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The Easter Show

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

The Easter Show

Apr 17 1949



CAST:

ANNOUNCER, Verne Smith

WOMAN


NARRATOR

OZZIE, husband

HARRIET, wife

DAVID, the older son

RICKY, the younger son

THORNY, neighbor

EMMY LOU, exuberant teen

DRUNK

MAN

MRS. CARTER (1 line)


NOTE: "1847" is always pronounced Eighteen Forty-Seven.




SOUND: PHONE RINGS ... RECEIVER UP


HARRIET: Hello? -- Oh, yes, I did. Thanks for calling back. I'll tell you why I phoned. I just received a letter and I want to read it to you. Are you listening? -- It says, "Dear Radio Friend" -- that's me. "We have received so many wonderful letters requesting us to repeat our Easter show that we are going to do it. Wishing you a happy Easter, your good friends, the Nelson family: Ozzie and Harriet, David and Ricky."


MUSIC: IRVING BERLIN'S "EASTER PARADE" ... THEN IN BG, GENTLY OUT AT [X]


HARRIET: How do you like my new Easter outfit?


OZZIE: Oh, Harriet, you look beautiful. 


HARRIET: Well, thank you. Do I look nice enough to make a pretty speech? [X]


OZZIE: You look nice enough for anything. 


HARRIET: (SIMPLY) "America's finest silverplate is 1847 Rogers Brothers."


MUSIC: THEME ... THEN IN BG


ANNOUNCER: America's finest silverplate is 1847 Rogers Brothers. From Hollywood, International Silver Company, creators of 1847 Rogers Brothers silverplate, presents the amusingly transcribed "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," starring America's favorite young couple, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard. 


SOUND: APPLAUSE


MUSIC: UP AND OUT ... THEN FOR A GENTLE AND WARM INTRODUCTION ... THEN BEHIND NARRATOR, OUT AT [X]--


NARRATOR: Well, another year, another Easter -- with its joyful reaffirmation of man's hope; its traditions, observances, and customs. Like many other families, the Nelsons of 1847 Rogers Road have a few traditional Easter customs of their own. [X] For instance, some years ago on the night before Easter, Harriet remarked-- 


HARRIET: You know, Easter sunrise services must be beautiful. I'd love to go sometime.


MUSIC: GENTLE AND WARM TRANSITION ... THEN BEHIND NARRATOR--


NARRATOR: Thus a great tradition was established in the Nelson household. In fact, last night wouldn't have seemed like the night before Easter if Harriet hadn't remarked--


HARRIET: You know, Easter sunrise services must be beautiful. I'd love to go sometime.


DAVID: Why don't we go tomorrow, Mom? We can get up.


RICKY: Sure, we can get up. 


HARRIET: I know you boys can get up.


OZZIE: Well, the only reason we haven't made it in the past is 'cause we haven't gone to bed early the night before. (SHRUGS) Nothin' difficult about getting up early if you get plenty of sleep.


DAVID: Can we go tomorrow, Mom?


HARRIET: Well, all right, we'll try it again. But I wonder if-- Well, Ricky's had the sniffles all day and you know how cold it is at that time of morning, sitting outdoors on those benches.


RICKY: I'll put on two pair o' socks! ... 


OZZIE: I think it'd be a better idea if you'd bring along that heavy lap robe, and you guys could wrap yourselves up in it. 


HARRIET: Well, that's fine, dear, but where is the lap robe? I haven't seen it since before Christmas. 


OZZIE: Wait a minute now. Didn't Thorny borrow it? Seems to me he did. I'll go over a little later and ask him. 


HARRIET: We're liable to get hungry out there, too. Maybe I ought to fix something to eat. 


OZZIE: Yeah, that's a good idea. Some hot coffee and sandwiches. Maybe some deviled eggs or something. 


RICKY: Oh, Pop! They won't let you bring those in. 


OZZIE: They won't let us bring what in? 


RICKY: Deviled eggs at a church service. ...


HARRIET: (AMUSED) Well, I think maybe we can get by with it. 


DAVID: You can bring some angel food cake to balance it off. ... 


HARRIET: Come on, fellas -- up to bed.


DAVID: So soon? 


OZZIE: Well, of course. If you're gonna get up at four o'clock in the morning, you gotta get some sleep.


