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Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

"But Fonzie, what about the Blinovitch Limitation Effect?"“HEEEEEY!” EARLY-80S cartoon-wise, HAPPY DAYS certainly had a lot to answer for. There was Hanna-Barbera’s [cref 2655 HEYY, IT’S THE KING!] for one thing; and then there was this direct descendant, with the original show’s Fonz, Ralph Malph and Richie (voiced by the originals), bolstered for some reason by dappy dog sidekick Mr. Cool. A woman from the future (referred to as “Heyyyy, Cupcake!” by Fonzie) turned up with a time machine, and they went off into various Time Tunnelesque adventures, always saved at the last minute by Fonz clicking his fingers.



  1. Nik

    July 25, 2009 at 5:12 am

    It was Richie, rather than Potsie.

  2. TV Cream

    July 25, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Cheers Nik – now changed.

  3. Ian Tomkinson

    October 3, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Is this the most incongruous spin-off set-up ever? Like they didn’t see the potential of a simple Happy Days cartoon; so what they decided to was, er, introduce the concept of time travel. Although as I’m typing this I’m realising that Happy Days itself was a time-travelling show of sorts, as you were.

  4. Nick H

    October 10, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Thank goodness. I thought this was a product of my imagination as none of my contempories knew what I was talking about when I mentioned this show!

    “Heeyyy cupcake!”

  5. Angryhead

    October 10, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I can remember being hypnotised into a love for this show when it was shown daily on TV-AM during the infamous strike by crew members – which of course also launched the career of Roland Rat.
    I genuinley felt robbed when the dispute was resolved and ‘Happy Days’ was kicked aside to make way for the full-time return of the “beloved” regular presenters.

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