'The Happy Days of Garry Marshall' Fans Thank ABC for the Rerun

Garry Marshall fans took to Twitter recently to rejoice at ABC's recent special of the director's old shows which left them elated after years without seeing the reruns.

On Tuesday night, ABC paid tribute to the late creator of some popular shows from the '70s by airing reruns of his series. Garry Marshall was 81 years old when he passed away in July 2016. 

Marshall, who passed from pneumonia complications, was the mind behind classics like "Happy Days," "Laverne & Shirley," and Mork & Mindy." Fan reactions are found below. 

HONORING THE LATE GARRY MARSHALL

As a director, Marshall also worked on hit films, including "Pretty Woman," "Beaches," and "The Princess Diaries." One fan was left crying at the introduction of "Laverne & Shirley." 

Others expressed how the shows were healing to them and were especially welcome during the quarantine period when people are stuck at home with not much to do. 

ABC titled the special, "Happy Days of Garry Marshall." It was produced by Crew Neck Productions. The shows aired from 8 to 10 p.m ET earlier this week.

 

A STAR-STUDDED TRIBUTE SPECIAL

Some fans are hoping to see another rerun soon. There were also tributes from the likes of Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Julie Andrews, and Richard Gere. 

Additionally, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Henry Winkler, Cindy Williams, Michael McKean, Pam Dawber, Barbara Hershey, Chris Pine, Hector Elizondo, Don Most, and David Lander all participated

Actors Ashton Kutcher, Rob Lowe, John Stamos, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson also made appearances. Marshall's wife, Barbara, and their children Scott, Kathleen, and Lori shared some stories.

SCHEINFELD & WINKLER REMEMBER GARRY

John Scheinfeld, who executive produced the special, said in a statement: "Garry famously said, 'I never wanted to change the world. I wanted to entertain the world.' "

He continued: "And for more than six decades, [Garry]'s work in television and films made us laugh, touched our hearts and always left us feeling good."

Winkler, who starred in "Happy Days," also shared some sentimental words with the Post regarding Marshall's legacy. "The diversity of his vision was surprising at every turn," he noted

Winkler praised Marshall for always challenging himself as television evolved over time or as he got bored. Fans would have heard the late producer's voice throughout the broadcast.

Garry Marshall and Penny Marshall on June 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, California | Photo: Getty Images

Garry Marshall and Penny Marshall on June 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, California | Photo: Getty Images

CATHY SILVERS BREAKS A LEG

Back in February, Cathy Silvers from "Happy Days" had a close call when she broke a leg while hiking with her boyfriend. The beloved actress had to be airlifted to a hospital. 

Silvers played the role of Jenny Piccalo in the iconic sitcom. The pair were mountain biking in Santa Clarita, Los Angeles, when the incident occurred. Silvers' boyfriend carried her down an hour before they got assistance. 

Cathy Silvers at the Hollywood Museum's celebration of entertainment awards exhibit opening on February 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images

Cathy Silvers at the Hollywood Museum's celebration of entertainment awards exhibit opening on February 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/Getty Images

It took a couple of hours for the search and rescue team to find them due to the altitude. Silvers spoke of an unbearable pain, which was later revealed to be two broken bones. We hope she has since recovered. 

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