"The Osbournes" Made Their MTV Debut 17 Years Ago Today

On March 5, 2002, MTV launched the first episode of "The Osbournes". The early foray into Reality T.V. starred Ozzy Osbourne, Wife Sharon and their kids Kelly and Jack. Their oldest daughter Aimee had refused to be part of the show.

It gave longtime Ozzy Fans (and thousands of new ones) an up close and personal look inside the Prince of Darkness' household and life on the road. The family of Rock Royalty squabbled, bickered, made us laugh and swore.....A LOT. I don't know what the Editors and Producers of the show got paid but they earned every cent. The Osbournes antics wound up being a big hit with viewers for four years. Not only did the show achieve the highest ratings in MTV history, it also scored an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program that same year. Watch the debut episode below. WARNING: NSFW Language

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