
Ozzie decides to diet so he can fit into a pair of size 38 pants.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny Thornberry
Bob Sweeney ... Mr. Miller (as Robert Sweeney)
Jack Wagner ... The Sunshine Club TV Announcer (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: The Fall Guy

24 October 1952
Ozzie quickly regrets advising David against allowing people to take advantage of his good nature.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Season 1, Episode 5: Halloween Party

31 October 1952
On Halloween night, Ozzie and Thorny make plans to attend a non-costume party as Satan and a Scotsman. Meanwhile Ricky and David attend a Halloween Party at school and the Nelson household is besieged by children demanding candy - or else.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
William Haade ... Man at the Door

Jerry Mathers ... Trick Or Treating Child
Vickie Churchill ... Trick Or Treating Child
Gary Troy ... Ricky nelson's friend

Season 1, Episode 6: Riviera Ballet

7 November 1952
Ozzie has tickets to the Riviera Ballet, but Harriet doesn't want him to go because the actresses will be wearing skimpy bathing suits.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Florence Lake ... Clara Randolph
Herb Vigran ... The Policeman

Season 1, Episode 7: David the Babysitter

14 November 1952
David gets a babysitting job and Ozzie is worried about David and the baby.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Barbara Nelson ... Barbara
Mary Nelson ... Baby Cries (voice)
Laurie Callahan ... The Baby

Season 1, Episode 8: Rick Goes to a Dance

21 November 1952
Ricky receives a perfumed letter from his neighbor ,Julie Thornberry, inviting him to his first dance.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Gary Armstrong ... Gary (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 9: Day After Thanksgiving

28 November 1952

Season 1, Episode 10: Thorny's Gift

5 December 1952
Ozzie is outraged after he doesn't receive a timely 'thank you' for the birthday gift he sent to Thorny.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Season 1, Episode 11: Harriet's Hairdo

12 December 1952

Season 1, Episode 12: Boys' Christmas Money

19 December 1952
The boys want to earn extra money for Christmas, so Ozzie gives them permission to look for work.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Bob Sweeney ... The Grocer

Season 1, Episode 13: Late Christmas Gift

26 December 1952
It's Christmas Day at the Nelson's, a joyous occasion marked by one glitch - the catcher's mitt Ozzie ordered for Rick never arrived. That evening, Ozzie and Rick drive to another family named Nelson thinking that the package might have been delivered by mistake. The package isn't there, either, but Ozzie and his son are struck by how the family, a single mom and three young children, and received so little at Christmas compared to their own relative prosperity. Ozzie organizes the neighbors, and with David playing Santa Claus, treat the other Nelson family to a second Christmas Eve. Later that evening, a package holding Rick's catcher's mitt mysteriously reappears under the Christmas tree.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Tony Nelson (as Tony Montenaro)
Barbara Nelson ... Barbara Nelson
Cathy Nelson ... Cathy Nelson
Lorie Nelson ... Lorie Nelson

Mary Tyler Moore ... Happy Hotpoint (commercial) (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 14: Newspaper Write-up

2 January 1953

Season 1, Episode 15: Basketball Players

9 January 1953

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Gary Troy ... Ricky nelson's friend
Gary Armstrong ... Gary (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 16: Stop Worrying

16 January 1953

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Season 1, Episode 17: Tuba Incident

23 January 1953
Ozzie wants to establish that he's head-of-the-household, and Harriet wants to be a good wife. Marital strife ensues.

Season 1, Episode 18: Rover Boys

30 January 1953
While discussing The Rover Boys' books with Thorny, Ozzie takes off to check out a book at the library, hoping to prove Thorny wrong. But when he's caught with a big book, one of his boys' teachers is convinced he knows a lot about the Peloponnesian War and asks him to lead a book discussion. Thorny is just to proud to admit the truth and decides to learn everything he can before the PTA meeting.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... David Nelson (credit only)

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson (credit only)
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Paula Winslowe ... Miss Fraser
Gary Armstrong ... Gary (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 19: Separate Rooms

6 February 1953
David and Ricky finally get their own separate rooms - with hilarious results.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Ellen Corby ... Aunt Ellen

Season 1, Episode 20: Valentine Show

13 February 1953
Ozzie and Harriet are concerned that David will blow all the money he's saved on a new girl he's taking to a Valentine's Day dance.

Season 1, Episode 21: The Traffic Signal

20 February 1953
There's a new traffic signal, and no one knows who should take the credit or get the blame.

Season 1, Episode 22: Dental Receptionist

27 February 1953
Ozzie soon regrets a flirtatious moment shared with his dentist's new southern belle receptionist.

Season 1, Episode 23: The Speech

6 March 1953
Ozzie painstakingly rehearses for a speech.

Season 1, Episode 24: Safe Crackers

13 March 1953

Season 1, Episode 25: Brother Beesley's Philosophy

20 March 1953

Season 1, Episode 26: Bowling Alley

27 March 1953
Fearing that Ozzie is coming down with a cold, Harriet orders her husband to spend the evening convalescing and then goes shopping with a friend. Ozzie manages a rapid recovery when Thorny reminds him of a date they made to go bowling.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Paula Winslowe ... Mary Dunkle
Herb Vigran ... Delivery Man

Season 1, Episode 27: The Orchid and the Violet

3 April 1953
It's spring, and love is in the air, so Ozzie wants to surprise Harriet by having a bunch of violets delivered to her. When orchids show up, instead, Ozzie suspects they're from an old rich boy friend of Harriet's.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Alan Mowbray ... Orville

Jeanette Nolan ... Orville's Wife

Season 1, Episode 28: Pancake Mix

10 April 1953
Hasty Tasty Pancake Company is offering a double-your-money-back guarantee, so Ricky decides to apply for a refund.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Frank Nelson ... A.K. Bailey
Ray Hyke ... Mr. Plymmerton

Hal Smith ... Mr. Crawford
Vera Marshe ... Miss Formley

Sterling Holloway ... The Groceryman

Season 1, Episode 29: Whistler's Daughter

17 April 1953

Season 1, Episode 30: Fish Story

24 April 1953
To prove a point, Ozzie starts a rumor in the neighborhood by tricking his best friend Thorny into believing that the fish are biting like crazy in Mud Basin.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Jack Wagner ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Janet Waldo ... Emmy Lou (uncredited)
Paula Winslowe ... Mary Dunkle (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 31: Night School

1 May 1953
Ozzie finds out from Thorny that he is taking adult education courses at the local high school in the evenings. So Ozzie decides to take some classes and Harriet signs up too.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Janet Waldo ... Emmy Lou
Joan Shawlee ... The Registrar

Season 1, Episode 32: The Traders

8 May 1953

Season 1, Episode 33: The Boxing Matches

15 May 1953
Ozzie gets roped into agreeing to fight Thorny in a boxing exhibition match to be held at tonight's Boy Scout rally.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Janet Waldo ... Emmy Lou

Season 1, Episode 34: A Door Key for David

22 May 1953
David is given his first house key and the responsibility that goes with it.

Season 1, Episode 35: The Play's the Thing

29 May 1953
Ozzie is brimming with enthusiasm about appearing in the PTA pageant's play, until he learns that his role is the front end of Robin Hood's horse.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Janet Waldo ... Emmy Lou
Almira Sessions ... Mrs. Pennyfeather

Season 1, Episode 36: Monetary System

5 June 1953

Season 1, Episode 37: Who's Walter

12 June 1953

Season 1, Episode 38: Curiosity

19 June 1953

Season 1, Episode 39: Oscillating Ozzie

26 June 1953
Ozzie is stuck in his conservative routine, until he has a chat with the ever-exuberant Emmy Lou.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: New Chairs

18 September 1953
Confusion reigns when the local department store delivers two new chairs to the wrong Nelson family and then drops off additional chairs or takes back the wrong pieces of Nelson's furniture.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Lurene Tuttle ... Store Complaints Clerk (voice)
Dick Ryan ... Delivery Man
Rick Sullivan ... Delivery Man
Ralph Peters ... Delivery Man
Henry Kulky ... Delivery Man
Verne Smith ... Announcer

Season 2, Episode 2: The Party

25 September 1953

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Gary Troy ... Ricky nelson's friend
Gary Armstrong ... Gary (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 3: The Boy's Paper Route

2 October 1953
The boys just got a newspaper route, but it's Ozzie who winds up having to make the rounds on their first morning.

