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"Happy Days": Season Six

Happy Days Season 6 DVD cover

Season Information
Episodes 27 aired
Network/Air Dates ABC-TV, September 5, 1978 - May 15, 1979
Season Guide
Previous Season 5 (Happy Days)
Next Season 7 (Happy Days)

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

Broadcast historyEdit

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

EpisodesEdit

CastEdit

StarringEdit

Guest starring/Recurring cast:Edit

Season 6 (1978–79)Edit

Season 6 episodes
Image Episode Title Directed by Written by Original air date # in Series
Fonzie Image Needed 1 "Westward Ho!: Part 1" Jerry Paris Walter Kempley September 5, 1978 116
The dude ranch operated by Marion's Uncle Ben is in danger of being taken over by crooked neighbor H.R. Buchanan; so the Cunninghams set off for Colorado to come to the rescue; with Potsie, Ralph, Al and Fonzie all in tow.

Not in episode: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 2 "Westward Ho!: Part 2" Jerry Paris Walter Kempley September 12, 1978 117
The gang needs to come up with enough money in five days to save the ranch, and they enter the 7th Annual Bar-A-Rodeo to try to win the prize money to defray the payment.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 3 "Westward Ho!: Part 3" Jerry Paris Fred Fox, Jr. September 19, 1978 118
With the deadline for payment looming, the gang is still trying to raise the money to save Uncle Ben's Colorado ranch. In a desperate last-ditch effort—and trying to reassert his coolness—Fonzie volunteers to try to ride a killer bull for the $1,000 prize money.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 4 "Fonzie's Blindness" Jerry Paris Ron Leavitt & Richard Rosenstock September 26, 1978 119
When Al accidentally strikes him on the head with a metal tray, Fonzie loses his sight. With the possibility of his blindness being permanent, Fonzie struggles to come to terms with it; but Richie is determined to make his friend face the situation and revive his morale. So he has Potsie and Ralph take apart Fonzie's motorcycle, and leaves a helpless Fonzie in his apartment to conquer his blindness and repair the motorcycle, which he ultimately does.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 5 "Casanova Cunningham" Jerry Paris Bob Brunner October 3, 1978 120
Richie concocts a cover story to tell Lori Beth when he's actually escorting a baton twirler to the fraternity dance. Does this mean the end of their relationship?

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 6 "Kid Stuff" Jerry Paris Fred Fox, Jr. October 10, 1978 121
Fonzie has developed a very close bond with Bobby, the young son of his latest flame Peggy. But when Peggy tells Fonzie that she plans to try to patch up the relationship with her estranged husband (Bruce Weitz), Fonzie must face not seeing Peggy's son anymore.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 7 "Sweet Sixteen" Jerry Paris Brian Levant October 17, 1978 122
A party is planned for Joanie's sixteenth birthday. Everyone except Marion is pleased that she intends to date high school football star Tip Corrigan, until Joanie finds that he is a liar and a cheat. With the big party looming, will she be able to find her dream date in time?

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

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 8 "Fearless Malph" Jerry Paris Walter Kempley October 24, 1978 123
When Richie begins a writing project on people's phobias; he, Potsie, and Ralph visit an eccentric Austrian professor (Leon Askin) to try to cure Ralph's numerous neuroses. When the professor predicts an imminent tornado, Ralph panics—until the professor hypnotizes him, bringing out a completely different side of Ralph's personality.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 9 "The Evil Eye" Jerry Paris Allen Goldstein October 31, 1978 124
In the season's Halloween episode, Al is cowering in terror at a curse he believes he has received from an old lady. So at Fonzie's suggestion; Richie, Ralph, and Potsie arrange a mock exorcism to banish Al's demons.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 10 "The Claw Meets the Fonz"
(also titled: ""The Godfonzer")
Jerry Paris Susanne Gayle Harris November 7, 1978 125
Al is thinking about taking on a partner to create an Arnold's franchise, but his supposed partner turns out to be a gangster who, with his henchmen, try to intimidate Al into signing them up as partners whether he likes it or not. Fonzie and the gang try to come up with a plan to put the goons out of business.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 11 "The Fonz is Allergic to Girls" Jerry Paris Mary-David Sheiner & Sheila Judis Weisberg November 14, 1978 126
Fonzie becomes convinced that he is allergic to girls, and decides to give up his dating life. Richie tries to find a cure to help his best friend get back to normal.

Side note: This episode marks the first time Chachi appears this season. Scott Baio is billed as Chachi Arcola for the first time in the closing credits; a variant of the opening credits featuring Baio would be introduced later in the season.

Fonzie Image Needed 12 "The First Thanksgiving" Jerry Paris Bob Howard November 21, 1978 127
Upset that the family is set on watching football on television at Thanksgiving instead of celebrating in a more traditional manner, Marion tells the story of the first Thanksgiving with the cast playing various historical characters.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 13 "The Kissing Bandit" Jerry Paris Beverly Bloomberg November 28, 1978 128
After Richie is mistakenly arrested for being the "kissing bandit," Fonzie helps him set a trap to expose the real culprit.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 14 "The Magic Show" Jerry Paris Don Safran December 5, 1978 129
Howard and Al have a big magic act booked for their lodge meeting. But when the magician is injured, who will take his place?

