Happy Days was one of the most beloved shows on TV. It had 11 seasons, and each of them managed to relate to families all over the country.
It was one of those shows that you could watch with your family, but was entertaining enough that you actually enjoyed it. It was set back in the 50s and 60s, even though the show was running in the 70s and 80s, but it gave it that nostalgic feeling we all loved.
The show followed Richie Cunningham, his dad, Howard, his mom, Marion, and his sister, Joanie, as they navigated through the world. There was of course Richie's best friend who rented a room at the Cunninghams's house, none other then Arthur Fonzarelli.
Fonzie wasn't originally intended to become the main character of the show, but audiences loved him and eventually he managed make his way to top billing.
The show was so successful that they were able to spin off two other successful series. Mork & Mindy and Laverne & Shirley were both huge hits on their own, but both got their start on the popular family comedy.
There are of course going to be a lot of changes when a show is on for 11 seasons, but there were a few constants. Only two characters appeared in every episode of the series, Fonzie and Howard. Marion was the other constant, having appeared in all 11 seasons.
Her part may not have been very big at the start, but the actress who played her, Marion Ross, knew she was part of something special.