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Laverne & Shirley 

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The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s.
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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Penny Marshall ...  Laverne DeFazio 178 episodes, 1976-1983
Cindy Williams ...  Shirley Feeney 158 episodes, 1976-1982
David L. Lander ...  Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman / ... 156 episodes, 1976-1983
Eddie Mekka ...  Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa / ... 150 episodes, 1976-1983
Michael McKean ...  Lenny Kosnowski 149 episodes, 1976-1983
Phil Foster ...  Frank DeFazio 148 episodes, 1976-1983
Betty Garrett ...  Edna Babish / ... 97 episodes, 1976-1981
Leslie Easterbrook ...  Rhonda Lee 51 episodes, 1980-1983
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Storyline

Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney were best friends and roommates coping with dates, neighbors, and each other During the late '50s and early '60s they worked as bottlecappers for Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee. They moved to Burbank, California in 1965 to start a new life when they got replaced at the brewery by an automated bottlecapper. Written by Kate Tripper

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Shirley's middle name was Wilhemina, after her late grandmother. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits for the show, I spotted an Interstate Highway sign. The Interstate began construction in the mid-1950's, and Milwaukee wasn't added to the system until quite a bit later. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Carmine Ragusa: [singing] I know I would go from rags to riches...
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Alternate Versions

In syndication and daytime network repeats, the tag sequences were usually cut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Brady Bunch Variety Hour: Episode #1.6 (1977) See more »

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Mediocre...
3 May 2002 | by smirre44See all my reviews

I've noticed this show (and lots of others) been referenced in countless shows and movies, and I finally got a chance to watch it, as the local TV channel started airing old US sitcoms. Didn't really think it was that good, the characters aren't really delivering astounding performances, and they're at times really annoying. But, i suppose one had to grow up on a show like this to really like it. Next!


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Release Date:

27 January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Laverne & Shirley & Friends See more »

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Runtime:

(178 episodes)

Color:

Color
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