HAPPY DAYS: SPUNKLESS SPUNKY (TV)

Summary

One in this series of comedies about life in the 1950s. In this episode, new neighbor Ben Wilson threatens Howard after he finds that Spunky has torn up his garden, not realizing that Spunky is Fonzie's dog. Shortly thereafter, Fonzie notices that Spunky won't eat or play. A party for the dog at Arnold's does nothing to change his mood.

Richie takes Spunky to a vet, but a results show that Spunky is physically fine, but depressed. Potsie then suggests a meeting with visiting psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers, who agrees to stop by the Cunningham home. She thinks that someone in the household may be causing the dog's depression, but later concludes that Spunky needs time in the country to enjoy clean air and open spaces.

As Fonzie prepares his pooch for a "doggie dude ranch," the Wilsons' dog Peaches runs to Spunky's side. It turns out that Peaches has been Spunky's girlfriend and he hadn't seen her since the garden incident, causing the bad mood. Fonzie vows to change that, particularly since he's attracted to Peaches' owner, Ben's comely daughter Eileen. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:25:22
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 108540
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1974-1984
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Garry K. Marshall … Executive Producer, Created by
    • Thomas L. Miller … Executive Producer
    • Edward K. Milkis … Executive Producer
    • Jerry Paris … Producer, Director
    • Bob Brunner … Producer
    • Gary Menteer … Associate Producer
    • Ronny Hallin … Associate Producer
    • James Ritz … Writer
    • Norman Gimbel … Theme Music by
    • Charles Fox … Theme Music by
    • Frank Comstock … Music by
    • Ron Howard (See also: Ronny Howard) … Cast, Richie Cunningham
    • Henry Winkler … Cast, Arthur "Fonz" Fonzarelli
    • Marion Ross … Cast, Marion Cunningham
    • Anson Williams … Cast, Potsie Weber
    • Donny Most … Cast , Ralph Malph
    • Erin Moran … Cast, Joanie Cunningham
    • Tom Bosley … Cast, Howard Cunningham
    • Al Molinaro … Cast, Al Delvecchio
    • Scott Baio … Cast, Chachi Arcola
    • Dr. Joyce Brothers … Cast, Herself
    • Rance Howard … Cast, Ben Wilson
    • Eileen Barnett … Cast, Eileen Wilson