The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Marion Cunningham / ... 255 episodes, 1974-1984
...  Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli / ... 255 episodes, 1974-1984
...  Howard Cunningham / ... 255 episodes, 1974-1984
...  Joanie Cunningham / ... 239 episodes, 1974-1984
...  Potsie Weber / ... 220 episodes, 1974-1984
...  Richie Cunningham / ... 170 episodes, 1974-1984
...  Ralph Malph / ... 168 episodes, 1974-1984
...  Al Delvecchio / ... 146 episodes, 1974-1984
...  Chachi Arcola / ... 130 episodes, 1977-1984
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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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There were 6 cast members who had red hair on this show. Chuck (Gavan Ohilery), Marion (Marion Ross), Ralph (Donnie Most), Richie (Ron Howard) and Pinky Tuscadero (Roz Kelly) all had red hair on this show. Nancy Walker also appeared as a recurring character, (Nancy) and she has red hair also. In addition to this Beatrice Colen, who played the waitress Marcia, also had reddish hair as well. That's more gingers than any other TV show; except for the Waltons where 6 of the 7 children had red hair. See more »

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The pinball machine in Arnold's Malt Shop is a Bally Manufacturing "Nip-It", which wasn't produced until 1973. See more »

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[repeated line]
The Fonz: Whoa.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Molly Shannon/Linkin Park (2007) See more »

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Happy Days
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Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
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I love Happy Days!
4 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I am 14 years old and I love Happy Days- there should be more programs like it now! I am a fan of older TV shows, as well as new ones [I love Starsky and Hutch], but If I ever need cheering up- I always put Happy Days on. I think I watch at least one episode a day and it puts me in a good mood!

All the characters are fantastic- Richie, Potsie, Ralph, Joanie etc..and who could ever forget The Fonz? What I love about Fonzie is that he is so cool but is also a softie and loves his 'family' The Cunninghams so much.

Watch Happy Days- you won't regret it!

To Happy Days!


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