Of course, this show not only made the 1950’s and 60’s look like a blast, it also gave us one of the most popular and well-known characters of all time and had us wondering if coolness really could give a person magical powers?
Twas the case of Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli, after all – better known as ‘The Fonz’.
Fonzie’s ‘coolness’ gave him abnormal physical strength, intense sexual appeal and strange power over any electrical or motor-run objects.
All it took was a snap of his fingers and a multitude of pretty girls would coming running to his side. (I can’t help but wonder if any Fonzie wanna-be’s of the 70’s tried this move and how many were disappointed with the results.)
The palm of his hand could cause any jukebox to start inexplicably playing the song of his choice.
And just when you thought the Fonz was down for the count, he’d do something incredible like break down bathroom doors or perform a complicated array of Russian dance moves.
But what exactly made the Fonz so cool?
I’m thinking it’s kind of a chicken before the egg debate.
Since all of you are cool (you’re here aren’t you? J) tell me: If you could have a magic power brought on by ‘coolness’ what would it be?
Me? I think it’d be fun if people gave me free coffee wherever I went- just for being cool.