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 15 "Richie Gets Framed" Jerry Paris Fred Maio December 12, 1978 130
Richie is running for student council president, but is unwittingly photographed in a compromising position at a massage parlor. Ralph and Potsie devise a plan to get the potentially scandalous photo back from Richie's election rival—but are they doing the right thing?

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 16 "Christmas Time" Jerry Paris Beverly Bloomberg December 19, 1978 131
It's Christmas, and Fonzie refuses to accept a Christmas gift that arrived from his estranged father.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 17 "Smokin' Ain't Cool" Jerry Paris Michael Loman January 16, 1979 132
When Joanie starts smoking to retain her membership in a club called the Magnets, both Richie and Howard try to convince her to stop, but to no avail. Fonzie is then called upon to intervene and break Joanie's nasty habit.

Absent: Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola.

Fonzie Image Needed 18 "Ralph vs. Potsie" Jerry Paris Michael Loman January 23, 1979 133
Richie, in the guise of a magazine agony aunt, gives Ralph and Potsie some bad advice, which leads to the pair falling out and dividing their apartment in half.
Fonzie Image Needed 19 "Stolen Melodies" Jerry Paris Brian Levant January 30, 1979 134
Leather Tuscadero and the band audition for a popular television music show. They are turned down, whereupon their song is stolen and performed by another band. The gang hatches a plan to make things right.
Fonzie Image Needed 20 "Married Strangers" Jerry Paris Bob Howard February 6, 1979 135
It's Howard and Marion's 23rd wedding anniversary, but what should be a happy event is spoiled by the couple falling out. Richie and Joanie have arranged for them to go away on a second honeymoon, but will it be enough to turn the situation around?
Fonzie Image Needed 21 "Marion: Fairy Godmother" Jerry Paris Fred Maio February 13, 1979 136
Leather and Ralph, both lonely and lovelorn, agree to go on a date with each other to a big upcoming party. Leather is concerned that her image turns men off, and asks Marion for some lessons in how to be a lady. Meanwhile, Ralph tries hard to lose his humorous image.

Note: Final appearance of Suzi Quatro as Leather Tuscadero.

Fonzie Image Needed 22 "Fonzie's Funeral: Part 1" Jerry Paris Michael Loman February 20, 1979 137
Fonzie finds a stack of $100 bills in a hearse he is repairing and turns it in to the police, unaware that he is treading on the toes of local crime lord, the "Candyman," who vows to get even.
Fonzie Image Needed 23 "Fonzie's Funeral: Part 2" Jerry Paris Michael Loman February 27, 1979 138
With Fonzie believed to be dead by the Candyman and his goons, and Ralph and Potsie kidnapped; Richie and company devise a plan to put the criminals out of business by faking Fonzie's funeral.

Note: This episode features guest appearances by Arnold (Pat Morita) and a number of Laverne & Shirley cast members, who attend Fonzie's "funeral."

Fonzie Image Needed 24 "Mork Returns"
(also titled: "The Fifth Anniversary Show")
Jerry Paris Walter Kempley March 6, 1979 139
Mork returns from 1979 to revisit Richie, this time to learn about the human concept of friendship in the 1950s from Richie's memories, which are shown through clips from past episodes.

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

Fonzie Image Needed 25 "The Duel" Jerry Paris Fred Fox, Jr. March 13, 1979 140
A French fencing champion comes to stay with the Cunninghams, and offends many with his rude attitude. But when he insults America—and Joanie—Fonzie reveals that he is a "black belt" in fencing.
Fonzie Image Needed 26 "Chachi's Incredo-Wax" Jerry Paris Dave Ketchum & Tony Di Marco May 8, 1979 141
Chachi is swindled by a scam artist into buying a wax spray that turns out to be corrosive; damaging Al's tables, Potsie's hair, Richie's bowling ball, the Cunninghams' chairs, Lori Beth's shoes, and—worst of all—Fonzie's motorcycle seat. Richie and Fonzie plan to get even with the fraudster.

Absent: Donny Most as Ralph Malph; Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham.

Fonzie Image Needed 27 "Potsie Quits School" Jerry Paris Teleplay by: David Reo
'Story by: James P. Dunne
May 15, 1979 142
Worried about a big upcoming exam, and not helped by his ferocious professor, Potsie dramatically quits school. Fonzie comes up with an unorthodox way of helping him, to try to persuade him to take the exam.

Note: Final appearance of Lorrie Mahaffey as Jennifer Jerome (Potsie's girlfriend).

Side note: This episode features the song "Pumps Your Blood," performed by Anson Williams, which would later be used as a jingle for a St. Joseph's Aspirin commercial.

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