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2020-10-20 4:08:19 AM  

jst3p: detonator: jst3p: AllCatsAreBeautiful: I'm confused. Are they attempting to get seniors to vote Dem?  As a millennial, I barely remember the reruns on late night cable television in the early 90s. I always found the tv show to be repulsive, misogynist and oh so whitey white.

If you were a kid watching it on Nick at Night like I was and you found it to be these things you were WAY more woke than I was as a very young child or you are just making shiat up to appear more woke today. Hmmmm.... I wonder which is more likely.

I was in high school when it was on. It was supposed to be a adaptation of "American Graffiti ", but that only lasted about the first season. There was a ton of nostalgic fifties rock and roll stuff happening then, but as soon as "Happy Days" started having live studio audiences it went downhill fast. The actors all had '70's styled hair dos and flared jeans and white sneakers.
It always was pretty cringe worthy.

While all of that may be true, it has nothing to do with the experience he claimed to have as a member of a younger generation and my experience as that same generation.

I guess a shorter way of saying it would be "OK Boomer."


And here I thought you were an ok guy. Instead, you gotta defend a shiatty tv show.
I can't help being born when I was, just like you can't. I got to see and do a ton of stuff that you'll probably never imagine you could, like play hardcore punk rock in Eastern Europe before the Berlin Wall came down.
Say hi y to your boomer mom fir me.
 
2020-10-20 4:18:28 AM  
Maybe do this a month ago, so the money can be better used?
 
2020-10-20 4:24:12 AM  
I have vague memories of this show in 1980.

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The Fonz, Richie and Ralph meet a cute girl from the 25th century with a time machine and have adventures with her, hoping to get back to 1957 Milwaukie again someday.
 
2020-10-20 4:24:30 AM  

jst3p: Joanie Loves Chachi (a hit for a time, right?).


It was in South Korea, where Chachi is a slang term for penis.
 
2020-10-20 4:36:40 AM  

foo monkey: Maybe do this a month ago, so the money can be better used?


Anything that doesn't get used by Election Day is going to be used for the inevitable court challenges. Because you have to worry about Congressional and State Leg races as well, several Sun Belt states might have their lower houses turned over to Democrats if you get a lot of Dems coming out that local Republicans weren't accounting for.
 
2020-10-20 4:40:38 AM  
Happy Days was a spin off of Love American Style.
 
mjg
2020-10-20 4:46:46 AM  
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2020-10-20 5:12:03 AM  

HighOnCraic: [Fark user image image 425x271]

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I would have thrown in an 'Obscure?', but I'm guessing that the entire series would fit that description to most Farkers...
 
2020-10-20 5:37:01 AM  

toddalmighty: In the 80s, Donny Most was in my line at a grocery store. Some old lady looked up at him and said "Well, your career sure went down the toilet."


https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0609182/

Okay, he isn't Cloris Leachman or James Hong, but he ain't starving.
 
2020-10-20 5:53:52 AM  

BlueDWarrior: jst3p: Sam Malone: jst3p: Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?

There's been others. However, rarely are the leads in a spin-off as charming as the originals.

You are correct. I would like to point out an exception to that rule that is a personal favorite of mine.

One of the best sitcoms of all time, in my opinion, was Cheers.

Frasier was absolutely charming.

Frasier was one of those shows where it's like... you know the main character is an insufferable douche, but at the same time, you kinda wanted to see where all it was going anyway.


I'm listening...
 
2020-10-20 5:57:02 AM  

detonator: jst3p: detonator: jst3p: AllCatsAreBeautiful: I'm confused. Are they attempting to get seniors to vote Dem?  As a millennial, I barely remember the reruns on late night cable television in the early 90s. I always found the tv show to be repulsive, misogynist and oh so whitey white.

If you were a kid watching it on Nick at Night like I was and you found it to be these things you were WAY more woke than I was as a very young child or you are just making shiat up to appear more woke today. Hmmmm.... I wonder which is more likely.

I was in high school when it was on. It was supposed to be a adaptation of "American Graffiti ", but that only lasted about the first season. There was a ton of nostalgic fifties rock and roll stuff happening then, but as soon as "Happy Days" started having live studio audiences it went downhill fast. The actors all had '70's styled hair dos and flared jeans and white sneakers.
It always was pretty cringe worthy.

While all of that may be true, it has nothing to do with the experience he claimed to have as a member of a younger generation and my experience as that same generation.

