Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / News Blog / Buy TV Shows on DVD

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Happy Days Online / Happy Days links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Happy Days Photo Gallery


Happy Days - The Complete First Season

Buy Happy Days - The Complete First Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Second Season

Buy Happy Days - The Second Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Third Season

Buy Happy Days - The Third Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Fourth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Fourth Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Fifth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Fifth Season on DVD
Happy Days - The Sixth Season

Buy Happy Days - The Sixth Season on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > Happy Days
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 18, 2017)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Disney to Acquire Much of Fox; Roseanne Debut Date Set for ABC
Fri-Yay: The Year in Sitcoms; NBC Sets Premiere for A.P. Bio
MeTV January 2018 Schedule Has Diff'rent Strokes; HBO Hit Comedy Returns for 2nd Year
getTV Acquires Norman Lear Sitcoms; Comedy Central Gets Scripted Comedy
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Starts on TBS Jan. 4; Fuller House Season 3, Part 2 Premieres Just in Time for the Holidays!
American Dad! Christmas Special on TBS; Jessica Jones Returns for 2nd Season
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of December 11, 2017)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Danny Masterson Fired From Netflix Series The Ranch; Disney/Fox Merger a Step Closer?
Fri-Yay: Superstore's Christmas Special; This Is It! One Day at a Time Returns for 2nd Year
Another Period Returns Jan. 23; Pop Orders Comedy Pilot from Krysten Ritter
TBS Launches New Comedy Tarantula; Inside the Actors Studio with Kristen Wiig
The Nanny Coming to COZI TV in January; GSN Adds Chris Harrison Episodes of Millionaire


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-02-2016, 09:13 PM   #1
TVFactFan
Forum Legend
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,369
Default Ranked #15 after the first season without Richie and Ralph????

Damm, that is shocking I would think it would be out of the top 30 for sure.

Jenny Picalo?
Roger?
Goofy Potsie?


I guess the Fonz was still enough for people to tune in
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2016, 09:55 PM   #2
Alan Brady's Hair
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 30, 2014
Posts: 3,000
Default

The sitcoms that dominated the 70s were gone or rapidly fading, replaced by nighttime soaps and gimmicky detective shows. No good reason for people to change the channel.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2016, 10:14 PM   #3
TVFactFan
Forum Legend
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan Brady's Hair
The sitcoms that dominated the 70s were gone or rapidly fading, replaced by nighttime soaps and gimmicky detective shows. No good reason for people to change the channel.


Is there a episode that sets up the Joanie Loves Chachi Spinoff?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 11:45 AM   #4
Will Dockery
Forum Regular
Shadowville All-Stars
 
Will Dockery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 31, 2006
Location: Shadowville
Posts: 679
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TVFactFan
Is there a episode that sets up the Joanie Loves Chachi Spinoff?

Funny... isn't that Chachi, the actor who played him, with Dick Van Dyke on the Diagnosis Murder series, which just began on MEtv's morning schedule?

Sure looks like him.
__________________
Music & poetry of Will Dockery
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery/
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 11:54 AM   #5
Torgo
Forum Veteran
Art by Baby Torgo
 
Torgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 06, 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 12,489
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Will Dockery
Funny... isn't that Chachi, the actor who played him, with Dick Van Dyke on the Diagnosis Murder series, which just began on MEtv's morning schedule?

Sure looks like him.

Yep, that's him. He left Diagnosis Murder after the first season I think because he said he was more into comedy than drama.
__________________
"I'm going to go do something productive. I'm gonna go watch television." - Ray Peterson, The 'burbs

"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries." - Stephen King

"There's nothing wrong with G-rated movies, as long as there's lots of sex and violence." - Elvira
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 11:54 AM   #6
Will Dockery
Forum Regular
Shadowville All-Stars
 
Will Dockery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 31, 2006
Location: Shadowville
Posts: 679
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TVFactFan
Is there a episode that sets up the Joanie Loves Chachi Spinoff?

Yes, "Letting Go":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Days#Characters

"For years, Fonzie's cousin, Chachi, had been chasing her until she eventually agreed to a date with him. She and Chachi would eventually form a band together; and in "Letting Go", they leave for Chicago to pursue their music career (which spun off the short-lived series Joanie Loves Chachi). Joanie, however, eventually left the band to return home to pursue a teaching career. She and Chachi then broke up for a time until Chachi proposes to her and they get married in the series finale..."

