The Best Episodes of Happy Days

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018

A nostalgic comedy set in 1950s Milwaukee centered on the squeaky-clean Cunningham family and their relationship with Fonzie, a motorcycle-riding Casanova who became a pop-culture phenomenon during the show's heyday in the 1970s.

Affairs of the Heart

#1 - Affairs of the Heart

Season 10 - Episode 22

Jenny dumps a nice guy to be with a former Olympic swimmer, but K. C. learns that the swimmer doesn't feel the same way about Jenny as she feels about him. Meanwhile, Fonzie wants to have a swimming pool put in the Cunninghams' backyard.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Neil Thompson, Nancy Steen
You Get What You Pay For

#2 - You Get What You Pay For

Season 11 - Episode 9

Howard decides that it is necessary to build a second bathroom after he's forced to shave at the dining room table. To save money, he decides to allow Fonzie's students to build the room. Howard doesn't realize that the room will take all semester to complete, and this hurts his plan to make a killing in whisper-quiet toilets. He fires Fonzie and the students and says he'll finish the bathroom himself.

star 8.50
2 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: John B. Collins
The People vs. the Fonz

#3 - The People vs. the Fonz

Season 11 - Episode 11

Fonzie is accused of hitting a trouble-making student but refuses to testify at a school-board hearing. By not doing so, he runs the risk of being ruled against and getting fired.

star 8.50
4 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Richard Gurman
The Ballad of Joanie and Chachi

#4 - The Ballad of Joanie and Chachi

Season 11 - Episode 2

New events in Joanie's life cause Chachi to resent her for not having enough time for him. Each has their own solution: Joanie wants to break up, and Chachi wants to get married.

star 8.50
2 votes
Welcome Home (2)

#5 - Welcome Home (2)

Season 11 - Episode 5

Still upset about having given up on his dream as a screenwriter and having to pretend to be happy all of the time, Richie takes out his frustrations on everyone around him - including punching Fonzie in a bar.

star 8.43
7 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Brian Levant, Fred Fox, Jr.
Because It's There

#6 - Because It's There

Season 11 - Episode 1

Fonzie finds a note he wrote as a child containing a list of things to accomplish in the next twenty years. On the list is one goal he hasn't yet accomplished: climb Suicide Hill on a motorcycle. The problem is that he's already tried it and failed.

star 8.40
5 votes
Hi Yo Fonzie, Away

#7 - Hi Yo Fonzie, Away

Season 9 - Episode 17

The gang tries to get the Lone Ranger, Fonzie's idol, to appear at his birthday party. Meanwhile, Fonzie thinks about becomming a one-woman man.

star 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Fred Fox, Jr., Richard Correll
And the Winner is

#8 - And the Winner is

Season 8 - Episode 7

Fonzie wants to win the "Teacher of the Year" award to spite a fellow teacher.

star 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Bosco McGowan
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Fonzie Versus the She Devils

#9 - Fonzie Versus the She Devils

Season 7 - Episode 11

Unknowingly, Richie, Potsie, and Ralph are invited to a party hosted by the She Devils gang in which the Devil who brings in the biggest nerd wins a $100 prize. After Richie discovers the purpose of the party, he and the guys head for the door. However, several Devils come in carrying a sack containing a guy who jilted the sister of the gang's leader. The guy is Chachi.

star 8.20
10 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Sam Greenbaum
I'm Not at Liberty

#10 - I'm Not at Liberty

Season 10 - Episode 17

It's Heather's birthday, but Fonzie (along with Potsie and Roger) has to report for the Army reserves. He promises Heather that he will be at her party, but he didn't count on Officer Kirk being the commanding officer.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Beverly Bloomberg, Pamela Ryan
Glove Story

#11 - Glove Story

Season 11 - Episode 6

After being nothing more than a coatrack for Fonzie's scarf during a rumble, Chachi enters the city boxing championship tournament to earn his respect. Fonzie is elated when Chachi wins his first fight.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Richard Correll, Fred Fox, Jr.
Tall Story

#12 - Tall Story

Season 8 - Episode 17

Chachi discovers a great basketball player who recently transferred to Jefferson High. However, he initially holds back when performing for Roger and, suddenly, changes his mind about being on the team when his father orders him home in the middle of a practice.

