Happy Days

Season 1 Episode 13

Great Expectations

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Apr 16, 1974 on ABC

Episode Recap

Richie gets up from his seat at a movie where he, Potsie, and Ralph were sitting and walks over to a girl sitting a couple of rows down. She is a beatnick named Diedre. She is reading Warts on My Soul, a poetry book. Fonzie takes a look at her car which broke down. It will have to stay in the shop for a couple of days. Richie invites Diedre to dinner. She faints at the table when Howard asks her to pass the roast beef to him. She stays in Chuck's room which is a basketball shrine. Richie reads her some of his poetry, and then Deidre tells him that she is pregnant. Richie goes to the Purple Eagle coffee house where Deidre's boyfriend is a bongo player. He meets Lawrence at the beatnik hangout. The Cunninghams and Diedre play Monopoly on the floor of the living room. Deidre makes a jelly bean and egg sandwich. Potsie and Ralph come in to the Purple Eagle wearing berets and dark sunglasses. Richie joins Deidre and all of her beatnik friends the next morning at the garage as they get ready to go on a trip to learn about life. Richie soon learns that Deidre and Lawrence are not going on the trip, and he also decides not to go. Songs in this episode: an unknown instrumental "Mona Lisa" by Nat King Cole (1955)