Thursday, April 30, 2015


Milwaukee, where Happy Days was set, has an awful statue of Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli displayed on its River Walk. Milwaukee is where the show was set. The statue is called the Bronze Fonz and was created with the aim of boosting tourism.

Actor Henry Winkler helps unveil the bronze statue of Fonzie in downtown Milwaukee in August 2008

Some other awful, and not so awful, celebrity statues . . .

Kurt Cobain statue in his home town of Aberdeen, Washington:

It has been called The Crying Jesus.

Remember that TV program Land of the Giants? Palm Springs has a Marilyn Monroe statue that could have come from that show. Have your photo tastefully taken between Marilyn’s legs, underneath her knickers. The candle burned out long before the legend ever did.

This will give an idea of scale.

Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards from The Mary Tyler Moore Show has a statue in Minneapolis . . .

 and Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden from The Honeymooners has one in front of Manhattan's midtown Port Authority Bus Terminal 

Elvis in Nashville

Arnie at the unveiling of his statue.

Where’s Bruce Willis?

John Lennon in Liverpool

and another in Liverpool.

John lennon in Cuba

. . .and one of the absolute worst, Michael Jackson in Manchester:

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