Happy Days

Season 2 Episode 6

Haunted

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 1974 on ABC
9.2
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After experiencing a few strange happenings, Richie begins to buy into the legend that the place where Ralph's Halloween party is to be held, the old Simpson house, is haunted.

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  • Classic Halloween episode. Scary and fun.

    10
    One of the classic Happy Days episodes. And one of the great Halloween TV episodes of all time. Richie is tasked with checking out an old house for Ralph's Halloween party.

    Sees something in the closet that freaks him out.

    His friends set up an elaborate prank to take advantage of Richie's fears.

    But a scary final twist, and Richie's triumph in the end, shows everyone who's bravest of them all.

    Episode is an all around winner.

    I never tire of watching this.

    Laughs ( Fonzie bobbing for apples, Joanie's terrified comments, Ralph's Hitchcock impersonation ), authentically spooky music and atmosphere, and a feel good ending is the reason I give this episode a 10.moreless
  • It's Halloween and Richie isn't really looking forward to Ralph's annual party.

    8.0
    Richie Cunningham likes Halloween as much as the next person but Ralph Malph's yearly parties are often not quite as much fun as they could be so Richie is less than enthusiastic about attending, even after he hears that it's being held at the old Simpson house which is allegedly haunted.



    Richie is very amused when Joannie reveals herself to be one of those who believe that the derelict old house really IS haunted and tells her not to be so silly but he has a slight change of heart when investigating the place for himself and sees what appears to be a ghost in one of the closets.



    Not the worst Halloween episode of any show, in fact, compared to some, it's quite decent. Well worth a look.moreless
  • The first of many Hallow'een episodes, in which Richie isn't looking forward to Ralph's Hallowe'en party at the spooky old Simpson place, said to be haunted by a headless ghost, in this enjoyable episode...moreless

    8.8
    In this first of a number of Hallowe'en episodes in the series, Ralph plans a spooky party at the old Simpson place, rumoured to be haunted by the headless ghost of "Old Lady Simpson" (and I ain't talking about Marge!).



    This episode is interesting when compared to later ones, in that later on Ralph would grow into quite a coward.



    The best moment of the episode has to be when Fonzie arrives in his Hallowe'en fancy dress - a simple cowboy mask over his eyes. As cool as ever!



    The conclusion to the spooky goings on is satisfying (especially as they laid the groundwork for it earlier in the episode), and while not one of the series' absoulte classics, this makes an enjoyable episode.moreless
  • This Episode revolves around Halloween time. Ralph decides to have the annually Halloween party at Mrs. Simpson place-a so called haunted house.

    7.0
    This Episode revolves around Halloween time. Ralph decides to have the annually Halloween party at Mrs. Simpson place-a so called haunted house. Richie goes by the house and decides to go in and gets spooked by all the cow webs and the creakiness and haunted ness of the house and thinks he saw something. He gets scared and nervous about going back to the house for Ralph\'s party. Everybody he talks tells him to go to the party. He goes and finds out the house is not haunted and enjoys the party.

    In general this episode is good and a cute episode about facing fears.

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Marion Ross

Marion Ross

Marion Kelp Cunningham

Anson Williams

Anson Williams

Warren "Potsie" Weber

Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Arthur Herbert "Fonzie" Fonzarelli

Donny Most

Donny Most

Ralph Malph

Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley

Howard C. Cunningham

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Richard J. Cunningham

Kathleen Marshall

Kathleen Marshall

Princess

Guest Star

Scott Marshall

Scott Marshall

Cowboy

Guest Star

Lori Marshall

Lori Marshall

Witch

Guest Star

Linda Purl

Linda Purl

Gloria

Recurring Role

Beatrice Colen

Beatrice Colen

Marsha

Recurring Role

Neil J. Schwartz

Neil J. Schwartz

Bag

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • This is the first of two Halloween-themed episodes in the series. The second is the sixth-season episode "The Evil Eye."

    • Fonzie mentions that he had his tonsils taken out when he was a kid. However, in "Fonsillectomy," he has to have them out. It is, though, not uncommon for a person's tonsils to grow back.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Howard: One of the trick-or-treaters tonight had this cute little joke: What do you get when you take out the inside of a hot dog? A hollow weenie.

    • Joanie: (after Richie rushes out of the Simpson house) You really look scared, Richie.
      Richie: I am not. Don't be ridiculous. I just want to get home. I'm hungry.
      Joanie: You'll have a hard time eating with your heart in your throat, Richie.
      Richie: Ha, ha, ha.

    • Joanie: I'm not going in there. Everyone knows about old Magnolia Simpson. Ever since she lost her head, anybody else who goes in gets their's chopped off too.
      Richie: Now where'd you hear that?
      Joanie: Phyllis Boyer. She told me about the four people who went in there last Halloween, and they never, ever came out.
      Richie: They just disappeared, right?
      Joanie: Just their heads.
      Richie: Well if something like that were to happen, it would've been in all the newspapers.
      Joanie: Phyllis said that the ghost warned reporters not to write about it.

    • Fonzie: You can't lie to the Fonz, not even my mother. She told me, when I was having my tonsils out, that I was going to a parade. But I broke her down. She confessed on the way to the hospital.

    • Fonzie: You got nothing to fear but fear itself.
      Richie: Didn't somebody else say that?
      Fonz: Well, if they did, they got it from the Fonz.

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