Happy Days (season 9)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Original release||October 6, 1981 –|
March 23, 1982
This is a list of episodes from the ninth season of Happy Days.
- Henry Winkler as Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli
- Marion Ross as Marion Cunningham
- Anson Williams as Warren "Potsie" Weber
- Erin Moran as Joanie Cunningham
- Al Molinaro as Alfred "Al" Delvecchio
- Scott Baio as Chachi Arcola
- Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth Allen Cunningham
- Tom Bosley as Howard Cunningham
- Cathy Silvers as Jenny Piccalo
- Ted McGinley as Roger Phillips
- Ellen Travolta as Louisa Arcola
- Billy Warlock as Flip Phillips
- Denis Mandel as Eugene Belvin
- Scott Berenstein as Melvin Belvin
- Harris Kal as Bobby
- Kevin Sullivan as Tommy
- Ed Peck as Officer Kirk
- Consisted of 22 episodes airing on ABC.
- Recurring Character Debuts: Lori Beth Allen Cunningham (Lynda Goodfriend).
- This is the last season to feature Al Molinaro Erin Moran and Scott Baio before leaving the show, to star in a short-lived spinoff called Joanie Loves Chachi.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|"Home Movies"||Jerry Paris||Brian Levant & Fred Fox, Jr.||October 6, 1981|
|Family events of summer 1962 unfold in this episode. Joanie and Chachi have a falling out over another girl. Lori Beth learns that she is pregnant. Howard dreads growing old and Marion tries to remind him that having a grandchild will make them feel young again, giving them plenty of happy memories of when their children were babies. Potsie is hired to work at Cunningham Hardware. Roger pursues a girl. Fonzie reunites with the Falcons--all of which is recorded as a montage on a home movie that Joanie sends to Richie.|
|192||3||"Not With My Mother, You Don't"||Jerry Paris||Bob Howard||October 13, 1981|
Chachi has a hard time accepting the fact that his mother (Ellen Travolta) is dating. Fonzie has bitter feelings toward Potsie when he is invited to supper with the Cunninghams and he himself is not asked.Absent: Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.
|193||4||"Another Night at Antoine's"||Jerry Paris||Mark Rothman||October 20, 1981|
Chachi suggests to Joanie that they should date other people; but with Chachi's jealousy, the idea backfires on him when Joanie makes a date with another guy at a classy restaurant. Chachi then coaxes Fonzie into visiting the restaurant with him so they can spy on Joanie and her date.Absent: Marion Ross as Marion Cunningham; Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.
|194||5||"Little Baby Cunningham"||Jerry Paris||Babaloo Mandel & Fred Fox, Jr.||November 3, 1981|
With Richie in the Army, Lori Beth calls on Fonzie to stand in as Richie's proxy when it's time to deliver her baby.Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.
|195||6||"The Other Guy"||Jerry Paris||Nancy Churnin & Louise Bryant||November 10, 1981|
Fonzie and Roger date the same girl.Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.
|196||7||"Fonzie the Substitute"|
"Give Me Puberty or Give Me Death"
|Jerry Paris||Ralph Farquhar||November 17, 1981|
Fonzie fills in as a substitute teacher for Roger and inadvertently causes trouble for him by raising the issue of sex education.
Note: First appearance of Scott Bernstein as Melvin Belvin.Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.
|197||8||"Just a Piccalo"||Jerry Paris||Mark Rothman||November 24, 1981|
Jenny and Joanie end up in serious trouble when a sorority asks them to break the law and steal a statue from a local park in order to become members.
Special guest star: Phil Silvers (Cathy Silvers' father) as Mr. Piccalo, Jenny's father.
