Happy Days

Season 1 Episode 11

Because She's There

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Apr 02, 1974 on ABC

Episode Recap

Potsie talks about setting Richie up on a blind date. Richie says he has to see her first. He plays some pinball at Arnold's. Fonzie alters the score, and Richie wins a free game. Richie is set up with Susan Denton's cousin, Phyllis. Potsie shows him a picture of her, and he agrees to go with her. Richie is surprised when she towers over him in her Statue of Liberty costume. Richie goes to the party as a prince, Potsie as Daniel Boone, Ralph in a Superman-like costume (with an "R" on his chest), and Fonzie as Marlon Brando (in his same white shirt and leather jacket). Howard and Marion play bridge with Harry and Hazel Malph upstairs while the party is going on in the basement. While Fonzie, Potsie, and Ralph take their dates to the lake, Richie takes Phyllis on a tour of the city. Richie's car (loaned by Potsie - it is his parents' car) runs out of gas. Fonzie stops and gives them a few drops from his motorcycle. They use Phyllis' torch as a funnel to pour the gas into the car. Richie gets home at 2:00 in the morning and is told on by Joanie to Howard. Songs in this episode: "See You Later Alligator" by Bill Haley And The Comets (1956) "Tequila" by The Champs (1958) "Sixteen Tons" by Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955) "Wheel Of Fortune" by Kay Starr (1954) "Secret Love" by Doris Day (1954) "Mona Lisa" by Nat King Cole (1955) an unknown instrumental "Pretend" by Nat King Cole (1955) "Whatever Will Be Will Be" by Doris Day (1956) "Sh-Boom" by The Crew Cuts (1955)