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To make matters worse, the ruthless Malachi brothers (Ken Lerner and Michael Pataki) intend to win the derby, using any dirty trick necessary—including their infamous "Malachi Crunch." Note: This episode marks the first appearance of Al (Al Molinaro), who takes over as the new owner of Arnold's Drive-In.
In 2009, TV Guide ranked this episode (along with part three) #87 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.
In 2009, TV Guide ranked this episode (along with parts one and two) #87 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.
When Fonzie gets in his eighth fight over the course of only a week, Howard suggests that he visit a psychologist (Bill Idelson), who comes up with an unusual way for Fonzie to vent his aggression--building bird houses.
With Pinky injured and out of the demolition derby (thanks to the "Mallachi Crunch"), Fonzie is left to fend for himself; but he has more than just beating the Mallachis on his mind--he wants to marry Pinky.
Note: The character of Pinky Tuscadero was to be written into the series as Fonzie's new long-term girlfriend; but due to disagreements between Roz Kelly and the producers, this three-part episode marked the character's only appearance in the series.
After he scores the winning basket, he becomes an overnight local hero and a big hit with the girls.
But when Richie's story is a big success, he plans to do a follow-up report, including how Fonzie has a phobia of liver.
After Potsie rescues Fonzie from a fire at the garage, Fonzie informs Potsie that he can have anything he wants.
Potsie wants only one thing: for Fonzie to be his best friend, and to do everything with him—including rollerskating.
Note: After Richie misses what would have been the game-winning free throw shot, Howard consoles him and delivers the closing line of the episode to Richie: "Here, have a Life Saver.
It'll make you feel better," a nod to the Life Savers commercials that aired during the 1970s.
After Richie refuses Fonzie's request that he not mention it in the report, the two fall out and stop talking to each other.