I guess a shorter way of saying it would be "OK Boomer."

And here I thought you were an ok guy. Instead, you gotta defend a shiatty tv show.
I can't help being born when I was, just like you can't. I got to see and do a ton of stuff that you'll probably never imagine you could, like play hardcore punk rock in Eastern Europe before the Berlin Wall came down.
Say hi y to your boomer mom fir me.


👊🏼🤘
 
2020-10-20 6:03:40 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: I'm confused. Are they attempting to get seniors to vote Dem?  As a millennial, I barely remember the reruns on late night cable television in the early 90s. I always found the tv show to be repulsive, misogynist and oh so whitey white.
/For a sec I thought it was a fundraiser for the Republican Party..
//you know they want to take us back to the 50s..


You're so woke, Wokey McWokerson, EsqWoke.

Or just full of shiat.
 
2020-10-20 6:09:24 AM  

Gordon Bennett: jst3p: Joanie Loves Chachi (a hit for a time, right?).

It was in South Korea, where Chachi is a slang term for penis.


Whereas in the U.S., Chachi is now a slang term for dickhead.
 
2020-10-20 6:13:25 AM  

BlueDWarrior: foo monkey: Maybe do this a month ago, so the money can be better used?

Anything that doesn't get used by Election Day is going to be used for the inevitable court challenges. Because you have to worry about Congressional and State Leg races as well, several Sun Belt states might have their lower houses turned over to Democrats if you get a lot of Dems coming out that local Republicans weren't accounting for.


Point taken, but I'd rather win an election, then face court challenges, rather than lose an election and be the challenger.
 
2020-10-20 6:34:11 AM  

toddalmighty: In the 80s, Donny Most was in my line at a grocery store. Some old lady looked up at him and said "Well, your career sure went down the toilet."


Donny Most was on a fantastically bad episode of CHiPs (they're actually all bad) playing a KISS knockoff called Morloch.
 
2020-10-20 6:54:35 AM  
Classic from the nascent days of the
Early Trump Days: "Crappy Days"

https://youtu.be/zjZT93tku4Y
[Obligatory]
 
2020-10-20 6:56:49 AM  

jst3p: toddalmighty: In the 80s, Donny Most was in my line at a grocery store. Some old lady looked up at him and said "Well, your career sure went down the toilet."

While that may be true, she recognized him and she is just some random old lady.


.....whose career has plateaued as a grocery cashier - the absence of self awareness is amusing
 
2020-10-20 7:00:23 AM  

Alphax: I have vague memories of this show in 1980.

[Fark user image 318x236]

The Fonz, Richie and Ralph meet a cute girl from the 25th century with a time machine and have adventures with her, hoping to get back to 1957 Milwaukie again someday.


Thank you, you just reminded me of one of my favorite mashups:

can you dig it?
Youtube NtlfiTMeqMM
 
2020-10-20 7:01:40 AM  

RasIanI: jst3p: toddalmighty: In the 80s, Donny Most was in my line at a grocery store. Some old lady looked up at him and said "Well, your career sure went down the toilet."

While that may be true, she recognized him and she is just some random old lady.

.....whose career has plateaued as a grocery cashier - the absence of self awareness is amusing


I was in college you ass
 
2020-10-20 7:04:18 AM  

toddalmighty: RasIanI: jst3p: toddalmighty: In the 80s, Donny Most was in my line at a grocery store. Some old lady looked up at him and said "Well, your career sure went down the toilet."

While that may be true, she recognized him and she is just some random old lady.

.....whose career has plateaued as a grocery cashier - the absence of self awareness is amusing

I was in college you ass


Lol. My apologies - clearly I mistook the old lady and the cashier (yourself) as the same person.

Its early.
 
2020-10-20 7:28:12 AM  

misanthropicsob: This is sure to appeal to the youth of America.


It's a fundraiser. There are people who grew up on Happy Days willing to put down cash for an event like this. It's not like they're releasing an ad on Adult Swim.
 
2020-10-20 7:31:56 AM  

jst3p: Happy Days created the spinoffs Laverne And Shirley (a hit), Mork and Mindy (a hit), and Joanie Loves Chachi (a hit for a time, right?). Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?


I was about 10 years old when I saw Joanie Loves Chachi's pilot episode.