star 8.00
4 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Barry Rubinowitz
May the Best Man Win

#13 - May the Best Man Win

Season 10 - Episode 19

Fonzie is the best man at the wedding of an old pal, but the bride-to-be stops the ceremony after spotting Fonzie. Meanwhile, K. C. awaits word about a part in the school musical.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Richard Gurman
It Only Hurts When I Smile

#14 - It Only Hurts When I Smile

Season 8 - Episode 10

Fonzie comes down with a terrible toothache but refuses to see a dentist. Meanwhile, Howard is upset about Joanie's choice of attire for a wedding she's attending.

star 8.00
8 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Barry Rubinowitz
Wild Blue Yonder

#15 - Wild Blue Yonder

Season 10 - Episode 18

Fonzie and Roger miss their flight to Minneapolis for a teacher's convention, so they agree to go with Potsie's uncle, Omar, who has a small plane he uses for crop dusting and spreading ashes. Omar jumps out when there is trouble with the engine leaving Fonzie and Roger by themselves with no parachutes.

star 8.00
3 votes
Writers: Richard Gurman, Larry Strawther
The Other Richie Cunningham

#16 - The Other Richie Cunningham

Season 3 - Episode 5

Needing to make a good impression for a prospective business deal, Howard asks Richie to take the "Prince of Porcelain's" daughter out on a date. Richie, however, already has big plans and asks Potsie to take his place and pretend to be him.

star 7.92
24 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Perry Grant, Dick Bensfield
Guess Who's Coming to Christmas

#17 - Guess Who's Coming to Christmas

Season 2 - Episode 11

Howard wants Christmas Eve to only include the family, but Richie discovers that Fonzie will be all alone.

star 7.83
46 votes
Directors: Frank Buxton
Writers: Bill Idelson
Chachi's Incredo-Wax

#18 - Chachi's Incredo-Wax

Season 6 - Episode 26

Needing extra money, Chachi begins selling Incredo-Wax, a miracle product that will shine anything. Unfortunately, it has disastrous side effects and ruins everything it touches.

star 7.82
11 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: David Ketchum, Tony DiMarco
Where the Guys Are

#19 - Where the Guys Are

Season 11 - Episode 3

In an attempt to help Fonzie move on after his break-up with Ashley, Potsie, Chachi, and Roger take him on a retreat to a singles resort. However, to get him to go, they tell him they're going to a sporting camp. When they arrive at the lake, Fonzie discovers what the resort is all about and says he's going to leave. He ends up staying which puts a damper on the rest of the guys' fun.

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Nancy Stein, Neil Thompson, Nancy Steen
Howard's 45th Fiasco

#20 - Howard's 45th Fiasco

Season 3 - Episode 8

At his 45th birthday, Howard realizes that his life has been very dull up to this point, and he attempts to run away to Tahiti.

star 7.80
25 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Frank Buxton
You Go to My Head

#21 - You Go to My Head

Season 2 - Episode 4

Richie reads a book about abnormal psychology and begins to think that there's something wrong with him.

star 7.79
47 votes
Directors: Jerry London
Writers: Phil Mishkin
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A Date with Fonzie

#22 - A Date with Fonzie

Season 3 - Episode 10

With Richie in a dating slump, Fonzie sets Richie and himself up on a double date with two of his girls, Laverne and Shirley.

star 7.77
26 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Mark Rothman, Lowell Ganz
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Richie Fights Back

#23 - Richie Fights Back

Season 3 - Episode 6

After being embarrassed at Arnold's by a couple of hoods, Richie wants to take a jujitsu class to learn how to defend and stand up for himself.

star 7.76
42 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Arthur Silver
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Love and Marriage

#24 - Love and Marriage

Season 9 - Episode 22

After a month of dating, Al wants to ask Chachi's mom to marry him. Being an old fashioned guy, Al asks Chachi's permission. He grants it but doesn't think she'll want to marry Al.

star 7.75
8 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Barry Rubinowitz
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Welcome to My Nightmare

#25 - Welcome to My Nightmare

Season 8 - Episode 11

After a day of everyone asking favors of him, Fonzie has a nightmare about a mad scientist draining his cool.

star 7.75
4 votes
Directors: Jerry Paris
Writers: Mark Rothman