History Series / HappyDays

12th Dec '17 3:03:05 AM jormis29
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Is a synopsis of ''Happy Days'' really necessary? America. 1955. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 565 North Clinton Drive. Hardware store owner and [[StandardFiftiesFather cardigan enthusiast]] Howard Cunningham (Tom Bosley) and his wife Marion (Marion Ross). [[ButtMonkey Gee-whiz]] college sophomore Richie (Creator/RonHoward). [[{{Tsundere}} Sweet-and-sour]] little sister Joanie (Erin Moran). And most importantly: Cunningham boarder, auto mechanic, philosopher, epitome of '50s greaser cool, a sensitive soul underneath all that burly leather, with a supernatural gift for starting up any machine with [[PercussiveMaintenance a tap of his fist]] or shagging a parade of ladies with [[BadassFingerSnap a simple snap of his fingers]], descended god, Arthur A.K.'''''AYYYYYYY!''''' "Fonzie/The Fonz" Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler).

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Is a synopsis of ''Happy Days'' really necessary? America. 1955. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 565 North Clinton Drive. Hardware store owner and [[StandardFiftiesFather cardigan enthusiast]] Howard Cunningham (Tom Bosley) and his wife Marion (Marion Ross). [[ButtMonkey Gee-whiz]] college sophomore Richie (Creator/RonHoward). [[{{Tsundere}} Sweet-and-sour]] little sister Joanie (Erin Moran). And most importantly: Cunningham boarder, auto mechanic, philosopher, epitome of '50s greaser cool, a sensitive soul underneath all that burly leather, with a supernatural gift for starting up any machine with [[PercussiveMaintenance a tap of his fist]] or shagging a parade of ladies with [[BadassFingerSnap a simple snap of his fingers]], descended god, Arthur A.K.'''''AYYYYYYY!''''' "Fonzie/The Fonz" Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler).
(Creator/HenryWinkler).



* BreakoutCharacter: This trope used to be ''CALLED'' "The Fonzie". He went from an occasionally glimpsed greaser character to a centrepiece of the show thanks to his tough persona and catchprases, to finally the ''main'' character of the show. The network even wanted to rename the show ''Fonzie's Happy Days'' in the later seasons, and only didn't because Henry Winkler objected -- he felt that Ron Howard was the real star.

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* BreakoutCharacter: This trope used to be ''CALLED'' "The Fonzie". He went from an occasionally glimpsed greaser character to a centrepiece of the show thanks to his tough persona and catchprases, to finally the ''main'' character of the show. The network even wanted to rename the show ''Fonzie's Happy Days'' in the later seasons, and only didn't because Henry Winkler Creator/HenryWinkler objected -- he felt that Ron Howard was the real star.



* LongRunnerCastTurnover: The only four actors who remained on the show throughout its entire run were Henry Winkler (Fonzie), Tom Bosley (Howard), Marion Ross (Marion) and Anson Williams (Potsie). Ron Howard and Don Most bost left the show to pursue other opportunities after Season 7. Erin Moran left during Season 10 with Scott Baio to star on ''Joanie Loves Chachi'', but returned for the final season. Several characters were put on the show to fill the presences left behind by several of the show's main actors. The cast had virtually been turned upside down by the end of the show's run, with so many different transitions and replacements for episodes, that you wouldn't be able to figure out that the original season's main cast members were only Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, and Tom Bosley.

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* LongRunnerCastTurnover: The only four actors who remained on the show throughout its entire run were Henry Winkler Creator/HenryWinkler (Fonzie), Tom Bosley (Howard), Marion Ross (Marion) and Anson Williams (Potsie). Ron Howard and Don Most bost left the show to pursue other opportunities after Season 7. Erin Moran left during Season 10 with Scott Baio to star on ''Joanie Loves Chachi'', but returned for the final season. Several characters were put on the show to fill the presences left behind by several of the show's main actors. The cast had virtually been turned upside down by the end of the show's run, with so many different transitions and replacements for episodes, that you wouldn't be able to figure out that the original season's main cast members were only Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, and Tom Bosley.
22nd Oct '17 12:27:36 AM Green_lantern40
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* AbsenteeActor: Anson Williams was absent in several episodes of the last three seasons because with Howard and Most gone from the show, the writers struggled to find things for Potsie to do.

