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"Happy Days": Season Ten

Fonzie and Ashley Pfister season 10

Fonzie and new steady girlfriend Ashley Pfister (Linda Purl) who appears in Season 10.

Season Information
Episodes 22 aired
Network/Air Dates ABC-TV, September 29, 1982 - March 22, 1983
Season Guide
Previous Season 9 (Happy Days)
Next Season 11 (Happy Days)

This is a list of episodes from the tenth season of Happy Days.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Also see: Laverne & Shirley

Main CastEdit

Guest Starring/Recurring castEdit

Broadcast historyEdit

The season aired Tuesdays at 8:00-8:30 pm (EST).[1][2]

EpisodesEdit

Season 10 (1982–83)Edit

Season 10 episodes
Image Episode Title Directed by Written by Original air date # in Series
Fonzie Image Needed 1 "A Woman Not Under the Influence" Jerry Paris William Bickley & Michael Warren September 28, 1982 212
Fonzie becomes weary about his inability to become happy by plowing through dates. He finds love at first sight with a woman he sees on an escalator, although he doesn't catch her name, and orders everyone at Arnold's to find her. Potsie recognizes the woman from his dad's gas station as Ashley Pfister, so Fonzie visits her at her apartment in hopes she will fall in love with him. Ashley proves to be unlike any other woman whom Fonzie ever dated, as she does not immediately fall under his influence.
Fonzie Image Needed 2 "Letting Go" Jerry Paris Fred Fox, Jr. & Brian Levant October 12, 1982 213
Joanie wants to move to Chicago with Chachi and attend Northwestern University.

Notes: Erin Moran and Scott Baio appear in this episode to set up the spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi. Also, although out of order, this was the first episode of the season produced.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Ted McGinley as Roger Phillips; Linda Purl as Ashley Pfister.

Fonzie Image Needed 3 "Empty Nest" Jerry Paris Paula A. Roth October 19, 1982 214
Howard and Marion try to keep busy in their newly-empty house, while Fonzie decides to sell his half of Arnold's.

Note: This episode marked the return of Pat Morita as Arnold, the original proprietor of Arnold's Drive-In; and the restaurant's name "Fonzie & Big Al" was of course reverted to "Arnold's," complete with a more modern makeover of the restaurant's exterior.

Guest stars: Harriet Nelson and Jane Wyatt.

Absent: Cathy Silvers as Jenny Piccalo.

Fonzie Image Needed 4 "A Night at the Circus" Jerry Paris Joe Glauberg October 26, 1982 215
Fonzie takes Heather to the circus, as Howard's niece K.C. moves in.

Note: Crystal Bernard returns in her new role of Howard's niece, K.C. Cunningham.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Ted McGinley as Roger Phillips.

Fonzie Image Needed 5 "A Little Case of Revenge" Jerry Paris Fred Fox, Jr. & Rich Correll November 9, 1982 216
An old nemesis of Fonzie (special guest star Tom Hanks) returns to seek revenge on Fonzie at an inopportune time.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.

Fonzie Image Needed 6 "Who Gives a Hootenanny?" Jerry Paris Ria Nepus November 16, 1982 217
Joanie and Chachi have a chance to appear on TV playing folk music; however, Fonzie is upset that folk is usurping rock 'n' roll's place in people's hearts and minds.

Guest starring: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola; Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.

Fonzie Image Needed 7 "Going Steady" Jerry Paris Richard Gurman November 23, 1982 218
Ready to settle down after all these years, Fonzie declares his love for Ashley by asking her to go steady; but when an old girlfriend of Fonzie's (Melinda Naud in her role of Paula Petralunga from Season 3) shows up needing help, it causes problems between Fonzie and Ashley. In a subplot, Howard gives K.C. driving lessons.

Recurring guest: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Note: Melinda Naud returns in her role of Paula Petralunga, who had appeared in a few episodes in Season 3 as Fonzie's most spectacular conquest.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.

Fonzie Image Needed 8 "Such a Nice Girl" Jerry Paris Nancy Steen & Neil Thompson November 30, 1982 219
Melvin Belvin takes K.C. to Arnold's costume ball.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Linda Purl as Ashley Pfister.

Fonzie Image Needed 9 "There's No Business Like No Business" Jerry Paris Teleplay by: Paula A. Roth
Story by: John B. Collins
December 7, 1982 220
Business is down at Cunningham Hardware, leading Howard to consider some very difficult options--one of which includes closing the store permanently.

Recurring guest: Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham.

Absent: Linda Purl as Ashley Pfister.

Fonzie Image Needed 10 "All I Want for Christmas" Jerry Paris Pamela Ryan & Beverly Bloomberg December 14, 1982 221
When Heather asks Santa to patch up the rift between her mother and grandparents, Fonzie decides to make her wish come true. In a subplot, Howard's brother Dick is visiting.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Ted McGinley as Roger Phillips.

