Monday, January 27, 2014

Loving 'Joanie Loves Chachi'

Just in time for Valentine's DayJoanie Loves Chachi: The Complete Series is being released on DVD!!!

The third least popular spinoff from Happy Days (Blansky's Beauties and Out of the Blue take positions 1 and 2), Joanie Loves Chachi boasts the BEST OPENING THEME OF ALL TIME. Remember? Take a look: 

Majestic. Simply breathtaking.

What? You don't agree? C'mon!! If it was Mariah Carey and John Legend singing that song, you'd be weeping into your coffee mug. Say what you will about the quality of the writing and acting on the sitcom (which lasted all of 17 episodes, before Joanie and Chachi were welcomed back with open arms to Happy Days), but Erin Moran and Scott Baio knew how to deliver a mushy ballad. Or maybe I'm just remembering it through my 11-year-old eyes...seriously, in 1982 this was the most romantic thing I'd ever seen. 

The best part is that it runs a whopping minute and 45 seconds! Nowadays, all we get is a flashing title card or, at best, The Mindy Project's fifteen seconds of peppy pop perfection (and sometimes Mindy even shortens it to three seconds). 

Please purchase the DVD. Who knows? Maybe if sales are high enough we'll get a reunion movie!