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Network: ABC-TV
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Writer(s) William S. Bickley
Director Jerry Paris
Original airdate March 12, 1974
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"Breaking Up is Hard to Do" is the ninth episode of Season 1 of Happy Days. The episode was written by William S. Bickley and directed by Jerry Paris. It aired on March 12, 1974 on ABC.


Richie and his girlfriend, Arlene, break up after two weeks of dating. Neither of them have dates for the prom, so they end up going together as friends.


  • The title comes from the famous song of the same name most famously sung by Neil Sedaka.

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