Happy Days

Season 1 Episode 9

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 12, 1974 on ABC

Episode Recap

Richie and Arlene Holder argue about why he was late with other friends supporting their own sides. They decide to break up after seeing each other for two weeks and Arlene gives Richie his ring back to him. The Cunninghams talk about tuxedos and the upcoming prom at the dinner table (Howard and Marion will chaperone). Richie and Arlene soon discover that neither of them can get another date, and Richie offers to give her a lift to the Jefferson High School Teen Angel prom. Mrs. McCarthy substitutes for Mrs. Gavin and babysits Joanie. They take a picture before they leave for the prom. Howard and Marion check out some of the make-out sites from Hot Lips McDonald's list. Howard dances with the 72-year-old Mrs. Frawley, and Fonzie asks Marion to dance. Arlene dances with several guys (including Potsie and Ralph) and makes Richie jealous. Fonzie's date, Sandy Howser, is crowned Miss Teen Angel. Arlene is named first runner-up. Fonzie and Sandy drive around Teen Heaven in their "cloud." Richie and Arlene are found making out in the broom closet, and Howard brings them out to dance along with Fonzie and Sandy. Howard and Marion dance at the end after everyone else has left.

Songs in this episode:

"Perfidia" by The Ventures

"Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin (1958)

"The Little White Cloud That Cried" by Johnnie Ray (1951)

"The Great Pretender" (instrumental) by The Platters (1954)

"Cry" (instrumental) by Johnnie Ray (1951)

"My Prayer" (instrumental) by The Platters (1956)

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"Tequila" by The Champs (1958)

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