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  •  I remember that Happy Days too (1+ / 0-)
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    Lucy Montrose

    I was a little too young to have seen it on its first run (the series started when I was one year old, for perspective's sake), but I saw it on  a rerun circa 1984-85. Some of the jokes and stereotypes probably went over my head, but I do remember the girls' outrage at Richie when they discovered Sticks was black, and I remember my outrage at them. I "got it"on some level at least, as an eleven year old. It'd be interesting to see it again today and contrast my reaction now vs then.

    I can't help recalling that there was at least one other Very Special Episode of Happy Days on the same subject, where Fonzie and Al went down South and singlehandedly persuaded a waitress to desegregate the diner where she worked. I remember that got a big hand from the audience, but even then I remember thinking it was an awfully unrealistic portrayal of the uncomfortable, often violent sit-ins that really did happen at lunch-counters in those days.

    Certaines personnes disent qu'il y a une femme à blâmer, Mais je sais que c'est ma faute sacrément.

    by RamblinDave on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:01:10 AM PST

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