I don't remember the content of the episode or the dream I had about it afterwards (except it had to do with the pilot episode), but I do remember it was the first time I had a dream where I experienced profound, agonizing boredom.
 
2020-10-20 7:40:10 AM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: AllCatsAreBeautiful: I'm confused. Are they attempting to get seniors to vote Dem?  As a millennial, I barely remember the reruns on late night cable television in the early 90s. I always found the tv show to be repulsive, misogynist and oh so whitey white.
/For a sec I thought it was a fundraiser for the Republican Party..
//you know they want to take us back to the 50s..

You don't understand why a campaign would hold a fundraiser?

Apart from the obvious  if someone donates any amount, even a dollar, they become much more committed
They will show up to vote, and urge others to do so. It binds them to the cause.


I'd also like to point out that the dollars raised here aren't going to ads (because Biden has basically saturated the airwaves already), they're going to GOTV efforts and the legal teams that are the first line of defense against Republican voting farkery.
 
2020-10-20 7:59:05 AM  
Ben wilker the  Chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has been killing it for fundraising efforts.  First, The Princess bride, which got amplified by Ted Cruz.  The Office, and now Happy days
 
2020-10-20 8:12:45 AM  

Alphax: I have vague memories of this show in 1980.

[Fark user image 318x236]

The Fonz, Richie and Ralph meet a cute girl from the 25th century with a time machine and have adventures with her, hoping to get back to 1957 Milwaukie again someday.


i.pinimg.comView Full Size


/wait a few years....
 
2020-10-20 8:15:30 AM  

Exile On Beale Street: baxterdog: detonator: jst3p: AllCatsAreBeautiful: I'm confused. Are they attempting to get seniors to vote Dem?  As a millennial, I barely remember the reruns on late night cable television in the early 90s. I always found the tv show to be repulsive, misogynist and oh so whitey white.

If you were a kid watching it on Nick at Night like I was and you found it to be these things you were WAY more woke than I was as a very young child or you are just making shiat up to appear more woke today. Hmmmm.... I wonder which is more likely.

I was in high school when it was on. It was supposed to be a adaptation of "American Graffiti ", but that only lasted about the first season. There was a ton of nostalgic fifties rock and roll stuff happening then, but as soon as "Happy Days" started having live studio audiences it went downhill fast. The actors all had '70's styled hair dos and flared jeans and white sneakers.
It always was pretty cringe worthy.

I was in grade school and mom watched it. It was meh, to me. I do recall liking Laverne & Shirley though. Lenny and Squiggy cracked me up. Didn't put 2+2 that Lenny was in Spinal Tap and Earth Girls Are Easy until way later.

Michael McKean has been in everything. I miss Chuck McGill.
/No, we're not gonna play Stonehenge!


Squiggy was also in "A League of Their Own" and Lenny was the scaryass clown in Voyager's "Thaw".

/yeah, we need a Lenny/Squiggy reunion
 
2020-10-20 8:15:43 AM  

detonator: I got to see and do a ton of stuff that you'll probably never imagine you could, like play hardcore punk rock in Eastern Europe before the Berlin Wall came down.


I've never seen a non-flexitur before.
 
2020-10-20 8:28:26 AM  

Alphax: I have vague memories of this show in 1980.


I see your Fonz cartoon and raise:
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2020-10-20 8:33:27 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: I'm confused. Are they attempting to get seniors to vote Dem?  As a millennial, I barely remember the reruns on late night cable television in the early 90s. I always found the tv show to be repulsive, misogynist and oh so whitey white.
/For a sec I thought it was a fundraiser for the Republican Party..
//you know they want to take us back to the 50s..


Fonzie VS Whites Only Sign
Youtube Uiiq-1KKSPg
 
2020-10-20 8:37:33 AM  

fragMasterFlash: Give my regards to The Big Ragu.


I recently found out he was the guy Madonna was dancing with in the bar scene from "a League of Their Own"
 
2020-10-20 8:44:01 AM  

thesharkman: AllCatsAreBeautiful: I'm confused. Are they attempting to get seniors to vote Dem?  As a millennial, I barely remember the reruns on late night cable television in the early 90s. I always found the tv show to be repulsive, misogynist and oh so whitey white.
/For a sec I thought it was a fundraiser for the Republican Party..
//you know they want to take us back to the 50s..

