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Happy Days: Hollywood (3)

Richie decides whether or not to sign the Paramount Pictures contract he has been offered. Meanwhile, Fonzie faces jumping a shark on water skis.

Episode Info


Episode number: 5x3
Production Number: 60535-093
Airdate: Tuesday September 20th, 1977

Director: Jerry Paris
Writer: Fred Fox, Jr.


Guest Stars
Al MolinaroAl Molinaro
As Al
Recurring
David AgressDavid Agress
As Georgie
Recurring
James DaughtonJames Daughton
As California Kid
Recurring
James Van PattenJames Van Patten
As Sandy
Recurring
Laurette SpangLaurette Spang
As Wendy
Recurring
Scott BaioScott Baio
As Chachi
Recurring
Talia BalsamTalia Balsam
As Nancy
Recurring
Main Cast
Ron HowardRon Howard
As Richard J. "Richie" Cunningham
Henry WinklerHenry Winkler
As Arthur Herbert "Fonzie" Fonzarelli
Tom BosleyTom Bosley
As Howard C. Cunningham
Episode Notes
James Van Patten is credited as "Jimmy Van Patten."

The phrase "jump the shark," meaning a TV show's quality has deteriorated after a certain point, originated from this very episode, as it was agreed that the quality of "Happy Days" declined gradually after this episode aired.

This episode inspired the website www.jumptheshark.com. Future "Happy Days" co-star Ted McGinley is the patron saint of the site.



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