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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
Guess Who's Coming to Christmas Dec 17 1974
Howard wants Christmas Eve to only include the family, but Richie discovers that Fonzie will be all alone.
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They Shoot Fonzies, Don't They... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
They Shoot Fonzies, Don't They? Nov 16 1976
Joanie enlists Fonzie to be her partner for a marathon dance at Arnold's. She desperately wants to outlast cheerleading captain Jill Higgins who had cut Joanie from the squad earlier. Prior to ...more
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Haunted is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Haunted Oct 29 1974
After experiencing a few strange happenings, Richie begins to buy into the legend that the place where their Halloween party is to be held, the old Simpson house, is haunted.
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Big Money is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Big Money Nov 26 1974
As a game-show contestant, Richie wins $3200 before time runs out for that week's show. After the show, he is given an envelope by the show's host that contains the answer to the $5000
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All the Way is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
All the Way Jan 15 1974
Potsie sets Richie up with a girl known to have a reputation. Richie doesn't get far with her but leads Fonzie and others to believe he did.
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The Lemon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Jan 22 1974
Tired of driving around in Howard's DeSoto, Richie and Potsie buy a car of their own. The car has several problems including an engine that won't run consistently. This causes problems when they ...more
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Richie's Car is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Richie's Car Sep 17 1974
Richie buys a car from Fonzie and finds out that it is stolen.
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Fonzie Loves Pinky (2) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Fonzie Loves Pinky (Parts 1-3) Sep 21 1976
Fonzie assesses the damage to Pinky's car, and Richie asks Howard to delay the start of the demolition derby.
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Guess Who's Coming to Visit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Guess Who's Coming to Visit Feb 05 1974
Potsie is staying with the Cunninghams, and he and Richie sneak out to watch a drag race in which Fonzie is involved.
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Cruisin' is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Cruisin' Feb 11 1975
Richie, Postie, and Ralph are forced to go cruising for girls in Howard's DeSoto after Marion dents Richie's car at the supermarket. They find three girls but, later, find their boyfriends who ...more
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A Shot in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
A Shot in the Dark Jan 25 1977
Richie makes a lucky shot to win a basketball game and suddenly becomes a big hero.
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Hardware Jungle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Hardware Jungle Feb 12 1974
Richie buys tickets to a rock and roll show from Fonzie but has to work at the hardware store when Howard needs to have his tonsils removed. Because he'll be working until 9:00 PM, he won't be ...more
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Fonzie Drops In is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Fonzie Drops In Feb 26 1974
After taking a look at a B+ Potsie got on an exam, Fonzie decides to drop back into school. He asks Richie to do his homework and cheat for him.
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Be the First on Your Block is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Be the First on Your Block May 07 1974
Howard wants to buy a bomb shelter to protect his family. Problems quickly arise when several of Richie's friends ask if they can use it.
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A.K.A. the Fonz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Nov 30 1976
Kirk, the new acting sheriff, tries to exert his power by forcing Fonzie to leave town.
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Richie Fights Back is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Richie Fights Back Oct 14 1975
After being embarrassed at Arnold's by a couple of hoods, Richie wants to take a jujitsu class to learn how to defend and stand up for himself.
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They Call It Potsie Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
They Call It Potsie Love Dec 02 1975
Joanie develops a crush on Potsie after he sings to her at Arnold's.
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The Best Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
The Best Man Apr 23 1974
Howard's old army buddy, a black man, asks Howard to be the best man at his wedding. Howard and Marion consider holding the wedding at their home when the man can't find anyone else willing to
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Fonzie Moves In is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Fonzie Moves In Sep 09 1975
With Howard's hardware store about to face new competition, the Cunninghams decide they need to rent the room above their garage to generate extra income. Howard is shocked when Richie rents it ...more
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A Date with Fonzie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
A Date with the Fonz Nov 11 1975
With Richie in a dating slump, Fonzie sets Richie and himself up on a double date with two of his girls, Laverne and Shirley.
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The Cunningham Caper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Isaac Marshall added The Cunningham Caper Jan 21 1975
An ill Richie is home alone after the rest of the family go to see Cinerama. When he goes to see what is causing noises downstairs, he finds a burglar.
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Great Expectations is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
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) 23 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Fonzie's Blindness Sep 26 1978
Al accidentally hits Fonzie in the head with a serving tray, and he becomes blind as a result.
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A Mind of His Own is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
A Mind of His Own Oct 05 1976
After having been in several fights recently, on the advice of the Cunninghams, Fonzie agrees to see a psychologist.
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Hi Yo Fonzie, Away is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Hi Yo Fonzie, Away Feb 09 1982
The gang tries to get the Lone Ranger, Fonzie's idol, to appear at his birthday party. Meanwhile, Fonzie thinks about becomming a one-woman man.