Happy Days

Season 6 Episode 22

Fonzie's Funeral (1)

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 20, 1979 on ABC

Episode Recap

Al is dancing to "Big Girls Don't Cry" on the jukebox at Arnold's. He receives a phone call from Fonzie. Fonzie turns the jukebox off over the phone by snapping his fingers. He tells Al to tell Richie to go to the garage as soon as he can. Chachi offers Potsie and Ralph Inspiration Point bad-weather insurance. Richie drives his red convertible to the garage where Fonzie works. Richie takes a bite out of Fonzie's jelly doughnut. Fonzie shows him some $100 bills and a coffin containing some counterfeit money in the hearse he is working on. Fonzie says he will return the coffin to the Heavenly Slumber Funeral Home and then call the police. A large man (later identified as "the Candy Man") and his two partners, Sticky and Eugene, enter the funeral home. Back at the house, Richie tells Ralph and Potsie that Fonzie is missing. They check Arnold's after looking at Inspiration Point, but nobody knows where Fonzie is. Richie, Potsie, and Ralph come to the conclusion that Fonzie must still be at the funeral home. Fonzie tells Howard and Marion his story back at the house. He says he took $10,000 out of the coffin and gave it to the treasury man as evidence. Joanie returns home a minute before her curfew and says there is a mysterious man hanging around outside. The man is Peterson from the treasury department. He is looking for Arthur Fonzarelli. He tells them about the Candy Man whom they think is running a counterfeiting outfit out of the funeral parlor. Peterson tells him to stay away from the Candy Man and the funeral parlor. Not knowing he's back at the house, Richie, Ralph, and Potsie search the funeral home for Fonzie. They all hide in the coffins when they hear someone coming. Sticky and Eugene inspect the coffins and say they should get rid of the new "dummies" by throwing them in the burners. The Candy Man says he received a call from Chicago saying that their delivery that morning was $10,000 short. They think it was the mechanic, Fonzie, who took it. The counterfeiters leave. Richie leaves. Potsie and Ralph sit on a chair, and they are taken into a secret room behind the wall (the section of the wall revolves). Ralph and Potsie are discovered and are tied up by the Candy Man. At the house, Richie asks Marion and Howard where Fonzie is, and they tell him that he's at the garage. Richie goes there and sees a big explosion.

Songs in this episode:

"Big Girls Don't Cry" by The Four Seasons (1962)

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