Happy Days

Be the First on Your Block

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 5/7/74
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  • Episode Description
  • Howard wants to buy a bomb shelter to protect his family. Problems quickly arise when several of Richie's friends ask if they can use it.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Marion Ross

    Marion Kelp Cunningham

  • Christina Hart

    Carole

  • Donny Most

    Ralph

  • Jean Fraser

    Girl

  • Erin Moran

    Joanie

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • With nuclear war a big threat during the 1950s, Howards wants to build a bomb shelter in the Cunningham's back yard.

    By Lady_Lancaster, May 05, 2010

  • A mixture of the fifties and the seventies.

    By francklloyd, Apr 16, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • (The Cunninghams are inspecting the plans for the bomb shelter.) Marion: Don't you think we should move the bathroom somewhere else so that, when people drop in, it won't be the first thing they see? Howard: Marion, we're not trying to get into Better Homes and Gardens. We're trying to survive a nuclear attack. Marion: I know, but we can survive with good taste.

    • Fonzie: Like I always say, you live fast, you die young, you leave a good-looking corpse. Potsie: Hey, that's cool. Richie: Nick Romano said that in Knock On Any Door. Fonzie: I think I said it better.

    • Salesman: It's very possible that, in case of a nuclear attack, there are going to be very few survivors left around here to repopulate this beautiful town. Marion: Joanie, I think you should leave the room. Joanie: It's just getting interesting. Richie: I'd like to try repopulating. Howard: (shocked) Richard!

    Allusions (1)

    • Bomb Shelters
      With this being the height of the Cold War, everyone, it seemed, was building bomb shelters in their backyards. The discussion over whether to build and whom to invite to stay inside in the event of a nuclear attack was common during the late 1950s.

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