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** "Christmas Time" from Season 6 deals with Fonzie struggling with a wide range of emotions, after he receives a package from his estranged father, who left him when he was 3. His emotions intensify after he learns that the delivery man, had in fact anonymously been his father. He snaps out of it when Howard claims that Fonzie's father, regardless of his ordeals [[DisappearedDad should've stuck around for his family, like most mature fathers do.]]
** "Arthur, Arthur" from Season 11 takes things further. Fonzie receives a visit from his previously unknown half-brother "Artie" Fonzarelli, who informs him that their father has died. Fonzie is again overcome with a range of emotions, as he claims he just wanted to get to know his father, although he was unsure if would end with them fighting or bonding. Fonzie is able to form a bond with his dissimilar brother over discussions of their father.

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** "Christmas Time" from Season 6 deals with Fonzie struggling with a wide range of emotions, after he receives a package from his estranged father, who left him when he was 3. His emotions intensify after he learns that the delivery man, had in fact anonymously been his father. He snaps out father, who's letter claims he was simply a man of it when the sea who couldn't stay in one place. Howard claims remarks that Fonzie's father, regardless of his ordeals this, [[DisappearedDad should've stuck around for his family, like most mature fathers do.]]
]], which makes Fonzie feel much better.
** "Arthur, Arthur" from Season 11 takes things further. Fonzie receives a visit from his previously unknown half-brother "Artie" Fonzarelli, who informs him that their father has died. Fonzie is again overcome with a range of emotions, as he claims he just wanted to get to know his father, although father better, and now he was unsure if would end with them fighting or bonding.can't. Fonzie is able to form a bond with his dissimilar brother over discussions of their father.


* "Christmas Time" from Season 6 deals with Fonzie struggling with a wide range of emotions, after he receives a package from his estranged father, who left him when he was 3. His emotions intensify after he learns that the delivery man, had in fact anonymously been his father. He snaps out of it when Howard claims that Fonzie's father, regardless of his ordeals should've stuck around for his family, like most mature fathers do.
** "Arthur, Arthur" from Season 11 takes the matter of Fonzie's father further. Fonzie receives a visit from his previously unknown half-brother "Artie" Fonzarelli, who informs him that their father has died. Fonzie is again overcome with a range of emotions, as he claims he just wanted to get to know his father, although he was unsure if would end with them fighting or bonding. Fonzie is able to form a bond with his dissimilar brother over discussions of their father.

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* Episodes that deal with Fonzie's estranged father:
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"Christmas Time" from Season 6 deals with Fonzie struggling with a wide range of emotions, after he receives a package from his estranged father, who left him when he was 3. His emotions intensify after he learns that the delivery man, had in fact anonymously been his father. He snaps out of it when Howard claims that Fonzie's father, regardless of his ordeals [[DisappearedDad should've stuck around for his family, like most mature fathers do.
do.]]
** "Arthur, Arthur" from Season 11 takes the matter of Fonzie's father things further. Fonzie receives a visit from his previously unknown half-brother "Artie" Fonzarelli, who informs him that their father has died. Fonzie is again overcome with a range of emotions, as he claims he just wanted to get to know his father, although he was unsure if would end with them fighting or bonding. Fonzie is able to form a bond with his dissimilar brother over discussions of their father.


* "Christmas Time" from Season 6 deals with Fonzie struggling with a wide range of emotions, after he receives a package from his estranged father, who left him when he was 3. His emotions intensify after he learns that the delivery man, had in fact anonymously been his father.
** "Arthur, Arthur" from Season 11 takes it further. Fonzie receives a visit from his previously unknown half-brother "Artie" Fonzarelli, who informs him that their father has died. Fonzie is again overcome with a range of emotions, but manages to bond with his dissimilar brother over them.

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* "Christmas Time" from Season 6 deals with Fonzie struggling with a wide range of emotions, after he receives a package from his estranged father, who left him when he was 3. His emotions intensify after he learns that the delivery man, had in fact anonymously been his father.
father. He snaps out of it when Howard claims that Fonzie's father, regardless of his ordeals should've stuck around for his family, like most mature fathers do.
** "Arthur, Arthur" from Season 11 takes it the matter of Fonzie's father further. Fonzie receives a visit from his previously unknown half-brother "Artie" Fonzarelli, who informs him that their father has died. Fonzie is again overcome with a range of emotions, but manages as he claims he just wanted to get to know his father, although he was unsure if would end with them fighting or bonding. Fonzie is able to form a bond with his dissimilar brother over them.discussions of their father.


