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Post# 121476   1/15/2011 at 21:21 (4,699 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I had some time to kill before working my first flight yesterday, and surfed the break room tv channels and low and behold, Ozzie and Harriet was on! I haven't seen this in years, and it was a show I grew up with. Anyway, there was a scene of Harriet vacuuming with a Hoover convertible! It had a handle grip and what must have been a contrasting white handle. I'm guessing maybe a model 69? I don't know how long that show ran, but Ricky was older.

Post# 121519 , Reply# 1   1/16/2011 at 03:48 (4,699 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
Ozzie and Harriet

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The show ran from 1952 to 1966, so it should have a lot of vacuum and appliance eye candy in it! They have a table lamp episode, which I'm glad I have. If they would just come up with an uncut video release of the whole series. They cut out Rick's singing numbers.

Post# 121538 , Reply# 2   1/16/2011 at 07:21 (4,699 days old) by Crevicetool (GA )        

If I'm not mistaken - David Nelson just passed away a couple of days ago.....


Post# 121544 , Reply# 3   1/16/2011 at 07:48 (4,699 days old) by arh1953 ( River Park, in Port St. Lucie, Florida)        
David Nelson did pass

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At about age 74. I loved that show.

Post# 273189 , Reply# 4   3/23/2014 at 20:07 (3,537 days old) by Kevin (Livonia)        

Kris Nelson (Rick's wife) vacuums (Hoover Dial-A-Matic?) (Season 13, Episode 6; 21 Oct 1964, "Kris Goes to College"):

Post# 273424 , Reply# 5   3/25/2014 at 15:13 (3,535 days old) by vacuser (milford,ohio)        
rick nelson

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did not hear anything on the news about it. sorry to know this. another growing up show i enjoyed is sad.

Post# 273438 , Reply# 6   3/25/2014 at 19:00 (3,535 days old) by guido (ITALY)        

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back in 1965...

Post# 274442 , Reply# 7   4/1/2014 at 15:15 (3,528 days old) by anthony (leeds uk)        

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spotted this in an episode of ARE YOU BEING SERVED for those of you not in the UK it was a comedy show set in a department store back in the 1970s The Hoover Senior 652a in grey and white. In the program a cleaning woman is using the machine but the sound is completely wrong and the bag is not inflated the sound used reminds me of an Electrolux cylinder machine or perhaps a Goblin

Post# 274455 , Reply# 8   4/1/2014 at 19:14 (3,528 days old) by kenkart ()        
Ozzie and Harriet

Was sponsored many years by Hotpoint, If you notice She is always cooking on a TOL Hotpoint range.

Post# 274462 , Reply# 9   4/1/2014 at 19:44 (3,528 days old) by damlvr ()        
I Dream Of Jeanie

Was watching I Dream of Jeanie tonite and Tony sucked the BAD Jeanie up into the Dial A Matic and Jeanie took him to the sea and dropped him in.

Post# 275588 , Reply# 10   4/10/2014 at 20:35 (3,518 days old) by LillyLux (Oklahoma City)        
Mrs. Morgenstern's Hoover

I love the episode of "Rhoda" wherein the Morgenstern family is trying to have a discussion with Rhoda's mother, who, true to her character, has reservations on the subject at hand. So, every time someone would start to make a point, she would switch on her Hoover (model 60? 91?) and start vacuuming. When the talker gave up, she would switch it off, wait for the agitator and the motor to come to a complete stop, and say something herself. Then, before someone else could get in a word edgewise, she just turned the Hoover back on! :)

Post# 276417 , Reply# 11   4/15/2014 at 20:07 (3,514 days old) by vacuser (milford,ohio)        
tv show vac sightings

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"seinfeld" use to have a kirby but in later shows it disappeared. "walk the line" about johnny cash also had a kirby. a teresa brewer song called the hula hoop song had a lady hula hooping & vacuuming with a kirby also. a movie with karen black in it had her vacuuming on the stairs with a kirby. that's all i have for now.

Post# 276427 , Reply# 12   4/15/2014 at 23:33 (3,513 days old) by kevin (Livonia)        

Bobby Hill and Luanne Platter of KING OF THE HILL--Season 1, Episode 9, "Peggy The Boggle Champ"--first aired April 13, 1997:

Post# 276738 , Reply# 13   4/17/2014 at 15:53 (3,512 days old) by mjm0424 (Chicago suburbs)        

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Good Times featured a Hoover
#65 convertible last night.

