Happy Days

Season 3 Episode 6

Richie Fights Back

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 14, 1975 on ABC

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  • After being humiliated by Frankie and Rocko, a couple of local hoods, in front of a date, Richie turns to the Fonz for advice, and soon decides that he wants to learn jujutsu to defend and stand up for himself...

    After a couple of local no-goods bully him in front of his date, Richie gets tired of being pushed around and decides to learn jujutsu.

    This is a very good episode (well, most episodes from the second and third season are!). It has some humorous moments and the story is told well.

    It's also interesting to see Pat Morita (Arnold) teaching martial arts, as a decade or so later, he would become famous as Mr. Miyagi in 'The Karate Kid' (1983) who also trains in martial arts.

    At the climax of the story, you expect Richie to get his face re-arranged, but somehow he manages to pull it off.

    A good episode.