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Happy Days 

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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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Garry Marshall
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1984   1983   1982   1981   1980   1979   … See all »
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 / ... 239 episodes, 1974-1984
Anson Williams ...  Potsie Weber / ... 220 episodes, 1974-1984
Ron Howard ...  Richie Cunningham / ... 170 episodes, 1974-1984
Don Most ...  Ralph Malph / ... 168 episodes, 1974-1984
Al Molinaro ...  Al Delvecchio / ... 146 episodes, 1974-1984
Scott Baio ...  Chachi Arcola / ... 130 episodes, 1977-1984
Lynda Goodfriend Lynda Goodfriend ...  Lori Beth Allen / ... 78 episodes, 1977-1984
Ted McGinley ...  Roger Phillips 61 episodes, 1980-1984
Cathy Silvers ...  Jenny Piccalo 55 episodes, 1980-1984
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Storyline

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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"Rock Around the Clock" and "Mona Lisa" were on the Hit Parade...Uncle Miltie was a household word...people held each other while dancing...the D.A. was a hairstyle...and everybody liked Ike. Those were the days of the 1950's...filled with innocence and the promise of even better days to come. (season 1)

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Originally there were three Cunningham children. The eldest, Chuck, was phased out of the show (supposedly, he went off to college on a basketball scholarship), because according to Garry Marshall, "we realized that Fonzie was really the 'big brother' character the show needed". In the final episode, Howard comments that he's proud of his "two kids". See more »

Goofs

Ralph drives a 1964 red Mustang in 1959 when Mustang's weren't invented. See more »

Quotes

[watching a Chicago Bears football game in 1956]
Ralph Malph: That Bears quarterback is no good. He's washed up. He's 30.
Richie Cunningham: That's ridiculous. George Blanda still has a few more good years left.
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Alternate Versions

The series' original syndication run was known as "Happy Days Again" from the late 1970's to mid 1980's. This was done to distinguish the reruns from the first run episodes aired on ABC at the time. The series' was reissued in the late 1980's-early 1990's as "Happy Days". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Weeds: Where the Sidewalk Ends (2009) See more »

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Good at first..then downhill
1 January 2003 | by ridgerunner773See all my reviews

I guess I'm like most people. The first couple of years of Happy Days were terrific but then things went downhill. The show shouldn't have made Fonzie into such an unbelievable character. In the first couple of seasons he was just kind of a greaseball who was on the outskirts then they made him into some kind of superhuman character who could do no wrong. It took away any semblance of reality. Also whatever happened to Chuck (the older brother). If they wanted to get rid of him they should have come up with some kind of excuse instead of just forgetting about him.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Family in Town See more »

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Runtime:

(255 episodes)

Color:

Color
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