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Laverne & Shirley

Laverne & Shirley


Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney are lifelong friends who live in a cramped basement apartment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are employed as bottle cappers for Shotz Brewery, along with high school acquaintances Lenny and Squiggly, two over sexed, greasy losers who happen to live upstairs in the same building as the girls. Laverne's father owns and operates the Pizza Bowl, a spot frequented by the gang and their friends. Their landlady is Mrs. Edna Babbish, a widow who later dates Laverne's father, Frank. The girls are always on the lookout for a Friday night date and a possible husband, but so far have had no luck. Shirley is in love with Carmine Ragoosa, a dancer and singer who is struggling to get into show business, but he is known to date a woman who can get him a job on the stage.

Later in the series Laverne's father got married to Mrs. Babbish and moved to California, and the girls quit their jobs and followed them to the sunshine state. They temporarily go to work as waitresses in Mr. DeFazio's new restaurant while searching for a real job. The final year of the series was minus Shirley, who got married and moved away. This pretty much spelled the end of the show.
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Episode Info

Final: 8x22 -- Here Today, Hair Tomorrow (May/10/1983)


Carmine has faced the realization that his career in California is dead and decides to head to New York and try out for a part in a Broadway show.
Cast
Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
As Laverne DeFazio
Cindy WilliamsCindy Williams
As Shirley Feeney (S01-S07)
Michael McKeanMichael McKean
As Lenny Kosnowski
David L. LanderDavid L. Lander
As Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman
Eddie MekkaEddie Mekka
As Carmine Ragusa
Phil FosterPhil Foster
As Frank DeFazio
Betty GarrettBetty Garrett
As Edna Babish DeFazio (S02-S06)
Ed MarinaroEd Marinaro
As Sonny St. Jacques (S06)
Leslie EasterbrookLeslie Easterbrook
As Rhonda Lee (S06-S08)
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Recurring Guests

Carole Ita White as Rosie Greenbaum (13 eps)
Lynne Marie Stewart as Barbara (6 eps)
Bo Kaprall as Officer Norman Hughes (6 eps)
Harry Shearer as Tidmore (5 eps)
Doris Hess as Kluger (5 eps)
Vicki Lawrence as Sgt. Alvinia T. Plout (5 eps)
Susan Barnes (1) as Miss Peters (5 eps)
William Sumper as Morry (5 eps)
Norman Bartold as Mr. Hildebrand (4 eps)
Wayne Powers as Gus (4 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: January 27, 1976
Ended: May 10, 1983
Themes
   
Akas
• Laverne & Shirley & Company (syndicated title)
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