Episodes: 255 (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 15, 1974 — June 12, 1984
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley, Erin Moran, Anson Williams, Don Most, Al Molinaro, Scott Baio, Lynda Goodfriend, Ted McGinley, Cathy Silvers, and Pat Morita.
TV show description:
Set in the idyllic 1950s, this sitcom revolves around the Cunningham family and their friends of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard) is an all-American teenager with friends like Warren “Potsie” Weber (Anson Williams) and Ralph Malph (Donny Most). The high school students hang out at Arnold’s Drive-In and often ask advice of the motorcycle-riding, chick-magnet Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler).
Richie’s family includes hardware store owner and father Howard (Tom Bosley), mother Marion (Marion Ross), older brother Chuck (Gavan O’Herlihy, then Randolph Roberts) and younger sister Joanie (Erin Moran).
Other characters include Drive-In owners Matsumoto “Arnold” Takahashi (Pat Morita) and Al Delvecchio (Al Molinaro), Fonzie’s cousin, Charles “Chachi” Arcola (Scott Baio); teacher and Marion’s nephew, Roger Phillips (Ted McGinley); Joanie’s best friend, Jenny Piccolo (Cathy Silvers); Howard’s niece, KC (Crystal Bernard); and Richie’s girlfriend/eventual wife, Lori Beth (Lynda Goodfriend).