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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Richie and Joanie originally had an older brother, Chuck, who vanished without explanation. Now when a character is dropped from a series with no explanation given, it is known as "Chuck Cunningham Syndrome." See more »

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In his first appearance, Mork is looking at an episode of The Andy Griffith Show. However, the episode takes place in 1959, and the Andy Griffith Show didn't premiere until a year later in 1960. See more »

Quotes

The Fonz: [Marion has just told off the Fonz and stormed out of the room] I'm gonna hit her.
Howard Cunningham: No, you're not gonna hit my wife.
The Fonz: Then I'll hit you!
Howard Cunningham: You're not gonna hit my son.
The Fonz: Then I'll hit you!
Richie Cunningham: You're not gonna hit my father either.
The Fonz: Well I gotta hit somebody. You know where Potsie is?
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Referenced in 30 Rock: Rosemary's Baby (2007) See more »

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Rock Around the Clock
Written by Max Freedman and James E. Myers
Recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets
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These days are aaaaaalllllll...
10 February 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The enormously iconic television show that entered "The Fonz" (Henry Winkler) into the records of Americana culture. The TV show lasted ten years, from 1974 - 1984, despite its absurdity and silly ideas. (Kids like Fonzie would never have hung out with characters like Richie [Ron Howard], but who cares? It's good fun.)

This is a fun TV show that I used to watch as a kid on Nick-at-Night. When it's on I still enjoy watching it. Unlike, say, "The Brady Bunch," this show actually gains a great deal of laughter from its corniness--not tired shrugs and grimaces from the viewers.

5/5 - one of my favorite shows of all time.

  • John Ulmer



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