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Old 09-11-2003, 03:43 PM   #16
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Fonzy was like 5'4 150 pounds, Ralph could have kicked his a#$ I think.
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Fonzy was like 5'4 150 pounds, Ralph could have kicked his a#$ I think.
Actually, Henry/Fonzie is 5'6 1/2" and (in the '70s) weighed 140 lbs.
Anyway, you should not judge someone's fighting ability on height- Bruce Lee was only 5'7".
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Thanks for the statistics. I was joking!
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ps that is a pimped out limo you got there
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Thanks for the statistics. I was joking!
You know, I think they should have said during the run of the show what method of fighting Fonzie knew. He was supposed to be a very good fighter; how was he taught and what manner of fighting (boxing, Judo, etc.)?

BTW, Sinatra was 5'8".
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Is that good?
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yes - that is good! I thought that Pat Morita taught him some fightin' tricks.
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You know, I think they should have said during the run of the show what method of fighting Fonzie knew. He was supposed to be a very good fighter; how was he taught and what manner of fighting (boxing, Judo, etc.)?

BTW, Sinatra was 5'8".
it was all learned on the streets man - cuz Fonzie was a street-fightin' man, man
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unless he knew karate or some similar fighting technique I dont think he was big enough for a street fight. maybe he carried a blade.
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Remember the ep when Fonzie's friend sent his pregnant wife to stay with Fonzie and he had her stay at the Cunningham's? Fonzie and Richie were going to fist fight. Fonzie took a stance that looked like he didn't know the first thing about fighting. I always told myself that he looked this way because he really didn't want to fight Richie.

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Fonzie was nothing but a cartoon character.
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That's what I would guess. Maybe he knew also knew a little about some other form of fighting (maybe a marine taught him).
Anyway, it's just another mystery about The Fonz.
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Fonzie was nothing but a cartoon character.
That was the whole point - he had this big mystery past where he used to be the leader of a gang and used to rumble alla time - i could theorize that he could've been made the leader (and not required to do much fighting) by virtue of his superior intellegence and street smarts - compared to what we've seen of the other Falcons, its not difficult to believe.

Throughout the series they made the point that Richie never saw the Fonz hit anybody - he never needed too because he always averted any actual physical violence by intimidation or outsmarting anyone that wanted to fight him.

At the time the show aired, there was too much anti- tv violence sentiments going around for them to risk showing any, and possibly losing the strong family-oriented following they had.

Fonzie turned into a cartoon character, but he started out from a realistic premise - it just got warped by the whims of network, ratings, and advertisers. There wasnt any point in trying to defend the integrity of the character - no-one was complaining at the time.
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That's what I would guess. Maybe he knew also knew a little about some other form of fighting (maybe a marine taught him).
Anyway, it's just another mystery about The Fonz.
I seem to remember he had a female karate teacher (who even made him a special belt - leather maybe?) similar to when he had the "expert" fencing teacher girlfriend that allowed him to beat that french guy Jacques(?) that was the visiting world champion (and came to Milwaukee for some reason?).
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Remember the ep when Fonzie's friend sent his pregnant wife to stay with Fonzie and he had her stay at the Cunningham's? Fonzie and Richie were going to fist fight. Fonzie took a stance that looked like he didn't know the first thing about fighting. I always told myself that he looked this way because he really didn't want to fight Richie.

Any thoughts on this?
I agree 100% - the episode at the end where Richie came back and was going nuts and he actually hit the Fonz - you could tell the Fonz was upset, but he didn't hit Richie back, yeah it could've been fear, but I believe it was out of concern for his friend.
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