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Milwaukee wants to bronze the Fonz

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 26th 2007 6:24PM
the fonzIn a move that promises to bring in at least a dozen tourists each year, the group that promotes tourism in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is raising funds to build a bronze statue of The Fonz. Apparently Happy Days was set in Milwaukee and that continues to be important to the fine citizens of that city.

The tourism group, called Visit Milwaukee, has already raised $45,000 of the $85,000 needed to commission the statue. The head of the group said a dedication ceremony and the statue would be sure to draw visitors to Milwaukee. Why? "This is a statue of a TV icon who is the epitome of cool," said Dave Fantle, VP of Visit Milwaukee. Baby boomers, book your tickets now!

Henry Winkler, who played The Fonz on Happy Days, has promised to appear at the dedication ceremony. He's a good sport.

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Cunningham's my last name and my 3 siblings & I were teased about the Happy Days & Laverne & Shirley shows while in Jr. Hi and High School but we loved it. I have named all my animals(8 cats, 3 dogs and a horse) after the characters plus I have personalized plates: on my 4x4 Suzuki "HPYDAZ2" , on my Suzuki X90 "HPYDZ1" and my RV: "HPYDZ3" I love Happy Days! My son's friends call me "Mrs. C"

November 30 2007 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ugh - I live in Milwaukee, and I think this is the tackiest idea ever. Also, hardly anyone remembers that "Happy Days" took place in Milwaukee. They'd be better off having Laverne & Shirley (at least they worked in a brewery).

September 27 2007 at 11:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

As someone who grew up in the 70s, I would have to agree that the Fonz was most definitely the "epitome of cool".

September 27 2007 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

as a young girl the fonz was the bomb. my cousin was over my house and was cool like him. so at school i made a plate hat said darrel is cool like the fonz

September 26 2007 at 10:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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