Wednesday, October 6, 2010

THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET - Basil Adlam - "Halloween Party" (1952)

Here's a little something different for your All Saints WTF?! pleasure! It's the 5th episode out of 435, of the TV show, "The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet." This particular episode was titled "Halloween Party" and was a story about übergoober Ozzie and neighbor Thorny planning a Halloween party, and screwing up the whole thing because they tried to do it without any help from the women! They forgot a couple of basics like a place for the party, but of course, it all works out in the end!! I stumbled across this the other night on The Internet Archive, and you lucky people can download it, or just watch it for free right Here!!

Little Ricky really digs his skeleton costume, and does a short A cappella rendition of "Dem Bones!" The rest of the music for this episode was created by Basil Adlam, who also played Saxophone in the Ozzie Nelson, and the Phil Harris bands!

Ozzie looks like he's searching for something with those googley eyes!

At one point a couple of trick or treaters come to the Nelson's door! The little girl is Vickie Churchill in her only known film or TV appearance, the little boy, on the other hand is just the opposite! It's none other than "The Beaver" Jerry Mathers in his second ever role!

This is a funny bit with veteran actor William Haade as the over age trick or treater!! Those of you who have seen "The Creep" will notice some amazing similarities in dialogue we just discovered ourselves! Like minds, I guess!

William Haade had a long career in film and was cast in many a film as a Henchman! The man has a long list of 284 credits during an era when guys had names like Slug, Dusky, Rocky, Shrank, Slim, Turk, Butch, Bonecrusher, Buster, Spike, Duke, Bull, and Moon!!

David and Ricky find Thorny's extra long kilt amusing! He explains it by telling them the guy he borrowed it from was real tall!!

Finally the party is rolling along, except the guys also forgot about refreshments!! Doesn't Ozzie look cool in that devils outfit??

So in The End, Oz has to call a burger joint and make reservations for 31!


prof. grewbeard said...

this is a great episode! Ozzie & Harriet was the ideal, Leave It To Beaver was the reality!

Christopher said...

nothin' beats a good skelertin costume!

TABONGA! said...

Bet'cha anything it wuz Red Skelertin!

Eegah!! said...

No, Red Skelertin was in The Three Stooges short, "The Ghost Talks!"

Christopher said...

Skellytons are just naturally silly creatures..i mean..they're always smiling about something.

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