Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.
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
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As the Fonz's character became more popular, network executives insisted that he had to be seen combing his hair, to show his respectability. Henry Winkler argued against doing this, saying it would make the Fonz look like an ordinary hoodlum. On the spur of the moment, Winkler made up the gag where the Fonz goes to comb his hair, looks in the mirror, and shrugs as if to say, "Ayyy, my hair's perfect. I don't need to comb it!" The gag got a big laugh from the studio audience, and became a Fonzie trademark. Later in the series, Fonzie showed Richie his comb and said, "Do you know I have had this comb for nine years, and it has never once touched my hair." See more »
When Richie becomes involved in politics, he has a 50-star (1960) American flag. See more »
[in the final scene of the final episode, Howard proposes a toast]
Well, what can I say? Both of our children are married now and they're starting out to build lives of their own. And I guess when you reach a milestone like this you have to have to reflect back on, on what you've done and, and what you've accomplished. Marion and I have not climbed Mount Everest or written a great American novel. But we've had the joy of raising two wonderful kids, and watching them and their friends grow up ...
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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.
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