Post# 276758 , Reply# 14   4/17/2014 at 16:29 (3,512 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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I saw "The Jack Benny Program" the other night on ME-TV. Jack comes into his house and Rochester is cleaning the living room. He's using a Hoover upright with the hose attached, going around vacuuming with the dusting brush. There was never a clear shot of the base of the vacuum cleaner so I don't know what model it was. The hose was a light-colored Duraflex hose.


Post# 277058 , Reply# 15   4/18/2014 at 21:45 (3,510 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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Now that you mention it, I remember seeing that episode many years ago, and if I remember correctly, Rochester sucks up the parakeet (or maybe it was a canary?) in the vacuum.

Post# 277880 , Reply# 16   4/23/2014 at 19:30 (3,506 days old) by mjm0424 (Chicago suburbs)        
Jack Benny

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Rochester had a Hoover #63.

Post# 277881 , Reply# 17   4/23/2014 at 19:51 (3,506 days old) by moojuiceuk (Southampton, England)        

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This episode of Steptoe & Son shows an old Junior being abused by Harold at the very start. Doesn't look very effective with the front cover missing!

Post# 278009 , Reply# 18   4/24/2014 at 12:51 (3,505 days old) by CajunVac (St. Martinville, LA)        
Ozzie and Harriet Appliances

You are correct that Harriet had top of the line Hotpoint major appliances during the run of the show, she did commercials that are saved on youtube raving about her clothes washer & dryer, and dishwasher. She had a GE triple whip mixer from the early days until about 1960 when a Sunbeam mod 12 Mixmaster took its place. They were the only married couple on television that did not have twin beds in their master bedroom. They got around the rules by never showing them both in bed together. A fully dressed Harriet brought Ozzie a cup of coffee while he was still in his PJs in bed.

Post# 281070 , Reply# 19   5/19/2014 at 12:37 (3,480 days old) by mjm0424 (Chicago suburbs)        

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Was watching an episode of "The Real McCoys,"from 1958. Kate & Luke had a double bed.They also had an Airway upright vacuum.

Post# 281090 , Reply# 20   5/19/2014 at 15:32 (3,480 days old) by Caligula (Wallingford, Connecticut)        
Ozzie and Harriet.

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Ozzie Nelson was a bandleader, and Harriet Hilliard was his lead singer. They married and went on to form the TV show. Aside from being a bandleader, Ozzie also did a series of jingles, and songs advertising several products, including Hoover vacuum cleaners. Somewhere in my files are some of these songs featuring the Hoover Constellation, and the Citation. In some cases both Ozzie and Harriet sing together, in others it's just Harriet.

These were records that my friend Billy Lipman transferred to cassette tapes and shared with the V.C.C.C. in 93. They were fantastic!

Alex Taber.

Post# 281148 , Reply# 21   5/20/2014 at 00:19 (3,479 days old) by electrolux137 (Los Angeles)        

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I was just watching "Everyone Loves Raymond." There was a scene where he came into "Ma's" house to ask her to take piano lessons. She was vacuuming with a Hoover Model 62 that appeared to have the original bag.

Post# 316809 , Reply# 22   2/25/2015 at 23:30 (3,197 days old) by ronni (USA)        

"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", Jan. 1955 episode titled "Individuality" (around 5:40).

It appears to be a G-E Model C2 (1954):

Post# 317050 , Reply# 23   2/28/2015 at 20:14 (3,194 days old) by sharkwo7 (Edinburg Texas)        
Strange Brew - last beer

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In this movie clip of Strange Brew, shows a vintage Eureka vacuum cleaner.


Post# 317359 , Reply# 24   3/3/2015 at 18:02 (3,192 days old) by Magic-Clean (FL-GA)        
Mr. Ed 1961

see Carol and Wilbur post using an Airway @ 2.45 seconds into the video. Vacuum storyline begins @ 30 second point.



Post# 317365 , Reply# 25   3/3/2015 at 19:18 (3,192 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I thought Carol and Wilbur had a Kirby, wadya know! I know Kay and Roger had a Kirby. In one episode, Ed went over to their house and brought all the furniture and etc. over to Carol and Wilbur's and there was a Kirby in the mix. Wow, I have watched wayyy too much TV over my lifetime!

Post# 317687 , Reply# 26   3/7/2015 at 06:22 (3,188 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Post# 466992 , Reply# 27   10/23/2023 at 07:49 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Just found this great clip from the Carol Burnett Show: Tim Conway plays a vacuum cleaner salesman!

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Post# 467002 , Reply# 28   10/23/2023 at 14:35 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

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What is that vacuum in the screen shot from The Golden Girls?

Post# 467010 , Reply# 29   10/23/2023 at 16:13 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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The upright in the Golden Girls screenshot is a Regina “Brush and Beat” lightweight upright.

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