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how would they ruin this if it was remade today


how bad would a remake be? and I bet they would make Richie's Older Brother gay and Him and the dad have a fight and that's why he leaves

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They would ruin it by remaking it today.

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tell me something that you think they would add to ruin it?

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No need to add anything. A faithful remake is already a great way to ruin it, since it's unnecessary.

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yeah remember remakes is how we got The Thing And The Fly

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eeWell for starters Fonzie would probably be gay which would then see him relocating his office. I mean you can't have a gay mans office in a mens toilet can you? People would complain that the show was stereotyping Gay folk as perverts.

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no he would be black but they would have him have a forbidden love with Richie's mom maybe she would be having an affair with him.

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I don't know about the thing, but the fly was barely a remake, and it was of a waaay cheesier idea to begin with. I mean, it shares the title but it was a complete reinterpretation of it.

What I'm getting at is that those were ideas that could have used a remake.
Hollywood remakes are 99% UNNECESSARY. Exaple: total recall; robocop; magum p.i. etc.
Remakes of totally legit, still good and enjoyable ideas that were perfectly executed the first time around.
Happy Days is what it is, there's no need to remake it, it has classic stories and characters. Why the hell do you need a remake?
I like your challenge to figure out how they would screw it up nowadays, but I think just remaking it is a great way to ruin it.
Otherwise, if you must have a modern way to ruin it, they would just make Fonzie a blonde gay looking womanizer whose catchphrase is "Legen... wait for it... dary!"

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The only way I would even remotely consider watching it is if Max Winkler is cast....he has the DNA. Other than that I don't care.

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Fonzie wouldn't jump the shark, he would do a 720° flip off of his water ski's, use the towrope to lasso around the shark's fin, and ride it until he killed it by stabbing it in the eye with his switchblade.

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and than the would be eating shark steaks at the end of the episode

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* Homosexuality and lots of it. Older son gets sent for shock therapy to cure him.
* Lots of SJW preaching.
* Lots of depictions of how stupid everyone is, except for the one Jewish character who seems to be the moral voice of the show.
* The Fonz is now black.
* Mr & Mr C are getting a divorce due to Mrs C finding out younger men "dig her".
* Joanie is bi.
* Ralph Malph is now transgender.
* Potsie is Hispanic.
* Richie and the gang protest the Vietnam war.
* Lots of jokes about someone called Trump.
* Arnold's is the first vegan diner in the state.

You know come to think of it the original series had it's fair share of SJW (for the time) preaching as well.

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Korean War the forgotten war or did they move it to the 60s?

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I tried looking for exact years that Happy days was set in.

I don't recall any references to Korea but later on there is some subtle hints about Vietnam.

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i just thought the whole show took place in the 50s

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Just found it on Wikipedia. "It roughly tracks from 1955-1965".

So Korea would have been over and American involvement in Vietnam starting towards the end of shows run.

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alright so Vietnam wouldn't be season one stuff in the remake

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The war had started but no American involvement yet.

Of course a remake doesn't have to have exactly the same timeline.

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but I think the Fonz being black would work better if it was in the 50s

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Happy days's show run in real world (not storyline) started when Vietnam was ending and was still VERY fresh in American psyche. People were still not sure how to react. This was not like WWII. So I think it did hit close to home for the cast and crew.

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There was an Australian soap called "A Place to Call Home" set in the 1950's which was ruined basically by doing this kind of SJW stuff from the start.

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Doubt it. That sounds like how they’d remake it in the 1990s.

They’d make everyone too good looking.

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Fonzie would be black or gay, or both.
Ralph would be transgender.
Joanie would be a man-hater who also hates anything feminine.
Richie would be ultra-liberal.
Potsie would be replaced by an illegal immigrant, talking how unfair it is how "bigots" think he should follow the same laws as US citizens.

Any white straight male would be depicted as racist and completely stupid.
All "people of color" would never do any wrong.
Neither would anyone waving a rainbow flag, they would be eternal victims.

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Unfortunately that is the absolute truth. They're pretty much doing that with the Bewitched reboot. Reading all this makes me glad I stopped watching tv/new movies years ago.

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Joanie would weigh 400 pounds, have pink hair and get killed at a white supremacy rally getting run over by a car in a "very special" episode.

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Fonz would have to be black and all white men would be portrayed as clumsy, stupid and nerdy.

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so , you've run out of existing shit to anti-SJW complain about and are now making it up??

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Except for the first two or three seasons, the rest of the show was garbage anyhow. Not much to ruin.

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You mean after the show quit looking like it was in the 50's?

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Yes that, and when Fonzi became the central character. The show went from nice nostalgia with good writing to live before a studio audience nonsense. The audience liked the silly scene stealing Fonzi more than the well written 50's program.

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agreed

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Fonzie would be a homosexual and Lori Beth would be a transsexual.

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Had heard that 70's show was supposed to be a remake of Happy Days--sitcom looking back several years past about life....but basically showing current styles of clothing....etc while doing. That I can believe.

Red Kitty...etc are the characters from Happy Days grown up with kids of their own wondering where their childhood went. Red is 'grumpy' because he used to be 'cool' as a teen and now is stuck with kids in a plant...etc. with less and less way to make the bills and his wife is the breadwinner, Life did not at all turn out 'happy' lol

And probably why that 80's show failed. It was not quasi nostalgic for the past while set in present. It just gushed about things and devices in the 1980's

Also heard Beverly Hills 90210 (the original series and cast) was supposed to invoke Happy Days aka the Walshes are the Cunninghams who look after Dylan/the Fonz and they pal around with Potsie and Malph/Steve and David while getting into all kids of escapades

Not sure I buy this bc 90210 was split evenly between Brandon and Brenda and we really did not see much of Joannie's girl friends. They even did storylines about Kelly's family and Steve's family.

Also Happy Days intentionally was supposed to be a sitcom and Beverly Hills 90210 was a drama--different genere. But nice try.

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