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Season: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Year: 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: The Society Party

27 January 1976
Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney mingle at a dinner party that's being given by their boss's family.

Penny Marshall ... Laverne DeFazio

Cindy Williams ... Shirley Feeney
Richard Stahl ... Mr. Marshall Stewart
Kathryn Ish ... Mrs. Vivien Stewart (Mrs. Marshall Stewart) (as Mrs. Richard Stahl)

Mary Treen ... Nana Shotz

Henry Winkler ... Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli

Lyman Ward ... Tad Shotz
Robert Ball ... Butler

David L. Lander ... Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman

Michael McKean ... Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
Bob Brunner ... Foreman

Season 1, Episode 2: The Bachelor Party

3 February 1976
Laverne allows a bachelor party to be thrown in the pizzeria.

Season 1, Episode 3: Bowling for Razzberries

10 February 1976
It's the Bowling Championship, for the Shotz ladies bowling team. Laverne, comes down with a bad cold, on the night of the game.

Season 1, Episode 4: A Nun's Story

24 February 1976
The girls are looking forward to their once a year High School reunion. They also are looking forward to seeing their old friend Anne Marie. Much to their horror, Anne Marie is a Catholic nun.

Season 1, Episode 5: Falter at the Alter

2 March 1976
Laverne decides to marry her boyfriend - even though she's been going out with him for two months.

Season 1, Episode 6: Dog Day Blind Dates

9 March 1976
The girls go on a disastrous double-blind date.

Season 1, Episode 7: Once Upon a Rumor

16 March 1976
Lenny starts a rumor that Squiggy and Shirley are a couple, but Squiggy was just fixing Shirley's zipper.

Season 1, Episode 8: One Flew Over Milwaukee

23 March 1976
Shirley drives everyone crazy with her nurturing of her pet canary.

Season 1, Episode 9: Dating Slump

30 March 1976
Shirley is left dateless due to her dating standards.

Season 1, Episode 10: It's the Water

6 April 1976
Laverne gets jealous of Shirley's promotion at the brewery.

Season 1, Episode 11: Fakeout at the Stakeout

13 April 1976
Laverne becomes a decoy to help catch a thief.

Season 1, Episode 12: Hi, Neighbor

27 April 1976
Squiggy and Lenny move into the girls' building, making them all neighbors.

Season 1, Episode 13: How Do You Say 'Are You Dead' in German?

4 May 1976
A German delivery man passes out in their living room and Laverne and Shirley go into a panic.

Season 1, Episode 14: From Suds to Stardom

11 May 1976
The girls have been out of the company's annual talent competition for the past four years, but this year, they're determined to be part of the show.

Season 1, Episode 15: Mother Knows Worst

18 May 1976
Shirley's mother comes to visit.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: Drive! She Said

28 September 1976
Shirley wants to buy a car but needs half of Laverne's money to afford it. Laverne refuses to help buy the car and Shirley reveals Laverne's secret fear: she's scared to drive.

Season 2, Episode 2: Angels of Mercy

5 October 1976
Shirley talks Laverne into volunteering with her at the hospital.

Season 2, Episode 3: Bachelor Mothers

19 October 1976
It's Saturday night and the girls have no dates. Fonzie drops by and asks the girls to babysit his god son and they do. But when someone asks them out, they play odds and even to see who stays with the baby and Shirley who usually wins loses. After Shirley leaves the guy who ask them out calls to say they can't make it. So Shirley asks Lenny and Squiggy to go catch her but they refuse. Shirley goes and asks them to watch the baby. When they come back they find the baby gone, the guys say someone came saying he's the father and took the baby. The girls are worried when the mother shows up.

Season 2, Episode 4: Excuse Me, May I Cut In?

26 October 1976
The girls get Richie and Potsie as partners for a dance contest.

Season 2, Episode 5: The Bridal Shower

9 November 1976
The girls have trouble fitting in at a bridal shower.

Season 2, Episode 6: Look Before You Leap

16 November 1976
Laverne tries to remember the events of a wild night when she wakes up with morning sickness and fears she may be pregnant.

Season 2, Episode 7: Dear Future Model

23 November 1976
The girls decide to start a new career in modeling.

Season 2, Episode 8: Good Time Girls

30 November 1976
The girls end up getting phone calls after Hector scribbles their number in a men's room.

Season 2, Episode 9: Two of Our Weirdos Are Missing

7 December 1976
Lenny and Squiggy vanish without a trace.

Season 2, Episode 10: Oh Hear the Angels' Voices

21 December 1976
Carmine talks the girls into singing at a Christmas show.

Season 2, Episode 11: Guilty Until Proven Not Innocent

4 January 1977
Laverne gets arrested for stealing.

Season 2, Episode 12: Anniversary Show

10 January 1977
The girls remember experiences from the past year.

Season 2, Episode 13: Playing Hooky

11 January 1977
Laverne and Shirley call in sick to take a day off of work and have fun; they go on a bike ride, go to the park and meet two men who they have a great time with, until they're arrested for solicitation.

Season 2, Episode 14: Guinea Pigs

18 January 1977
In order to raise the money to go to a cocktail party, the girls sign up to be paid volunteers for scientific experiments.

Penny Marshall ... Laverne DeFazio

Cindy Williams ... Shirley Feeney

Betty Garrett ... Edna Babish

David L. Lander ... Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman

Michael McKean ... Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski

Harry Shearer ... Harold

Paddi Edwards ... Receptionist (as Paddy Edwards)
Kip Gilman ... Dr. Sandor (as Kenneth Gilman)

Robert Cornthwaite ... Dr. Futoran
Richard Young ... Charles Warner
Jack Lukes ... Guy #1
Bob Basso ... Security Guard

Season 2, Episode 15: Call Me a Taxi

1 February 1977
A temporary lay off at work forces the girls to take jobs as taxi dancers. They earn money by dancing with men for ten cents a dance.

