I am sure we all remember the TV show Happy Days, but did you know about the spin off shows that came from Happy Days? Do you know what a spin off show is? A spin off show is when a character from a show is given their own show and own story lines. Happy Days had a few spin off shows that were very popular, Lavern and Shirley was one example. On Happy Days they were friends of the Fonz, another one was Mork and Mindy, this one is a little confusing. Mork was in a dream that Richie Cunningham had and he went to battle with the Fonz. That sounds good so far, right ? Here is where things get confusing. Happy Days takes place in 1955-1965 so that means Mork should be in that same time era but Mork and Mindy is set in current time (1970's) . Okay, so we talked about some of the great spin offs from Happy Days, now for another one..
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Hot off their fame from Happy Days Scott Baoi and Erin Moran are given the lead roles in their show about Joanie and Chachi. Set in the early to mid-1960s and follows the exploits of Joanie and Chachi as they move to Chicago and try to make it on their own with a rock band and a music career at a time when the British Invasion was looming (one episode was titled "Beatlemania"). It mixed the traditional elements of a sitcom with musical performances on each show by Baio and Moran. In fact, the beginning credit sequence of the show had them singing to each other.
Their backup band consists of a spaced-out drummer named Bingo and Chachi's blasé cousins Mario and Annette.
The Show made its debut on March 23, 1982 on ABC TV, while the first season had only 4 episodes it had some good ratings and was tied with Three's Company for 4th place. Unfortunately, by the time season two came along all the writers of the first 4 episodes went back to write the last season of Happy Days, new writers were brought on and they didn't know the characters well enough to understand how to write for them.
After only 17 episodes Joanine Loves Chaci was off the air.
Many people consider this show one off the worst spin off shows of all time, in fact Scott Baio has said in many interviews he wishes he never did the show.. Joanie may have loved Chachi but Chachi really didn't love this show
Check this show out for yourself.. watch the first episode !!! Tell us what you think!!!!