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Laverne & Shirley (TV Series 1976–1983) Poster

(1976–1983)

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Remade as 

Spun-off from 

Happy Days (1974) (TV Series)
Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney of "Laverne & Shirley" are friends of Fonzie and are first seen in three episodes of "Happy Days": Happy Days: A Date with Fonzie (1975), Happy Days: Football Frolics (1976) and Happy Days: Fonzie the Superstar (1976).

Spin-off 

Laverne & Shirley in the Army (1981) (TV Series)
Laverne & Shirley with Special Guest Star the Fonz (1982) (TV Series)
Features animated versions of the Laverne & Shirley characters from "Laverne & Shirley".

Referenced in 

All in the Family: Archie's Brief Encounter: Part 3 (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Archie
Charlie's Angels: Angels in Chains (1976) (TV Episode)
Kelly refers to the female guards as Laverne and Shirley
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976) (TV Special)
Sheik: "I, who have single-handedly attacked Laverne and Shirley."
Battle of the Network Stars (1976) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #2.13 (1976) (TV Episode)
Theme tune sung in the TV themes medley
The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #2.17 (1977) (TV Episode)
mentioned by the two mannequins
Blansky's Beauties: Nancy Remembers Laverne (1977) (TV Episode)
Crossover episode featuring Laverne.
Saturday Night Live: Shelley Duvall/Joan Armatrading (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Video Vixens
Starsky and Hutch: Hutchinson for Murder One (1978) (TV Episode)
Starsky refers Simonetti and Dryden as Laverne and Shirley.
Mork & Mindy: Pilot (1978) (TV Episode)
Laverne De Fazio is featured in Mork's flashback to a previous visit to Earth when Fonzie tries to set Mork up with her.
Saturday Night Live: The Rolling Stones (1978) (TV Episode)
referenced by John Belushi during the monologue
Happy Days: Shotgun Wedding (1979) (TV Episode)
Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney appear in the first part of a two-part crossover with Happy Days (1974) that concludes on Laverne & Shirley: Shotgun Wedding: Part 2 (1979).
Mork & Mindy: The Mork Syndrome (1979) (TV Episode)
Mindy sings the theme song for the show.
Hollywood Harlots (1979)
A sign is displayed at the studio.
Mork & Mindy: Little Orphan Morkie (1980) (TV Episode)
Mork mentions the show.
Fame (1980)
Lianna (1983)
Lianna is told by Sheila when the television is on in her and Liz's flat and Lianna becomes upset to lighten up. It is just this.
Blue Thunder (1983)
mentioned in line of dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Michael McKean/Chaka Khan/The Folksmen (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Remington Steele: Breath of Steele (1984) (TV Episode)
Terri and Toni mention that they believe they can be the next Laverne and Shirley.
Perfect (1985)
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Keith Richards (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Jew, not a jew
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Untamed Youth (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Hey, it's Lenny and Squiggy's school."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Servo: There's Carmine Ragusa again.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. Megalon (1991) (TV Episode)
"Laverne and Shelly"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
Servo: Laverne? Joel and Crow: (as Lenny and Squiggy) Hello!
Where the Day Takes You (1991)
Mentioned in a line of dialogue.
The Ben Stiller Show: Pilot (1992) (TV Episode)
Eddie Munster recites lyrics from the "Laverne & Shirley" theme song.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Lenny and Squiggy join the navy."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers' Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Hey, there's Squiggy!"
The Critic: Eyes on the Prize (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions "Laverne" (Penny Marshall) as a current director
Witchcraft VI (1994) (Video)
Characters mention this TV show.
Friends: The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate (1994) (TV Episode)
Monica likens Joey and Chandler to Lenny and Squiggy,
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Code Name: Diamond Head (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Kind of looks like Squiggy now"
Friends: The One with Two Parts: Part 1 (1995) (TV Episode)
Ross asks Phoebe, "Do you wanna watch 'Laverne y Shirley'?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) (TV Episode)
"He watched George and Lenny." Tom: "and Squiggy"
Roseanne: The Fifties Show (1995) (TV Episode)
the embroidered 'J' on Jackie's shirt
MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special (1995) (TV Special)
Referenced by Tom
Friends: The One with the Bullies (1996) (TV Episode)
Monica says that if she takes the job at the 1950s-themed diner, one of the items on the menu she would have to cook is "Laverne & Curly-fries"
The Cable Guy (1996)
One of the fake names the Cable Guy uses is "The Big Ragu"
The Simpsons: Homer's Phobia (1997) (TV Episode)
The TV guide has this show on its cover and mentions it by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Thing That Couldn't Die (1997) (TV Episode)
"Looks like Carmine"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: The Medieval Squiggy.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Lenny and Squiggy: nuts"
The Simpsons: The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase (1997) (TV Episode)
This is one of the posters in the museum.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: There's something Laverne and Shirley-esque about all this.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Drinking Butt-ies (1997) (TV Episode)
They attempt to sing the theme song, though Beavis gets the lyrics confused with those of "Patience" by Guns N' Roses.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Horror of Party Beach (1997) (TV Episode)
"They're going to the Laverne DiFazio convention!"
MADtv: Episode #3.14 (1998) (TV Episode)
The Vancome lady calls two football players "Lenny and Squiggy"
Sister, Sister: The Laws (1998) (TV Episode)
Nominal reference
The Jamie Foxx Show: You Ain't Gotta Go Home, But... (1998) (TV Episode)
Francesca refers to Jamie and Braxton as the title characters
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Little White Lies (1998) (TV Episode)
Angie: "We're like Laverne and Shirley."
The Roseanne Show: Episode #1.33 (1998) (TV Episode)
Penny Marshall talks about the show.
Man of the Century (1999)