Season 2, Episode 4: The Window Pane

9 October 1953
Ozzie is falling behind on his list of chores around the house, so the rest of the family pitches in and helps out.

Season 2, Episode 5: David's Pipe

16 October 1953
An old friend of the family mails a monogrammed pipe to David, not realizing he isn't even college age, yet.

Season 2, Episode 6: David's 17th Birthday

23 October 1953
It's David's 17th birthday, and he's trying to do anything he can to look older because he has a crush on Sally Patterson, a girl who is only interested in older men.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Sally Fraser ... Sally
Raymond Greenleaf ... Haberdasher
Gary Armstrong ... Gary (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 7: No Noise

30 October 1953
Herb Dunkle talks to Ozzie about a new organization in town, "The National Anti-Noise Society". But is this new club ready for Ozzie & Thorny to join?

Season 2, Episode 8: The Hustler

6 November 1953

Season 2, Episode 9: Boys' Day

13 November 1953
David and Will Thornberry's school essays give them both a chance to be mayor for the day during "Civic Day". Now if only Ozzie and Thorny will quit arguing about which son is going to be the honorable mayor.

Season 2, Episode 10: The Suggestion Box

20 November 1953
The Nelsons decide to start using a suggestion box for family matters.

Season 2, Episode 11: The Ladder

27 November 1953
Ozzie and Thorny get themselves marooned on a roof without a ladder.

Season 2, Episode 12: Parental Guidance

4 December 1953
David wants to start weightlifting and working out early in the morning, while Ricky wants to start staying up late and watching movies on the late show. Ozzie decides to let the boys have their way.

Season 2, Episode 13: The Insurance Policy

11 December 1953

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Frank Cady ... Mr. Mathews, Claims Adjustor

Season 2, Episode 14: Credit Reference

18 December 1953

Season 2, Episode 15: The Miracle

25 December 1953
Ozzie tells his family a story from his childhood of when he wished for a white Christmas.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie / Father George Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet / Mother Ethel Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David / Young Uncle Alfred

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky / Young Ozzie
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Dick Ryan ... Delivery Man

Season 2, Episode 16: The Hunter

1 January 1954

Season 2, Episode 17: Ozzie's Night Out

8 January 1954
The wife and kids give Ozzie the night off from helping them with their chores and homework, so with mixed feelings, he tries to amuse himself by spending a night out on the town.

Season 2, Episode 18: The Camera

15 January 1954

Season 2, Episode 19: Courage

22 January 1954

Season 2, Episode 20: The Incentive

29 January 1954

Season 2, Episode 21: Too Many Children

5 February 1954

Season 2, Episode 22: David's Career

12 February 1954
David's been spending time at Thompson's Garage. Ozzie thinks David may want to become a mechanic when he gets out of school. This is a great idea, until Ozzie talks to Thorny about what his son Will wants to do when he graduates.

Season 2, Episode 23: Harriet Gives a Party

19 February 1954

Season 2, Episode 24: Old Fashioned Remedy

26 February 1954

Season 2, Episode 25: The Initiation

5 March 1954
Dave is in charge of his club's initiation committee, and Thorny's son Will is among the pledges that must undergo the process.

Season 2, Episode 26: Ricky's Lost Letter

12 March 1954
Ricky wants to send a letter to a cute girl who wrote to him, but Ozzie has accidentally destroyed the envelope containing her return address.

Season 2, Episode 27: Father and Son Tournament

19 March 1954
Both Dave and Ricky want Ozzie to partner with them for the Father And Son Table Tennis Tournament. The dilemma is that he can only play with one son.

Season 2, Episode 28: Gentleman David

26 March 1954
The school's Backward Dance is tonight. The girls invite the boys to this event. Fearing that David doesn't have a date to the dance, Ozzie meddles in his son's affairs.

Season 2, Episode 29: David Writes a Column

2 April 1954
David has a school assignment to write an article for the school paper. Unable to think of a subject to write about. Ozzie suggests writing an article about the school's baseball team and it's latest slump.

Season 2, Episode 30: Over Protection

9 April 1954
Ozzie and Harriet anguish over whether or not to allow 13-year-old Ricky to take a 150-mile train trip on his own.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Bill Cartledge ... Messenger
Dick Ryan ... Conductor

Season 2, Episode 31: Be on Time

16 April 1954
It looks like Ozzie's going to be late to a luncheon where he's scheduled to deliver a speech on the importance of being on time.

Season 2, Episode 32: An Evening with Hamlet

23 April 1954
Ozzie and Thorny stage their version of "Hamlet" in the Nelson's living room.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny

John Carradine ... Cameron Whitfield

Frank Cady ... Doctor Williams
Henry Kulky ... Television Repairman

Season 2, Episode 33: New Neighbor

30 April 1954
After meeting his new neighbor at the bank, Ozzie beliefs he's a thief and stole his penknife. When hinting to his new neighbor didn't solve the problem, Ozzie decided he needed to warn Thorny and put his valuables in the bank.

Season 2, Episode 34: The Bird's Nest

7 May 1954
Ozzie needs to have the roof gutter repaired before the next rain, but a bird's nest is holding up the works.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Frank Cady ... Mr Baxter
Joseph Kearns ... Weatherman (voice)
Herb Vigran ... Plasterer

Season 2, Episode 35: A Friend of the Family

14 May 1954
Harriet writes to 'Aunt Martha', who gives advice through her 'A Friend of the Family' column in the local newspaper.

Season 2, Episode 36: A Tuxedo for David

21 May 1954

Season 2, Episode 37: The Painter

28 May 1954

Season 2, Episode 38: Operation Economy

4 June 1954
After giving David a lecture on saving his money, Ozzie and Thorny indulge in some impulsive buying at the local sporting goods store.

Season 2, Episode 39: The Swimming Pool

11 June 1954


Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Wedding Anniversary

8 October 1954
Ozzie and Harriet must decide whether to celebrate their 19th wedding anniversary with a night on the town or to stay at home and chaperon a party for Ricky.

Season 3, Episode 2: Too Many Ties

15 October 1954

Season 3, Episode 3: The Furnace

22 October 1954
It's hot versus cold, as Ozzie and Harriet battle over setting the furnace's thermostat.

Season 3, Episode 4: A Load of Gravel

29 October 1954
Ozzie gets upset when the gravel Thornberry ordered is dumped in his yard instead. After a phone call, things get worse. Worse yet, Thornberry is down on his back and can't deal with the problem himself, which leaves only one person to take care of the mess.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Joseph Kearns ... Man on the Telephone (voice)
Henry Kulky ... The Truck Driver
Brick Sullivan ... The Policeman

Season 3, Episode 5: The Usher

12 November 1954
Ozzie is bursting with pride when David is chosen over several boys as an usher at the local movie theatre. Ozzie's pride it tempered when he learns why David was chosen over the other boys.

Season 3, Episode 6: Come as You Are Party

19 November 1954

Season 3, Episode 7: Wally Dipple's Garage Door

3 December 1954
Wally Dipple invents an unusual garage door opener. Ozzie and Thorny want to invest in it, but their plans hit a little snag.

Season 3, Episode 8: Odd Bolt

10 December 1954
Ozzie comes across a mysterious metal bolt, and sets about the house in search of where it's supposed to go.

Season 3, Episode 9: A Matter of Inches

17 December 1954
Ozzie agrees to pay David fifty dollars when he grows to be the same height as his dad.

Season 3, Episode 10: Lost Christmas Gift

24 December 1954

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Barbara Nelson ... Mrs. Nelson
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Tony Nelson (as Tony Montenaro)
Cathy Nelson ... Cathy
Lorie Nelson ... Lorie

Season 3, Episode 11: The Fruitcake

7 January 1955
When Harriet insists that everyone write thank you notes, Ozzie struggles to write his to Thorny.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Janet Waldo ... The Department Store Sales Clerk
June Fenley ... The Waitress

Season 3, Episode 12: The Bloodhound

14 January 1955
Ricky tries to teach an old dog new tricks. Meanwhile, Ozzie and Thorny take drastic measures to avoid going to a violin recital with their wives, in order to stay home and watch the big fight on television, instead.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Jack Wagner ... Boxing Match TV Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 13: Missing Sandwiches

21 January 1955

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Ida Moore ... Mrs. Hutchins
Sally Fraser ... Jackie
Gladys Jacobson ... Jackie's small sister
Henry Kulky ... The Tough Guy

Season 3, Episode 14: Individuality

28 January 1955
Ozzie tries to derail Thorny's scheme to save money by having his house painted with the paint that is leftover from painting Ozzie's home. Ozzie demands that Thorny paint his house a different color than his. Meanwhile, Ricky gets permission to express his individuality by redecorating his half of the bedroom he shares with David.

