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
After The Odd Couple (1970) ceased production, the apartment set on that show was modified to become Laverne and Shirley's apartment. See more »
Two working women living together for years would be highly unusual in the 1950s/1960s. So unusual that if they were not a couple (as would be suspected) or related, the peer pressure would be enough to force them to end their domestic setting. See more »
Can we borrow your sheets?
Laverne De Fazio:
Oh God, no.
Why do you wanna borrow our sheets?
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?
[Laverne and Shirley show shocked and disgusted reactions]
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When Laverne and Shirley first debuted on Happy Days, little did anyone know that that supposed one off appearance would lead to a classic. Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams were perfect as the wild Laverne and the prissy Shirley. However, the rest of the cast deserves credit for this excellent slice of life comedy, especially Michael McKeon and David Lander as everyone's favorite losers Lenny and Squiggy. But the thing that made this show great was the fact that it was one of the all-time great slapsctick comedies.
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