Happy Days

Season 3 Episode 22

Bringing Up Spike

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 17, 1976 on ABC

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  • Fonzie's young cousin, Spike is back again and this time, he'll be staying for a while.

    In a repeat appearance by Danny Butch as Fonzie's cousin, Spike, Fonzie finds himself playing babysitter as well as parental authority figure to this young wanna be rebel.

    At first, Fonzie is content to pretty much let Spike go his own way and do what he likes because Fonzie himself isn't all that keen on playing the 'heavy' with the kid so he doesn't really listen all that closely when Howard, seeing trouble brewing, advises him to set some disciplinary guidlines for Spike.

    Fonz doesn't worry until Spike is found to be one of a group of young thieves who are caught stealing cash from Arnold's.

    This is another uninteresting episode. Danny Butch never convinced me as Spike and I was very pleased when the writers abandoned that character and came up with Chachi, played by Scott Baio, to play the role of Fonzie's cousin instead.