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Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
A girl from the future named Cupcake lands in Milwaukee with her spaceship/time machine in need of repair. Fonzie repairs it as only he can, and Cupcake takes him, Ralph Malph, Richie Cunningham and Fonzie's dog Mr. Cool, along for a ride, only to get bounced around from time period to time period, trying to get back to 1957 Millwaukee.
Fonzie would appear a year later on the debut of Laverne and Shirley in the Army (which Hanna-Barbera also made) and then become incoporated in the hour-long Mork and Mindy/Laverne and Shirley/Fonz in 1982.
The show's debut was delayed two months by a strike of union animators. Originally, Hanna-Barbera wanted to do an animated series of the BBC science fiction show Doctor Who but couldn't get the rights to do so. They developed this show in its stead, having been granted rights from Paramount Television.
Hanna-Barbera Productions produced the series in association with Paramount Television. Due to CBS Television Studios' (successor-in-interest to PTV) ownership of Happy Days, CBS Television Distribution is the show's distributor; therefore Warner Bros. cannot release the show on DVD as part of the Hanna-Barbera Collection.
|Henry Winkler||Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli||1|
|Ron Howard||Richie Cunningham||1|
|Donny Most||Ralph Malph||1|
|Frank Welker||Mr. Cool||1|
|Season One||November 8, 1980||January 31, 1981||13|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series