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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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 - 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.
#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.