Note: Ed Peck returns in his recurring role of Officer Kirk, who busts Joanie and Jenny.Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.
|198||9||"The Nun's Story"|
"No Thank You"
|Jerry Paris||Charlotte M. Dobbs||December 1, 1981|
Fonzie has a serious relationship with a girl who has a secret—she's a nun.Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber.
|199||10||"Baby, It's Cold Inside"||Jerry Paris||Cindy Begel & Lesa Kite||December 8, 1981|
Joanie babysits her new nephew when the household's heating system malfunctions.Note: This is the only time the Belvin brothers appear together in the same episode.
|200||11||"Hello, Tough Guy"||Jerry Paris||William Bickley & Michael Warren||December 15, 1981|
Joanie and Chachi call on Fonzie to try to transform nerdy Eugene into a tough-as-nails fighter to impress Jenny.Absent: Marion Ross as Marion Cunningham; Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.
|201||12||"To Beanie or Not to Beanie"||Jerry Paris||Holly White & Stephanie Garman||January 5, 1982|
|Joanie is faced with the decision of what college to attend.|
|202||13||"Southern Crossing"||Jerry Paris||Story by : Brian Levant|
Teleplay by : Richard Gurman
|January 12, 1982|
|203||14||"Grandma Nussbaum"||Jerry Paris||James P. Dunne & Barry O'Brien||January 19, 1982|
Fonzie and Chachi visit their grandmother Nussbaum (Frances Bay); but when they notice her acting abnormally, Fonzie and Chachi believe she is going senile. Worried about her living alone in that condition, Fonzie suggests that Grandma move into a retirement community, which doesn't set too well with her.Absent: Anson Williams as Potsie Weber; Al Molinaro as Al Delvecchio.
|204||15||"Poobah, Doo Dah"||Jerry Paris||Bosco McGowan||January 26, 1982|
When Frankie Avalon (who portrays himself as Al's distant cousin) informs Al that he would not be able to headline the Leopard Lodge's annual Poobah Doo Dah musical due to family issues, Al persuades Fonzie to impersonate him—which turns out to be a disaster. However, Avalon does show up at the last minute and performs his signature song "Venus" to an audience of swooning girls—including Jenny, who climbs onstage and wraps her arms around Avalon's leg, reluctant to let go.
Special guest star: Frankie Avalon as himself.Side note: In the "Venus" sequence, Avalon lip-synced his original recording of the song.
|205||16||"A Touch of Classical"||Jerry Paris||Fred Fox, Jr. & Rich Correll||February 2, 1982|
|After becoming fascinated by Tchaikovsky, Fonzie tries to turn the kids on to classical music.|
|206||17||"Hi-Yo Fonzie, Away!"||Jerry Paris||Fred Fox, Jr. & Rich Correll||February 9, 1982|
The gang works to give Fonzie the birthday present of his life—a face-to-face meeting with his hero, the Lone Ranger.Note: The Lone Ranger is played by actor John Hart, who played the Masked Man from 1952 to 1953. Clayton Moore, best known as the Lone Ranger in the TV series, was prohibited from appearing due to a legal dispute with the owner of the Ranger character.
|207||18||"Great Expectations"||Jerry Paris||Andrew M. Horowitz||February 16, 1982|
Joanie and Chachi collaborate on a song, Potsie wants to join the Leopard Lodge, and Marion gets the lead in a musical.Absent: Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.
|208||19||"Hello, Flip"||Jerry Paris||Paula A. Roth||February 23, 1982|
|Billy Warlock as Roger's brother Flip Phillips.|
|209||20||"Chachi's Future"||Jerry Paris||William Bickley & Michael Warren||March 2, 1982|
|Chachi decides to give up his dreams of rock stardom and take a more practical job as a floor cleaning machine salesman. But when his first demonstration at Arnold's turns out to be a flop, Chachi reverts back to his ambition as a rock star. Guest star: Danny Wells.|
|210||21||"Tell-Tale Tart"||Jerry Paris||Mel Sherer & Steve Grant||March 16, 1982|
|bribes his crush Jenny into being his girlfriend for a month in exchange for him keeping quiet about the rumor Jenny started. This episode also marks the first appearance of Crystal Bernard as Mikki, who would return the following season to join the semi-regular cast as Joanie's cousin K.C. Cunningham. This episode marks the final regular appearance of Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth Cunningham.|
|211||22||"Love and Marriage"||Jerry Paris||Barry Rubinowitz||March 23, 1982|
Al seeks permission to marry Chachi's mother.
Note: This episode has two endings, one where Al and the Arcolas move to Chicago to set up the spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi; and the other, for syndication purposes, where they appear to stay in Milwaukee. This episode marks the final regular appearance of Al Molinaro as Alfred Delvecchio.Absent: Lynda Goodfriend as Lori Beth.