SOUND: DOORBELL BUZZES 


DAVID: Somebody at the door, Mom! 


RICKY: We'd better stay up and see who it is!


SOUND: FRONT DOOR OPENS


DAVID: (OFF) Hello, Emmy Lou.


EMMY LOU: (OFF) Hello, David.


DAVID: (CALLS, FROM OFF) It's Emmy Lou!


SOUND: FRONT DOOR SHUTS


HARRIET: Come on in, Emmy!


EMMY LOU: I hope I'm not interrupting anything. I want to see what you thought of my new Easter outfit. 


OZZIE: Ohhh, that's very nice.


HARRIET: Oh, you look beautiful, Emmy Lou.


EMMY LOU: (PLEASED) Oh, thank you. Do you really like it?


HARRIET: Oh, yes. Turn around and let me see the back. 


EMMY LOU: I couldn't make up my mind between red accessories and brown. 


HARRIET: Well, I like either one with beige.


EMMY LOU: The thing that decided me was the brown piping on the blouse. 


HARRIET: Yes. What kind of material is that?


EMMY LOU: Wool crêpe. Do you like this new short bolero? 


HARRIET: Oh, yes, and I love that jabot on the blouse. Move over here by the light. 


EMMY LOU: (MOVING OFF) Do you like the three box pleats in the front of the skirt?


HARRIET: (MOVING OFF) Oh, yes, and those extra-wide gauntlets are very smart this year. 


DAVID: (LOW, TO OZZIE) What are they talking about? 


OZZIE: (CONFIDENTIALLY) It's a secret language, David. It's a game women play called "Make the Salary Disappear." ...


HARRIET: (RETURNING) Oh, yes, you really look just lovely, Emmy Lou. It's a beautiful outfit.


EMMY LOU: Thank you, Mrs. Nelson. What are you folks doing tomorrow? 


HARRIET: Well, the current rumor says we're going to the sunrise services out at Silverlake Mountain.


EMMY LOU: Are you really?! Oh, how wonderful! Mother and I have always wanted to go, but Daddy can't get up that early.


OZZIE: Oh, I'm sure he could. It just takes a little willpower. Incidentally, we're looking for a lap robe to sort of keep the boys warm. Do you folks have one? 


EMMY LOU: We used to have one, but I haven't seen it in ages. Have you tried Mr. Thornberry?


OZZIE: No, not yet, but don't worry about it. We'll find one.


EMMY LOU: (MOVING OFF) Well, I have to run home. Good luck in the morning. 


HARRIET: Thanks, Emmy. 


OZZIE: Thanks, Emmy. Happy Easter! 


EMMY LOU: (OFF) Same to you! 


HARRIET: Will we see you in the Easter parade?


EMMY LOU: (OFF) You bet! I'll be there with bells on! 


SOUND: DOOR OPENS AND SHUTS AS EMMY LOU EXITS 


RICKY: Gee whiz! They'll wear anything! ... 


HARRIET: Come on now, fellas, up to bed.


OZZIE: Yeah, come on, boys. Now, you heard your mother. 


HARRIET: Daddy and I'll be up in a few minutes to see how you're doing.


MUSIC: TRANSITION


HARRIET: How's it going, boys? 


RICKY: Fine!


HARRIET: Brushed your teeth, David? 


DAVID: Yes, ma'am. 


OZZIE: Get to sleep as soon as you can now, fellas. Harriet, I'm going over to Thorny's and see if he has that lap robe.


HARRIET: Okay. Don't stay all night now. 


OZZIE: (OFF) Don't worry, I won't.


RICKY: Can we listen to the radio for a while, Mom? 


HARRIET: Oh, no, not tonight. You'll be getting up at four o'clock. Do you realize how early that is? 


DAVID: Mom?


HARRIET: Yes, David? 


DAVID: I'm kind of worried about Pop. Do you think he'll make it tomorrow morning?


HARRIET: Oh, of course he will. Now, don't you worry about Daddy. 


RICKY: He's awful hard to get up, Mom. 


HARRIET: Look, if you promise not to tell, I'll let you in on something. When Daddy's in bed tonight I'm going to set the clock ahead an hour, so we'll really have two hours to get there. 


RICKY: Mom?


HARRIET: Yes?


