Richie, Ralph, Potsie, and Al come into Arnold's celebrating their basketball victory. Officer Kirk and another officer, Adams, come in announcing that Kirk has become the new acting sheriff after the death of Sheriff Flanagan. Kirk announces a list of hoods that he wants out of town: Rocky Baruffi, Rocco Schultz, and Fonzie Fonzarelli. Kirk goes to inspect the kitchen as Al follows him. The guys talk to Fonzie in his office. Kirk comes in and sends Richie, Ralph, and Potsie out. He searches Fonzie, and Fonzie pulls something out of his pocket: a concealed comb. Richie comes in to wash his hands. Kirk says he doesn't like anything about Fonzie. Kirk and Adams leave. Fonzie is bugged and tired of Kirk pushing him around. Richie says he will write a letter to the the editor of The Milwaukee Journal. At the house, Richie reads the letter to the family. Richie suggests Howard call a special meeting of the Leopard Lodge. Howard thinks Richie is overreacting. Fonzie comes in wearing a jacket and tie hoping Kirk will leave him alone. There is a Leopard Lodge meeting at the house. They discuss bowling shirts and Sheriff Kirk. Kirk comes in and gives them a ticket for a 614 - unlawful assembly (no American flag). Kirk says Mickey Malph has to take down the eyeball sign at his office, Al has no dancing permit for Arnold's, Bob cannot double-park his hearse anymore, and he will take away Howard's loading zone. Fonzie and Kirk meet at Arnold's at midnight for a showdown. Fonzie says he will leave town if Kirk leaves his friends alone. Richie, Potsie, Ralph, Howard, Joanie, Marion, and several others come in wearing jeans, white T-shirts, and leather jackets. Everyone is behind Fonzie when Kirk tells them to choose between Fonzie and the things they want (eyeball sign, loading zone, etc.). Al shows Kirk his tiny United States flag (to avoid an unlawful assembly ticket) and dance permit. When Kirk asks what he's supposed to do with them, Al tells him to sit on it. Fonzie thanks everyone, and they dance.
Songs in this episode:
"Bird Dog" by The Everly Brothers (1958)
"Bye Bye Love" by The Everly Brothers (1957)
"On Moonlight Bay" sung by the Cunninghams (1912)