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The Best Happy Days Episodes

Updated August 7, 2020 1.1k votes 220 voters 10.9k views74 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Happy Days episodes, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best Happy Days episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Happy Days is an American sitcom which ran for from 1974-1984. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Happy Days episodes of all time are. Fans of Happy Days are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

This list features episodes like "I Drink, Therefore I Am" and "Passages (1)." What is the best Happy Days episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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    Guess Who's Coming to Christma is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Guess Who's Coming to Christmas

    Dec 17 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 2

    Episode Number11

    Howard wants Christmas Eve to only include the family, but Richie discovers that Fonzie will...
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    They Shoot Fonzies, Don't They is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    They Shoot Fonzies, Don't They?

    Nov 16 1976

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 4

    Episode Number8

    Joanie enlists Fonzie to be her partner for a marathon dance at Arnold's. She desperately...
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    The Lemon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    The Lemon

    Jan 22 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 1

    Episode Number2

    Tired of driving around in Howard's DeSoto, Richie and Potsie buy a car of their own. The car...
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    Guess Who's Coming to Visit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Guess Who's Coming to Visit

    Feb 05 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 1

    Episode Number4

    Potsie is staying with the Cunninghams, and he and Richie sneak out to watch a drag race in...
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    Haunted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Haunted

    Oct 29 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 2

    Episode Number6

    After experiencing a few strange happenings, Richie begins to buy into the legend that the...
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    Richie's Car is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Richie's Car

    Sep 17 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 2

    Episode Number2

    Richie buys a car from Fonzie and finds out that it is stolen.
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    Cruisin' is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Cruisin'

    Feb 11 1975

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 2

    Episode Number16

    Richie, Postie, and Ralph are forced to go cruising for girls in Howard's DeSoto after Marion...
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    All the Way is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    All the Way

    Jan 15 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 1

    Episode Number1

    Potsie sets Richie up with a girl known to have a reputation. Richie doesn't get far with her...
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    They Call It Potsie Love is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    They Call It Potsie Love

    Dec 02 1975

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 3

    Episode Number14

    Joanie develops a crush on Potsie after he sings to her at Arnold's.
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    Richie Fights Back is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Richie Fights Back

    Oct 14 1975

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 3

    Episode Number6

    After being embarrassed at Arnold's by a couple of hoods, Richie wants to take a jujitsu class...
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    A Date with the Fonz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    A Date with the Fonz

    Nov 11 1975

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 3

    Episode Number10

    With Richie in a dating slump, Fonzie sets Richie and himself up on a double date with two of...
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    The Cunningham Caper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    The Cunningham Caper

    Jan 21 1975

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 2

    Episode Number14

    An ill Richie is home alone after the rest of the family go to see Cinerama. When he goes to...
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    Fonzie Loves Pinky (Parts 1-3) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Fonzie Loves Pinky (Parts 1-3)

    Sep 21 1976

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 4

    Episode Number2

    Fonzie assesses the damage to Pinky's car, and Richie asks Howard to delay the start of the...
  • 14
    Big Money is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Big Money

    Nov 26 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 2

    Episode Number9

    As a game-show contestant, Richie wins $3200 before time runs out for that week's show. After...
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    A.K.A. the Fonz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    A.K.A. the Fonz

    Nov 30 1976

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 4

    Episode Number10

    Kirk, the new acting sheriff, tries to exert his power by forcing Fonzie to leave town.
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    Hardware Jungle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Hardware Jungle

    Feb 12 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 1

    Episode Number5

    Richie buys tickets to a rock and roll show from Fonzie but has to work at the hardware store...
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    A Shot in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    A Shot in the Dark

    Jan 25 1977

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 4

    Episode Number15

    Richie makes a lucky shot to win a basketball game and suddenly becomes a big hero.
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    Fonzie Moves In is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Fonzie Moves In

    Sep 09 1975

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 3

    Episode Number1

    With Howard's hardware store about to face new competition, the Cunninghams decide they need...
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    Fonzie Drops In is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Fonzie Drops In

    Feb 26 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 1

    Episode Number7

    After taking a look at a B+ Potsie got on an exam, Fonzie decides to drop back into school. ...
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    Be the First on Your Block is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Be the First on Your Block

    May 07 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 1

    Episode Number16

    Howard wants to buy a bomb shelter to protect his family. Problems quickly arise when several...
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    A Mind of His Own is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    A Mind of His Own

    Oct 05 1976

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 4

    Episode Number4

    After having been in several fights recently, on the advice of the Cunninghams, Fonzie agrees...
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    The Best Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    The Best Man

    Apr 23 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 1

    Episode Number14

    Howard's old army buddy, a black man, asks Howard to be the best man at his wedding. Howard...
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    The Deadly Dares is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    The Deadly Dares

    Feb 19 1974

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 1

    Episode Number6

    Richie and Potsie, in their never-ending effort to get girls, decide that they want to join a...
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    Great Expectations is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Great Expectations

    The Cunninghams get an unexpected glimpse inside Bohemian counter-culture when Richie befriends a beatnik and brings her home for an evening with the family.

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    Fonzie's Blindness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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    Fonzie's Blindness

    Sep 26 1978

    SeasonHappy Days - Season 6

    Episode Number4

    Al accidentally hits Fonzie in the head with a serving tray, and he becomes blind as a result.
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