The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1945)|
Big Band leader Ozzie Nelson and his wife, singer Harriet Nelson (née Hilliard) launched their radio careers on October 8, 1944, moving to television on October 10, 1952, staying until September 3, 1966. In one early radio episoide Ozzie is initiated into "The Amiable and Antique Order of Prehistoric Monsters." No mention is made of the freemasons but several others get a mention.
Harriet : "Your father's just being initiated into a secret organization tonight."
David : "Gosh, Another one, Pop?"
Harriet : "That was exactly my reaction, David. It isn't enough that your father is a member of six or seven lodges already. Now he has to...."
Ozzie : "Please, Harriet! After all!"
David : "What's the name of this one, Pop?"
Ozzie : "David, the name of an organization is comparatively unimportant.
Harriet : "Hey, come to think of it, you didn't tell me either. What is the name of it?
Ozzie : "Harriet, you judge an organization by its members, by its background, and by its good fellowship."
Harriet : "Ozzie, what is the name of the organization?"
Ozzie : "The Amiable and Antique Order of Prehistoric Monsters."
Harriet : "Goodness, dear, this is getting to be a little frightening. You're already an Elk, a Moose and an Eagle. Now you're going to be a Monster."
Ozzie attends the meeting where "Brother Triceratops" knocks three times outside the door of the lodge and is answered by "Most Excellent Z" who takes Ozzie into the "Mighty tyrannosaurus Rex".
The lodge hall is also the scene of episode 187 "Crystal Ball" (Airdate 49/03/06).
Episode 42, "Lodge of Unicorns" Airdate : 16 September 1945. Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Joel Davis, Henry Blair, Verne Smith (announcer), The King Sisters. 29:42. ia331304.us.archive.org