Happy Days

Season 1 Episode 14

The Best Man

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Apr 23, 1974 on ABC
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The Best Man
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Howard's old army buddy, a black man, asks Howard to be the best man at his wedding. Howard and Marion consider holding the wedding at their home when the man can't find anyone else willing to do it.

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  • Racism is the key point of this episode when Howard is asked to be best man at the wedding of an old African American army pal.

    7.5
    Racism wasn't something which was frequently tackled on television during the 1970s, particularly when the show in question was set in the 1950s so this episode of "Happy Days" was a bit of a ground breaker in that respect.



    Howard's only friend Fred Washinton (Robert DoQui) is about to get married and he asks Howard to perform Best Man duties. Howard is only too pleased to do so but when the weddings ends up being held at the Cunningham house because nobody else wants to be involved in it, Marion and Howard have some unpleasant problems with neighbours and friends who don't want the black people in their area.



    A very thought-provoking episode and one which showed how easily people can become prejudiced against others without it always being immediately obvious.moreless
Marion Ross

Marion Ross

Marion Kelp Cunningham

Anson Williams

Anson Williams

Warren "Potsie" Weber

Tom Bosley

Tom Bosley

Howard C. Cunningham

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Richard J. Cunningham

Bill Henderson

Bill Henderson

Mr. Davis

Guest Star

Gail Bryant Cameron

Gail Bryant Cameron

Carol

Guest Star

Amzie Strickland

Amzie Strickland

Mrs. Finley

Guest Star

Donny Most

Donny Most

Ralph

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Erin Moran

Erin Moran

Joanie

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Fonzie

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