Happy Days Classic TV Show
1950's based hugely US cheese-o-rama following Richie Cunningham's high school tribulations and beyond!
Happy Days Fan Tributes10 Fran from Lonodn: So sad to hear about Tom.
He was such a lovely person and a super actor.
He will be very sadly missed by us all.
Bless you always Tom XXXX
9 Julie Albright from San Fransisco, CA: Marion Ross has a fan in me. I remember Happy Days when I was a teenager. Marion Ross guest starred on "The Love Boat". Marion Ross also guest starred on "The Brady Bunch". I have some "Happy Days" episodes on tape. Happy Days was on TV Land when I was a teenager.
8 garmong from pennsyvania: i wish the Tv show happy days wood come back on tv i miss it much it been 2 year's:((
7 mark from australia: my favorite shows were the first five years of happy days. pat marito as the owner of the malt shop and fonzie before he went leather jacket
6 Rhonda McClements from Northern Ireland: I think happy days was a brilliant show my favourite character was fonzie.
5 Marie Ann Roberts from Timaru New Zealand: Happy Days is the best programme ever i am glad it is back on prime i have watched it since i where a teenager.
I am now 43 and i still love it it makes me want to back in time and be i love the cloths the Music i wish there was still places round like als
4 David Stanley from Farmington, New Mexico, USA: Happy Days was started from an episode of Love American Style. This episode turned into the pilot for the Happy Days TV series. This happened at about the same time as the movie American Graffiti was released in 1973. After the turbulent 60s and the Nixon watergate era of the early 70s, most Americans were drawn to this show as the wave of 50s nostalgia took over.
The first one or two seasons were filmed in a closed studio with an overdubbed laugh track, but afterwards went to the live audience format for the remainder of the series. Also, the first few seasons stuck closely with period sets and costumes, but as the series progressed, allowed many characters to wear clothes and hair more in keeping with the late 70s and early 80s.
This show also spawned the phrase "jump the shark" denoting an episode or an event in a TV series when the show took a turn for the worse. In the case of Happy Days, this "jump the shark" episode took place when Fonzi literally jumped a shark in the open water with a pair of waterskis. After that episode, the ratings and popularity of Happy Days fell until the show's cancellation in 1984.
Happy Days also spun off Laverne and Shirley (very good show) and Joanni Loves Chachi (very bad show).
3 Susan from New York: I didn't notice that Happy Days lasted for ten years. Happy Days began in 1974 and ended in 1984. My favorite character was Ritchie. My other favorite was Joanie. I watched it on WGN. It's on at 8 a.m. on weekdays.
2 Fran from London: One of my all time fav comedies that no matter how many times you watch it, it remains fresh and hilarious.
I loved all the characters but my fav was Potsie, he was gorgeous and he still is as lovely today, in fact they all are and what a voice!!
1 Irene from California: This tv show was truly inspiring to me, i wish it would still run in regular television. it brings fond memories.
Ron Howard is Richie Cunningham
Henry Winkler is Arthur Fonzarelli
Tom Bosley is Howard Cunningham
Marion Ross is Marion Cunningham
Anson Williams is Warren Weber
Donny Most is Ralph Malph
Erin Moran is Joanie Cunningham
Pat Morita is Arnold
1927-10-01: Tom Bosley (Howard Cunningham) was born in Chicago
1928-10-25: Marion Ross (Marion Cunningham) was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota
1945-10-30: Henry Winkler (The Fonz) was born in New York
1949-09-25: Anson Williams (Potsie) was born in Los Angeles
1953-08-08: Don Most (Ralph) was born in Brooklyn, New York
1954-03-01: Ron Howard (Richie Cunningham) was born in Duncan, Oklahoma
1960-10-18: Erin Moran (Joanie Cunningham) was born in Burbank, California
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