I'll take Happy Days, even the later years, over any Lear sitcom every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Having said that, there are only a couple of sitcoms from the 1970's that I care anything about. Almost every series in that decade seemed to feel the need to push their "message" or agenda in mass. To say the general tone of the situation comedies at that time didn't appeal to me would be a huge understatement. In regards to Happy Days in particular, I certainly like the first 2 seasons the best, but I thought the show was at least bearable through the high school years. The "jump the shark" phrase, inspired by the "Hollywood" story, was pretty much right on the money when it came to that series going south, imho. Gary "I'm more than content with what CBS has released thus far and seriously doubt we'll see any more of this series on dvd - but I guess anything is possible" O.