Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Happy Days Online / Happy Days links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Happy Days Photo Gallery


Happy Days - The Complete First Season

Buy Happy Days - The Complete First Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Second Season

Buy Happy Days - The Second Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Third Season

Buy Happy Days - The Third Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Fourth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Fourth Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Fifth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Fifth Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Sixth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Sixth Season on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > Happy Days

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 25, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Roseanne Without Roseanne is Official; Is a Revival of The Nanny in the Works?
Fri-Yay: Shows to Catch Up on This Summer; The Conners Coming to ABC Tuesdays This Fall
3rd Rock from the Sun Launches on Laff in July; The CW Fall 2018 Premiere Dates
NBC Fall 2018 Premiere Dates; Season 4 of Bounce Sitcom Premieres July 2
The History of Comedy Returns to CNN; Showtime Gets First Late Night Talk Show
Showtime Gets Don Cheadle Comedy; HBO Special Directed by Jerrod Carmichael Coming Soon
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of June 18, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Roseanne Spinoff One Step Closer to Reality; Netflix to Air New Season of Lucifer
Fri-Yay: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Finally Finds Its Best Self; All About the Washingtons with Rev Run Coming to Netflix


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June)

Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season Step by Step - The Complete First Season Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-11-2003, 03:43 PM   #16
sinatrastar
Indian Summer
Senior Member
 
sinatrastar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 22, 2003
Location: 78 W 86th St. Apt 3E
Posts: 5,992
Default

Fonzy was like 5'4 150 pounds, Ralph could have kicked his a#$ I think.
sinatrastar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2003, 09:43 PM   #17
Fleet
Mansions, limousines & H-ween
Forum Veteran
 
Fleet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 06, 2002
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, California
Posts: 15,143
Send a message via AIM to Fleet
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by sinatrastar
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".
Fleet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2003, 12:44 AM   #18
sinatrastar
Indian Summer
Senior Member
 
sinatrastar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 22, 2003
Location: 78 W 86th St. Apt 3E
Posts: 5,992
Default

Thanks for the statistics. I was joking!
sinatrastar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2003, 12:45 AM   #19
sinatrastar
Indian Summer
Senior Member
 
sinatrastar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 22, 2003
Location: 78 W 86th St. Apt 3E
Posts: 5,992
Default

ps that is a pimped out limo you got there
sinatrastar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2003, 09:30 PM   #20
Fleet
Mansions, limousines & H-ween
Forum Veteran
 
Fleet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 06, 2002
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, California
Posts: 15,143
Send a message via AIM to Fleet
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by sinatrastar
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".
Fleet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2003, 09:31 PM   #21
Fleet
Mansions, limousines & H-ween
Forum Veteran
 
Fleet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 06, 2002
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, California
Posts: 15,143
Send a message via AIM to Fleet
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by sinatrastar
ps that is a pimped out limo you got there
Is that good?
Fleet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 12:32 AM   #22
sinatrastar
Indian Summer
Senior Member
 
sinatrastar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 22, 2003
Location: 78 W 86th St. Apt 3E
Posts: 5,992
Default

yes - that is good! I thought that Pat Morita taught him some fightin' tricks.
sinatrastar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 10:58 AM   #23
robyrob
certified wackball#3
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
robyrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 03, 2003
Location: hiding under the third booth at Arnold's
Posts: 54,763
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Fleet
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
robyrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 04:10 PM   #24
sinatrastar
Indian Summer
Senior Member
 
sinatrastar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 22, 2003
Location: 78 W 86th St. Apt 3E
Posts: 5,992
Default

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.
sinatrastar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 05:18 PM   #25
Pat
Member
Senior Member
 
Pat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 11, 2000
Location: 2Trivia4Me, VA
Posts: 2,715
Default Fighting

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?
__________________
Frasier: "Don't stare at me Eddie. I'm a humane man, but right now I could kick a kitten through an electric fan!"
Pat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 06:05 PM   #26
TVFactFan
Member
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,378
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by robyrob
it was all learned on the streets man - cuz Fonzie was a street-fightin' man, man

Fonzie was nothing but a cartoon character.
TVFactFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2003, 09:32 PM   #27
Fleet
Mansions, limousines & H-ween
Forum Veteran
 
Fleet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 06, 2002
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, California
Posts: 15,143
Send a message via AIM to Fleet
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by robyrob
it was all learned on the streets man - cuz Fonzie was a street-fightin' man, man
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.
Fleet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2003, 10:26 AM   #28
robyrob
certified wackball#3
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
robyrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 03, 2003
Location: hiding under the third booth at Arnold's
Posts: 54,763
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Sitcom Analyzer
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.
robyrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2003, 10:29 AM   #29
robyrob
certified wackball#3
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
robyrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 03, 2003
Location: hiding under the third booth at Arnold's
Posts: 54,763
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Fleet
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?).
robyrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2003, 10:32 AM   #30
robyrob
certified wackball#3
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
robyrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 03, 2003
Location: hiding under the third booth at Arnold's
Posts: 54,763
Default Re: Fighting

Quote:
Originally posted by Pat
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.
robyrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:13 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.