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Uiiq-1KK​SPg]


"Cool's only been around since Benny Goodman"
 
2020-10-20 8:46:57 AM  

jst3p: Happy Days created the spinoffs Laverne And Shirley (a hit), Mork and Mindy (a hit), and Joanie Loves Chachi (a hit for a time, right?). Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?


All in the Family.
 
2020-10-20 8:53:07 AM  

Sam Malone: jst3p: jst3p: Sam Malone: jst3p: Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?

There's been others. However, rarely are the leads in a spin-off as charming as the originals.

You are correct. I would like to point out an exception to that rule that is a personal favorite of mine.

One of the best sitcoms of all time, in my opinion, was Cheers.

Frasier was absolutely charming.

Wow, I didn't even notice your username until after I posted. Well played.

Cheers! :)


You were better in The Good Place.
 
2020-10-20 8:55:28 AM  
on marion ross' 92nd birthday
 
2020-10-20 8:59:55 AM  

jst3p: Happy Days created the spinoffs Laverne And Shirley (a hit), Mork and Mindy (a hit), and Joanie Loves Chachi (a hit for a time, right?). Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?


And "Happy Days" itself was a spinoff from an episode of "Love American Style" called "Love and the Happy Day" (retitled as "Love and the Happy Days" in syndication)

Video via Facebook

Intro credits via YouTube:
Love American Style Theme - Happy Days Pilot!
Youtube B8A9WFrBK0w
 
2020-10-20 9:07:11 AM  
Every Tuesday
8       Happy Days
8:30  Laverne & Shirley
9      Three's Company
9:30 Taxi

/old
 
2020-10-20 9:25:48 AM  

jst3p: Happy Days created the spinoffs Laverne And Shirley (a hit), Mork and Mindy (a hit), and Joanie Loves Chachi (a hit for a time, right?). Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?


Happy Days was itself born from a "Love, American Style" bit.
 
2020-10-20 9:28:32 AM  
Hollywood is really going big on Wisconsin.  Princess Bride did a big reunion for Wisconsin and now Happy Days.

Fun.

Seems odd for both to choose that one state, but it is an important state... so sure.
 
2020-10-20 9:43:41 AM  

Alphax: I have vague memories of this show in 1980.

[Fark user image 318x236]

The Fonz, Richie and Ralph meet a cute girl from the 25th century with a time machine and have adventures with her, hoping to get back to 1957 Milwaukie again someday.


There was an urban legend saying that this series was repurposed from a failed pitch from Hanna-Barbera to make a Doctor Who animated series. Imagine how weird THAT would've been.
 
2020-10-20 9:43:47 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: detonator: I got to see and do a ton of stuff that you'll probably never imagine you could, like play hardcore punk rock in Eastern Europe before the Berlin Wall came down.

I've never seen a non-flexitur before.


Laugh all you want, but I did it. The people of my generation ( I'm at the tail end of the boom) did punk rock.  I can't imagine what the equivalent is for the younger generation is. Maybe,"where were YOU when "dick in a box" first aired?"
It's gotta suck being young today and seeing your youth pass by while you're quarantined. At least I was able to mis spend my youth properly.
 
2020-10-20 9:53:40 AM  
Please please PLEASE get Samuel L Jackson to play Mr C!
 
2020-10-20 9:54:07 AM  

BakaDono: Alphax: I have vague memories of this show in 1980.

[Fark user image 318x236]

The Fonz, Richie and Ralph meet a cute girl from the 25th century with a time machine and have adventures with her, hoping to get back to 1957 Milwaukie again someday.

There was an urban legend saying that this series was repurposed from a failed pitch from Hanna-Barbera to make a Doctor Who animated series. Imagine how weird THAT would've been.


From Hannah-Barbera?  That would have been weird indeed.. but not necessarily a good weird.
 
2020-10-20 9:56:09 AM  
BakaDono:

There was an urban legend saying that this series was repurposed from a failed pitch from Hanna-Barbera to make a Doctor Who animated series. Imagine how weird THAT would've been.
That ranks up there in the weird kid's show pitches with the live action American Sailor Moon pitches.

I can only imagine the Doctor and a companion chasing the Master through an infinite room with the same backgrounds.
 
2020-10-20 9:59:41 AM  

ShavedOrangutan: thealgorerhythm: Haha fark You Scott Baio

No one loves Chachi


Mrs. Derp spent her childhood in Seoul.

