Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983)
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Guilty Until Proven Not Innocent 

Laverne gets arrested for stealing.



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Episode cast overview:
Laverne DeFazio
Shirley Feeney
Edna Babish
Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman
Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski
Frank DeFazio
Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa
Jeannie Linero ...
John C. Moskoff ...
Store Detective (as John Moskoff)
Mr. Clark
Bo Kaprall ...
Officer Norman Hughes
Barbarao ...
Toni (as Barbara O. Jones)
Marilyn Redfield ...


Laverne wants a new dress to accompany Norman to the policeman's ball. Shirley drags Laverne to Carlisle's, an exclusive courturier. Laverne places her handbag on the counter to get a hankie; when she repacks her purse, Laverne accidentally puts a $75.00 scarf in with her own things. At the MPD jail, bail is $500.00, Norman cannot help and Laverne has to appear in a lineup. Mr. DeFazio and Carmine are out of town and no one else on the outside has $500.00. Can Shirley save the day? Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Family




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4 January 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is based on one of the basic legal principles of American justice: innocence until proved guilty. See more »

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The Swanky Hankie
31 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Laverne & Shirley go to a swanky boutique to browse, while looking at hankies Laverne accidentally puts one into her purse, and is caught by a security guard, and taken to jail. The owner of the shop insists that Lavern intended to steal the hankie, and presses charges. Shirley spends the evening praying to God to send help for Lavern. The man that presses charges swindles Shirley into a dinner with him where he tries to put the moves on her. Then at the jail, he decides to drop the charges, but only if Lavern admits to stealing the hankie. A very funny moment ensues, and Lavern is released.

On the funny scale i'd rate this one with 5 stars

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