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

1950s Fun

This show was truly a blast to the past. It was filled with 1950s fun like music-filled jukeboxes, recklessly riding motorcycles, and cool guys in leather jackets. It's central to the plot, but the show originally was set to be a little farther back in the past. Originally, producers thought it should be set in the 1920s or 1930s, but Garry Marshall, the show's creator, wanted it to be the era he was raised in...


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The More You Know

  • Morning talk shows made their debut in the ‘50s
  • Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, and The Pacific are among the most expensive television series ever made. An average episode of The Pacific cost $20 million to produce.
  • Survivor helped to popularize what is now a staple of American television: the reality TV show.
  • Happy Days: Ron Howard accepted a role in the pilot of the show to avoid the Vietnam War draft.
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