The Best Episodes of Happy Days
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 - Richie's Job
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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - Fearless Malph
Season 6 - Episode 8
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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - Football Frolics
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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - The Magic Show
Season 6 - Episode 14
Howard and Al are co-chairmen of a Leopard Lodge fund-raiser. When the magician/escape-artist they hired injures himself while attempting the milk-can escape, Fonzie suggests another magician, the Amazing Randi.
#14 - Richie Gets Framed
Season 6 - Episode 15
Richie, who is running for class president, gets his picture taken at a massage parlor by his opponent. Richie thinks his campaign will be ruined if the picture gets out.
#15 - Cruisin'
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.
#16 - Fonzie's New Friend
Season 3 - Episode 12
Fonzie provides a drummer, who is black, to play with the band at Richie's party.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - Smokin' Ain't Cool
Season 6 - Episode 17
Joanie starts smoking to fit in with a club she's recently joined. Howard initially forbids her to smoke but, eventually, allows her to make her own decision. He is disappointed to find her smoking again later that night.
#20 - Fonzie's Funeral (2)
Season 6 - Episode 23
Fonzie survives an explosion at the garage triggered by the counterfeiters. The counterfeiters don't know that Fonzie has survived, so a phony funeral is staged at their funeral parlor to entrap them.
#21 - Do You Want to Dance?
Season 5 - Episode 24
Fonzie's girlfriend is a moderately successful ballet teacher, but Fonzie has trouble accepting that she may be happier as a professional performer in New York.
#22 - Be the First on Your Block
Season 1 - Episode 16
Howard wants to buy a bomb shelter to protect his family. Problems quickly arise when several of Richie's friends ask if they can use it.
#24 - The Deadly Dares
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.