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. 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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15 January 1974 (USA)  »

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Fonzie's nickname for Joanie Cunningham was "Shortcake". See more »

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In one episode set in 1962, the song "I Get Around" by The Beach Boys is heard playing on the jukebox. That song wasn't released until 1964. See more »

Quotes

[Fonzie and Pinky have had a fight and are sitting at the dinner table]
Richie Cunningham: Dad, uh, can you come upstairs with me for a minute?
Howard Cunningham: I haven't finished my dessert yet.
Richie Cunningham: Well, you can finish it upstairs, Dad.
Howard Cunningham: What are you doing?
Richie Cunningham: Well, we have to talk.
Howard Cunningham: Talk about what?
Richie Cunningham: I... I don't know... the birds and bees.
Howard Cunningham: Oh, Richard, we already had that talk.
Richie Cunningham: [refers to the table] Yeah, and you didn't learn much.
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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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Better in the beginning
12 May 2000 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

When Happy Days aired, I was in grade school, and like all the kids in my day, I loved "The Fonz" and his "cool" image and what it represented. Of course, ratings are ratings, and the Fonzie became the dominant figure in the show.

Now, as I've watched the reruns on "Nickelodean", I have to admit that the show was of much better quality in its early episodes. It truly was a "family" show with a moral at the end of each episode, without being preachy. It seems that in those early episodes (the first year or year and a half), the show truly did capture the 50's suburban lifestyle.

Once Fonzie became the focus, it does seem now that the show got kind of silly and unbelieveable, and saturated by "Fonzie." Of course, it's not quality of writing that keeps shows alive, unfortunately, and I realize that the show wouldn't have survived as long as it had if it had kept its earlier format. Still, I do greatly enjoy those early episodes when I watch them.


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