Johnny is talking about needing to stick together with his photographer, "...like steak and eggs," and his photographer says "like Laverne & Shirley," to which Johnny says, "Don't change the subject."
Boy Meets World: The Psychotic Episode (1999) (TV Episode)
Eric bites his fist like Lenny after seeing a beautiful woman.
Jackie's Back! (1999) (TV Movie)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hamlet (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: Now which one of you is Squiggy?
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Horrors of Spider Island (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: He's kind of an early Carmine Ragusa.
Just Shoot Me!: Jack Gets Tough (1999) (TV Episode)
Robert Conrad: "I'll take big mouth, you take Laverne and Shirley."
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Undergrads: Roommates (2001) (TV Episode)
Gimpy ends up getting lunchbox of the show in an online auction, against his will
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Will Ferrell's character mention the show
Saturday Night Live: Seann William Scott/Sum41 (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on The How Do You Say? Ah Yes, Show
The Simpsons: Helter Shelter (2002) (TV Episode)
Squiggy is brought in to boost the ratings, and Lisa wonders why.
The West Wing: Privateers (2003) (TV Episode)
Donna mentions the show during a conversation with Josh.
I Love the '70s (2003) (TV Series)
Wonderland (2003)
In montage of TV Guide listings
Law & Order: Bounty (2003) (TV Episode)
Randall Dworkin refers to the series.
That '70s Show: I'm Free (2003) (TV Episode)
The gang watch an episode of this series in Eric's basement.
Scrubs: My Fault (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mr. Corman
Joan of Arcadia: Vanity, Thy Name Is Human (2004) (TV Episode)
Joan tells Adam that she loves watching the series on TVLand.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is visible in a magazine article.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
At one point, Lily calls Mia's maids "Lenny" and "Squiggy", two characters from this television program.
Gilmore Girls: Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller (2004) (TV Episode)
Lorelai refers to Sookie as "Squiggy."
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (2004) (TV Movie)
Mentioned during Jew, not a jew
Scrubs: My Life in Four Cameras (2005) (TV Episode)
in J.D.'s quiz Kylie names "Laverne and Shirley" as "Happy Days" spin-off
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Mork & Mindy' (2005) (TV Movie)
lines refer to Marshall's other show
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
while in the thrift store, Tibby mentions that an outfit looks like something "Laverne DiFazio" would wear
South Park: Cartoon Wars: Part 1 (2006) (TV Episode)
cartman tells kyle how they cancelled one episode of laverne and shirley and succeeded in getting it pulled off the air
South Park: Cartoon Wars: Part 2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Cartman says "It's exactly what happenned to Laverne & Shirley"
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.207 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "TV Spin-Offs" category
Entourage: Crash and Burn (2006) (TV Episode)
Ari references "Laverne & Shirley" (1976) when talking to Penny Marshall in the parking lot
Gilmore Girls: Go, Bulldogs! (2006) (TV Episode)
Lorelai wants her and Chris's name tags to read "Laverne" and "Shirley".
My Name Is Earl: Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy (2007) (TV Episode)
Earl's gerbils are called Lenny and Squiggy.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
chuck calls the maid "the big ragu"
Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 (2007) (Video)
Twan calles Tina and Roxanne Laverne and Shirley
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
Dean mentiones a Laverne & Shirley marathon
Spring Breakdown (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday: Episode #2.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Suze Orman (Kristen Wiig) mentions that she and her partner dressed up as Laverne and Laverne's dad for Halloween.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.76 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Hit TV Shows in Other Words"
Parks and Recreation: Park Safety (2010) (TV Episode)
Ron explains the meaning of schlemiel and shlemazel
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.146 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "TV Shows by Characters"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.159 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Before & After"
The Big Bang Theory: The Spaghetti Catalyst (2010) (TV Episode)
The characters of Lenny & Squiggy are mentioned in the end credits "Chuck Lorre Productions, #285" card.
The Hard Times of RJ Berger: Lily Pad (2010) (TV Episode)
Coach Sinclair calls RJ and Miles Laverne and Shirley
30 Rock: 100: Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Kenneth says to Liz, "Let's walk together like Laverne and Shirley"
iCarly: iParty with Victorious (2011) (TV Episode)
Rex and Sam use the title as nicknames for each other
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.25 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the intro.
Nurse Jackie: One-Armed Jacks (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Zoey
NCIS: Gone (2012) (TV Episode)
Tony sings the L & S theme song to Ziva
Dragon Wasps (2012) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bob's Burgers: Tina-rannosaurus Wrecks (2012) (TV Episode)
LaVermin & Shirley
The Cleveland Show: Hustle 'N' Bros (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cleveland
Modern Family: A Fair to Remember (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Turkish I Spit on Your Grave (2013) (TV Episode)
"Turkish Lenny and Squiggy are an odd choice for villainous sidekicks."
The Cinema Snob: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (2014) (TV Episode)
"Lenny and Squiggy."
Supernatural: Road Trip (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Crowley
Orange Is the New Black: Comic Sans (2014) (TV Episode)
Squiggy mentioned
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 July 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
theme song played
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) (TV Movie)
Dustin hopes that Zack and Screech will become a classic comedy team like Lenny and Squiggy.
A to Z: E Is for Ectoplasm (2014) (TV Episode)
The two female leads dress as Laverne & Shirley; the outside of the seasons 5-8 apartment is shown and reference made to it being from the series