RICKY: Are you smarter than Pop? ...


HARRIET: Well, of course not. This is just a little joke, so he'll be sure and get up.


RICKY: Pop's really smart, isn't he? 


HARRIET: Well, certainly he is. Why all this concern? 


RICKY: He told me I was gonna grow up and be just like him. ...


MUSIC: TRANSITION


THORNY: Gosh, Oz, I'm awful sorry, but I can't seem to find the lap robe anywhere.


OZZIE: Oh, that's okay, Thorny, don't worry about it. Harriet says she has some army blankets. 


THORNY: Well, be sure they're heavy ones. It gets awful cold that early.


OZZIE: Oh, I know.


THORNY: You just think you do; wait and see. 


OZZIE: What do you mean "wait and see"? You talk as if I've never gotten up at four o'clock in the morning. 


THORNY: Have you?


OZZIE: Well, of course I have, lots of times. 


THORNY: (CHUCKLES, AMUSED) Oh, Oz! 


OZZIE: No, it's a fact, Thorny. I don't mind getting up early after I'm on my feet. The reason we've missed the sunrise service before is-- Well, confidentially, Harriet has a little difficulty waking up in the morning. ... You know how women are.


THORNY: You're telling me. My wife comes in in the morning and shakes me, calls me to breakfast-- She can hardly keep her eyes open. ...


OZZIE: See, this whole thing was their idea, but I'll probably have to drag the whole family out of bed in the morning. 


THORNY: Say, I have an idea. Why don't you give yourself a little extra time? Play it safe. 


OZZIE: Just how do you mean? 


THORNY: Well, play a little trick on Harriet. Wait till she's asleep and then you get up and set the clock ahead an hour!


OZZIE: Say, that's not a bad idea. You know, Thorny, it'll serve her right, too. That's exactly the kind of a stunt she's always pulling on me! ... 


THORNY: Well, it works both ways, too. Tomorrow morning, by the time you remember what you've done, you'll probably be half-dressed and you won't dare climb back into bed. 


OZZIE: Oh, don't worry about me, Thorny. Incidentally, why don't you and Catherine come along with us? 


THORNY: No, no -- we'll just go to the regular Easter service, Oz. 


OZZIE: Ah, but there's something about getting up at that time of the morning. 


THORNY: Yeah, I know. ... We'll just go to the regular service. ... Oh, and by the way, Oz: if you should happen to get up in the morning, and if it should happen that you actually do go, don't slam the garage door. ...


MUSIC: TRANSITION


HARRIET: Ozzie? 


OZZIE: Yeah? 


HARRIET: I was just gonna ask if you were asleep. 


OZZIE: Funny, I was just gonna ask you the same thing. (BEAT) Well, goodnight. Gotta get some sleep. 


HARRIET: Yeah, gotta get some sleep. 


OZZIE: (BEAT) You know, if you count sheep, you'll fall asleep faster.


HARRIET: Does that really work? 


OZZIE: Oh, sure. 


HARRIET: Why don't you try it? ...


OZZIE: (BEAT, DELIBERATELY) One sheep. ... Two sheep. ... Three sheep. (BEAT) A shepherd and a shaggy dog. ... Four sheep. 


HARRIET: (TO HERSELF) Oh, dear. 


OZZIE: Hm? What's the matter? 


HARRIET: I forgot something. 


SOUND: HARRIET CLIMBS OUT OF BED


HARRIET: (MOVING OFF) Just go to sleep, dear. I'll only be a minute.


OZZIE: Harriet, what are you doing? 


HARRIET: (OFF) Winding the clock. Go to sleep, dear.


OZZIE: I thought you wound it before. 


HARRIET: (RETURNING) I just wanted to make sure.


SOUND: HARRIET CLIMBS INTO BED


OZZIE: (BEAT) Oh, golly, that reminds me.


HARRIET: What's the matter? 


OZZIE: Er, I forgot something.


SOUND: OZZIE CLIMBS OUT OF BED, WALKS OFF


HARRIET: I just wound the clock! 


OZZIE: (OFF) Yes, I know. I, er, er-- Just making sure the - the alarm is set. 


HARRIET: I set it! 


OZZIE: (RETURNS) Just checking up; sort of making sure of everything. 