Fonzie Image Needed 11 "Since I Don't Have You" Jerry Paris Brian Levant December 28, 1982 222
Roger's old flame (Wendy Schaal) fans the fire when she returns to town.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Cathy Silvers as Jenny Piccalo.

Fonzie Image Needed 12 "Hello, Pfisters" Jerry Paris William Bickley & Michael Warren January 4, 1983 223
Ashley introduces Fonzie to her estranged family.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Cathy Silvers as Jenny Piccalo.

Fonzie Image Needed 13 "I Drink, Therefore I Am" Jerry Paris Gary Murphy & Larry Strawther January 11, 1983 224
Flip goes out with some friends who drink and become intoxicated; and while under the influence, the driver hits Heather with his car, severely injuring her. A furious Fonzie severely disciplines Flip when he finds out Flip was involved in the hit-and-run accident as well.

Note: Final appearance of Scott Berenstein as Melvin Belvin.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.

Fonzie Image Needed 14 "Prisoner of Love" Jerry Paris Robert Pekurny January 18, 1983 225
K.C. dates a convict who is on work release at Fonzie's garage.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Ted McGinley as Roger Phillips; Linda Purl as Ashley Pfister.

Fonzie Image Needed 15 "Life is More Important Than Show Business" Jerry Paris Paula A. Roth January 25, 1983 226
Fonzie gets a record producer interested in Joanie and Chachi's music, but he's less excited about their band.

Special guest stars: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola and Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham, as well as members of the cast of Joanie Loves Chachi; including Derrel Maury, Winifred Freedman and Robert Pierce.

Side note: The logo of the fictitious "Holstein Records" seen in the episode is a knockoff of RCA Victor's famous Nipper the dog logo, which featured a Holstein cow staring into a gramophone.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Linda Purl as Ashley Pfister.

Fonzie Image Needed 16 "Nervous Romance" Jerry Paris Robert Keats February 1, 1983 227
Fonzie and Ashley celebrate their six months together at the Cunninghams', looking back on their relationship through "flashback scenes" (most of which were not actually part of "A Woman Not Under the Influence").

Note: Although out of order, this was the last episode of the season produced.

Absent: Cathy Silvers as Jenny Piccalo.

Fonzie Image Needed 17 "I'm Not at Liberty" Jerry Paris Pamela Ryan & Beverly Bloomberg February 8, 1983 228
Fonzie, Potsie, and Roger report for Army Reserve duty. Fonzie promises Heather that he'll be at her birthday party--until he learns that Officer Kirk is their commanding officer.

Note: Final appearance of Ed Peck in his role of Officer Kirk.

Absent: Cathy Silvers as Jenny Piccalo.

Fonzie Image Needed 18 "Wild Blue Yonder" Jerry Paris Richard Gurman & Larry Strawther February 15, 1983 229
Fonzie and Roger miss the flight to the teacher's convention they plan to attend, so they instead opt to take Potsie's uncle's crop dusting plane--which crashes on the way, but the occupants survive.
80px 19 "May the Best Man Win" Jerry Paris Richard Gurman February 22, 1983 230
Fonzie becomes the center of attention at the wedding of a friend (Peter Scolari).

Note: Al Molinaro returns as Father Anthony Delvecchio.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Linda Purl as Ashley Pfister.

Fonzie Image Needed 20 "Babysitting" Jerry Paris Paula A. Roth March 1, 1983 231
Fonzie babysits Heather on the night of a big fight on TV that Fonzie and the guys plan to watch, which conflicts with Fonzie's attention to Heather. Meanwhile, Joanie and Chachi return to Milwaukee--to stay.

Note: This episode marks the return of Erin Moran and Scott Baio in their respective roles of Joanie and Chachi to the series' regular cast, due to the impending cancellation of Joanie Loves Chachi.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.

Fonzie Image Needed 21 "Turn Around...and You're Home" Jerry Paris Fred Fox, Jr. & Rich Correll March 15, 1983 232
Joanie decides to move back in with her parents.

Notes: Al Molinaro and Ellen Travolta return in their respective roles of Al Delvecchio and Louisa Delvecchio. Also, this episode marks the final appearances of Linda Purl and Heather O'Rourke in their respective roles of Ashley and Heather Pfister.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.

Fonzie Image Needed 22 "Affairs of the Heart" Jerry Paris Neil Thompson & Nancy Steen March 22, 1983 233
Jenny sets her sights on dating an Olympic swimmer. Meanwhile, Fonzie wants a pool.

Note: Final appearances of Crystal Bernard as K.C. Cunningham, Billy Warlock as Flip Phillips, and Cathy Silvers as Jenny Piccalo. Silvers would return as a guest in her role of Jenny Piccalo in the series finale "Passages."

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Ted McGinley as Roger Phillips.

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