Henry Winkler, A.K.A. “The Fonz,” Goes Viral With Dolly Parton Take

Henry Winkler
Kelly Clarkson Show

It’s hard to find someone more likable than Dolly Parton, though Henry Winkler is probably pretty high up on that list as well (I’m sure the “Celebrity Likability List” is out there somewhere).

You might know him better as “The Fonz” from Happy Days, or even the empty-headed lawyer Barry Zuckerkorn from the cult-classic sitcom Arrested Development.

Recently, he just finished up an award winning supporting role on HBO’s Bill Hader led “dramedy” Barry, and lately just seems to be living his best life and fishing all the time.

Winkler is a great follow on social media, so I would highly recommend you track him down on Instagram and X to have your day brightened by posts like that one above.

Followers can’t get enough of his innocent, joyful content that he shares, and recently loved a simple thought that he shared on his X (formerly Twitter) profile.

Winkler shared:

Amen to that…

The tweet seems a bit out of left field, but nevertheless, the man ain’t lying. The tweet has been viewed nearly a million times and has garnered nearly 40,000 likes.

Back in June, Henry Winkler was a guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show, and spoke on the undeniable greatness that Dolly Parton exudes. “The Fonz” had high-praise for one of country music’s living legends, and even credited her with kickstarting his career as a director and actor.

Winkler stated:

“Dolly Parton is not the queen of music; she is the queen of the universe. So I’m just beginning my directing career. I was chosen to direct her first television movie ‘A Smoky Mountain Christmas’ with nine children.

Okay, that’s so nice that two people it anyway; she was adorable. She is powerful; she is so smart and again plays 92 instruments.”

Dolly Parton’s A Smoky Mountain Christmas was a raving success in 1986, and though Winkler had already benefited from his iconic role in Happy Days during 1970’s, the success of his work with Dolly caught the eyes of those in the industry.

Henry went on to say:

“So I directed it, and the head of NBC at that time, Brandon Tartikoff, came up to me because our kids were in the same preschool.

He said, ‘Good morning 34 share,’ which meant that we got a gigantic share when it was aired on television of the viewing audience, and I knew that it was successful.”

Winkler will forever be grateful for his collaboration with Dolly, and as you saw in his post (formerly a Tweet) above, he’s never going to shy away from giving Parton the praise that she deserves.

“Queen of the Universe” is a pretty big title to throw around, but if someone had to hold the title, I think we can all agree that Dolly Parton can handle it.

You can view the interview with Henry Winkler on The Kelly Clarkson Show below:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock