Secrets From 'Happy Days' That Producers Kept Hidden For Years

The beloved sitcom Happy Days captured the hearts of American audiences for almost a full decade. Starring the Fonz, Richie Cunnigham, and their wacky friends, the group caused quite a stir in their Wisconsin hometown. While the program might have seemed jolly and carefree on the screen, there were some darker secrets behind the scenes...


Happy Days might be one of those shows that you could never imagine any different, but the show almost had a different name in it's pre-production days. The show was pitched as just one word: Cool. While Fonzie could definitely be described as such, it was deemed to be the wrong fit for the show. That one was scrapped, but there was another possible title in the works as well...


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The More You Know

  • Arrested Development: Tobias's mustache was almost a no-go on the show because apparently FOX has a "no facial hair, no ball caps, no puffy sleeves" motto for men.
  • The Sopranos was an influential show in many regards, one of which was its popularization of the "anti-hero." In the episode "College," Tony murders an enemy on-screen and ushers in a new age of glorifying villains.
  • The first television drama was "The Queen's Messenger." The 40-minute show was aired by General Electric's station "WGY Television" on September 11, 1928.
  • Voice actor Mel Blanc did virtually all of the voices in the animated series Looney Tunes.
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