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

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

  1. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Confide In Me

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    You're digging way to deep into things.

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  2. 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.
     
  3. RhodyDave125

    RhodyDave125 Streetwalkin' Cheetah

    You're right, racism wasn't invented until 2004, a well known fact.
     
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  4. 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.
     
  5. MarkTheShark

    MarkTheShark Forum Resident

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

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    Location:
    WI
    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.
     
  7. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    Syracuse, NY USA
    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.
     
  8. Manapua

    Manapua Forum Resident

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    Honolulu
    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.
     
  9. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    Seattle
    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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  10. 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.
     
  11. 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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  12. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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  13. FredV

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  14. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

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    I wonder who the “additional cast members” are. Flip? Jenny Piccolo? Clarence?
     
  15. Jay_Z

    Jay_Z Forum Resident

    Fingers crossed for all three Chucks. Are they all still alive?
     
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  16. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident

    This guy will definitely be missed...

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  17. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    Yep, Yep, Yep.
     
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  18. I'd love to time travel to the 1950s now.
    God, that would be wonderful.
     
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  19. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northeast USA
    Bottom Line: Fun show that peaked very early. Every generation
    romanticizes its youth and "Happy Days" and "American Graffiti"
    did that for The '50s.

    Glad to see so many cast members are still with us doin' their thing.
     
  20. SmallDarkCloud

    SmallDarkCloud Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    Gavin O'Herlihy and Randolph Roberts are (per imdb). I'm not sure who the third Chuck is. I saw O'Herlihy in the horror sequel The Descent 2 a few years ago. He is still acting professionally; Roberts is an educator these days.
     
  21. Kyle B

    Kyle B Forum Resident

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    Chicago
    Ric Carrott played the role in the unsold pilot that eventually aired as part of “Love, American Style.” He is still with us.
     
  22. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Location:
    Hollywood, USA
    @FredV wins the internet today!

    Although... it was a time when many minorities were treated badly in American society (if not the world); it was a time when diseases like Polio ran rampant and crippled children and adults; it was a time when people were losing their jobs and livelihoods over political affiliations (like Communism). The 1950s weren't all that great.
     
  23. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    :goodie:
     
  24. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

    Location:
    Andover, MA
    And the white cup in front of the white man! Hmmmmmm. They could have used any color cup. And the queen of clubs underneath the queen of spades to boot! I mean seriously. The queen of clubs! I’m glad we live in such enlightened times.
     
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  25. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

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    Andover, MA
    Recall your Happy Days history. Fonzie liked Ike. Even his bike liked Ike.
     
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