Halfway through the show’s four-season run, Sharon was diagnosed with a serious medical condition. The dramatic news affected the entire family as they braced to lose her.
Ozzy was also in an ATV accident where he injured himself badly. Luckily, both parents were treated and recovered.
“The Osbournes:” Moving Day
The very first episode of the MTV program featured the mayhem of moving trucks, stuff strewn, pets adjusting. One exception: Ozzy played a song from his new album on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” More chaos moving into their Beverly Hills mansion saw the kids brawling, the pets fighting, and Ozzy having a fit because he didn’t know how to work the new TV remote.
We meet the new security guard, hired to watch over the property. After Jack set up the remote, Ozzy watched a replay of his Tonight Show performance, totally cringing out. The security guard watched it too, cringing just as much.
The Pets Drive Ozzy Mad
A lot of the drama and comedy at “The Osbournes” revolves around pets. There are cats and dogs in the mix, but they all cause problems, especially Lola, constantly triggering Ozzy.
Lola’s bad behavior even drove Sharon to hire a pet therapist.
Sharon and Dad Don Arden Scripted Reconciliation
Many fans of the show theorized that scenes of reconciliation between Sharon and her father had been heavily scripted. One instance is the time Ozzy demanded that his wife call her dad. “I strongly suggest you pick up the [freaking] phone and call him.” Then, he said he regretted it.
According to him, that was the worst thing he has ever done as now they are always on the phone with each other.
Taking the Good With the Bad
In an interview with “The Telegraph,” Ozzy memorably said of the reality show, “The good side was that it was the biggest thing since sliced bread around the world.”
However, he added that the stress of the show drove him and his kids towards substance abuse.