"Happy Days" Reaches 40

By The Price of Business, Media Partners of US Daily Review. 

On today’s Price of Business, hosted by Kevin Price, the show celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Happy Days.  Price, who grew up on the show, discussed its importance of the show with Producer, Sigmund Kramer.  He discussed some of the facts of the show from an article from FoxNews.com:

“Happy Days” premiered on television exactly 40 years ago on Jan. 15, bringing with it a heaping helping of nostalgia for the ’50s.

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Characters like Richie Cunningham, Potsie, Ralph Malph and The Fonz made viewers long for the days of letter jackets, malt shops and jukeboxes — or at least the act ofbeating those jukeboxes senselesswith their fists. And if “Happy Days” didn’t make you nostalgic for the late ’50s or early ’60s, at least it gave you a good chuckle.

In celebration of its ruby anniversary, we decided to hunt down 10 fun “Happy Days” facts, which we’ve graciously shared below. After all, these Happy Days are yours and mine (Happy Days!):

#1. When “Happy Days” creator Garry Marshall first developed the series, it was initially called “Cool.”That title didn’t go over well with focus groups, however, and the show was soon renamed. In his book “Wake Me When It’s Funny,” Marshall joked that “test audiences thought [“Cool”] was about Eskimos who might have smoked.”

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#2. Depending on how you define a spin-off, “Happy Days” spawned between three and eight: “Laverne & Shirley,” “Mork & Mindy,” and“Joanie Loves Chachi” are the most widely accepted; “Blansky’s Beauties”and “Out of the Blue” both starred characters who made their introduction on “Happy Days” (but due to ascheduling change, the first episode of “Out of the Blue” aired a week before its main character made his “Happy Days” debut in “Chachi Sells His Soul”); and the animated spin-offs “The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang,” “Laverne & Shirley in the Army” (later renamed “Laverne & Shirley With Special Guest Star the Fonz”) and “Mork & Mindy” were all based around characters who first appeared on “Happy Days.” Musician and actress Suzi Quatro claims…(read more)

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