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"Happy Days" (1974) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1974-1984

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Happy Days: Season 11: Episode 20 -- A troubled student overdoses on pills while staying overnight at Joanie's.
Happy Days: Season 11: Episode 11 -- The Fonz pleads "The Fifth" when he's accused of hitting a student.
Happy Days: Season 11: Episode 10 -- An amorous student wreaks havoc on Joanie's first teaching assignment.
Happy Days: Season 11: Episode 9 -- Howard hires Fonzie's rowdy students to build an additional bathroom.
Happy Days: Season 11: Episode 3 -- The guys take the Fonz to a singles resort after his breakup with Ashley.

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Seasons:
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Release Date:
15 January 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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Why aren't great shows like this made anymore? See more (69 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 150)

Henry Winkler ... Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli / ... (255 episodes, 1974-1984)

Marion Ross ... Marion Cunningham / ... (255 episodes, 1974-1984)

Tom Bosley ... Howard Cunningham / ... (255 episodes, 1974-1984)

Erin Moran ... Joanie Cunningham / ... (236 episodes, 1974-1984)

Anson Williams ... Potsie Weber / ... (219 episodes, 1974-1984)

Ron Howard ... Richie Cunningham / ... (171 episodes, 1974-1984)

Don Most ... Ralph Malph / ... (167 episodes, 1974-1983)

Al Molinaro ... Al Delvecchio / ... (146 episodes, 1974-1984)

Scott Baio ... Chachi Arcola / ... (130 episodes, 1977-1984)
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Series Directed by
Jerry Paris (238 episodes, 1974-1984)
Frank Buxton (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
Herb Wallerstein (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Mel Ferber (3 episodes, 1974)
George Tyne (3 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Writing credits
Garry Marshall (255 episodes, 1974-1984)
Fred Fox Jr. (29 episodes, 1977-1984)
William Bickley (17 episodes, 1974-1984)
Bob Brunner (15 episodes, 1974-1978)
Brian Levant (15 episodes, 1976-1984)
Michael Warren (13 episodes, 1975-1984)
David Ketchum (10 episodes, 1974-1980)
Joe Glauberg (10 episodes, 1976-1982)
Mark Rothman (9 episodes, 1974-1981)
Anthony DiMarco (9 episodes, 1977-1980)
Walter Kempley (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Arthur Silver (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Barry Rubinowitz (7 episodes, 1976-1982)
Bob Howard (7 episodes, 1976-1981)
Beverly Bloomberg (7 episodes, 1978-1983)
Paula A. Roth (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
Marty Nadler (6 episodes, 1975-1978)
Richard Gurman (6 episodes, 1982-1984)
Dick Bensfield (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Perry Grant (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
James Ritz (5 episodes, 1975-1978)
James Patrick Dunne (5 episodes, 1979-1982)
Ria Nepus (5 episodes, 1979-1982)
Hollace White (5 episodes, 1979-1982)
Richard Correll (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Steve Zacharias (4 episodes, 1974-1977)
Lowell Ganz (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michael Leeson (4 episodes, 1974)
Mike Weinberger (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
Fred Maio (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael Loman (4 episodes, 1979)
Nancy Steen (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
Neil Thompson (4 episodes, 1982-1984)
Bill Idelson (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
Jack Winter (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
Art Baer (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Frank Buxton (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ben Joelson (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Phil Mishkin (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Roger Garrett (3 episodes, 1977-1984)
Nancy Churnin (3 episodes, 1981-1984)
Larry Strawther (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Bobby Boswell (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jerry Rannow (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Greg Strangis (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Sid Arthur (2 episodes, 1975)
Artie Laing (2 episodes, 1975)
David W. Duclon (2 episodes, 1976)
Dixie Brown Grossman (2 episodes, 1977)
Stephanie Garman (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
Bosco McGowan (2 episodes, 1980-1982)
Cindy Begel (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Lesa Kite (2 episodes, 1980-1981)
Steve Granat (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Barry O'Brien (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Mel Sherer (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Babaloo Mandel (2 episodes, 1981)
John B. Collins (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Pamela Ryan (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Robert Pekurny (2 episodes, 1983-1984)

