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Old 12-31-2013, 04:28 AM   #31
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The show was full of nostalgia in the early seasons. The producers worked hard to make the show look as authentic to the 1950s as possible (though there were occasional glitches, like the previously-mentioned flag having the wrong number of stars).

But as the seasons passed, the producers and other staff got lazy, and stopped paying attention to wardrobe and hairstyles. Erin Moran's goofy 80s perm, Chachi's... well, everything about Chachi, and the new characters who were added later had nothing to do with the 1950s or the early 1960s.

I only watch the older episodes.

Agreed, there was a time Happy Days was a pretty fine show.
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I only watch the older episodes.

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Old 01-02-2014, 06:27 PM   #33
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That episode was burned off in September 1984, several weeks AFTER Happy Days was cancelled!

What's more, the episode was filmed more than a year before its original air date, since a clip from it (Chachi & Roger hit each other with cream pies instead of Fonzie, having expected Potsie to come through the door instead.) appeared in the S11 opening credits. A funny clip from the 1992 Happy Days reunion showed that Baio & McGinley creamed Winkler instead of each other in what had to be an earlier take.
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I just wish they could have at least "TRIED" to keep it Looking more like the late 1950's or early 1960's. Does wardrobe, hair and makeup really cost that much?

At the VERY LEAST, if Chiachi is NOT going to get his hair cut, couldn't they at least have slicked it back? Is moose or Brylcreem that costly? I just found it insulting and offensive. Even as a little kid I noticed that it was ALL wrong.
The writes, directors, and producers HAD TO HAVE KNOW THIS?
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:32 AM   #35
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In the early seasons before they had the live audience, it was an accurate portrayal. After that, it went downhill.
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:37 PM   #36
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Another glaring anachronism from the show's last years in the early 80s: Howard Cunningham was apparently the first on his block with a digital wristwatch, in several episodes.
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I honestly never really noticed and never really cared. Of course, I think the same argument could be made for "That '70s Show" and perhaps other period shows.
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Season 8 Episode 10 - It Only Hurts When I Smile - Richie's WIFE Lori Beth is wearing Shiny black Disco pants.

WHEN and WHAT YEAR in the 50s or 60s was this EVER worn? But even, so, NO OTHER waitress in Arnold's is wearing these shiny black Disco pants, so it's not a uniform right?


UNLESS perhaps they are trying to duplicate the Look from Sandy in Grease?

Can anyone explain this? And I do remember Jenny Picolo also wearing shiny skin tight Disco Pants too in other episodes too!
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I read somewhere it was because of budget constraints...In other words, it cost too much to pay the wardrobe dept. to go out and find the clothing necessary to recreate the look....Also the hairdressers needed to be paid as well to recreate the "do's" back in the 50's/60's....Same thing happened on L&S and the Waltons show too...
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Couldn't they have just saved some of the clothes they wore in previous episodes? I mean it's not like the clothes would get worn out right? Or is it because the clothes no longer fit them or something? I dunno. It just bothers me, stuff like this.
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I'm glad The Wonder Years stayed the way it do from beginning to the end. Happy Days became a mess.
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I'm glad The Wonder Years stayed the way it do from beginning to the end. Happy Days became a mess.
I agree with you 100%
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Everything about the show suffered when they let them dress themselfs and wear their own hair styles.

When were these hair styles EVER popular in the late 50s?

Was wardrobe really that expensive to maintain on Happy Days?
At least send Chaichi to a barber, I mean really?

Happy Days started to get less period oriented during the end of the Ron Howard era, but once they rebooted with Joanie and Chachi as the main teens - they through everything out the window. The only thing they did was have the girls wear short skirts since it was now the sixties (miniskirts really weren't in style at the time), although even then they were not accurate to 1965 and were paired with shirts, hair, make-up of the early '80s.

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Does anyone know what time frame the show was supposed to take place in, exactly? I think it started around 1957 and since it ran 10 years, it ended around 1967.


Does that sound about right?
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Does anyone know what time frame the show was supposed to take place in, exactly? I think it started around 1957 and since it ran 10 years, it ended around 1967.


Does that sound about right?
The first season was supposed to be around 1955-'56.
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