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Happy Days: Guess Who's Coming to Christmas

When Ritchie discovers that Fonzie is spending the holidays alone, instead of at a relatives home as he said, the Cunnigham's want to invite him for Christmas Eve, ruining Howard's plan for a real family Christmas this year.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x11
Production Number: 60532-034
Airdate: Tuesday December 17th, 1974

Director: Frank Buxton

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Guest Stars
Beatrice Colen
As Marsha
Marjorie Bennett
As Mrs. Harrison
Misty Rowe
As Wendy
Robert Casper
As Orville
Main Cast
Ron Howard
As Richard J. "Richie" Cunningham
Henry Winkler
As Arthur Herbert "Fonzie" Fonzarelli
Tom Bosley
As Howard C. Cunningham
Episode Notes
In his first Arnold's scene, Fonzie says "I'm leaving tonight on the five o'clock bus," but his voice is dubbed to say "four" instead of "five."

This episode is also known as "Guess Who's Coming For Christmas."

This is Randolph Roberts' last appearance as Chuck. The character is mentioned again later in the season.

This episode was rerun in 1975 and 1976 with a new introduction where Fonzie prefaces the story, mentioning that Chuck was home for the holidays. This is the character's only reference in the third/fourth seasons.

Fonzie's apartment is seen for the first time.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bobby Helms"Jingle Bell Rock" (1957) 

Episode Quotes
Richie: (referring to Fonzie) He was alone in the garage eating ravioli out of a can. Now, what kind of a way is that to spend Christmas Eve?

Marion: What would we do without you, Fonzie?
Fonzie: Well, you'd be up a creek, Mrs. C.
Richie: Yeah, our car'd be stuck in the snow, our tree'd be out, and our Santa Claus would be mugging the neighbors.

Howard: We're gonna have fun. Look, we'll, we'll pop popcorn, and we'll toast the marshmallows, and we'll drink some cider and trim the tree, and then, later on, I'll read The Night Before Christmas.
Joanie: (singing) Jingle bells, jingle bells, boring all the way...
Howard: No singing at the table, Joanie.

Warning: Happy Days season 2 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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