Featured in 

Friends: The One with Two Parts: Part 1 (1995) (TV Episode)
The friends watch the introduction in Spanish.
Intimate Portrait: Cindy Williams (2001) (TV Episode)
Big Trouble (2002)
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV Special)
Showing Sitcom
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
shows it when talking about Garry Marshall
Happy Days: 30th Anniversary Reunion (2005) (TV Movie)
Shows clips from the series
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 22 May 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Various clips of this TV show are featured during the segment with Ed Marinaro.
20 to 1: All Time Favourite TV Themes (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Making Our Dreams Come True.
TV's Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by the Paley Center for Media (2012) (TV Movie)
Laverne De Fazio & Shirley Feeney are #28.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.63 (2014) (TV Episode)
A clip from the episode Feminine Mistake is played.

Spoofed in 

Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood (1979) (TV Movie)
Bosom Buddies: The Rewrite (1981) (TV Episode)
Buffy and Hildy skip into the hotel singing the "Laverne and Shirley" theme song.
Wayne's World (1992)
The Nanny: Val's Apartment (1995) (TV Episode)
Fran and Val move into a basement apartment and do the "Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!" bit.
Scary Movie (2000)
Principal 'Squiggy' Squiggman sounds and acts like Squiggy from L&S
Saturday Night Live: Kate Hudson/Radiohead (2000) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as Rabun To Shuri , the Japanese version
That '70s Show: Stone Cold Crazy (2005) (TV Episode)
The imaginary "Fez & Jackie Show" sequence is a parody on the opening sequence of "Laverne & Shirley".
Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) (TV Episode)
Peter's 80's television montage spoofs opening scenes various sitcoms, including this one.
Arthur: The Cherry Tree/Matchmaker, Matchbreaker (2009) (TV Episode)
Muffy and Francene's fantasy about being related
Laverne & Shirley XXX: A DreamZone Parody (2013) (Video)
Adult parody.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.15 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay has civilians reenact the show's opening credits
Sam & Cat: #SalmonCat (2013) (TV Episode)
Jennette and Ariana open the theme by mimicking the Penny & Cyndi's opening dance. Marshall and Williams' characters also live in "De Fazio Apartments" and "Feeney Villas" respectivley

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