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TV Shows - Happy Days

Happy Days is an American television sitcom that originally aired from 1974 to 1984 on ABC. The show presents an idealized vision of life in 1950s and early 1960s America. The family consists of Howard Cunningham, a hardware store owner, his homemaker wife Marion and the couple's two children, Richie, an optimistic if somewhat naive teenager, and Joanie, Ritchie's sweet but feisty younger sister. The Cunninghams also had an older son named Chuck, a character who disappeared during the second season. The earlier episodes revolve around Richie and his friends, Potsie Weber, Ralph Malph and local dropout Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli, but as the series progressed, "Fonzie" proved to be a favourite with viewers and soon more story lines were written to reflect his growing popularity. Soon Fonzie befriended Richie and the Cunningham family. The focus would also occasionally shift to other additional characters, such as Fonzie's cousin Chachi, who became a love interest for Joanie Cunningham. This long-running show spawned several other television series, including Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, and Joanie Loves Chachi.

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1 Fonzie Jumped The Shark Lame Attempt To Reinvigorate Show
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2 Richie and Ralph Lost Two Central Characters
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3 Filmed Before Studio Audience Suddenly All The Performers Screamed Their Lines
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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5 New Characters, Later Seasons characters were bad- KC, Flip, Jenny Picalo, etc.
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6 Exit stage left Richie
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7 Singing Potsie sounds like the whitest person in the world
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8 Never Boned Still rocks.
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9 Exit Stage Left... Chuck Cunningham
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10 Ralph's Parents Divorce Beginning of the end. 70s themes in 50s show.
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11 Ted McGinley Replaced Ron Howard
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12 Al Delvecchio Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah...
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13 A very special... Al moves to Mississippi
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14 When Fonzie boned the fish. Do I really need a reason?
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15 A very special... Al goes to Mississippi
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16 New kid in town Chachi
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17 Breakout Character: The Fonz Show focused more on the Fonz instead of others
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18 Theme Song Changes Rock Around the Clock was the Better Theme
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19 Spinoff Joanie and Chachi
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1 I thought that Henry Winkler selling reverse mortgages was the most pathetic, depressing thing ever until last night when I saw Anson Williams shilling something called Im Dead Now What. Heres the ad: https://youtu.be/3Sjuu6U9v-w -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on January 24, 2016, 1:38 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 After Ron Howard and Don Most left, most every show either focused on Fonzie or Fonzie riding to the resuce of one of the other characters when they were in trouble, or him playing the role of moralist showing someone the err of their ways. Also, the on again, off again relationship of Joannie and Chachi was boring. And, of course, the introduction of Ted McGinley. -- Submitted By: (sportboy6) on July 1, 2015, 7:05 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 "Remember Spike? -- Submitted By: (JTScomments)" Or as I like to call him "Proto-Chachi" -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on September 19, 2014, 11:59 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Eyyyyyyyy! I ride my chopper, so I can ride a bull too. Eyyyyyy! -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 10, 2014, 12:18 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Jump time came when Fonzie tried convincing us that he had a library card and that everybody who was cool should have a library card. What the hell was reading anyway, Dick and Jane? The guy dropped out in the second grade!!!!! -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 10, 2014, 12:17 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Remember Spike? -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 10, 2014, 12:16 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 The episode where Richie gets in a motorcycle accident- he's in a coma and they don't know if he'll make it. Fonzie prays for him, and Richie comes out of it. Thing is, next week Richie is just fine and everybody seems to have forgotten he was in a near-fatal crash... -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 10, 2014, 12:16 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I loved the show when it first started. It was very '50's, which was the big thing in the mid-seventies. Everyone looked the part of being in the 50's. The clothing, hair styles, etc. Then, it suddenly looked as if they were all living in the '70's and '80's. It then seemed like a show that was taking place in the seventies and lost the appeal. When they brought on those 2 sisters, Pinky and Leather, I could not believe it! What woman wore leather pants in the 50's! Especially tight leather pants! -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 10, 2014, 12:15 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 The Flashback episode when Richie met Fonzie and they were to meet in the alley to have a fight. The premise was Richie was explaining to Chachi that it was not cool to be in a gang. Richie then convinces Fonzie to quit his gang. