Who doesn't remember Arnold's Restaurant? And Arnold played by the late PAT MORITA or his successor: Al played by AL MOLINARO. THE "drive-in" was located in Milwaukee, wisconsin. It was where Richie Cunningham and his pals Potsie and Ralph hung out. Where Arthur "FONZ" Fonzarelli conducted his business and where his cousin, CHACHI met Richie's sister, JOANIE (who spun off into their own series: JOANIE LOVES CHACHI! It's where we met LAVERNE & SHIRLEY and PINKY TUSCADERO!
It's where Richie's cousin, Roger hung out and where Richie met LORI BETH! ABC wanted a new fresher set since they would now be taped LIVE in front of a studio audience so they had the original ARTHUR'S burn down! I may add: Marsha Simms the car hop (on skates of course!). I enjoyed do the Jalopy! I will showcase it in its own MOCpage! I loved doing all the details! I paid attention to detail with this one! The record and record covers on the walls, the JUKEBOX and the BLACK & WHITE checkered tiled floor are examples of this! Include all the bling: Chachi's basketball, Joanie's School Bag, Ralph eating Ice Cream with a spoon, Fonzies hair brush, richie reading the newspaper are some examples of the bling I added! I even managed to get two booths into the space as well as the bar separator like in the t.v. show! I took the liberty to change the gray somber color of ARNOLD's and made it a more cheery white! I even have a gumball machine! I will be adding the ARNOLD's "A" soon my pal RICHIE is doing the ARNOLD'S STICKER as well as the 'A' STICKER for me based on my graphics! So come back to see it! This MOC was based on LEGO FRIENDS' SET: Downtown Bakery!