"Happy Days": Season Nine


"Happy Days" Season 9 cast

Season Information
Episodes 22 aired
Network/Air Dates ABC-TV, October 6, 1981 - March 23, 1982
Season Guide
Previous Season 8 (Happy Days)
Next Season 10 (Happy Days)

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

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

Main CastEdit

Guest StarringEdit

Broadcast historyEdit

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


Season 9 (1981–82)Edit

Main article: Season 9 (Happy Days)

Season 9 episodes
Image Episode Title Directed by Written by Original air date # in Series
Fonzie Image Needed 1/2 "Home Movies: Part 1"
"Home Movies: Part 2"
Jerry Paris Brian Levant & Fred Fox, Jr. October 6, 1981 190/191
Two-part story. Family events of summer 1962 unfold in this episode. Joanie and Chachi have a falling out over another girl. Lori Beth learns that she is pregnant. Howard dreads growing old and Marion tries to remind him that having a grandchild will make them feel young again, giving them plenty of happy memories of when their children were babies. Potsie is hired to work at Cunningham Hardware. Roger pursues a girl. Fonzie reunites with the Falcons—all of which is recorded as a montage on a home movie that Joanie sends to Richie.
Fonzie Image Needed 3 "Not With My Mother, You Don't" Jerry Paris Bob Howard October 13, 1981 192
Chachi has a hard time accepting the fact that his mother (Ellen Travolta) is dating. Fonzie has bitter feelings toward Potsie when he is invited to supper with the Cunninghams and he himself is not asked.

Absent: Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.

Fonzie Image Needed 4 "Another Night at Antoine's" Jerry Paris Mark Rothman October 20, 1981 193
Chachi suggests to Joanie that they should date other people; but with Chachi's jealousy, the idea backfires on him when Joanie makes a date with another guy at a classy restaurant. Chachi then coaxes Fonzie into visiting the restaurant with him so they can spy on Joanie and her date.

Absent: Marion Ross as Marion Cunningham; Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.

Fonzie Image Needed 5 "Little Baby Cunningham" Jerry Paris Babaloo Mandel & Fred Fox, Jr. November 3, 1981 194
With Richie in the Army, Lori Beth calls on Fonzie to stand in as Richie's proxy when it's time to deliver her baby.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.

Fonzie Image Needed 6 "The Other Guy" Jerry Paris Nancy Churnin & Louise Bryant November 10, 1981 195
Fonzie and Roger date the same girl.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.

Fonzie Image Needed 7 "Fonzie the Substitute"
(also titled: "Give Me Puberty or Give Me Death")
Jerry Paris Ralph Farquahr November 17, 1981 196
Fonzie fills in as a substitute teacher for Roger and inadvertently causes trouble for him by raising the issue of sex education.

Note: First appearance of Scott Bernstein as Melvin Belvin.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.

Fonzie Image Needed 8 "Just a Piccalo" Jerry Paris Mark Rothman November 24, 1981 197
Jenny and Joanie end up in serious trouble when a sorority asks them to break the law and steal a statue from a local park in order to become members.

Special guest star: Phil Silvers (Cathy Silvers' father) as Mr. Piccalo, Jenny's father.

Note: Ed Peck returns in his recurring role of Officer Kirk, who busts Joanie and Jenny.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.

Fonzie Image Needed 9 "The Nun's Story"
(also titled: "No Thank You")
Jerry Paris Charlotte M. Dobbs December 1, 1981 198
Fonzie has a serious relationship with a girl who has a secret—she's a nun.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.

Fonzie Image Needed 10 "Baby, It's Cold Inside" Jerry Paris Cindy Begel & Lesa Kite December 8, 1981 199
Joanie babysits her new nephew when the household's heating system malfunctions.

Note: This is the only time the Belvin brothers appear together in the same episode.

Fonzie Image Needed 11 "Hello, Tough Guy" Jerry Paris William Bickley & Michael Warren December 15, 1981 200
Joanie and Chachi call on Fonzie to try to transform nerdy Eugene into a tough-as-nails fighter to impress Jenny.

Absent: Marion Ross as Marion Cunningham; Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.