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 10, 2014, 12:15 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 The show jumped the shark long before Fonz jumped the shark. The exact moment was the episode where Ralph, Richie and Potsie pretended to be 3 Tunesian Camel Jockey's (Before PC of course) hitting on 3-girls while camping. It was actually a pretty good episod until Fonz bails them out for some reason and then he camps down in the woods and can't sleep because of assorted crickets and owls and other creatures in the woods making noise - he sits up and says "cool it" and there is absolute silence. I think that was his first superhuman deed. -- Submitted By: (JTScomments) on September 10, 2014, 12:13 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Jumped/boned big time when the focus, and premise, of the show shifted from three 1950's high school pals to their stereotyped, but extremely PC, greaser friend. -- Submitted By: (jgf) on May 29, 2014, 3:24 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I've been watching these on TV recently and have to agree with that the show really started to suck at season 3. The switch to the live studio audience was certainly annoying, and many of the 3rd-string characters just vanished without explanation, like Chuck and the waitresses at Arnold's. The shift of focus to The Fonz began here. Almost every episode was about Fonzie having to do something out of his comfort zone, but succeeding and proclaiming new experience "cool". The Fonz got watered down and preachy. "Wearing glasses is cool!" etc. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 24, 2013, 6:52 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Potise singing is the indicator of the decline. An actor trying to use the show's popularity to start a recording career. He forgot one thing - HE CAN'T SING!!! -- Submitted By: (davev) on April 24, 2013, 6:01 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
14 A correction, Greg. In Happy Days, Fonzie never got married. Heather O'Rourke played the daughter of a woman (Ashley Pfister) that Fonzie fell in love with and decided to go steady with. Ashley was played by actress Linda Purl. Linda also was on Happy Days in a recurring role (Gloria, Richies girlfriend) during the second season. The first and second seasons were the best seasons of Happy Days before they changed the show to a three camera set up, filming before a live audience. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on February 6, 2013, 7:37 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
15 Just saw an episode from 1978 - on a local retro station - where Fonzie goes blind from being hit with a tray. This was a couple of seasons after the show jumped the fish, so one would not expect much. It was a surprise, though, just how horrid the writing was. The next episode aired was when Henry Winkler's character rode a bull to save some kind of a dude ranch owned by Marion's "Uncle Ben." By this time, the shows were centering more and more on the ridiculous Fonzie while everyone else was pretty much pushed to the back burner. Later, the show went into a complete nosedive as Richie joined the Army and Fonz got married and had Heather O'Rourke. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on January 10, 2013, 7:27 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 If Rock Around The Clock isn't the opening theme of the ep you're watching, don't bother. Maybe that's harsh. Some season 2 eps were OK, but once the audience started cheering for characters (mostly Fonz) when they first appear on camera, it became a giant stroke-off fest. I still LOL at "Potsie and His Raiders" from the stolen bike season 1 ep. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on June 12, 2012, 4:35 pm - (4 votes) - Login to Vote
17 As the show went on, Fonzie lost his hard edge and became too nice. When he entered the ballroom dance contest with Ms. Cunningham, I tuned out. -- Submitted By: (HailHail) on August 9, 2011, 6:41 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
18 or Bone the Fish, which I forgot to add to my last post. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 7:19 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
19 Happy Days seems like a forefather to a lot of stuff that exist for TV shows today, like the Chuck Cunningham sydome when a one of the main characters or somebody related to the main characters leaves with little or no explation and for next seasons acts like that characters never existed at all. Obviously Jumping the Shark is also one of them. Also a minor character or a guest star become the main character like Fonzie and Urkel. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 7:16 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
20 Richie and Fonzie's interaction and Ron Howard and Henry Winkler's chemistry is what made the show, when the link was severed, that was that. -- Submitted By: (jonkaplanseaver) on May 9, 2011, 2:57 pm - (5 votes) - Login to Vote

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