Watch Happy Days
- 11 Seasons
The show Happy Days revolves around the activities of the Cunningham family and their friends. The main character in the show is Ritchie Cunningham who is often thought of as a clean cut teen. Ritchie has a best friend nicknamed Potsie and a secondary best friend named Ralph. To add interest to the comedy show another character in the form of Arthur Fonzarelli is added to the mix. The only person allowed to refer to this character by his given name of Arthur is Ritchie's mom, Mrs. Cunningham. Everyone else refers to him as either Fonzie or the Fonz. Fonzie's character is in direct contrast to the clean cut side of Ritchie. Where Ritchie makes the honor roll in high school, Fonzie is a drop out who rides a motorcycle. Despite the differences in their personalities, the two become good friends. Mrs. Cunningham, who is also known as Marion, is a stay at home wife and mother. In addition to Ritchie, the family also has a slightly younger daughter named Joanie. Joanie is often sarcastic, annoying and not afraid to say what is on her mind, even to a tough character like Fonzie. Mr. Cunningham is also known as Howard. Howard has very old fashioned family values and takes a while to warm up to the character of Fonzie. Ultimately, Fonzie ends up renting a room over the Cunningham's garage, which makes him more of a family member. The stories the show focuses on revolve around the interests of teenage boys. Most shows depict the boys trying to get dates by whatever means they can. In one episode the high school teens attempt to break into a college sorority to steal panties. While the show is designed to provide a humorous look at family life and the struggles of teenagers, it also offers some meaningful moments. Howard is the loving father who often has heart to heart talks with his children. There are also moments that focus on the struggles the adults have trying to maintain a successful marriage while raising teenagers. Amidst the antics and raging teenage hormones there are some moments designed to make viewers think about the different issues teens face.