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The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet: Best of Ricky & Dave

The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet: Best of Ricky & Dave

DVD Release Date: July 8, 2008
Run Time: 420 minutes
Rated: G
Studio: Shout! Factory

Rick and David Nelson grew up before America’s eyes in the 1950s hit television sitcom The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet. And as time went on, both boys grew into popular heartthrobs—with Ricky becoming a genuine teen idol and recording star. Ricky Nelson began singing in the show’s fifth season and continued on through the end of the series in 1966. Watch Ricky & Dave grow up in The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet: Best of Ricky & Dave in a 4-DVD collectible box set from Shout! Factory on July 8, 2008 and is priced to own at $34.99.

Endorsed and produced in tandem with the Nelson Family, The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet: Best of Ricky & Dave DVD box set gathers episodes across the show’s 14-year run that focus on the trials and triumphs of the Nelson sons as they grow from boys to men. Ozzie remains the good-natured, bumbling dad and husband to Harriet, the family’s saving grace who combines common sense with a great love of fun.

Featuring all 26 classic wholesome episodes, this lovingly assembled box set boasts a wealth of bonus programming, including a “Ricky Sings” feature to play only his performances, original radio episodes and Ozzie & Harriet Trivia Game. Additionally, the set boasts twelve Ricky Nelson performances including “Fools Rush In,” “Hello Mary Lou,” “Young Emotions,” That’s All,” “Stood Up,” “Just Because,” “Waiting In School,” “I am Confessin,” “Boppin’ The Blues,” “Fire Breathing Dragon,” “Right By My Side,” and “You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing.”

Disc 1
Episode Title | Season | Original Airdate

A Door Key For David | 1 | 5/22/1953
David reaches a milestone in his life when Ozzie and Harriet feel that he is of sufficient age and maturity to be responsible for his own personal house key.

Ricky’s Lost Letter | 2 | 3/12/1954
Ricky tries to write to a girl he met on vacation, but Ozzie loses her address. The rest of the family mistakenly thinks Ricky is upset by this, so they try to console him by spending extra time with him. Meanwhile, Ozzie and Thorny look for clues to figure out the girl’s address.

Father Son Tournament | 2 | 3/19/1954
Ozzie has to decide whether to select Dave or Ricky for the Y’s Father and Son table tennis tournament, especially since Thorny and son insist they will win.

The Man Without A Family | 6 | 10/9/1957 Ricky brings his friends home every night, and Ozzie longs for a little peace and quiet. Taking the hint, Ricky and his gang find another place to hang out, but absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Road Race | 6 | 1/8/1958 Ozzie insists that the old Model T Fords could beat David and Rick’s souped-up hot rod in a road race over a rough course. The boys take the dare, resulting in a thrilling race with Rick and Dave in the hot rod and Ozzie and Harriet in the Model T.

The Picture In Rick’s Notebook | 6 | 1/22/1958 Everybody notices when a photo of a beautiful girl drops out of Rick’s notebook at school. Soon the rumors are flying. Rick has no idea who the girl in the picture is, but he pretends he does to save face with his friends. Ricky sings three songs in this episode.

Special Features

    Ricky Sings
    “Waiting In School”
    “Stood Up”
    “Just Because”
    Original Radio Episode: David Sells Ozzie’s Suit
Disc 2
Episode Title | Season | Original Airdate

Who Is Betty? | 6 | 2/19/1958 Rick’s high school is having a girls-ask-boys dance, but Ricky can’t remember whether he has dates with three girls or none at all. Ricky sings “I’m Confessin’” and “Boppin’ The Blues.”

Rick Gets Even | 8 | 12/16/1959 Rick’s self-esteem suffers under the seeming lack of interest on the part of an attractive coed (Tuesday Weld). The tables turn when a dented fender places her in Rick’s debt, and he is quick to make the most of his opportunity. The end result, however, is not quite what he had in mind.

Dave And The Schoolteacher | 8 | 5/4/1960 David visits his old elementary school and finds that one of his former classmates is now a beautiful teacher with a very busy schedule and a lot of tasks she needs help with. Ricky sings “Right By My Side” and “Young Emotions.”

A Sweater For Rick | 9 | 11/9/1960 When Rick’s girlfriend decides to knit a sweater for him as a surprise, it takes up so much of her time that she has to turn him down for a couple of dates. He thinks she is no longer interested in him and starts dating another girl—all of which leads to much hilarious confusion.

