Happy Days

Season 7 Episode 25

Ralph's Family Problem

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 06, 1980 on ABC

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  • Raplh's father reveals to him that he and Ralph's mom have seperated and are thinking of divorce. Ralph becomes depressed at the thought of his parents' marriage coming an end and it shakes the image he's long held of them as perfect parents.

    What I like most is the way the story is handled here. Ralph gets a shock when his dad reveals that he & his wife have seperated and may get a divorce. Don Most plays his anger,confusion and depression just right for his character. With help from his friends he finds a way to at least get his parnets together (off camera) to talk things outover dinner. By the end of the show,he knows that even if they do divorce,life still goes on , just differently.

    The only points off is that the show was clearly filmed before "The burning of Arnold's Drive In" , since the gathering taking place in the show is on the set of the old Arnold's. It makes for a somewhat annoying distraction,as well as the episode feeling totally out of sequence with what happened earlier in that season.