Happy Days

Season 4 Episode 12

Fonzie's Old Lady

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 04, 1977 on ABC

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  • When Fonzie fixes a car belonging to a much older woman, they find that they are mutually attracted to each other.

    Adrianna Prescott (Diana Hyland) is a wealthy, sophisticated woman who needsto get her car fixed. Fonzie does the job and is instantly attracted to her when she comes to collect it. The feeling is obviously mutual and she invites Fonzie to play doubles with her at her tennis club. There are some very funny moments at the Cunningham household when the family are trying, without any success whatsoever, to teach Fonzie to play tennis!

    After the tennis match and while having at evening at Arnold's, Adrianna makes it clear that she is interested in more than Fonzie's mechanical or tennis playing skills but Fonz backs right off when he finds that she is still very much a legally married woman who lives with her husband - when he is at home, that is. Fonz might like the ladies but he stays away from the married ones.

    I felt that Diana Hyland wasn't comfortable in this episode, and it showed in her acting and Henry Winkler didn't seem to be his usual capable self either.