Rumors of a Happy Days reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (December 15) as reports claimed that ABC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2018.
UPDATE 16/12/2017 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 43 years since Happy Days first aired?! (43 years, 11 months, 1 day to be exact.)
Why in the world did Happy Days end?
When Happy Days came to an end after 11 years in September 1984, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Fonzie (Henry Winkler) and Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Happy Days reunion disappoint people?
Happy Days aired from 1974-1984 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Howard said he's not sure if Happy Days would work today. “I don't want to see old Richie Cunningham,” he told a journalist (Howard turned 63 in March). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Happy Days movie?
In a recent interview, Henry Winkler said he can't imagine a Happy Days reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Ron Howard has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Happy Days movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about a Happy Days reboot?
Recasting Happy Days for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Happy Days reunion, a Happy Days movie, or a Happy Days reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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