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Old 01-22-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Does Anybody Agree That Joanie & Chachi Were One Of TV's Worst Matched Couples???

I mean no offense to Joanie/Chachi fans. I am just curious what is everybody's opinions on this tv couple. Their spinoff did fail because I think others didn't like the joanie/Chachi dynamic. Do you agree? Disagree?

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I'm probably in the minority here, but I never could stand the character of Chachi. For one thing he seemed ridiculously out of place in the 50's and early 60s, with his hair and general attitude. And I just never warmed to him; he was so cocky and self-assured. I never like the "Oh I'm just being a jerk to you because I really love you" shtik, and that's what it always seemed like he was doing with Joanie.
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I liked them as a couple.

As for the series, I've not seen every episode, but the ones I have seen, I didn't really care for the other characters. They were also in a totally, different element than they were on "Happy Days," so it felt different watching them here than seeing them on that show.

I've seen other posts saying that it would have been better if the show had come out in 84, after HD ended. I think this would have been pretty good, the series would start with them as a newlywed couple starting their life together. Maybe have Jenny Piccalo as their neighbor, and some of the HD cast guest star every now and then. I wouldn't have the band, or Al and Chachi's mother as regular characters though.
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Joanie and Chachi's relationship was more interesting when Chachi was younger and shorter than Joanie and he was always chasing after her. Once he caught her, things got a little dull.
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Without a doubt! I could never figure it out. Then when I heard they dated in real life it really floored me.
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Wow...

I did see one episode of J/C on youtube where TB/MR make a guest appearence. Even though it was one episode, it just didn't catch me...

And I guess I can see why some HD fans ask about the second baby since it was mentioned on this show.

I think they just messed it up or didn't talk to the writers of HD.
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Fun Fact about Joanie Loves Chachi

"It was the highest rated new tv show in Sitcom History"


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I must be one of the few fans of this show.
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I must be one of the few fans of this show.

Being sandwiched in between Happy Days and Three's Company played a major part in that succcess-lol
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Being sandwiched in between Happy Days and Three's Company played a major part in that succcess-lol
They should have left it there. ABC never learns.
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They should have left it there. ABC never learns.

And because of that it was the LEAD show on Thursday Nights and bombed
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I thought they made a cute couple (and thought it was quite fitting that Happy Days ended with their wedding, with Tom Bosley stepping out of character and toasting the audience). However, I think their spinoff was a MAJOR mistake.

I seem to remember Erin Moran being quoted as not wanting to leave Happy Days because she didn't think the spinoff would fly. Thank goodness she was a Cunningham and still had a show to go back to!!
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I think the show was based in Chi-town
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I mean no offense to Joanie/Chachi fans. I am just curious what is everybody's opinions on this tv couple. Their spinoff did fail because I think others didn't like the joanie/Chachi dynamic. Do you agree? Disagree?

I actually liked them as a couple during their teen years on Happy Days, but it was the Spin-off is when I just got extremely bored with them altogether. That had to be one of the worst spin-offs that featured a popular couple. I wasn't surprised when the show was cancelled, and they returned to Happy Days' Finale to have their wedding.

So I actually feel it was the Joanie Loves Chachi sitcom that threw things off for me.
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