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"Laverne & Shirley" The Survival Test (1980)

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Original Air Date:
11 March 1980 (Season 5, Episode 22)
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. | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Joel Zwick 
Writing credits
Garry Marshall (created by) (as Garry K. Marshall) &
Lowell Ganz (created by) &
Mark Rothman (created by)

Al Aidekman (teleplay) &
Roger Garrett (teleplay)

Richard Gurman (story)

Produced by
David W. Duclon .... producer
Ron Leavitt .... producer
Anthony W. Marshall .... supervising producer (as Tony Marshall)
Garry Marshall .... executive producer
Gary Menteer .... supervising producer
Edward K. Milkis .... executive producer
Thomas L. Miller .... executive producer
Original Music by
Howard Pearl 
Art Direction by
Monty Elliott 
Set Decoration by
Anthony D. Nealis 
Makeup Department
Bruce Hutchinson .... makeup artist
Art Department
Louis Zamora .... labor foreman
Sound Department
Wayne O'Brien .... re-recording mixer: restoration (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Hofstein .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... lead colorist
Music Department
Charles Fox .... composer: theme music
Norman Gimbel .... lyricist: theme music
Cyndi Grecco .... singer: theme music
Chips Swanson .... music editor
Other crew
Gabrielle James .... script supervisor (as Alice James)

Series Crew
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Directed by
Cindy Williams (episode "Guitar Show")
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lowell Ganz  creator
Garry Marshall  created by (as Garry K. Marshall)
Mark Rothman  creator

Produced by
Al Aidekman .... co-producer
Robert L. Boyett .... producer
Casting by
Ronny Hallin 
Art Department
Douglas Forsmith .... property master
Erik L. Nelson .... property master (1977-1978)
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff Concialdi .... camera operator
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera
Dave Friedman .... still photographer
Henry Minski .... assistant camera
Gerald B. Wolfe .... still photographer
Other crew
David L. Lander .... original consultant
Michael McKean .... original consultant
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Additional Details

USA:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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