SOUND: OZZIE CLIMBS INTO BED


OZZIE: (EXHALES WEARILY)


SOUND: CLOCK CHIMES TEN ... HARRIET STARTS COUNTING ALOUD WITH THE SIXTH CHIME


HARRIET: (SLEEPILY) Six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Ten o'clock.


OZZIE: (THE SAME) Yeah. One more hour, it'll be twelve. ... 


HARRIET: (ABSENTLY) Mm hm. One more hour, it'll be twelve. 


OZZIE: Uh, that is, I - I meant to say in one more hour, it'll be eleven.


HARRIET: Oh, yeah, that's what I meant. 'Night. 


OZZIE: Goodnight. (BEAT) Harriet? 


HARRIET: Yes? 


OZZIE: When we leave in the morning, remind me to slam the garage door a little. ...


MUSIC: FIRST ACT CURTAIN


SOUND: APPLAUSE


ANNOUNCER: Gosh, the excitement of Easter is really buzzing around the Nelson household: Ozzie and Harriet planning to get up early, Emmy Lou all dressed up in a new Easter outfit. You know, folks have been putting on their prettiest clothes for Easter for a good many years now, and it's still the thing to do, just the way it's still the thing for you and your best beau to go walking down the avenue after church, looking in all the store windows along the way. One of the things that will surely catch your eye is the beautiful gleaming display of 1847 Rogers Brothers in the silverware store. Now, as over a century ago, young couples fall in love at first sight with that lovely silverplate created by famous 1847. Now, as then, they make it their choice for their homes, and the reason is simple enough: it's because there's no other silverplate you can buy that's so beautiful, that's created with such imagination and exquisite craftsmanship. 1847 Rogers Brothers truly is the finest silverplate in America. And, amazingly enough, 1847 has not gone up in price since 1945. See it tomorrow, and remember: it's still the thing, as it was over a century ago, to choose the one and only 1847 Rogers Brothers.


MUSIC: FOR SECOND ACT INTRODUCTION ... THEN BEHIND NARRATOR--


NARRATOR: (SLIGHTLY POETIC) It's the night before Easter and all through the house / Not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. / The clock on the dresser has been set with care / in hope that morning will soon be there. (CONVERSATIONAL) It's getting later all the time and I think Ozzie and Harriet are still awake.


HARRIET: (TO HERSELF) I can't seem to get to sleep. (BEAT, LOW, TENSE) Ozzie? 


OZZIE: Hm?


HARRIET: The bedroom door just opened. There's somebody in the room.


OZZIE: Don't be frightened, dear. (UP, AFFECTS A COMICALLY DEEP VOICE) Who's there? ... 


DAVID: Me, Pop.


HARRIET: (RELIEVED) Oh, David, what do you want? 


DAVID: Is it time to get up yet? ... 


OZZIE: No, it isn't time yet, David. Now, go on back to bed.


RICKY: Isn't it almost time, Pop? 


HARRIET: Ricky, where'd you come from? 


RICKY: We're together! ... 


OZZIE: Now, boys, you know better than to come sneaking in like that, frightening your mother--


HARRIET: Scaring your father. ... 


OZZIE: Now go back to bed, boys. We'll call you when it's time to get up. You woke Mother and Daddy up in the middle of the night.


DAVID: Come on, Ricky. 


RICKY: Okay. Goodnight, Ma! 


HARRIET: Goodnight, Ricky. 


RICKY: Goodnight, Pa! 


OZZIE: Goodnight, Ricky. 


DAVID: Goodnight, Ma! 


HARRIET: Goodnight, David. 


DAVID: Goodnight, Pa! 


OZZIE: Goodnight, David. 


RICKY: Goodnight, Ma! ...


HARRIET: Will you boys please go back to bed?! ...


SOUND: BEDROOM DOOR CLOSES AS THE BOYS EXIT


OZZIE: (LOW, DISBELIEF) Prowling around this time of the night. (EXHALES DEEPLY) Let's go to sleep. (BREATHES HEAVILY, ALMOST SNORING)


MUSIC: TRANSITION ... GENTLE, FOR SLUMBERING


SOUND: DOORBELL BUZZES, OFF ... THEN BEHIND OZZIE--


OZZIE: (STIRS) Mmmmmm-- (AWAKES WITH A START) Ah! (GROGGY) Harriet? Harriet? (NO ANSWER) Harriet, there's somebody at the door. (NO RESPONSE) A fine time to go to sleep. ...


