Happy Days

Happy Days (1974)

21 mistakes

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Show generally

Factual error: The show takes place in Milwaukee, but several times palm trees are visible in the background. One blatant shot is over the wall at Arnold's.

The People vs. the Fonz - S11-E11

Factual error: When the Cunninghams are talking about Fonz's trial, Mr. Cunningham can be seen wearing a digital watch. Digital watches didn't exist in the 50's.

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Fonsillectomy - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: In this episode, Fonzie has to go to the hospital to get his tonsils removed. In season 2 episode 6 "Haunted" Fonzie stated that he had his tonsils removed when he was a kid.

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Show generally

Factual error: The show is set in the fifties but Fonzie has a Mustang hubcap on the wall of his garage. The first Mustang came out in 1964.

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Hot Stuff - S7-E17

Revealing mistake: When Arnold's burns down you can see the set walls wobble a lot.

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Show generally

Factual error: When Arnold's is seen from the inside, metal pinball machines are seen. Since this show is set in the 50's, the pinball machines should be wooden. Metal pinball machines didn't show up until the 70's.

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Suggested correction: Steel pinballs date back to the 1940s.

Show generally

Continuity mistake: In Arnold's, throughout the series you can see the men's toilets on the left and the women's toilets on the right. But whenever Richie, Fonzie or any boy goes into the men's toilets, they make a right.

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Marion: Fairy Godmother - S6-E21

Continuity mistake: Ralph is at Al's after everyone else has left on their dates. He's depressed and as he walks up to a table, you can see a couple of plates of food sitting on it. Then Fonzie comes in (hitting the wall to turn the lights on) and Ralph looks away from the table (he doesn't move otherwise). Then they show the table again - which is completely empty.

Chanteuse66
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Fonz-How, Inc. - S4-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Al, Fonzie and Howard uses "Gulper" in the diner's kitchen, it starts to throw salad all over. You can see the same hand twice in a short period throwing salad from the door window. (00:13:40)

Triviani
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The Ballad of Joanie and Chachi - S11-E2

Visible crew/equipment: After Chachi walks out of the college classroom, when Joanie takes a seat and starts crying the boom mic dips into view at the top of the screen, in the wideshot.

Super Grover Premium member
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Big Money - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Richie gets up from a table at Arnold's to meet with the Fonz in the men's room he's wearing jeans. When he enters the men's room he's wearing grey slacks. (00:07:50)

jairodrigue
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Good News, Bad News - S11-E21

Factual error: Joanie, looking at an issue of Billboard magazine, says, "Chachi's record has only been out two weeks and it's already #178 on the chart." Since 1959, Billboard has had a weekly "Bubbling Under" chart in addition to the Hot 100. In the 1960s, when this episode takes place, the Bubbling Under chart listed no more than 35 songs (#101 to #135). There is no way Chachi's record could be #178.

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The Mechanic - S7-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Don comes into the garage to apply for the job, the T-mark can be seen on the floor by Fonzie's feet.

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White Christmas - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: There is a blizzard on Christmas Eve dumping two feet of snow on Milwaukee. Mrs. Cunningham, LaurieBeth and Al are stuck at the Cunningham's house. Near the beginning of the episode, they show an exterior shot before they go inside the house. The driveway for the house is wet looking but totally clear of snow, with no one there to clean it, and it's still snowing. The hardware store has two feet of snow outside of it.

terry s
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Fonzie the Superstar - S3-E19

Factual error: The Cunninghams are going to the movies, and Ralph asks Joanie what they are going to see. She says "Psycho" which was made in 1960. The series was set between 1955-1965, this episode would have been set in '57.

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Passages: Part 2 - S11-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Fonzie and Chachi are wearing their tuxes, Chachi nervously picks up the telephone for no reason, and just as he walks around the table we can see set lighting at the top of the screen, over the window.

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Good News, Bad News - S11-E21

Continuity mistake: A pilot takes Chachi up in a small plane so Chachi can go skydiving. In the long shots showing a real airplane in flight, the sky is deep blue and cloudless. In the close-ups, filmed in a studio, the plane flies through several wispy clouds, likely formed by a wind machine blowing the mist rising from dry ice.

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To Beanie or Not to Beanie - S9-E12

Factual error: When Mr. And Mrs. Cunningham are talking to the Fonz in their bed about Joanie going to college, Mr. Cunningham is wearing a digital watch and those didn't exist in the 50s - 60s when the show takes place.

A Place of His Own - S4-E7

Other mistake: The background action in the opening credits is slightly unsynchronized. This is most obvious at the "Goodbye gray sky, hello blue" line in the theme song, as Potsie mouths the lyrics. It's also obvious at the "My cycle hums" line, as the girl in the blue plaid skirt shows up at "cycle", rather than "my." (01:13:10)

Season 1 generally

Other mistake: The outside of the house does not match the interior setting at all.

The Fonz: You're dreaming about a girl you've never met?
Richie Cunningham: Come on, Fonz, haven't you ever dreamed?
The Fonz: Hey I'm not the dreamer! I'm the dreamee.

More quotes from Happy Days

Trivia: Richie and Joanie had an older brother named Chuck, who was played by two different actors, and who only appeared during the first season of the show, because the character of Chuck was written off the show. This plot plot has since absorbed into popular culture: known as "Chuck Cunningham Syndrome," it refers to a character's (either leading or supporting) unexplained disappearance from a series.

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Fonzie's a Thespian - S7-E7

Question: How could the play "The Rainmaker" still be performed after Fonzie scared off the director?

Answer: If all the actors and hands know their roles well enough they could perform the play reasonably well even without a director.

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