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Network: ABC-TV
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Writer(s) Dick Bensfield
Perry Grant
Director Jerry Paris
Original airdate January 22, 1974
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"The Lemon" is the second episode of Season 1 of Happy Days. The episode was written by Dick Bensfield and Perry Grant and directed by Jerry Paris. It aired on January 22, 1974 on ABC.


Tired of driving around in Howard's DeSoto, Richie and Potsie buy a car of their own. The car has several problems including an engine that won't run consistently. This causes problems when they try to impress two girls.


  • Howard refers to David and Ricky Nelson from the television series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and Beaver Cleaver from Leave It to Beaver.
  • The drive-in changed its name to "Arnold's" and was formerly called "Arthur's" in the very first previous episode.

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