Happy Days

Season 3 Episode 18

Football Frolics

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 20, 1976 on ABC

Episode Recap

Richie, Potsie, Ralph, Howard, and Fonzie watch a Cardinals vs. Bears football game as the Bears win. Marion waits impatiently in the car and then comes in to get Howard to go to a lodge meeting. Richie and the guys really want to go to the next Bears game (against the Lions), and Fonzie says he can get them tickets if they take his nephew Spike with them. Fonzie and the boys are in his office with Spike. Fonzie leaves, and Arnold comes in and shows the guys the $10 tickets. Arnold asks them for $80 so that he can break even. Spike gives him his $20, and Arnold gives the guys until Monday to give him theirs. Marion mends Howard's Julius Caesar Mardi Gras costume. Richie asks Howard for the money, but he is turned down. Ralph comes up with the idea of babysitting 15 kids (volume babysitting) on the night of Mardi Gras to raise the funds. There is a "Camp Cunningham" sign on the door. Laverne and Shirley drag in Booker Brown that they were supposed to babysit but can't because they have a double date. Richie charges them $3. Laverne and Shirley leave. Booker tries to leave out the back door, but Laverne and Shirley are there to intercept him and take his shoes so that he can't go anywhere. Richie says they should do the Hokey Pokey, and a fracas breaks out. Richie goes up to Fonzie's place to ask for some help, and some kids throw water balloons at them. Fonzie goes downstairs, and an obnoxious kid named Myron shoots him with a water gun. Fonzie can't hit the kids, so he brings Spike over to instill some order and get everybody under control.

Songs in this episode:
"Bird Dog" by The Everly Brothers (1958)