Henry Winkler Checks in to Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital


Someone forgot to tell Henry Winkler about typecasting. You'd think after playing one of the most iconic characters of a generation, the Fonz on Happy Days, Winkler would have had some trouble getting new roles. But the parts just keep on coming. In addition to his recurring role as the estranged father on USA's Royal Pains, Winkler has now joined the cast of Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital as the ridiculously nice hospital administrator. The series, which mercilessly skewers the medical show genre, was created by The Daily Show alum Rob Corddry during the writers' strike of 2007-08, and streamed online at thewb.com in five-minute segments. Now graduated to Cartoon Network's late-night block (where the initial shorts have been airing since July), Hospital begins a run of 12 original, 15-minute episodes on Sunday at 10:30/9:30c. "At the very least it is one of the greatest honors of my life [to work with] Henry Winkler," says Corddry, "and he does not disappoint." No, he certainly doesn't. And here, in a freewheeling interview with TV Guide Magazine, Winkler once again does not disappoint.


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