Season 3, Episode 15: Electric Train

4 February 1955

Season 3, Episode 16: A Matter of Principle

11 February 1955

Season 3, Episode 17: Career Woman

18 February 1955
After hearing a speech at the women's club about exciting careers for women. Harriet starts to think about pursuing a career of her own, something "old-fashioned" Ozzie is dead against.

Season 3, Episode 18: The Girl Who Came to Dinner

25 February 1955

Season 3, Episode 19: The Sportscar

11 March 1955

Season 3, Episode 20: Ricky's Blind Date

18 March 1955

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Johnny McGovern ... Will Thornberry
Claude Stroud ... Mr. Van Schuyler
Rita Johnson ... Mrs. Van Schuyler
Diane Jergens ... Susan
Maureen Cassidy ... Betty
Robert Williams ... Policeman

Will Wright ... Mr. Jackson

Season 3, Episode 21: Spring Housecleaning

25 March 1955
Ozzie and Thorny are under extreme marital pressure to perform their annual spring cleaning chores.

Season 3, Episode 22: Pajama Game

1 April 1955
Dressed only in pajamas, Ozzie and Thorny embark on a bizarre adventure.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Frank Cady ... Doc
Henry Kulky ... Fish Truck Driver

Hal Smith ... Man in Shop
Claude Stroud ... Mr. Van Schuyler

Season 3, Episode 23: Ricky's Shadow

8 April 1955
A little girl is following Ricky around, everywhere he goes. When Ozzie & Harriet try to talk to her, she runs away. Ozzie, Harriet, David, Ricky & even Thorny are trying to figure out what she wants.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Jennifer Lindsay ... Little Girl
George Winslow ... George

Season 3, Episode 24: The Witness

15 April 1955

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Season 3, Episode 25: Ricky's Charge Account

22 April 1955

Season 3, Episode 26: The Testimonial

29 April 1955

Season 3, Episode 27: Thorny's Piano

6 May 1955

Season 3, Episode 28: Stray Dog

27 May 1955


Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: David's Engagement

23 September 1955
Circumstantial evidence leads Ozzie and Harriet to believe that David is about to get married.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Don DeFore ... Thorny
William Haade ... Father of the Bride

Will Wright ... Justice of the Peace
Raymond Greenleaf ... Dream Justice
Diane Jergens ... Susan
Peggy Leon ... Mabel the Organist (as Peggie Leon)
Jack Wagner ... Groom
Georgia Holt ... Bride (as Georgia Pelham)
Ralph Montgomery

Season 4, Episode 2: Homemade Ice-Cream

30 September 1955

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Jesse White ... Joe the Ice Cream Man

Season 4, Episode 3: Football Hero

7 October 1955

Season 4, Episode 4: An Invitation to Dinner

14 October 1955
Ozzie accepts a dinner invitation from a friend he bumps into on the street. Trouble is - Ozzie won't confess he doesn't remember his friend's name nor where he lives. In fact, he doesn't even remember where he knows the guy from.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
King Donovan ... Oliver
Barbara Eiler ... Pamela
Diane Jergens ... Susie

Season 4, Episode 5: Carnation Perfume

21 October 1955

Season 4, Episode 6: The Campers

28 October 1955

Season 4, Episode 7: Man Across the Street

11 November 1955

Season 4, Episode 8: Music Appreciation

18 November 1955
David doesn't like Ricky's jazz music records, and Ricky doesn't care for David's classical music records. It's a battle of the phonographs!
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Frank Leithner ... The Concert Pianist
Susan Whitney ... Susan
Rickie Pond ... Janet
Jack Wagner ... Mr. Humphrey
Danny Casabian ... Man with the Bread Crumbs (as Dan Casabian)

Season 4, Episode 9: A Ball of Tinfoil

25 November 1955
Ozzie rents a trailer to reduce closet clutter and take old belongings to the junkyard, but he cherishes much of the chattel, which he trades with neighbors. The neighbors' wives don't appreciate the junk, so it is all returned to Harriet. Ozzie eventually dumps all the items, including those received from the neighbors, greatly enhancing the appearance of the Nelson household.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams

Parley Baer ... Mr. Darby
Claude Stroud ... Mr. Van Schuyler

Season 4, Episode 10: Wedding Rings

2 December 1955

Season 4, Episode 11: Gay Blade

9 December 1955
The 'Gay Blade' is a new kind of knife sharpener, which Harriet bought, and she expects non-mechanically inclined Ozzie to figure out how to correctly assemble its numerous parts.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David (credit only)

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Lyle Talbot ... Harvey Burnett
Mary Jane Croft ... Marian Burnett
Chuck Colean ... The Soda Fountain Attendant

Season 4, Episode 12: Eclipse

16 December 1955

Season 4, Episode 13: The Gadget

6 January 1956

Season 4, Episode 14: Art Studies

13 January 1956
Harriet thinks that she and Ozzie are not spending enough quality time together. Ozzie offers to take her golfing but Harriet has other plans.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Ted Campbell ... Small Boy
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Joi Lansing ... Eve Adams (The Girl from the Art School)
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Smaller Boy (as Tony Montenaro Jr.)

Season 4, Episode 15: Volunteer Fireman

20 January 1956
Ozzie and Thorny decide to become volunteer firemen.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny

Season 4, Episode 16: The Car Mix-Up

27 January 1956
Both Ozzie and Harriet unintentionally steal two separate cars from the same stranger.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

David Nelson ... David
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Paula Winslowe ... Mrs. Brewster
Robert Williams ... Policeman (as Robert B. Williams)

Hal Smith ... Man with the Shoes

Season 4, Episode 17: Ricky, the Organizer

2 February 1956

Season 4, Episode 18: The Safe Driver

9 February 1956

Season 4, Episode 19: Watching Thorny's House

24 February 1956
Ozzie & Thorny decide it would be a great idea to postpone their chores and go up to Pine Lake for the weekend. Harriet and the boys are busy, so Ozzie promises to look after Thorny's house, while the Thornberry's go up to the lake.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Chuck Colean ... Messenger
Don DeFore ... Thorny

James Gleason ... Delicatessen Clerk

Season 4, Episode 20: Personal Column

9 March 1956

Season 4, Episode 21: A Day in Bed

23 March 1956
Ozzie is determined to stay in bed all day, but he soon finds out that it's not going to be as easy as he had first imagined.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Marvin Miller ... Brother Canfield
Diane Jergens ... Susie (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 22: Burried Treasure

30 March 1956
While digging for worms to go fishing, Ricky discovers an old Spanish Doubloon. Soon afterwords, Ozzie, David and Ricky are digging a huge hole in the backyard.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Joseph Kearns ... The Coin Shop Proprietor
Scott Seaton ... The Elderly Gentleman

Season 4, Episode 23: A Beautiful Day

13 April 1956
Ozzie greets a beautiful morning brimming with optimism, which soon turns to cynicism, which then turns to pessimism, which eventually turns to complete gloom.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Diane Jergens ... Susie Jackson
Dan Tobin ... Shoe Salesman

Season 4, Episode 24: The Honest Face

20 April 1956

Season 4, Episode 25: Harriet's Secret Admirer

25 May 1956

Season 4, Episode 26: Re-dressing Ricky

8 June 1956


Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: The Kappa Sigma Party

3 October 1956

Season 5, Episode 2: Captain Salty and the Submarine

10 October 1956
Ozzie is curious as to how a certain toy submarine works, so he sends in 6 Salty root beer bottle caps plus 50 cents to a cartoon television program, in order to obtain one. As usual, the results are unexpected.

