20 Happy Days Facts

The Leather Jacket Almost Wasn’t

During the time this show was filmed, people thought the leather jacket Fonzie wore was too tough. ABC executives were worried their family-friendly programming would suffer when he walked onto the set in a very masculine and tough leather jacket, and they pushed for him to wear a light windbreaker. Garry Marshall, however, stood his ground and decided quickly that was not going to happen. We are glad it didn’t.

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