20 Happy Days Facts

Character Names Are Real

When Garry Marshall began creating he show, he made it his goal to us as many names as he could from real life. He named Richie Cunningham after a nice kid that went to church with him, Potsie after a kid his wife went to school with, and he was going to give the Fonz his original name. However, it didn’t work out as well as he wanted it to, and that’s when he needed to come up with something cooler like the Fonz for this character.

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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.