The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

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The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
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Network: ABC
Production company: Hanna-Barbera
Distributor: Paramount Television
Original release: November 8, 1980November 28, 1981
Run time: 25 minutes
Narrated by: Wolfman Jack
Starring: Henry Winkler
Ron Howard
Donny Most
Frank Welker
Didi Conn
Executive producer(s): William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Producer(s): Art Scott
Duane Poole
Tom Swale
Don Jurwich
Music composed by: Hoyt Curtin
Writer(s): Duane Poole
Tom Swale
Director(s): George Gordon
Carl Urbano
Rudy Zamora
Ray Patterson
Gordon Hunt (voices)

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang is an American animated sci-fi comedy television series produced Hanna-Barbera for ABC's Saturday morning children's programming. It ran from 1980 to 1981, airing 24 episodes that spanned two seasons. The TV series is a spin-off from ABC's parent live-action sitcom Happy Days, with actors from the latter reprising their roles in cartoon form.

A group of teenagers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1957, get picked up by a scatterbrained time traveler from the 25th century, whose inability to control her time machine gets them stranded in time and space. It was not inspired by Doctor Who.[1]

The entire series has been released on DVD.



The time travel aspect was added to the Happy Days cartoon because the original setting of the 1950s was too limiting.[1]


The music was composed by Hoyt Curtin, credited as musical director, with musical supervision from Paul DeKorte.


Title Number Original air date
"King for a Day" 1x01 November 8, 1980
"May the Farce Be with You" 1x02 November 15, 1980
"Arabian Knights" 1x03 November 22, 1980
"Bye Bye Blackbeard" 1x04 November 9, 1980
"Westward Whoa!" 1x05 October 16, 1980
"Ming Fu to You, Too!" 1x06 December 6, 1980
"The Vampire Strikes Back" 1x07 December 20, 1980
"You'll Never Get Witch" 1x08 December 27, 1980
"The 20,000 Drachma Pyramid" 1x09 January 3, 1981
"It's a Jungle Out There" 1x10 January 10, 1981
"Gone with the Wand" 1x11 January 17, 1981
"Science Friction" 1x12 January 24, 1981
"Greece Is the Word" 1x13 January 31, 1981
"The French Connection" 2x01 September 12, 1981
"Kelp!" 2x02 September 19, 1981
"Time Schlep" 2x03 September 26, 1981
"It's All Downhill from Here" 2x04 October 10, 1981
"Double Jeopardy" 2x05 October 17, 1981
"Fjords and Sorcery" 2x06 October 24, 1981
"There's No Place Like Rome" 2x07 October 31, 1981
"Perilous Pauline" 2x08 November 7, 1981
"Around the World in 80 Ways" 2x09 November 14, 1981
"All This and Timbuktu" 2x10 November 21, 1981
"Give Me a Hand-Something's Afoot" 2x11 November 28, 1981



According to Heritage Auctions, the Fonz and Scooby-Doo appeared together in a 1980s Public Service Announcement.[2]

After The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang was cancelled, the Fonz and his dog, Mr. Cool, were inexplicably added to the cast of Laverne & Shirley in its second season, which was now called Laverne & Shirley with Special Guest Star the Fonz.

In popular culture

  • In the Comic Book Men episode "Dragging Rights," a HB collector brings in a cel of the Fonz and Mr. Cool. Bryan buys it for Walt for £200.