Happy Days

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Happy Days is a popular United States television sitcom that originally aired between 1974 and 1984 on the ABC television network. It presented an idealized version of life in 1950s and early-mid 1960s America.

Dialogue

  • Howard: What's a Fonzie?
Richie: Arthur Fonzarelli. He dropped out of school!
  • Richie: We played chess.
Fonz: You played with her chest?

(When Richie invites a black friend to a party, most of his other friends, who hang around with him at Arnold's, decide not to attend. Fonz, interrupted while cooking beans in his kitchenette, is furious after learning of this from Ralph and Potsie.)

  • Ralph: The thing is, the guys at Arnold's think there's two kinds of people...
Fonz: There are two kinds of people, "cool" and "nerds," and the people down at Arnold's are nerds!

(Fonz grabs his jacket and heads to the door.)

Ralph: Hey, Fonz, what about your food?
Fonz: I changed my mind, I'm gonna eat out! Gonna have some nerds for lunch!
Potsie: I was lookin' forward to the beans!

(Richie and Howard have been jailed by a vindictive Officer Kirk; Fonzie has come to visit.)

  • Fonz: (mildly amused): Well, Mr. C, I bet you never thought I'd be comin' here to visit you.
Howard: (with little emotion): I bet you're right.
  • Fonz: Cunningham, with that Howdy Doody face, you can only be so tough. But I'll tell you something. Now, with a little practice, there's always hope.

(Richie grabs Fonzie's shirt.)

Richie: (yelling): DON'T EVER GRAB ME AGAIN!!!!
Fonz: What?!

(Richie lets go of Fonzie's shirt.)

Richie: (softly): Just practicing.
Fonz: There, you see? See, it wasn't bad. It's not good, either. Wasn't bad. Now, listen, what you gotta do is you gotta don't yell. You gotta keep it low, see? Now, make it more threatening.
Richie: (threateningly): Don't ever grab me again.
Fonz: All right, all right. Now, grit your teeth.
Richie: (with his lips): Don't ever grab me again.
Fonz: Not your lips, your teeth!
Richie: (with his teeth): Don't ever grab me again.
Fonz: Hey, that's good! Now, raise up your chin; look me square in the eye.
Richie: (with his teeth): Don't ever grab me again.
Fonz: All right. Now, saunter. Saunter!

(Richie saunters to the door as Vivian appears.)

Richie: (with his teeth): Don't ever grab me again. (to Vivian) Don't ever grab me again.
Vivian: (startled) I've lost counts. Do you want us to start over again?
Richie: (with his teeth): I mean, don't come back for another hour!

(Startled, Vivian departs.)

Richie: (smiling) Hey, how's that, Fonz?
Fonz: Well, I wanted her back now.

Fonzie Quotes

  • Aayy!
  • Sit On It
  • Live fast, love hard, and don't let anybody else use your comb!
  • Hey I'm not the dreamer! I'm the dreamee!
  • You ain't nobody until you do what you want!
  • Wait a minute. I don't understand something here. I practice all week until I have to limp home and soak my feet. I spend 18 dollars and fifty cents on a monkey suit. Two nerds come to my room, lock me in my bathroom and start calling names. Sherlock Holmes here chases me and starts yelling at me. Cunningham threatens me with physical violence, Shortcake kicks me in the leg and you all want to go home happy. Well let me tell you something, you're not going anywhere lady. THE FONZ WANTS TO DANCE!
  • When you're this cool, they're out to get you.
  • What'd you do? Send your brain on vacation!?
  • Now I'd let my friend go unless you wanted to make medical history!
  • Who's cool and has two thumbs? This guy!
  • Cool is knowing the difference between right and wrong and doing what is right with guts.

Misc quotes

Howard: Why can't you be a normal boy and swallow goldfish?