What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

Happy Days – 80s TV Sitcom

Happy Days is a 80s sitcom television series that aired on the ABC network from January 15, 1974, to July 19, 1984. Created by Garry Marshall, it starred Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham, Henry Winkler as his friend Fonzie, and Tom Bosley and Marion Ross as Richie’s parents, Howard and Marion Cunningham.

Happy Days' Cast: Where Are They Now? - Biography
Happy Days

Cast

  • Ron Howard
  • Marion Ross
  • Anson Williams
  • Tom Bosley
  • Henry Winkler
  • Donny Most
  • Erin Moran
  • Pat Morita
  • Al Molinaro
  • Scott Baio

Series Run

January 15, 1974 – July 19, 1984

Broadcast History

ABC

Plot

Set in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the series revolves around teenager Richie Cunningham and his family: his father, Howard, who owns a hardware store; traditional homemaker and mother, Marion; younger sister Joanie Cunningham; Richie’s older brother Chuck (briefly in seasons 1 and 2 only, disappearing from storylines afterward); and high school dropout, greaser, and suave ladies’ man Fonzie, who would eventually become Richie’s best friend and the Cunninghams’ over-the-garage tenant. The earlier episodes revolve around Richie and his friends, Potsie Weber and Ralph Malph, with Fonzie as a secondary character. However, as the series progressed, Fonzie proved to be a favorite with viewers, and soon more story lines were written to reflect his growing popularity; Winkler eventually received top billing in the opening credits alongside Howard.

More info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Days

Theme Song

“Where Everybody Knows Your Name” by Judy Hart Angelo and
Gary Portnoy, sung by Gary Portnoy

Happy Days Theme Song Lyrics

Sunday Monday, Happy days.
Tuesday Wednesday, Happy days.
Thursday Friday, Happy days.
The weekend comes,
The cycle hums,
Ready to race with you-.

These days are all-,
Happy and Free.
(Those happy Days)
These days are all-,
Share in the dream.
(Those days)
Goodbye grey skies
Hello blue.
There’s nothing can hold me
When I hold you.
Feels so right,
It can’t be wrong.
Rockin’ and rollin’ all week long.

Sunday Monday, Happy days.
Tuesday Wednesday, Happy days.
Thursday Friday, Happy days.
Saturday, What a day,
Groovin all week with you-.

These days are all-,
Share in the dream.
(Those Happy Days)
These days are all-,
Happy and Free.
(Those days)
These happy days are your’s and mine-.
These happy days are your’s and mine happy days.