Happy Days

Season 3 Episode 2

The Motorcycle

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 16, 1975 on ABC

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  • Defining Happy Days Espisode

    One of the best Happy Days episodes ever. An enduring treat no matter how many times you see it.

    Someone trashes Fonzie's beloved motocycle while it was parked in the Cunningham's driveway, and Fonzie's out for vegeance. We soon find out it's Ralph Malph, who accidentaly ran over the bike, and hilarity ensues as his guilt gets the better of him, and he plots to stay alive as long as he can.

    He confesses his sins, and the Cunninghams devise a way for Malph to come clean to Fonzie, and prevent bodily injury, via Joannie's " rope trick. "

    Ralph ends up selling his car, and buys Fonzie a new bike, and asks for forgiveness. This goes slightly awry when Ralph blows it, asking Fonzie to try out the new bike, by uttering the series signature line " Sit on it, Fonzie." Fonzie's shows his maturity and growth from biker gang hood to truly nice guy, and accepts Malph's apology and new bike.

    Similar plot device was also used in a later episode when Fonzie goes blind and Richie takes apart his motorcycle to show Fonzie he is still is useful, and Potsie and Malph also do the same thing.