Happy Days

Season 3 Episode 10

A Date with Fonzie

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

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • In this episode, we meet Laverne and Shirley for the first time, and they are as hilarious as ever!

    The first appearance of Laverne and Shirley (Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams) was a huge hit with fans of the show, such a hit in fact that they ended up with their own highly successful spin-off series.

    But for now, the first time we see them is when Fonzie feels sorry for his pal Richie who just doesn't seem to be having any luck with girls. The Fonz's solution is an obvious one, set Richie up on a date with his good friends Laverne, who is flighty and carefree, and Shirley, who is far more sensible and sedate.

    This a terrific episode, great to see the introduction of these two hilarious charcters and certainly one that no Happy Days fan should miss!
  • Richie is having trouble meeting women. After a little help from Fonzie ends in another failed attempt, the Fonz thinks he's found the perfect girls for a double date - Laverne and Shirley!...

    Another good episode from the show's third season. I think the second and third season maybe be the show's most consistant in offering up good episodes.

    This episode introduces Penny Marshall as Laverne DeFazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, who would go on to have their own series. I've seen very little of Laverne and Shirley, but they work really well off of each other, and it's clear to see how this was developed into its own series.

    The episode is well written with some really funny moments. It is also typical of the third season in that it centres around Fonzie and Richie.
  • One of many very funny episodes in season 3. We meet Laverne & Shirley for the first time

    Richie is in a slump with girls. It gets so bad that Fonzie takes him to the supermarket, a great place to pick-up women. He fails miserably in sharing vegetable choices with a woman; a seventy year old guy is more successful and he crashes his cart into Fonzie. It\'s time for desparate measures so Fonzie sets him up on a double date with Laverne and Shirley. The girls openly fight with each other at Arnolds and when back at the Cunninghams, Fonzie and Laverne go upstairs and a nervous Richie is left alone with Shirley. With a can of beer in his hand and a bowl of chips, Shirley accidentally punches Richie sending everythig flying. While comforting him on the floor, His parents and Joanie come in. - a funny moment. Joanie to her parents: "It doesn't feel good being sent to your room, does it!". Many very funny scenes, overall an excellent episode.
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