The BEST Episodes of Happy Days
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2019
Network: ABC (US)
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.
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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 becoming a one-woman man.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - Motorcycle
Season 3 - Episode 2
Fonzie finds his his bike in pieces, and the search is on to find out who did it.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - Potsie Quits School
Season 6 - Episode 26
Facing failing his anatomy final, Potsie threatens to quit school. Fonzie tells him to use music as a tool to help him with the exam. Meanwhile, Joanie and Howard are at odds over her less-than-stellar report card, and Fonzie needs a new pair of boots.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - Fonzie's New Friend
Season 3 - Episode 12
Fonzie provides a drummer, who is black, to play with the band at Richie's party.
#13 - R. C. & L. B. Forever
Season 8 - Episode 19
Richie and Lori Beth want to get married, but Lori Beth cannot go to Richie's base until they're already married. Roger suggests that they have a ceremony in which a proxy stands in for Richie because he can't be there in person. Fonzie volunteers to be the proxy.
#14 - 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.
#15 - They Shoot Fonzies, Don't They?
Season 4 - Episode 8
Joanie enlists Fonzie to be her partner for a marathon dance at Arnold's. She desperately wants to outlast cheerleading captain Jill Higgins who had cut Joanie from the squad earlier. Prior to the dance, however, Fonzie's motorcycle breaks down, and he is forced to push it for 12 miles.
#16 - The Cunningham Caper
Season 2 - Episode 14
An ill Richie is home alone after the rest of the family go to see Cinerama. When he goes to see what is causing noises downstairs, he finds a burglar.
#17 - 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.
#18 - Fonzie the Superstar
Season 3 - Episode 18
With Potsie away, the guys try to get Fonzie to take his place as the band's singer for the Senior Dance.
#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.
#20 - Richie Moves Out
Season 2 - Episode 1
Richie feels that he doesn't have enough privacy, so he decides to move in with Chuck. He quickly discovers, though, that bachelor life isn't quite what he expected it to be.
#21 - Dance Contest
Season 3 - Episode 15
Marion, tired of the monotony of everyday house chores, decides to enter a televised dance contest. When Howard won't participate with her, she secretly enlists the help of Fonzie. Arnold unwittingly tells Howard that Marion has been at Arnold's early in the morning with another man, and Howard becomes suspicious.
#22 - Jailhouse Rock
Season 3 - Episode 7
Because the high school was vandalized, Officer Kirk imposes a curfew. Richie suggests that they demonstrate against the curfew, get arrested, and fight it in the courts. While Richie, Potsie, and Ralph are in the restroom at Arnold's discussing their plans, the lights go out, and they discover they are locked inside after Arnold closes up for the night.
#23 - Fish and the Fins
Season 2 - Episode 20
To hide from overzealous fans, a popular rock group (one of the members was Richie's childhood friend) is staying at the Cunningham house, but Richie can't tell anyone that they're there. This poses a problem for Richie because nobody believes he actually knows them.
#24 - R.O.T.C.
Season 2 - Episode 5
Richie is named R.O.T.C. squad leader but has trouble controlling his squad. After several warnings to obey his commands, he puts them all on report.
#25 - Hello, Mrs. Arcola
Season 8 - Episode 14
Because she's never been to his house or met his mother, Joanie thinks that Chachi is ashamed of her. Fonzie invites the Cunninghams over to the Arcola's for dinner on Chachi's behalf. Fonzie surmizes that Chachi is embarrassed of his mother and uncle and of the fact that they're poor.