Season 5, Episode 3: Hidden Panel

17 October 1956

Season 5, Episode 4: Christmas in October

24 October 1956

Season 5, Episode 5: The Banjo Player

31 October 1956
The rocking jazz band that Ricky plays drums in gets their first job playing at a sorority dance. Ozzie thinks they would sound much better with a banjo, so he tries to horn in on the act.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Perry Botkin Sr. ... Perry Botkin (as Perry Botkin)
Perry Botkin Jr. ... Bunny Botkin
Malcolm Cassell ... Pete
Rickie Pond ... Betty (as Ricki Pond)
James Stacy ... Marshall
Phil Adams ... Piano Player
Mike Taylor ... Boy
Anne Marie Noid ... Anne
Jack Wagner ... Announcer
Joe Byrne ... Dance Attendee (uncredited)
Sally Hughes ... Dance Attendee (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 6: Fifty Dollar Bill

7 November 1956

Season 5, Episode 7: Pool Table

14 November 1956
Ozzie goes to the store to buy filing cabinets for the boys' bedroom - and comes home with a pool table, instead.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Barbara Eiler ... Barbara
Raymond Greenleaf ... Man
Mary Jane Croft ... Woman
William Haade ... 1st Moving Man
Phil Arnold ... 2nd Moving Man
Norbert Pauly ... Jim
Sally Hughes ... 2nd Woman
Bruce Campbell ... Older Boy
Ted Campbell ... Teddy

Season 5, Episode 8: David Picks Up the Tab

21 November 1956
David treats his parents and date to dinner at an upscale restaurant, but it's possible he may not have enough money to cover the tab.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Diane Jergens ... Nancy

Parley Baer ... Captain
Joseph Kearns ... Mr. Townsend (as Joe Kearns)
Jack Wagner ... Waiter
Mike Taylor ... Delivery Boy
Harry Lauter ... Inebriate

Dorothy Abbott ... Cigarette Girl
Sally Hughes ... Hat Check Girl

Season 5, Episode 9: The Balloons

28 November 1956

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Nancy Kulp ... Nancy
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara
Claude Stroud ... Clifford

Joi Lansing ... Bubbles
Barbara Pepper ... Chubby Girl
Jack Wagner ... Mr. Walker
Sally Hughes ... Mother in Park
George Winslow ... Little Boy
Terry Rangno ... Little Boy
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Little Boy (as Anthony C. Montenaro Jr.)
Nancy Wagner ... Child in Park
Carl Wagner ... Child in Park
Michael Wagner ... Child in Park

Dorothy Abbott ... Ladies Auxiliary Member (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 10: Ricky's Car

5 December 1956

Season 5, Episode 11: A Doctor in the House

12 December 1956
The Nelsons put Doc Williams up at their house for a few days. Ozzie becomes paranoid that the doctor is plotting to remove his tonsils against his will.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Frank Cady ... Doctor Williams

Elvia Allman ... Mrs. Biddle
Audrey Conti ... Surgical Nurse
Sally Hughes ... Nurse
Ray Montgomery ... Young Man
Dick Ryan ... Hotel Clerk (as Richard T. Ryan)
Skip Young ... The Bellhop
Charles Wilcox ... The Man with the Tray (as Charles E. Wilcox)
Joe Byrne ... Bellhop by Elevator (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 12: The Busy Christmas

19 December 1956
Ozzie volunteers for so many Christmas committees that he has little time to do his Christmas shopping, hang the Christmas lights or buy a Christmas tree.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Phil Arnold ... The Tailor
Louanna Gardner ... Lady with Pillow
Isabel Randolph ... Mrs. Brewster

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph

Season 5, Episode 13: The Day After Christmas

26 December 1956
Feeling nostalgic on the day after Christmas, Ozzie is determined to take the family ice skating up at the lake.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Frank Cady ... Dr. Williams
Terry Rangno ... Terry
Jack Wagner ... Counterman

Season 5, Episode 14: Ozzie's Double

2 January 1957
A stranger with a British accent is passing through town, and he looks exactly like Ozzie. It's bad enough that he's been seen about town with an attractive young redhead - he's a wanted pickpocket, too.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Frank Cady ... Dr. Williams
Mary Castle ... Girl Friend
Isabel Randolph ... Mrs. Brewster
Claude Stroud ... Clifford
Sally Hughes ... Clerk
Vera Marshe ... Woman
Dick Ryan ... Mr. Ames (as Richard Ryan)
Ray Montgomery ... Officer
Barney Phillips ... Jensen
Carol Byron ... Nurse (as Carol J. Byron)

Season 5, Episode 15: Hairstyle for Harriet

9 January 1957
Ozzie becomes quite anxious, when Harriet goes to a beauty parlor to get a new look.

Season 5, Episode 16: The Puppy

16 January 1957
Ozzie and the boys surprise Harriet with a Beagle puppy on her birthday, but the puppy has a surprise of his own for all of them.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Dick Elliott ... Pet Shop Owner (as Richard E. Elliott)
Mary Castle ... Blonde
Lonnie Blackman ... Red Head (as Lonie Blackman)
Sam Flint ... Headwaiter
Ralph Montgomery ... Waiter
Ray Montgomery ... Officer
Joe Byrne ... Busboy (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 17: Borrowed Tuxedo

23 January 1957

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Frank Cady ... Dr. Williams

Parley Baer ... Darby
Jan Arvan ... Tailor
Jack Wagner ... Policeman

Hal Smith ... Explorer's Club Member (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 18: Like Father, Like Son

30 January 1957
A series of coincidences start around the Nelson household, starting with David telling his parents that he has just started dating a girl, whose name just happens to be Harriet.

Season 5, Episode 19: The Duenna

6 February 1957
David invites a pretty Spanish girl to a dance knowing she doesn't speak a word of English, but doesn't count on her bringing her duenna as a chaperon.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Lina Romay ... Carmelita
Lucita ... Lucita
Steven Terrell ... Chuck (as Steve Terrell)
Skip Young ... Wally
Jan Arvan ... Waiter
Miguel Ángel Landa ... Mr. Rodriguez (as Miguel Landa)
Barney Phillips ... Steve
Sergio M. Pérez ... Guitar Player (as Sergio M. Perez)

Season 5, Episode 20: Hot Dog Stand

13 February 1957
David, Wally, and Chuck take over management of the campus hot dog stand.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Lucien Littlefield ... Uncle Ben

Parley Baer ... Darby
Joseph Kearns ... Mr. Gordon (as Joe Kearns)
Skip Young ... Wally
Vinton Hayworth ... Mr. Adams
Steven Terrell ... Chuck (as Steve Terrell)
Ralph Montgomery ... 1st Man

Hal Smith ... 2nd Man (Wally's father)
Betty Jean Hansen ... Nancy

Dorothy Abbott ... Woman visiting Library (uncredited)
Joe Byrne ... Joe (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 21: The Reading Room

20 February 1957
It's lonely at the top. That's because Harriet converted some upstairs space into a reading room for Ozzie. Now he feels left out of family activities - mainly watching TV.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Regis Toomey ... Charlie
Kathleen Gallant ... Librarian
Cathy Nelson ... Grandchild in Dream Sequence
Lorie Nelson ... Grandchild in Dream Sequence (as Laurie Nelson)
Helen Walker ... Grandchild in Dream Sequence
Teddy O'Brien ... Grandchild in Dream Sequence
Clark Bergrun ... Grandchild in Dream Sequence
Jay Bergrun ... Grandchild in Dream Sequence

Season 5, Episode 22: Disbelievers

27 February 1957

Season 5, Episode 23: The Clubhouse

6 March 1957
The Tigers are planning on building a clubhouse and Ozzie unwittingly volunteers to let them build it in his backyard.