SOUND: OZZIE CLIMBS OUT OF BED


OZZIE: (TO HIMSELF) Where's my bathrobe? 


HARRIET: It's on the chair by the door. ... 


SOUND: DOORBELL BUZZES, OFF


MUSIC: DESCENDING TRANSITION ... FOR TRUDGING DOWN THE STAIRS


SOUND: FRONT DOOR OPENS


EMMY LOU: Hello, Mr. Nelson!


OZZIE: (WEARY) Oh, hello, Emmy Lou. What do you want? 


EMMY LOU: I found that lap robe you asked me about for the sunrise services, so I brought it over. 


OZZIE: Oh. Oh, thank you very much, Emmy Lou. You're very thoughtful. 


EMMY LOU: You are going in the morning, aren't you? 


OZZIE: Oh, of course we're going. 


EMMY LOU: Daddy'll be glad hear that.


OZZIE: What's he got to do with it? 


EMMY LOU: Well, Mr. Thornberry is betting all the men in the neighborhood a dollar that you won't get to the sunrise service, so Daddy bet on you! 


OZZIE: (BEAT) Your father is a good man, Emmy Lou. ... 


EMMY LOU: He made Mr. Thornberry give him odds. (MOVING OFF) Well, goodnight, Mr. Nelson! Remember, we're rooting for you!


MUSIC: ASCENDING TRANSITION ... FOR TRUDGING UP THE STAIRS


SOUND: BEDROOM DOOR CLOSES ... OZZIE CLIMBS INTO BED


OZZIE: (EXHALES HEAVILY, TWICE; WEARY) Are you asleep, Harriet? 


RICKY: (WIDE AWAKE) You want me to go in your room and see, Pop? ...


OZZIE: Ricky, what are you doing in my bed? 


RICKY: I'm not in your bed. You're in my bed. ...


OZZIE: (SLEEPILY) I - I gotta get some sleep. Might as well stay right here. 


RICKY: I like to sleep with you, Pop. 


OZZIE: Now, that's nice. Go to sleep now, son. 


RICKY: Goodnight, Pop.


OZZIE: Goodnight, son. (BREATHES HEAVILY, ALMOST SNORING)


MUSIC: TRANSITION ... GENTLE, FOR SLUMBERING


SOUND: INSISTENT KNOCKING AT DOOR, OFF


OZZIE: (AWAKES, SOURLY) Okay, okay.


MUSIC: DESCENDING TRANSITION ... FOR TRUDGING DOWN THE STAIRS


SOUND: FRONT DOOR OPENS


THORNY: Hello, Oz. Were you in bed?


OZZIE: (ANNOYED) Well, of course I was in bed. And I think it's a pretty cheap trick coming over here to wake me up, so I can't get up for the sunrise service, so you can collect the bets you've been makin' all over the neighborhood! Furthermore, it's the most unsportsmanlike conduct I've ever heard of in my life. Now, what do you want? 


THORNY: (QUIETLY WOUNDED) Oz, I came over to bring you the lap robe.


OZZIE: (QUIETLY) The lap robe? 


THORNY: (A LITTLE SANCTIMONIOUS) Yes. After I'd gone to bed, I remembered where I put it, so I got up, got dressed, and brought it over to you, so little Ricky would be warm in the morning. ... 


OZZIE: (CHASTENED) Thanks, Thorny. 


THORNY: Now I'll go all the way back home, go upstairs, get undressed again, and go back to bed. 


OZZIE: Well, that's nice of you, Thorny. I, er-- That is, I-- 


THORNY: Good night, Oz. Enjoy the sunrise service. ... 


MUSIC: ASCENDING TRANSITION ... FOR TRUDGING UP THE STAIRS


SOUND: BEDROOM DOOR CLOSES ... OZZIE CLIMBS INTO BED


OZZIE: (EXHALES) Move over, Ricky. 


HARRIET: Ricky?! 


OZZIE: (STARTLED) Oh - oh, I-- ... I'm sorry, Harriet. I guess I got in the wrong room. (REALIZES) No, this is the right room! ... Go to sleep, Harriet.


