Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

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Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
Premiere November 8, 1980
Finale January 31, 1981
Creator Garry Marshall (Happy Days characters)
Network ABC
Style 30-minute animated comedy science fiction
Company Hanna-Barbera Productions,
Paramount Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 13
Origin USA

Fonz and the Happy Days Gang was an animated comedy series airing on ABC which was based on the hit sitcom Happy Days.

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.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Henry Winkler Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli 1
Ron Howard Richie Cunningham 1
Donny Most Ralph Malph 1
Didi Conn Cupcake 1
Frank Welker Mr. Cool 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One November 8, 1980 January 31, 1981 13


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