Happy Days

The WORST episodes of Happy Days

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

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.

Last Updated: 4/2/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Be My Valentine
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4.69
45 votes

#1 - Be My Valentine

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/14/1978

Joanie daydreams about the gang singing romantic Valentine's Day songs.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Chachi Sells His Soul
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5.19
43 votes

#2 - Chachi Sells His Soul

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/18/1979

Wanting to be treated more like an adult, Chachi sells his soul to the devil. In order to get him out of it, Fonzie has to go 24 hours without receiving a kiss from a girl.

Directors: Jerry Paris
The Hucksters
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5.50
14 votes

#3 - The Hucksters

Season 7 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/5/1980

After hearing from a former employee about the wonders of television advertising, Howard thinks it will help his hardware store. He hires someone to handle the advertisement who guarantees a 40 percent increase in business in exchange for complete control of the project.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Fonzie's Spots
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5.56
16 votes

#4 - Fonzie's Spots

Season 11 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/24/1984

With the recent death of a fellow Leopard Lodge member, Howard fears that he may be ousted as Grand Poohbah for not attracting any new members other than Potsie during his five-year reign. He gets Fonzie, Chachi, and Roger to join as pledges, and they have to follow the orders of Potsie during their initiation.

Directors: Jerry Paris
The First Thanksgiving
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5.57
42 votes

#5 - The First Thanksgiving

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/21/1978

Upset that the rest of the family is watching a football game instead of helping her prepare the Thanksgiving dinner, Marion reminds them of the meaning of the holiday with the story of the first Thanksgiving.

Spunkless Spunky
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5.58
38 votes

#6 - Spunkless Spunky

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/7/1978

Fonzie's dog, Spunky, appears depressed and distant. After a visit to the veterinarian, it is determined that Spunky's problem is mental.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Richie Almost Dies
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5.64
47 votes

#7 - Richie Almost Dies

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/31/1978

Lori Beth reports that Richie isn't moving after they crash his new motorcycle.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Joanie's Weird Boyfriend
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5.67
54 votes

#8 - Joanie's Weird Boyfriend

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/1/1977

Thinking her life is dull and that she's always treated like a little kid, Joanie wants to join the Red Devils' gang.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Graduation (1)
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5.86
71 votes

#9 - Graduation (1)

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/8/1977

The guys discover that Fonzie has been going to night school so that he can graduate with them. Marion gave them this information, and she becomes worried that Fonzie will be angry with her for telling.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Fonsillectomy
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5.87
47 votes

#10 - Fonsillectomy

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/1977

Fonzie has to have his tonsils removed and will miss a big Halloween party.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Not with My Mother You Don't
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5.91
11 votes

#11 - Not with My Mother You Don't

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/1981

Al tells Chachi about his dull, mundane life, so Chachi suggests that he ask his mother out. He shows up at Arnold's the next night disheveled and tells Chachi that his mother is already seeing someone. Chachi is shocked and vows to get to the bottom of it.

Directors: Jerry Paris
The Book of Records
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6.00
77 votes

#12 - The Book of Records

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/18/1977

To get some publicity, Al tries to have someone break a world record at Arnold's. Meanwhile, Fonzie's cousin, Angie, is in town for a visit and proves to be extremely clumsy.

Directors: Jerry Paris
American Musical
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6.00
4 votes

#13 - American Musical

Season 8 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/26/1981

Chachi struggles with an essay on the causes, hardships, and influences of immigration until Fonzie tells him several stories in a series of musical vignettes.

Father & Son
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6.09
11 votes

#14 - Father & Son

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/4/1980

Richie goes to a Leopard Lodge convention with Howard in Chicago despite wanting to go to a Bears game with Potsie and Ralph.

Directors: Jerry Paris
The Fonz is Allergic to Girls
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6.10
40 votes

#15 - The Fonz is Allergic to Girls

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/14/1978

Fonzie comes to think that he is allergic to girls.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Nose for News
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6.14
42 votes

#16 - Nose for News

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/13/1977

After getting a "D" on a paper for his investigative reporting class, Richie decides to do a story about the corrupt sanitation department that is forcing Howard to pay a weekly surcharge.

Directors: Jerry Paris
The Apartment
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6.16
51 votes

#17 - The Apartment

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/1/1977

Richie, Potsie, and Ralph get an apartment of their own.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Rules to Date By
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6.17
42 votes

#18 - Rules to Date By

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired 5/23/1978

Richie and Lori Beth have a fight and break up before going on a weekend trip where the band is backing up Leather and the Suedes. Meanwhile, Howard and Marion argue about women's rights.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Casanova Cunningham
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6.17
40 votes

#19 - Casanova Cunningham

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/5/1978

Richie makes up a story to tell Lori Beth when he's actually escorting a baton twirler to the fraternity dance.

Directors: Jerry Paris
A Potsie is Born
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6.25
12 votes

#20 - A Potsie is Born

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/11/1980

Potsie secures an audition as a singer for a local club. The potential success goes to his head, and he treats those around him as inferiors.

Directors: Jerry Paris
School Dazed
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6.25
8 votes

#21 - School Dazed

Season 11 - Episode 20 - Aired 7/12/1984

Joanie brings home one of her students in an attempt to help her with her drug problem. The student promises Joanie that she'll make changes in her life, but she immediately takes several pills after everyone has gone to bed.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Requiem for a Malph
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6.26
42 votes

#22 - Requiem for a Malph

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/6/1977

Ralph is caught with the girl of the football team's star fullback, Rebel E. Lee. Instead of a fight, Fonzie arranges a boxing match between Rebel and Ralph to settle their dispute.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Christmas Time
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6.27
45 votes

#23 - Christmas Time

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/19/1978

Fonzie receives a Christmas gift from his father but is reluctant about accepting and opening it. Meanwhile, Richie and Lori Beth argue about what they've spent on each other's gifts, and Joanie is upset at Howard for getting an artificial tree.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Potsie Gets Pinned
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6.29
45 votes

#24 - Potsie Gets Pinned

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/10/1978

After one date with Jennifer Jerome, Potsie wants to ask her to marry him. Howard suggests that they get pinned instead, but, after asking her, Potsie suddenly backs out.

Directors: Jerry Paris
Graduation (2)
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6.29
76 votes

#25 - Graduation (2)

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/15/1977

After passing make-up health exams and getting permission for Fonzie to participate, the guys arrange for aspects of the graduation ceremony to be sped up in order to accomodate the inclusion of Fonzie's speech.

Directors: Jerry Paris