Fonzie receives a letter from departed Richie which talks about being stationed at Camp Silverman. During the previous summer, Ron Howard left the show when he was was hired to work for NBC by then-president and CEO Fred Silverman.
Season 8 Cast Opening Credits Sequence:
Lynda Goodfriend is added to the opening credits and remains until the end of season 9.
As the eighth season begins, Joanie's friend, Jenny Piccalo, makes her first on-screen appearance after many years of being referred to and talked to off screen.