Originally Posted by Irelan
It had Heather O'Roarke who played a character with the same first name and was the daughter of one of Fonzie's girlfriends Ashley. I was so disappointed with the way the writers handled Ashley. I would've liked to have seen Fonzie marry Ashley and was upset when her ex husband came back. They should've written him off altogether by having him killed off. If Gary Marshall is the one who produced Family ties, he seems to have a history of doing that like when he had Alex Keaton's girlfriend Ellen Reed leave. Those two were extremely likeable even though Ellen was a communist. Her hair style and glasses remind me of Jeanette on the Chipmunks.
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I liked the characters of Ashley and Heather, but the whole Fonzie-suddenly-has-a-steady-girl storyline seemed a bit forced. Wasn't it from the season where Joanie and Chachi left for their spinoff? I think the producers and writers were looking for ways to fill the departure of two main characters. And then there was Flip. Who couldn't like a little bit of Billy Warlock?