The BEST Episodes of Happy Days
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020
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 - The Other Richie Cunningham
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 7, 1975
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.
#2 - Football Frolics
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 20, 1976
Needing money to get tickets to a big football game, Richie, Potsie, and Ralph decide to babysit 15 children on the night of Mardi Gras.
#3 - Howard's 45th Fiasco
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 28, 1975
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.
#4 - Welcome Home (2)
Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 1983
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.
#5 - Kiss Me Sickly
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 29, 1975
Fonzie asks Richie to watch after his girl, Denise, while he's out of town at a demolition derby. Denise, upon hearing what Fonzie's asked Richie to do, decides to test Richie's trustworthiness. Richie succumbs to temptation and makes out with Denise at Inspiriation Point, but he later finds out that she has mononucleosis.
#6 - A Date with Fonzie
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 11, 1975
With Richie in a dating slump, Fonzie sets Richie and himself up on a double date with two of his girls, Laverne and Shirley.
#7 - Cruisin'
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 11, 1975
Richie, Postie, and Ralph are forced to go cruising for girls in Howard's DeSoto after Marion dents Richie's car at the supermarket. They find three girls but, later, find their boyfriends who are members of a gang called the Dragons.
#8 - Jailhouse Rock
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 21, 1975
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.
#9 - Get a Job
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 25, 1975
Looking for work, Richie, Potsie, and Ralph agree to fix the fence of an attractive divorcee. When the woman leaves for awhile, Potsie and Ralph decide to take off, as well, leaving Richie to finish the job by himself.
#10 - Beauty Contest
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 10, 1976
Richie, Potsie, and Ralph stage a beauty contest at Arnold's in order to meet girls. They plan to enter a plant into the contest who won't accept the prizes when chosen as the winner. Richie is uneasy about this but reconsiders when a cheerleader he's interested in enters.
#12 - Fonzie's Getting Married
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 14, 1975
Fonzie announces that he's getting married and brings his bride-to-be to the Cunningham house for dinner. There, Howard recognizes her as stripper he saw at a hardware convention in Chicago.
#13 - Hi Yo Fonzie, Away
Season 9 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 9, 1982
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.
#14 - They Call It Potsie Love
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 2, 1975
Joanie develops a crush on Potsie after he sings to her at Arnold's.
#15 - Fonzie Versus the She Devils
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 1979
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.
#16 - Fonzie Moves in
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 9, 1975
With Howard's hardware store about to face new competition, the Cunninghams decide they need to rent the room above their garage to generate extra income. Howard is shocked when Richie rents it to Fonzie.
#17 - Fearless Malph
Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 24, 1978
Richie is writing a story about fears and phobias, and he finds out that Ralph is afraid of nearly everything. While Richie, Potsie, and Ralph are visiting a professor whose specialty is fear, lab mice become agitated. The professor concludes that it is a sign that a tornado is coming.
#18 - Fonzie's Blindness
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 26, 1978
Al accidentally hits Fonzie in the head with a serving tray, and he becomes blind as a result.
#19 - May the Best Man Win
Season 10 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 22, 1983
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.
#20 - Wish Upon a Star
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 12, 1974
Richie wins a date with a movie star, Cindy Shea, to a school dance, and Gloria breaks up with him because of circumstances surrounding it. Cindy, however, will only be able to meet up with Richie after the dance has started.
#21 - Guess Who's Coming to Christmas
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 17, 1974
Howard wants Christmas Eve to only include the family, but Richie discovers that Fonzie will be all alone.
#22 - Motorcycle
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 16, 1975
Fonzie finds his his bike in pieces, and the search is on to find out who did it.
#23 - The Howdy Doody Show
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 18, 1975
Facing a deadline for the school paper, Richie tries to get a photo of Clarabell the clown, from The Howdy Doody Show, without makeup. To get on the set, Richie plans to get Ralph to enter a Howdy Doody look-alike contest the show is conducting.
#24 - Dance Contest
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 6, 1976
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.
#25 - It Only Hurts When I Smile
Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 27, 1981
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.