20 Happy Days Facts

It Was Created in 1971

Creator Garry Marshall first had the idea for this sitcom in 1971. He wanted to write it and create it, but the bigwigs at Paramount said that they wanted to set the show in the 20s or 30s. Marshall, knowing little to nothing about either decade, said he knew a lot more about life in the 50s since that’s when he did the primary bulk of his own growing up. That’s where the idea was created.

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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.