Happy Days stars Don Most and Anson Williams are still best friends to this day

Most revealed he and Williams are "probably tighter now than we ever were."

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The gang from Happy Days — Richie, Ralph, Potsie, and Fonzie — brought years of laughter to American living rooms during the 1970s and '80s. They brought back a resurgence of nostalgia for the rock 'n' roll Fifties for viewers young and old alike.

When most people think of Happy Days they think of the Fonz, but the classic sitcom wouldn't be the same without good friends like Ralph and Potsie. Their hilarious antics, not to mention musical abilities, made the show that much better.

Don Most, who played Ralph Malph, revealed in a recent interview that not only was everyone great friends on set but that many cast members still keep in touch all these years later.

"We became incredibly close and experienced so many things together as a family off-camera, as well as while filming," he said. Most still talk with Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, and Mrs. C herself, Marion Ross. But he's closest with Potsie actor Anson Williams, saying, "We're best friends and probably tighter now than we ever were."

Most also fondly remembered costar Erin Moran, who passed away in 2017:

"She had this incredible light in her, even at such a young age. She had this vibrancy that illuminated within her and such sweetness. And she was such talent on set. Somehow she combined all of that together."

The Happy Days set was a place that encouraged collaboration, according to Most.

"We had all of these great sessions where the writers, actors, producers, and director would have a run-through and creative meetings about it." He recalled series creator Garry Marshall's "comic genius" when something wasn't working quite right. "If there was a problem with a scene, Garry would have at least 10 different solutions for them."

The real friendship between the actors comes across in the show. It's a bond that has stood the test of time and continues to grow stronger decades later. It’s fitting for a feel-good show like Happy Days. "It was important to Garry for us to offer great characters in really fun situations where he could wrap it all up nicely with a family-oriented message," Most said. "I appreciate that now more than ever."

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Mark091 6 months ago
I have a question about the photo
Of POTSIE Anson Williams and his
Girlfriend JENNIFER This photo
With this article shows POTSIE
Jennifer and an unknown person
Standing behind Potsie and Jennifer
Does anyone know who this unknown
Guy is? I believe that this guy was
The only extra on
Mark091 Mark091 6 months ago
My comments got cut off
The unknown guy behind Potsie and Jennifer I believe was the
Only extra on Happy Days for the entire 11 seasons
Who is he
Mark091 7 months ago
Cathy Silvers AKA Jenny Piccalo
Wants to do a reboot of Happy Days
Called Happy Days Again
Anson"Potsie Webber" Williams
And Donny "Ralph Malph"Most
Are interested In playing Potsie and
Ralph again on Happy Days Again
I hope that the following cast
Members will be on the reboot:
Roger Phillips Ted McGinley
Chuck Cunningham Gavan O Herlihy
Or Randolph Roberts
Bag Zombroski Neil J Schwartz
Eugene Belvin Denis Mandel
Melvin Belvin Scott Bernstein
Moose Barry Greenberg
Trudy Tita Bell
Bobby Harris Kal
Tommy Kevin Sullivan
Daphne Hillary Horan
Chachi ARCOLA Scott Baio
Spike Danny Butch
Wendy Misty Rowe
Jenny Piccalo Cathy Silvers
Cynthia Brannigan Marla Pennington
Flip Phillips Billy Warlock
KC Cunningham Crystal Bernard
Also I hope that Ron Howard
Henry Winkler and Marion Ross
Will be in the Reboot of Happy Days
RIP to Happy Days cast members
Who have passed away :
Howard CUNNINGHAM Tom Bosley
Joanie Erin Moran
Al Delveccjio Al Molinaro
Arnold Pat Morita
Heather Heather O Rourke
Officer Kirk Ed Peck
Like Carl Reiner Alan Brady on the
Dick Van Dyke Show said
Happy Days Are Here Again!!!!!!!!!!
Mark091 Mark091 7 months ago
RIP
Marsha Simms Beatrice Colen
Happy Days waitress on
Happy Days 1974-1976
The funniest waitresses At
Arnold's Drive in
Wiseguy Mark091 7 months ago
There already was a "Happy Days Again." It was the syndicated title of Happy Days reruns while it still aired on ABC 1979-84.
kmontroy 7 months ago
Can you get the show Marcus welbey?
kimmer 7 months ago
It was a nice show ....wholesome. I was working when it aired back then so only watched it at times. There were 8 of us kids ...so we all had a fun show to watch.
Temperance 7 months ago
I read somewhere Anson is an ass.. He directed a episode of Xena.. Lucy Lawless refused to ever work with him again! Said he was mean, cruel and rude! Wonder if he was bitter about playing a moron on HD??
MicheleHyduke 7 months ago
Yes, the first 2 seasons were the best, just like Laverne&Shirley which was on right after Happy Days. The first 2 seasons were great then they moved to Cali and it was too weird? Like how do two women never get married in the 50s 60s era? And work right outta high school? Um no.
Wiseguy MicheleHyduke 7 months ago
Laverne & Shirley moved to California at the start of the sixth season.
lynngdance MicheleHyduke 7 months ago
Shirley ended up getting married in the sixth season. Her name ended up being Shirley Feeney Meeney!
Payaso1964 7 months ago
The show was at its best in its first 2 seasons, where the focus was on Richie and the Cunningham family. Fonzie was a great supporting character. The show lost its charm once Fonzie took the center stage and everyone started growing their hair.
Wiseguy Payaso1964 7 months ago
The third season was the funniest. Watch the episode that introduced Laverne & Shirley. It wasn't until the fourth season that the writers starting playing to the Fonzie character and the audience started going wild when he appeared.
justjeff 7 months ago
Personally, even though I'd watched the show for years, I didn't like how the cast quickly grew "60s Haircuts" after the first season. The early episodes were truer to the 1950s in both look and feel.

I know I'm gonna get ripped a new one for this... but Ralph, Potsie and *especially* Chachi were my LEAST favorite characters in the show...
lynngdance justjeff 7 months ago
Agree with ya on the Chachi thing 100% 😆. And don’t forget how annoying that blonde guy on Happy Days was😐. (That shows how little I watch of the later seasons, I cant even remember there names 😆)
justjeff lynngdance 7 months ago
Ted McGinley was the 'blonde fellow' - accused of being the one to 'kill off' shows he joined.... Happy Days, Married with Children, etc.
Mark091 justjeff 7 months ago
TED MCGINLEY.AKA.ROGER PHILLIPS IS A GREAT ACTOR
AND SOME PERSONS SAY IT
WAS HIS FAULT THAT IT WAS
HIS FAULT THAT HAPPY DAYS
WAS CANCELLED IN 1984
I DON'T BELIEVE THAT IT WAS
TED'S FAULT THAT HAPPY DAYS
WAS CANCELLED I THINK IT
WAS BECAUSE MR T AND THE
A Team was beating Happy Days
In the Neilsen Ratings
ABC should have moved Happy
Days to a different night away
From The A Team
JERRY6 7 months ago
all the stars of the show can be proud that they were entertaining , a show the family can watch notlike most of the trash on tv today
Pacificsun 7 months ago
That's a Good News Story! (Except the part about Erin Moran).
JERRY6 Pacificsun 6 months ago
she will live on forever on the screen , entertaining generations to come
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