Marion wants to join a dance contest but Howard and the kids think it's ridiculous. But she decides to enter with Fonzie and they spend their free time practicing. When she acts strangely because she's keeping it a secret from everybody, Howard wonders what's going on. And when Arnold who knows about it let's it slip that Marion is seeing someone else, Howard follows her. And when he sees her with Fonzie he loses it.
Did You Know?
The title is based on the phrase "Tell it to the Marines" originally with reference to Britain's Royal Marines, meaning that the person addressed is not to be believed ("tell it to the marines because the sailors won't believe you"). See more
It's obviously winter (winter coats, Potsie says "It's freezing"), but you can see leaves on the trees outside when the Cunninghams' front door opens, and a hanging basket outside Fonzie's door. See more
I don't even have to go through with this dance contest! Let's go home.
Yeah. Come on, get your coat, Richie.
Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli
Hey, now, wait a minute! I don't understand something here. I practice all week until I limp home and I gotta soak my feet. I spend 18 dollars and 50 cents on a monkey suit. Two nerds come to my room and lock me in my bathroom and start calling me names. Sherlock Holmes here, chases me and starts yelling at me. Cunningham, he, Cunningham over there, he starts threatening me with ...