Happy Days

Season 2 Episode 9

Big Money

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 26, 1974 on ABC
9.0
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As a game-show contestant, Richie wins $3200 before time runs out for that week's show. After the show, he is given an envelope by the show's host that contains the answer to the $5000 question.

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  • Richie takes part on a television game show with big prize money, but has his conscience tested when he is given the answers, in this episode based upon a real life case...moreless

    9.3
    This story is based upon a real life incident on such a game show in the 1950s, where contestants were given the answers to the questions.



    Of course, with Richie being so squeaky clean, we all know he'll do the right thing in the end, but it's still good to see how he get's there.



    Also to note with this episode is that Fonzie is seen to have his own garage repair shop for the first time (previously, he had been working in a larger garage with other mechanics). The men's room at Arnold's is gradually being defined as his 'office', too.



    All-in-all, this is a nice story, and probably one of the series' most recognised episodes.moreless
  • Richie has a chance of a lifetime when he becomes a contestant on a tv quiz show.

    7.5
    Richie is thrilled when he is chosen to be a contestant on a popular tv quiz show and he and his family and friends are hoping that he will perform well.



    In the time that he has on the air, Richie is able to win a staggering three thousand, two hundred dollars before the show ends for that week and he is determined to come back next time and aim to answer the big question - worth a mighty five thousand dollars!



    After the show, Richie is stunned when the host of the show hands him an envelope with the answer to the big question inside, explaining that viewers WANT him to win because he is such a likeable kid. What will Richie do? Will he open the envelope and guarantee himself the five thousand dollar prize or will he do the right thing and refuse to cheat?moreless
Marion Ross

Marion Ross

Marion Kelp Cunningham

Anson Williams

Anson Williams

Warren "Potsie" Weber

Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Arthur Herbert "Fonzie" Fonzarelli

Donny Most

Donny Most

Ralph Malph

Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley

Howard C. Cunningham

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Richard J. Cunningham

Lou Wagner

Lou Wagner

Mr. Schneiber

Guest Star

James Ritz

James Ritz

Quincy

Guest Star

Dave Madden

Dave Madden

Jack Whippett

Guest Star

Beatrice Colen

Beatrice Colen

Marsha

Recurring Role

Linda Purl

Linda Purl

Gloria

Recurring Role

Erin Moran

Erin Moran

Joanie

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Joanie: Boy, I wish the man would finish fixing our TV set.
      Marion: Well, he promised to get our picture tube back in seven to ten days.
      Joanie: Yeah, but I'm not gonna last that long. I'll go stir crazy.
      Howard: Do what you did before we had television.
      Joanie: I sat around wishing we had a TV.

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was omitted from the rerun package that ABC aired on weekday mornings from 1975 through 1979. At that time, game shows were a fixture of weekday morning network TV. Apparently, a rerun of an episode about fixed game shows wouldn't fly well on a schedule full of real game shows.

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