Joanie is preparing to go on her very first date. Fonzie’s 13 year old nephew ‘Spike’ is the lucky suitor. Howard asks Joanie how they met. “He dropped a waterbomb on me.”
In preparation, Marion has her ‘birds and the bees talk’ with Joanie, which is suitably awkward and comical.
Richie and his date Carol are paid 50 cents an hour by Howard to ‘double date’ with Spike and Joanie in the back of their convertible. The four of them go to a movie, but at a certain point Richie becomes seperated from his sister and Spike and loses sight of them.
So begins a frantic search of the neighborhood which extends all the way to Inspiration Point. Richie is finally forced to admit defeat. He returns home without Joanie.
Preparing to explain to his father what happened, he enters the house and immediately sees Joanie and Spike happily playing Monopoly together at the kitchen table.
In the movie theatre scene, the film Richie and Carol take Joanie and Spike to see is not a real film. It was shot especially for this episode, and featured Tony Randall (1920 – 2004) as a werewolf. Randall did this as a favour to Happy Days producer and good friend Garry Marshall.
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