Friday, June 17, 2011

Your Mental Sorbet: Happy Days Graduation

Here is another "Mental Sorbet" that we could use to momentarily forget about those things that leave a bad taste in our mouths.

June is also a time for Graduations.

In Happy Days Season 4, Episode 18
The boys come can't find a bar mitzvah party where they are supposed to play. The address is locked in Ralph's car in his glove compartment at Fonzie's garage. Marion has some confidential information about where Fonzie has been every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and that he will be home at 9:30 p.m. The guys finally get the information from Marion who says that Fonzie has been going to night school at Jefferson High. Joanie has heard the news about Fonzie from Jenny Piccalo, and Marion becomes worried that Fonzie will be angry with her for telling. He ignores Marion (who is a chaperone with Howard) because she told about him attending night school. Fonzie makes the announcement that he is joining everyone as a graduating senior. Howard talks to Fonzie about the good things Marion does for him. Fonzie and Marion make up. They dance. Vice-Principal Conners makes an announcement that everyone has failed a health exam. Nobody can graduate unless they pass a make-up exam scheduled for 8:30 the next morning. Everyone leaves to study. Al sings "Goodnight Sweetheart" as the last dance of the prom.

Here is Happy Days Season 4, Episode 19 Graduation Part II

The longtime regulars have their real names announced as they accept diplomas at the graduation. This includes Debbie Chaffin, Heather Warren, Sally Hightower and Hillary Horan (the brunette always seen playing the drums).

This is the original ending to the Happy Days Graduation Special that was cut out in syndication.

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa

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