Season 2, Episode 16: Steppin' Out

8 February 1977
As the girls rush to get ready for a big date, they face wardrobe and hair problems, as well as complications from a house fire raging across the street.

Season 2, Episode 17: Buddy Can You Spare a Father?

15 February 1977
Shirley goes looking for her missing down-and-out father at a sleazy bar on the waterfront.

Season 2, Episode 18: Honeymoon Hotel

22 February 1977
Shirley wins a honeymoon vacation in a fancy hotel and she and Laverne decide to take advantage of it. Carmine poses as Shirley's husband and they sneak Laverne in, but after Carmine leaves, the girls quickly find out the hotel is intent on getting as many publicity photos of the married couple as possible throughout the vacation.

Season 2, Episode 19: Hi Neighbor, Book 2

1 March 1977
When Lenny and Squiggy get stood up, Laverne and Shirley take pity on them.

Season 2, Episode 20: Frank's Fling

8 March 1977
The girls conspire to ruin Frank's girlfriend.

Season 2, Episode 21: Haunted House

22 March 1977
Laverne and Shirley want to buy a new couch and find out about a furniture sale in a house Shirley says is haunted. When they and Lenny and Squiggy go to buy the couch they find out she may be right.

Season 2, Episode 22: Lonely at the Middle

29 March 1977
Shirley gets promoted to head of the bottle-labelers division at the brewery.

Season 2, Episode 23: Citizen Krane

5 April 1977
The girls are headlined in a musical extravaganza by an impresario who promises them fame and fortune.

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: Airport '59

20 September 1977
The girls are happy to head out on their first plane trip ever but their smiles are turned upside down when their pilot passes out. Leaving it up to to one of them to take over the controls.

Season 3, Episode 2: Tag Team Wrestling

27 September 1977
A lady driver argues with Laverne. Later,the girls take part in a charity wrestling match. To their horror,one of the opposing team is the gal Laverne met earlier and she wants revenge. Will the girls pin them down in the final round?

Season 3, Episode 3: The Pact

4 October 1977
Laverne's new boyfriend asks Shirley out behind her back. This later leads to fight between the two. Will they stop arguing long enough to see that their friendship is worth more than one man?

Season 3, Episode 4: The Robot Lawsuit

25 October 1977
The girls shop in a toy store for a friend. Laverne sees a toy robot and plays with it. The robot blows a fuse though and attacks her. Leading the girls to sue the toy co. ..but the girls discover the law can be as unfeeling as that robot.

Season 3, Episode 5: Laverne's Arranged Marriage

1 November 1977
Frank,in old world style,arranges a match between Laverne and a rich cheese tycoon,whose also got a mob connection. Frank wants them to wed but Laverne would sooner defy her father instead.

Season 3, Episode 6: Cruise: Part 1

8 November 1977
The girls work as temps to save for a cruise. They deal with a bratty boy, but they make it long enough to finally get aboard and say bon voyage. They discover Len and Squig have stowed away.

Season 3, Episode 7: Cruise: Part 2

15 November 1977
The girls warn the boys to stay away from them on the ship,since they're stow aways. Later,Laverne dates a handsome sailor. Shirley has a whirl-wind romance with a man called Ensign Benson....but is that wind moving too fast for her though?

Season 3, Episode 8: Laverne & Shirley Meet Fabian

22 November 1977
Rosie Greenbaum bets Laverne & Shirley they can't get into the hotel where singer Fabian is staying. As well as getting their picture taken with him. What plan of action will the girls "turn loose" to meet him and put Rosie in her place?

Season 3, Episode 9: The Stakeout

29 November 1977
2 FBI agents use the girls' apt. to stake out criminal activity across the street. When the suspect gets outside their window though,the girls are shocked to see Carmine with him. Has Carmine gone bad or is there another explanation?

Season 3, Episode 10: Shirley's Operation

6 December 1977
Dressed as Alice In Wonderland for a local children's play,Shirley ends up going to the hospital instead to get her appendix out. Her fear causes her to run and hide,so the gang must find her before her appendix fails her for good.

Season 3, Episode 11: Take My Plants, Please

13 December 1977
The girls take up the odd job of selling house plants door to door,after getting laid off from Shotz. They run into an odd assortment of bizarre tenants who have varied reactions to their sales pitch.

Season 3, Episode 12: New Year's Eve 1960

27 December 1977
It's New Years Eve 1959 and 1960 is shortly due. In the final hours,Laverne's date cancels,Shirley's sick and Lenny and Squiggy have a special plan for midnight outside the apartment building. Will Laverne leave the '50s in tears or cheers?

Season 3, Episode 13: The Mortician

10 January 1978
Laverne finds an unknown man attractive. Following him to his workplace she finds out he's a mortician. She tries to get close by having Shirley fake that she's doomed. Will he feel closer to Laverne for this or horribly offended?

Season 3, Episode 14: The Horse Show

17 January 1978
Shirley's rescues a white horse. The owner wants to send it to the glue factory but Shirley seeks him a happy home. She gets Edna in trouble with a health inspector for having him in the apt. Will it be greener pastures for Buttercup?

Season 3, Episode 15: The Slow Child

24 January 1978
Laverne and Shirley get reacquainted with Miss Babish's mentally challenged daughter, Amy, who's visiting from her special school. Lenny meets Amy and immediately comes to like her, despite people's protests about what's best for Amy.

Season 3, Episode 16: The Second Almost Annual Shotz Talent Show

31 January 1978
The girls must book acts for the annual talent show for the brewery... but must also find 'something' for the seemingly untalented and clumsy son of Mr. Shotz to do. Will he make the Shotz spotlight or make a monkey out of himself?