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* AbsenteeActor: Anson Williams was absent in several episodes of the last three seasons seasons, including the GrandFinale, because with Howard and Most gone from the show, the writers struggled to find things for Potsie to do.
22nd Oct '17 12:26:28 AM Green_lantern40
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* AbandonedCatchphrase: While "sit on it!" was used almost OnceAnEpisode in the third and fourth seasons, the writers stopped using it midway through season 5.

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* AbandonedCatchphrase: AbandonedCatchphrase:
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While "sit on it!" was used almost OnceAnEpisode in the third and fourth seasons, the writers stopped using it midway through season 5.


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** Chachi's "wa wa wa" was dropped as he grew into a young adult (and MrFanservice).
21st Oct '17 12:36:56 PM gurkle2
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Added DiffLines:

* AbandonedCatchphrase: While "sit on it!" was used almost OnceAnEpisode in the third and fourth seasons, the writers stopped using it midway through season 5.
** Some of the Fonz's other catchphrases were abandoned after Richie left and Fonzie had to act more mature. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the final season when Richie comes back and uses one of Fonzie's old catchphrases, only for Fonzie to reply that he hasn't said that in a long time.
24th Sep '17 11:06:48 PM annette12
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[[caption-width-right:300:Not pictured: {{Chuck Cunningham|Syndrome}}.[[note]]Clockwise from top: Howard, Potsie, Marion, Richie, Joanie, Ralph, and... Fonzie, ''ayyyy''.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Not pictured: {{Chuck Cunningham|Syndrome}}.[[note]]Clockwise from top: Howard, Potsie, Marion, Richie, Joanie, Ralph, [[StandardFiftiesFather Howard]], [[TheDitz Potsie]], [[{{Housewife}} Marion]], [[NiceGuy Richie]], [[LittleMissSnarker Joanie]], [[ClassClown Ralph]], and... Fonzie, [[TheAce Fonzie]], ''ayyyy''.[[/note]]]]
21st Sep '17 10:57:06 PM Green_lantern40
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A {{long runn|ers}}ing}} Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom created by Creator/GarryMarshall in TheSeventies and based around [[TheFifties '50s nostalgia]].

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A {{long runn|ers}}ing}} runn|ers}}ing Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom created by Creator/GarryMarshall in TheSeventies and based around [[TheFifties '50s nostalgia]].
21st Sep '17 2:09:34 PM Cavery210
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A {{long runn|ers}}ing]] Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom created by Creator/GarryMarshall in TheSeventies and based around [[TheFifties '50s nostalgia]].

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A {{long runn|ers}}ing]] runn|ers}}ing}} Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom created by Creator/GarryMarshall in TheSeventies and based around [[TheFifties '50s nostalgia]].
3rd Sep '17 1:04:04 PM Malady
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A [[LongRunners long-running]] Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom created by Creator/GarryMarshall in TheSeventies and based around [[TheFifties '50s nostalgia]].

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A [[LongRunners long-running]] {{long runn|ers}}ing]] Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom created by Creator/GarryMarshall in TheSeventies and based around [[TheFifties '50s nostalgia]].



* FollowTheLeader: The success of nostalgia-piece ''AmericanGraffiti'' helped create this show- it even used the same lead actor!

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* FollowTheLeader: The success of nostalgia-piece ''AmericanGraffiti'' ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' helped create this show- it even used the same lead actor!
27th Jun '17 1:06:48 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Done by Howard at the end of the final episode.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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Done by Howard at the end of the final episode.
6th May '17 9:20:10 PM ComputerGeek
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** Most telling of all, Richie had an older brother named Chuck who liked to play basketball -- [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome who disappeared after the first season]].

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** Most telling of all, Richie had an older brother named Chuck who liked to play basketball -- [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome who disappeared after the first second season]].



* EgocentricTeamNaming: after Arnold's burns down, and Al & Fonzie are preparing to reopen. (Fonzie has invested his life savings.) Al wants to call the new establishment Big Al's, and Fonzie wants to call it Fonzie's. They finally compromise and call it...Arnold's.

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* EgocentricTeamNaming: after After Arnold's burns down, and Al & Fonzie are preparing to reopen. (Fonzie has invested his life savings.) Al wants to call the new establishment Big Al's, and Fonzie wants to call it Fonzie's. They finally compromise and call it...Arnold's.
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