Happy Days: The Complete First Season Happy Days spent season 1 finding its legs. Characters were elided (Richie's brother Chuck) or embroidered (Fonzie goes from mute to gregarious, and from Members…
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Happy Days: The Complete First Season (2004)

Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, ... | IN A 'DAYS' Ron Howard (right). Wonder what became of him?
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IN A 'DAYS' Ron Howard (right). Wonder what became of him?

Details Release Date: Aug 17, 2004; DVD Release Date: Aug 17, 2004; Movie Rated: Unrated

Happy Days spent season 1 finding its legs. Characters were elided (Richie's brother Chuck) or embroidered (Fonzie goes from mute to gregarious, and from Members Only to black leather) as audience reaction dictated. Inexplicably, no EXTRAS. Releasing this show -- which is already sitting in our collective unconscious (and in syndication) -- without outtakes, commentary, audition footage, etc., leaves us with a frustratingly limited view of how a cultural icon looked before anyone even thought of jumping the shark.

Originally posted Aug 20, 2004 Published in issue #779-780 Aug 20, 2004 Order article reprints
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