She ruined a monitor when the show name "Jonie loves the Chachi," was advertised.

She even more wtf when I asked if she wanted me to go grab some Chi-Chi's for her.

/language is fun
 
2020-10-20 10:01:47 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Sam Malone: jst3p: jst3p: Sam Malone: jst3p: Has any other sitcom had as many successful spinoffs?

There's been others. However, rarely are the leads in a spin-off as charming as the originals.

You are correct. I would like to point out an exception to that rule that is a personal favorite of mine.

One of the best sitcoms of all time, in my opinion, was Cheers.

Frasier was absolutely charming.

Wow, I didn't even notice your username until after I posted. Well played.

Cheers! :)

You were better in The Good Place.


Bored To Death.
'Private Detective For Hire' Trailer | Bored To Death | HBO Classics
Youtube er88JTcdy4E
 
2020-10-20 10:03:44 AM  

jake3988: Hollywood is really going big on Wisconsin.  Princess Bride did a big reunion for Wisconsin and now Happy Days.

Fun.

Seems odd for both to choose that one state, but it is an important state... so sure.


i.pinimg.comView Full Size
 
2020-10-20 10:10:26 AM  

Peaceboy: Mrs. C. has already outlived Joanie by three years.


Depression sucks, even more so when you treat it with booze. Before the cancer got her, she was so out of control that she got kicked out of a trailer park. Booze and cigarettes gave my grandmother throat cancer. I wonder if the cause was the same for Erin.

After Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi were canceled, Moran moved from Los Angeles to the California mountains. She said in 1988 that she suffered from depression and was unable to gain acting roles.[4] Moran confirmed news reports that her California home was foreclosed in 2010,[24] following media claims that she had been served eviction papers and moved into her mother-in-law's trailer home in Indiana.[25] In 2017, Variety magazine said she "had fallen on hard times in recent years. She was reportedly kicked out of her trailer park home in Indiana because of her hard-partying ways."[26]
 
2020-10-20 10:26:42 AM  

misanthropicsob: This is sure to appeal to the youth of America.


It did at one time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UmOW​-​Y06x0
 
2020-10-20 10:26:48 AM  

detonator: jst3p: AllCatsAreBeautiful: I'm confused. Are they attempting to get seniors to vote Dem?  As a millennial, I barely remember the reruns on late night cable television in the early 90s. I always found the tv show to be repulsive, misogynist and oh so whitey white.

If you were a kid watching it on Nick at Night like I was and you found it to be these things you were WAY more woke than I was as a very young child or you are just making shiat up to appear more woke today. Hmmmm.... I wonder which is more likely.

I was in high school when it was on. It was supposed to be a adaptation of "American Graffiti ", but that only lasted about the first season. There was a ton of nostalgic fifties rock and roll stuff happening then, but as soon as "Happy Days" started having live studio audiences it went downhill fast. The actors all had '70's styled hair dos and flared jeans and white sneakers.
It always was pretty cringe worthy.


Happy Days was never an adaptation of American Graffiti. The pilot "Love and the Happy Days" appeared on the TV show Love American Style in 1972. American Graffiti didn't hit theaters until 18 months later.
 
2020-10-20 10:31:41 AM  

catmandu: detonator: jst3p: AllCatsAreBeautiful: I'm confused. Are they attempting to get seniors to vote Dem?  As a millennial, I barely remember the reruns on late night cable television in the early 90s. I always found the tv show to be repulsive, misogynist and oh so whitey white.

If you were a kid watching it on Nick at Night like I was and you found it to be these things you were WAY more woke than I was as a very young child or you are just making shiat up to appear more woke today. Hmmmm.... I wonder which is more likely.

I was in high school when it was on. It was supposed to be a adaptation of "American Graffiti ", but that only lasted about the first season. There was a ton of nostalgic fifties rock and roll stuff happening then, but as soon as "Happy Days" started having live studio audiences it went downhill fast. The actors all had '70's styled hair dos and flared jeans and white sneakers.
It always was pretty cringe worthy.

Happy Days was never an adaptation of American Graffiti. The pilot "Love and the Happy Days" appeared on the TV show Love American Style in 1972. American Graffiti didn't hit theaters until 18 months later.


It was intended as such as far as I can recall, maybe not as a direct tribute to that film, but to replicate the feel of it.
"American Graffiti" was supposed to be Southern California as I recall, not Wisconsin.
 
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