Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983)
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Breaking Up and Making Up: Edna & Frank 

A jealous Frank doesn't like Edna's ex-husband showing up and spending time with her. This causes them to break up. Laverne and Shirley must patch things up between the two and show them how much they really love and need each other.

Director:

Alan Rafkin

Writers:

Garry Marshall (created by) (as Garry K. Marshall), Lowell Ganz (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Penny Marshall ... Laverne DeFazio
Cindy Williams ... Shirley Feeney
Betty Garrett ... Edna Babish
David L. Lander ... Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman
Michael McKean ... Lenny Kosnowski
Eddie Mekka ... Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa
Phil Foster ... Frank DeFazio
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Dale Robinette
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A jealous Frank doesn't like Edna's ex-husband showing up and spending time with her. This causes them to break up. Laverne and Shirley must patch things up between the two and show them how much they really love and need each other.

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Kenny and Squiggy say they watch "My Mother the [talking] Car ... Heckle and Jeckle ... Top Cat ... Winky Dink ... Howdy Doody." However, this episode was set around 1960 and "My Mother the Car" aired 1965-1966, "Top Cat" aired 1961-1962, and "Winky Dink" initially aired 1953-1957 (although they could watch reruns). See more »

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"All right!"
20 February 2019 | by mattiasflgrtll6See all my reviews

Have you ever noticed how often Frank says "all right" in the show? Whether it's about pizza, a troublemaker, birthdays...

Throughout the third season we've seen the relationship between Frank and Edna developing. They've had their sweet moments and they've had their little arguments, but all in all have stuck together. When Edna's ex-husband comes to town however, things get really sour...

Frank's over-the-top yelling and reactions never fail to get to me. He's just so passionate about everything you gotta love it. Of course, this means he sometimes steps in the mud as well. And you don't want to piss someone like Edna off. The conflict erupting between them felt realistic, but was also funny. Edna comes up with some of the most vicious insults, and Frank refuses to admit that he's jealous over Edna seeing her ex-husband or that he needs her.

The other characters also get to shine. Lenny and Squiggy have some really hilarious bits, like when Frank calls them pickleheads and they get very upset. Or when Shirley yells after someone to take her dress off and they storm in enthusiastically.

Laverne has a nice bonding moment with her father when she tries to cheer him up and convince him to treat Edna more romantically. They have such a great bond.

Shirley gets a priceless song number near the end when she and Laverne try their best to spice up Frank and Edna's relationship with music, nice wine and condiments. It's even funnier when Frank and Edna have patched things up and she starts singing loudly again. As for how they resolve their disputes? Frank in his own unique way tells Edna he loves her.

"I love you and that's that!"

A strong way to end the season.


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