Season 3, Episode 17: The Dentist

7 February 1978
Laverne busts a tooth but wont see a dentist. Shirley suggests her student dentist cousin Mikey. Laverne's hates the idea. Mikey has flunked before. Shirley gets her okay but once in the chair will Laverne truly feel safe in Mikey's hands?

Season 3, Episode 18: Bus Stop

14 February 1978
Traveling to another city by bus for a blind date,the girls end up being ditched by 2 medical students who don't find them attractive. Leaving the girls stranded overnight with no way home for over 12 hours.

Season 3, Episode 19: The Driving Test

21 February 1978
Laverne and Shirley try to help Squiggy study to ace his written exam for his driving test or else he'll lose his job as a Shotz truck driver.

Season 3, Episode 20: The Obstacle Course

28 February 1978
Laverne's cop boyfriend is running an obstacle course for the Ladies Auxiliary Milwaukee Police program and Shirley signs up to try it despite a history of poor athletics.

Season 3, Episode 21: The Debutante Ball

9 May 1978
Laverne attends a Debutante Ball with Lenny when it's found out he's 89th in line to be a duke on the Polish throne.

Season 3, Episode 22: 2001: A Comedy Odyssey

16 May 1978
A dream episode about the girls as 80-year-old women in the year 2017. They are so desperate to be married at any cost, finally agree to marry Lenny and Squiggy - or will they?

Season 3, Episode 23: The Dance Studio

23 May 1978
Carmine wants to own the dance studio he works at,by trying to get a financial backer. The girls,plus Lenny & Squiggy try to help in their own way but it may be out of step,in helping his chances.

Season 3, Episode 24: Breaking Up and Making Up: Edna & Frank

30 May 1978
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.

Season 4

Season 4, Episode 1: Festival: Part 1

5 September 1978
Laverne, Shirley, Frank and Edna travel to New York to visit Frank's mother and attend a street festival; they are joined there by Lenny and Squiggy (who hitchhiked).

Season 4, Episode 2: Festival: Part 2

5 September 1978
Laverne, Shirley, Frank, Edna, Lenny, and Squiggy continue their visit to New York, and Frank wants to win a trip to Italy for his mother by winning the Greased Pole competition.

Season 4, Episode 3: Playing the Roxy

19 September 1978
Shirley's read of stripper Roxy LaToure. Her later fall down the steps and head blow,cause her to become Roxy. Len and Squig take advantage,hiring her to 'dance' at a Teamsters party. Laverne must save Shirley's honor before all's revealed.

Season 4, Episode 4: The Robbery

26 September 1978
Laverne's new man Jake is exciting, but that excitement turns to danger when he forces her to help rob a store. Shaken up, she begs Shirley to help rid her of him. Jake won't have it, but can they get him to surrender to police?

Season 4, Episode 5: The Quiz Show

10 October 1978
TV game show "Be Silly for Dollars" comes to Milaukee. Len, Squig and the girls are chosen as contestants. The boys are happy, winning a salami, but the girls perform zany stunts to win the grand prize from "The World Of Luxury".

Season 4, Episode 6: Laverne & Shirley Go to Night School

17 October 1978
Shirley takes up a night school Medical Assistance class. Laverne joins her too. One Professor Wilner makes learning tough for Laverne,so she walks out,as he says she's unteachable. Will Shirley help Laverne bone up and pass the class?

Season 4, Episode 7: A Date with Eraserhead

24 October 1978
The only date,a blind one at that,Shirley finds to make Carmine jealous,is with a former classmate known as Eraserhead. An already balding,chubby and weird guy. Is it really worth it to get even with Carmine for dating another?

Season 4, Episode 8: The Bully Show

31 October 1978
A bully that works with Lenny and Squiggy is always pushing them around. He gets them to set him up with Laverne, but he has only one thing on his mind. Will the guys step aside or stand up to him and save Laverne?

Season 4, Episode 9: A Visit to the Cemetery

14 November 1978
Frank and Laverne are fighting,due to her refusal to visit the cemetery,to honor her late mother on her birthday. It's later discovered her reasons for not attending,go emotionally deeper than just not liking cemeteries.

Season 4, Episode 10: Chorus Line

21 November 1978
Despite her Pop's doubts,Laverne and Carmine travel to Chicago to tryout for the musical West Side Story. Carmine teaches her the steps and moves but will Laverne's audition run as smooth?

Season 4, Episode 11: Laverne and Shirley Move In

28 November 1978
The girls tell Edna about the time they planned to move into their apartment after high school. Also telling how a call from Shirley's mom & Frank DeFazio refusing to let Laverne leave home,almost broke up their friendship.

Season 4, Episode 12: Dinner for Four

5 December 1978
The girls think they've hit the dating jackpot when they get asked to cook dinner for 2 good looking men. However they're in for 2 big surprises at the men's apartment.

Season 4, Episode 13: It's a Dog's Life

12 December 1978
Shirley befriends a German Shepard at the kennel,when its abusive owner claims he's a mad dog. Finding out all unadopted and unclaimed dogs are put to sleep,she and Laverne have a sit in. Can their efforts save him and all the other dogs?

Season 4, Episode 14: O Come All Ye Bums

19 December 1978
Frank DeFazio loses some of his Christmas spirit when he has to cancel his yearly gathering for the homeless and poor. The girls and friends step in to help him keep the holiday meaningful for the less fortunate.

Season 4, Episode 15: Who's Papa?

16 January 1979
Shirley and her brother think she's adopted,as she doesn't resemble any Feeneys. Later at the hospital where Shirley was born,the girls try to get the truth by accessing a private file room in disguise. Is Shirley not a true Feeney female?

