Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by jason88cubs, Jul 8, 2018.
Henry Winkler is awesome. Love him in Barry
I was totally OK with this. It did not, however, work in Happy Days' favor.
They would argue if they hadn't switched to a live audience, Happy Days wouldn't have made it beyond a 3rd season. As it was, they went to 11 seasons and 255 episodes, so from a purely financial point of view, they did extremely well. You can argue it was mediocre television and not very funny, but it was a very popular show for many of those years. I was not that much of a fan, but I made a good living on it for a couple of years and the people I worked with (including Tony Marshall) were really nice people, and that counts for a lot with me.
Laverne & Shirley was a much more grim show, and there was a lot of politics, in-fighting, arguments, and grief on that set. Tons of drugs, too. Bad scene. Noted actress Betty Garrett was so pissed-off about the drugs, she walked off at the end of the next-to-last season and actually gave interviews talking about it.
vinnie, I love your avatar. Big Suzi Quatro fan here.
I, along with all of my friends, watched and enjoyed the show most of those years, so thank you for your service. Seeing the episodes now, it does not hold up as well (what does, really), but I can totally see from a business perspective, and the multi-cam mad 70's, that they had to change the format.
Why was Fonzie so popular? It was amusing that the show made it so but he would not be dreamboat material in real life. Would he?
Short-statured, Jewish biker chic was VERY popular with school-age kids in the 1970's.
As a kid, I thought Fonzie was Italian in the show
I guess I was right
Jew or Not Jew: Arthur Fonzarelli
It didn't work in the favor of "Odd Couple" either. While the studio audience shows were still very good, the performances became much "bigger" and broader.
Klugman, Randall and the rest were good enough to still be amusing even cranked to 11, but I preferred the lower-key performances of the non-audience shows...
Girls often care more about personality/charisma than looks, so that's the best explanation...
What do you know? You probably haven't even tried the new Harvest Pizzeria that just opened in the former Zoë Café!
Never a big fan really. But I never watched The Waltons. And now I do. Must have been missing something.
Actually we have ...outstanding.. Zoe was a downer...we gave it 4 or 5 chances
Awaiting your review of Brassica!
He was a tough guy from across the tracks who socialized seamlessly with both WASPs and his own hoodlum element.
He cavorted with an endless stream of women yet was never seen as a cad but rather a class act.
He was a hood who often lived like a choirboy.
And he was cool with a strong sense of morality.
don't understand why Henry Winkler stayed on till the end. Even Ralph Malph (Don Most) left the series after the 7th season.
You go to work every week with people you know, people you like, people you may even consider your "family" and you are paid well for doing so. How many regular folks HATE their jobs and their workplaces? Not that hard to understand, really.
Ric Carrott played Chuck in the Love American Style pilot.
Winkler was a character actor, not a natural leading man. Fonzie was a lucky break. Even Tom Bosley had more natural charisma. His forays outside Fonzie before he left the show had limited success. It was the right decision to stick with the character.
Now Anson Williams sticking around, that was pathetic!
ABC had a really good show, American Dream, around 1980 or so, and they didn't know what to do with it amongst all of the crap on their schedule. It was a drama about a family moving back to the inner city in Chicago. They kept saying, "this is really more of a CBS show", but they eventually put it on a few times, not even airing all 7 episodes.
I see why he left. Look at #6 a big step up 6 fascinating facts about Don Most and Ralph Malph
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