Series Produced by
Garry Marshall .... executive producer (255 episodes, 1974-1984)
Edward K. Milkis .... executive producer (255 episodes, 1974-1984)
Thomas L. Miller .... executive producer (255 episodes, 1974-1984)
Ronny Hallin .... producer / associate producer (148 episodes, 1977-1984)
Jerry Paris .... producer / supervising producer (123 episodes, 1976-1982)
Lowell Ganz .... supervising producer / producer (91 episodes, 1975-1982)
Anthony W. Marshall .... producer / supervising producer (74 episodes, 1975-1978)
Nick Abdo .... associate producer / producer (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
James Patrick Dunne .... associate producer (44 episodes, 1980-1982)
Richard Correll .... associate producer (44 episodes, 1982-1984)
Fred Fox Jr. .... supervising producer (44 episodes, 1982-1984)
Brian Levant .... supervising producer (44 episodes, 1982-1984)
William Bickley .... producer (39 episodes, 1974-1975)
Bob Brunner .... producer (37 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gary Menteer .... associate producer / producer (34 episodes, 1977-1980)
Walter Kempley .... producer / supervising producer (24 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ed Scharlach .... co-producer (23 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michael Warren .... associate producer (23 episodes, 1974-1975)
Mark Rothman .... producer (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... associate producer (15 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Original Music by
Frank Comstock (33 episodes, 1975-1978)
Pete King (26 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ben Lanzarone (24 episodes, 1978-1980)
Dan Foliart (20 episodes, 1981-1984)
Tim Simon (18 episodes, 1980-1981)
Howard Pearl (9 episodes, 1981-1984)
Charles Fox (8 episodes, 1974-1978)
Michael Leonard (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert G. Hager (168 episodes, 1977-1984)
William Norton (46 episodes, 1975-1977)
Richard A. Kelley (39 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ed Cotter (68 episodes, 1975-1984)
Larry Breslow (28 episodes, 1980-1982)
Robert James Kern (17 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jerry Dronsky (12 episodes, 1974-1975)
Robert Paltz (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
George R. Rohrs (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Rod Stephens (2 episodes, 1974)
Carl Mahakian (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert P. Seppey (2 episodes, 1978-1983)
 
Series Casting by
Bobby Hoffman (140 episodes, 1978-1984)
Pat Harris (88 episodes, 1974-1977)
Marsha Kleinman (49 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ronny Hallin (5 episodes, 1978)
Gary Menteer (5 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
Monty Elliott (225 episodes, 1974-1984)
Serge Krizman (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
Herman F. Zimmerman (4 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Anthony D. Nealis (216 episodes, 1975-1984)
Harry Gordon (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ira Bates (5 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Makeup Department
Shirley Gilbert .... hair stylist (216 episodes, 1975-1984)
Bruce Hutchinson .... makeup artist (211 episodes, 1975-1984)
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1983-1984)
Dana Nye .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Management
Henry J. Lange Jr. .... unit production manager (88 episodes, 1980-1984)
Rusty Meek .... unit production manager (58 episodes, 1977-1980)
Norm Gray .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
William Cairncross .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jack Lannan .... unit production manager (10 episodes, 1974-1975)
John Thomas Lenox .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Paul Rapp .... unit production manager (5 episodes, 1977)
Rowe Wallerstein .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harriette Regan .... first assistant director (88 episodes, 1980-1984)
Richard Bremerkamp .... assistant director / first assistant director (20 episodes, 1977-1980)
Norm Gray .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1975-1976)
Andrew McCullough .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1978-1980)
Merri D. Howard .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1983-1984)
Reuben L. Watt .... assistant director / second assistant director (8 episodes, 1976-1981)
Rowe Wallerstein .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jules Lichtman .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1980-1981)
R.J. Stone .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Claude Binyon Jr. .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1974)
Bob Scrivner .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1974)
Paul Rapp .... second unit director (3 episodes, 1977)
Stephen Cragg .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1978)
Bill Lukather .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1974)
Barbara Searles .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1976)
Leonard S. Smith Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Art Department
Eugene S. Kelley .... construction coordinator (67 episodes, 1974-1977)
Louis Zamora .... labor foreman (20 episodes, 1979-1980)
Margaret Mazzola .... set dressing (4 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Sound Department
Jim Ford .... sound mixer (89 episodes, 1980-1984)
James H. King .... sound effects editor / sound editor (28 episodes, 1975-1977)
Stanley Paul .... sound editor (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Gene Wahrman .... sound editor (11 episodes, 1978-1980)
Richard Adams .... sound editor / sound effects editor (10 episodes, 1977-1978)
Doug Gray .... sound editor (5 episodes, 1984)
George Watters II .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1980)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (1 episode, 1975)
 
