The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

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 Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli / ... (255 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Marion Cunningham / ... (255 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Howard Cunningham / ... (255 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Joanie Cunningham / ... (239 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Potsie Weber / ... (220 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Richie Cunningham / ... (170 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Ralph Malph / ... (168 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 Al Delvecchio / ... (146 episodes, 1974-1984)
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 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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Trivia

Melvin is a stock name for nerds on the show. In addition to Melvin Belvin, and the episode where Fonzie assumes the name Melvin to infiltrate the She-Devils, there's also Melvin Scratch, the Devil's nerdy nephew who battles Fonzie and who takes possession of Chachi's soul. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the show's run, in most of the facade scenes, many of the cars seen passing by are clearly from the late '60s and early '70s. 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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Referenced in The Simpsons: Bart Carny (1998) See more »

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Happy Days
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Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
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Happy Days
6 September 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

One of the most popular television series of all time! It had it all; humor, heart and of course, the Fonz, played perfectly during the show's 10 year run by Henry Winkler. The show also featured great writing and directing and was supported by fans all around the world. It's one of those unique television experiences that should be bottled up and stored away for safe keeping, so that new generations of fans can appreciate and enjoy this treat just as we did.


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