"Happy Days": Season Two
|Network/Air Dates||ABC-TV, September 10, 1974 - May 7, 1975|
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This is a list of episodes from the second season of Happy Days.
|TV season guide|
| Also see: Laverne & Shirley|
Mork and Mindy
- Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham
- Marion Ross as Marion Cunningham
- Anson Williams as Warren "Potsie" Weber
- Don Most as Ralph Malph
- Henry Winkler as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli
- Tom Bosley as Howard Cunningham
- Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham
- Randolph Roberts as Chuck Cunningham
- Beatrice Colen as Marsha Simms
- Neil J. Schwartz as "Bag" Zombroski
- Misty Rowe as Wendy
- Linda Purl as Gloria
- Danny Butch as Raymond "Spike" Fonzarelli
- Season 2 consisted of 23 episodes.
- Henry Winkler and Don Most were added to the opening credits.
- Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Henry Winkler, Anson Williams, Don Most, and Tom Bosley appear in all episodes.
- This is the last season to feature "Rock Around the Clock" as the show's original theme song, due to being replaced by "Happy Days" the next season. This is the last season to have the original version of "Happy Days" as the closing theme.
- On the Season 2 DVD release, they replaced "Rock Around the Clock" with "Happy Days".
- The closing credits have changed to feature various shots of the jukebox, and the Cunningham family preparing for dinner was discontinued.
Season 2 (1974-75)Edit
|Season 2 episodes|
|Image||Episode||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||# in Series|
|1||"Richie Moves Out"||Jerry Paris||Ben Joelson & Art Baer||September 10, 1974||17|
| Richie feels he is lacking privacy at home, so he decides to move in with Chuck; but Richie soon discovers that bachelor life is not all it's cracked up to be.
Note: This episode introduces Randolph Roberts taking over the role as Chuck Cunningham; Misty Rowe as Wendy, a carhop at Arnold's; and Linda Purl as Richie's girlfriend Gloria.
|2||"Richie's Car"||Jerry Paris||Bob Brunner & Michael Leeson||September 17, 1974||18|
|With his dating style being cramped by Howard driving him everywhere, Richie convinces his father to buy a second family car for him to use on weekends. He persuades Howard to buy a car that Fonzie is selling, but his amorous plans hit a roadblock when he hears that the car is stolen.|
|3||"Who's Sorry Now"||Jerry Paris||Michael Leeson||September 24, 1974||19|
| Arlene is back in town, and Richie goes on a date with her. But very soon, Arlene thinks that Richie wants to go steady with her, and Richie tries to find a way to put her off.
Note: The flashbacks used in this episode are scenes from the pilot that aired as part of Love, American Style in 1972.
|4||"You Go to My Head"||Jerry London||Phil Mishkin||October 1, 1974||20|
| Richie finds that he has a problem asking girls out on a date. After reading a book about abnormal psychology, Richie becomes convinced that there's something really wrong with him, and seeks help from a psychiatrist.
Note: A Rebel Without a Cause movie visit is shown with no mention of James Dean's death. The film was released Oct 27, 1955, barely a month after his death.
|5||"R.O.T.C."||Jerry Paris||Mickey Rose||October 8, 1974||21|
|Richie is chosen to be put in charge of his R.O.T.C. Army cadet force at Jefferson High; but he has a battle on his hands to put his pals, including Potsie and Ralph, into shape; and finds out that command and friendship are two very different things.|
|6||"Haunted"||Garry Marshall||Bruce Shelly & Dave Ketchum||October 29, 1974||22|
|It's trick-or-treat time when the gang indulge in frightening frolics as Ralph plans to hold his annual Halloween party at the old Simpson house, which is supposedly haunted by the ghost of the headless "Old Lady Simpson." Richie must confront his own fears about the ghost.|
|7||"Wish Upon a Star"||Herb Wallerstein||Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant||November 12, 1974||23|
|Richie wins a date to the school dance with Hollywood starlet Cindy Shea (Cheryl Ladd). But what on earth will his girlfriend say? And is Richie really cut out for a life of glitz and glamour?|
|8||"Not With My Sister, You Don't"||Jerry Paris||Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant||November 19, 1974||24|
|Marion and Howard are apprehensive about Joanie's first date. Their worries deepen when they learn that her date is Fonzie's young nephew Spike. After a talk about the birds and the bees, Richie is instructed to use his own date to keep an eye on his little sister.|
|9||"Big Money"||Jerry Paris||Greg Strangis & |Jerry Rannow||November 26, 1974||25|
| Richie is selected to be a contestant on television game show Big Money. After the time runs out and he is invited back for the next show, Richie's friends and family all try to help him brush up on his general knowledge—but then he is given an envelope by the host with all of the answers. Will Richie follow his conscience or take the money and run?
