Happy Days

Season 5 Episode 7

The Apartment

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 01, 1977 on ABC

Episode Recap

Richie runs into Arnold's with news that his parents are letting him move out. Richie, Potsie, and Ralph search the newspaper classifieds for an apartment. Fonzie comes in and asks Al if there is somebody named Crash that has been looking for him. Fonzie suggests the guys talk to Chachi about apartments. The guys are looking for a place for $60 a month or less. Chachi shows them an apartment with a "reversible doorknob" (the knob falls off). Chachi's mother is the landlady. After looking over the place, Richie isn't so sure, but Potsie and Ralph are excited. They hear some tap dancing above. The dancing Drinkwater twins (Maisy and Daisy) are dancing to "Tea For Two." There is no furniture in the apartment, but they have plans to clean it up and furnish it. Potsie and Ralph convince Richie to take the apartment. Chachi asks for $180 (two months' rent plus a cleaning deposit), but he takes $60 from the guys. At the house, Richie tells Marion that Ralph will be doing the cooking, and Potsie will be doing the laundry. Joanie brings down Richie's records, and she and Richie hug each other. Richie says goodbye to Howard and Marion as he moves across town. Howard and Marion contemplate life without Richie. At the apartment, Ralph makes mashed potatoes. Potsie makes fun of his cooking, and Ralph makes fun of Potsie's clothes washing (everything is green). Potsie and Ralph square off before Richie comes in and breaks up the potential fight. Richie sees the green clothing. Ralph criticizes Potsie for brushing his teeth all of the time. The guys sit down to eat. Ralph has cooked some green sauerkraut and petrified gravy. Richie comes into Arnold's wearing his green shirt and pants. He tells Fonzie that Ralph and Potsie are driving him crazy. Fonzie offers to help him move. Richie tells the guys that he is moving out because he is homesick so as not to hurt their feelings. Potsie and Ralph leave to see the Drinkwater twins. Richie talks to Fonzie at the apartment. Richie leaves his red elephant lamp for Ralph. Songs in this episode: "It's Late" by Ricky Nelson (1959) "Tea For Two" (instrumental) from No No Nannette (1924) "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" by Paul Anka (1959) "The Great Pretender" by The Platters (1954)
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