Season 4, Episode 16: The Third Annual Shotz Talent Show

30 January 1979
Surprisingly,Mr. Shotz,puts Lenny and Squiggy in charge of lining up talent for his annual show. The boys go 'power mad',turning down over half that audition. Can the girls cut the strings on these puppet rulers and help the show go on?

Season 4, Episode 17: Supermarket Sweep

6 February 1979
As Shirley goes back for a grocery item,Laverne's at the check out line,winning a shopping spree. Shirley feels jealous of her but soon Laverne sees she's forgotten her friend. The two then team up for an all out 5 minute,Supermarket Sweep.

Season 4, Episode 18: Lenny's Crush

13 February 1979
Laverne shows Lenny a kindness and then gives him a kiss. Lenny now feels he loves her and she's now his. No one can get through to him that this isn't the case but Laverne hopes to let him down easy without completely breaking his heart.

Season 4, Episode 19: Fire Show

20 February 1979
A small fire in the girls bedroom becomes the start of a rift between them. Both girls become smitten with one of the handsome firemen that show up. Who will warm his heart and whose hopes will be extinguished?

Season 4, Episode 20: Squiggy in Love

27 February 1979
All are baffled by a woman's interest in Squiggy as a boyfriend. He loves her like crazy. She's able to make her every whim his command. Can Squiggy be woken up to see she's only using him?

Season 4, Episode 21: Feminine Mistake

6 March 1979
Laverne wants Joey to like her more, but he treats her like one of the guys. Offended, she asks Shirley to help her look and act more 'girly and feminine'. Will pal Joey like the new and 'lighter' Laverne?

Season 4, Episode 22: The Tenants Are Revolting

13 March 1979
The girls contact a building inspector to help Edna fix all the problems in their building. ...but Enda's later mad at them. She's got a short time to get up to code or face a huge fine. Will Edna abandon the girls and tenants in her anger?

Season 4, Episode 23: There's a Spy in My Beer

8 May 1979
A new male employee at Shotz arouses Laverne's suspicion as she catches him committing corporate espionage. No one, even Shirley, believes her story. Can she get her friend back on her side and foil the plans of "the man in green?"

Season 4, Episode 24: Shirley and the Older Man

15 May 1979
Shirley starts seeing an older rich gentleman. His snobby family thinks that she only wants his money and couldn't possibly like him for any other reason. Will they let her prove she not a gold digger or simply stand on their assumptions?

Season 5

Season 5, Episode 1: Shotgun Wedding: Part 2

13 September 1979
09/13/79 : After Pt. 1 on Happy Days aired that night as the conclusion to the tale of Fonzie & Richie's attempt to back out of marrying the farmer's daughters. Laverne & Shirley to the rescue.

Season 5, Episode 2: One Heckuva Note

20 September 1979
Shirley cleans behind the stove & finds what looks like a note from Carmine to Laverne. Thanks for a 'special night'. Laverne says something happened when Shirl was away 3 years ago. What went on between Laverne D. & Ragusa,C.?

Season 5, Episode 3: Fat City Holiday

27 September 1979
To get a free vacation,the girls apply to be counselors at a 'fat farm'. A nasty female trainer named Bambi,wants the jobs for her sisters & takes revenge by giving the two harsh tests of will power against eating. It's do or diet.

Season 5, Episode 4: Upstairs, Downstairs

4 October 1979
A phone co. check is sent in error to the girls. Laverne's for keeping it but Shirley says it's wrong. Warning Laverne it could mean trouble. Later,both have separate dreams of paradise & purgatory,the results of the choice that was made.

Season 5, Episode 5: What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor?

18 October 1979
Shirley's sailor brother Michael returns but he's not the Michael Shirley knows. He's developed a drinking problem. He denies he's an alcoholic & just likes to have fun but Shirley's determined to bust him out from the bottle.

Season 5, Episode 6: You've Pushed Me Too Far

25 October 1979
A fight between Lenny & Squiggy boils over & Lenny falls out of the top floor window and into the alley. Lenny gets no respect and now gets no apology from Squig,so he ends their friendship. Can the others reconcile the gruesome twosome?

Season 5, Episode 7: The Wedding

1 November 1979
Frank DeFazio,in his own unusual way,proposes to Edna after seeing her for sometime. She accepts and Laverne is happy to welcome Edna to the family. ..but now the race is on to plan the ceremony & find a church due to Frank's forgetfulness.

Season 5, Episode 8: Bad Girls

8 November 1979
The girls realize things have changed in their old club "The Angora Debs",when they take Edna's niece Vicki join. Finding that it's become a gang of trouble making teen-age girls. Can the girls save Vicki and the old Deb spirit as well?

Season 5, Episode 9: We're in the Army, Now: Part 1

15 November 1979
Denied promotions at work, the girls resign and join the army, expecting a new level of respect. The boot camp Sgt. is nice but when assignments are given,they get Sgt. Plout. A regular Army woman. Was joining the military a major mistake?

Penny Marshall ... Laverne DeFazio

Cindy Williams ... Shirley Feeney

Betty Garrett ... Edna Babish DeFazio

David L. Lander ... Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman

Michael McKean ... Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski

Eddie Mekka ... Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa

Phil Foster ... Frank DeFazio
Susan Barnes ... Blue Team
Janet Brady ... Red Team
Jadie David ... Red Team
Jeannie Epper ... Red Team

Donna Garrett ... Red Team
Doris Hess ... Sergeant Shannon

Vicki Lawrence ... Sgt. Alvinia T. Plout
Joie Magidow ... Blue Team
Paula Marie Moody ... Blue Team (as Paula Moody)
Beth Nufer ... Red Team
Julie Payne ... Colonel Turner
Frances Peach ... Red Team
Ruth Silveira ... Blue Team
Diane Sommerfield ... Blue Team
Carol Ann Williams ... Blue Team (as Carol-Ann Williams)

Season 5, Episode 10: We're in the Army, Now: Part 2

15 November 1979
The girls see the army's not for them & want out,when assigned to a dangerous mission. The boys' idea to go AWOL makes no horse sense,so the girls decide on taking leave of their own senses. Will Alvinia believe their manias?

