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Old 04-22-2011, 02:34 AM   #1
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Default Why Weren't Ralph and Potsie in the Series Finale?

That really, really bugs me that they somehow couldn't figure out a way to fit those two in. Anson Williams stuck with the show long after Postie had any relevance left (i.e. after Richie and Ralph joined the army), so it's incredibly ironic and sad that Postie isn't at Joanie and Chachi's wedding. I also would've liked to find out what Ralph was going to do with his life (other than heading off to Madison, WI) after the series was over. Richie didn't have a big part in the last episode, but of course, you can't do a last episode of Happy Days without him (and they already provided closure to his arc with him going to Hollywood to become a writer).

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Old 04-22-2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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The only thing I can think of is that perhaps Joanie isn't very close to Ralph and Potsie.

Notice, Mother Kelp who we saw in the episode earlier didn't show up. Hehe.. she must hate Howard that much or maybe J/C didn't invite her.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:18 AM   #3
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Ralph and Potsie should have been at the wedding. It's strange that they weren't. Jenny and Al (as Father Delvecchio) were there, so why not???
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:21 PM   #4
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First off..Anson did not sing Memories. Elvis Presley did the original and they played his version on the final episode.

Second...I agree that Ralph, Potsie and others should have been there. In fact, honestly even though Ron Howard had his bookend episode earlier in the season that gave us some closure on Richie it would have been nice to see the original star of Happy Days (Ron Howard as Richie) have more impact on the final episode then crashing through the beginning of the wedding and having only 1 line or two.

Also here's trivia for you. The very first line Richie spoke on Happy Days (episode 1) was "Hi Fonz" and the very last line Richie spoke on Happy Days(final episode) was "Hi Fonz" (after he interrupts the wedding)..that's what he wraps up with. Interesting fact at least to me.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:33 PM   #5
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Ralph and Potsie should have been at the wedding. It's strange that they weren't. Jenny and Al (as Father Delvecchio) were there, so why not???
Jenny was Joanie's best friend and maid of honor, Al was Chachi's stepfather, and Father Anthony Delvecchio officiated the wedding. Of course they would be there. Ralph and Potsie were Richie's best friends, not Joanie's or Chachi's. It would have been nice if they were there, but it makes sense that they weren't given the rather small guest list.
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First off..Anson did not sing Memories. Elvis Presley did the original and they played his version on the final episode.


Also here's trivia for you. The very first line Richie spoke on Happy Days (episode 1) was "Hi Fonz" and the very last line Richie spoke on Happy Days(final episode) was "Hi Fonz" (after he interrupts the wedding)..that's what he wraps up with. Interesting fact at least to me.


cool trivia....I never realized that!

also, can u imagine how they will ruin this scene if it ever makes it to DVD....u know they won't use Elvis' "Memories," and to me that's as an important part to the finale as the characters!
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:16 PM   #7
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Default yeah they really should have been there

but im guessing that the ideas were to tie up the pending story lines the chachi
and joannie thing.the fonz finding happiness.and lets face it potsie by this point had become somewhat of a background character.ralph on the other hand closed his character in welcome home but it would have been nice for everyone to be there.
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I don't think Elvis sang Memories on that episode. It could have been Potsie or some unknown singer. I imagine Ralph and Potsie could have shown up after the toast and said they went to the wrong house.
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I don't think Elvis sang Memories on that episode. It could have been Potsie or some unknown singer.
Yeah, it wasn't Elvis Presley. I have the Presley version, and they're not the same. Happy Days used sound-a-like artists for a lot of different songs, including "Memories." It wasn't Anson Williams, either.
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I think they should have asked Anson and Don to come back for a cameo in the last episode. I could have been as big as Richie's which wasn't much, but they should have been there.

They had Chachi and Fonzie's grandmother, Grandma Nussbaum there.

I am glad I have the episode saved from when I taped it when it originally aired. There were so many nice little moments in the finale that get chopped out in syndication.

There's a real nice scene with Chachi and Lousia the day of the wedding that always gets cut. In syndication we lose that one last " Ooooh What a Face"

There's a Jenny and Joanie scene in her room getting ready for the wedding that always gets cut as well.

One thing I always wonder about the finale is that In Richie Comes Home, Lori Beth is pregnant, in the finale she isn't.

So how come we never found out Lori Beth had the baby, if it was a boy or girl and what it's name is?
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One thing I always wonder about the finale is that In Richie Comes Home, Lori Beth is pregnant, in the finale she isn't.

So how come we never found out Lori Beth had the baby, if it was a boy or girl and what it's name is?

Chuck kidnapped it.
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I think they should have asked Anson and Don to come back for a cameo in the last episode. I could have been as big as Richie's which wasn't much, but they should have been there.

They had Chachi and Fonzie's grandmother, Grandma Nussbaum there.

I am glad I have the episode saved from when I taped it when it originally aired. There were so many nice little moments in the finale that get chopped out in syndication.

There's a real nice scene with Chachi and Lousia the day of the wedding that always gets cut. In syndication we lose that one last " Ooooh What a Face"

There's a Jenny and Joanie scene in her room getting ready for the wedding that always gets cut as well.

One thing I always wonder about the finale is that In Richie Comes Home, Lori Beth is pregnant, in the finale she isn't.

So how come we never found out Lori Beth had the baby, if it was a boy or girl and what it's name is?

I wonder if Lynda Goodfriend was simply pregnant in real life?
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I wonder if Lynda Goodfriend was simply pregnant in real life?


I've wondered that too because they don't even really address the issue.

The only thing they really say about a new baby coming is talking about how expensive the hospital bill will be.
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I wonder if Lynda Goodfriend was simply pregnant in real life?

Lynda Goodfriend never had children in real-life. Looks more like a mistake from the writers (I just assumed that Lori-Beth lost the baby by a stillborn).
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Lynda Goodfriend never had children in real-life. Looks more like a mistake from the writers (I just assumed that Lori-Beth lost the baby by a stillborn).

Or the baby could have been with a babysitter. Most people don't bring infants to weddings.
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