The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

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The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
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The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang title card, with Cupcake, Ralph, Richie, Fonz, and Mr. Cool
Genre Cartoon series
Directed by George Gordon
Ray Patterson
Rudy Zamora
Starring Henry Winkler
Ron Howard
Donny Most
Voices of Didi Conn
Frank Welker
Narrated by Wolfman Jack
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Don Jurwich
Duane Poole
Tom Swale
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) Hanna-Barbera
Paramount Network Television
Distributor Paramount Network Television (original)
CBS Television Distribution (current)
Original network ABC
Original release November 8, 1980 (1980-11-08) – September 18, 1982 (1982-09-18)
Followed by Laverne & Shirley in the Army
Related shows Happy Days

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera and Paramount Television and originally broadcast from November 8, 1980 until September 18, 1982.


Henry Winkler as The Fonz, Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham and Donny Most as Ralph Malph all supplied their voices to this animated version of the ABC TV series Happy Days.

The cartoon added an anthropomorphic dog, Mr. Cool, and a girl from the future, Cupcake, to the cast as they travel through history in a time machine, trying, as narrator Wolfman Jack put it, " get back to 1957 Milwaukee", placing the temporal abduction sometime in late Season 2 or early Season 3 of the live-action series.

Twenty-four episodes were produced. After the series ended, Henry Winkler as the Fonz and his sidekick dog, Mr. Cool, joined the Army and were added to the cast of the animated Laverne & Shirley in the Army, which premiered on October 10, 1981. The show was later renamed Laverne & Shirley with the Fonz and had the Fonz working in the motorpool as the chief mechanic. That series ran until September 3, 1983. Both series were syndicated with the animated version of Mork & Mindy as Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour.

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Season 1[edit]

No. Title Airdate Synopsis
1 "King for a Day" 1980 November 8 In the first episode, in which the time machine winds up in the year 1,000,000 B.C., a tribe of cave people select Ralph as their king for a day. But the gang wonders why the previous kings had such a short reign. The answer when revealed may lead to Ralph's doom unless Fonzie and the gang step in to help him.
2 "May the Farce Be With You" 1980 November 15 The time machine is close to getting to the year 1957, but it overshoots by a century, causing it to wind up in the year 2057. Worse yet, Cupcake's magic caused it to go into space. The gang manages to get it to the moon where they learn of an alien plot to conquer Earth. Can the Fonz stop their invasion plans?
3 "Arabian Knights" 1980 November 22 The time machine transports the gang to Ancient Iraq, where King Nebuchadnezzar II calls for some help to save his famous Hanging Gardens from an evil prince.
4 "Bye-Bye, Blackbeard" 1980 November 29 The time machine takes the gang to the Age of Pirates, where Edward Teach, a.k.a. Blackbeard needs the gang's help to find a lost treasure.
5 "Westward Whoa!" 1980 December 6 The time machine teleports the gang to 1800's, where they help out famous outlaw Billy The Kid.
6 "Ming Fu to You, Too! 1980 December 13 The gang's time machine takes them to the Ming Dynasty of China in 1371, where the Hongwu Emperor's actual throne is stolen, & Cupcake uses her magic to defeat an evil sorcerer to get it back.
7 "The Vampire Strikes Back" 1980 December 20 Unknowingly aided by Count Dracula, the gang's time machine winds up back to their present time of 1957, but not in Milwaukee. They end up in Transylvania, where they meet the count at his castle and have to overcome various horrors in order to escape - one of which has a scared boy Ralph turning into a savage werewolf.
8 "You'll Never Get Witch" 1980 December 27 While the gang is experiencing life in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials in 1693, Cupcake is captured by a crazed witch hunter & now the gang must save her without Cupcake's help.
9 "The 20,000 Drachma Pyramid" 1981 January 3 The gang travels to Ancient Egypt, where they meet Cleopatra, & Ralph falls in love with her, but Cupcake sets him straight because history says that Caesar & Cleopatra dated.
10 "It's a Jungle Out There" 1981 January 10 The gang's time machine transports them to a jungle in Peru, circa 1532, where they meet friendly Incas, & save them from the wrath of Francisco Pizzaro.
11 "Gone With the Wand" 1981 January 17 In medieval Camelot, the gang comes to the aid of King Arthur and Merlin the Magician when the evil Black Knight imprisons Arthur and plots to take over his kingdom.
12 "Science Friction" 1981 January 24 In 19th century France, Cupcake transports the gang inside Jules Verne's imagination.
13 "Greece is the Word" 1981 January 31 In Ancient Greece, the evil Medusa kidnaps Hercules & the gang must save him.
14 "The French Correction" 1981 September 12 The time machine lands at the Fountainbleau Palace in France in 1625. The gang must find the missing king and protect the queen from an evil count who wants to take over the kingdom.

Season 2[edit]

No. Title Airdate Synopsis
14 "The Ridiculous Renaissance" 1981 September 12 The gang's time machine teleports them to Italy in the 1500s, where they meet the famous artist, scientist & inventor Leonardo da Vinci.
15 "Fonz Boone" 1981 September 19 The gang ends up in the American frontier, circa 1781, where they help save the legend of Daniel Boone.
16 "Haiku Humor " 1981 September 26 While the gang meets famous poet Matsuo Basho in 17th century Japan, Ralph is challenged to a showdown with a fierce samurai.
17 "It's All Downhill From Here" 1981 October 10 The machine is getting close to 1957, but it misses by four years & transports them to the 1953 Mount Everest Expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary.
18 "Three Scientists & A Coconut" 1981 October 17 The machine transports the gang to a Cuban island, but they get help with three famous scientists: Sir Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla & Marie Curie.
19 "Fords & Sorcery" 1981 October 24 The time machine teleports the gang to 1900's Michigan, where Cupcake helps Henry Ford with his car business.
20 "There's No Place Like Rome" 1981 October 31 The machine teleports the gang to Ancient Rome, where they run into emperor Nero.
21 "The Other Gang" 1981 November 7 When the time machine's quantum circuits bust a fuse, the gang is stuck in Chicago, circa 1927, where they meet the notorious gangster Al Capone.
22 "Fonz's Christmas Carol" 1981 November 14 While in London in the year 1844, the gang discovers that the famed writer Charles Dickens has a heart of stone, & so they use the time machine to show Mr. Dickens the Christmas spirit.
23 "Ralph Takes Flight" 1981 November 21 The time machine transports the gang to Hawaii in 1935, where they accidentally become passengers on Amelia Earhart's famous flight from Hawaii to California.
24 "All's Fair At The World's Fair" 1981 November 28 The gang's time machine teleports the gang to a fair- The 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. While there, the machine becomes a star attraction to the fair.


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