Season 5, Episode 11: Take Two, They're Small

22 November 1979
The girls okay a blind date,set up by Lenny & Squiggy. Later, when the men arrive, they're two 'little people', which gets them laughed at by two mean girls from work at the roller rink. It's a case of stand tall or a short roller brawl.

Season 5, Episode 12: The Fourth Annual Shotz Talent Show

6 December 1979
Mr. Shotz wants a patriotic theme for his annual talent show. The girls and their players must make this happen but still want to make a show that will,in the end,rock Mr. Shotz's demanding role.

Season 5, Episode 13: Testing, Testing

13 December 1979
Laverne,Shirley,Lenny & Squiggy become justifiably paranoid,when Mr. Shotz orders employees to a mandatory visit with a psychiatrist. Is the good doctor there to help Mr. Shotz terminate or simply to evaluate?

Season 5, Episode 14: Not Quite South of the Border

7 January 1980
A too good to be true, inexpensive vacation to "Neir", Mexico proves to be just so when the girls get a room with a wall missing. Plus many other deceptive practices foisted on them & other guests by the hotel's deceitful owner.

Season 5, Episode 15: You Oughta Be in Pictures

14 January 1980
With a movie about to be filmed in Milwaukee, the excited girls try out for parts and land the leading roles. Of course, they are not so thrilled when they get the real scoop on the film and their parts.

Season 5, Episode 16: The Beatnik Show

21 January 1980
A visit to a local beatnik coffeehouse does not impress Laverne much but Shirley's enamored of the culture and soon is dressing,speaking and acting like a beatnik herself. Can Laverne sway her friend back from the lure of the beat scene ?

Season 5, Episode 17: The Right to Light

28 January 1980
A power company clerk is mean,when the girls complain of bogus charges on their bill. So,they to stage a protest & chain themselves to the co.'s new computer. However,a far angrier customer has an even more explosive protest in mind.

Season 5, Episode 18: Why Did the Fireman...

4 February 1980
Laverne is in deep denial when she learns that her boyfriend, a firefighter with the Milwaukee Fire Department, is killed fighting an apartment blaze.

Season 5, Episode 19: The Collector

11 February 1980
In need of better and faster income,Carmine compromises his principles and becomes a debt collector for a local loan shark. The girls find out and do all possible to save him and return him to his lovable self.

Season 5, Episode 20: Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 1

26 February 1980
While on a train heading to Canada,the girls end up in the middle of espionage & murder,after an injured man comes to them,warning,"Beware of the bald man" and expiring. Who is the bald man and will the girls escape certain danger?

Season 5, Episode 21: Murder on the Moose Jaw Express: Part 2

4 March 1980
Pt. 2 - Laverne sees Shirley is missing,Lenny & Squiggy attempt a rescue and no bald man on the train is above suspicion. Laverne realizes she needs to out the villain & confront him. Will the Laverne,Shirley,Lenny and Suiggy survive?

Season 5, Episode 22: The Survival Test

11 March 1980
Being in the army reserves puts the girls to the test when Sgt. Plout takes them on a survival test. Far from the comforts of home. Their lone competitor is a soldier, who feels girls couldn't possibly 'rough it' or defeat him.

Season 5, Episode 23: The Duke of Squigman

25 March 1980
Squiggy is a sleepwalker. Not just walking but, seemingly awake, he becomes "The Duke Of Squigman" and Lenny must protect him then. It's decided, Squig needs a therapist to find the deeper reasons for his subconscious persona.

Season 5, Episode 24: Antonio, the Amazing

1 April 1980
Laverne's distant Italian cousin, Antonio, comes to the U.S. seeking his fortune. Trouble is, he's not good at many things, getting fired from his first job. Will the girls help him grin and bear it and find his place in his new land?

Season 5, Episode 25: The Diner

6 May 1980
Lenny and Squiggy come into some money and invest in a run-down diner. Their ideas about food service bring no business, so they hand it over to the girls. The ladies spark success but could get burned by their own ambitions.

Season 5, Episode 26: Separate Tables

13 May 1980
To help Laverne fight a phobia of doing things alone,Shirley comes up with the idea of Laverne dining alone for a full evening in a Chinese Restaurant. Hopefully the owner & the entertainment will help her forget her solitude.

Season 6

Season 6, Episode 1: Not Quite New York

18 November 1980
The girls have worked for Shotz 8 years. Now,they & all others in the bottle cap dept. are cut loose. They've been replaced by a machine. With nothing to lose,the girls decide to join Frank & Edna in Burbank,CA and say goodbye to Miluakee.

Season 6, Episode 2: Welcome to Burbank

25 November 1980
Lenny & Squiggy drive the girls to Burbank in an old ice cream truck. The girls enter and set up their new apt. Soon,they meet their new neighbors and are quickly shook up at California ways. Will they adapt or head on back?

Season 6, Episode 3: Studio City

2 December 1980
The girls find out about auditions for a new Troy Donahue film. Upon arrival it turns out the studio's seeking stunt women. The girls go for it,only to discover Troy's not in their scene. Is there still hope to meet their movie idol?

Season 6, Episode 4: Grand Opening

9 December 1980
Shirley's working,Laverne isn't and Shirley's paying all the bills. Also,Cowboy Bill's is opening and Sonny & LaVerne were to do a stunt. He gets hurt,so it's Shirley who ends up throwing knives at Laverne. Is she really "this" mad at her?

