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Laverne & Shirley 

The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Penny Marshall ...  Laverne DeFazio 178 episodes, 1976-1983
Cindy Williams ...  Shirley Feeney 158 episodes, 1976-1982
David L. Lander ...  Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman / ... 156 episodes, 1976-1983
Eddie Mekka ...  Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa / ... 150 episodes, 1976-1983
Michael McKean ...  Lenny Kosnowski 149 episodes, 1976-1983
Phil Foster ...  Frank DeFazio 148 episodes, 1976-1983
Betty Garrett ...  Edna Babish / ... 97 episodes, 1976-1981
Leslie Easterbrook ...  Rhonda Lee 51 episodes, 1980-1983
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Storyline

Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney were best friends and roommates coping with dates, neighbors, and each other During the late '50s and early '60s they worked as bottlecappers for Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee. They moved to Burbank, California in 1965 to start a new life when they got replaced at the brewery by an automated bottlecapper. Written by Kate Tripper

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Comedy | Family

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laverne & Shirley & Friends See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(178 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

After Cindy Williams quit "Laverne and Shirley" the animated version of Shirley Feeney was taken over by her friend Lynne Marie Stewart for the animated "MORK AND MINDY; LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY AND THE FONZE HOUR" show on Saturday mornings on ABC. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits for the show, I spotted an Interstate Highway sign. The Interstate began construction in the mid-1950's, and Milwaukee wasn't added to the system until quite a bit later. See more »

Quotes

Squiggy: Can we borrow your sheets?
Laverne De Fazio: Oh God, no.
Shirley Feeney: Why do you wanna borrow our sheets?
Squiggy: Well, we have a couple of gorgeous chickaroonies coming over tonight for dinner and crackers, and we kind of like to get to first base with them.
Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski: We figure some clean sheets will bring 'em over the old goal line.
Laverne De Fazio: What's the matter with your own sheets?
Squiggy: They're hard.
[Laverne and Shirley show shocked and disgusted reactions]
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Alternate Versions

The syndicated versions were called "Laverne & Shirley & Company". See more »


Soundtracks

Making Our Dreams Come True
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
Sung by Cyndi Grecco
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One of the BEST shows on TV
1 February 2000 | by JennLynnSee all my reviews

Great show. Laverne and Shirley are great together. Their co-stars are great. In the last season, the show lacked one BIG thing: Shirley. The supporting characters could not make up for this big loss. But it was still good but there was less emphasis on what the show's concept had been.


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