Henry Winkler is reflecting on the 17 seconds it took for him to crash his character’s iconic motorcycle on the set of “Happy Days.”
Known for his breakout role as Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in 1974, Winkler candidly detailed the crash, revealing that someone had to leap out of his way.
“I rode it really for 17 seconds, in the beginning, going up the hill. That was it,” the actor said during an appearance on “The Jennifer Hudson Show.”
“Happy Days” star Henry Winkler detailed how he crashed his character Fonzie’s motorcycle, on “The Jennifer Hudson Show.” (Chris Millard/Warner Bros.)
“I put the bike down. We slid under the truck on the soundstage, and they came running. Everybody was, like, in a panic that the bike was fine, because it was rented,” he said as the audience laughed. “And then they [said], ‘How about you? Are you okay?'”
After the chaotic incident, Winkler confessed he never rode that motorcycle again.
“They scare me, actually,” he pointed out.
Winkler went on to say that the motorcycle was the same one that Steve McQueen used in “The Great Escape.”
“My tush and Steve McQueen hit the same seat!” Winkler joked.
Opening up about his time as Fonzie, Winkler gushed about the “Happy Days” cast and called them his “second family.”
Winkler has previously shared he would only return for a “Happy Days” revival if the original cast were a part of it.
“I wouldn’t want to do it without Ron [Howard], without Don [Most], without Anson [Williams] and without Marion [Ross],” Winkler explained to Fox News Digital earlier this year.