The Cunningham family Christmas is all set but Richie finds out Fonzie (despite being popular) is alone this holiday. So, Richie decides to ask his folks to let him join them ...but will his folks or...
No one believes Richie's claims that he not only saw a flying saucer but personally interviewed its pilot, an alien named Mork, who tried to take him back to planet Ork as an example of an average, ...
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
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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)
The Happy Days/Laverne and Shirley crossover episode appeared in 1979 at the beginning of the seventh season for both shows. The problem with this is Laverne and Shirley had flashed forward 5 years at this point; when the girls moved top Burbank at the beginning of season 7; from 1962 to about 1967. Whereas the Happy Days Gang were still stuck in 1962. So the shows have a serious timeline/logic problem and are both very anachronistic at this point. See more »
The restrooms at Arnold's restaurant have the Men's room on the left, and the Ladies' room on the right. But, in all of the shots of the guys coming into the restroom, they walk in making an immediate right. See more »
The syndicated version called "Happy Days Again" used an alternate version of Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" theme song. The original series used a specially-recorded version, but "Happy Days Again" used Haley's original 1954 recording. See more »
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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