Happy Days

Season 2 Episode 17

The Howdy Doody Show

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Feb 18, 1975 on ABC

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  • Joannie makes it possible for Richie to get an interview with Howdy Doody for his school paper.

    When Joannie is chosen to appear on television to present the very popular 1950s character, Howdy Doody, with the 'Chipmunk of the Year'award, Richie is thrilled because it means he will be able to get the interview he wants with the character and with Bob Smith for the Jefferson High school paper.

    Unfortunately for Richie, although he manages to get the interview and some photos by being just a little bit sneaky, he has a major decision to make when Life Magazine offers him a large sum of money to sell them his one-of-a-kind photograph of Clarabelle the Clown without makeup.

    This episode cleverly highlights the moral dilemmas we must all face from time to time, and how much more difficult it is to make the right decision when money is involved.
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