Ayyy! In the late-1970s and early ’80s, The Fonz was the coolest being on Earth. But how did Henry Winkler’s portrayal of Milwaukee’s greatest greaser become such a pop culture touchstone? In this talk, Chris Cummins (Nerd Nite Philadelphia, Den of Geek, Sci-Fi Explosion) will explore the how, when, and why of how a Happy Days supporting character eventually dominated the show, discuss the merchandising bonanza he spawned (including two cartoon spin-offs) and generally talk about a brief but magical time in history when the Fonz was everything.
Chris Cummins writes for Den of Geek, is a co-boss of Nerd Nite Philly, runs Sci-Fi Explosion, and generally does a bazillion other nerdy things for the media.
Chris did a hilarious presentation on the weirdo marketing of the movie Dune. Watch here: https://youtu.be/HyqXy0pkyyU
He also did a truly bizarre talk on how E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial made the world lose its mind: https://youtu.be/zPuzvXVjhz0
This presentation is from Nerd Nite New York City.