December 21, 2013
This must be a Christmas classic, because this is the fourth year in a row I’ve run this. And God as my witness, as long as there is a Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride, there will be a Fonzie Eats a Can of Ravioli Over a Hot Plate. That is my vow to you.
December 24, 2010
This is a classic piece of Christmastime must-see television around my house. (I’m sure that says a lot about my house. We also love Godzilla at Thanksgiving. It’s a bit hard to fit in the oven but trust me, it tastes delicious.) In this clip from the early days of Happy Days, everyone is getting ready for Christmas, except poor Fonzie, who has nowhere to go. This was before Fonzie moved in above the Cunningham’s and he was going to spend a lonely holiday in his garage. Watch as The Fonz sits on a greasy toolbox, heats up a can of ravioli on a hot plate, and sets out a pathetic little holiday card for company. Were the Aloha Pussycats out of town? Where was Paula Petralunga? And what about the Hooper triplets, Pinky Tuscadero, or a dozen loose cheerleaders? Ponder that as you watch with someone you love.
Zip ahead to 10:20, or watch the whole thing right here!
They don’t make TV like that anymore. Could you imagine anyone from How I Met Your Mother spending Christmas that way? I didn’t think so.