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Old 01-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #16
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I think that as Happy days went into the 60s late in its run, the fashions and hairstyles started changing. Also, the episode where there was folk music on the jukebox signified that the show was set before the Beatles started the British Invasion in 1964.
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That's true as far as 60s -- for example, look at the later seasons of Laverne & Shirley, with the year in a banner at the end of the intro -- they go right up to circa 1967.

Much of Happy Days does in fact take place in the 1960s. However, there was still a lot of inaccuracy regarding hair length/styles and fashions.
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Everything about the show suffered when they let them dress themselfs and wear their own hair styles.

When were these hair styles EVER popular in the late 50s?

Was wardrobe really that expensive to maintain on Happy Days?
At least send Chaichi to a barber, I mean really?
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Everything about the show suffered when they let them dress themselfs and wear their own hair styles.

When were these hair styles EVER popular in the late 50s?

Was wardrobe really that expensive to maintain on Happy Days?
At least send Chaichi to a barber, I mean really?

That is exactly why I only want the first 7 seasons on DVD. Season 8 is when the hell bound handbasket arrived in the station.
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Not to mention Some of the wardrobe they had Fonz wear he looked kike Henry Winkler trying to act like the Fonz instead of the other way around. It was just to weird looking to see him out of his leather jacket so often. Fortunately they started to watch their own show and put him back into his leather jacket more.


AND+ Don't even get me started on this episode in Season 11 "Fonzie's Spots" Howard's position as the Grand Poobah at the Leopard Lodge is threatened when he realizes that he hasn't recruited any new members in the past five years (except for Potsie), so Fonzie, Roger, and Chachi agree to join. They regret their decision when learning that Potsie is the pledge master.

Potsie (with great pleasure) is humiliating Fonz with these stupid sorority pledge dares and making him jump thru hoops to join. What did Fonz ever do to Postie to deserve this? This episode really pissed me off to belittle Fonzie like this was just awful. Talk about taking advantage of a nice guy. Clearly the writers just had nothing left to write about for the show any longer.
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AND+ Don't even get me started on this episode in Season 11 "Fonzie's Spots"
That episode was burned off in September 1984, several weeks AFTER Happy Days was cancelled!
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That episode was burned off in September 1984, several weeks AFTER Happy Days was cancelled!
This was one of the worst episodes TOO in my opinion and the network was justified to cancel Happy Days after this one. I can even remember watching this, and thinking wow this show has really gone downhill and has nothing left to offer us.
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It's funny you should all bring this up . I was in sixth grade during the 1973 -- 1974 school year . One day, it was announced that there was going to be a "Fifties Day" and everybody in my grade was supposed to dress like somebody in the 1950s . This wasn't a homework activity, but something we did "for fun" .

My parents thought for a while, and they concluded that people in the 1950s didn't dress much differently from people in the 1970s . They weren't the most fashion conscious people in the world . I was only twelve years old at that point, and I didn't know any better than they did . It had been only twelve years since 1961, and fashions don't change much in twelve years ( I realize there are exceptions ) .

The next day at my school, "Fifties Day" was a bust . I guess nobody knew any better than my parents did . I AM aware that the costume designers of Happy Days really phoned it in during the last few seasons . I thought actors in the 1970s and 1980s who appeared in a TV show about the 1950s and 1960s had hairstyles from the 1970s and 1980s . That still doesn't excuse the modern -- day clothing .
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My parents thought for a while, and they concluded that people in the 1950s didn't dress much differently from people in the 1970s.
I agree with you about the clothing (for the most part) TRUE. Jeans and a T-Shirt NEVER went out of style in the 50s and is still worn every where today, HOWEVER one word : FLIP. Wat were they thinking? I mean come on? REALLY?

I do not recall high cut off shirt EVER being a style in the 50s.

Girls were the exception and wore long poodle dresses and had different hair styles and did not wear pants in the 50s.
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Not to mention Some of the wardrobe they had Fonz wear he looked kike Henry Winkler
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What was the worst anachronism on "Happy Days? There was Chachi's hairstyle, of course. The bandanna around his leg also looked ridiculous. But I think I saw something worse. On the 1982 episode "A Case of Revenge" featuring Tom Hanks as a guest there was a guy at the new Arnold's wearing a half shirt. Really ... really?
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TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU! HERE'S MORE+
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The show was full of nostalgia in the early seasons. The producers worked hard to make the show look as authentic to the 1950s as possible (though there were occasional glitches, like the previously-mentioned flag having the wrong number of stars).

But as the seasons passed, the producers and other staff got lazy, and stopped paying attention to wardrobe and hairstyles. Erin Moran's goofy 80s perm, Chachi's... well, everything about Chachi, and the new characters who were added later had nothing to do with the 1950s or the early 1960s.

I only watch the older episodes.
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Yeah, once the show started taping in front of a live audience, they really started slipping with keepings things looking 1950's.
The most glaring thing I always notice is the hair. It may have been the 50's, but Richie, Ralph and Potsie looked all 70's.
The hair for sure was way off... just a complete lack of realism in television of that time. Now that Happy Days is 40 years from the 1970s, at least it works as nostalgia for /that/ era!
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Not to mention Some of the wardrobe they had Fonz wear he looked kike Henry Winkler trying to act like the Fonz instead of the other way around. It was just to weird looking to see him out of his leather jacket so often. Fortunately they started to watch their own show and put him back into his leather jacket more.


AND+ Don't even get me started on this episode in Season 11 "Fonzie's Spots" Howard's position as the Grand Poobah at the Leopard Lodge is threatened when he realizes that he hasn't recruited any new members in the past five years (except for Potsie), so Fonzie, Roger, and Chachi agree to join. They regret their decision when learning that Potsie is the pledge master.

Potsie (with great pleasure) is humiliating Fonz with these stupid sorority pledge dares and making him jump thru hoops to join. What did Fonz ever do to Postie to deserve this? This episode really pissed me off to belittle Fonzie like this was just awful. Talk about taking advantage of a nice guy. Clearly the writers just had nothing left to write about for the show any longer.
Good Lord, I had stopped seriously following Happy Days early on, probably second season or so, but had been on with it from that first Love American Style segment... I had no idea things had grown this bad, in fact I'm surprised to see that the series made it so far into the 1980s at all!
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