SOUND: OZZIE PATS HIS PILLOW A FEW TIMES, THEN PUTS HIS HEAD DOWN WITH--


OZZIE: (EXHALES HEAVILY ... PAUSE ... BREATHES HEAVILY, ALMOST SNORING) 


MUSIC: TRANSITION ... GENTLE, FOR SLUMBERING


SOUND: PHONE RINGS, OFF ... CONTINUES IN BG


OZZIE: Mmmmmm-- (AWAKES) Oh, no. 


HARRIET: The telephone.


OZZIE: Put the pillow over your head, Harriet, and you won't hear it. 


HARRIET: Oh, who could be calling at this hour? 


OZZIE: We don't have to answer it, you know. There's no law compelling a person to answer a telephone. 


HARRIET: Well, you may as well. They'll just keep on ringing.


OZZIE: All right, I'll answer it, but I won't be civil. 


MUSIC: DESCENDING TRANSITION ... FOR TRUDGING DOWN THE STAIRS


SOUND: RECEIVER UP ... DRUNK'S VOICE ON FILTER


OZZIE: Hello?


DRUNK: Hello! Have you got -- hic! -- "Mexicali Rose"? ...


OZZIE: I'm afraid you have the wrong number.


DRUNK: Oh - oh. Is this "Smiling Dan, the All-Night Music Man"?


OZZIE: No-no-no, it isn't. You have the wrong number. 


DRUNK: And you can't play "Mexicali Rose"?


OZZIE: No, definitely not!


DRUNK: (BEAT) Well, how 'bout -- hic! -- "Clancy Lowers the Boom"? ...


OZZIE: Will you please hang up and go to bed?


DRUNK: (TEARFUL) Aw, why are you so mean to me, Dan? You ought to be ashamed of yourself! (WEEPS EXTRAVAGANTLY)


MUSIC: ASCENDING TRANSITION ... FOR TRUDGING UP THE STAIRS


SOUND: BEDROOM DOOR CLOSES


HARRIET: Calm down and get to sleep, Ozzie. Those things happen.


OZZIE: (MUTTERS WITH DISGUST) "Mexicali Rose"!


HARRIET: Oh, relax, dear. You have to get some sleep. Now forget it. Goodnight. 


OZZIE: Goodnight.


SOUND: OZZIE PATS HIS PILLOW A FEW TIMES, THEN PUTS HIS HEAD DOWN WITH--


OZZIE: (EXHALES HEAVILY ... PAUSE ... BREATHES HEAVILY, ALMOST SNORING) 


MUSIC: TRANSITION ... GENTLE, FOR SLUMBERING


SOUND: ALARM CLOCK RINGS


HARRIET: Ozzie?! Ozzie, time to get up! Turn off the clock!


SOUND: ALARM CLOCK STOPS


HARRIET: (CALLS) David! Ricky! Time to get up! 


SOUND: BEDROOM DOOR OPENS


DAVID: We are up.


HARRIET: Well, hurry up and get dressed.


RICKY: We are dressed. ...


HARRIET: Well, see if you can get your father up. 


RICKY: He is up -- aren't you, Pop? (NO ANSWER) Pop?


HARRIET: (BEAT) Ozzie?


OZZIE: (SNORES)


HARRIET: Ozzie?!


RICKY: Gee! Just like horses -- he can sleep standing up! ...


MUSIC: BRISK TRANSITION


HARRIET: Well, I'm all ready if you-- (SURPRISED) Ozzie?! 


DAVID: He's been asleep on the floor there for fifteen minutes. ...


RICKY: Yeah! Look at him!


OZZIE: (SNORES) ...


HARRIET: Hold his right leg up, David. Yep, that's it. 


RICKY: I got his shirt on, but I can't button it. 


DAVID: I'll button it. You tie his shoes.


OZZIE: (HALF ASLEEP) I'll be dressed before you know it. ...


MUSIC: BRISK TRANSITION


SOUND: RUNNING AUTO INTERIOR BACKGROUND


HARRIET: It's a little chilly. 


DAVID: Gee, it's still dark out; just like nighttime. 


HARRIET: Are you sure you don't want me to drive, dear? 


OZZIE: Oh, no, I'm fine. This fresh air did the trick. 


RICKY: How much farther, Mom?


