Happy Days #2

At4w happy days no 2 by masterthecreater-d5sqh02-768x339

January 28, 2013
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These days are aaaaallll... filled with bad comics like this one.

Linkara: (wearing a leather jacket instead of his usual coat) Heeeey, and welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn.

(He holds up an MP3 player and pushes a button on it. The theme from Happy Days plays)

Singers: Sunday, Monday, happy days, / Tuesday, Wednesday, happy days...

(Footage of the TV show Happy Days is shown)

Linkara (v/o): Ah, Happy Days, the beloved '70s and '80s sitcom about a family in the '50s and '60s, the sitcom that gave birth to the phrase "jumping the shark", produced five spinoffs, kick-started Henry Winkler's career, and is one of the many things that Ron Howard is known for.

Linkara: I never watched it when it was first airing, mostly because I didn't exist at the time, but growing up, I watched it a lot on TV Land, mainly because of, well, the Fonz.

(Footage of Winkler's character, Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, AKA "The Fonz", is shown)

Linkara (v/o): The Fonz was coolness personified: awesome leather jacket, could kick anyone's ass, rode around on a motorcycle, was the ultimate ladies' man, and could get electronics to work simply by hitting them. Happy Days was massively popular in its heyday, even managing to occupy the top five shows in Nielsen ratings for three years. And naturally, that success meant that it would get other media associated with it...

(Cut to a shot of one such media, a comic book)

Linkara (v/o): ...including a comic book. And that brings us to today's subject, produced by Gold Key.

(Shots of past Gold Key comics are shown, many of them based off of TV shows, including Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, Star Trek and Adam-12)

Linkara (v/o): You'll recall Gold Key as being the ones who produced several TV show comics, including Star Trek and Adam-12. Still, this does make one wonder something...

Linkara: How the hell do you turn a sitcom into a comic book, anyway? Well, short answer: Archie ripoff. Long answer: really lame Archie ripoff.

(More footage of the show is shown)

Linkara (v/o): I shouldn't be surprised by this comic, though. I mean, they managed to make it into an animated series, too. I mean, how bizarre could that have been?

(Cut to the intro of that show: The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang)

Narrator (Wolfman Jack): His dog is named Mr. Cool and the Good Group, one flaky time machine and... a future chick, name of Cupcake. Oh, now the gang got zapped into that time machine, and they're like traveling through time!

Linkara: (nonplussed) Why the hell am I not reviewing that right now? (rolls eyes) Ugh! Anyway, let's just dig into (holds up today's comic) "Happy Days #2".

(AT4W title theme plays, and title card has the Happy Days theme playing in the background)

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