Dave’s Golf Story | 9 | 3/8/1961 Dave and Wally both have an eye for Susan, the editor of the campus newspaper. Thinking the way to the girl’s heart is through a scoop, Wally shows up with a story about a golfer who shot a hole-in-one—but Dave was the golfer who shot it. Ricky sings “That’s All.”

Rick’s Broken Arm | 9 | 3/15/1961 In an effort to help get Wally out of trouble, Ricky pretends to have a broken arm. Ricky sings “You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing.”

Special Features

    Ricky Sings
    “I’m Confessin’”
    “Boppin’ The Blues”
    “Right By My Side”
    “Young Emotions”
    “That’s All”
    “You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing”
    Original Radio Episode: David Fights
Disc 3
Episode Title | Season | Original Airdate

Selling Rick’s Drums | 9 | 4/19/1961 David wants to sell Rick’s old drum set to a pretty girl in hopes of getting a date with her. Ricky sings “Hello Mary Lou.”

Rick’s 21st Birthday | 9 | 5/3/1961 Ricky is about to turn 21. His great-uncle left him an envelope to be opened on his 21st birthday, and there are grand expectations about what might be in that envelope. Can the family wait until the big day to see what’s inside?

Rick Grades A Test | 10 | 11/9/1961 Rick convinces a girl to put off studying for a test so he can take her out. When unforeseen incidents keep them out much later than expected, there is no time left to study. The next day the English professor asks Rick to correct the test papers for her class.

Rick And The Maid Of Honor | 11 | 9/27/1962 Rick is asked to act as best man at the wedding of his friend Jimmy. But Rick doesn’t realize that the smell of orange blossoms can be contagious—at least it seems that way when the maid of honor appears to be seriously inclined toward Rick.

Ricky, The Host | 11 | 11/22/1962 When Rick starts to date an attractive new coed on campus, he finds that every time he is with her Wally and several other of his fraternity brothers manage to appear on the scene. Rick finally devises a complicated scheme to foil them.

David And The Teenager | 11 | 2/7/1963 When a cute little teenager moves into Dave and June’s apartment building and develops a powerful crush on Dave, the situation gets increasingly complicated and funny for everyone . . . except Dave.

Special Features

    Ricky Sings
    “Hello Mary Lou”
    Original Radio Episode: Apartment Building Next Door
Disc 4
Episode Title | Season | Original Airdate

Dave And The Fraternity Lease | 11 | 4/18/1963 When Rick and his fraternity brothers discover that the lease on their fraternity house has run out and that their landlady intends to turn it over to a sorority on campus, they decide to go to Dave’s office for some legal advice. In spite of Dave’s good intentions, however, they still find themselves in a hilarious mix-up. Ozzie, Joe, And The Fashion Models | 12 | 10/2/1963

When Ozzie and his pal Joe Randolph go fishing at a secluded mountain hideaway, little do they know that they will be joined by a couple of luscious models doing a photographic layout for a magazine. If you think this leads to a complicated situation with the wives, you are so right!

Rick’s Wedding Ring | 12 | 10/9/1963 Rick forgets to wear his wedding ring one day at school and unwittingly agrees to a date to a dance with another girl. When his friends and family try to help him out of this jam, things get complicated for all of them. This episode introduces Rick’s real-life wife, Kris Nelson, to the show. Ricky sings “Fools Rush In.”

Blue Moose | 12 | 10/23/1963 Ricky, Wally and their fraternity brothers devise an ingenious scheme—involving a moose-head trophy—to get their fraternity house painted by the members of another fraternity. However, when Ozzie and Harriet become involved in the hijinks, some hilarious occurrences almost bring disaster to the fraternity’s well-laid plans.

The Tangled Web | 14 | 9/15/65 When Harriet’s girlfriend Clara tells a small fib and Ozzie agrees to go along with it, chaos ensues, with poor Oz caught in the middle of a hilarious situation brought about by the lie’s embarrassing complications.

Ozzie The Babysitter (aka Ozzie The Sitter) | 14 | 3/19/1966 When Harriet volunteers Ozzie for babysitting duties with one of the neighborhood youngsters, Oz and his friend Joe discover a hidden birthday present and are unable to resist the temptation of playing with it. The results are disastrous, and a panicked Oz is faced with replacing the gift before the damage is discovered. Rick sings “Fire Breathing Dragon.”

Special Features

    Ricky Sings
    “Fools Rush In”
    “Fire Breathing Dragon”
    Original Radio Episode: Jury Duty

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