Throughout the Halloween season, Comet Over Hollywood is spotlighting Halloween episodes of classic television shows.
“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”— “Halloween Party”
Season 1, Episode 5
Air Date: Oct. 31, 1952
The show begins with young Ricky dressed in his skeleton Halloween costume. His mother, Harriet Nelson, says it “gives her the willies.”
“My skeleton costume makes me look real thin and people feel sorry for you and give you more cake and ice cream,” Ricky said.
Ricky’s brother David comes home with a box of Halloween goodies and decorations. He’s the class treasurer and just bought everything for a school Halloween party.
During the conversation about Halloween parties, their dad, Ozzie Nelson, comments “Yeh Halloween is a lot of fun for kids” and continues to say that as you get older, you get tired of parties and games aren’t fun. He says, “It’s time to give Halloween back to the kids.”