Passages: Part 1 was the first part of a two-part episode arc in Season 11 of Happy Days, the 16th episode of the season, and also the 249th episode in the series overall. This, and the following episode, "Passages: Part 2", was intended to be the series' finale, as five more previously unaired episodes would later air on ABC-TV during the summer of 1984. Co-written by collaborating writers Neil Thompson, Nancy Steen, William Bickley, Michael Warren with Brian Levant & Fred Fox, Jr., the episode, which was directed by Jerry Paris, first aired on ABC-TV on May 8, 1984.


Joanie says "yes" when Chachi pops the question and Fonzie finds that being single is a major snag when he decides to adopt Danny, his little brother from the Big Brother program.


Joanie and Chachi realize that they were meant for each other, and Chachi proposes to Joanie, and she accepts. Meanwhile, Fonzie becomes a Big Brother to a young orphan named Danny (Danny Ponce), and decides to adopt him; however, Fonzie's dream may be derailed when he finds out about regulations prohibiting single parents from adopting.



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