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)
This show isn't actually nostalgia. It's Anemoia. Anemoia is nostalgia for a time you've never known; nostalgia for a time before you were born. Most of the Happy Days viewers were not actually the Pre-Baby Boomer Eisenhower-era adults who lived through that era. It was their CHILDREN. It was GENERATION X kids; who loved to imagine what it was like being in the cool, otherworldly, fifties, even though they were too young to experience it first hand. The Waltons was also anemoia, so was Little House on the Prairie; so was Bonanza and most of the westerns that aired in the 50s; which took place in the 1800s. See more »
In the pilot episode, the diner the characters attend is called Arthur's. In all subsequent episodes, the name has changed to Arnold's. See more »
A shark? That is the *stupidest* thing I have ever heard!
Stupid, yes. Also dumb. But it is something I've gotta do.
Fonz, you're not jumping over garbage cans on a bike. You're jumping over a shark. On nothing! On a couple of little skis! One little slip and chomp! Chomp! Chomp!
Thanks a lot for your support. Look, I was challenged. I gotta jump.
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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 »
Great family sitcom born of the 70's nostalgia for the fifties, focusing on the Cunningham family of four (or was it five?). The first two to three year's worth of episodes are timeless and as good as it gets in this genre at any time. In retrospect, as Fonzie draws more attention the show becomes less entertaining, until upon Richie's departure the show becomes pointless. Not to take anything away from Fonzie, one in a long line of cool guys from James Dean and Edd Byrnes to Luke Perry and Vin Diesel; but in retrospect he was more effective in smaller doses. Also, as time goes by the ensemble seems to be playing to the audience in broad fashion rather than doing real comedy. Bosley and Ross get my vote for most enjoyable TV parents of all time.
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