HARRIET: Oh, we're almost there now.


DAVID: When is the sun coming up? 


HARRIET: Pretty soon, David.


OZZIE: Just wait till you see it, boys. It's a beautiful sight. 


RICKY: It's awful dark out. Do you think we'll see any bears? 


DAVID: Hey, look -- there's a bonfire. 


OZZIE: Oh, yes -- so I see. I guess that's where we park.


DAVID: There's a man by the fire.


RICKY: I guess he has it to keep away the bears. 


SOUND: AUTO PULLS TO A STOP


OZZIE: (CALLS) Hello, there! Is this where we park for the sunrise services? 


SOUND: MAN'S STEPS APPROACH ON GRAVEL


MAN: (SURPRISED) Oh! Oh, yes, it is. Just park anywhere you like.


HARRIET: Where is everybody? 


MAN: Oh, you're the first ones here. 


HARRIET: How 'bout you?


MAN: Well, I've been here all night. I'm in charge of the ushers. Expect they'll be along in an hour or two. ...


OZZIE: An hour or two?


MAN: Yes! You folks are about two hours early. 


OZZIE: Two hours early? How did this happen? 


HARRIET: (RELUCTANT) Well, Ozzie, I have a confession to make. I was a little worried about your getting up on time, so I set the clock ahead an hour.


OZZIE: Aw, Harriet, I'm surprised at you. ... Of all the mean tricks. How could you do a thing--?


SOUND: DING! A LOUD, REVERBERATING BELL GOES OFF (IN OZZIE'S HEAD AS HE REALIZES)


OZZIE: ... Harriet?


HARRIET: Yes? 


OZZIE: I - I know you meant well, so I forgive you.


HARRIET: Oh, thank you, dear. ... But that only accounts for one hour. What happened to the other--? (REALIZES) Ohhhhh, so that's it. Well, I forgive you, too, dear. Now what do you think we ought to do? 


OZZIE: Well, as long as we're all wide awake, we might as well stay right here. 


DAVID: Mom?


HARRIET: Yes?


DAVID: Can we get out of the car? 


HARRIET: Well, it's a bit chilly, David. I think you'd better just sit here with Daddy and me. (INHALES) My, this morning air is refreshing, isn't it? 


OZZIE: (INHALES) Mmm, yeah, sure is. 


HARRIET: Ozzie, you aren't going to sleep, are you? 


OZZIE: No! I should say not. I'm fully awake. (EXHALES DEEPLY) What about you?


HARRIET: (YAWNS) Oh, I'm fine. ... (LENGTHY YAWN)


RICKY: (BEAT) Pop? (NO ANSWER) Pop?!


HARRIET: (SLEEPILY) What is it, dear? Daddy's asleep. 


RICKY: How does the sun come up? 


DAVID: Oh, Ricky, it doesn't really come up. 


RICKY: Then how does it get daylight?


DAVID: The sun is standing still and the world is turning around, and when it turns to our side, then it's daylight.


RICKY: Aw, you're just sayin' that! 


DAVID: I am not. 


RICKY: Mother? (NO ANSWER) Mother?!


DAVID: Mom's asleep. ... 


RICKY: How can the world be turning around? We'd get dizzy, wouldn't we, David? (NO ANSWER) David?!


DAVID: (MURMURS AND HALF-YAWNS AS HE DOZES OFF) ...


RICKY: (TO HIMSELF) Gee, I better get to sleep before some bears come around and scare me.


MUSIC: GENTLE TRANSITION


SOUND: TAPPING ON CAR WINDOW


MAN: Hey! Hey, in there! Hey! Wake up! Wake up!


OZZIE: (STIRS AND WAKES) Oh-- Oh, Harriet--? Harriet--? 


HARRIET: (WAKES) Yes, dear? (IN PAIN) Ooh, my neck! 


OZZIE: Come on, it's time for the services. 


HARRIET: Time for the services?! The services were over long ago. ... It's after eight o'clock. It's time to go home!


HARRIET: Oh, no! We missed the services? 


MAN: Yep! First ones here, last ones to go. ...


HARRIET: Oh, dear! And Easter Sunday of all times! 


OZZIE: Harriet, if we rush right home, there's still time to get ready for church! 


HARRIET: That's right! Let's get started.


