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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.


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Guest Stars
Al Molinaro
As Al
Recurring
David Agress
As Georgie
Recurring
James Daughton
As California Kid
Recurring
James Van Patten
As Sandy
Recurring
Laurette Spang
As Wendy
Recurring
Scott Baio
As Chachi
Recurring
Talia Balsam
As Nancy
Recurring
Main Cast
Ron Howard
As Richard J. "Richie" Cunningham
Henry Winkler
As Arthur Herbert "Fonzie" Fonzarelli
Tom 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.



Warning: Happy Days season 5 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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