Top Stupid Things about the 'Happy Days' TV series (1974-1984)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Panther, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    Yeah, I know he was in Beatlemania (it's the thing he's best-known for, by far). What I meant was that he's a musician first, and any acting he's done has been incidental and related solely to his resemblance to McCartney.

    My mistake about him not singing in the episode. As I said, I just skimmed it (I didn't have the stomach to sit and watch the whole thing from start to finish). At what point in the show does he sing?
     
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  2. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Towards the end, he sings ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ with Joanie & Chachi joining in.
     
  3. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Looking at the episode on YouTube, I see they cut out the musical number at the end. It might have been a rights thing with Apple.
     
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  4. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Radio A-Go-Go

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    You're digging way to deep into things.

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  5. MarkTheShark

    MarkTheShark Forum Resident

    Or it could just have been a coincidence that no one noticed at the time. Back in the 1980s people weren't obsessed with race 24/7.
     
  6. RhodyDave125

    RhodyDave125 Streetwalkin' Cheetah

    You're right, racism wasn't invented until 2004, a well known fact.
     
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  7. antoniod

    antoniod Forum Resident

    But if she'd been a superstar in the US as she was in the UK, she'd likely have been on one episode as herself-a "special guest", rather than seven as a fictional character.
     
  8. MarkTheShark

    MarkTheShark Forum Resident

    Who somehow time traveled to the 1950s. What the heck, why not, Chachi's hairstyle did.
     
  9. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

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    As with Scott Baio's hair-do, when Suzi Quatro was on the show, they should have styled her hair into a more era appropriate hair-style, not her David Cassidy shag style. And, get her into some era accurate clothing too, not that shiny glam-rock outfit of hers.
     
  10. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    I'm assuming each season represented a year. This was before a show had a season every few months. In the first year or so, there was an episode concerning the 1956 election -- I assume it was 56 and not 52 because of the music. If the show lasted 11 years, it should have been 1966 during the last season. They should have had somewhat longer hair (though not in a feathered disco cut like Chachi) and have been into Motown. I doubt they'd have been hanging out in a malt shop in 66, but I was a little kid then and don't remember if that's what young adults did then.
     
  11. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    We still had some malt shops or their equivalent but they were definitely on their way out of being a teenage hangout in the second half of the 60s. Roller rinks, too but bowling alleys were still quite popular into the 70s.
     
  12. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    Based on temporal references, there's not an exact 1:1 correspondence of one year equals one season. The 1956 election is mentioned in the second season. Then the third season makes reference to events in both 1958 (Elvis being inducted into the Army) and 1959 (Hawaii becoming a state). So by season three it's already 1959.
     
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  13. antoniod

    antoniod Forum Resident

    Oops. I didn't think about the period thing! But it seemed they didn't either. But in the 70s Quatro was typically on music shows in the UK and didn't appear on sitcoms there. Her only UK sitcom appearance was on ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS in 1994.
     
  14. Honey Bunches of Sadness

    Honey Bunches of Sadness Forum Resident

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    I grew up in northern California, and roller rinks were definitely still a place where teenagers gathered into the late 1970s.
     

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