"Happy Days": Season Two

Happy Days Season 2 DVD cover

Season Information
Episodes 23 aired
Network/Air Dates ABC-TV, September 10, 1974 - May 7, 1975
Season Guide
Previous Season 1 (Happy Days)
Next Season 3 (Happy Days)

This is a list of episodes from the second season of Happy Days.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Also see: Laverne & Shirley
Mork and Mindy

Main CastEdit

Guest StarringEdit

Broadcast historyEdit

The season originally aired Tuesdays at 8:00-8:30 pm (EST).[1][2]

Episodes Edit

Season 2 (1974-75)Edit

Season 2 episodes
Image Episode Title Directed by Written by Original air date # in Series
RichieMovesOut1 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.

Richie'sCar1 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.
Fonzie Image Needed 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.

Fonzie Image Needed 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.

R.O.T.C.1 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.
Happy Days ep. 2x6 - Haunted - Halloween party at Simpson House 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.
Happy Days episode 2x7 - Wish Upon a Star 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?
NotWithMySister,YouDon't1 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.

Note: This episode introduces Spike Fonzarelli, Fonzie's cousin (Danny Butch).

BigMoney1 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.

Happy Days episode 2x10 - A Star is Bored 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.
Happy Days episode 2x11 Richie Howard Fonzie Xmas 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.

HD ep 2x 12 - Open House 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.
Happy Days episode 2x13 - Richie meets Fonzie and Maureen 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.
Happy Days episode 2x14 - The Cunningham Caper 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.
TheNotMakingofaPresident 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.
Cruisin'1 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.

HD ep 2x17 - The Cunninghams visit the Howdy Doody Show 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.
Happy Days episode 2x18 - The guys work for Ms. Kimber 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.
FonzieJoinstheBand1 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.
Happy Days episode 2x20 - Fish and the Fins 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).
HD ep 2x21 - DJ Richie the C 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.
Fonzie Image Needed 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.

Goin'toChicago1 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.