9 Things You Didn’t Know About Happy Days
7. Fonzie’s Happy Days
In his memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood, Garry Marshall claimed that Henry Winkler’s character, Fonzie, became so popular that ABC told him that they wanted to change the name of the show from Happy Days to Fonzie. Marshall felt that the name change would have been an insult to Ron Howard and Winkler refused to support any change in the title.
6. Casting Richie Cunningham’s Girlfriend
When they were casting for Richie Cunningham’s girlfriend, they let Ron Howard’s real life girlfriend Cheryl Alley (who became his wife) approve the actress. She okayed Lynda Goodfriend to play Lori Beth Cunningham.