Happy Days

Season 5 Episode 2

Hollywood (2)

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 13, 1977 on ABC

Episode Recap

Richie tells Fonzie to forget about the California Kid and to concentrate on the screen test. They get out of a limousine in front of the Paramount Pictures lot. Fonzie appears to be nervous and sees some other James Dean hopefuls walk inside the Paramount Pictures lot. Fonzie sits down in the director's chair before his screen test. Richie does the lines with Fonzie because he has been practicing them with him, and the screen-test actor didn't show up. Rollo, the director, is very impressed with Fonzie. Howard tells Richie that the studio called and were impressed with his screen test and are sending over a contract for him to sign if he is interested. Howard tells him that they aren't interested in Fonzie, however. Richie says he will tell Fonzie the news. After Fonzie practices water-skiing, Richie tells him the bad news. Richie tells him that it is an all-American, apple-pie face that they want. Richie says that they want him. Fonzie is resentful toward Richie. Ralph practices driving the boat and takes the lifeguard stand with him into the ocean. Fonzie changes his mind and wants Richie to drive the boat for him again. Georgie, who pretends to be Jack Benny and wears a blue robe, is the driver for the California Kid. Each side picks a neutral person to ride in their boat. The Kid chooses a guy in the crowd, and the Fonz chooses the Kid's girlfriend. The California Kid completes the course in 20 seconds. Fonzie is also able to finish the course in 20 seconds. Fonzie talks to Richie, and they settle their differences. Georgie tells the California Kid to challenge Fonzie to jump over a caged shark because he heard Fonzie is afraid of sharks. Fonzie reluctantly accepts the challenge.
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