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Old 11-29-2014, 03:39 AM   #1
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Default You think the Fonzie character should have come out that leather jacket by the 80's?

Maybe around 81 after Richie and Ralph and he became more of a family guy? Just looked kind of silly that he had a new lifestyle involving a steady relationship and a kid and he was still dressing like a thug lol


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Old 11-29-2014, 03:58 AM   #2
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Yeah I agree, he was a grown ass man still dressing up as a hoodlum.
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Yeah I agree, he was a grown ass man still dressing up as a hoodlum.

Actually that jacket he wore in season 1 would have looked a lot better in the later seasons lol
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The leather jacket was pretty iconic to the show and to the Fonz that audiences wouldn't have taken kindly to him going back to that windbreaker.
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The leather jacket was pretty iconic to the show and to the Fonz that audiences wouldn't have taken kindly to him going back to that windbreaker.

It don't look like it was needed since he was a family guy in the seasons after he and the guys were not hanging out at Arnold's anymore
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By that time, Fonzie should have switched to a denim jacket.
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By that time, Fonzie should have switched to a denim jacket.

Just looked like the character never matured during the series. Richie and Ralph showed more growth by going to the army wile fonzie was doing nothing but being cool lol
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Yeah, Fonzie should have found a new look. it did look silly and dated. And worse, he was a man, who in real life was pushing 40 and was still chasing teenage girls. Kind of icky.

But Happy Days went on way past its past due date and refused to let go of certain conventions like the leather jacket.

Even Mrs. C got a new hairstyle!
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Yeah, Fonzie should have found a new look. it did look silly and dated. And worse, he was a man, who in real life was pushing 40 and was still chasing teenage girls. Kind of icky.

But Happy Days went on way past its past due date and refused to let go of certain conventions like the leather jacket.

Even Mrs. C got a new hairstyle!


Im surprised he didn't mention it to the producers after 7 seasons lol
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Actually that jacket he wore in season 1 would have looked a lot better in the later seasons lol

The reason for the windbreaker(s) was because the network was concerned that Fonz's hoodlum image would send the wrong message to kids. Garry Marshall caved in. Fonz was only allowed to wear his leather jacket while riding his motorcycle. However, after the show became a hit, the network loosened up and the leather jacket became Fonz's standard wardrobe.
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The reason for the windbreaker(s) was because the network was concerned that Fonz's hoodlum image would send the wrong message to kids. Garry Marshall caved in. Fonz was only allowed to wear his leather jacket while riding his motorcycle. However, after the show became a hit, the network loosened up and the leather jacket became Fonz's standard wardrobe.

I know but the leather jacket looked silly after the 1980-81 season
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I know but the leather jacket looked silly after the 1980-81 season
I agree, but the whole show was getting silly at that point.

Fonzie-mania peaked in 1976/77. The show started it's downward slide right after that. Happy Days jumped the shark before Fonzie jumped the shark. After that it became even more silly... Fonzie became a teacher and grew a beard - Gimmie a break!

Seasons 1, 2 and 3 were the very best. Season 4 was good. Season 5 was average. It was no longer watchable after the 5th season.
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I agree, but the whole show was getting silly at that point.

Fonzie-mania peaked in 1976/77. The show started it's downward slide right after that. Happy Days jumped the shark before Fonzie jumped the shark. After that it became even more silly... Fonzie became a teacher and grew a beard - Gimmie a break!

Seasons 1, 2 and 3 were the very best. Season 4 was good. Season 5 was average. It was no longer watchable after the 5th season.

For me it was after the 6th season
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Actually that jacket he wore in season 1 would have looked a lot better in the later seasons lol

They did an episode "Because it's there"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0596158/
Fonz was about to give away his leather and was in his Season 1,2 jacket.
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They did an episode "Because it's there"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0596158/
Fonz was about to give away his leather and was in his Season 1,2 jacket.[/QUOTE



It was time to get rid of those jeans too
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