Happy Days (1974–1984)

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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

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 Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli / ... (255 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Marion Cunningham / ... (255 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Howard Cunningham / ... (255 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Joanie Cunningham / ... (236 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Potsie Weber / ... (220 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Richie Cunningham / ... (171 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Ralph Malph / ... (168 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Al Delvecchio / ... (146 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Chachi Arcola / ... (130 episodes, 1977-1984)
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Richie Cunningham and his friend Potsie face life at Jefferson High in Milwaukee Wisconsin in the 1950s. Originally fifth-billed Fonzie moved up steadily, finally into first billing in 1980, as the thumbs-up, "Heyyy!" biker increased his own and show's popularity. Lots of changes over time as kids come and go, new series spin off, Richie and pals go to college then the army. Even marriage. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Among the differences between the show's beginnings as the "Love and the Happy Day" episode on Love, American Style (1969) and its premiere two years later as a series is that the role of Howard Cunningham originally was played by Harold Gould instead of Tom Bosley and there was no Fonzie on that episode. See more »

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The changing of the interior of the house after the second season messed up the scheme of the house. From exterior shots the driveway/garage of the Cunningham house was to the right of the front door, while from the interior sets the garage was still to the right of the front door (i.e. it would be on the left as viewed from outside). See more »

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The Fonz: [to his class]
The Fonz: Don't you understand, your brain is clay and I gotta *squeeze* it!
[class is startled]
The Fonz: [then calmly] Let me put that another way...
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Happy Days
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Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
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Addicted to old t.v.
3 June 2004 | by (Dallas Texas) – See all my reviews

I love this show. When this show first came out i wasn't even around yet, ( Early 1970s????? not sure) so i get to see it on nick at nite and i have to say I'm addicted. I love the 50s and I've always liked Fonzie. He was cool in so many different ways. He started out tough, but deep downside he was a still a kid at heart.He really did care about people. He just showed it in his own...cool way.. I'm also dying to know what happened to Chuck. t he "older cunningham" they've shouldve really done something about that. like did he go off to war and never come back? did he go to college? did he get in trouble and get sent away? did he get married and leave? I noticed in the later years Mrs C. only mentioned " we raised 2 good children Howard" 2 children??

And what happened to Fonzie's girlfriend and her little Girl? i wouldve like to see those two get married, i thought fonzie was so good with that precious little girl. Every show toward the end gets alittle stagnant. After all the writers can only write so much and you have remember that the things that are on t.v. now could never be mentioned then. And as the characters grew with the times...then new characters had to be introduced to keep the show going. i was never a big Joanie fan, but i did cry at her wedding. ( okay i always cry at weddings..even t.v. weddings) Mrs. C was my favorite t.v. mom. especially in the later years, she was so funny and so loving at the same time. i think she was more realistic than Mrs. Beaver ANYDAY. ( okay tell me who actually VACCUMMED THE HOUSE IN THEIR PEARLS? no mother i know ever dressed up to clean house!! )Yes i love old t.v shows.. I'm hooked on Nick at Nite shows....) and don't get me started on the theme songs, i drive my friends crazy lol.


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