Chachi

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The 1982-1983 Happy Days spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi bombed bad. But the real bombshell is that his band, around whose struggles the show was based, HAD NO NAME! It never came up!

Careful consultation with sitcomologist, Jon C. Pennington; Todd Fuller, creator of the Joanie Loves Chachi website; and Robert Pierce, who played Bingo the drummer, all confirm this. Direct quote from Robert Pierce: "I don't have a clue what we called ourselves!" It's probably a sly homage to its parent sitcom, in which the band Richie, Ralph and Potsie were in never got a name either. Darn irritating, isn't it?

The lineup: Erin Moran played Joanie Cunningham. Scott Baio played Charles "Chachi" Arcola. Derrel Maury played Chachi's cousin Mario, and Winifred Freedman played Annette, another cousin of Chachis'. Scott Baio released an album, The Boys Are Out Tonight, on RCA in 1983.