Saturday, March 28, 2009
Ok. Too much thinking by yours truly Flathead Jedd. I'll admit it. I loved Happy Days! It got very cheesey. Some would even say it "jumped the shark." Let's talk about The Fonz. No let's talk about the Fonz' bike. Here's what I remember. The first season he rode a purple Knucklehead. Yes he did! Well maybe not rode but was sitting on or standing next to. Do you remember the first season. No leather jacket! That's right the producers felt that even in 1974 the symbolic leather jacket was to evil. So what did the Fonz wear. Do you remember the light blue windbreaker? Also do you remember the Cunningham's oldest boy Chuck? He went off to college and we never heard from him again. Why did they drop the Knuckle after the first season? Who knows? Maybe Chuck stole it and rode off to California. In comes the Triumph Trophy. Very cool in it's own right and more associated with the Fonz. The inspiration for my Triumph, by the way. And what about the leather jacket? It was agreed that as long as the Fonz was near his bike and it could be perceived as a piece of safety equipment he could wear it. Obviously as time went on he never took it off, even to jump a shark. Well this post is jumping the shark and I'm embarrassed that I know so much about Happy Days. If you are ever in Washington DC and visit the Smithsonian, visit Fonzie's jacket. It's there and it brought a tear to my eye.