Season 5, Episode 24: The Jet Pilot

13 March 1957
Ozzie gets a chance to fly in a jet fighter plane.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Frank Cady ... Doctor Williams
Vinton Hayworth ... Colonel Claypool
Richard Crane ... Lt. Charles Gordon (as Richard O. Crane)
Terry Rangno ... Terry

Season 5, Episode 25: Ozzie and Harriet Go to Washington

20 March 1957

Season 5, Episode 26: The Editor

27 March 1957
Harriet is elected editor of the Woman's Club News. Ozzie gets involved, and things go awry.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Frank Cady ... Doctor Williams

Parley Baer ... Darby
Claude Stroud ... Cliff
Bill McLean ... Mr. Van Courtney (as William H. McLean)
Dorothy Ford ... Mrs. Van Courtney
Dick Ryan ... Waiter
Sally Hughes ... Woman in Drug Store
Louanna Gardner ... Woman in Drug Store
Alice Backes ... Woman in Drug Store
Charles Thompson ... Soda Attendant
Kathleen Field ... Maid

Season 5, Episode 27: Hawaiian Party

3 April 1957
Ozzie, Harriet, David and Ricky attend a Hawaiian luau.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
John Aberle ... Newly Wed
Virginia Aldridge ... Newly Wed
Angelina Bauer ... Hawaiian Girl
Perry Botkin Sr. ... Perry (as Perry Botkin)
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara
Moana Gleason ... Hula Dancer

Joi Lansing ... Blonde
Harry Owens ... Harry Owens

Lyle Talbot ... Joe
Jack Wagner ... Travel Bureau Clerk

Season 5, Episode 28: Ricky, the Drummer

10 April 1957
The Tommy Jackson Band is coming to town, and Ricky dreams of sitting in on drums.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson

Pete Candoli ... Tommy Jackson

Frank Cady ... Dr. Williams
Alan Reynolds ... Mr. Martin
Alvin Stoller ... Drummer
Sally Hughes ... Mrs. Rogers
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Tony (as Anthony Montenaro Jr.)
Rickie Pond ... Girl Dancer

Dorothy Abbott ... Mrs. Williams
June Fenley ... Club Woman
Joe Byrne ... Joe (uncredited)
Jack Dumont ... Musician (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Barbara Pepper ... Woman Who Wishes She Were 20 Years Younger (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 29: Tommy Brannigan Story

17 April 1957

Season 5, Episode 30: Sculpturing Class

24 April 1957

Season 5, Episode 31: Ozzie, the Treasurer

1 May 1957
Ozzie has been treasurer of the men's lodge for the past three years, which is two years too many as far as he is concerned. Now he is balancing the books for the next elected treasurer.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson

Parley Baer ... Mr. Darby

Frank Cady ... Doctor Williams
Don DeFore ... Thorny
Sally Hughes ... Nurse
Jack Wagner ... Salesman

Season 5, Episode 32: Ricky's Surprise Party

8 May 1957

Season 5, Episode 33: Night Watchman

15 May 1957

Season 5, Episode 34: David's Date with Miss Universe

22 May 1957

Season 5, Episode 35: Strict Parents

29 May 1957

Season 5, Episode 36: Coffee Table

5 June 1957

Season 5, Episode 37: Fishing Lure

12 June 1957

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Frank Cady ... Dr. Williams
Lloyd Corrigan ... Wally Dipple

Lyle Talbot ... Joe
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara
Ingrid Goude ... Girl in Hat Shoppe
Jack Wagner ... Sports Store Clerk
Vera Marshe ... Mrs. Dipple

Dorothy Abbott ... Mrs. Williams

Season 5, Episode 38: Taking Care of Freddy

19 June 1957
Oz agrees to babysit a small boy's pet named Freddie, but he misunderstands just what sort of pet Freddie is.

Season 5, Episode 39: The Loan

26 June 1957
Ozzie and Darby are furious with each other over the matter of a questionable ten-dollar debt.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Parley Baer ... Darby
Jack Kirkwood ... Clerk
Joseph Kearns ... Mr. Henderson
Judy Dan ... Waitress
Kathleen Field ... Millie

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Fixing Up the Fraternity House

2 October 1957

Season 6, Episode 2: Man Without a Family

9 October 1957
After Ricky and his friends find another house at which to hang out, Ozzie learns that silence is not always golden.

Parley Baer ... Darby
Barbara Gayle ... Teenager
Vinton Hayworth ... Hoffman

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)
Mickey Little ... Mickey
Robert McKenny ... Bob (as Bob McKenny)

David Nelson ... David
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky
Jack Wagner ... Soda Clerk

Dorothy Abbott ... Dorothy (uncredited)
Joe Byrne ... Joe (uncredited)
Sally Hughes ... Sally Darby (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 3: Treasurer's Report

16 October 1957
Ozzie goes to great effort to present the Men's Club treasury report, but it seems no one is interested, until a little side-benefit is discovered.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Lloyd Corrigan ... Wally Dipple
Jack Wagner ... Dr. Hatfield
Claude Stroud ... Clifford
Jan Arvan ... Jan
Thomas Browne Henry ... Tom (as Thomas B. Henry)

Parley Baer ... Darby (uncredited)
Richard Gittings ... Herb (uncredited)
Al Smith ... Mr. Frisby (uncredited)

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 4: The Boys Land in Jail

23 October 1957

Season 6, Episode 5: Mystery Shopper

30 October 1957

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams

Parley Baer ... Darby

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara Randolph
Barney Phillips ... Truck Driver

Joi Lansing ... Barbara Benson
Marjorie Stapp ... Police Woman
Stuart Wilson ... Store Manager (as Stu Wilson)
Mary Ellen Gleason ... Assistant
Al Smith ... Mr. Frisby
Sally Hughes ... Sally Darby

Dorothy Abbott ... Shirley Williams
Louanna Gardner ... Saleslady
Vera Marshe ... Saleslady
Willard Thompson ... Salesman
Ralph Montgomery ... Salesman

Season 6, Episode 6: Ricky's Big Night

6 November 1957
Rick wants to go out with a new girl, but she doesn't date high school boys, so Rick uses Dave's fraternity ring and pin to get a date with her.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Elaine DuPont ... Sandy
The Four Preps ... Fraternity Brothers
Bruce Belland ... Bruce (as The Four Preps)
Ed Cobb ... Ed (as The Four Preps)
Glen A. Larson ... Glen (as The Four Preps)
Marvin Ingram ... Marvin (as The Four Preps)
Skip Young ... Wally

Will Wright ... Fireball McDonald
Alan Reynolds ... Uncle Charlie

Hal Smith ... Head Waiter
Mickey Little ... Mickey
Steve Stevens ... Freddie
Robert McKenny ... Bob (as Bob McKenny)
Kathleen Field ... Mary
Rosemarie Ace ... Girl at Table (as Rosemary Ace)
Joe Byrne ... Student in Restaurant (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 7: Free Flowers

13 November 1957

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara Randolph
Ena Anders ... Olga Nordstrom
Stuart Wilson ... Cigar Store Clerk (as Stu Wilson)
Alan Reynolds ... Man at Bus Stop (as Allan Reynolds)
Richard Gittings ... Man in Phone Booth
Joe Byrne ... Bowling Alley Patron / Bus Station Passerby (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 8: Ozzie's Triple Banana Surprise

20 November 1957
Ozzie has a restless night, after he downs two double-banana torpedoes.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
The King Sisters ... Themselves
Alyce King ... Island Singer
Luise King ... Island Singer
Marilyn King ... Island Singer
Yvonne King ... Island Singer

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Willard Thompson ... Mr. Bishop
Gloria Marshall ... Blonde Waitress
Barney Phillips ... Fountain Attendant

Hal Smith ... Station Owner
Richard Gittings ... Station Attendant
Claire James ... Brunette Waitress
Tani Marsh ... Hula Dancer
Tiare Marsh ... Hula Dancer

Season 6, Episode 9: Fourteen-Mile Hike

4 December 1957

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Richard Gittings ... Golf Tournament Announcer
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Tony

Season 6, Episode 10: Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream

11 December 1957
Thoughts and dreams of Tutti-Frutti ice cream prompt Ozzie and Darby to embark on an all-night quest in search of the flavor needed to satisfy their craving.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson

Parley Baer ... Darby
Bruce Belland ... The Four Preps (as The Four Preps - Bruce)
Ed Cobb ... The Four Preps (as The Four Preps - Ed)
Glen A. Larson ... The Four Preps (as The Four Preps - Glen)
Marvin Ingram ... The Four Preps (as The Four Preps - Marvin)
Joseph Kearns ... Druggist (as Joe Kearns)
Frank Sully ... Sergeant Dolan
Mack Williams ... Grocery Clerk

Season 6, Episode 11: Christmas Tree Lot

18 December 1957
David and Rick decide to earn some extra cash to buy Christmas presents by opening up a Christmas tree lot, but soon discover that being a small-time entrepreneurs is a lot more involved than they had realized.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Skip Young ... Wally

Parley Baer ... Darby
Gavin Gordon ... Mr. Ferguson
Jean Moorhead ... Jean
Barney Phillips ... Truck Driver

John Wilder ... John
Ann Warner ... Ann
Jack Wagner ... Soda Clerk
Barbara Pepper ... Woman with Santa

James Burton ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Audience Member - Ozzie Singing (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 12: Ricky Goes on TV

25 December 1957

Season 6, Episode 13: The Trophy

1 January 1958
The Nelsons compete against other neighborhood families in the Men's Club picnic decathlon.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams

Parley Baer ... Darby
Gordon Jones ... Butch Barton

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Lloyd Corrigan ... Wally Dipple
Jack Wagner ... Trophy Salesman
Richard Gittings ... Official

Hal Smith ... Pie Judge
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Tony (as Tony Montenaro Jr.)

