Old 1952 television show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet – opening theme
Not from 1952 – more like 1962. David and Ricky are grown up.
0:39 YouTube video: opening theme of 1952 television show The Adventures of Ozzie [Nelson] and Harriet.
March 20, 1906: birth of Ozzie Nelson, American bandleader and actor (d. 1975).
This was back when America was at it’s best! No tv ratings were needed, no voilence, no sex, no dirty jokes, no having to worry about what your kids were watching – just your nice, average American family! I would give just about anytihng for me to have been around in those days!
Ricky Nelson really is a travelin’ man.
This is not the original theme!
I have been deeply saddened to learn the news of the passing of David Nelson, just after the 25th anniversary of his brother’s tragic plane crash. Now they are all gone from the earth, but we can still enjoy their tremendous legacy via the television series they left to us.
ah, the days before violent Tea Party fascist thugs and their violent imagery…
RIP David Nelson
@dpoland MAYBE YOU NEED TO CLEAN UP YOUR OWN ACT, MAN ,AND STOP DEGRADING AND SMEARING RICKY’S NAME WITH A LOT OF NEGATIVE ACCUSATIONS. KEEP IT TO YOURSELF IF YOU DON’T HAVE ANYTHING POSITIVE TO SAY, RATHER TO SIT THERE AND BELITTLE OTHERS WHEN YOU YOURSELF ARE A MISERABLE SOUNDING PATHETIC LOSER !!!!!!!!!!!!!
@luigiman8 You are aware that this country was founded by immigrants, no? I mean, I hate to burst your bubble with boring things like facts but you need to read a book or something.
Say times were simpler and move on. Save your racist “my kuntry!” rhetoric for your KKK meetings. Sheesh!
@dpoland Rick Nelson’s plane didn’t crash or explode because he was freebasing cocaine. A faulty heater caused the fire which caused the pilot to attempt to land the plane which ended up crashing. There was no freebasing and it wasn’t anyone’s fault.
If you’re going to slag someone off, at least do it properly. The dude had problems and wasn’t perfect – big whoop. No one on this planet IS perfect. But to claim he actually caused his death and the death of others – WRONG !
@luigiman8 agree more WAY TO GO ARIZONA!!!!!!
@luigiman8 What happened? Our politicians who have only there financial interest in mind sold us out.. We elected these bastards and they sold us down the river. Seditious gutless pricks. They stole our wonderful country from us.
also, feminism took a down turn and eisenhower completely screwed America over with his complete neglect towards civil rights. yeah, paradise
Ozzie NEVER specified what he did for a living on radio or TV; in their 1952theatrical feature “Here Come the Nelsons”, for plot purposes, he was a junior ad executive. The film was primarily a “test” to see if people would accept the Nelsons on screen; they did, and the TV series went on the air in the fall of ’52, while continuing their radio show for two more seasons. Ozzie always claimed the stories depicted on their program usually occured “during the weekend”…
The theme is 8-PG-270 Blush Rose by Phil Green on Capitol Hi-Q reel L-91.
This was the opening used for the show from 1958 to 1963. It used the original 1952 narration, but notice the edit right before Ricky’s name. Now that he was grown, they didn’t need “the irrepressible” before his name.
“David, as David Nelson”…
*punches announcer in the face*
Oh my i used to watch this show a lot in the Disney channel in the 80s. Great memories!
what happended is the world changed and left you behind.
my names harriet :)
Thank you. Very interesting info.
I should say recently retired in the first episode (which was a spin off their theatrical film HERE COME THE NELSONS, itself a spinoff of their radio show). The show ran for 14 seasons so he must have invested well.
The Nelsons play themselves. Ozzie was a recently retired band leader and Harriet was a recently retired singer/actress settling down in suburbia, as that’s what they were in real life. Look on You Tube you’ll find quite a few videos of them singing on stage in the earlier episodes.