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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In one episode, Fonzie gets a visit from his idol, the Lone Ranger...As he leaves, he gives Fonzie a silver bullet. The Lone Ranger's trademark. The Lone Ranger was played by John Hart, who played the Lone Ranger in the 1950's along with Clayton Moore. See more »

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Many of social stances and character beliefs expressed on the program represent the 1970s/1980s filming dates of the series, rather than its 1950s/1960s setting of the series. This includes a noticeable lack of racial prejudice in later episodes, women being viewed as equals and no one expressing anti-gay sentiments. See more »

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Jenny Piccalo: I wouldn't miss this for a weekend with the Green Bay Packers as their towel girl!
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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 See 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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