[...]

"...Joanie Loves Chachi was a short-lived show about Richie's younger sister Joanie and Fonzie's younger cousin Chachi's relationship during their years as musicians in Chicago. While commonly believed that the show was canceled due to low ratings, the program finished in the Top 20 its first season, but ABC determined that the show was losing too much of its lead-in, suggesting low appeal if the show were moved (a suggestion that came to be realized, as the show's ratings dropped dramatically after a move to another time slot in its second season). This type of cancellation seemed strange in the early 1980s, but soon became a commonplace part of TV audience research..."
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 11:58 AM   #7
Will Dockery
Forum Regular
Shadowville All-Stars
 
Will Dockery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 31, 2006
Location: Shadowville
Posts: 679
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torgo
Yep, that's him. He left Diagnosis Murder after the first season I think because he said he was more into comedy than drama.

This is the first episode of the series I've seen, and is pretty much okay, if just a bit bland.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2016, 11:06 PM   #8
TVFactFan
Forum Legend
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Will Dockery
This is the first episode of the series I've seen, and is pretty much okay, if just a bit bland.


Only watchable ep to me is the one with Fonzie and Howard and Marion


The show did have a nice theme song though lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w13Vpt074Qc
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 09:51 PM   #9
frankred
Frequent Poster
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 27, 2015
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 85
Post

Joanie Loves Chachi was an ill advised flop. It was terrible. They were not capable of carrying a show. They were back on the 11th and last season of Happy Day. Scott and Erin were fortunate because many times when characters are spun off they do not return to the original show. Happy Days was really going down for the count so I can see why the were welcomed. The show from 1980-84 was full of interlopers and unnecessary additions.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 09:55 PM   #10
TVFactFan
Forum Legend
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankred
Joanie Loves Chachi was an ill advised flop. It was terrible. They were not capable of carrying a show. They were back on the 11th and last season of Happy Day. Scott and Erin were fortunate because many times when characters are spun off they do not return to the original show. Happy Days was really going down for the count so I can see why the were welcomed. The show from 1980-84 was full of interlopers and unnecessary additions.


Was Mr. and Mrs C seen a lot during 1982-83 season since there was no Joanie or Richie?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 04:32 PM   #11
Dr. Thong
Senior Member
a/k/a "ACK!"
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,707
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankred
Joanie Loves Chachi was an ill advised flop. It was terrible. They were not capable of carrying a show. They were back on the 11th and last season of Happy Day. Scott and Erin were fortunate because many times when characters are spun off they do not return to the original show. Happy Days was really going down for the count so I can see why the were welcomed. The show from 1980-84 was full of interlopers and unnecessary additions.

__________________
"Sunday has been cancelled due to lack of interest. That is all."
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 07:34 PM   #12
TVFactFan
Forum Legend
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 17, 2002
Posts: 89,369
Default

wonder if would have been a need for Ted Mckinley's character if Donny Most never left the show and just ron howard left
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 08:16 PM   #13
JSP
Senior Member
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 19, 2003
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,576
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TVFactFan
wonder if would have been a need for Ted Mckinley's character if Donny Most never left the show and just ron howard left
Good question. Potsie without Ralph Malph made no sense for sure.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2016, 10:09 PM   #14
Svenfan1234
Senior Member
Berwyn!
 
Svenfan1234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 12, 2015
Location: In Berwyn hitting Svengoolie with rubber chickens!
Posts: 7,960
Default

It was still good. Even without Ralph or Richie. I don't really care for Ralph but I liked Richie. I think the show still carried well without them
__________________
Berrrrwyn



Shout! Factory, PLEASE release a complete series set of St. Elsewhere!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 05:05 PM   #15
Dr. Thong
Senior Member
a/k/a "ACK!"
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 10, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,707
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TVFactFan
wonder if would have been a need for Ted Mckinley's character if Donny Most never left the show and just ron howard left

Roger was really a substitute for Richie, albeit a poor one.

He more of a straight arrow and not a joke machine like Ralph.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.