History YMMV / HappyDays

24th Sep '16 2:55:52 AM LooneyCartoons
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* BrokenBase: Despite being the TropeNamer for JumpingTheShark, a term that was coined when Fonzie jumped over a shark during Season 5, opinions widely vary among fans on when the show actually started going downhill. Some argue that the show went downhill as early as Season 3, when the show started being taped in front of a live audience. Some will say when Fonzie actually jumped the shark. Others will say when Richie and Ralph left the show after Season 7. A number of fans will even argue that the show stayed good for all 11 seasons.
27th Jul '16 9:05:41 AM Willbyr
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** Mork was only supposed to be a one-shot character and his episode AllJustADream, but RobinWilliams' performance was such a hit that the episode was revised to make the events real after all and gave him his own spinoff.

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** Mork was only supposed to be a one-shot character and his episode AllJustADream, but RobinWilliams' Creator/RobinWilliams' performance was such a hit that the episode was revised to make the events real after all and gave him his own spinoff.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: According to Garry Marshall, "Richie Almost Dies" was written for this reason. He explained that he was contacted by counselors working with abused children who watched the show. These kids refused to cry and kept their emotions under wraps, so Marshall wanted to have Fonzie go through an emotional breakdown in order to show these kids that it was okay to cry.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: According to Garry Marshall, "Richie Almost Dies" was written for this reason. He explained that he was contacted by counselors working with abused children who watched the show. These kids refused to cry and kept their emotions under wraps, so Marshall wanted to have Fonzie go through an emotional breakdown in order to show these kids that it was okay to cry.cry.

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17th May '16 10:31:27 PM SpideyTerry
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* SeasonalRot: It started out as a very cool, low-key show, then became the ideal version of a standard sitcom with a StudioAudience. It'd started getting worse (the Trope-Named Shark-Jump) even before Richie left, but only got worse after that. Fonzie got a temporary full-time girlfriend for one season, and things got increasingly worse with gimmicks and nonsense until a thankfully fantastic final episode.

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* SeasonalRot: It started out as a very cool, low-key show, then became the ideal version of a standard sitcom with a StudioAudience. It'd started getting worse (the Trope-Named Shark-Jump) even before Richie left, but only got worse after that. Fonzie got a temporary full-time girlfriend for one season, and things got increasingly worse with gimmicks and nonsense until a thankfully fantastic final episode.episode.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: According to Garry Marshall, "Richie Almost Dies" was written for this reason. He explained that he was contacted by counselors working with abused children who watched the show. These kids refused to cry and kept their emotions under wraps, so Marshall wanted to have Fonzie go through an emotional breakdown in order to show these kids that it was okay to cry.
10th Apr '16 6:09:17 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Apparently Ralph Malph ends up [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons stuck in The Realm working for Dungeon Master]]. Who knew?



* SeasonalRot: It started out as a very cool, low-key show, then became the ideal version of a standard sitcom with a StudioAudience. It'd started getting worse (the Trope-Named Shark-Jump) even before Richie left, but only got worse after that. Fonzie got a temporary full-time girlfriend for one season, and things got increasingly worse with gimmicks and nonsense until a thankfully fantastic final episode.

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* SeasonalRot: It started out as a very cool, low-key show, then became the ideal version of a standard sitcom with a StudioAudience. It'd started getting worse (the Trope-Named Shark-Jump) even before Richie left, but only got worse after that. Fonzie got a temporary full-time girlfriend for one season, and things got increasingly worse with gimmicks and nonsense until a thankfully fantastic final episode.
14th Jan '16 12:03:18 PM MagBas
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* GodModeSue: '''Fonzie'''. UpToEleven in later seasons as a result of {{Flanderization}}.
31st Dec '15 4:09:00 PM DoctorCooper
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* GodModeSue / MemeticBadass: '''Fonzie'''. UpToEleven in later seasons as a result of {{Flanderization}}.

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* GodModeSue / MemeticBadass: GodModeSue: '''Fonzie'''. UpToEleven in later seasons as a result of {{Flanderization}}.
17th Nov '15 12:58:53 AM MisterCPC
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Fonzie in the first two seasons, so much that he became a BreakoutCharacter and was promoted to second billing, after Ron Howard.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Fonzie in the first two seasons, so much that he became a BreakoutCharacter and was promoted to second billing, after Ron Howard.Howard.
** Mork was only supposed to be a one-shot character and his episode AllJustADream, but RobinWilliams' performance was such a hit that the episode was revised to make the events real after all and gave him his own spinoff.
3rd Sep '15 7:38:52 AM annette12
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* GodModeSue / MemeticBadass / MemeticSexGod: '''Fonzie'''. UpToEleven in later seasons as a result of {{Flanderization}}.

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* GodModeSue / MemeticBadass / MemeticSexGod: MemeticBadass: '''Fonzie'''. UpToEleven in later seasons as a result of {{Flanderization}}.
28th Jul '15 1:30:11 AM goldenroad
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* DarkerAndEdgier: By the final season. Well, as D&E as you could be with this show. More dramatic moments, the use of "hell" and "damn", and Fonzie showing more weakness.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: By the final season. Well, as D&E as you could be with this show. More dramatic moments, moments (among them an AttemptedRape of Joanie), the use of "hell" and "damn", and Fonzie showing more weakness.
22nd Jul '15 10:28:56 PM goldenroad
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Well, as D&E as you could be with this show. More dramatic moments, the use of "hell" and "damn", and Fonzie showing more weakness.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: By the final season. Well, as D&E as you could be with this show. More dramatic moments, the use of "hell" and "damn", and Fonzie showing more weakness.
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