A too good to be true, inexpensive vacation to "Near" Mexico, proves to be just so when the girls get a room with a wall missing. Plus many other deceptive practices foisted on them and other guests ...
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
Shirley Feeney had a New York accent for the first thirteen episodes. Gary Marshall eventually told her to drop it; that people in the midwest do not have Brooklyn accents. She was grateful that he did. See more »
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 »
Shirley Feeney, Laverne De Fazio:
[first lines in opening sequence, in the style of a jump-rope or hopscotch chant]
One, two, three, four! Five, six, seven, eight! Schlemiel! Shlimazl! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!
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The syndicated versions were called "Laverne & Shirley & Company". See more »
"Happy Days" spin-off about the two titled characters (Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams) and their total comedic and romantic misadventures as Milwaukee brewery workers in the 1950s and 1960s. The series seemed to work in spite of itself due to the likable leads and their ever-lasting love interests (scene-stealers Michael McKean and David L. Lander). The characters were silly, but had a reality to them that could not be over-looked. Adequate writing and above average direction were sufficient in keeping the show a ratings winner for a good eight years from 1976 through 1983. Still a show that has a strong following as it survives the years in relatively wide-spread syndication. 4 stars out of 5.
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