Happy Days

Season 3 Episode 17

Fonzie the Salesman

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 13, 1976 on ABC

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  • When the garage is taken over by a new owner, Fonzie does not agree with the new work conditions and quits. He is unable to find another job as a mechanic, and vows to find another career, and takes a job selling encyclopedias door-to-door.

    In this enjoyable episode, the garage is taken over by an eccentric new owner, and leaves the Fonz having to find another job.

    He eventually gets a job seeling encyclopedias door-to-door, but is clearly not cut out for the job, and does not even make a single sale. He does manage to pick up an attractive woman, though!

    This is another episode that centres around Fonzie and Richie, something that was typical of the third season.

    The final scene, without any dialogue, is really funny, and illustrates the broad range of humour the show was capable of.
  • Fonzie decides to quit working at the garage after a new owner buys the place.

    The Fonz has been a grease monkey (and a very good one) since the beginning of the show. Motorcycles and cars are his passion and the character of Arthur Fonzarelli is synonomous with both but when the garage where Fonz works as head mechanic is sold, he finds that it's completely impossible for him to work either with the new owner or under his new working conditions so, he decides to find himself a new job. Howard is very supportive and Fonzie finds himself selling encyclopaedias door to door which isn't EXACTLY a role he is well suited to given his personality and his real passion.

    How does it all work out? Watch and see!