The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s.
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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Laverne DeFazio (178 episodes, 1976-1983)
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 Shirley Feeney (159 episodes, 1976-1983)
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 Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman / ... (156 episodes, 1976-1983)
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 Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski / ... (150 episodes, 1976-1983)
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 Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa / ... (150 episodes, 1976-1983)
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 Frank DeFazio (149 episodes, 1976-1983)
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 Edna Babish / ... (97 episodes, 1976-1981)
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 Rhonda Lee (51 episodes, 1980-1983)

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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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TV-G | See all certifications »
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27 January 1976 (USA)  »

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Laverne & Shirley & Company  »

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(178 episodes)

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Schlitz is the name of the real brewery in Milwaukee. 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

Shirley Feeney: Laverne, I'm telling you, flying is safer than driving! Nobody has ever crashed into a cloud!
Laverne De Fazio: Yeah well nobody ever fell 40,000 feet from a DeSoto either.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.159 (2010) See more »

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Making Our Dreams Come True
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Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
Sung by Cyndi Grecco
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On Your Mark, Get Set and Go Now.
7 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Happy Days" spin-off about the two titled characters (Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams) and their total comedic and romantic misadventures as Milwaukee brewery workers in the 1950s and 1960s. The series seemed to work in spite of itself due to the likable leads and their ever-lasting love interests (scene-stealers Michael McKean and David L. Lander). The characters were silly, but had a reality to them that could not be over-looked. Adequate writing and above average direction were sufficient in keeping the show a ratings winner for a good eight years from 1976 through 1983. Still a show that has a strong following as it survives the years in relatively wide-spread syndication. 4 stars out of 5.


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