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Happy Days 

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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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
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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)

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Comedy | Family | Music

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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)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

When the show started network executives objected to Fonzie's leather jacket, saying it seemed to endorse punks and criminal activities. They insisted he wear a windbreaker instead. Gary Marshall convinced network executives that Fonzie was wearing his leather jacket for safety reasons while riding his motorcycle. The ABC executives relented by saying he could wear his jacket as long as he was driving his bike. Marshall then told Happy Days writers never to have Fonzie on-screen unless he was riding his motorcycle, which allowed him to wear his leather jacket 24/7. The character surged in popularity during this period, and network executives soon lost their trepidation with the jacket. See more »

Goofs

The stairs to Fonzie's apartment appear to be located on the left hand side of the garage.But people appear to enter the top of the stairs from the opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

[Fonzie's feet are sore from dancing and needs to be held up]
Fonzie: Aaaay, I'm up and moving!
Richie Cunningham: You're in La-La land, Fonz.
Fonzie: Let me tell ya, it's a lot of fun in La-La land!
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Alternate Versions

Two versions of the episode that introduced Robin Williams as Mork from Ork were broadcast. Initally, the episode ended with Ritchie waking up from a dream and seeing Robin Williams as an earthling. When the episode was rerun, this was replaced by a scene tying the episode into the new "Mork and Mindy" (1978) TV series. Most syndicated prints do not have the Mork and Mindy ending. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Arrested Development: Altar Egos (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock Around the Clock
Written by Max Freedman and James E. Myers
Recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets
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A Classic Like a '57 Chevy
19 June 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This was one of the greatest shows of the 1970's. Many people think of it as a simple comedy, but in the early years the series tackled some serious issues such as racism and nuclear war. The strength of the show was the friendship between Richie and Fonzie. The chemistry between Ron Howard and Henry Winkler made this show a classic. Unfortunately, after Howard left, they tried to keep the show going by focusing on Joanie and Chachi and that was when the show began to go downhill. However, just ignore the final years of the show and pay attention to the early years.


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