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Laverne & Shirley 

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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Series cast summary:
...  Laverne DeFazio 178 episodes, 1976-1983
...  Shirley Feeney 158 episodes, 1976-1982
...  Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggman / ... 156 episodes, 1976-1983
...  Leonard 'Lenny' Kosnowski / ... 150 episodes, 1976-1983
...  Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa / ... 150 episodes, 1976-1983
...  Frank DeFazio 148 episodes, 1976-1983
...  Edna Babish / ... 97 episodes, 1976-1981
...  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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27 January 1976 (USA)  »

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Laverne & Shirley & Company  »

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Trivia

Cindy Grecco was singing in a band at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles in 1975. Composer Charles Fox, while at the amusement park with his kids, heard her voice and offered her the theme song "Making Our Dreams Come True" which became a top 20 hit and ran the length of the show. 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

Carmine Ragusa: I once met Eddie Fisher!
Shirley Feeney: Oh really? And just what was his excuse for breaking poor Debbie's heart?
Carmine Ragusa: I don't really know. I gave him the towel, he gave me the quarter and that was it!
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Connections

Referenced in The Cable Guy (1996) See more »

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Making Our Dreams Come True
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Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Music by Charles Fox
Sung by Cyndi Grecco
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Loved it as a kid...
15 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was 13 when L&S debuted, loved at and followed it faithfully until it jumped the shark when they all moved to California (didn't the same thing happen to Lucy & Ethel?)It actually was a far better show than "Happy Days" other spin-off, "Mork & Mindy", which relied solely on the admittedly generous comedic talents of Robin Williams to generate laughs (the rest of the cast may as well have come from Madam Tussaud's). This was a show where everyone had a role, a chance to stand out-except maybe for Carmine Ragusa, who was the only somewhat weak character. These weren't lily-white folks-on one show Laverne thought she was pregnant-they were working class dreamers who aspired to something better, albeit their dreams were of rich husbands. One of my favorite scenes is where Laverne & Lenny (who now reminds me of Butthead to Squiggey's Beavis) are singing "I Know the Look!" A classic, and I'm glad I had the privilege to see it the first time around!


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