The sitcom Happy Days captured our hearts and minds from 1974 to 1984. The series was so popular that even today the term “jumping a shark” is used for any TV series that has gone past its prime. The expression is a reference to Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli’s attempt to jump a shark in his leather jacket, which is widely viewed as the nail in the coffin for Happy Days.
Happy Days remains in syndication to this very day, making it one of the longest-running TV shows in syndication history. Where are the stars of this iconic show today? And why did Ron Howard leave? You’re about to find out.
The Voice On The Jukebox At Arnold’s
The jukebox became one of the most memorable things about Happy Days. We couldn’t wait to see the characters hang out after school at Arnold’s, where Fonzie was guaranteed to bang on the jukebox at least once.
But popular ‘50s tunes were very expensive and hard to get clearance on for TV shows. For that reason, Potsie actor Anson Williams would often provide the voice for music coming through the jukebox at Arnold’s! It was a fitting option considering his part on the show… he played a hopeful musician. We all loved Fonzi…let’s see where is today.