Happy Days

Season 2 Episode 21

Richie's Flip Side

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 18, 1975 on ABC
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Richie is forced into being a disc jockey at a local radio station when one there suddenly quits. His boss informs him that he has the potential to become the next Wolfman Jack, and Richie begins to develop an inflated ego and neglect his friends.

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  • Richie becomes a disc jockey at a local radio station and ends up with an inflated ego.

    6.5
    Richie enjoys his work at a local radio station but is not at all keen on stepping up into the limelight when the station owner tells him that he wants him to take a turn at being a disc jockey, but Richie has little choice and starts off in a less than spectacular fashion, however, when he finally gets the hang of it, he begins to really enjoy himself and finds that it's fun after all.



    The only trouble is, Richie's new status has gone very firmly to his head and his friends don't like what they see when his ego hits the roof!



    This is a funny one and has a good lesson in the price of fame and how it can affect friendships.moreless
  • It's getting there.

    8.0
    Towards the end of the second season Happy Days was finding its footing. The fifties obviously remained an important source for story lines. The rise of disk jockeys (despite their sometimes advanced age) proved to be a good plot opportunity. However, would Richie really be a good plate spinner? His change into an unbearable star seemed a bit far fetched. Certain secondary characters were really coming into their own. Joanie gets some of the best lines. Others, like Wendy, had nowhere to go. But the strangest thing about this episode is the rather heartless behaviour of the Fonz. I know he is supposed to be a tough guy, but his influence on the kids, who cowered in his presence, made him look less likeable. In certain episodes you could feel sorry for him, in others you'd root for him, here he is the original wild one.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

Jesse White

Jesse White

Bander

Guest Star

Jean Fraser

Jean Fraser

Sandy

Guest Star

Alberto Isaac

Alberto Isaac

Busboy

Guest Star

Beatrice Colen

Beatrice Colen

Marsha

Recurring Role

Misty Rowe

Misty Rowe

Wendy

Recurring Role

Tita Bell

Tita Bell

Trudy

Recurring Role

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    • Ralph: What do you think we should do?
      Fonzie: I think we should rake him over the coals until he cries wolf.
      Potsie: Isn't that a mixed metaphor?
      Fonzie: Do you think he's gonna know the difference?

    • Richie: I can't figure out how they recognized me from the radio.
      Ralph: You have a very distinctive stutter.

    • (Richie studies the dedication Fonzie wants him to read out on the radio.)
      Richie: "To the Drysdale sisters, Beth and Jenny, from Fonzie and Sam."
      Fonzie: Yeah.
      Richie: Who's Sam?
      Fonzie: Oh, that's me. I don't want the Drysdale sisters to know they're competing.

    • Potsie: We know all about image-making. Sally Hargrove wouldn't be head cheerleader if we hadn't told her to wear padding.
      Richie: She's not head cheerleader.
      Ralph: No, but she will be this year. One more pair of rolled up socks and she'll be a legend.

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