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Old 12-24-2009, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default What happened to Chuck?

Imagine if Chuck Cummingham had return during that funky season that starred Billy Warlock and Linda Purl. I don't know how his absence would have been explained though..anyone have any ideas?
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Chuck was great on Happy Day's
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Well the Christmas episode that was recut for flashback use in 1977 (Scott Baio is being told about it by Al) states Chuck was in college....but after we can maybe assume he went into the military and got caught up in the then escalating Vietnam conflict? Maybe he turned anti-war protestor and the Cunninghams were ashamed and disowned him.....
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Both Chuck and fake Chuck turn up on the Happy Days reunion special!
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Well the Christmas episode that was recut for flashback use in 1977 (Scott Baio is being told about it by Al) states Chuck was in college....but after we can maybe assume he went into the military and got caught up in the then escalating Vietnam conflict? Maybe he turned anti-war protestor and the Cunninghams were ashamed and disowned him.....

Or perhaps after turning anti-way, he defected to Canada. Being that the series ended before the Nixon administration was supposed to have happened, we never got to see him pardoned!
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Chuck became the leader of a religious cult.
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I completely agree. In the few appearances that he made, I thought the Chuck character was great. Actually I sorry that the faded away into oblivion.
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sorry to be a Chuck hater, but he never did much for me. In fact, the only episode to me that he was absolutely necessary to the plot in was "Richie Moves Out." Other than that....


it is always interesting to read fans' speculations of what happened to him. I always thought going into the service as a possible explanation too. Also, (and I know this may be a stretch), maybe he was a foster child, and just lived with the Cunninghams for a year or two until he aged out and went to college? Then for whatever reason chose not to have any contact with them?
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If memory serves correctly, I believe the National Enquirer reported that Chuck was going to come back to fill the void created by Ron Howard's departure as Richie.

Instead, we got Roger.

They also reported that Richie's son was going to be named "Opie."

2 for 2, Enquirer.
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The character of Chuck simply became unnecessary when Fonzie became Ritchie's mentor. I think Chuck witnessed a major crime and went into the witness protection program!
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I think a more likely explanation is that Mork from Ork returned and met Richie Ralph and Potsie at Arnold's for a few sodas, and as you know, soda makes Orkans go "berzurb"...and once Mork got his drink on, he flew his egg back through the time barrier and created havoc with Cunningham history, preventing Chuck from ever having been born, then changing the floorplan of the Cunningham's house.
Okay, not too good.
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Remember the Island of Misfit Toys in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? I always say Chuck Cunningham is on the Island of Misfit TV characters along with Judy Winslow, Carl Dixon, etc.
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Remember the Island of Misfit Toys in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? I always say Chuck Cunningham is on the Island of Misfit TV characters along with Judy Winslow, Carl Dixon, etc.

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I think a more likely explanation is that Mork from Ork returned and met Richie Ralph and Potsie at Arnold's for a few sodas, and as you know, soda makes Orkans go "berzurb"...and once Mork got his drink on, he flew his egg back through the time barrier and created havoc with Cunningham history, preventing Chuck from ever having been born, then changing the floorplan of the Cunningham's house. Okay, not too good.
I'd go with either one of these.
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