Dorothy Abbott ... Dorothy (uncredited)

James Burton ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
Joe Byrne ... Joe (uncredited)
Sally Hughes ... Sally (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 14: The Road Race

8 January 1958
Ozzie fixes up an old-time car so he can enter a race against a modern hotrod. Will it be another race of the tortoise versus the hare?
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Gordon Jones ... Butch Barton
Mickey Little ... Mickey
Sally Hughes ... Woman in Crowd at Finish Line (uncredited)

Tuesday Weld ... Ricky's Girlfriend (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 15: David and the Stewardess

15 January 1958
Dave meets a beautiful blonde stewardess on a flight, but constant interruptions and chance run-ins with one of the airline's pilots prevent them from having time alone on several attempted dates.

Season 6, Episode 16: Picture in Rick's Notebook

22 January 1958
After an 8x10 photo of a beautiful mystery girl falls out of Rick's notebook, he tries to find out who she is. He wants a date with her.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Lorrie Collins ... Lorrie / Lorrie's sister
Robert McKenny ... Bob (as Bob McKenny)
Mickey Little ... Mickey Darby
Ronnie Firgens ... Ronnie (as Ronald Firgens)
Nancy Kilgas ... Nancy
Dennis Fagerhult ... Dennis
Jim Brandt ... Jim
Paul Sullivan ... Paul
Norman Hudson ... Norman
Joe Byrne ... Joe (uncredited)
Eilene Janssen ... Nancy Baker (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 17: Harriet's Dancing Partner

29 January 1958
Harriet goes dancing with an old dancing partner, while a nervous Ozzie stays home and plays poker with the guys.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Willard Thompson ... Ted Poindexter

Shirley Mitchell ... Mirabel

Frank Cady ... Dr. Williams

Parley Baer ... Darby

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Gordon Jones ... Butch Barton
Jack Wagner ... Maitre d'
Joan Garris ... Joan Benson
Bob Bergdahl ... Football Player

Dorothy Abbott ... Ballroom Patron (uncredited)
Joe Byrne ... Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 18: The Safe

5 February 1958

Season 6, Episode 19: David and the Men's Club

12 February 1958

Season 6, Episode 20: Who Is Betty?

19 February 1958
Ricky tries to secretly juggle three dates with three girls named Betty at the "Girls Asks Boy" Dance.

Season 6, Episode 21: Old Band Pavilion

26 February 1958
Ozzie spearheads a campaign to bring back live band music to the park pavilion.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Edgar Buchanan ... Park Commissioner

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams

Parley Baer ... Darby
Richard Gittings ... Clerk

Kathleen Hughes ... Girl Musician
Sally Hughes ... Sally Darby (uncredited)

Hal Smith ... Club Member (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 22: Practical Joker

5 March 1958
Ozzie and Darby wager on whether Darby can pull a practical joke on Ozzie within one week. With just one day left to go, Ozzie has is guard up, and he decides to attempt to play a practical joke on Darby.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby
Skip Young ... Wally
Jan Arvan ... Headwaiter
Joseph Kearns ... Waiter
Jack Wagner ... Waiter
Henry Kulky ... Waiter
Bill McLean ... Waiter (as William McLean)
George Baxter ... Mr. Baxter
Sally Hughes ... Sally
Phil Arnold ... Dancer
The Hallorans ... Singing Waiters

Dorothy Abbott ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Constance Harper ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 23: Scavenger Hunt

12 March 1958
Ozzie, Darby, Doc, and Joe challenge their wives to a scavenger hunt, in order to determine which is the smarter sex.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Frank Cady ... Dr. Williams

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara Randolph
Bob Kline ... Sailor
Sally Hughes ... Sally
June Fenley ... June
Audrey Betz ... Heavy Girl
Benjie Bancroft ... Policeman
Hank Metheney ... Bouncer (as Hank Metheny)
Brick Sullivan ... Bouncer
Joe Byrne ... 1st Sailor Entering Nightclub (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 24: Dating System

19 March 1958

Season 6, Episode 25: The Closed Circuit

26 March 1958
Joe Randolph and Ozzie play a prank on their wives. It backfires, of course.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara Randolph
Willard Thompson ... Fred

Gary Vinson ... Joe Randolph Jr.

Penny Edwards ... Dolores
Ralph Montgomery ... Soda Clerk
Tom Keene ... TV Man (as Richard Powers)

Season 6, Episode 26: Top Gun

2 April 1958
Ozzie tries to win a tepee for the neighborhood kids, by entering a contest to outdraw cowboy and western TV star Tex Barton.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson

Frank Cady ... Dr. Williams
Gordon Jones ... Butch

Ben Johnson ... Tex Barton

John Doucette ... Laramie Kid
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Tony (as Tony Montenaro Jr.)
Stuart Wilson ... Manager (as Stu Wilson)
Bill McLean ... Bartender (as William McLean)
Frank Richards ... Winslow

Stanley Livingston ... Small Boy
Callen John Thomas Jr. ... Small Boy (as Callen Thomas Jr.)
Paul Cotton ... Small Boy

James Burton ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 27: Record Trout

9 April 1958
Ozzie & Darby both claim they caught a large record making trout for the Men's Club, while fishing. This problem is made worse after they take the fish to the taxidermist.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby
Jack Kirkwood ... Chairman
Claude Stroud ... Taxidermist
Joseph Kearns ... Jack (as Joe Kearns)
Bill McLean ... Club Member
Constance Harper ... Customer
Russ Thompson ... Delivery Man
Glen Taylor ... Eddie Johnson

Season 6, Episode 28: The Bachelor

16 April 1958
Ozzie and Harriet play Cupid in their effort to get their actor-friend, inveterate bachelor John Archer, married.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
John Archer ... John Archer

Parley Baer ... Darby

Francis X. Bushman ... Dr. Russell
Ann Leddy ... Cathy Collins
Sally Hughes ... Sally
Kathleen Field ... Maid

Dorothy Abbott ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 29: Code of Honor

23 April 1958

Season 6, Episode 30: Ricky Is Micky

7 May 1958

Season 6, Episode 31: Rick's Chemistry Grade

14 May 1958
Oz runs into a teacher that informs him that if his son doesn't pick up his work in chemistry, he'll get a failing grade, so he high pressures Rick into studying harder, and forgoing his social life.

