Pinky Tuscadero

CHRISTOPHER: And you were the girl in the Pinky Tuscadero tee-shirt sitting right next to me [while he crashed his car].

Carol “Pinky” Tuscadero (Roz Kelly), is an old flame of Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli (Henry Winkler) on the classic American sit-com Happy Days, which ran from 1974 to 1984, and reprised her role in an episode of the Happy Days spin-off, Blansky’s Beauties, which aired 1977.

Pinky was a redhead who always wore a trademark pink scarf, and whose catchphrase was “Think pink”. She was a travelling demolition derby driver who could fix cars, and rode a pink motorcycle; her girl gang were called The Pinkettes.

Although she only appeared in three episodes in 1976 – the planned story line where she would be Fonzie’s long-term girlfriend never worked out – Pinky Tuscadero gained a cult following for being a female “Fonzie” who was cool and tough. She clearly made an impression on young Lorelai.

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