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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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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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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

In one episode the Cunninghams are coming out of a theater playing The Music Man (1962) when Mrs. Cunningham comments that the little boy in the movie looks just like Richie (Ron Howard) when he was little. Mr. Cunningham replies that she's being silly and that the boy in the film looks nothing like Richie. In fact, Howard did indeed play the little boy, Winthrop Paroo, in the film, when he was eight years old. See more »

Goofs

Despite more than 50% of the American public smoking during that era, none of the primary cast smoked regularly. There was an episode where Joanie (Erin Moran) did take up smoking;however she was discouraged from this by her parents and friends, which would have been the opposite reaction that people during the series' setting eras would have had. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ralph Malph: I've still got it!
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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 »

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Referenced in The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #2.13 (1976) See more »

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Happy Days
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Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
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The Fonz and Others.
7 June 2004 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

"American Graffiti"-styled television show that ran a decade (1974-1984) and completed a mind-blowing 255 episodes in all. The show followed the Cunningham family (father Tom Bosley, mother Marion Ross, son Ron Howard and daughter Erin Moran) in Milwaukee throughout the 1950s. Howard, his friends (Don Most and Anson Williams) and their misadventures with school and girls dominated the show's story-lines early on. Would-be motorcycle tough guy punk Henry Winkler (aka Fonzie) stole the show from minute one and he was the main reason why the show survived so long. Cast departures (Howard, Most and diner owner Pat Morita) and additions (Ted McGinley, Scott Baio, Al Molinaro and Morita again) did nothing to change ratings as the show consistently stayed high on the Nielsen scale. Also the father of two lesser spin-offs ("Laverne & Shirley" and "Joanie Loves Chachi"), "Happy Days" proved that one amazing character (Fonz) could basically carry a program's list of shortcomings. 4 stars out of 5.


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