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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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TV-G | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(255 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

"Potsie" got his name because he loved to work with clay as a kid (he was especially fond of having made a big clay ashtray). Potsie could have also been inspired from Putsie in Grease, a similar character with similar characteristics. See more »

Goofs

The pinball machine in Arnold's Malt Shop is a Bally Manufacturing "Nip-It", which wasn't produced until 1973. See more »

Quotes

[Fonzie and Pinky have had a fight and are sitting at the dinner table]
Richie Cunningham: Dad, uh, can you come upstairs with me for a minute?
Howard Cunningham: I haven't finished my dessert yet.
Richie Cunningham: Well, you can finish it upstairs, Dad.
Howard Cunningham: What are you doing?
Richie Cunningham: Well, we have to talk.
Howard Cunningham: Talk about what?
Richie Cunningham: I... I don't know... the birds and bees.
Howard Cunningham: Oh, Richard, we already had that talk.
Richie Cunningham: [refers to the table] Yeah, and you didn't learn much.
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Alternate Versions

The syndicated version called "Happy Days Again" used an alternate version of Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" theme song. The original series used a specially-recorded version, but "Happy Days Again" used Haley's original 1954 recording. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fuller House: Here Comes the Sun (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days
(theme song)
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
Performed by Pratt and McClain
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I love Happy Days!
4 December 2004 | by DebfearnSee all my reviews

I am 14 years old and I love Happy Days- there should be more programs like it now! I am a fan of older TV shows, as well as new ones [I love Starsky and Hutch], but If I ever need cheering up- I always put Happy Days on. I think I watch at least one episode a day and it puts me in a good mood!

All the characters are fantastic- Richie, Potsie, Ralph, Joanie etc..and who could ever forget The Fonz? What I love about Fonzie is that he is so cool but is also a softie and loves his 'family' The Cunninghams so much.

Watch Happy Days- you won't regret it!

To Happy Days!


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