Transcript for Person of the Week: Happy Days
And finally tonight, we go back together in time, 40 years ago, when most american families still gathered the one tv set in their homes to watch together. And sharing our daily life, the innocent adventurers on happy days. Tonight I with we celebrate their biggest anniversary and abc's david muir has our person of the week. Reporter: The needle came down on that record. ♪ Tuesday wednesday happy days ♪ Reporter: Happy days filling so many tuesday nights. The motorcycles. The poodle skirts and the convertible and of course, america's mom. Don't blame yourself. I'm not, I'm blaming you. Reporter: Ron howard was richie. HAPPY DAYS IS KIND OF A '50s Fantasy. Reporter: But there were so many things that we didn't know, the fonz didn't wear the leather jacket in the beginning because tv execs were concerned what he would like. Could you picture me in a cardigan? Reporter: All these years later, it wasn't the fist that started the music, but a technician behind the wall plugging it in. Notice something about the cabinets the ridefrigerator. It's the full, the place you want to be. This woman is creating a safe haven. Reporter: They were creating catch phrases, too. And of course the fonz and his signature. Could use a few more mirrors. Reporter: And they're home, milwaukee, wisconsin, but it's actually on a street in los angeles. We went to find it today, and there it was. And mrs. Cunningham revealed her favorite part. When I got to dress the tango with the fonz. I just thought I looked like ginger rogers. I worked so hard on that. Reporter:40 years later the theme song, still playing in her head and ours. ♪ Sunday monday happy days ♪ sf ♪ tuesday wednesday happy day ♪ ♪ the weekend comes ♪ ♪ the weekend comes ♪ and? Reporter: That's what I want to know. The weekend comes. I love happy days. ♪ These days happy and free ♪ ♪ happy days. Reporter: Revealing to us one more thing. What I practiced on the set, then I would make use of it when I got home. Reporter: Raising a son and daughter with much america with that tv show. You think it would have disappeared and it didn't. ♪ Happy days ♪ and so we choose our old friends and the cast of happy days.
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