Happy Days

Season 3 Episode 11

Three on a Porch

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

Episode Recap

Richie and the gang look depressed as Fonzie comes into Arnold's. They wonder what they will do over Easter vacation, and Fonzie suggests that they go up to Lake Whitefish for the week to meet girls. Convinced that the owner would never rent to teenagers, they try to pass themselves off as adults when Richie calls Uncle Tom's Cabins. Uncle Tom's only has the front of a house left to rent, and there are young women staying in the back. Richie accepts and is told that it will cost $75. Richie tells Howard about the "nature retreat" and asks him for $25, but he is turned down. Howard says that he is free to go if he can raise the money himself. Ralph is also turned down by his parents. Potsie, however, easily gets the $25 from his parents who are anxious to get rid of him. Richie loans a guy his letterman's sweater for the weekend for $2. Ralph and the guys plan a rummage sale to raise the money for the rental fee. They sell everything for $.50 each and come up $15 short. Fonzie offers to sell kisses to the girls for a $1 each. Richie leaves the house as an adult businessman. When they arrive at the lake, the guys find out their part of the cabin is just a porch, but they take it when they find out that they are sharing the place with three girls. They try to act foreign to impress the girls, and Richie says they are from Tunisia. The girls invite them to dinner at 8:00 PM. Marcia, Linda, and Karen give them apple pie and ask them if they want to make out. A police officer brings Fonzie to the cabin because Fonzie was riding his motorcycle without a license. Fonzie forces Ralph to tell the officer who he [Fonzie] is even though it would blow their cover. The girls leave for the Fisherman's Dance. The girls return and ask the guys if they want to take a walk around the lake. Fonzie tries to take a nap and tells the animals to cool it with the noise.

Songs in this episode:
"I'm Walkin'" by Fats Domino (1957)
"Bye Bye Love" by The Everly Brothers (1957)
a fake, foreign-language version of "Rock Around The Clock" (sung by Richie, Ralph, and Potsie) originally by Sonny Dae & The Knights (1953)