SOUND: AUTO ENGINE STARTS


HARRIET: Make sure that door is closed. 


SOUND: AUTO IN GEAR ... ENGINE IN BG


RICKY: That was fun, wasn't it, David?


DAVID: Yeah! 


RICKY: Hey, Ma?


DAVID: Ricky, don't interrupt Mom while she's driving.


HARRIET: What is it, Ricky? 


RICKY: Can me and David go sometime again? 


HARRIET: (CORRECTS HIS GRAMMAR) Ricky, "David and I." 


RICKY: Okay, Mom, but if you and David go, can I go with ya, Ma? ... Huh?


HARRIET: I guess so, but don't shout so loud. You'll wake Daddy.


OZZIE: (SNORES)


MUSIC: CURTAIN


SOUND: APPLAUSE


ANNOUNCER: Ozzie and Harriet will be back in just a moment. Well, there's one thing you can say: the Nelsons tried hard and they almost made it. 


WOMAN: Well, I'd better not say anything at all, Mr. Smith, because I intended to make that sunrise service, too, and missed it myself. But I blame it all on 1847 Rogers Brothers. 


ANNOUNCER: 1847 Rogers Brothers?


WOMAN: (YES) Mm hm. Last night my husband brought me home a service for eight of 1847 as an Easter present, and I was so excited that I didn't even think about winding the clock and setting the alarm. 


ANNOUNCER: Well, gosh, it's a wonder to me you even went to bed at all. Just think: you could have stayed up all night admiring your 1847 pattern -- every one of them so unusual: "Adoration," "Eternally Yours," "First Love," "Remembrance." They're designed to suit every woman's individual taste and decorating preferences. The pattern ornaments are more highly raised, more deeply carved; exquisite in every detail. And look at those beautiful gemlike openwork knife handles -- and the extra luster and weight of each piece, too. 


WOMAN: (CHUCKLES) Well, honestly, Mr. Smith, I've never seen silverplate that has such richness in every way. It's really more like solid silver and you can hardly blame a woman for getting excited when she sees a set of 1847 on her own table.


ANNOUNCER: Oh, not a bit -- because it means she owns the best, the finest silverplate in America -- the one and only 1847 Rogers Brothers.


MUSIC: TRANSITION ... IRVING BERLIN'S "EASTER PARADE" 


HARRIET: (CALLS) Good morning, Mrs. Carter! Good morning.


MRS. CARTER: (OFF) Morning.


RICKY: (CALLS) Hi, Jimmy!


HARRIET: (CALLS) Good morning, Mrs. Johnson!


SOUND: FAMILY ENTERS HOUSE AS FRONT DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES DURING FOLLOWING--


DAVID: There sure were a lot of people at church this morning, huh? 


HARRIET: Oh, yes, quite a few, David. 


RICKY: Pop was sure quiet. He didn't say anything


HARRIET: Wait a minute. Where is your father? 


RICKY: He was walking with us.


DAVID: There he goes, down the street. He didn't turn in at our house. ... 


HARRIET: Oh, you'd better go bring him back, boys. I think Daddy's walking in his sleep!


MUSIC: THEME ... FOR CURTAIN ... THEN IN BG


SOUND: APPLAUSE 


ANNOUNCER: Tune in next week for another transcribed adventure of Ozzie and Harriet, starring Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard. 


HARRIET: And remember: America's finest silverplate is 1847 Rogers Brothers.


OZZIE: Yes, Harriet, America's finest silverplate is 1847 Rogers Brothers. 


MUSIC: OUT


ANNOUNCER: Appearing in our cast tonight were: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Barbara Nelson, John-- Brown? ... Janet Waldo, Joe Kearns, and yours truly, Verne Smith. Original music was composed and conducted by Billy May. Say, folks, have you got a pencil handy? Write down the date: April twenty-fourth. Next Sunday. What's gonna happen then? Oh, that's the surprise. But I'll give ya a hint. (CONFIDENTIALLY) On the Q.T., it's Q.L.


HARRIET: And believe me, folks, I've seen it, and it's truly beautiful. Happy Easter!


OZZIE, RICKY

& DAVID: Happy Easter!


MUSIC: THEME ... UNTIL END


SOUND: APPLAUSE ... UNTIL END

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