* "Richie Almost Dies," from midway through the fifth season, was intended as a tearjerker. Richie is involved in an accident while test-driving a motorcycle, and suffers a severe concussion, one that puts him in a coma. Howard and Marion are told that their son might not live, which leads into the two tearjerking scenes:

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* "Richie Almost Dies," from midway through the fifth season, was intended as a tearjerker. Richie is involved in an accident while test-driving a motorcycle, motorcycle and suffers a severe concussion, one that puts him in a coma. Howard and Marion are told that their son might not live, which leads into the two tearjerking scenes:



** ... except for Fonzie, who has gone to the hospital to visit Richie. Fonzie is horrified at the sight of his best friend lying unconscious, and scared at the thought that he might not make it. Fonzie goes to a corner of the room and tearfully pleads with God to let Richie live ... before having a complete emotional breakdown.[[note]]While this was '''''supposed''''' to be a [[VerySpecialEpisode tearjerker episode]], latter-day critics frequently lampooned the episode as an example of 1970s {{Narm}}, dismissing the "it's OK to cry" message by citing (primarily) the over-the-top script and acting, and inclusion of a very late-70s-sounding pop tune (in an episode set in 1959).[[/note]]
* Richie after his return from service in the Korean War. Gone is the carefree AudienceSurrogate of the early days of the show, he's now emotionally unbalanced and its implied he has PTSD from his experience. Sure, he hides it well, but its clear he's not the boy he was.

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** ... except for Fonzie, who has gone to the hospital to visit Richie. Fonzie is horrified at the sight of his best friend lying unconscious, unconscious and scared at the thought that he might not make it. Fonzie goes to a corner of the room and tearfully pleads with God to let Richie live ... before having a complete emotional breakdown.[[note]]While this was '''''supposed''''' to be a [[VerySpecialEpisode tearjerker episode]], latter-day critics frequently lampooned the episode as an example of 1970s {{Narm}}, dismissing the "it's OK to cry" message by citing (primarily) the over-the-top script and acting, and inclusion of a very late-70s-sounding pop tune (in an episode set in 1959).[[/note]]
* Richie after his return from service in the Korean War. Gone is the carefree AudienceSurrogate of the early days of the show, he's now emotionally unbalanced and its it's implied he has PTSD from his experience. Sure, While he hides it well, but its clear he's not the boy he was.



** WordOfGod is that one of the writers intended this scene as a reference to UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.



!!Meta
* The death of legendary showrunner Creator/GarryMarshall. He died of pneumonia brought upon by multiple health issues he suffered following a stroke several years previously.
* The sudden death of Erin Moran, the actress who played Joanie. Her unexpected passing from stage four cancer at the not-exactly-old age of 56 was an especially devastating blow to her co-stars, friends, and fans of the series.

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!!Meta
* The death of legendary showrunner Creator/GarryMarshall. He died of pneumonia brought upon by multiple health issues he suffered following a stroke several years previously.
* The sudden death of Erin Moran, the actress who played Joanie. Her unexpected passing from stage four cancer at the not-exactly-old age of 56 was an especially devastating blow to her co-stars, friends, and fans of the series.
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* In the series finale, when Fonzie is told by the adoption agency he can't adopt a young boy named Danny because of his single status, leading both him and Marion near tears. It is followed by a moment of Awesome when Howard, after pretending to be understanding, [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech tells off the agent and rejects the adoption policy.]]


* Two episodes that deal with Fonzie's estranged father have some emotional moments: Season 6's "Christmas Time" has Fonzie struggle with a wide range of emotions, after his father makes a brief anonymous return to give him a Christmas gift. Season 11's "Arthur, Arthur" Fonzie has the same struggle of emotions, after learning from his previously-unknown half-brother that their father has died.

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* Two episodes that deal with Fonzie's estranged father have some emotional moments: Season 6's "Christmas Time" has from Season 6 deals with Fonzie struggle struggling with a wide range of emotions, after he receives a package from his father makes a brief anonymous return to give estranged father, who left him a Christmas gift. Season 11's when he was 3. His emotions intensify after he learns that the delivery man, had in fact anonymously been his father.
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"Arthur, Arthur" from Season 11 takes it further. Fonzie has the same struggle of emotions, after learning receives a visit from his previously-unknown previously unknown half-brother "Artie" Fonzarelli, who informs him that their father has died.
died. Fonzie is again overcome with a range of emotions, but manages to bond with his dissimilar brother over them.


* Two episodes that deal with Fonzie's estranged father: Season 6's "Christmas Time" and Season 11's "Arthur, Arthur" both have some emotional scenes, involving Fonzie struggling with his emotions about his father's brief anonymous return in the former, and news of his death (from his previously-unknown half-brother) in the latter.