Season 6, Episode 5: Candy Is Dandy

16 December 1980
The girls land a full time job working in Bardwell's dept. store, gift wrapping. 1st task? Wrap boxes of candy. Laverne eats some, unaware they contain Rum. She ends up out of it & Shirley's in a panic. Will their new boss give them the toss?

Season 6, Episode 6: The Dating Game

30 December 1980
The girls fail to get on The Dating Game but Lenny & Squiggy(somehow)get chosen by host Jim Lange. The boys turn the show upside down with their crazy antics and answers. Can they still rate winning a date?

Season 6, Episode 7: The Other Woman

6 January 1981
Shirley dates a Dr. estranged from his wife. While watching his son at Cowboy Bill's,Laverne meets her. She's almost Shirley's twin. Shirley meets her later and now sees herself as a substitute. Which lady's heart will break in the end?

Season 6, Episode 8: The Road to Burbank

13 January 1981
A hotel in Nevada is suing for room damages caused by Laverne & Shirley and the boys,while en route to California. Both say it's the others' fault and both tell different versions of what went down. Who's truly guilty here?

Season 6, Episode 9: Born Too Late

27 January 1981
Lenny & Squiggy attend a silent movie show. They like how the guy gets the girl. Failing to do so at Frank's restaurant. They discuss how the "leading man" could be used to their advantage. Shown in "silent films" starring them.

Season 6, Episode 10: Love Out the Window

3 February 1981
Laverne loves stuntman Sonny but fears losing him,if a stunt fails. Shirley tells Sonny. He quits to sell insurance,giving Laverne less to worry about. Seeing later,that he's now unhappy,Laverne plots to get him back where he belongs.

Season 6, Episode 11: Malibu Mansion

10 February 1981
Cowboy Bill (who gave Frank his franchise) hires the girls to house sit his seaside Malibu home. After he leaves,Laverne gets the not so bright idea to throw a beach party, inviting all - and inviting a storm of trouble.

Season 6, Episode 12: To Tell the Truth

17 February 1981
On a rainy night,Rhonda brings over a game called "Truth" for the girls and their friends to play. Players must reply honestly but the sharp arrows of truth trigger a night of verbal fights between all.

Season 6, Episode 13: I Do, I Do

24 February 1981
The girls meet 2 British band mates,who take them to a Hollywood party. In attempt avoid drug use going on,they eat "brownies" instead. The end result causes them to agree to marry the two,who'll pay less taxes by having wives.

Season 6, Episode 14: But Seriously, Folks

3 March 1981
Carmine decides to take a shot at stand up comedy but when his act almost fails,he decides to make jokes at his friends expense. Ultimately making them feel humiliated. Will Carmine cut it out carry on carelessly?

Season 6, Episode 15: The Bardwell Caper: Part 1

10 March 1981
Passed over for a raise,Shirley pens a note to the boss. Laverne signs,adding an insult & it gets sent. Later,he informs them they did get it. Now the girls must execute "Mission:Impossible" to retrieve the nasty note. Make no mistake.

Season 6, Episode 16: The Bardwell Caper: Part 2

17 March 1981
In part two,with help from Carmine & the boys...the girls put their 'perfect' plan into action. Things quickly unfold into clock-like confusion. Will they nab the note & save their jobs before Mr. Bardwell's arrival?

Season 6, Episode 17: High Priced Dates

7 April 1981
Rhonda gets the girls a date with 2 big spenders. Later the 2 men try to 'cash in' and make a play for them. The girls stop them cold but wonder later if they over-reacted. Do they owe the guys more because they spent so much?

Season 6, Episode 18: Fifth Anniversary

14 April 1981
Edna & all think Frank has forgotten his 5th wedding anniversary,making Edna furious. The girls & the guys play peacemaker for the two and have an anniversary party in the couple's unstable trailer home.

Season 6, Episode 19: Out, Out Damn Plout

5 May 1981
Sgt. Alvinia Plout has gone AWOL. A General she loved,broke her heart. She hides at the girl's place & takes a job as a lounge singer. All while M.P.'s trail her. The girls must think fast to save their former Sarge from a court-martial.

Season 6, Episode 20: Laverne's Broken Leg

12 May 1981
Laverne,after breaking her leg,feels like a burden to others. She also feels self pity. Wishing out-loud she was never born,a guardian angel appears,showing her what friends & her father would be like if she hadn't existed.

Season 6, Episode 21: Sing, Sing, Sing

19 May 1981
Carmine & Shirley perform a beautiful duet at Cowboy Bill's. Laverne too,wants to sing as pretty a song as they did. Carmine gives her voice lessons and Lenny also tries to help. ...but it just may be Squiggy has the real answer for her.

Season 6, Episode 22: Child's Play

26 May 1981
Shirley's new play is a wild take,on Mother Goose. Her friends in lead roles. Enter a Broadway Impresario wanting a preview. Giving Lenny & Squiggy an address to the theatre,they promptly lose it. Is it onto Broadway? Or off the deep end?

Season 7

Season 7, Episode 1: The Most Important Day Ever

13 October 1981
The wives of a Latvian acrobat group see the girls alone with their men and then quit the act. Which Lenny & Squiggy had booked on TV's "Hollywood Palace". The girls decide to apologize by taking their place,but may regret their move later.

Season 7, Episode 2: It Only Hurts When I Breathe

27 October 1981
News of a high school reunion sparks memories for the girls but also sparks a childish arm punching contest, with Shirley accidentally breaking Laverne's jaw - but it's more than just that pain the girls have to face though.

Season 7, Episode 3: I Wonder What Became of Sal?

3 November 1981
10 years after Laverne & sailor Sal Malina,broke off their engagement,he shows up in Burbank. Certain their being more mature will make a difference. Will love finally bloom for two & lead to I do?

