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Old 11-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #16
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That's pretty much how I feel. I still watch the show and love it. As for Star Trek, I used to love it as a kid but can't get into it now. I guess some shows you do grow out of. I still love Lost in Space though. lol
But Trekkies are considered dorks and nerds!
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I have to agree with #2
That when it originally aired it really was a great 1950s period piece. Clothes hair, cars, music were great. And I liked that it was shot on film making it more artistic. Fonzie wasn't the main character and he was cool in a layed back way. Like The Wonder Years before there was a Wonder Years. Fonz was cool because he didn't have to jump sharks, or jump garbage cans. But all shows have to develop and grow so I dunno?

Although some shows you do grow out of. I used to LOVE I dream of Jeannie as a kid, I watch it now, and it is just AWFUL! I think, how did I like this show?
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i liked is better when Ron Howard left the show i just never liked him at all he was like a snob
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Although some shows you do grow out of. I used to LOVE I dream of Jeannie as a kid, I watch it now, and it is just AWFUL! I think, how did I like this show?
I know what you mean. I have a show like that but going the other way; one I really didn't care for much as a kid but adore as a adult. The show's That Girl. I used to think Ann and Don were the dippiest things on the planet. Now, when I watch, I find Ann's (sometime) naiveness endearing and that Don is one big major sweetie pie - the kind of b/f girls dream of having. Of course being a fan of Marlo and her dad, only adds points to the score. I'll never forget when I met Danny Thomas as a kid - he was the Nicest man alive.
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Happy Days is an amazing show in my book, but what I WILL say is that I agree that things went downhill after Ron Howard left.

In terms of whether or not Fonzie was cool - I agree that there were some inherent contradictions in his personality (or inconsistent writing / changes in how he was characterized over the seasons), but I still personally think he is one of the most iconic, and yes, COOL, television characters of all times. I loved that he was a softie underneath it all - yeahhh, things got a little schmaltzy at times, but that's what makes Happy Days what it is.

This says it all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kWR3YLUYB4
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i liked is better when Ron Howard left the show i just never liked him at all he was like a snob
i got tired of him saying im in college now,and other things like he was better then everyone cause he is in college or a senior just my two cents
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I loved Happy Days watched every Tuesday night without fail. Ralph and Potsie were perfect as Ritchie's friends.
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jordan ? was hunting for toys in this old lady named shirley's house. and he found a fonzie doll,and jordan said,aayy ,shirley, i was laughing at it,tonight,
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I watched it regularly til around 1979, but it was never one of my faves; just more or less a lead-in to L&S--which I liked better.

Have no desire to ever see it again. I do own some of the L&S DVDs but even those I can only take in limited doses now. The writing just seems so juvenile, on par with Sherwood Schwartz shows--funny when you're 10 years old but not so much as seen through adult eyes.

Then again, Maude is my favorite 70s sitcom and I know plenty of people on here who can't stand it because she's so loud. To each his own.
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Actually, "trolling" is just dropping a hostile or inflammatory line or two and then stepping back and watching while others become apoplectic trying to change your mind. While many of my opinions differ from those of the OP, I do not consider him/her a troll.
I agree. The OP didn't say anything inflammatory, and even though I have always been a fan, he did make some legitimate points. I have been a member of several tv show forums over the years, and people often wonder why someone drops in to say they don't like a show, but if it's done in good taste, I see nothing wrong with it.

As an adult, I have often thought about the "cool" aspect of Fonzie too. In addition to everything the OP mentioned, he didn't want a hair out of place. Even thought the show was popular in the 70s, I must say that anyone in my school at the time who was that particular with their hair would have been made fun of to no end.
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Today, if they wanted to make a show about teenage nostalgia, it would have to be set in the 90's and there was nothing funny about the 90's.
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I think Happy Days was mostly a "merchandise-driven" show. When the show took off was when the Fonz became a culture pop icon phenomenon. What use to drive me crazy was hearing the studio audience go bananas every time he walked in and out of a scene. I think there were some good episodes, but I think it was much ado about nothing. I only noticed this years later when I tried to watch in reruns and couldn't get into it.

But I think when Ron Howard left, the show most certainly died.
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I loved Happy Days watched every Tuesday night without fail. Ralph and Potsie were perfect as Ritchie's friends.

Me too, and my siblings and friends too, We all loved it! But watching it now (or in my case not watching it). I'm not too into it in reruns. It isn't nearly as good IMO as I thought it was back than. The very early episodes when it WAS about the 50's are OK, even enjoyable, or I will watch later epps just to see Chachi! Scott Baio was HOT!!!!! But other than that, I can't say I really enjoy Happy Days anymore the way I like lots of other old sitcoms!
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I always watched back then and had a crush on Erin Moran.

When I watch now, of course I'm much more critical. For example, when LoriBeth and Richie have their wedding (with Fonzie standing in), why is there no mention of Father Delvecchio (Al Molinaro) as to why he can't be there to perform the ceremony?

Another example, Jenny Piccalo has been Joanie's best friend for years, yet until the Phil Silvers -guesting episode, we're to believe that Joanie's never even met Jenny's father...???

I still enjoy watching, but you get the idea.
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