Series Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James V. King .... camera operator (57 episodes, 1974-1977)
Michael Hofstein .... assistant camera (51 episodes, 1978-1980)
Sam Rosen .... camera operator (39 episodes, 1974-1975)
Calvin A. Maehl .... gaffer (21 episodes, 1978-1979)
Richard Debolt .... camera & mechanical design (16 episodes, 1974)
Ray DeVally Jr. .... camera coordinator (15 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Casting Department
Ronny Hallin .... casting consultant / casting coordinator (97 episodes, 1978-1983)
Millie Gusse .... casting supervisor (24 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mickey Sherrard .... costumer: men (165 episodes, 1977-1984)
Oda Groeschel .... costumer: women (66 episodes, 1981-1984)
Vi Alford .... costumer: women (26 episodes, 1977-1981)
Robert Harris Jr. .... costumer: men (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Editorial Department
Hal White .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Music Department
Charles Fox .... composer: theme music / composer: additional music (221 episodes, 1974-1984)
Norman Gimbel .... lyricist: theme music (221 episodes, 1974-1984)
Stephen M. Rowe .... music editor (66 episodes, 1981-1984)
Bennett Salvay .... music coordinator (44 episodes, 1981-1983)
Martin Weiss .... music editor (35 episodes, 1974-1977)
Steve Danforth .... music editor (17 episodes, 1978-1981)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (16 episodes, 1974)
Jerry MacDonald .... music editor (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Frank Comstock .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Chips Swanson .... music editor (2 episodes, 1977)
Chip Yaras .... music editor (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (6 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Other crew
Phil Perez .... technical coordinator / technical director (140 episodes, 1978-1984)
William Bickley .... executive script consultant / story consultant / ... (77 episodes, 1976-1984)
Michael Warren .... executive script consultant / story consultant / ... (77 episodes, 1976-1984)
Paula A. Roth .... executive story consultant (66 episodes, 1981-1984)
Bob Brunner .... executive story consultant / story consultant / ... (51 episodes, 1974-1978)
Fred Fox Jr. .... executive story editor / story editor / ... (51 episodes, 1976-1982)
Robert Pekurny .... program consultant (51 episodes, 1981-1984)
Mark Rothman .... executive script consultant / creative consultant / ... (46 episodes, 1975-1982)
Joe Glauberg .... script consultant / executive story consultant / ... (35 episodes, 1975-1978)
Marty Nadler .... script consultant / executive story editor / ... (31 episodes, 1975-1979)
Babaloo Mandel .... story consultant (29 episodes, 1980-1982)
Dorothy Aldworth .... script supervisor (26 episodes, 1977-1981)
Lowell Ganz .... executive script consultant / executive consultant (25 episodes, 1975-1976)
Anthony W. Marshall .... production consultant / production executive (23 episodes, 1979-1984)
Bob Howard .... story editor (22 episodes, 1978-1981)
Judy Hallin .... assistant to associate producer (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Walter Kempley .... executive script consultant / script consultant (19 episodes, 1977-1980)
Ray DeVally Jr. .... technical coordinator / technical director (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
Brian Levant .... story editor / executive story consultant / ... (13 episodes, 1977-1978)
Sandy Nelson .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1981-1984)
Patti Bereyso .... assistant to executive producers / assistant to executive producer / ... (12 episodes, 1974-1975)
Beverly Bloomberg .... story editor (11 episodes, 1978-1980)
Robert L. Boyett .... creative consultant (11 episodes, 1979-1981)
John B. Collins .... story editor / program consultant (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
Richard Gurman .... story editor (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
Milt Josefsberg .... executive consultant (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
Nancy Steen .... story editor (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
Neil Thompson .... story editor (10 episodes, 1982-1984)
Nick Abdo .... production consultant / assistant to producer / ... (8 episodes, 1974-1977)
Larry Strawther .... story editor (8 episodes, 1982-1984)
Anthony DiMarco .... executive story consultant (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
David Ketchum .... executive story consultant (7 episodes, 1979-1980)
Bruce Lansbury .... vice president: creative affairs / vice president: Creative Affairs (5 episodes, 1974)
Arthur Silver .... story editor / executive story consultant (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Fred Maio .... program consultant (5 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michael Loman .... story editor (4 episodes, 1978)
Bill Idelson .... story consultant (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michael Leeson .... story consultant (3 episodes, 1974)
Ronny Hallin .... assistant to executive producer (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sam Greenbaum .... story editor (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Buz Kohan .... story consultant (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
David W. Duclon .... story editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Bob Thompson .... choreography by (2 episodes, 1979-1981)
Gabrielle James .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1981)
D'Janine King-Lasky .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1984)
 

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30 min (255 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-18 (2007) (DVD) (self applied) | Singapore:PG | USA:TV-G

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Trivia:
It was originally intended that Potsie would be Richie's best friend, showing him the ropes of young adulthood. The viewer response to Fonzie was so strong, though, that the writers' focus shifted, and Fonzie took Potsie's place.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In one episode, the Cunninghams are on their way to the movies. When Ralph asks them what they are going to see Joanie tells him they are going to see Psycho (1960). However, the episode is set in 1957, three years before it the film premiered.See more »
Quotes:
Jenny Piccalo:I wouldn't miss this for a weekend with the Green Bay Packers as their towel girl!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Rock Around the ClockSee more »

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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Why aren't great shows like this made anymore?, 5 July 2000
Author: Monika-5 from United States

I've always thought Happy Days is one of the best shows ever. It was cool, the Cunninghams were great, as was the Fonz, Potsie and Ralph. In later years the love of Joanie and Chachi made the show worthwhile viewing after Richie and Ralph left.

The final season's two two-part episodes were great: the one where Richie comes home, then leaves to be a screenwriter in California (the last scene in that episode always makes me tear up) and the final episodes where Fonzie moves out and Joanie and Chachi get married. Also I loved the episode where Joanie had the crush on Potsie after he sings to her.

The cast and crew truly made Happy Days wonderful. They all had great chemistry, and this show is SO much funnier and better than all the junk shows that are on the air now.

I loved the joke Jay Leno told in a 1997 monolgue about prospective Presidential canidates Dan Quayle and Al Gore: "It's kind of like a race between Ralph Malph and Potsie on Happy Days, isn't it???"

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