20 Happy Days Facts

Arnold Has No Accent

It’s clear that Noriyuki “Pat” Morita is an Asian man, but he had no accent. He was born and raised in California, and his English was perfect. However, the director of the show told him that his fans wanted to see him with an accent, and he’d need to pick one before they began filming so that people believed he was who he was portraying on the show. That’s where he would then create his own very over-exaggerated Asian accent.

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Written by Tiffany Raiford

Tiffany Raiford is a lifelong Floridian, wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four littles (two girls and boy/girl twins...no, they are not identical and yes, I'm sure). My kids love to whine, so I love to wine. My loves include nap time, bed time, date night, travel and evenings and weekends when my husband is home because he handles all diaper changes.