Sitcoms from the ’70s and ’80s continue to be a hit for younger generations. Take the sitcom “Happy Days” for instance.
The show was insanely popular when it first aired. And it’s become a classic like other shows of the era such as “The Brady Bunch,” “All in the Family,” “Three’s Company,” “M*A*S*H” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Even now, some of these classic shows generate audiences and revenue through streaming or on cable television.
“Happy Days” left its own mark on television and pop culture. But is there any way to see the show in its entirety now?
According to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the show is very much available for streaming today. “Happy Days” can be streamed on both Hulu and CBS All Access. There is also the option to watch all 255 episodes on Pluto TV. In fact, Pluto has a 24-hour virtual channel that has episodes of “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy.”
“Happy Days” was on from 1974 to 1984. During its third season, it was actually the No.1 show on the air, according to the Nielsen rating system. The show took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the ’50s and ’60s. The show was known for some iconic and wholesome characters like Ritchie Cunningham and Potsie.
The most iconic was Fonzie, the greaser who loved motorcycles, was a ladies’ man, and would eventually become a pop culture icon.
‘Happy Days’ Reunion and Table Reading
You can watch for free on the Pluto TV website and app. Or you can always see and hear the show again through a recent table reading.
People Magazine reportedly partnered with SAG-AFTRA Foundation for a virtual table read of a 1975 episode of “Happy Days.” Henry Winkler once again donned his iconic jacket, playing “the Fonz” for the table reading.
Glenn Close, John Caroll Lynch, Eli Goree, and Aldis Hodge were a few that took on iconic roles from the show as well. The event was on March 29 but can be streamed here. The event helped to raise funds for emergency financial and medical assistance, disaster relief, as well scholarship money for SAG-AFTRA artists and families.
Creator of the Hit Sitcom
“Happy Days” was created by Garry Marshall.
Marshall didn’t stop after creating one of the most iconic sitcoms of the ’70s. Instead, he is also known for directing the incredibly influential and iconic film, “Pretty Woman” in 1990. Beyond that, he also created “The Odd Couple,” “Beaches,” “Runaway Bride,” “Valentine’s Day,” “New Year’s Eve,” The Princess Diaries,” and “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.”
Marshall has created a really interesting name for himself in the creation of romantic comedy films that feature huge ensemble casts with a number of storylines all woven together.
“Pretty Woman” would become the iconic role for Julia Roberts. She would go on to win a plethora of Golden Globes and Academy Awards for her continued influential acting career. “Pretty Woman” is now still a go-to rom-com selection today. Similarly, Anne Hathaway had her big break thanks to Marshall and “The Princess Diaries” in 2001.