"Fonzie the Father" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of Happy Days, also the 68th overall episode in the series. Written by Marty Nadler, the episode, which was directed by Jerry Paris, originally aired on ABC-TV on October 19, 1976.
Richie's plans to party while his parents are out of town are ruined when Fonzie invites the very pregnant wife of one of his oldest friends to stay in Joanie's room and orders Richie to keep an eye on her until her husband returns from a road trip.
With the rest of the Cunningham family away on vacation, Richie plans a party. But when heavily pregnant Louisa, the wife of an old friend of Fonzie's, arrives on the scene, Richie and Fonzie find themselves hosting an expectant houseguest.
- Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham
- Henry Winkler as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli
- Tom Bosley as Howard Cunningham
- Marion Ross as Marion Cunningham
- Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham
- Anson Williams as Potsie Weber
- Don Most as Ralph Malph
- Al Molinaro as Al Delvecchio
Recurring cast/Guest starsEdit
- Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
- Hillary Horan as Brunette in Red Jacket (uncredited)
- Heather Warren as Girl in Yellow Jacket (uncredited)