Happy Days

Season 1 Episode 16

Be the First on Your Block

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 07, 1974 on ABC

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

    Howard is very keen on building a bomb shelter in the back yard in order to protect his family in the event of a nuclear war. This is a very realistic episode given that World War II was a recent memory and the Soviet threat was ever-present during this Cold War era.

    The idea of the shelter seems to be a good one until Richie's friends all ask for a place in it as well. Meanwhile, after some consideration, the family aren't too sure that the shelter is necessary, and Howard begins to have his own doubts after a moving speech from Richie in which he outlines what it would be like for the survivors of such an horrific event.

    An excellent episode with a very good moral to the story.
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