Season 6, Episode 32: The Magic of Three

21 May 1958
Ozzie, Darby, Doc, and Butch are scheduled to be singing waiters at the Women's Club luncheon. Darby makes a bet with a nervous Ozzie that Ozzie won't make it through the event without breaking something.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams

Parley Baer ... Darby
Gordon Jones ... Butch Barton
Bill McLean ... Clerk (as William McLean)
Sally Hughes ... Clubwoman
Constance Harper ... Nurse

Season 6, Episode 33: International Set

28 May 1958

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Rick Nelson

Parley Baer ... Darby
Madge Blake ... Party Shop Lady
Stanley Farrar ... Party Shop Man
Sally Hughes ... Sally Darby

Hal Smith ... Chef
Marie Tsien ... Japanese Student
Jack Wagner ... Caterer
Skip Young ... Wally

Season 6, Episode 34: Ozzie and the Bridge Group

4 June 1958
Ozzie's new neighbor causes him to reassess what he does with his leisure time. He gives up bridge and tries golf, painting, horseback riding and going to the fights and finds he doesn't enjoy any of these pastimes.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Rick Nelson

Parley Baer ... Darby

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Steve Brodie ... Harry Benson
Gordon Jones ... Butch Barton
Jack Wagner ... Art Instructor
Corinne Cole ... Model (as Lari Laine)
Richard Gittings ... Mailman
Barney Phillips ... Man at Fight
Frank Richards ... Man at Fight
Constance Harper ... Girl at Stable (uncredited)
Sally Hughes ... Sally Darby (uncredited)

Season 6, Episode 35: A Cruise for Harriet

11 June 1958
When Ozzie announces he will take a week off from work and go on a fishing trip, Harriet decides to go on an ocean cruise by herself.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Emile Meyer ... Captain
Joseph Kearns ... Purser (as Joe Kearns)
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara

Penny Edwards ... Miss Nelson
Jan Arvan ... Steward
Tom Keene ... Dining Room Steward (as Richard Powers)
Julie Scott ... Florence
Ray Montgomery ... Cruise Director
John Olszewski ... Sailor
Constance Harper ... Flower Shop Girl
Russ Thompson ... Steward
George Sullivan ... Waiter
Bernard Sell ... Ed (as Bernie Sell)
The Hallorans ... Themselves

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: David Loses His Poise

1 October 1958

Season 7, Episode 2: David Becomes a Football Coach

8 October 1958

Season 7, Episode 3: A Surprise for Clara

15 October 1958
Ozzie's birthday is on Saturday, it's also the Randolph's 25th anniversary on Monday. Joe wants to redecorate their home as a present for Clara. He asks Ozzie's help on how to get Clara to go to her Mother's for the weekend.

Season 7, Episode 4: The Pony

22 October 1958
Ozzie unknowingly wins a pony in a contest which makes him very popular with the neighborhood children.

Season 7, Episode 5: Stealing Rick's Girl

29 October 1958

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Skip Young ... Wally
Sean Garrison ... George
Yvonne Fedderson ... Mary Jane (as Yvonne Lime)
Elaine DuPont ... Ginger

James Burton ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
Joe Byrne ... Joe (uncredited)
James Stacy ... Fred (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 6: Ozzie's Daughters

5 November 1958
Ozzie and Harriet take in two teenage girls, while Dave and Rick temporarily stay elsewhere. Ozzie gets in a panic when his two "daughters" go missing, while on a late-night date with Dave and Rick.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Skip Young ... Wally
Stanley Farrar ... Florist
Elaine DuPont ... Ginger
Carol Byron ... Joan
Kathy Reed ... Linda
Barney Phillips ... Officer
Tom Keene ... Officer (as Richard Powers)
Jack Wagner ... Cab Driver
James Stacy ... Fred
Ted Budney ... Zeke (as Ted Budny)
Joe Byrne ... Joe (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 7: Ozzie Spills the Beans

12 November 1958

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Gordon Jones ... Butch Barton
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Tony (as Tony Montenaro Jr.)

Stanley Livingston ... Stanley
Corinne Cole ... Girl (as Lari Laine)
Stanley Farrar ... Chairman
Paul Cotton ... Boy

James Burton ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 8: Rick's Riding Lesson

19 November 1958
Wally, Rick and Dave decide to go horseback riding. When Rick spots a beautiful young instructor he pretends to be a novice and offers to exchange guitar lessons for riding lessons.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... David Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson
Skip Young ... Wally
Venetia Stevenson ... Judy

Ray Teal ... Mr. Sanders
Emmett Lynn ... Hank
Ted Budney ... Stable Hand

James Burton ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
Joe Byrne ... Joe (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 9: Harriet Creates a Triangle

26 November 1958

Season 7, Episode 10: The Dress Shop

3 December 1958

Season 7, Episode 11: The Motorcycle

10 December 1958
Dave is considering buying a used motorcycle, and Harriet wants Ozzie to talk him out of it.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Rick Nelson

Parley Baer ... Herb Darby
James Stacy ... Fred
Lucien Littlefield ... Gas Station Attendant
Joe Byrne ... Joe

Season 7, Episode 12: Helpful Neighbor

17 December 1958

Season 7, Episode 13: The Runaways

24 December 1958
Ozzie discovers two small children hiding in the backseat of his car.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Rick Nelson
Benjie Bancroft ... Policeman
Richard Crane ... Mr. Losby
Tom Keene ... Sergeant (as Richard Powers)
Donald Losby ... Donnie (Age 7)

Hal Smith ... Charlie
Brick Sullivan ... Pete
Katie Sweet ... Katie (Age 2)
Russ Thompson ... Mike

Season 7, Episode 14: Rick's Scientific Date

14 January 1959

Season 7, Episode 15: Rick's Dinner Guests

21 January 1959
Rick is expecting his new girlfriend and her parents over for dinner, but Ozzie fouls things up by mistakenly telling Rick that dinner is at the girlfriend's house, instead. Meanwhile, Harriet goes to the movies, and Ozzie invites his buddies over for a poker game, leaving Rick stuck in the middle.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Frank Cady ... Doc

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Gordon Jones ... Butch Barton

Tuesday Weld ... Connie
Jack Wagner ... Gas Station Attendant
Francis De Sales ... Dick Johnson
Joe Byrne ... Man Pushing Cart in Market (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 16: Ozzie and the Space Age

28 January 1959
When the Bijou Theater offers $1,000 to anyone who can get a picture of a flying saucer, Ozzie decides to have some fun and fake a photograph, but soon learns that his photo may be real.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Joseph Kearns ... Theatre Manager (as Joe Kearns)

Stanley Livingston ... Stanley
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Tony (as Tony Montenaro Jr.)
Jack Wagner ... Barber
Mack Williams ... City Editor
Joe Byrne ... 1st Man in Barber Chair (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 17: Jealous Joe Randolph

4 February 1959
Clara asks Ozzie to help her select a fishing rod for her husband's birthday, but their secret rendezvous causes Joe suspects his wife of infidelity.

Season 7, Episode 18: The Composite Girl

11 February 1959

Season 7, Episode 19: Ozzie's Old Teammate

18 February 1959

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph

John Doucette ... Hammerhead

Alan Hale Jr. ... Harry (as Alan Hale)
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara
Sally Hughes ... Sally Darby (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Club Member (uncredited)
Jack Wagner ... Sports Announcer (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 20: Newspaper Interview

25 February 1959
Darby thinks Ozzie is jealous because he was selected "Neighbor of the Week" and has his picture in the town newspaper.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave (credit only)

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Jack Wagner ... Photographer
Paula Winslowe ... Woman in Bakery
Cheerio Meredith ... Woman in Bakery
George Byrne ... Delivery Man

Hal Smith ... Baker
Anthony C. Montenaro ... Tony (as Tony Montenaro Jr.)

