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(Onion AV Club)   The Onion takes a look at how Happy Days became one of the biggest hits on television by becoming one of the worst shows on television, and even worse, letting Potsie sing   (avclub.com) divider line 20
    More: Interesting, Happy Days, history of television, human beings, Stephen J. Cannell, Garry Marshall, Aaron Spelling, Henry Winkler, anthology series  
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2012-08-30 01:53:45 PM
3 votes:

BalugaJoe: What happened to the older brother? He disappeared in season 2


He sat on it.
2012-08-30 01:32:09 PM
3 votes:

BalugaJoe: What happened to the older brother? He disappeared in season 2


He fell in love with the black guy who played the drums, and Howard disowned him.

/Howard was so pissed off, he stood in court, under oath, and said he only had two children.
2012-08-30 09:18:37 AM
3 votes:
Nothing killed an adolescent boner faster than a close up of Joanie.
2012-08-30 08:48:36 AM
3 votes:
Also, this happened. THIS HAPPENED!

i.ytimg.com
2012-08-30 03:23:41 PM
2 votes:
It was only later we realized that the 30ish guy who called the men's room where all the high school kids hung out his "office" probably wasn't that cool after all.
2012-08-30 06:21:14 PM
1 votes:

zappaisfrank: Ah yes, the bubbling cauldron of pure sex that was Bonnie Franklin...I kept waiting for her and Schneider to end up in bed together but it never happened.


At first, she was still sctupping the girls' dad once in a while. Later, she hooked up with Dr. Johnny Fever.

You know damn well that Julie was getting passed back and forth between Schneider and her dad.
2012-08-30 04:06:48 PM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com

That is all.
2012-08-30 03:35:44 PM
1 votes:

gunga galunga: BalugaJoe: What happened to the older brother? He disappeared in season 2

His dismembered corpse is still in that attic he went to clean.


Wrong.

He later showed up on an episode of MASH where he died after Frank Burns fails to properly sew up his intestinal tract and he developed acute sepsis. Even the heroic efforts of Trapper and Hawkeye fail to save him. This is never mention on "Happy Days" because the producers thought it would be too much of a downer just as the series was gaining popularity. Colonel Blake must later deal with a letter from a very upset Marion Cunningham asking why her son died. It was intended to tie in what was happening in America during the Korean War but never saw air time on Happy Days.
2012-08-30 03:31:12 PM
1 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It was only later we realized that the 30ish guy who called the men's room where all the high school kids hung out his "office" probably wasn't that cool after all.


One could argue that the real "jump the shark" moment when the show became stupid is when the rebuilt Arnold's opened, with Fonzie's desk, office phone, and files actually in the damn men's room. Seriously, you are calculating your payroll, talking on the phone with one of your suppliers, and so-forth, and guys keep coming into your office and pissing in the urinals, squeezing out turds in the stall next to you, washing up (or not washing up).
2012-08-30 03:09:25 PM
1 votes:

vudukungfu: Nothing killed an adolescent boner faster than a close up of Joanie.


www.celebrities-photo-gallery.com

You mad.
2012-08-30 02:51:26 PM
1 votes:

browntimmy: People always like to say how TV today is shiat, and while most of it is, the fact that we have more than three decent shows existing at once pretty much puts it ahead of any other time.


Yet, at the same time, equal. In that most of tv is shiat. Most of tv used to be shiat. Most of tv is shiat now. And I'd be willing to bet that in the future, most of tv will be shiat.
2012-08-30 02:48:23 PM
1 votes:
Leave it to Beaver started out like that too. In the first season they had the alligator episode where they fired their black maid because they thought she was stealing Ward's hooch and seeing gators. Then they had the noir episode where Beaver thought the new neighbor was out to kill him because he was getting tangled up with his hot wife. Which produced the best line ever on LITB:

Hot Wife: I'll go to kitchen and get some milk and cookies. Why don't you sit here by the window.
Beaver: I don't like the set-up.
2012-08-30 01:58:19 PM
1 votes:

orrinbloquy: I hated that show with a passion as a kid because all the other kids saw the pilot and were screaming "AAAAYYYY" in the hallway and I had no idea what they were about.

Thirty years later I met Henry Winkler and he was tiny. I shook his hand, went on with my life and realized that it was actually Ron Howard who is the dark ruiner of things.


www.odt.co.nz
AAAAYYYY
2012-08-30 01:46:38 PM
1 votes:
At the time it must have sucked for Ron Howard, the star of the show, to see the show stolen by the sanitized hoodlum with magic powers. Subsequent events have probably eased the pain.

/Love Winkler on Children's Hospital
2012-08-30 01:33:49 PM
1 votes:
I saw Potsie in concert.
2012-08-30 01:31:01 PM
1 votes:

Robo Beat: FirstNationalBastard: Xaro: FirstNationalBastard: Xaro: I never realized that Mork and Mindy and Laverne and Shirley were Happy Days spin offs. Though looking at how they came to spin offs, these days they would be more like cross overs.

No, they would still be spin-offs.

Mork appeared on Happy Days firstto introduce him before he got his own show. Laverne and Shirley made appearances on Happy Days, which led to them getting their own show.

My bad then. The way I read it on Wikipedia, the characters appeared on Happy Days just as the other show was starting so they could tie into its popularity. Teach me to skim though an article.

I did the Wiki research just in case, and I was wrong but right.

Laverne and Shirley appeared on Happy Days in late '75 to give them exposure for their upcoming spin-off (which began in January '76).

Wasn't that the episode where Laverne got the old air-tight seal by Richie, Fonzie, and Ralph Malph in the alley behind Arnold's?

/Fonzie told her to sit on it, and she did.


Indeed it was.

/and Potsie had to sit in the corner watching and singing "Puh-puh-puh-puh-puh-puh-puh-puh-Pump my dick" and using his own tears as lube.
2012-08-30 01:27:10 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Xaro: FirstNationalBastard: Xaro: I never realized that Mork and Mindy and Laverne and Shirley were Happy Days spin offs. Though looking at how they came to spin offs, these days they would be more like cross overs.

No, they would still be spin-offs.

Mork appeared on Happy Days firstto introduce him before he got his own show. Laverne and Shirley made appearances on Happy Days, which led to them getting their own show.

My bad then. The way I read it on Wikipedia, the characters appeared on Happy Days just as the other show was starting so they could tie into its popularity. Teach me to skim though an article.

I did the Wiki research just in case, and I was wrong but right.

Laverne and Shirley appeared on Happy Days in late '75 to give them exposure for their upcoming spin-off (which began in January '76).


Wasn't that the episode where Laverne got the old air-tight seal by Richie, Fonzie, and Ralph Malph in the alley behind Arnold's?

/Fonzie told her to sit on it, and she did.
2012-08-30 12:48:35 PM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: And what was up with One Day at a Time? Why was it totally cool that the creepy handy man drops by several times a day to hit on your teen daughter?


It took place in Indianapolis. The only way it could have been more authentic would have required both characters to get hitched 2 weeks before the little Hoosi-ubus pops out.
2012-08-30 12:20:10 PM
1 votes:

Some 'Splainin' To Do: Man, the internet really is killing my attention span. I got less than a quarter way through and said, to myself, "Man, isn't this article done yet?"

/Now where's my Ritalin?


I believe it can be summed up with

"Puh-puh-puh-puh-puh-puh-puh-puh-Pumps your blood."
2012-08-30 12:16:57 PM
1 votes:
Man, the internet really is killing my attention span. I got less than a quarter way through and said, to myself, "Man, isn't this article done yet?"

/Now where's my Ritalin?
 
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