The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

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The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
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Genre Science fiction
Comedy
Directed by George Gordon
Ray Patterson
Rudy Zamora
Voices of Henry Winkler
Ron Howard
Donny Most
Didi Conn
Frank Welker
Narrated by Wolfman Jack
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Production
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 CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network ABC
Original release November 8, 1980 (1980-11-08) – September 18, 1982 (1982-09-18)
Chronology
Followed by Laverne & Shirley in the Army
Related shows Happy Days

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang is an American animated science fiction comedy series produced by Hanna-Barbera and Paramount Television and originally broadcast during the Saturday morning schedule on ABC from November 8, 1980 until September 18, 1982. It is a spin-off the television series Happy Days.

Premise[edit]

Henry Winkler (Fonzie), Ron Howard (Richie Cunningham) and Donny Most (Ralph Malph) all reprised their respective roles for The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang.

In this series, Fonzie was joined by an anthropomorphic dog named Mr. Cool. The series focuses on Fonzie and his friends as they are visited by Cupcake, a girl from the future who pilots a malfunctioning time machine. After Fonzie repairs the machine, a subsequent accident causes the group to become missing in time. The series focuses on Fonzie and his friends as they land in different periods in time, attempting to return to their own. The introduction to the series was narrated by Wolfman Jack.

Twenty-four episodes were produced. After the series ended, the characters of Fonzie and Mr. Cool were introduced in the series Laverne & Shirley in the Army, which premiered on October 10, 1981. The series was subsequently renamed Laverne & Shirley with the Fonz and depicted Fonzie working in the motorpool as the chief mechanic. That series ran until September 3, 1983. Both series were syndicated with an animated spin-off of the series Mork & Mindy as Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour.

Episode titles[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No. Title Airdate Synopsis
1 "King for a Day" November 8, 1980 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" November 15, 1980 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" November 22, 1980 The time machine transports the gang to Ancient Iraq, where King Nebuchadnezzar II calls for some help to save his famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon from an evil prince.
4 "Bye-Bye, Blackbeard" November 29, 1980 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!" December 6, 1980 The time machine teleports the gang to 1800s, where they help out famous outlaw Billy The Kid.
6 "Ming Fu to You, Too! December 13, 1980 The gang's time machine takes them to the Ming Dynasty of China in 1371, where the Hongwu Emperor's actual throne is stolen, and Cupcake uses her magic to defeat an evil sorcerer to get it back.
7 "The Vampire Strikes Back" December 20, 1980 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" December 27, 1980 While the gang is experiencing life in Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials in 1693, Cupcake is captured by a crazed witch hunter and now the gang must save her without Cupcake's help.
9 "The 20,000 Drachma Pyramid" January 3, 1981 The gang travels to Ancient Egypt, where they meet Cleopatra, and Ralph falls in love with her, but Cupcake sets him straight because history says that Caesar and Cleopatra dated.
10 "It's a Jungle Out There" January 10, 1981 The gang's time machine transports them to a jungle in Peru, circa 1532, where they meet friendly Incas, and save them from the wrath of Francisco Pizzaro.
11 "Gone With the Wand" January 17, 1981 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" January 24, 1981 In 19th century France, Cupcake transports the gang inside Jules Verne's imagination.
13 "Greece is the Word" January 31, 1981 In Ancient Greece, the evil Medusa kidnaps Hercules and the gang must save him.

Season 2[edit]

No. Title Airdate Synopsis
14 "The French Correction" September 12, 1981 The gang teams up with the Three Musketeers to save the Queen in 1625 France.
15 "Kelp!" September 19, 1981 Fonz and the gang end up in 3817 on the ocean floor in a battle between the kelp farmers of Aquacity and a greed surface-dweller who wants to destroy the city to get at the gold below.
16 "Time Schlep" September 26, 1981 On their way to Milwaukee 1957, the gang gets stuck in a time storm in the Bermuda Triangle where they meet Ula and her giant ape Mongo. They are pursued by villains on a hover transport.
17 "It's All Downhill From Here" October 10, 1981 The gang finds themselves in 1864 Greenland and traveling to Jules Verne's Center of the Earth to help Anna find her father.
18 "Double Jeopardy" October 17, 1981 The evil step-mother of the Princess of Siam is plotting against the Princess and only Fonz and the gang can save her.
19 "Fjords and Sorcery" October 24, 1981 Viking Sorceress Grimhilde strands the gang, so they must find the second magical bracelet to right the situation.
20 "There's No Place Like Rome" October 31, 1981 In Ancient Rome the gang must save Claudia from Julius Maximus.
21 "Perilous Pauline" November 7, 1981 Grimsley Gladewater has foreclosed on Pauline's home and impounded the time machine, so the Fonz must rescue Pauline over and over.
22 "Around the World in 80 Ways" November 14, 1981 Losing the shrunken time machine in a trophy cup, the gang must enter Jules Verne's race around the world.
23 "All This and Timbuktu" November 21, 1981 Landing in Central Africa around 1100AD, the team meets a beautiful and capable jungle woman and joins her quest to find her kidnapped astronomer father.
24 "Give Me a Hand: Something's Afoot" November 28, 1981 Fonz and the Gang meet Sherlock Holmes in 1899 London. They must foil Professor Moriarty's plot to steal the Crown Jewels to use in a more nefarious scheme.

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