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      Season 5 – Happy Days

      1977 Comedy List
      Reviews Set in 1950s and 1960s Milwaukee, this series tells the story of the Cunningham family -- father Howard, mother Marion, son Richie and daughter Joanie. Howard owns a hardware store, while Marion stays at home. Richie's best friends are Potsie and Ralph. Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli is the local bad boy, riding a motorcycle and filling his days with fixing cars and dating girls. During the show's run, Richie leaves home to join the U.S. Army. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 13, 1977 Fonzie, the Movie Star? Fonzie is discovered by a talent scout and offered a trip to Hollywood for a screen test. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 13, 1977 Hollywood Fonzie and the rest of the gang enjoy California; Fonzie accepts a water-skiing challenge. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 20, 1977 Hollywood Fonzie accepts a challenge to compete in a water-skiing contest. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 27, 1977 Hard Cover Richie and Fonzie resort to drastic measures to escape when they are caught in the girls dorm after curfew. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 4, 1977 My Cousin the Cheat Fonzie will have nothing more to do with his cousin Chachi after he skips school and cheats on an exam. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 25, 1977 The Fonsillectomy Marion orders Fonzie to go to the hospital for a much-needed tonsillectomy. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 1, 1977 The Apartment Richie, Potsie and Ralph move into a dilapidated, one-bedroom apartment. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 8, 1977 Fonzie, the Rock Entrepreneur Joanie shocks the family when she insists on touring with Leather Tuscadero and the Suedes. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 15, 1977 Fonzie and Leather Tuscadero Joanie runs away from home determined to tour with Leather Tuscadero and the Suedes. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 22, 1977 My Fair Fonzie Some snobbish characters learn something about class when they invite Fonzie to a high-society party. Details Episode 11 Aired Nov 29, 1977 Bye Bye Blackball Richie must decide whether to join a fraternity after he is told not to associate with his friends. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 6, 1977 Requiem for a Malph Ralph is forced into a boxing match with a football bruiser over the affections of a girl. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 13, 1977 Nose for News Fonzie helps Richie expose something rotten in the city's sanitation department. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 3, 1978 Grandpa's Visit Howard's father, a dynamic go-getter, arrives at the Cunningham home determined to find new life. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 10, 1978 Potsie Gets Pinned Potsie panics when he faces the fraternity initiation for being pinned to a sorority girl. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 17, 1978 Joanie's First Kiss Howard is finally persuaded to allow Joanie to go on a date; Joanie gets her first kiss. Details Episode 17 Aired Jan 24, 1978 Marion's Misgivings Marion transforms herself into a veiled beauty when she fears she might lose Howard to a younger woman. Details Episode 18 Aired Jan 31, 1978 Richie Almost Dies Fonzie spends a lonely vigil praying for Richie to pull through after a motorcycle accident. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 7, 1978 Spunkless Spunky Fonzie's dog Spunky ends up on Dr. Joyce Brothers' couch for psychological therapy. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 14, 1978 Be My Valentine Joanie's date for the dance at Arnold's is canceled at the last minute. Details Episode 21 Aired Feb 21, 1978 Our Gang Fonzie recalls his experience as a gang leader to convince Chachi that it's not so cool to be a member of a street gang. Details Episode 22 Aired Feb 28, 1978 My Favorite Orkan Richie is visited by Mork from the planet Ork who wants to take him back as a specimen of earthlings. Details Episode 23 Aired Mar 23, 1978 Richie's Girl Exposes the Cunninghams Lori Beth chooses the Cunninghams as the model for her paper on the typical middle-class American family. Details Episode 24 Aired May 9, 1978 Do You Want to Dance? Fonzie recruits the gang to help a dancing teacher with her troubled ballet school. Details Episode 25 Aired May 16, 1978 Second Wind Fonzie digs into his little black book to come up with an instant date for Al. Details Episode 26 Aired May 23, 1978 Rules to Date By Richie and Lori Beth end up going different ways for a weekend at the Blue Ox Inn. Details Episode 27 Aired May 30, 1978 Fonzie for the Defense Howard joins Fonzie as a holdout against their fellow jurors in a purse-snatching case. Details

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      Rolling Stone Staff Rolling Stone When Happy Days forced its most iconic character to stoop to such desperate measures, it left behind a legacy it could not have predicted. Sep 26, 2018 Full Review Daniel R. Budnik PopMatters Happy Days did something that I think other long running shows have done-something extraordinarily difficult: The show jumped the shark and then got back up again, reclaiming its former glory. Sep 26, 2018 Full Review

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      isa e pretty tough to take fonzie seriously as a tough guy when you discover he is a hobbit Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/14/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Jerry Paris, Brian Levant
      Tony Di Marco
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 13, 1977