History Series / HappyDays

26th Feb '17 1:53:53 PM nombretomado
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Starting in the second season, "Arnold's" was owned by Matsuo Takahashi (played by [[TheKarateKid Pat Morita]]). Everyone calls him "Arnold", however; he jokes that it was easier and cheaper to answer to "Arnold" than to buy the letter signs to rename the MaltShop "Takahashi's".

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Starting in the second season, "Arnold's" was owned by Matsuo Takahashi (played by [[TheKarateKid [[Film/TheKarateKid Pat Morita]]). Everyone calls him "Arnold", however; he jokes that it was easier and cheaper to answer to "Arnold" than to buy the letter signs to rename the MaltShop "Takahashi's".
25th Dec '16 12:00:31 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** While the show's concept (and the ''LoveAmericanStyle'' episode that introduced the main characters) actually predated ''American Graffiti'', it was that film's success that led the network to greenlight it for production.

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** While the show's concept (and the ''LoveAmericanStyle'' ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'' episode that introduced the main characters) actually predated ''American Graffiti'', it was that film's success that led the network to greenlight it for production.
25th Dec '16 11:59:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Happy Days'' is a [[LongRunners long-running]] Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom created in the '70s and based around [[TheFifties '50s nostalgia]]. Fitting for a show which launched so many [[SpinOff spin-offs]], ''Happy Days'' actually originated as an episode of the GenreAnthology ''LoveAmericanStyle'', but also drew both cast and conceptual elements from the movie ''AmericanGraffiti''. It was something of a flop early on, but gradually became a ratings juggernaut and ended up having as big an impact on television as ''{{Series/Cheers}}'' or ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}''. Early episodes achieved a kind of brilliant, ''Series/FatherKnowsBest'' self-parody, but the show went way longer than it should have, and was ultimately the inspiration for the phrase JumpingTheShark.

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''Happy Days'' is a [[LongRunners long-running]] Creator/{{ABC}} sitcom created in the '70s and based around [[TheFifties '50s nostalgia]]. Fitting for a show which launched so many [[SpinOff spin-offs]], ''Happy Days'' actually originated as an episode of the GenreAnthology ''LoveAmericanStyle'', ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'', but also drew both cast and conceptual elements from the movie ''AmericanGraffiti''. It was something of a flop early on, but gradually became a ratings juggernaut and ended up having as big an impact on television as ''{{Series/Cheers}}'' or ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}''. Early episodes achieved a kind of brilliant, ''Series/FatherKnowsBest'' self-parody, but the show went way longer than it should have, and was ultimately the inspiration for the phrase JumpingTheShark.
10th Dec '16 1:31:22 PM Wyldchyld
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* FiveTemperamentEnsemble - The four main young men: Richie is melancholic, [[BreakoutCharacter Fonzie]] is choleric, Potsie is phlegmatic, and Ralph is sanguine
** The Cunningham family: Howard (leukine), Marion (phlegmatic), Chuck (sanguine), Richie (melancholic), and Joanie (choleric).
** Other characters: Arnold (sanguine), Al (melancholic), Spike (choleric), and Chachi (phlegmatic).
24th Nov '16 1:39:06 PM Unicorndance
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* DogsLoveFireHydrants: When Spunky goes missing, Ralph says that she might be taking a walk, checking out the neighbourhood fire hydrants.



* DropInCharacter: The poor Cunningham house pretty much has people showing up unannounced throughout its entire history.

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* DropInCharacter: The poor Cunningham house pretty much has people showing up unannounced throughout its entire history.
25th Oct '16 10:45:05 PM Green_lantern40
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** Arguably ''Happy Days'' has said to have been a successor/spinoff from ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' but the idea of ''Happy Days'' originated as a story from the series, ''LoveAmericanStyle'', well before Creator/GeorgeLucas' film. ''American Graffiti's'' [[FollowTheLeader success]] did give Creator/GaryMarshall the confidence to put ''Happy Days'' into production.

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** Arguably ''Happy Days'' has said to have been a successor/spinoff from ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'', but the idea of ''Happy Days'' originated as a story from the series, ''LoveAmericanStyle'', series ''Series/LoveAmericanStyle'', well before Creator/GeorgeLucas' film. ''American Graffiti's'' [[FollowTheLeader success]] did give Creator/GaryMarshall Garry Marshall the confidence to put ''Happy Days'' into production.
25th Oct '16 3:56:37 PM nombretomado
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** Arguably ''Happy Days'' has said to have been a successor/spinoff from ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' but the idea of ''Happy Days'' originated as a story from the series, ''LoveAmericanStyle'', well before GeorgeLucas' film. ''American Graffiti's'' [[FollowTheLeader success]] did give GaryMarshall the confidence to put ''Happy Days'' into production.

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** Arguably ''Happy Days'' has said to have been a successor/spinoff from ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'' but the idea of ''Happy Days'' originated as a story from the series, ''LoveAmericanStyle'', well before GeorgeLucas' Creator/GeorgeLucas' film. ''American Graffiti's'' [[FollowTheLeader success]] did give GaryMarshall Creator/GaryMarshall the confidence to put ''Happy Days'' into production.
15th Sep '16 4:24:57 AM Green_lantern40
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* EmotionallyTongueTied: When Fonzie tries to admit to Richie that he was wrong, it comes out "I was wr-rr---rr--- I was wrrr---rr ... I was ''not exactly right.''"

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* EmotionallyTongueTied: When Fonzie tries to admit to Richie that he was wrong, it comes out "I was wr-rr---rr--- I was wrrr---rr ... I was ''not exactly right.''"''" Also happens whenever Fonzie has to apologize.
7th Sep '16 9:13:12 PM Green_lantern40
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** Ralph: "I still got it!"

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** Ralph: "I still got it!"it!" and "You are such a Potsie!"
28th Aug '16 3:14:19 PM Green_lantern40
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* TantrumThrowing: When Fonzie gets pissed off at the garage he works at, he kicks a car, throws a towel, and then pulls himself together. It's in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KeOGDUFVOw#t=22s some versions]] of the opening credits.

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* TantrumThrowing: When "My Cousin the Cheat" sees Fonzie gets getting pissed off at Chachi for cheating on a test he initially claimed to get 100% on, to which Chachi responds by throwing the garage he works at, he mechanic's hat Fonzie had given him back at Fonzie, and storming out. Afterwards, Fonzie kicks a car, the car he was working on, throws a towel, the hat across the room, and then pulls himself together. It's in The last part managed to make its way into [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KeOGDUFVOw#t=22s some versions]] of the opening credits.
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