Jewish actor, comedian and author Henry Winkler has proven its never too late to embark on a crazy globe-trotting adventure.
The 70-year-old comedian, famous for his role as “The Fonz” on 1970s sitcom Happy Days, is producing a new reality show “Better Late Than Never,” in which he and three other senior celebrities tour East Asia and document their wacky experiences.
Winkler is joined by actor William Shatner, boxer George Foreman and NFL legend Terry Bradshaw, and the four visit South Korea, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong to take in the sites and culture. The show premiers on NBC on August 23.
Speaking to the New York Post about the experience, Winkler summed it up as “35 days, six cities, four countries, moving all the time, five cameras and no script.”
He said the four and their guide, comedian Jeff Dye, became good friends during the trip.
“I honestly thought to myself, ‘Hey, I want to hang out with these guys’… We really got to be an extraordinary fivesome,” he recounted.
The most insane story? “I think picking an octopus out of a tank and having a woman chop it up in front of us…and the next minute you’re eating it and it’s still wiggling. I thought I could not, would not, ever do that.”