Features TV Legends: Fonzie from Happy Days Published 2 years ago on April 8, 2017 If American Graffiti and Grease were the appetizers for ’50s nostalgia, Fonzie was the main course. Dispensing with the teenage angst and the Freudian complexities of Rebel Without a Cause, Henry Winkler’s Fonz became an ambassador for a time that never existed. Launched into living rooms reeling from the Vietnam War, hippies, feminism and Watergate, Happy Days reinvented the untroubled naïveté of the Eisenhower years and became America’s No. 1 TV show. Ducktailed, motorcycle-driving, leather-jacket-wearing, high school dropout Fonzie would have been a threat 20 years earlier. But in the ’70s, the forever-after-typecast Winkler became lunchboxes, posters, T-shirts and dolls. Fonz was so cool he even gave us a language: “Nerd,” “Aaaayy” and the ever-popular retort “Sit on it!” How far-reaching was Fonzie’s influence? The headmaster of a school for troubled boys wrote to Happy Days producer-director Garry Marshall and asked for an episode in which Fonzie cried. By having the Fonz shed tears, the educator reasoned, his students would learn that showing emotion was a healthy thing. Whoa! Happy DaysTV Icons Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man (Hallmark Sun 24 Feb 2019, Alison Sweeney) Podcaster Alex McPherson seeks the truth behind the tragic death of a young lawyer, while partner Drew finds himself diving... Episodes9 hours ago The Zoo: The Marvelous Mott Mott (Season 3 Premieres 24 Feb 2019 on Animal Planet) The Marvelous Mott Mott: Animal Planet’s THE ZOO goes behind the scenes at the world-famous Bronx Zoo for a third... Episodes9 hours ago SMILF: Single Mom In Love Forever (S2EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) Single Mom In Love Forever: In 2014, Bridgette and Rafi prepare for the realities of parenthood as Bridgette experiences contractions,... Episodes9 hours ago Crashing: The Viewing Party (S3EP6 HBO Sun 24 Feb 2019) The Viewing Party: Pete (Pete Holmes) and Kat (Madeline Wise) attend a viewing party for Ali’s late-night spot on Seth... Episodes9 hours ago Black Monday: 243 (S1EP5 Showtime Sun 24 Feb 2019) 243: Mo takes Dawn to the Predator’s Ball in an effort to raise the capital The Jammer Group needs to... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago The 91st Annual Academy Awards airs Sun 24 Feb 2019 on ABC Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, today announced the first round of presenters for the Academy... Episodes9 hours ago When Calls The Heart: Phone Rings and Heartstrings (Season 6 Premieres Sun 24 Feb 2019 on Hallmark) In the “When Calls the Heart” season six premiere “Phone Rings and Heartstrings” the town of Hope Valley adjusts to... Episodes9 hours ago Evil Lives Here: I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl (S4EP8 ID Sun 24 Feb 2019) I Hate Being Daddy’s Girl: When Robin Doll was rescued from her mother’s violence and went to live with her... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.