Henry Winkler, are you listening? One of your old “Happy Days” colleagues wants to see the show brought back — on Netflix.The New York Daily News — continuing to post interviews from AARP’s Movies for Grownups Awards two week ago in Beverly Hills — said Monday that Ted McGinley, (basketball coach Roger Phillips) urges Netflix to make “Happy Days” its next sitcom revival project.
“Just getting to see Henry Winkler return as Arthur Fonzarelli would be a seismic event, said McGinley, whose character, a nephew of Howard and Marian Cunningham, arrived late in the show’s ABC run, which started in 1974 and ended in 1984,” the paper said. “McGinley was added on after the departure of Ron Howard, who played Richie Cunningham.”
“I would give anything just to watch that,” said McGinley, 58, a native of Newport Beach. “Henry is a force and he’s one of the most loved characters in America. Just as a human being, people love Henry Winkler — he’s a very generous guy and he’s fun to watch. The Fonz is a part of who he is, and if you ask him to do it, in two seconds he can get it back.”
Added McGinley: “I have a theory that Fonzie’s kids would probably have ended up being very well-educated and the ones who were really on top of the heap. Their kids would be probably not be attending school, and they would be going toward car repair and Fonzie’s world. Things flip after a while, right?”
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