Note: This episode is inspired by the quiz show scandals of the 1950s. It also marks the final appearance of Richie's girlfriend Gloria.
|10||"A Star is Bored"||Jerry Paris||Bobby Boswell||December 3, 1974||26|
|Richie, Potsie, and Ralph plan to mount a production of Hamlet to raise money for baseball uniforms. When they are unable to get a celebrity to play the lead role, they persuade Fonzie to take the part.|
|11||"Guess Who's Coming to Christmas"||Frank Buxton||Bill Idelson||December 17, 1974||27|
| The gang is looking forward to spending Christmas with their families, but Richie discovers that Fonzie will be spending his all alone; so he invites Fonzie home to spend Christmas with the family.
Note: This episode also marks the final appearance of Chuck Cunningham. This episode aired again as a Season 4 episode on December 21, 1976, where an additional scene was added at the beginning of this episode. It's also aired in syndication sometimes, and it's never seen a release on DVD.
|12||"Open House"||Jerry Paris||Bill James||January 7, 1975||28|
|While Richie's parents are away, Richie and Potsie unexpectedly find themselves hosting three stranded young women whose car has broken down.|
|13||"Fonzie's Getting Married"||Jerry Paris||Lowell Ganz & Mark Rothman||January 14, 1975||29|
|In the first episode shot before a live audience, Fonzie suddenly announces that he is getting married, and Howard recognizes the girl as a stripper he saw at a hardware convention in Chicago.|
|14||"The Cunningham Caper"||George Tyne||Michael Weinberger & James Ritz||January 21, 1975||30|
|Richie stays at home sick while the rest of the family take in a movie at the theatre. But then he hears noises downstairs, and finds himself face to face with a burglar, who forces him to help gather up the family's valuables.|
|15||"The Not Making of a President"||Jerry Paris||Lloyd Garver & Ken Hecht||January 28, 1975||31|
|It's election time, and Richie decides exactly which candidate to support—the one a cute blonde girl is campaigning for. But Richie becomes a victim of politics when his campaign efforts for Adlai Stevenson fall on the wrong side of Howard's political views. Meanwhile, Fonzie supports Dwight Eisenhower.|
|16||"Cruisin"||Jerry Paris||Ron Friedman||February 11, 1975||32|
| With Marion having dented Richie's car; Richie, Potsie, and Ralph are forced to use Howard's DeSoto to go cruising for girls to ask to an upcoming dance. But the girls they meet are girlfriends of members of the Dragons, a local street gang who challenges them to a drag race.
Special guest star: Maureen McCormick of The Brady Bunch, who portrays the girlfriend of one of the members of the Dragons.
|17||"The Howdy Doody Show"||Jerry Paris||Bob Brunner||February 18, 1975||33|
|Facing a deadline for the school newspaper, Richie tries to get a photo of Clarabell the Clown from The Howdy Doody Show without makeup. To gain access to the set, Richie plans to get Ralph to enter a Howdy Doody lookalike contest, which the show is conducting.|
|18||"Get a Job"||Jerry Paris||Bill Idelson||February 25, 1975||34|
|To earn some money; Richie, Potsie, and Ralph advertise as handymen, and agree to fix the fence of an attractive young divorcée. Ralph and Potsie each fancy their chances with the woman; but after they abandon Richie, she asks Richie to have dinner with her.|
|19||"Fonzie Joins the Band"||Frank Buxton||Ben Joelson & Art Baer||March 4, 1975||35|
|Fonzie joins Richie's band to impress girls, but only has the talent to play the bongos.|
|20||"Fish and the Fins"||Jerry Paris||Phil Mishkin||March 11, 1975||36|
|No one believes Richie when he says he knows a member of the group Johnny Fish & The Fins (Flash Cadillac and The Continental Kids).|
|21||"Richie's Flip Side"||Herb Wallerstein||Greg Strangis & Jerry Rannow||March 18, 1975||37|
|Fame goes to Richie's head when he becomes a disc jockey.|
|22||"Kiss Me Sickly"||George Tyne||Teleplay by: Michael Weinberger & James Ritz|
Story by: Paul Lichtman & Howard Storm
|April 29, 1975||38|
| Richie inadvertently makes out with Fonzie's girlfriend, and fears he may have contracted mono.
Note: This episode marks the final appearance of Wendy (Misty Rowe), who would go on to achieve bigger fame as a cast member of Hee Haw.
|23||"Goin' to Chicago"||George Tyne||Frank Buxton||May 6, 1975||39|
| Richie, Potsie, and Ralph go on a trip to Chicago with the school choir. Not wanting to stay in their hotel room all night, Ralph convinces them to sneak out and see a comedy show at a burlesque house.
Note: George Furth guest stars.