This article is from the The Osbourne FAQ, by Mike L. with numerous contributions by others.
"First of all, all of you (media) need to stop with this Ozzy
Osbourne. This is a sad, sad family. It is a sad case. The children
are sad and the parents are sad. And this is not entertainment," he
told Access Hollywood. He said the show was the sort of comedy that
reminds people of the sort of activity they do not want in their own
lives. Even so, millions of viewers tune in to watch them
weekly. They were featured in an ad for Pepsi Twist in front of an
estimated 100 million viewers for the January 26th Superbowl.
Ozzy was also invited to the White House for dinner with The
President. Naturally internet users are flooding the Ozzy newsgroup
after having watched The Osbournes. Where fans used be able to
discuss touring, rarities and Ozzy, now they're contending with
critics and young people posting to the newsgroup in poorly thought
out messages (sigh).
Once the television show was firmly in place and everybody knew who
the Osbourne family was, they released "The Osbourne Family
Album". The Osbourne Family Album is a compilation of favourite songs
from each member of the family. The listing is as follows:
Pat Boone - "Crazy Train" Ozzy Osbourne - "Dreamer" The Kinks - "You
Really Got Me" System of a Down - "Snowblind" John Lennon - "Imagine"
The Cars - "Drive" Starsailor - "Good Souls" Dillusion - "Mirror
Image" Eric Clapton - "Wonderful Tonight" Ozzy Osbourne - "Mama, I'm
Coming Home" Ozzy Osbourne - "Crazy Train" Chevelle - "Family System".
It also featured Kelly Osbournes debut with her version of Madonna's
"Papa Don't Preach". She recorded the song with Incubus members Mike
Einziger (guitar) and Jose Pasillas (drums). Kelly originally asked
her sister Aimee if she'd record it, but Aimee declined. The song was
meant to be a theme song for the television series.