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.



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Bo Kaprall ...
Mickey Deems ...
Capt. Schmidt


Officer Norman Hughes of the MPD (and Laverne's boyfriend) has developed a new pilot program for women, LAMP: Ladies' Auxiliary Milwaukee Police. Norman is so gung-ho for the athletic Laverne to be a LAMP...but not delicate Shirley. Norman is proud of his group of hearty volunteers. At the training session to teach volunteers to run an obstacle course within 40 seconds, Norman's misogynist Chief thinks Shirley is typical of his "dame" recruits, who are better suited to barefoot and pregnant than police. Incensed, Laverne rubs her "L" in the Chief's face, and with seconds to spare. But, everyone knows there will be no peace for Laverne until Shirley gets a chance to try...and that means Laverne will have to help her. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Comedy | Family





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28 February 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The box of Wheaties cereal that Laverne got out of the cupboards had Bruce Jenner on it. See more »


Capt. Schmidt: I told you this was a bad idea, Schmidt, dames should stay barefoot and pregnant.
Laverne DeFazio: Barefoot and pregnant huh?
[hands him hers and Shirley's purses]
Laverne DeFazio: I'll show you barefoot and pregnant!
[runs the entire obstacle course in 37 seconds]
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References Son of Flubber (1963) See more »

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