TV Trash: The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

Aaayyy… this cartoon can sit on it.

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19 Responses to TV Trash: The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

  1. Basically, The Fonz have a Sonic Screwdriver elbow

  2. Zarus Tyran says:

    Joanie Loves Chachi huh? Well at least your rant about it should be fun.

  3. Steve says:

    I never knew that about the Smurfs! I’m guessing those episodes weren’t aired in reruns very often?

  4. I haven’t watched it in years but I remember enjoying it as a kid, for whatever that’s worth.

  5. Carrie Kube says:

    Not to mention Mr. Cool was a damn ugly dog. I’d actually be interested in your take on the final season of the Smurfs. Or that since we’ve got a Lethal Weapon TV show, how about a top 10 or 5 list of the best/worst movies made into tv shows? Or finally your take on the new DC comics they rebooted: The Flinstones, Scooby Apocalypse, Future Quest and Wacky Raceland.

    • rowdycmoore says:

      I have considered reviewing that last season of the Smurfs, but as I eluded to above, it’s a bit hard to get the episodes, especially since the only DVD release is in Region 4. As for your other suggestion – I am currently looking at reviewing at least a couple shows adapted from movies made by a certain director…

  6. TV Trashman says:

    In conjunction of originally making an animated adaptation of Doctor Who at the time, the BBC most definitely had all the rights in the world to “Exterminate” that idea from Hanna-Barbera.

  7. MrKoolBreeze69 says:

    You are REALLY take’n the FUN out of Childhood Memories. But let me ask you THIS, did it MATTER how CORNY each series WAS when you were a KID? I KNOW how CHEESEY these & OTHER Cartoons were from that Era WAS but with every EP & SEE on YouTube, it brings me bck to a time where the ONLY THING I knew about BILLS were the ONES on Ducks, a time when I got up EARLY & watch them with my BIG BOWL of Cereal then played outside til the street lights came ON. KEEP the reviews COMING cause they are FUNNY & I DO get a LAUGH out of them though as I WONDER what kind of DRUGS the Ppl make’n those Cartoon were ON. Mine & OTHER KIDS excuse for watch’n was that we were HIGH off the SUGAR frm the Cereal we BEG’D our parents to BUY. lol

  8. Emily J. says:

    What exactly does Happy Days have to do with Doctor Who? Then again, it may make a little more sense considering that Mork & Mindy is a spin-off of the former… or maybe not. I never even knew that it got a 2nd season because the other celebrity HB cartoons usually had 1!

    And coincidence or not, I would love for you to review Little Shop eventually. =] However, there’s only 3 full episodes on the internet, so it may not be enough…

  9. I don’t think Hanna Barbara would have had the right idea for Doctor Who anyway considering the character would be based on the fourth doctor (Tom Baker) with a made up female companion for the show, K-9 would have an expanded role as a comic relief, there would also be a kid with an American accent that is part of the cast with no explanation, while the rest are voiced by Americans talking with bad English accents for British characters with compromised personalities made to appeal to American children. It was probably better that it never happened that way, no matter how much the Happy Days cast made even less sense.

  10. Mario Garon says:

    As somebody who grew up with the original smurf comics, and know how good they are, I can only tell you one thing: do your research you STUPID AMERICAN! You can shit on those new MOVIEs all you want but you don’t have to be condescending to the entire franchise.

    • rowdycmoore says:

      I had no intention of being condescending to the entire franchise. I enjoyed the animated series for the most part, I have read some of the comics (particularly the “King Smurf” graphic novel) and even saw the American dub of the “Smurfs and the Magic Flute” movie. Heck, the Smurfs cartoon pretty much carried NBC’s Saturday morning lineup by itself for years. I just think that last season jumped the shark with the whole time travel story.

      • Mario Garon says:

        Hi, sorry for that. I thought you were jumping on the same bandwagon as some other reviewers online… For the record, I also didn’t like the last season. In fact, it went downhill after season 4. As somebody who literally learned to read by reading Belgian and French comics (Asterix, Tintin, the Smurfs,etc), I am a bit tired of Americans making fun of my culture. I sorry I took it out on you!

        • rowdycmoore says:

          Yeah, I try my best to not just follow other reviewers’ trends in order to carve out my own identity. I’ve actually got a review of “The Wacky World of Tex Avery” planned next, and I’m now kind of Scared that Mr Enter is going to review the same thing at near the same time and either one of us will get accused of ripping off the other.

  11. Matt says:

    The end credits concept you mentioned was used on pretty much every Saturday morning series produced prior to and during the Happy Days cartoon, and would continue to appear well into the ’80s. Hanna-Barbera especially liked to use it. P. S. I’m really glad that you know who Wolfman Jack is, someone that Mr.Enter evidently failed to do his homework on.

    • rowdycmoore says:

      Well, that’s admittedly just because I’m a fogey as far as Internet personalities are concerned and am old enough to recognize Wolfman Jack’s voice.

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