Season 7, Episode 4: Young at Heart

10 November 1981
Shirley discovers her date's only 19 when he's carded for beer at Cowboy Bill's. She tries to end it there, but he still wants date number 2 at a frat party. She gets Laverne a date, too but can these 1950's gals keep up with the young '60's party crowd?

Season 7, Episode 5: The Defiant One

17 November 1981
Shirley's unwittingly swept up at a foiled bank robbery scene,as police mistake her for a gang member. Cuffed to their tall but very dim leader,she's now on the lam when he makes a break for it. Can she outwit this nit-wit and get away?

Season 7, Episode 6: Night at the Awards

24 November 1981
The "Squignowsi Talent Agency" duo of Len & Squig decide to crash the 'Golden Circle' Awards,on 'live' TV,in an effort to talk to female actress Joey Heatherton and have her read their new screenplay,hoping she'll star in it.

Season 7, Episode 7: Some Enchanted Earring

1 December 1981
Frank visits Laverne,his late wife's earrings in hand. She thinks they'll be hers, but it'll be Edna his 2nd wife. Borrowing them for a 'car date', she later finds one missing. Enlisting Shirley's help to save the precious heirloom.

Season 7, Episode 8: Moving In

8 December 1981
Laverne says yes to her boyfriend about living together & Shirley must keep Frank from finding out. Later,Laverne starts to doubt the arrangement. Is it together forever in love or just for fun?

Season 7, Episode 9: Friendly Persuasion

15 December 1981
X-mas '66. Charles Grodin's cousin is Bardwell's Manager. Charles bets him that nice,not bossy,always pays. Laverne's sure he wants a date,Shirley thinks he wants her job. Later at the apt. his lecture to the gang,is met with suspicion.

Season 7, Episode 10: I Do, I Don't

5 January 1982
When a couple's wedding plans go sour,still single-gal Shirley takes advantage of the paid for package and practically railroads Carmine into proposing marriage. Question is,will he choose to make there on time to wed his "Angel Face"?

Season 7, Episode 11: Life Is the Tar Pits

12 January 1982
Lenny meets up with student & archaeology major Karen at The LaBrea Tar Pits. They hit it off well together but Squiggy is jealous and resentful of Karen. He may try to bust up their romance. Will it be good-bye Lenny or good-bye Karen?

Season 7, Episode 12: Watch the Fur Fly

19 January 1982
After Shirley,scolds Rhonda for wearing fur,the girls go to a party with foreign guests. Laverne boasts speaking 7 languages & Shirley says nothing when she finds out her date is a furrier - and how long will this charade last?

Season 7, Episode 13: Rocky Ragu

26 January 1982
Rhonda & Carmine are up for parts in life story of boxer Rocky Manicotti. Carmine however is up against a real boxer and must hone his boxing skills once again,as well as his acting. Will the Big Ragu deliver a knockout performance?

Season 7, Episode 14: Star Peepers

2 February 1982
A famous singer insults the girls at work & they vow to get even with him. Deciding to get a scandal on him in the tabloid Peeper Scooper. The editor's ideas might give them 2nd thoughts. Will they really make it curtains for the crooner?

Penny Marshall ... Laverne DeFazio

Cindy Williams ... Shirley Feeney

Leslie Easterbrook ... Rhonda Lee
Frank Alesia ... Marty

Harry Shearer ... Tidmore

Harry Dean Stanton ... Johnny Velvet
Richard Martini ... Guido America (uncredited)

Leoda Richards ... Annoyed Customer (uncredited)

Season 7, Episode 15: An Affair to Forget

9 February 1982
Laverne's crazy about her new guy but discovers the hard way that he's married. When his wife appears on the scene at a restaurant where they're dining,he goes one step too far to hide Laverne from her.

Season 7, Episode 16: Whatever Happened to the Class of '56?

16 February 1982
The girls & Carmine fly to Miluakee for a Class Of '56 reunion. Only to find out that Lenny & Squiggy wrote a letter. The girls are hot new movie stars and Carmine's a Vegas sensation. Will they fess up to their peers or keep it a secret?

Season 7, Episode 17: Ski Show

23 February 1982
The L.A. singles bar scene is a no-go for the girls and they decide to try their luck at a ski resort. Literally getting their "high hopes" for romance just a little too high for their own good.

Season 7, Episode 18: Helmut Weekend

2 March 1982
Squiggy's con-artist dad left him when he was age 9. Now he shows up 20 years later hoping to reconnect. Squiggy wonders if will he really make up for lost time or ditch him again at age 29?

Season 7, Episode 19: That's Entertainment

9 March 1982
Frank & Carmine have an all out debate about whose generation's music and movies are better. The comparisons are shown in entertaining performances by the cast members.

Season 7, Episode 20: Lightning Man

16 March 1982
Carmine's hit by lightning and it gives him the delusion he's now invulnerable to anything. Squiggy sees dollar signs and dubs him "Lightning Man". Signing Carmine up for dangerous stunts. Will these two see they're crossing dangerous wires?

Season 7, Episode 21: Crime Isn't Pretty

4 May 1982
A burglar has been breaking in and stealing select items from the girls' place while they're at work. Frank & Carmine decide to help by setting up special traps to catch the culprit in the act.

Season 7, Episode 22: Perfidy in Blue

11 May 1982
Shirley's lost or misplaced Laverne's favorite blue purse. Afraid to tell her,Shirley lies about where it may be. Later,Shirley goes to bed and dreams of Laverne & an evil mystery movie type family's attempt to do her in,for lying.

Season 8

Season 8, Episode 1: The Mummy's Bride

28 September 1982
In mid-1967, Shirley met and dated Walter Meeney, a medic. He's now proposed, but his hospital stay and being on hold for active duty speeds up the wedding date. All her friends 'scrub up' to help her become Shirley Feeney Meeney in his ward.

