Created by Garry Marshall
Starring Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Erin Moran, Anson Williams, Don Most, Gavan O’Herlihy, and Randolph Roberts
- All sixteen first season episodes
Released by: Paramount Home Video
Rating: NR (suitable for all ages)
Anamorphic: N/A; episodes appear in their original 1.33:1 format.
My Advice: Rent it, but be ready to buy the special edition. Let’s just hope there is one.
Richie Cunningham (Howard) is just trying to survive high school. Luckily, he’s got a great (albeit very nuclear) family in Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham (Bosley and Ross, respectively), sister Jonie (Moran) and older brother Chuck (O’Herlihy and later replaced by Roberts). He’s also got some great friends in Potsie (Williams) and Ralph (Most). Perhaps most importantly, he’s got a guru/mentor/sexual therapist/social motivator in high-school dropout Fonzie (Winkler). Every week, Richie is faced with a new high school challenge to overcome; typically it deals with girls–how to get them and what to do with them once you do get them.