Laverne & Shirley (1976–1983)
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Here Today, Hair Tomorrow 

Carmine's fed up with L.A. and his lack of success there as an entertainer. He decides to go to New York, with financial help from friends, and try out for a role in the musical "Hair".

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Tom Trbovich

Writers:

Garry Marshall (created by) (as Garry K. Marshall), Lowell Ganz (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Penny Marshall ... Laverne DeFazio
Eddie Mekka ... Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa
Phil Foster ... Frank DeFazio
Leslie Easterbrook ... Rhonda Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Kimmel Patricia Kimmel ... Juanita
John Lansing John Lansing ... Director
Ben Powers ... Rick West
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Storyline

Rhonda and Frank suspect Carmine is about to commit suicide, seeing that he's packed all his stuff, turned off the gas, and disconnected his phone. Carmine has actually decided that he's getting nowhere fast in Hollywood and is going to New York to try his luck on Broadway in the stage play "Hair". Rhonda and Frank lend him money, as he doesn't have quite enough to get there yet. He says his goodbyes to them and goes to tell Laverne. At Laverne's apartment he tells her his news and that he's 100 dollars short of funds. Laverne tells him that she can finally afford to buy a new bed, but instead offers to loan Carmine the $100 from her bed money. Eventually he takes it and says goodbye to her too. After his arrival in New York, Carmine goes to his audition - did he make it there? Written by happipuppi13

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Comedy | Family

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1983 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title comes from the common expression: Here today, gone tomorrow. See more »

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The show is set in 1967 as Carmine is in New York City auditioning for "Hair". A street cutaway shot shows mid-70s model cars and a theater marquee for Linda Hopkins in "Me and Bessie", which premiered in Washington, DC, in 1974 and did not open in New York until 1975. See more »

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An unusual episode
26 February 2015 | by robert-blauSee all my reviews

The last episode of the series and an obvious attempt at a spin-off. Carmine goes to New York to try out for the cast of the famous rock musical "Hair", and moves in with a bunch of other aspiring actors in the process. I thought they did a great job on the production numbers from the play. I had never been a big fan/follower of the series or of Carmine, but this episode had such a "magical" quality and energy to it, that it made me wish I could have seen the spin off. Definitely one to catch if you ever have the chance. BTW, it's interesting to note that "One Day at a Time" did something comparable with the character of Schneider in its last episode a year later (sending him to Florida to take over the care of his niece and nephew after his brother died, after the departure of Ann and the girls to England).


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