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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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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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In an Emmy TV Legends Interview Marion Ross said that Erin Moran did not handle fame well. She said that her parents were unstable and unsupportive. Ross said that Erin Moran eventually succumbed to pressures and self destructive instincts that annihilate so many young actors in Hollywood as a result. She suggested that parents should not let their kids get involved in Hollywood and showbiz at all. "It's not good for the family. It isn't easy. And it isn't permanent". She said the "only child actor in Hollywood that's survived and turned out OK is Ron Howard. Name another one. I can't." See more »

Goofs

Despite several male characters being of the age where marriage was common, if not expected, they remained unmarried during the run of the series. The Fonz, Chachi, Ralph Malph and Potsie Webber were all old enough to be married (and would have been expected to BE married during the 1950s/1960s) yet they remained unmarried during the run of the series. See more »

Quotes

The Fonz: You ain't nobody until you do what you want!
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Rock Around the Clock
Written by Max Freedman and James E. Myers
Recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets
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Really good show from the 70s....less so in the 80s...
3 February 2005 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

I remember when this show was King, c. '76 or so, Tuesdays at 8pm. It was one of those shows that you watched faithfully, got into the characters, jokes, knew the punchlines beforehand every time, and talked about the day after w/ friends. Kids loved it the most, as the Fonz Was a TV hero like you don't see anymore.

I always felt that this should have ended about 5 years before it did too-when Malph and Richie left. Putting the show on in the 80's w/ Chachi as a lead, set in the '60's, Ted McGinley, etc--it was really outta gas and a shadow of its former self. If you ever see the repeats from c. '82 you know what I mean.

Happy Days was the Malachi Crunch, Fonz jumping things on his bike, swarmed by 'the chicks', Richie learning about adulthood from Fonz, and of course Mr and Mrs C offering their bemused, befuddled support. That was the show. I don't think you could make it again.

*** outta ****


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