Season 8, Episode 2: Window on Main Street

12 October 1982
A "home of the future",is what Shirley & Laverne must live in and demonstrate at Bardwell's. A hypnotist cures Laverne of being shut in but he called her 'chicken',while both were under and they end up acting so in the window later.

Season 8, Episode 3: The Note

19 October 1982
Laverne & Carmine return with 1st prize,a crib,from a dance contest. Only to find Shirley & her things gone. Laverne finds a short farewell note. Making her hurt that Shirley didn't do so in person,after living together for 11 years.

Season 8, Episode 4: Lost in Spacesuits

26 October 1982
Chuck and Laverne test a new anti-gravity space suit close to quitting time but then,she can;t get out of it. She & Chuck make it back to her place and must get the suit off and returned or else face the Govt. as traitors.

Season 8, Episode 5: The Playboy Show

9 November 1982
When Rhonda asks Laverne to pick up a job application for her at the local Playboy Bunny Club, it's Laverne who gets the job offer, and accepts the job against her father's wishes.

Season 8, Episode 6: Death Row: Part 1

16 November 1982
60s radicals pick Laverne,to help heist her local bank & the girl 'Sheba' wins her friendship. Laverne wises up too late as the plan fails. The gals give fake names,that are actually on a 'most wanted' list. Sending them to state prison.

Season 8, Episode 7: Death Row: Part 2

23 November 1982
Sheba & Laverne are still in prison,mistaken for 'Smith & Jones' The good news? Lenny & Squiggy visit there and spot Laverne. She sends them back in a hurry to get help from Frank and his army buddy judge,to save them before it's too late.

Season 8, Episode 8: Jinxed

30 November 1982
Tossing out a chain-letter seems to bring Laverne and those around bad luck. So much so,they enlist the help of a Gypsy Spiritualist to try and remove the hex from her.

Season 8, Episode 9: Of Mice and Men

7 December 1982
Lavere's new guy "Wheezer" feels like a wimp after he cannot help protect her and Carmine's date from two jerks. Laverne gets her Pop's help,in an idea meant to help Wheezer find his confidence. Will it be fight or flee?

Season 8, Episode 10: The Gymnast

14 December 1982
A once famous gymnast takes a shine to Laverne but Laverne sees a glaring truth (and danger) that she may be just a replacement for his former love and partner, whose picture she finds at his place.

Season 8, Episode 11: The Monastery Show

4 January 1983
Needing a much needed retreat, Laverne goes to a convent for a retreat but she can not get used to the nuns vow of silence.

Season 8, Episode 12: Defective Ballet

11 January 1983
Two Russian ballet dancers (one a twin for Squiggy),try to defect to the U.S. The KGB mistakes Squig for the dancer and threaten his life. It's up to Laverne & a handsome male ballet dancer to rescue him and help the other two escape.

Season 8, Episode 13: The Baby Show

18 January 1983
Sgt. Plout has been discharged from the Army for getting pregnant. She gets Lavere's help, as she's single with no career now. The two team up to win a "mother to be" contest to win baby supplies for her on the way infant.

Season 8, Episode 14: The Rock and Roll Show

25 January 1983
Impressed by Chuck's chops on the harmonica,Laverne advises him to start a band. He does so with his co-workers from the Aero-Space Factory. With Laverne's help,can these misfits of science become a '60s rock & roll "mod" squad?

Season 8, Episode 15: The Fashion Show

1 February 1983
Laverne gets jealous of the models her fashion photographer boyfriend works with. So much so,she nearly end up sabotaging a media covered fashion show,by strutting out onstage herself,to keep an eye on him.

Penny Marshall ... Laverne DeFazio

Phil Foster ... Frank DeFazio
Robert Arcaro ... Guard

Larry Breeding ... Mike Bailey

Anjelica Huston ... Miss Paris

Joanna Kerns ... Monique
Kit McDonough ... Speaker

Michael Pataki ... Mr. Dressner
Mary Watson ... Miss Rio De Janeiro

Season 8, Episode 16: Short on Time

8 February 1983
Frank asks Laverne's help regarding wife Edna. Laverne's too busy. Rhonda and Chuck both ask for her time & help. Leaving her Pop with Chuck's chimp,to attend The Spinners concert,will she later see her dad needs her to be there for him?

Season 8, Episode 17: The Ghost Story

15 February 1983
When the ghost of a former Olympian haunts her apt. ,Laverne and friends hold the craziest séance ever to make contact. Actually getting rid of the ghost proves to a race to the finish.

Season 8, Episode 18: Please Don't Feed the Buzzards

22 February 1983
Len & Squig pay for an old suitcase and find a treasure map inside. Their secret reaches Frank & Carmine & the 4 men bare California's desert heat to seek riches. Will they survive long enough to find and enjoy it?

Season 8, Episode 19: How's Your Sister?

1 March 1983
Squig's sister Squendolyn visits & he pays Carmine,$100 to keep her busy. She loves Mr. Ragu but her looks put him off. At party they attend together, women hit on him but,he must say no. Can he make her see they're not a match?

Season 8, Episode 20: Do the Carmine

15 March 1983
Attempting to become a singer, Carmine writes & records a very catchy dance song that catches fire but the lyrics burn the ears of 1960s, almost militant, censorship.

Season 8, Episode 21: Councilman DeFazio

3 May 1983
Frank decides to run for a city councilman's position,when his restaurant ,Cowboy Bill's,is threatened to be closed up & torn down to make way for a high rise. Can Frank foil this foul political plot?

Season 8, Episode 22: Here Today, Hair Tomorrow

10 May 1983
Carmine's fed up with L.A. and his lack of success there as an entertainer and decided to go to New York,with financial help from friends and try out for a role in the musical "Hair".

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