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The Best Happy Days Episodes 

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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 Ch... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Guess Who's Coming to Christmas Episode: 11, Season: Happy Days - Season 2

Original Airing: 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'... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
They Shoot Fonzies, Don't They? Episode: 8, Season: Happy Days - Season 4

Original Airing: 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 Episode: 6, Season: Happy Days - Season 2

Original Airing: 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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Richie's Car is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Richie's Car Episode: 2, Season: Happy Days - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 17 1974

Richie buys a car from Fonzie and finds out that it is stolen.
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The Lemon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Episode: 2, Season: Happy Days - Season 1

Original Airing: 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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Guess Who's Coming to Vi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Guess Who's Coming to Visit Episode: 4, Season: Happy Days - Season 1

Original Airing: 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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Fonzie Loves Pinky (2) ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Fonzie Loves Pinky (Parts 1-3) Episode: 2, Season: Happy Days - Season 4

Original Airing: 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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All the Way is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
All the Way Episode: 1, Season: Happy Days - Season 1

Original Airing: 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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Big Money is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Big Money Episode: 9, Season: Happy Days - Season 2

Original Airing: 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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Hardware Jungle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Hardware Jungle Episode: 5, Season: Happy Days - Season 1

Original Airing: 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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Cruisin' is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Cruisin' Episode: 16, Season: Happy Days - Season 2

Original Airing: 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) 12 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
A Shot in the Dark Episode: 15, Season: Happy Days - Season 4

Original Airing: Jan 25 1977

Richie makes a lucky shot to win a basketball game and suddenly becomes a big hero.
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Richie Fights Back is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Richie Fights Back Episode: 6, Season: Happy Days - Season 3

Original Airing: 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) 14 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
They Call It Potsie Love Episode: 14, Season: Happy Days - Season 3

Original Airing: Dec 02 1975

Joanie develops a crush on Potsie after he sings to her at Arnold's.
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The Deadly Dares is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
starwarssuperfan added The Deadly Dares Episode: 6, Season: Happy Days - Season 1

Original Airing: Feb 19 1974

Richie and Potsie, in their never-ending effort to get girls, decide that they want to join a gang called the Demons. However, in order to be accepted, they have to perform several dares.
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Fonzie Drops In is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Fonzie Drops In Episode: 7, Season: Happy Days - Season 1

Original Airing: 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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A Date with Fonzie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
A Date with the Fonz Episode: 10, Season: Happy Days - Season 3

Original Airing: 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 Skin Game is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
starwarssuperfan added The Skin Game Episode: 8, Season: Happy Days - Season 1

Original Airing: Mar 05 1974

Richie and Potsie obtain fake identification cards in order to attend a burlesque show where Ralph says Bubbles McCall takes it all off.
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The Cunningham Caper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Isaac Marshall added The Cunningham Caper Episode: 14, Season: Happy Days - Season 2

Original Airing: 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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Richie's Cup Runneth Ove... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
starwarssuperfan added Richie's Cup Runneth Over Episode: 3, Season: Happy Days - Season 1

Original Airing: Jan 29 1974

Richie and Potsie are invited to Potsie's cousin's stag party. In an attempt to lessen the effects of the alcohol they will consume, they each drink several cartons of milk and a sip of olive
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Fonzie Moves In is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Fonzie Moves In Episode: 1, Season: Happy Days - Season 3

Original Airing: 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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The Best Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
The Best Man Episode: 14, Season: Happy Days - Season 1

Original Airing: 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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A.K.A. the Fonz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Episode: 10, Season: Happy Days - Season 4

Original Airing: Nov 30 1976

Kirk, the new acting sheriff, tries to exert his power by forcing Fonzie to leave town.
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Be the First on Your Blo... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Be the First on Your Block Episode: 16, Season: Happy Days - Season 1

Original Airing: 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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Fonzie's Blindness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Happy Days Episodes
Fonzie's Blindness Episode: 4, Season: Happy Days - Season 6

Original Airing: Sep 26 1978

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