Happy Days

Season 2 Episode 22

Kiss Me Sickly

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Apr 29, 1975 on ABC
8.6
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Fonzie asks Richie to watch after his girl, Denise, while he's out of town at a demolition derby. Denise, upon hearing what Fonzie's asked Richie to do, decides to test Richie's trustworthiness. Richie succumbs to temptation and makes out with Denise at Inspiriation Point, but he later finds out that she has mononucleosis.

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  • Fonzie has to go out of town and so he asks Richie to keep a close eye on his attractive girlfriend.

    5.0
    The Fonz asks Richie to keep a close eye on his attractive girlfriend, Denise, while Fonz attends a demolition derby in another city. Richie is more than happy to do this, but the young lady in question is far from impressed when she learns what Fonzie has asked Richie to do. Determined to test Richie's resolve, she sets out to make out with him at Inspiration Point,and that would all be fine until Richie comes down with a nasty case of mono, obviously caught from Fonzie's girl.



    Sensibly, Richie is far more worried about how the Fonz will react when he finds out than how sick he might be with mono!



    A pretty ordinary episode and very predictable, but Ron Howard does a very good job as the terror-stricken Richie who has to face up to Fonzie.moreless
  • Fonzie's going out of town to a demolition derby, so he asks Richie to watch his girl, Denise, who has plans of her own for Richie.

    8.5
    Fonzie's going out of town for a week to the big demolition derby, so he asks Richie to watch his girl, Denise, for the week and make sure nobody's dumb enough to move in on "Fonzie's girl."

    Later that day at Arnold's, Richie asks Wendy (the waitress) to send Denise a soda from him, after explaining that he's just watching her for Fonzie. Wendy delivers the soda to Denise and tells her why. Denise is upset that Fonzie "acts like she's his property," even though they've only been going steady for a week. She decides to show him a thing or two, and asks Richie if she can come over to his house that night. After some hilarious dialogue about the two from Mr. & Mrs. C., Denise cons Richie into taking her to Inspiration Point, where she seduces him into making out with her. Later in the week, he asks Denise's friend where she is at school, who reveals she has caught mono. Richie then reveals to Potsie and Ralph that he has been to Inspiration Point with Denise every night that week, and begins to exhibit several symptoms common to mono. He goes to get a blood test at the college free clinic and then goes back to his house and takes everything that might have his germs on them. Later, he reveals to Fonzie what happened. The ending is kind of a cop-out, but still funny nonetheless, capitalized by Ralph begging the Fonz to belt him one in the face.

    Not a standout episode of the series, but very funny and memorable for me.moreless
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

Richard Kuller

Richard Kuller

Kid

Guest Star

Didi Conn

Didi Conn

Joyce

Guest Star

Laurette Spang

Laurette Spang

Denise

Guest Star

Misty Rowe

Misty Rowe

Wendy

Recurring Role

Erin Moran

Erin Moran

Joanie

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (2)

    • Ralph: Are your glands swollen?
      Richie: Well, I don't go around feeling my glands.
      Ralph: (to Potsie) Irritability, that's another symptom! (feels behind Richie's ears) Could be swollen. Why didn't I wear rubber gloves?

    • Howard: Who's the girl?
      Richie: Denise Hudson.
      Howard: The one with the terrific perfume? Oh, you've got good taste.
      Richie: Except she's Fonzie's girl, and I was supposed to be keeping the other guys away from her while he's gone.
      Howard: Good taste and bad judgement.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Howard: There are eight million diseases in the Naked City. How come you happened to pick that one?

      Howard Cunningham makes a pun based on the last line of the 1948 movie The Naked City: "There are eight million stories in the Naked City; this has been one of them." (A television series with the same name premiered in 1958, some years after the events of this episode.)

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