Love, American Style (1969–1974)
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Love and the Happy Days/Love and the Television Set 

An American family of the 1950s gets their first television. The teenage son Ritchie and his friend Potsie assume it can be used as a chick magnet. This was a precursor to the Happy Days series.

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Garry Marshall, R.S. Allen (segment) | 1 more credit »
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Episode credited cast:
John Astin ... Rex Bickers (segment "Love and the Newscasters")
Carl Ballantine ... Chicken Little (segment "Love and the Newscasters")
Nellie Burt Nellie Burt ... Grandma (segment "Love and Happy Days")
Ed Cambridge ... Mr. Dickerson (segment "Love and Happy Days") (as Edmund Cambridge)
Ric Carrott Ric Carrott ... Chuck Cunningham (segment "Love and Happy Days")
Jackie Coogan ... Uncle Harold (segment "Love and Happy Days")
Ronda Copland Ronda Copland ... Teresa (segment "Love and Happy Days")
Gary Durbin Gary Durbin ... First Boy (segment "Love and the Newscasters")
Harold Gould ... Howard Cunningham (segment "Love and Happy Days")
Virginia Gregg ... Mrs. Nestrock (segment "Love and Happy Days")
Todd Gross Todd Gross ... Second Boy (segment "Love and the Newscasters")
Sheila Jo Guthrie Sheila Jo Guthrie ... Corrine Delarosa (segment "Love and Happy Days")
Lillian Hayman Lillian Hayman ... Gloria (segment "Love and the Newscasters")
Ron Howard ... Richie Cunningham (segment "Love and Happy Days") (as Ronny Howard)
Ruta Lee ... Louise Freeman (segment "Love and the Newscasters")
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An American family of the 1950s gets their first television. The teenage son Ritchie and his friend Potsie assume it can be used as a chick magnet. This was a precursor to the Happy Days series.

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Comedy | Romance

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The segment "Love and the Happy Days" was an unsold pilot. The success of American Graffiti (1973) convinced ABC to pick it up as the series Happy Days (1974). See more »

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Followed by Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion (2005) See more »

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A Brief Sketch
13 June 2016 | by mydtrendSee all my reviews

In one brief sketch in Love, American Style, two young men are pushing a big brass bed in the middle of a city street and one says to the other, "Now when we meet the girls, just act natural". This never ceases to crack me up. I'm old enough to have seen the original show and I loved it and never missed an episode and I don't remember any of the other skits but this one stuck in my head. I just wish it could be shown again nowadays. The brass bed was featured in several episodes and many of the sketches could have resulted in spin-offs. Nowadays comedies are popular and I wish I could suggest to TV producers that they consider reviving this one.


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