Henry Winkler shows off original Fonzie jacket on The Tonight Show
Yep, Henry Winkler is still cool. (If you didn't know that, you clearly haven't watched Barry.) The erstwhile Happy Days star stopped by The Tonight Show on Friday to show off, as he put it, his "life in jackets," including one particular jacket that was very important in his career.
Winkler still has one of the original leather jackets he wore as Fonzie on Happy Days, which he displayed to an awestruck Jimmy Fallon. "They made five, and they put them under lock and key, and I got one of them," Winkler explains. The actor also showed a similar jacket he wore in the 1974 film The Lords of Flatbush (which helped inspire the Fonz); a sport coat from 1982's Night Shift, directed by his Happy Days co-star Ron Howard; and another sport coat that hasn't appeared onscreen, but holds a much more significant meaning to Winkler.
"I bought a sport coat in 1975, and while I was buying this, I saw another one," Winkler explains, "and there was a beautiful girl with red hair and purple parachute pants. I said, 'Excuse me, which one should I get?' I should have known there was a problem, she said 'Both.'
"I went back the next week, when it was altered, and she was there," he continues. When Fallon asks if he ever saw the girl again, Winkler replies, "Yeah, we've been married for 42 years." Of course.
You can watch the full video above, in which Winkler also teases Barry season 3 (Gene might have a beard!) and discusses the charity his daughter started, This Is About Humanity, which helps care for immigrant children being held at the border.