Enkei Meets THE FONZ!!!!!! Henry Winkler

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  1. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Yes Henry Winkler was in my town this week GlennandTheFonz.jpg for a his new Book signing, So I took my mother over and got a pic... [​IMG]
  2. ChromeSilver02

    ChromeSilver02 Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts


    Aaaaay that is awesome, I bet he is a cool man to meet in person
  3. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I still think this is my favorite part he ever played:

  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    He didnt try to sell you a reverse mortgage did he?
  5. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Nope But he was a funny guy The only down fall was I had a copy of Lords of Flatbush and his Pub would not let him sign anything but his book.. which is called Ghost Buddy
  6. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Nightshift and Waterboy were his 2 best films and of course his roll as "The FONZE" is iconic. They should put his leather jacket in The Smithsonian.
  7. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I think it is....What about his movie Heroes? [TABLE]
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    [h=1]Heroes(1977)[/h][​IMG] 112 min - Comedy | Drama - 16 May 1978 (Sweden)
    Your rating: 12345678910-/10X

    Ratings: 5.8/10 from 878 users
    Reviews: 20 user |8 critic

    A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to find out what became of the other men in his unit.
    [h=4]Director:[/h]Jeremy Kagan
    [h=4]Writer:[/h]James Carabatsos, and 1 more credit »
    [h=4]Stars:[/h]Henry Winkler, Sally Field and Harrison Ford
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    And about the Jacket.. You are right...

    Fonzie's windbreaker/leather jacketDuring the mid-season of the first season (1974), Garry Marshall went to Hawaii for a week to shoot the pilot for another series called Little People starring Brian Keith. While he was gone, Fonzie was wearing a windbreaker with little penny loafers instead of his patented leather jacket and motorcycle boots. Somebody at ABC had decided that a hoodlum was an inappropriate character for the eight o'clock time slot. Marshall was able to convince ABC that Fonzie couldn't possibly ride his motorcycle in flimsy shoes (motorcycle safety) and the audience would worry about him getting cold in the thin windbreaker that he was wearing. The network eventually agreed and said that Fonzie could wear the leather jacket only when he was with the motorcycle. The bike never left the Fonz's side during the first season, even for indoor scenes. Finally, ABC decided to let Fonzie wear his leather jacket during all scenes in the later seasons.
    The character of Arthur Fonzarelli was so immensely popular, there was talk of changing the title to "Fonzie's Happy Days." Henry Winkler was receiving as much as 55,000 fan letters per week during the shows run.
    In 1980, the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. put one of the Fonz's leather jackets on display.
    Click here to see a picture of The Fonz's leather jacket on display at the Smithsonian.The first leather jacket was stolen after the first year on Happy Days. They then had a new one made...they had one made when he waterskiied (in the Hollywood episodes) without a lining; and a backup. But the main one, he presented to the Smithsonian Institution in 1980 so they had to make another jacket for the next three seasons.

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  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That's awesome, looks like a down to earth guy.
  9. BrownPats420

    BrownPats420 Member 100 Posts

  10. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    LUCKY!!!! Hope he comes down here to Louisiana

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