In "Mr. Diogenes," Ozzie and Harriet Nelson star as themselves in a story about a couple who have their anniversary plans upset by a radio game show.
As the episode opens, Ozzie explains how he was set up for trouble...it all started when he stepped on a scale/fortune telling machine to find out his weight. Out popped a card that predicted "Today will be the most memorable day of your life."
As Ozzie was leaving the store, an older gentleman bumped into him, and in doing so, dropped his wallet. Ozzie returned the wallet, and the man, Hector Diogenes, admitted that he had dropped it on purpose. He routinely dropped his wallet in seach of the honest man who would return it.
Diogenes then announces that Ozzie is the honest man he has been searching for and that today is the most memorable day of his life!
He then promises to reward Ozzie with the wisdom and knowledge of his ancient Greek ancestor, Diogenes the Cynic. All Ozzie has to do is memorize a book on the discourses and then return the follow morning to recite what he has learned. If he passes the test, he will be rewarded with great wealth.
Is Mr. Diogenes an honest man?
"Mr. Diogenes" was written by Harold Swanton, produced by William Spier, and directed by Norman MacDonnell. Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard starred. Also appearing were Joseph Kearns, Jeannette Nolan, John McIntire, and Sidney Miller. This episode aired on January 26, 1950.