Fonzie Image Needed 12 "To Beanie or Not to Beanie" Jerry Paris Hollace White & Stephanie Garman January 5, 1982 201
Joanie is faced with the decision of what college to attend.
Fonzie Image Needed 13 "Southern Crossing" Jerry Paris Teleplay by: Richard Gurman
Story by: Brian Levant
January 12, 1982 202
Fonzie and Al travel to Alabama to participate in civil rights activities with the Freedom Riders.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.

Happy Days ep 9x14 - Grandma Nussbaum 14 "Grandma Nussbaum" Jerry Paris James P. Dunne & Barry O'Brien January 19, 1982 203
Fonzie and Chachi visit their grandmother Nussbaum (Frances Bay); but when they notice her acting abnormally, Fonzie and Chachi believe she is going senile. Worried about her living alone in that condition, Fonzie suggests that Grandma move into a retirement community, which doesn't set too well with her.

Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Al Molinaro as Al Delvecchio.

Fonzie Image Needed 15 "Poobah, Doo Dah" Jerry Paris Bosco McGowan January 26, 1982 204
When Frankie Avalon (who portrays himself as Al's distant cousin) informs Al that he would not be able to headline the Leopard Lodge's annual Poobah Doo Dah musical due to family issues, Al persuades Fonzie to impersonate him—which turns out to be a disaster. However, Avalon does show up at the last minute and performs his signature song "Venus" to an audience of swooning girls—including Jenny, who climbs onstage and wraps her arms around Avalon's leg, reluctant to let go.

Special guest star: Frankie Avalon as himself.

Fonzie Image Needed 16 "A Touch of Classical" Jerry Paris Fred Fox, Jr. & Rich Correll February 2, 1982 205
After becoming fascinated by Tchaikovsky, Fonzie tries to turn the kids on to classical music.
Fonzie Image Needed 17 "Hi-Yo Fonzie, Away!" Jerry Paris Fred Fox, Jr. & Rich Correll February 9, 1982 206
The gang works to give Fonzie the birthday present of his life—a face-to-face meeting with his hero, the Lone Ranger.

Note: The Lone Ranger is played by actor John Hart, who played the Masked Man from 1952 to 1953. Clayton Moore, best known as the Lone Ranger in the TV series, was prohibited from appearing due to a legal dispute with the owner of the Ranger character.

Fonzie Image Needed 18 "Great Expectations" Jerry Paris Andrew M. Horowitz February 16, 1982 207
Joanie and Chachi collaborate on a song, Potsie wants to join the Leopard Lodge, and Marion gets the lead in a musical.

Absent: Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.

Fonzie Image Needed 19 "Hello, Flip" Jerry Paris Paula A. Roth February 23, 1982 208
Roger's juvenile delinquent brother Flip (Billy Warlock) comes to Milwaukee to straighten out his life.

Note: First appearance of Billy Warlock as Roger's cousin Flip Phillips.

Fonzie Image Needed 20 "Chachi's Future" Jerry Paris William Bickley & Michael Warren March 2, 1982 209
Chachi decides to give up his dreams of rock stardom and take a more practical job as a floor cleaning machine salesman. But when his first demonstration at Arnold's turns out to be a flop, Chachi reverts back to his ambition as a rock star.
Fonzie Image Needed 21 "Tell-Tale Tart" Jerry Paris Mel Sherer & Steve Grant March 16, 1982 210
Jealous of the attention Joanie had been giving to her new friend Mikki (Crystal Bernard), Jenny spreads a vicious rumor that Fonzie had gotten Mikki in trouble.

Notes: Final appearance of Eugene Belvin (Denis Mandel), who coincidentally had a significant role in this episode when he bribes his crush Jenny into being his girlfriend for a month in exchange for him keeping quiet about the rumor Jenny started. This episode also marks the first appearance of Crystal Bernard as Mikki, who would return the following season to join the semi-regular cast as Joanie's cousin K.C. Cunningham.

Fonzie Image Needed 22 "Love and Marriage" Jerry Paris Barry Rubinowitz March 23, 1982 211
Al seeks permission to marry Chachi's mother.

Note: This episode has two endings, one where Al and the Arcolas move to Chicago to set up the spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi; and the other, for syndication purposes, where they appear to stay in Milwaukee.

Absent: Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.