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Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream 

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.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Bruce Belland ...
The Four Preps (as The Four Preps - Bruce)
Ed Cobb ...
The Four Preps (as The Four Preps - Ed)
The Four Preps (as The Four Preps - Glen)
Marvin Ingram ...
The Four Preps (as The Four Preps - Marvin)
Druggist (as Joe Kearns)
Sergeant Dolan
Mack Williams ...
Grocery Clerk


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.

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Comedy | Family





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11 December 1957 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A print of this episode with original commercials exists. A couple of these commercials feature Ozzie Nelson, who played "Ozzie" on the show. See more »


[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.
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Written by Cecil Mack and James P. Johnson
Performed by Ozzie Nelson
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Food For Thought
25 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Have you ever had such a strong yen for some food item that you couldn't stand it? You just had to go out, no matter how inconveniencing, and get that item? You had to eat it NOW! Well, if you have, this episode will be one you'll relate to, and have fun watching.

Ricky sees an article in the newspaper about a little boy who was lost and was being taken care of at the police station. They showed a picture of him with a big tutti-fruiti ice cream cone. Harriet recalls eating that ice cream and mentions a few great parlors in which they served it with big portions. Oh, boy, does that have Ozzie and Rick thinking....but Oz says he's watching his diet so he shrugs it off.

However, that night he dreams of being at an ice cream parlor years ago with a his young wife. That scene is fantastic, not just funny but a good example of showing off Harriet's singing skills. She sings a song with "The Four Preps." Anyone remember that group? They sing a song that will bring a smile to your face.....guaranteed. Ozzie's not smiling moments later when David, who is serving the Nelson's their ice cream, takes it back because Ozzie has no money. He wakes up from the dream very unhappy and frustrated. Now, he HAS to have some tutti-fruiti ice, even though it's midnight.

The rest of this are the adventures of Ozzie and his neighbor Darby who wind up searching all over town for the ice cream. This is a very funny episode; one of the best in the long- running series. I can see why they included it in the recently-released "Best Of The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet" DVD.

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