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Fonzie Jumped The Shark - Lame Attempt To Reinvigorate Show 4 12.50%
Richie and Ralph - Lost Two Central Characters 12 37.50%
Filmed Before Studio Audience - Suddenly All The Performers Screamed Their Lines 6 18.75%
Day 1 0 0%
New Characters, Later Seasons - Roger, KC, Flip, Jenny Picalo, etc. 4 12.50%
Al Delvecchio - Yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah... 0 0%
Singing - Potsie sounds like the whitest person in the world 2 6.25%
Never Boned 3 9.38%
Exit Stage Left...Chuck Cunningham 1 3.13%
Ralph's Parents Divorce - Beginning of the end. 70s themes in 50s show. 0 0%
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:20 PM   #46
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Wow, that is interesting. Imagine if they brought back Gaven O'Herlihy or Randolph Roberts instead of Ted McGinley.

The rumor in the summer of 1980 was that Chuck was going to return as a character to the show.

Instead, we got...Roger.

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My moments for JTS are: Richie and the guys graduate high school. That would have been a perfect ending for a coming of age show.

Fonzie jumps over the shark in a leather jacket. Hello! You don't wear leather in water!

Richie and Ralph left. Fonzie has no one left to interact with. Roger felt forced and Potsie was too stupid, annoying and useless.

The introduction of characters like KC, Flip and the Belvin Brothers.

Fonzie goes monogamous with Ashley, only for the character to be gone the next season, having reconciled with her husband. That's just like when that lady with the little boy Bobby, reconciled with her husband. Fonzie seems to have trouble in actual relationships with women.

Fonzie letting Tom Hanks beat him up.

Fonzie in a bunny suit, no matter what the reason.

Agree with every point here, but I would have kept the show going through season 7 up til Ron Howard and Donny Most's departures.

I would have made the last episode of season 7 the college graduation for Richie Potsie and Ralph, perhaps even seeing them with plans to leave home and move forward with their lives, relationships and careers.

If season seven does eventually come out on DVD, I will get that and stop collecting there, because that's where the show really ends for me.
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Agree with every point here, but I would have kept the show going through season 7 up til Ron Howard and Donny Most's departures.

I would have made the last episode of season 7 the college graduation for Richie Potsie and Ralph, perhaps even seeing them with plans to leave home and move forward with their lives, relationships and careers.

If season seven does eventually come out on DVD, I will get that and stop collecting there, because that's where the show really ends for me.

You ain't lying about that, very unwatchable
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You ain't lying about that, very unwatchable

I continued to watch Happy Days throughout its original network run, but seeing seasons 8-11 in reruns since is almost painful. It's not the show I watched through my grammar school years.

Henry Winkler may have been the most popular because he played the Fonz, but Ron Howard as Richie was really the glue that kept that cast of characters together.
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I continued to watch Happy Days throughout its original network run, but seeing seasons 8-11 in reruns since is almost painful. It's not the show I watched through my grammar school years.

Henry Winkler may have been the most popular because he played the Fonz, but Ron Howard as Richie was really the glue that kept that cast of characters together.


I wish L&S could have stayed in Milwaukee after 1979 so atleast it could have been some more crossovers after richie left
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I wish L&S could have stayed in Milwaukee after 1979 so atleast it could have been some more crossovers after richie left
At L&S went to California to try to do something fresh instead of staying in Milwaukee. Staying for 9 years in the same place would be boring.
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I wish L&S could have stayed in Milwaukee after 1979 so atleast it could have been some more crossovers after richie left

Yup. The very same season that Happy Days went bad, so did L&S when they moved to California. The whole working class girls thing didn't work for me in a California setting. I wonder which creative genius was behind that decision.
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At L&S went to California to try to do something fresh instead of staying in Milwaukee. Staying for 9 years in the same place would be boring.
Well they were boring in California.
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At L&S went to California to try to do something fresh instead of staying in Milwaukee. Staying for 9 years in the same place would be boring.


You can do nothing FRESH if your bank account does allow you
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Well they were boring in California.


yes they were and that tall goofy Rhonda
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Laverne & Shirley was conceived as a story of two working-class girls struggling through young adulthood in a Midwestern town. I could tolerate them in that setting, but in California, they were just a couple of annoying, star-struck airheads.
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I put when they switched to a live audience, but it also "boned" when it became "the Fonzie show" and when it stopped being set in the 50s and changed the setting to the 70s with a small sprinkling of the 50s.

I totally agree! After season 2 the show got really stupid! Potsie's singing got on my nerves.
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At L&S went to California to try to do something fresh instead of staying in Milwaukee. Staying for 9 years in the same place would be boring.

Moving to California didn't improve the writing, the show just got more ridiculous.
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I totally agree! After season 2 the show got really stupid! Potsie's singing got on my nerves.

Poor Potsie, never gets any respect.
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The Hollywood three part episode the beginning of the 1977-78 season was the introduction of Charles Chachi Arcola played by Scott Baio. This is an irony that his first appearance and 2 episodes later is when The Fonz jumped the shark and the show started a slow decline. I liked the first 4 seasons and through Chachi was unnecessary. They should have kept Spike as a recurring character. Also notice that after Chachi came in they never even mentioned Spike again similar to Chuck departing.
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