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* Two episodes that deal with Fonzie's estranged father: father have some emotional moments: Season 6's "Christmas Time" and has Fonzie struggle with a wide range of emotions, after his father makes a brief anonymous return to give him a Christmas gift. Season 11's "Arthur, Arthur" both have some emotional scenes, involving Fonzie struggling with his emotions about his father's brief anonymous return in has the former, and news same struggle of his death (from emotions, after learning from his previously-unknown half-brother) in the latter.
half-brother that their father has died.


* Two episodes that deal with Fonzie's estranged father, Season 6's "Christmas Time" and Season 11's "Arthur, Arthur" have some emotional scenes, mainly involving Fonzie dealing with his emotions about his father's brief anonymous return in the former, and news of his death in the latter.

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* Two episodes that deal with Fonzie's estranged father, father: Season 6's "Christmas Time" and Season 11's "Arthur, Arthur" both have some emotional scenes, mainly involving Fonzie dealing struggling with his emotions about his father's brief anonymous return in the former, and news of his death (from his previously-unknown half-brother) in the latter.



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* Two episodes that deal with Fonzie's estranged father, Season 6's "Christmas Time" and Season 11's "Arthur, Arthur" have some emotional scenes, mainly involving Fonzie dealing with his emotions about his father's brief anonymous return in the former, and news of his death in the latter.


** WordOfGod is that one of the writers intended this scene as a reference to TheVietnamWar.

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** WordOfGod is that one of the writers intended this scene as a reference to TheVietnamWar.
UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.


* The episode "The Physical" is mostly a lighthearted episode about the boys getting their draft notices, but the [[TheTag tag]] is a surprisingly serious and poignant moment where Marion worries about what might happen if the boys actually have to go to war, and Howard unconvincingly tries to reassure her that the country won't send more young men to die overseas. Then there is a moment where they sit silently and listen to the voices of the characters playing outside... until[[MoodWhiplash the tension is broken with a quick joke]] and the [[EveryEpisodeEnding obligatory reprise of the theme song]].

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* The episode "The Physical" is mostly a lighthearted episode about the boys getting their draft notices, but the [[TheTag tag]] is a surprisingly serious and poignant moment where Marion worries about what might happen if the boys actually have to go to war, and Howard unconvincingly tries to reassure her that the country won't send more young men to die overseas. Then there is a moment where they sit silently and listen to the voices of the characters playing outside... until[[MoodWhiplash until [[MoodWhiplash the tension is broken with a quick joke]] and the [[EveryEpisodeEnding obligatory reprise of the theme song]].


* The episode "The Physical" is mostly a lighthearted episode about the boys getting their draft notices, but the [[TheTag tag]] is a surprisingly serious and poignant moment where Marion worries about what might happen if the boys actually have to go to war, and Howard unconvincingly tries to reassure her that the country won't send more young men to die overseas. Then there is a moment where they sit silently and listen to the voices of the characters playing outside... until the [[MoodWhiplash the tension is broken with a quick joke]] and the [[EveryEpisodeEnding obligatory reprise of the theme song]].

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* The episode "The Physical" is mostly a lighthearted episode about the boys getting their draft notices, but the [[TheTag tag]] is a surprisingly serious and poignant moment where Marion worries about what might happen if the boys actually have to go to war, and Howard unconvincingly tries to reassure her that the country won't send more young men to die overseas. Then there is a moment where they sit silently and listen to the voices of the characters playing outside... until the [[MoodWhiplash until[[MoodWhiplash the tension is broken with a quick joke]] and the [[EveryEpisodeEnding obligatory reprise of the theme song]].


* The episode "The Physical" is mostly a lighthearted episode about the boys getting their draft notices, but the [[TheTag tag]] is a surprisingly serious and poignant moment where Marion worries about what might happen if the boys actually have to go to war, and Howard unconvincingly tries to reassure her that the country won't send more young men to die overseas. Then there is a moment where they sit silently and listen to the voices of the characters playing outside... until the [[TensionCuttingLaughter the tension is broken with a quick joke]] and the [[EveryEpisodeEnding obligatory reprise of the theme song]].

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* The episode "The Physical" is mostly a lighthearted episode about the boys getting their draft notices, but the [[TheTag tag]] is a surprisingly serious and poignant moment where Marion worries about what might happen if the boys actually have to go to war, and Howard unconvincingly tries to reassure her that the country won't send more young men to die overseas. Then there is a moment where they sit silently and listen to the voices of the characters playing outside... until the [[TensionCuttingLaughter [[MoodWhiplash the tension is broken with a quick joke]] and the [[EveryEpisodeEnding obligatory reprise of the theme song]].

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