Happy Days

Season 3 Episode 10

A Date with Fonzie

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 11, 1975 on ABC

Episode Recap

It's Valentine's Day at Arnold's, and Potsie sings "Great Balls of Fire" while the band plays. Ralph and Potsie want to take a break to talk to some girls, but Richie doesn't feel confident talking to a girl. Fonzie takes Richie into his office. Richie says he's lost his confidence asking girls out for dates. Fonzie tells Richie that he plans on taking him to the best place in Milwaukee to meet girls: the supermarket. At the market, Fonzie goes off to do some shopping, and Richie acts confused to a girl as Fonzie suggested. It doesn't work. An older man tells Richie to take the direct approach by knocking over a woman's cart. A woman talks to Richie and shoplifts while he blocks the store manager's view. Richie blindly sends his cart into Fonzie's thinking he was a chick. Fonzie's next plan is to have a double date with two of his chicks. Howard, Marion, and Joanie leave the house with suitcases to go to Aunt Bessie's. Fonzie calls Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney to set up the double date. Laverne and Shirley meet Fonzie and Richie at Arnold's at 8:00 PM the next night. The girls go into the restroom and start fighting over Laverne's remark about Richie's handkerchief. When they get back to the house, Richie has locked himself out and has to climb through the side window. In the process, he knocks over a lamp and tears a hole in his pants. Fonzie and Laverne leave very shortly after arriving. Richie gets his cufflink caught in Shirley's sweater. Richie goes into the kitchen to get some chips, pretzels, and beer, and as Shirley is talking about her fight with Laverne, she winds up her fist and accidentally punches Richie as he comes back into the living room. Shirley kisses his boo-boo while he is still on the floor as Howard and the family walk in. Howard, Marion, and Joanie go upstairs. Shirley says she will go out with Richie again if he calls her. Richie tells Howard what happened that night, and Howard doesn't believe him.



Songs in this episode:

"Great Balls Of Fire" (sung by Potsie) by Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)

"Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley (1956)
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