During an episode of Happy Days in Season 3, Richie, Potsie, and Ralph celebrated the Easter holiday by renting a cabin together. However, things didn’t exactly go to plan for the boys.
In Episode 11 of Season 3 titled “Three on a Porch,” the Happy Days trio rented a cabin at Lake Whitefish. With nothing to do on their spring break over the Easter holiday, they decided to hit the lake. The high schoolers hilariously pretend to be Tunisian businessmen to secure the rental property.
Although their plan works at first, they don’t exactly realize what they’ve gotten themselves into. Unfortunately for Richie (Ron Howard), Potsie (Anson Williams), and Ralph (Don Most), they find out they didn’t rent the full cabin. In fact, the boys amusingly only rented the front porch of the property.
Although disappointed in their rental mix-up, the high schoolers decide to stay because of their neighbors. They discover that a group of attractive college girls rented the place next door. Therefore, the guys stick around to see if they can keep up the facade of renting the whole cabin. At least long enough to get to know the girls better.
In addition, the episode has a hilarious ending scene that includes fan-favorite Fonzie (Henry Winkler). While trying to get some sleep outside beside the porch, nature cranks up the volume. An owl, raccoon, squirrel, frogs and more progressively get louder and louder. Eventually, “The Fonz” had enough of it. He leans up and shouts “Cool it!” before lying back down. Of course, the wildlife immediately falls silent. Fonzie wins again.
‘Happy Days’: Henry Winkler Later Addressed Fonzie’s Sexism
Happy Days actor Henry Winkler‘s beloved character Fonzie was known as a ladies’ man on the hit sitcom. He had an uncanny way with women and could control a room – and nature – at the snap of a finger. Yet Winkler later addressed Fonzie‘s perceived sexism on the show that likely wouldn’t fly on today’s television.
Everyone remembers “The Fonz” and how quickly he could charm any woman in sight. His almost telepathic ways with the ladies were highlighted by a signature snap of his fingers. When Fonzie clicked his fingers, women would come running. Additionally, he could get anyone else’s attention with the trick as well.
Looking back though, his trademark moves didn’t age very well. During a 2015 interview, Winkler touched on the famous character’s sexism and shared some advice.
“All over the world, people still click their fingers at me like I did to women in the show. The advice I’ve always given about the Fonz’s sexism is this: ‘Never snap your fingers at a girl. They will break them off your hand,’” the Happy Days star said.
Along with his snapping fingers trick, “The Fonz” was also known for another signature move. Whenever the jukebox needed fixing, Fonzie would hit it and it would magically work again. Winkler made sure to clear that one up as well.
“And I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble, but if you hit a jukebox at the same time as a man named Fred plugs it in, you too can start a song playing. You too can make magic,” Winkler joked.