Season 7, Episode 21: The Exploding Book

4 March 1959
Dave and Wally are both dating the same young lady. Dave is invited to the girl's birthday party, but accidentally picks up the box with the wrong gift - a book that will explode when opened.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... Dave Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Rick Nelson
Skip Young ... Wally Plumstead
Luana Patten ... Betty Fairchild
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara Randolph
Vera Marshe ... Salesgirl
Glen Taylor ... Professor Fairchild (as Glenn Taylor)
Madge Blake ... Mrs. Dipple

Dorothy Abbott ... Bridge Partner (uncredited)
Joe Byrne ... Partygoer (uncredited)
Constance Harper ... Partygoer (uncredited)
Sally Hughes ... Sally Darby (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 22: Ozzie Changes History

11 March 1959

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Gordon Jones ... Butch

Will Wright ... Mr. Hendrix
Francis De Sales ... Governor Harris (as Francis DeSales)

Season 7, Episode 23: The Tent

18 March 1959

Season 7, Episode 24: Ricky, the Bullfighter

25 March 1959

Season 7, Episode 25: Togetherness

1 April 1959
After Ozzie and Harriet attend a lecture on the topic of 'Togetherness', the Nelsons decide to do more things together as a family.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara Randolph

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Waiter (as Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales)
Paula Winslowe ... Mrs. Peabody
Cheerio Meredith ... President
Bill McLean ... Mr. Peabody (as Billy McLean)
Alan Reynolds ... Bowling Manager
Joe Byrne ... Bowling Alley Patron (uncredited)
Sally Hughes ... Sally Darby (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 26: The Other Guy's Girl

8 April 1959

Season 7, Episode 27: The Treasurer's Son

15 April 1959
The fraternity is unhappy with Wally's performance as their treasurer, and when Rick opens his mouth at the wrong time, he gets railroaded into taking over the duties. When the fraternity decides to rent the Men's Club for their dance, Ozzie, the treasurer of the club, winds up going through some sticky negotiations with his son, Rick, who is the fraternity's treasurer.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave (credit only)

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Skip Young ... Wally

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph

Parley Baer ... Darby

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Ted Budney ... Zeke
Joe Byrne ... Joe

James Burton ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 28: Always a Bridegroom

22 April 1959

Season 7, Episode 29: Costume Dance

29 April 1959

Season 7, Episode 30: Full House

6 May 1959

Season 7, Episode 31: The Little Black Box

13 May 1959
Harriet and Clara bet their husbands that men have more curiosity than women. To prove their point, they put a lock on a box and bet the men that they'll force open the box to learn its contents before the weekend.

Season 7, Episode 32: The Buckingham

20 May 1959
David & Ricky buy an old English car, a Buckingham. Although they enjoy it at first, the upkeep of the car winds up costing them more than they can afford.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick
Phil Adams ... Phil

Parley Baer ... Darby
Carol Byron ... Sue

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Barbara Gayle ... Helen
Toby Michaels ... Toby (as Toby Richards)
James Stacy ... Fred
Skip Young ... Wally

Season 7, Episode 33: Girl in the Bowling Alley

27 May 1959

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Season 7, Episode 34: Darby, the Rockhound

3 June 1959

Season 7, Episode 35: Taking Advantage of Harriet

10 June 1959

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Season 7, Episode 36: Ozzie Plans a Surprise

17 June 1959
After learning from his two sons that he talks in his sleep, Ozzie worries he'll reveal Harriet's upcoming birthday surprise. He takes unusual measures to prevent this from happening.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara Randolph

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
George Byrne ... Sock Salesman
Jack Wagner ... Soda Clerk
Sally Hughes ... Woman Detective

Dorothy Abbott ... Woman Passing Out Cake (uncredited)
Joe Byrne ... Malt Shop Passerby (uncredited)

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Sea Captain

7 October 1959
One of Ozzie's old college friends, now a sea captain, invites Dave to join him on his next round-the-world cruise - much to Ozzie and Harriet's consternation.

Season 8, Episode 2: Ozzie, the Host

14 October 1959

Season 8, Episode 3: David, the Law Clerk

21 October 1959
Dave applies for a job as a clerk for a influential law firm and worries that all of his family's coincidental meetings with the partner making the selection will be held against him.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... Dave Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Rick Nelson

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Francis De Sales ... Ralph Dobson (as Francis DeSales)
Maurice Manson ... Charlie Warren
Ted Budney ... Zeke
Norma DeHaan ... Norma
Constance Harper ... Receptionist
George Byrne ... Waiter
James Noah ... Law Student (as James Stapleton)

Season 8, Episode 4: Who Needs Girls

28 October 1959

Season 8, Episode 5: The Rancher's Daughter

4 November 1959

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Jack Kirkwood ... Mr. Jones
Joyce Taylor ... Dorothy
Jack Wagner ... Soda Clerk

Season 8, Episode 6: The Nelsons Decide to Move

11 November 1959
Dave and Rick are growing up and aren't as home as much as they used to be, so Ozzie and Harriet look into selling the old family house and moving into an apartment.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Mary Jane Croft ... Clara Randolph

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams

Howard McNear ... Mr. Fowler

Dorothy Abbott ... Dorothy (uncredited)
Sally Hughes ... Sally (uncredited)

Season 8, Episode 7: David, the Sleuth

18 November 1959
While bowling one evening, Dave spots a man bowling that he believes is seeking an insurance settlement from one his law firm's clients. With Rick's assistance, Dave tries to supply proof that the man is perfectly healthy.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson

David Nelson ... Dave Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Rick Nelson
Francis De Sales ... Mr. Dobson (as Francis DeSales)
John Hubbard ... George
Joyce Taylor ... Dorothy
Barbara Eiler ... Barbara Bensfield
Jack Wagner ... Bowling Attendant

Hal Smith ... Cab Driver
Frank Richards ... Truck Driver
Constance Harper ... Miss Edwards
Sally Hughes ... Saleslady
Beverly Scott ... Charlie
William White ... Barber (as Bill Hampton)
Richard Gittings ... Barber

Season 8, Episode 8: The Gas Station

25 November 1959

Season 8, Episode 9: Fathers' Night at the Fraternity House

2 December 1959
The fraternity brothers are short of funds for the swimming pool they want to build in back of the frat house, so they plan to put the squeeze on their fathers by luring them to a Dad's Night steak dinner.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph

Parley Baer ... Darby

Frank Cady ... Doc Williams
Skip Young ... Wally
Mabel Rea ... Bonnie
James Stacy ... Fred
Jack Ellena ... Big Guy
Angelo Brovelli ... Big Guy
Phil Adams ... Phil
Dennis Fagerhult ... Henry

James Burton ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
Joe Byrne ... Joe (uncredited)

Season 8, Episode 10: Happy Anniversary

9 December 1959
Harriet and Ozzie both make plans to surprise the other on their anniversary.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie Nelson

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet Nelson (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave Nelson

Ricky Nelson ... Rick Nelson
Jan Arvan ... Waiter

Richard Deacon ... Mr. Crawford
Beryl McCutcheon ... Woman

Season 8, Episode 11: Rick Gets Even

16 December 1959
A beautiful girl breaks a dance date with Rick.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Tuesday Weld ... Cathy
Skip Young ... Wally
Barbara Eiler ... Mrs. Stewart
Glen Taylor ... Mr. Asher
Jack Wagner ... Soda Clerk

James Burton ... Lead Guitarist (uncredited)
Joe Byrne ... Joe (uncredited)

Season 8, Episode 12: An Interest for Harriet

30 December 1959

Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... David

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky

Season 8, Episode 13: Ozzie Keeps a Secret

6 January 1960
The parents of a girl that Rick is dating ask Ozzie & Harriet for their help in planning a surprise birthday party for their daughter. Ozzie originally intends to tell Rick but suddenly has a change of heart about telling him.
George Byrne ... Hubert

Joe Flynn ... Charlie
Nanita Greene ... Judy Masters

Harriet Hilliard
Peggy Knudsen ... Mrs. Masters
Harry Lauter ... Mr. Masters
Vera Marshe ... Operator

David Nelson
Ozzie Nelson

Ricky Nelson

Season 8, Episode 14: Dave's Car Payments

20 January 1960
David panics when he gets a letter informing him that he's missed a series of car payments and his car could be repossessed.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Lyle Talbot ... Joe Randolph
Francis De Sales ... Ralph Dobson (as Francis DeSales)
Pat McCaffrie ... Mr. Ferguson
Skip Young ... Wally
Constance Harper ... Miss Edwards
Jack Wagner ... Soda Clerk

Season 8, Episode 15: The Circus

27 January 1960
David's boss assigns him the difficult task of serving a summons upon the father of a girl that he's interested in getting to know better.
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet (as Harriet Nelson)

David Nelson ... Dave

Ricky Nelson ... Rick

Parley Baer ... Darby
Francis De Sales ... Mr. Dobson
Nick Dennis ... Poppa Cantini
Karl Kindberg ... Tony Cantini
Cecile Rogers ... Rosita Cantini
Constance Harper ... Miss Edwards (as Connie Harper)
Richard Gittings ... Mr. Pierce
Russ Thompson ... Ringmaster
Shirley Valdez ... Maria Cantini
James Chione ... Jack Cantini
Marian Mosick ... Momma Cantini

Season 8, Episode 16: Rick's English Literature Class

3 February 1960