The Best Episodes of Happy Days

Three on a Porch

#1 - Three on a Porch 8.50

Season 3 - Episode 11

With nothing to do for the Easter holiday, Richie, Potsie, and Ralph decide to rent a cabin at Lake Whitefish. They pretend to be adult businessmen in order to secure the cabin and get girls.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Time Capsule

#2 - Time Capsule 8.25

Season 4 - Episode 13

Richie and the guys organize a time capsule for a school project. Howard agrees to let them use the vault at his store for the capsule, and Potsie accidentally locks them all inside.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Fonzie's New Friend

#3 - Fonzie's New Friend 8.17

Season 3 - Episode 12

Fonzie provides a drummer, who is black, to play with the band at Richie's party.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Howard's 45th Fiasco

#4 - Howard's 45th Fiasco 8.14

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.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Fonzie the Superstar

#5 - Fonzie the Superstar 8.09

Season 3 - Episode 19

With Potsie away, the guys try to get Fonzie to take his place as the band's singer for the Senior Dance.

Directors: Jerry Paris
A Date with Fonzie

#6 - A Date with Fonzie 8.08

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.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Richie Fights Back

#7 - Richie Fights Back 8.05

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.

Directors: Jerry Paris
The Other Richie Cunningham

#8 - The Other Richie Cunningham 8.00

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.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Dance Contest

#9 - Dance Contest 8.00

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.

Directors: Norm Gray
The Deadly Dares

#10 - The Deadly Dares 7.96

Season 1 - Episode 6

Richie and Potsie, in their never-ending effort to get girls, decide that they want to join a gang called the Demons. However, in order to be accepted, they have to perform several dares.

Directors: Herb Wallerstein
Fish and the Fins

#11 - Fish and the Fins 7.91

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.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Kiss Me Sickly

#12 - Kiss Me Sickly 7.89

Season 2 - Episode 22

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.

Directors: George Tyne, Paul Lichtman, Howard Storm
Richie's Job

#13 - Richie's Job 7.86

Season 7 - Episode 5

Wanting to have some money of his own, Richie gets a job loading papers for The Milwaukee Journal. A man named Frank, who works in the same department, doesn't like Richie right from the start.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Guess Who's Coming to Christmas

#14 - Guess Who's Coming to Christmas 7.86

Season 2 - Episode 11

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

Directors: Frank Buxton
Richie Moves Out

#15 - Richie Moves Out 7.85

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.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Football Frolics

#16 - Football Frolics 7.83

Season 3 - Episode 18

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.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Chachi's Incredo-Wax

#17 - Chachi's Incredo-Wax 7.83

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.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Kid Stuff

#18 - Kid Stuff 7.83

Season 6 - Episode 6

Fonzie and his girlfriend's son are getting along together as if they were father and son, but his girlfriend reveals that she and her estranged husband are getting back together.

Directors: Jerry Paris
They Call It Potsie Love

#19 - They Call It Potsie Love 7.82

Season 3 - Episode 13

Joanie develops a crush on Potsie after he sings to her at Arnold's.


#20 - Cruisin' 7.82

Season 2 - Episode 16

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.

Directors: Jerry Paris

#21 - Motorcycle 7.77

Season 3 - Episode 2

Fonzie finds his his bike in pieces, and the search is on to find out who did it.


#22 - R.O.T.C. 7.75

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.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Great Expectations

#23 - Great Expectations 7.74

Season 1 - Episode 13

Richie meets a beatnik named Diedre at the movies and gets caught up in her type of lifestyle.

Directors: Jerry Paris, Ed Scharlach, Peggy Elliott
You Go to My Head

#24 - You Go to My Head 7.74

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

Directors: Jerry London
Because She's There

#25 - Because She's There 7.73

Season 1 - Episode 11

Richie is put in an awkward situation when he is set up with a girl much taller than he is. Meanwhile, Howard is frustrated by Marion's ineptness at playing bridge.

Directors: Peter Baldwin