'Happy Days - The Sixth Season'
(Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Tom Bosley, Donny Most, Anson Williams, et al / 4-Disc DVD / NR / 2014 / CBS-Paramount)
Overview: Relive the magic of one of America's most beloved sitcoms with 'Happy days - The Sixth Season'! Join Ritchie, Fonzie, Potsie, Ralph, Joanie and Al for a timeless comedy that will drive you out of your seat with laughter!.
DVD Verdict: Simply put, this was one of the greatest shows of the 70's! Many people think of it as a simple comedy, but in the early years the series tackled some serious issues such as racism and nuclear war. The strength of the show was the friendship between Richie and Fonzie.
The chemistry between Ron Howard and Henry Winkler made this show a classic. Unfortunately, after Howard left, they tried to keep the show going by focusing on Joanie and Chachi and that was when the show began to go downhill. However, just ignore the final years of the show and pay attention to the early years. Sorry, it had to be said.
But, with that being said, this sixth season does feature some fun escapades, that's for sure. In particular, and my fa as I'm sure it is a lot of fans, the Christmas Time episode where The Fonz's father delivers him a Christmas present, which forces The Fonz to deal with neglect from his father! He receives a very cool robe from his father, sure, but what lies underneath the meaning is the true story to the episode.
Another fab episode is, of course, the Mork Returns one, where the late Robin Williams (I hate saying that, so sad) appears in the final episode on 'Happy Days.' And for those keeping count, Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Al Molinaro, and Tom Bosley appear in all episodes. Donny Most and Erin Moran were absent for one episode each and
Scott Baio was absent for sixteen (16) episodes due to being a regular in 'Who's Watching The Kids?,' which aired on NBC during this season!
It's just a shame that some memories of 'Happy Days' are tainted by the later years, and that stupid "jumping the shark" phrase! For a time, this show was unbeatable. It created successful spin-offs, like 'Laverne and Shirley' and 'Mork and Mindy,' as well as less successful ones like 'Joannie Loves Chachi.' It ruled Tuesday nights and was one of the top ten shows for a long part of its existence.
Filmed and broadcast between late 1978 and 1979, the recurring cast members and characters include Ed Peck as Officer Kirk, Lynda Goodfriend as Lori-Beth, hot rocker Suzi Quatro as Leather Tuscadero, and Lorrie Mahaffey as Jennifer Jerome.
Led by Henry Winkler, 'Happy Days' also featured great writing and directing and was supported by fans all around the world. It's one of those unique television experiences that should be bottled up and stored away for safe keeping, so that new generations of fans can appreciate and enjoy this treat just as we did. These are all Full Screen Presentations (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
- Mork returns (5th Anniversary Show)